Sasaki to Miyano

Sasaki and Miyano (佐々木と宮野, Sasaki to Miyano) is a Japanese manga series by Shō Harusono, serialized online via pixiv Comic website since 2016. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes by Media Factory. A two-volume novel adaptation by Kotoko Hachijō was published by Media Factory from October 2018 to March 2020. A spin-off manga by Harusono titled Hirano and Kagiura (平野と鍵浦, “Hirano to Kagiura”) has been serialized in Media Factory’s shōjo manga magazine Monthly Comic Gene since March 2019 and has been collected in two tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Studio Deen aired from January to March 2022. An anime film is set to premiere in Japan in February 2023.

The first volume covers Miyano’s first year from February to January. Miyano witnesses a fight between Kuresawa, his classmate and friend, and several other students. Too afraid to step in, he calls for help over his phone, when Sasaki, a second year student, steps in to dissolve the quarrel. A new bond is formed when Sasaki meets Miyano again a few months later, and he becomes especially interested in Miyano’s hobby: Boy’s Love manga. Though Sasaki has no idea what seme, uke, or moe means, he is eager to read more in order to get closer with his underclassman.