Yusuke Shirai, star of Sōma Saitō in the anime series based on the manga by Shō Harusono
The official website for the anime adaptation of Shō Harusono’s manga is Sasaki to Miyano began streaming a teaser video for the anime on Sunday. The video reveals the January 2022 premiere of the anime.
All cast members reprize their roles from the manga’s previous TV series CDs, and include:
Yusuke Shirai as Shūmei Sasaki
Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano
Yūki Ono as Jirō Ogasawara
Yūma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa
Ryohei Arai as Tasuku Kuresawa
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonsaburō Tashiro
Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Talentless Nana) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Takahiro Ueno is the assistant director. Yoshiko Nakamura (Super Lovers, Shōnen Maid, Tada Never Falls in Love) is writing the series. Maki Fujii (I ‘m Always Liked You, The Moment You Fall in Love, Our love is always far away from 10 cm. is designing the characters.
Yen Press licensed the manga and it describes the story:
It all starts off like a typical old school boy’s love story – the bad class president meets an adorable clumsy underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But even though Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys love expert, he still hasn’t fully realized… he himself is in love. That means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happy forever…!
Harusono launched the manga on the pixiv website in 2016. Kadokawa published the manga’s seventh volume in November 2020. Kotoko Hachijō penned a novel adaptation to be published in March 2020. The spin-off manga series Hirano to Kagiura’s two side characters debuted in 2019 and ran in Kadokawa with Monthly Comic Gene. That spinoff manga in turn inspired its own novel.