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BL (Boys Life) Manga Sasaki and Miyano Gets Anime (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yen Press licensed Shō Harusono's manga about high school students

The 39th chapter of Shō Harusono's Sasaki and Miyano revealed on Friday that the manga is inspiring an anime. The next issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene will provide more information on December 13.

Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

It all started like a typical old-school boys' love plotline—bad-boy senior meets adorably awkward underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But although Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys' love expert, he hasn't quite realized…he's in one himself. Which means it's up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happily ever after…!

Harusono launched the manga in the pixiv website in 2016. Kadokawa published the manga's sixth volume on March 26, and it will publish the seventh volume on November 27. It has inspired a novel by Kotoko Hachijō. The original manga spawned the Hirano to Kagiura spinoff manga about two side characters that runs in Monthly Comic Gene, but is currently on hiatus. (The same Sasaki and Miyano chapter that revealed the anime also revealed that the spinoff manga will resume in January.) That spinoff manga has in turn inspired its own novel.

Source: Sasaki and Miyano chapter 39

Update: The publishers categorize the manga as "BL," and note that the BL stands for "Boys Life" (everyday life of high school boys). Harusono added in a Tweet that the term invokes a combination of BL (in the usual definition of "Boys Love") and nichijō ("daily life" or "slice of life"). Thanks, fencer_x and musouka.

Update 2: Updated story introduction by Yen Press added. Thanks, MCAL and fencer_x.

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