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: 7.391 (scored by 1517715,177 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3587
Members: 39,534
Favorites: 334

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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 14, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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