The anime adaptation of Shō Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano manga series is set for a 2022 release. Staff and cast details, as well as a teaser visual featuring the titular protagonists, were released.
The staff includes Shinji Ishihira (Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table) as director, Takahiro Ueno (Fairy Gone episode director) as assistant director, Yoshiko Nakamura (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) as series composer, and Maki Fujī (Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart) as character designer. Studio Deen is in charge of the animation production.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Yūsuke Shirai as Shōmei Sasaki, Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano, Yūki Ono as Jirō Okasawara, Yūma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa, Ryōhei Arai as Tasuke Kuresawa, and Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonzaburō Tashiro.
The Sasaki and Miyano manga began in 2016 and has seven tankōbon volumes as of November 2020. It also inspired a spin-off manga featuring side characters Taiga and Akira Kagiura, two light novels, and a drama CD.
Yen Press, which publishes the English version of the manga, describes the story as:
It all started like a typical old-school boys’ love plotline—bad-boy senior meets adorably awkward underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But although Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys’ love expert, he hasn’t quite realized…he’s in one himself. Which means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happily ever after…!
Source: Sasaki and Miyano website