Sasaki to Miyano is a 12-episode slice-of-life/coming-of-age Japanese BL anime. It is one of 2022’s most anticipated animations. Suppose you’re looking for something light and bubbly, a bit generic, and not pretending to be a sophisticated piece of ‘art’. In that case, Sasaki to Miyano will keep you entertained (and satisfied) to a large extent. A new movie is slated for February 17, 2023.

Sasaki to Miyano: New Movie

Kadokawa and major Japanese entertainment portals announced the upcoming release of “Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation”, a movie on February 17, 2023. The Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation Movie (Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyou-hen) premiere date will be next year, during the Winter 2023 anime season. As such, this is an exclusively Japanese release. We’ll update you if there will be subs and when the movie will be released internationally.

Sasaki and Miyano (佐々木と宮野) is a Japanese manga series by Shō Harusono. Media Factory published a two-volume novel adaptation by Kotoko Hachijō from October 2018 to March 2020. A spin-off manga by Harusono titled Hirano and Kagiura (平野と鍵浦) has been serialized in Media Factory’s shōjo manga magazine Monthly Comic Gene since March 2019.

The manga got an anime television series adaptation by Studio Deen. It aired from January to March 2022. Also, an anime film is set to premiere in Japan in 2023.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkDg4k69JD4
Sasaki and Miyano – Official Trailer #2 | FilmCon

Synopsis

Miyano witnesses a fight between Kuresawa, his classmate and friend, and several other students. Too afraid to step in, he calls for help over his phone, when Sasaki, a second year student, steps in to dissolve the quarrel. A new bond is formed when Sasaki meets Miyano again a few months later, and he becomes especially interested in Miyano’s hobby: Boy’s Love manga. Though Sasaki has no idea what seme, uke, or moe means, he is eager to read more in order to get closer with his underclassman.

Sasaki and Miyano Wiki

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sasaki to Miyano continues the tradition set by Junjou Romantica and The World’s Greatest First Love in featuring what appears to be ‘ordinary’ characters having uneventful lives – until a romantic revelation. The senpai (先輩, “senior”) and kōhai (後輩, “junior”) dynamics are explored to bring forth romance – what started out with the senpai requesting to read BL manga advances into a relationship based on dependency. Miyano initially felt annoyed by the unwanted attention, but it turned out there is more to Sasaki’s invasion of personal space than meets the eye. Hilarious and embarrassing situations abound making the series entertaining, which is one of the anime’s biggest attractions.

Traditionally for Japanese anime, there is an upcoming movie for this. But I love the series already.

You may also like The Stranger by the Beach, another Japanese BL anime!