Short PV Trailer & Visual Released for Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation & Hirano and Kagiura Films

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© 2022 Shou Harusono/​KADOKAWA/​Sasaki and Miyano Partners

A short 15-second PV trailer has been released for the Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation anime film. The short trailer also briefly teases the Hirano and Kagiura spinoff short film, which also released a new visual featuring the titular characters. Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation is scheduled to premiere in Japan on February 17, 2023. 

Japanese funk rock band Miracle Chimpanzee is singing the anime film’s main theme song “MARCH.”

Like the anime series, the film’s production staff includes Shinji Ishihira as director, Takahiro Ueno as assistant director, Yoshiko Nakamura as the film’s screenwriter, Maki Fuujī as character designer, Masaki Mayuzumi as art director, Imazato Katsuragi as color designer, Daisuke Horino (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z) as photography director, and Kana Shibue (Devils’ Line) as music composer. Studio Deen is in charge of the animation production for the film.

The main voice cast includes Yuusuke Shirai as Shomei Sasaki, Souma Saitou as Yoshikazu Miyano, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano, Yuuki Ono as Jiro Okasawara, Yuuma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa, Ryouhei Arai as Tasuke Kuresawa, Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonzaburo Tashiro, and Nobunaga Shimzaki as Akira Kagiura.

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© 2022 春園ショウ/​KADOKAWA/​映画「佐々木と宮野」​製作委員会

The Sasaki and Miyano manga series by Shou Harusono began on February 26, 2016 and has released nine tankoubon volumes as of July 2022. The manga is currently serialized on the pixiv comic website and is published under the MFC Gene Pixiv Series imprint. In addition to the Hirano and Kagiura spinoff series, the manga has also inspired two light novels and a drama CD. 

The anime series ran from January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022 for 12 episodes. A sequel was announced after the airing of the final episode. The series was streamed on Funimation, before being moved to Crunchyroll. 

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© 2022 Shou Harusono/​KADOKAWA/​Sasaki and Miyano Partners

Yen Press releases both manga series in English for North America and describes the BL romance 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 Official Anime Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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