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Incoming! More Boys’ Love (BL) Adaptations for the Year 2020!

Greetings from futekiya! Last month, we listed all the upcoming BL anime/movie adaptations announced for this year 2020. Hoping for more BL action? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered as we present another list of BL adaptations rolling in this year. Check it out!

Live-Action BL Drama Adaptation

Life Senjou no Bokura

Release Date: June 19, 2020

First up on our list, the live-action drama adaptation of Miya Tokokura’s best work Life no Senjou no Bokura is sure to touch our hearts. The story starts with a single-player game, “The White Line Game,” which brought together two high school boys: the serious-laced Ito and the childish Nishi on their way home from school. Since then, the two of them rendezvous on the white line until a frustrated Ito suddenly kisses Nishi. The series will cover their days back at high school, college up to the road of adulthood, recounting the lives of two young men with an enduring love even against changing realities. Directed by Ninomiya Takashi and starring Shirasu Jin and Raiku, this adaptation is one to watch out for.

 

BL Anime Adaptations

Kyojinzoku no Hanayome (The Titan’s Bride)

Release Date: 2020 (TBA)

It seems that sometimes things do come in different sizes as Suiseisha Publishing announced an upcoming anime adaptation to one of ITKZ (Itokazu)’s famous works, Kyojinzoku no Hanayome (The Titan’s Bride). Said work was promoted as “the largest-scale coupling in the BL history,” which in itself is something unique as far as BL plots go. It presents Kouichi Mizuki, fresh from high school, who was looking forward to a better future, but a moment of pleasure gone amiss summons him to the world of Eustil, where people the size of giants or “Titans” lived. Prince Caius, the Titan prince of the country of Tildant and the one who summoned Kouichi, wishes to bring the human back home and make Kouichi his bride and give birth to his children. Thus, begins Kouichi’s days of being a human ‘dwarf’ amongst the sea of giants and nights of pleasure as a Titan’s bride.

 

Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Storm Breaks

Release Date: 2020 (TBA)

Blue Lynx is back again with an anime movie adaptation of Kou Yaneda’s Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai series. The Storm Breaks, the second chapter of the series is said to be already in the works and will continue to branch out the plot of the previous installment, The Clouds Gather. The said movie will flesh out more of the characters’ relationships with one another. Scene visuals released for its promotional announcement featured Yashiro and Kageyama having a conversation back from their school days. It seems to be a trip down on memory lane for this second chapter.

 

Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: Don’t Stay Gold

Blue Lynx also gave another green light to an original anime disc adaptation (OAD) for the Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai series, Don’t Stay Gold, which will focus more on the encounter between the reserved Kageyama Kanji and the volatile Eishin Kuga. Said OAD will be bundled with the release of the special edition of the manga’s seventh volume, which will be a huge treat for BL fans out there.

 

Marudase Kintaro

Release Date: Winter 2020

BL FES!!2020 -Boys Love Festival!!- also announced the short anime adaptation of Naomi Guren’s BL manga Marudase Kintaro. The story centers around the young and cute Makoto, whose grandfather is a principal of the prestigious Onodera Academy. Due to his grandfather’s very troublesome and ridiculous last will, Makoto has become the target for seduction and sexual harassment by all the faculty members in the school who wish to gain the position of Principal. Desperate to protect his virginity, Makoto enlists the help of his childhood friend Kintaro whom he always had feelings for. Will Kintaro be able to help him in ways more than one?

 

Hikari~Be my Light

Release Date: 2020

Looking for something short yet wholesome? You might want to check out animator and illustrator zdjy’s original animation, Hikari~Be my Light. The story features an office worker suffering from depression and a university student who meet at the train station by chance. Will the said university student be the light this office worker needs in his life?

 

Any more BL adaptations slated for 2020 that you think we missed? Let us know on our Twitter account!

 

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