MediaLink Screens 'Yes, No, or Maybe?,' Marudase Kintarō BL Anime in Hong Kong
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited began streaming a Chinese-subtitled trailer for the anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes, No, or Maybe? (Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka) boys-love light novel series last week. MediaLink will screen the film as well as the anime of Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga in a double feature "soon."
The double feature premiered in screenings around Japan as part of the BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- on December 11.
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.