Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka


Yes, No, or Maybe?

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Synonyms: Yes, No, or Maybe Half?
Japanese: イエスかノーか半分か
English: Yes, No, or Maybe?
German: Yes, No, or Maybe?
Spanish: Yes, No, or Maybe?
French: Yes, No, or Maybe?
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 11, 2020
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lesprit
Source: Light novel
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 53 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.081 (scored by 2611526,115 users)
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Ranked: #38062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2926
Members: 54,954
Favorites: 270

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Synopsis

Kei Kunieda is a newscaster who strictly maintains an amiable and kind persona while at work. Although he smiles on the outside, he covertly curses at others to his heart's content. His everyday life is smooth, even if he keeps half of himself hidden at all times, but that changes when he meets Ushio Tsuzuki, an independent stop-motion animator.

Soon, Kei finds himself caught in a lie borne from his two personas meeting Ushio under different conditions, with the other man unaware they are the very same person. As feelings begin to blossom between them, Kei cannot be sure if Ushio will love both sides of him—or only just half.

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Takata, Masahiro
Director, Screenplay
Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Abe, Atsushi
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Kawahara, Yoshihisa
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"Sekai to Kakurenbo (世界とかくれんぼ)" by Kei Kunieda (Atsushi Abe) & Ushio Tsuzuki (Yoshihisa Kawahara)




Reviews

Jan 27, 2021
I had high hopes for Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka, but it fell victim to a few stereotypical shounen ai/BL/yaoi tropes which made it fall short of its potential.

THE GOOD--------------
This anime definitely accomplished a lot story-wise for being under an hour long. The storyline does hinge on the classic "misunderstanding that spirals out of control" set up, but the way it played out felt more unique in a way I really enjoyed. The main character, Kei, also felt unique and had some nice character development.

Finally, the animation and voice acting was very nice -- especially shounen ai usually doesn't get the biggest of budgets. ...
Feb 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
[6/10 for Story]: it's simple, nothing groundbreaking. But compared to other yaoi/sho-ai, the progression is relatively natural (if you exclude the reason why Kunieda helped Tsuzuki in the first place, that is). The pacing was really good. It wasn't too fast for me to feel annoyed and awkward, but it's not too slow for me to feel frustrated. The little bits about the show-biz/news-biz/entertainment world are interesting, as well as the technique about pronunciation/articulation which is important in the industry and, interestingly, serves as a plot device.

[4/10 for Art]: I googled the original illustration for the light novel, and honestly I don't think this anime ...
Feb 5, 2021
Just like another person mentioned the last scene really ruined the whole anime for me. The story in general was at most mediocre, kind of had the same vibe as 2000-2010 yaoi anime, so immediately wasnt my favourite. But the ending scene just was not it. (Spoilers ahead) I have learned to kind of dismiss rape-y scenes in the yaoi genre cause its so normalised and frequent, but I cant anymore that was just plain wrong and the dude was sorta coerced into doing it, it just doesnt sit well with me. The story had potential but it just didnt work. I wouldnt recommend, however ...

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