'Sasaki and Miyano' releases key and character visuals for stage play in July 2022
Performances will run from July 23 to 31, 2022 at the THEATRE1010 in Tokyo.
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 03, 2022 at 11:45 PHT
Official channels have released promotions for the upcoming stage play of boys' love (BL) series Sasaki and Miyano.
Below is the key visual featuring the titular couple. Shūmei Sasaki is played by actor Shuji Kikuchi while Yoshikazu Miyano is played by Ryohei Takenaka.
The second set of character visuals below features the supporting cast.
Kandai Ueda as Taiga Hirano
Bishin Kawasumi as Jirō Ogasawara
Kento Kitamura as Masato Hanzawa
Kaisei Abe as Tasuku Kuresawa
Ryūjirō Izaki as Gonsaburō Tashiro
Performances will run from July 23 to 31, 2022 at the THEATRE1010 in Tokyo. Tickets are available for pre-order on the official website as well as on Eplus.
Original work: Shō Harusono's "Sasaki and Miyano" (serialized on Kadokawa's MFC Gene Pixiv Series)
Script and performance: Naohiro Ise
Organizer/Planner: "Sasaki and Miyano Stage" Production Committee
Production: BANDAI NAMCO Music Live/Office ENDLESS
Supervision and cooperation: TV anime "Sasaki and Miyano" Production Committee
About Sasaki and Miyano
Sasaki and Miyano (Japanese: 佐々木と宮野, Romaji: Sasaki to Miyano) is a Japanese manga series by Shō Harusono, serialized online via pixiv Comic website since 2016.
A two-volume novel adaptation by Kotoko Hachijō was published by Media Factory 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.
An anime television series adaptation by Studio Deen aired from January to March 2022.
Yoshikazu Miyano's troubles first start one hot summer day when Shuumei Sasaki steps into his life. Sasaki saves Miyano's classmate from a group of bullies, and after that, Miyano cannot seem to shake off his eccentric upperclassman. His silent admiration for Sasaki gradually sours into annoyance each time the so-called delinquent refuses to leave him alone. Constantly being called by cute nicknames and having his boundaries ignored, Miyano wonders why Sasaki wants to get close to him.
The shy and easily flustered Miyano harbors an embarrassing secret—he is a "fudanshi," a boy who likes boys' love (BL) manga. The last thing he wants is for other students to find out, but through a slip of the tongue, he reveals the truth to Sasaki. Intrigued, the clueless Sasaki asks to borrow a book to read, which he is given very reluctantly. To Miyano's surprise, Sasaki enjoys the BL that he receives and asks for more, marking a shift in their strange dynamic.
Although Sasaki appears to possess some personal agenda, his feelings for Miyano become complicated the more time they spend together. As they now share a common interest, their relationship is poised to change and further develop. (from MyAnimeList)
Source: Sasaki and Miyano stage official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.