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Neofilms Opens Twittering Birds Never Fly Anime Film in Hong Kong on July 23

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st film of 3 planned 60 minute films opened in Japan on February 15

Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced on Monday that it will open Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather, the anime film of Kou Yoneda's boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai), in Hong Kong on July 23.

The film opened in Japan on February 15. It ranked at #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend. The anime will have three 60 minute films, with the second film titled Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai - The Storm Breaks.

The film stars Tarusuke Shingaki as Yashiro and Wataru Hatano as Doumeki (both are reprising the roles from earlier drama CDs).

Digital Manga Publishing publishes the Twittering Birds Never Fly manga in English, and it describes the story:

The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn't the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his "hands-off" policy with subordinates. As Yashiro's invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm's length.

Fuji TV's new Blue Lynx boys-love anime label produced the film as its first project.

Kaori Makita (Yuri!!! on Ice, Banana Fish episode director) directed the film at GRIZZLY (Yarichin Bitch-bu). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Mob Psycho 100 II) penned the script. The piano trio band H ZETTRIO composed the music. Omoinotake performed the theme song "Moratorium."

The manga runs in Taiyoh Tosho's Hertz and ihr HertZ magazines.

Source: Neofilms' Facebook page

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