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Crunchyroll Adds 'Yes, No, or Maybe?' Boys-Love Anime to Catalog

posted on by Alex Mateo
Anime begins streaming on Wednesday

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes, No, or Maybe? (Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka) boys-love light novel series on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EST worldwide except Asia and German-speaking Europe.

The anime premiered in screenings around Japan as part of the BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- on December 11. The anime screened with the anime of Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga.

Atsushi Abe and Yoshihisa Kawahara reprise their roles from the drama CD adaptation of the novels as Kei Kunieda and Ushio Tsuzuki, respectively.

Masahiro Takata (Super Seisyun Brothers director, scriptwriter) directed the film at Lesprit. Ayano Ōwada (Black Butler: Book of Circus episode animation director) was in charge of character design, and Haruko Nobori (The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods) handled the color design. Natsuko Tosugi (Isekai Quartet) and Rika Miyamoto (Smile Pretty Cure!) were the art directors, and Koichi Yokomakura was the cinematographer. Tomoki Hasegawa (NANA) composed the music. Nobuyuki Abe (Kemono Friends) was the sound director.

The Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka novels' story follows Kei Kunieda, a young and popular TV announcer who maintains a perfect facade in his professional life, but privately curses everyone around him as incompetent fools. However, a certain circumstance allows animation writer Ushio Tsuzuki to discover Kei's more acerbic side.

Ichiho launched the novel series with illustrations by Takemiya in November 2014, and Shinshokan published the series' third volume in 2016. The series' first "OFF AIR" spinoff volume debuted in August 2017, and the second debuted in October 2019. Seven Seas licensed the light novel series, and it released the first volume in English on November 3.

Source: Crunchyroll

Update: Added information on light novels' English license.

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