If you’re amused by the intrigues and gossip about young actors all over the Asian entertainment scene having a go at it (sex!), then you’ll be having fun watching this anime/movie Dakaichi: I’m Being Harassed by the Sexiest Man of the Year.
Dakaichi: I’m Being Harassed By the Sexiest Man of the Year (抱かれたい男1位に脅されています。) is a Japanese manga series by Hashigo Sakurabi. It is serialized in the yaoi monthly magazine Magazine Be × Boy since July 2013 and has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes. An anime television series (13 episodes) adaptation by CloverWorks aired from October 5 to December 28, 2018. An anime film adaptation of the manga’s Spain Arc premiered in October 2021.
Takato Saijō, an actor since childhood, has been recognized as the “sexiest man of the year” in the entertainment industry for five consecutive years. However, his first-place position has been usurped by Junta Azumaya, a young newcomer actor. While Takato sees Junta as a rival, on the other hand, Junta admires Takato greatly and is in love with him.
I have not seen the movie yet, but I’m happy with the 13 episodes of the anime series. From the point of view of an outsider, the showbiz industry anywhere (Hollywood, Europe, or Asia) offers something deliciously wicked in terms of scandal and gossip.
In Dakaichi, Saijo is an actor with a propensity for being ‘vain’ and an obsession with magazine rankings. In the latest entertainment issue, he was dropped to 2nd place, which made him quite angry. Enter a younger guy who looks great, and has a confidence that radiates from within – he’s Azumaya. He’s the guy who dethroned our vain hero, Saijo.
While Saijo treats Azumaya with hostility and suspicion, Azumaya offers nothing but kindness and warmth. But there’s a catch. Azumaya is secretly obsessed with Saijo and is always horny just seeing the more established actor.
Their chance encounters are always dictated by the younger Azumaya, who always finds opportunities to have sex with Saijo. But there is more to the anime than that. The back stories of the actors are as interesting. If you’re familiar with Junjou Romantica, then you will feel some of its vibes.
An old-timer BL fan way back in 2007. I started out loving BL after watching the Takumi-kun series from Japan, went on collecting BL manga, and watched old BL anime such as Junjou Romantica and the likes. Love of Siam allow me to transition into Thai, while Amphetamine gave me glimpses of Taiwanese BL magic. I love to write reviews and I’m one of the administrators of Psycho Weird.