Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather

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Synonyms: Twittering Birds Never Fly
Japanese: 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない The clouds gather


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: 7.411 (scored by 1340513,405 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3456
Members: 35,399
Favorites: 298

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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
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Seko, Hiroshi


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Sep 11, 2020
I feel like it's my duty to write a review on this anime, since I'm a huge fan of the manga.

Ever since I heard we were getting an anime adaptation, I was both hyped and very afraid, because it can always go both ways and I didn't want to see something I hold so dear be destroyed. Thankfully, that wasn't the case and I ended up enjoying the anime quite a lot. A lot of details, of course, will remain in the manga alone, since they will need to make at least a 12 episode anime to cover everything, but they actually managed to find ...
Sep 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I don’t think i’m the target audience for this anime. I haven’t read the manga and even though I enjoy some shounen ai or yaoi, It’s not because I fetishize homosexuals or particularly enjoy watching them get off (something i’ve noticed that a lot of women do, in the same way a lot of men fetishize lebians). There are just some unique stories that BL animes/mangas are more likely to tell, and I'm at the point in my manga/anime watching “career” where I'm hungry for literally anything unique.

The story:
I’m happy to say that this anime comes through very well. It’s not just senseless fanservice, ...
Sep 10, 2020
• Story 8/10
One of the best BLs I've seen - very well-paced character-centered drama. This movie adapts the first 8 chapters of the manga quite faithfully. There are only some minor differences in scenes.
Delving into some characters' pasts involves uncovering sexual assault and trauma. If you are uncomfortable with that or depictions of sadomasochism, this is not the movie for you.
The story also explores loneliness, unrequited love, and slowly blooming affection really touchingly. While physical relations progress immediately, it's development of emotional ties that is the heart of the plot.

• Art 9/10
Very high quality. The characters looked beautiful - their facial expressions, the way ...

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