Sasaki and Miyano Manga Creator and Director On Crafting the Ideal “Boy’s Life” Series

Sasaki and Miyano is a “boy’s life” series about two high school boys falling in love within their everyday lives. The series has earned high praise since its web manga serialization days, and now it has become an anime. ANN spoke to manga creator Shō Harusono and anime director Shinji Ishihara on how they crafted … Read more

Episode 11 – Sasaki and Miyano

Alright team, we’ve made it. After 10 weeks of hemming, hawing, double-guessing, triple-guessing, more hemming, a teaspoon of hawing, and a dash of wheel-spinning for flavor, Miyano’s finally here. He’s figured out that yes, he likes Sasaki, like likes him even, and he does in fact want to go out with him. Sasaki’s even done … Read more

Episode 10 – Sasaki and Miyano

After weeks of heavy emotions and angst, it’s about time this show gave us an uncomplicated, indulgent bit of romance to cleanse the palate. And while some aspects of this episode left me a bit wanting, I’m happy to report that regardless of our main couple not technically being an item yet, we get a … Read more

Episode 9 – Sasaki and Miyano

I’ve mentioned a couple of times now that I’m not a fan of Sasaki’s more possessive attitude the last few weeks. That’s not because I think romances need to be squeaky clean, or that characters must be morally unimpeachable to be good – lord knows I love Scum’s Wish and you can count the number … Read more

Episode 8 – Sasaki and Miyano

Having at last made peace with the fact that’s he’s attracted to guys, and unwittingly reaching a certain level of comfort with his appearance, it’s time for the next step on Miyano’s timid trek towards romance: admitting to himself that he wants to date Sasaki. Now that might sound like an easy hurdle to clear … Read more

Episode 7 – Sasaki and Miyano

One of the most vital things to develop in life is a perspective, which means it’s also one of the hardest to get. That’s especially true as a teenager, where you’re just dipping your toes into the world outside of your childhood bubble. In hindsight, all the drama and emotions and general weirdness of high … Read more