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BL Manga 'Doukyuusei' Gets Anime Adaptation

by Sakana-san
Mar 14, 2015 8:36 AM | 149 Comments
Following today's broadcast of Durarara!! x2 Shou, a PV revealed that Asumiko Nakamura's manga Doukyuusei will get an anime adaptation. Some staff members have been announced, with the main cast reprising their roles from the drama CD.

The BL manga is one volume in length and was serialized in Opera magazine between July 2006 and July 2007. It received a sequel three months later, titled Sotsugyousei, which completed in August 2009 with two volumes.

Staff
Director: Shouko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum)
Character Design: Akemi Hayashi (Fruits Basket)
Art Director: Chieko Nakamura (Yuri Kuma Arashi)
Music: Koutarou Oshio
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Cast
Rihito Sajou: Kenji Nojima (High School DxD, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal)
Hikaru Kusakabe: Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!, Bakemonogatari)

Official site: http://www.dou-kyu-sei.com/

Source: PV

News submitted by Shadow-Chan

Doukyuusei on MAL

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So a movie huh... I dunno whether I should be happy or not.
I expect it to be tv series though but like everyone says with that much volume it won't be enough to make it tv series. hic......

Apr 23, 2015 5:52 AM by Sephia

Probably will be an OVA but sounds good to me :)

Apr 12, 2015 2:53 PM by SakurasouBusters

Probably gonna watch because Kamiya-san (o´▽`o)

Apr 12, 2015 12:48 PM by Suzuyume

I absolutely dislike the art of the mangaka, reminds me so much of the stick figures from clamp, only that they are much worse here.
well, I overall wasn't a big fan of the manga so I think I will pass, except if I hear the adaption is REALLY good

Xenocrisi said:

Staff
Director: Shouko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum)
Art Director: Chieko Nakamura (Yuri Kuma Arashi)

actually, this could be interesting

Apr 12, 2015 3:05 AM by Vanessa

Definitely I don`t wll see this show

Apr 11, 2015 9:08 AM by yakami95

Oh god... OH GOD

Staff
Director: Shouko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum)
Art Director: Chieko Nakamura (Yuri Kuma Arashi)

HYPED

Apr 11, 2015 8:40 AM by Xenocrisi

I'm not a huge fan of this manga or the author but A1 is great at slice of life and having a non-Shungiku work is a blast.

What worries me is the length of this manga. At the most, it can fill an hour and a half. But with the sequel, it can be a two cour, I think.

But, I'm looking forward.

Apr 10, 2015 9:13 PM by Mayuka

Cool, I don't know the series yet but I welcome any new BL anime. : )

Apr 9, 2015 1:58 AM by Kogenta3

I SAW A RELIABLE "DOUKYUUSEI" PAGE!

https://www.facebook.com/doukyuusei.tv?ref=tn_tnmn


[I can't wait for this anime to air! It has nice animation. Plus Kamiya Hiroshi is in there! ♥______♥ /drools;]

Apr 9, 2015 1:55 AM by twerking_rei

tsubasalover said:
Shadow-Chan said:

I didn't even add that line and I wondered if it's true. The info is indeed unrelated to the manga.
The 2008 movie is a live-action adaptation of a completely different romance novel related to JUNON.
同級生 (2008年の映画)

I'm sorry, I looked wrong when I read about live action mentioning in a Chinese site (it was actually mentioning about Seven Days). I've deleted that part.


Oh okay, glad I pointed it out. ^^

royalyaoi said:
I'm glad that more BL are turning into anime but this BL isn't the best choice.


Maybe... but from what has been adapted and possible other choices, this is pretty good and TV appropriate in comparison. It will have little to censorship since it doesn't really have asexual focus, and it's short enough to be covered completely. I actually hope they focus less on the kissing though (there's more than I remembered) and more on the atmosphere though.

I'm thinking it might be something like a 6-8 episode OVA. There simply isn't enough material. I think 20 mins/ep, 6-8 eps, is about how they can pace it without dragging it out. Watching the drama CD, that seems about right... I guess maybe a 1 cour TV series if they drag it out like it seems in the PV. I'm dying to know what type of adaptation it will be. >_<

Apr 2, 2015 1:13 AM by Mirorin

YumeHunter said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Why am I not even surprised that people are losing their shit over something like this and calling it beautiful the way MAL seems to describe ever mediocre looking A-1 show where the first shot in the trailer is of a CGI fan. Man cannot relate to this fanbase anymore........like at all...and it's like I'm the only person who has literally never heard of this apparently amazing author of the source. I don't know I sometimes really do wonder if people are actually serious about their fervor for stuff like this. It's like hooray a fujoshi story...with Hiroshi Kamiya....again.....it's like I'm the only one that looks at this announcement and just laughs out loud.

What scares me more is that people legitimately seem to think A-1 is some great studio bringing out great titles all the time these days when it's just so clear it's all a bunch of shameless commercial pandering. It just makes me very tired and weary every time they have an announcement like this to the degree it seems to make everyone else lose their freaking minds. Like I really truly wish I could get as excited as so many people seem to over stuff like this but nope...derisive laughter is the first emotion still....
So much "what" going on my head right now. And what fanbase you mean? BL fanbase? Also there's only couple people saying they think the author is their favorite. No one is saying she's the best and if you're outside BL fanbase, it's no wonder you've never heard of her. It's the same thing as with Love Stage. I don't think anyone outside the BL fanbase knows BL authors, the only exception being Nakamura Shungiku. The same is that I personally don't know anyone author for example from ecchi genre because I'm not in that fanbase (no matter how good they are suppoused to be). Also there's nobody praising A-1 for doing good shows. Like I personally said, I like how they deal with slice of life shows. They are not necesserly good but at least they are adapted way better than shounen shows by A-1. There's only couple A-1 shows that I've liked (from what I have seen since I've not seen everything) and they are Silver Spoon, Tsuritama and Working.

Also might I point out that this is actually the first BL show that Hiroshi Kamiya will be in. It's no wonder people are happy.

Lol He's been in a BL show before.

Apr 1, 2015 11:21 PM by M00ner

I'm glad that more BL are turning into anime but this BL isn't the best choice.

Apr 1, 2015 5:04 PM by RoyalYaoiBlog

YumeHunter said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Why am I not even surprised that people are losing their shit over something like this and calling it beautiful the way MAL seems to describe ever mediocre looking A-1 show where the first shot in the trailer is of a CGI fan. Man cannot relate to this fanbase anymore........like at all...and it's like I'm the only person who has literally never heard of this apparently amazing author of the source. I don't know I sometimes really do wonder if people are actually serious about their fervor for stuff like this. It's like hooray a fujoshi story...with Hiroshi Kamiya....again.....it's like I'm the only one that looks at this announcement and just laughs out loud.

What scares me more is that people legitimately seem to think A-1 is some great studio bringing out great titles all the time these days when it's just so clear it's all a bunch of shameless commercial pandering. It just makes me very tired and weary every time they have an announcement like this to the degree it seems to make everyone else lose their freaking minds. Like I really truly wish I could get as excited as so many people seem to over stuff like this but nope...derisive laughter is the first emotion still....
So much "what" going on my head right now. And what fanbase you mean? BL fanbase? Also there's only couple people saying they think the author is their favorite. No one is saying she's the best and if you're outside BL fanbase, it's no wonder you've never heard of her. It's the same thing as with Love Stage. I don't think anyone outside the BL fanbase knows BL authors, the only exception being Nakamura Shungiku. The same is that I personally don't know anyone author for example from ecchi genre because I'm not in that fanbase (no matter how good they are suppoused to be). Also there's nobody praising A-1 for doing good shows. Like I personally said, I like how they deal with slice of life shows. They are not necesserly good but at least they are adapted way better than shounen shows by A-1. There's only couple A-1 shows that I've liked (from what I have seen since I've not seen everything) and they are Silver Spoon, Tsuritama and Working.

Also might I point out that this is actually the first BL show that Hiroshi Kamiya will be in. It's no wonder people are happy.

Uhhh......Actually. Kamiya was already in a BL anime series which was Sekaiichi Hatsukoi.

Apr 1, 2015 9:36 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

OMG really? Yassss.
I didn't find the manga outstanding or anything, but it was cute and had a nice atmosphere, so I'm definitely looking forward to this.
It'd be nice if they did the sequel too, since I personally think that one's better.

Mar 30, 2015 12:35 PM by moeanao

oh hell yes

Mar 28, 2015 12:12 AM by xTenshiAi

Frostav said:
Another BL manga with that painful skinny/"realistic" artstyle, UGH.



I totally agree with you. 'Doukyuusei' really has quite an crappy art style(even in comparison to other, older Yaoi animes). It reminds me of the art style of the "Kono Danshi" series. I did not like this style either.

But I will watch it anyway. Yaoi animes are rare enough: beggars can't be choosers.

Mar 26, 2015 8:58 PM by Helenus

Another BL manga with that painful skinny/"realistic" artstyle, UGH.

I think I'm just starting to realize that BL is truly aimed at women, and that I'll just never like it despite being bi. I just can't get behind these designs they always use.

Mar 18, 2015 9:41 AM by Frostav

This might actually be the first "BL" show I'd willing to give a try, solely because the preview has a genuine artistic flare to it. Not surprising, considering the staff has the experience working with Ikuhara in the past. And A-1 is more than capable of producing heartfelt anime, as evidenced by Ookiku Furikabutte and Saint Onii-san.

Mar 18, 2015 5:27 AM by TreF

An actual good BL manga (and made by an awesome mangaka) getting an anime adaptation...

I... I don't believe this. The world must be a hologram or something.

In all seriousness, I love Doukyuusei. Such an adorable and lighthearted romance. Can't wait!

Mar 17, 2015 9:26 AM by -Snugs-

I'm so happy. Doukyuusei is maybe my favourite manga ever.
I just love the way Nakamura Asumiko illustrates her manga and characters are so cute. I'm waiting forward!

Mar 17, 2015 7:34 AM by Yksiloituminen

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