Anime Movies Yes, No or Maybe Half

Yes, No, or Maybe Half? Anime Film to Screen at BL FES

The Shonen Ai genre or the boy love genre features a romantic relationship between two or more males. It captures the stories of same-sex relationships.

Animes like Love Stage!!, Junjou Romantica, and Given are popular titles within this genre.

While many titles don’t specifically fall into the boy love genre, they have certain elements of it. Black Butler series was originally intended to be a boy love manga, but the author was asked to change it.

A trailer for the anime film adaptation of Michi Ichiho’s boy love novel Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka was released on the BL FES youtube channel on August 9, 2020.

【120秒予告編】劇場アニメ「イエスかノーか半分か」"Yes, No, or Maybe?" 特報②【BL FES!!】【2020年12月11日公開】
Yes, No, or Maybe Half? Trailer

A tweet by the official Boys Love Festival Twitter account confirmed that the anime film adaptation would screen in select Japanese theatres in December 2020. The tweet also revealed a key visual for the film featuring its protagonists.

 Theater animation “Yes or no or half?” Confetti ball Animation version key visual released Confetti ball #BLFES2020 #Yes No Anime ↓ BL FES!! Official HP ↓ https://blfes.comEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate

The anime project for Yes, No, or Maybe Half? was announced back in October 2019. The staff working on the project include:

Director/ScreenplayMasahiro Takata
Character designAyano Owada
Art directorNatsuko Tosugi, Rika Miyamoto
Color designNobori Haruko Photography director: Koichi Yokomakura
MusicTomoki Hasegawa
Acoustic directorNobuyuki Abe

The Cast

Voice ActorsCharacter
Atsushi AbeKei Kunieda
Yoshihisa KawaharaUshio Tsuzuki

Atsushi Abe has previously worked on popular titles like Another, Bakuman, and Initial D: Final Stage. He is currently voicing Inojin Yamanaka in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Yoshihisa Kawahara has worked on projects like Baki, Fairy Tail, Gants, and One Piece.

“Sekai to Kakurenbo” (Hide-and-seek with the World), performed by the announced cast, has been listed as the theme song for the film. A short film adaptation of Naomi Guren’s Marudase Kintaro will also be screened at BL FES.

About Yes, No, or Maybe Half?

Yes, No, or Maybe Half? is a boys love light novel by Michi Ichiho. The novel began publishing from November 8, 2014 and concluded with its third volume on June 20 2016.

Yes, No, or Maybe Half? Anime film to screen
Yes, No or Maybe Half? | Source: Fandom

The story revolves around Kunieda Kei, a popular TV announcer. To the outside world, he seems like a cool and flawlessly professional.

But on the inside, he’s extremely brash and hot-tempered. One day the unthinkable happens.

Tsuzuki Ushio, a stop-motion animator from work, sees him at the grocery store with his real personality. This leads to Kei navigating through this new relationship, one where both his personalities might be loved.

Source: Twitter

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