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: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: GRIZZLY
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, YaoiYaoi
Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.651 (scored by 20492,049 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Doumeki Chikara comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.

(Source: Juné)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Makita, Kaori
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Seko, Hiroshi
Yoneda, Kou
Original Creator


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"Moratorium (モラトリアム)" by Omoinotake

Sep 11, 2020
DesiSkorm (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 10, 2020
whither (All reviews)
• 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 read more
Sep 13, 2020
H4nss0n (All reviews)
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, read more
Sep 14, 2020
frozenpancake (All reviews)
Look, I don't want to be that asshole who says "the manga was better" but in this case, use that previous statement as a fair warning if you're even remotely interested in watching Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: the Clouds Gather. Because man, the awful production value alone is enough for me to tell you to just skip this movie and read the manga.

Animation 2/10

Going right into this review, let's start off with the weakest aspect to Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: its sloppy animation. Now usually, I'm not picky of art in anime-- yet for this movie, I simply could not turn a blind eye to read more

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HYPE?! *Teaser PV included
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