Television station Fuji TV announced an anime film adaptation of Kou Yoneda's Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai (Twittering Birds Never Fly) boys' love manga on Friday. Subtitled The Clouds Gather, the film will open in Japan this winter.
Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai will be the first title under Fuji TV's Blue Lynx label, which the company launched on Tuesday. The label will focus on the boys' love genre and primarily produce theatrical animation.
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. Chikara Doumeki 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 that there is 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: Digital Manga Publishing)
Director: Kaori Makita (Banana Fish episode director)
Script: Hiroshi Seko (Owari no Seraph)
Music: H Zettrio (Juushinki Pandora insert song arrangement)
Yoneda began serializing the action boys' love manga in Taiyou Tosho's ihr hertZ magazine in March 2008. The sixth volume is scheduled for a May 1 release. The manga has a cumulative 1.4 million copies of its compiled volumes in print.
Digital Manga, Inc. licensed the manga in English under its Juné imprint in August 2013 and published the third volume in March 2017. The manga has also been localized in multiple foreign languages, including Polish and Spanish.
Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanairanked 4th in the manga division in the 2016 edition of Sugoi Japan Award.