The anime tie in movie has been a main staple for anime watchers for a while now, a popular series will get a movie or OVA released on either Blu-ray or DVD and jut before the current pandemic cinema releases that were quite common in Japan were beginning to happen more often the west. That being said with how niche anime still is in the west it is only the big mainstream titles like anything from Dragonball or the next big Ghibli movie see a cinema release, but a yaoi fan can dream can they not?
I bring this up because the latest announced anime tie in movie, is from boys love series Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu or better known by western audiences Dakaichi: I am Being Harassed by the Sexiest Man of the Year! Very little has been revealed about the upcoming movie except for that it will be getting an Autumn (in the northern hemisphere) 2021 release date and the tag line “The movie version is threatened by the first place man that wants to be held Spain Edition”
The artwork shown in this teaser trailer plus the beautiful Spanish guitar featured in this trailer as well as the tag line at least hint at the location this film will be taking place and I was so happy to hear the voice cast from the series returning to reprise their roles which made me a very happy fan and I can wait to here more about this upcoming movie!
It is not that common that boys love and yaoi anime get a release to the western market and it seems even rarer that these series get an English dub, and even rarer still that these anime get a good dub when they are… Gravitation. Western releases of Boys Love anime has increased however over the last few years and has become a lot more accessible to the western market with legal streaming sites such as Crunchyroll and Animelab (an Australian and New Zealand anime streaming service) adding series of this genre to there catalog to be viewed.
Upcoming western anime localization and distributer Kuma Holdings is a new company I only just this week found out about so the news I am sharing from them is a little old but worth sharing none the less. They have gained the license to two very beautiful boys love series that I personally think are greatly under-rated by the BL community in the west. These titles are This Boys is a Professional Wizard and This Boy and This Boy is Suffering from Crystallization. The first of which has already been released with an all-new English dub!
This trailer is absolutely amazing and the dub sounds so awesome, it truly sounds like they really captured the essence of our main characters. The anime sadly does not have a physical release yet but is available for purchase through both Amazon and Itunes. I personally look forward to supporting Kuma Holdings in the future and so far look forward and hope that perhaps they will pick up more BL anime in the future, perhaps even some old classics that have been lost to time.