Kodoani.com – Anime Tokyo has started broadcasting trailers for yaoi anime videos “Shin Yaranai ka (OVA),” adapted from Junichi Yamakawa’s “Kuso Miso Technique” manga on Thursday. The anime will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1.
The story begins with Masaki Michishita, an ordinary preparatory student, suddenly rushing into the bathroom in the park one day. Despite his haste, the guy still noticed Takakazu Abe, an extremely handsome auto mechanic sitting on a bench. The two exchanged looks and after Abe asked “Yaranai ka” (Shall we do it?), they began an interesting encounter. The anime will expand upon the one-shot manga and incorporate elements from Yamakawa’s other works, as well as the author’s own unique story elements.
Studio Kingyoiro’s Pierre Itō will direct the anime. “Ikansoku” is writing the script and Taiten Kawakami is collaborating on the script. Studio Leo and Anime Tokyo, LLC are producing the anime. Bungaku Itō and Cyzo are credited for collaborating on the original work.
“Yoshirō Sasaki” will voice Takakazu Abe in the anime, and Sorate (“who just graduated from high school”) will voice Masaki Michishita. Pierre Itō personally discovered the manga on the online forum Futaba Channel during his middle school years, and later created and posted an unofficial live-action fan video to YouTube with the pen nickname “Yoshirō Sasaki.”
Anime Tokyo is producing moderate length anime videos for all ages. The staff began producing the animation last May.
The anime’s crowdfunding campaign surpassed 8,000,000 yen (about US$57,300) in May 2023, raising a total of 8,680,500 yen (about US$62,200). Up to that point, the staff had withdrawn some funds so the official total did not reach the set target, but they announced that the anime was still continuing. Yamakawa published the original one-shot manga in the second issue of BaraComi, a special spin-off manga of the gay magazine Barazoku, in 1987. In the early 2000s, the manga’s “Yaranai ka” line became a popular meme on the Internet.