The Sasaki and Miyano finale delivers everything fans asked for…and more.
Kodoani.com – The following has spoilers for Sasaki and Miyano, Episode 12“Just Beginning”
After 12 episodes, and a lot of inner struggles and character growth, the moment has finally come, where Sasaki and Miyano are now officially a real couple. Of course, that should be the logical end to this romance and the series as a whole, but for audiences yearning for something more, the series also made the announcement of a new anime series, showing that there’s always more space for some sweet and healthy BL stuff.
The final episode showed Miyano struggling to properly confess to Sasaki, though not for lack of effort. Meanwhile, Sasaki was probably on the verge of not being able to control his emotions and actions, so he tried to stay away from Miyano to avoid overstepping his boundaries. Sasaki’s thoughts reinforce why he is actually one of the most romantic people in BL, actively thinking about consent and feeling guilty for not asking first. Fans may have noticed that Sasaki also asked Miyano to agree as he later hugged and kissed Miyano, and asked back to make sure Miyano was really okay with that. It’s rare to see someone taking consent seriously in anime, and contrary to some claims, the event doesn’t spoil the mood or romance in the slightest.
In the end, with the help of almost everyone, including Hirano’s creative deception, Hanzawa’s encouragement, and Kuresawa’s good memory, Miyano was able to catch up with Sasaki and make a proper confession. Unlike his previous hesitations, Miyano’s confession was simple. Miyano clearly said that he liked Sasaki, and this time, it was Sasaki who was shocked and in tears after hearing the answer he had been craving all this time. After Sasaki had supported Miyano for so long and helped him gain confidence, it was now Miyano’s turn to give Sasaki the confidence she needed to eventually become a couple.
The callbacks in the confession scene are some great introductions to the series’ attention to detail. For example, cold hands touching each other is a call back to Episode 8, where Miyano notices that Sasaki’s hands get cold when he’s nervous. The fact that both Miyano and Sasaki’s hands are cold, shows how nervous they both feel at the moment, very sweet and innocent. Sasaki’s official request to become a couple is also a call back to Episode 1, where he half jokingly asks Miyano to date, showing that the emotional journey the two have gone through throughout the anime has gone. into the circle.
True to form, Miyano officially asked Sasaki to be his boyfriend, just so he could avoid BL’s clichés of confessing but not becoming a couple. This is actually a great detail, emphasizing how much Miyano’s thought process was influenced by BL, and it might have made him more hesitant to confess in the first place. It’s also quite shocking that Miyano and Sasaki don’t have each other’s numbers, but this may reflect their high comfort level with each other because their face-to-face interactions are so engaging that they forget to ask each other. phone numbers.
But the best part of the episode is that fans get two kisses to make up for the two near-kiss in previous episodes. Though both kisses were unsatisfactory in terms of how they were framed and how long. This is why it is great news that Sasaki and Miyano announced at the end of the movie that a new anime series has been green-lit.
Since the current series ended in Chapter 31 of the manga, and already has 42 chapters, there is enough content for several OVAs. In addition, the very popular spin-off Hirano and Kagiura are also good candidates for an anime adaptation, although the story may be a little early in the season. Whatever it will be, it would be nice to spend more time with this group of amazing and hilarious characters in this cozy casual story.