Sasaki and Miyano, a Japanese manga series created by Shō Harusono, has been serialized on the pixiv Comic website since 2016 and subsequently compiled into nine tankōbon volumes by Media Factory. Additionally, a two-volume novel adaptation by Kotoko Hachijō was published by Media Factory from October 2018 to March 2020.
Harusono also authored a spin-off manga titled “Hirano and Kagiura” (平野と鍵浦, “Hirano to Kagiura”), which has been serialized in Media Factory’s shōjo manga magazine, Monthly Comic Gene, since March 2019 and has been collected in two tankōbon volumes.
Moving forward, let’s delve into the highly anticipated Sasaki to Miyano Season 2, shedding light on its cast and revisiting a recap of the first season.
When Can We Expect The Release Of Sasaki And Miyano Season 2?
The likelihood of a second season for the show in 2024 appears promising, but we won’t have confirmation until at least 2023, following the film’s premiere in 2023. Another plausible scenario is a return in 2025. While a third installment is highly desired by the audience, no official information supports this yet; the decision will depend on the film’s performance at the box office.
“Sasaki to Miyano” features two high school protagonists who, despite sharing a name, exhibit stark differences. Sasaki is tall, handsome, and popular with the ladies, while Miyano, though petite and lovely, is frequently mistaken for a female. Despite their obvious dissimilarities, they form a close friendship that occasionally evolves into romantic feelings.
The series is an adaptation of Shou Harusono’s well-received manga of the same name. With its charming tone, endearing main characters, and heartwarming romance, the manga has garnered a dedicated following among readers.
The show’s exceptional voice acting and commitment to the source material have received praise from both critics and viewers.
Introducing The Cast Of Sasaki To Miyano Season 2
The character voices in the show are as follows:
- Shuumei Sasaki – Portrayed by Kellen Goff
- Yoshikazu Miyano – Brought to life by Joshua Waters
- Tasuku Kuresawa – Voiced by Kayleigh McKee
- Shuumei Sasaki (another character) – Voiced by Sôma Saitô
- Yoshikazu Miyano (another character) – Voiced by Yûsuke Shirai
- Akira Kagiura – Voiced by Chris Patton
- Hanzawa’s Younger Sibling – Voiced by Ciarán Strange
- Kaede – Voiced by Lindsay Sheppard
Sasaki to Miyano Season 1 Recap
The anime begins with Miyano witnessing a student being bullied by a group of boys at their high school. As he summons the courage to intervene, another student, Sasaki, steps in to handle the situation. Sasaki, often referred to as “senpai,” stands in stark contrast to Miyano – he is tall, red-haired, outgoing, and brimming with self-confidence, while Miyano is the opposite.
Over the course of several months, Sasaki initiates and nurtures their friendship. Despite Sasaki’s efforts, it is Sasaki who takes the lead in building their connection. Sasaki, aware of Miyano’s passion for manga, asks for a reading recommendation.
In response, Miyano hands him a manga in a discreet paper bag and instructs him to read it while keeping it a secret, treating it as if it were something to be kept hidden. Naturally, the first thing anyone would do in Sasaki’s position is to eagerly tear open the bag.
As Miyano continues with, “I just enjoy reading that kind of material, but it doesn’t mean I’m like that…” Sasaki’s interest is further piqued. Sasaki, being himself, can’t resist discussing the manga the next day at school. The manga, predictably, falls into the Boys’ Love genre, something that shy Miyano desperately wishes to avoid being discussed at school, where others might overhear.
What’s intriguing about Sasaki’s response to the Boys’ Love story is that while he acknowledges the BL element of the manga, he becomes captivated by how the protagonist in the story deals with his issues and ultimately finds a satisfying resolution. Miyano is astounded that Sasaki comprehends this about the book and appreciates it.
As Miyano excitedly expresses his joy over Sasaki’s positive reaction to the manga, Sasaki experiences another emotional revelation. He realizes that Miyano is incredibly cute, and he finds himself developing romantic feelings for him, exclaiming, “Oh darn.”