Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather

Twittering Birds Never Fly

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Japanese: 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない The clouds gather
English: Twittering Birds Never Fly
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 15, 2020
Producers: Blue Lynx
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: GRIZZLY
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, EroticaErotica
Theme: Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.401 (scored by 1448414,484 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3519
Members: 37,802
Favorites: 324

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Yashiro, the ruthlessly efficient leader of the yakuza group Shinsekai, is also a brazen sexual deviant and masochist. Having been hurt by the only person he had ever fallen in love with, he now engages in strictly physical relationships.

One day, Yashiro's superior assigns Chikara Doumeki, a recently released prisoner, to the role of Yashiro's new bodyguard. The stoic and observant Doumeki is also clumsy and impotent, much to Yashiro's dismay. Although Yashiro has a personal policy to not get involved with his subordinates, he finds himself strangely drawn to Doumeki, who keeps denying his advances. Despite his refusals, Doumeki finds Yashiro beautiful and wishes to stay by his side, yet he knows that he will never be able to satisfy his boss. As the two grow closer, their complicated pasts slowly begin to reveal themselves. Will their histories get in the way of their emergent feelings?

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Ootsuka, Manabu
Makita, Kaori
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Koizumi, Kisuke
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Seko, Hiroshi


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Jun 14, 2022
I would give it a higher score if this is an original story, but we all know this is based on the manga which has already provided one of the best stories and art work. I think some of the important details about the characters' deep psychological activities are missed. One of the reasons the manga is so good, for me personally, is that it touches the most subtle level of the characters' struggles and pain, using the best drawings. instead of showing these details, the animation gives too much time for less important parts of the story.
Overall, it is still a good movie. ...
Oct 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The Mixed feelings and the 7 stars out of 10 is not because of anything the anime does wrong or any problems in the story or characters it's because of what was needed to be shown. what the story is about and what the characters are going through and went through.
This anime will not be everyone's cup of tea and does deal with mature things. I was surprised by how much they could actually animate.
The characters are strong and it's not your shojo yakuza trope you find in mangas.

Both the MCs are one of the movie's strong points and are very interesting and straight ...
Mar 19, 2021
I read the manga a long time ago when I was still a teenager that loved yaoi and shounen-ai manga. Since I was still in the closet I didn't know better, almost every story seemed at least decent. When I saw this title getting adapted I was really excited and it made me feel kinda nostalgic.
But after watching this movie I can admit that everything I loved about this manga/anime was because I was just a stupid teen.

It's basically a porn. There are some cool moments, where characters have interesting interactions, however almost every scene ends with a blowjob, so I don't really know ...

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