Twittering Birds Never Fly ( japanese : 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない, Hepburn : Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ) is a japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kou Yoneda. A sequel to Yoneda ‘s former one-shot stories Don’t Stay Gold ( 2008 ) and Though They Drift, They Do Not Sink, But Nor Do They Sing ( 2009 ), it has been serialized in the boys ‘ love ( BL ) manga magazine ihr HertZ, once known as HertZ, since August 2011. The manga was adapted into an anime film trilogy produced by Blue Lynx and animated by Grizzly beginning in 2020. It besides inspired an master liveliness DVD ( OAD ) adaptation of Don’t Stay Gold and an ongoing sound recording play produced by Frontier Works .
outline [edit ]
The series follows Yashiro, a young, high-level yakuza emboss and president of the united states of a front corporation. He is assigned a fresh bodyguard, Chikara Doumeki, who discovers that his employer is a hypersexual masochist. Yashiro develops an drawing card to Doumeki, who rejects his advances. Yashiro late discovers that Doumeki is impotent and pursues a sadomasochistic relationship with him.
Characters [edit ]
- Yashiro (
-  Voiced by : Tarusuke Shingaki ( audio drama, film )
- A high-ranking yakuza boss. While outwardly demanding but cheerful, he is secretly a sadomasochist who was sexually abused as a child by his step-father. He has difficulty in maintaining close personal relationships with others.
- Chikara Doumeki (
, Dōmeki Chikara )
-  Voiced by : Wataru Hatano ( audio play, film )
- Yashiro’s personal bodyguard. Formerly a police officer, he was forced to leave after going to prison. He became Yashiro’s bodyguard to earn more money. He is handsome and stoic, but suffers from sexual impotence.
- Kanji Kageyama (
, Kageyama Kanji )
-  Voiced by : Hiroki Yasumoto ( audio play, movie )
- Yashiro’s friend since high school. A doctor, he runs his clinic as a legitimate business during the day but tends to Yashiro’s wounded underlings at night. He has a sexual fetish for scars and scabs.
- Eishin Kuga (
, Kuga Eishin )
-  Voiced by : Yūki Ono ( audio drama, film )
- A 22-year-old former delinquent who grew up in a juvenile institution. His chest is covered in burn scars from his abusive childhood.
- Takahito Misumi (
, Misumi Takahito )
-  Voiced by : Tōru Ōkawa ( audio play, movie )
- Yashiro’s boss, mentor, and former lover.
- Atsushi Ryuuzaki (
, Ryūzaki Atsushi )
-  Voiced by : Kenta Miyake ( audio drama, film )
- The boss of the Matsubara yakuza.
- Kazuaki Hirata (
, Hirata Kazuaki )
-  Voiced by : Akimitsu Takase ( sound recording play, film )
- The boss of the Shinseikai yakuza.
- Yuusuke Nanahara (
, Nanahara Yūsuke )
-  Voiced by : Kazuyuki Okitsu ( audio drama, film )
- Yashiro’s subordinate.
- Shizuma Amou (
, Amō Shizuma )
-  Voiced by : Takuya Satō ( audio play, film )
- Misumi’s personal secretary.
Media [edit ]
Manga [edit ]
Twittering Birds Never Fly has been serialized in the boys ‘ love ( BL ) manga magazine ihr HertZ, once known as HertZ, [ 4 ] since August 1, 2011. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] In Japan, the series has been collected into seven tankōbon volumes published by Taiyoh Tosho as of March 1, 2021. [ 7 ] The first volume includes two prequel one-shot stories by Yoneda : Don’t Stay Gold, in the first place published in the BL manga magazine Drap on March 31, 2008, depicting the relationship between Kuga and Kageyama ; [ 8 ] and Though They Drift, They Do Not Sink, But Nor Do They Sing ( 漂えど沈まず、されど泣きもせず, Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu ), primitively published in HertZ on June 1, 2009, chronicling Yashiro ‘s adolescent years and his friendship with Kageyama in high school. [ 9 ] A limited edition of the series ‘ fourth volume was packaged with a bonus manga booklet, Distant Flame ( 遠火, Tōbi ), revealing Doumeki ‘s first base confrontation with Yashiro prior to becoming his subordinate. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] In North America, an English-language translation of the first base three volumes of the series was published by Juné, the BL imprint of Digital Manga, from 2014 to 2017. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] [ 14 ] After a three year foramen, the one-fourth volume was published digitally on December 4, 2020, and in mark on January 12, 2021. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] The fifth and sixth volumes were published by Juné in deep 2021. [ 16 ] [ 17 ] [ 18 ] Twittering Birds Never Fly has besides been translated into chinese by Sharp Point Press, [ 19 ] french by Taifu Comics, [ 20 ] german by Manga Cult, [ 21 ] italian by Flashbook Edizioni, [ 22 ] korean by Ruvill, [ 23 ] polish by Wydawnictwo Kotori, [ 24 ] and spanish by Ediciones Tomodomo. [ 25 ]
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||January 30, 2013||978-4-8130-3013-3||September 24, 2014||978-1-56970-327-4|
|2||November 1, 2013||978-4-8130-3034-8||January 28, 2015||978-1-56970-336-6|
|3||June 1, 2015||978-4-8130-3080-5||March 21, 2017||978-1-56970-362-5|
|4||September 30, 2016||978-4-8130-3219-9 (standard)
|December 4, 2020 (digital)
January 12, 2021 (print)
|5||November 30, 2017||978-4-8130-3168-0||September 17, 2021 (digital)
October 26, 2021 (print)
|6||May 1, 2019||978-4-8130-3220-5||November 16, 2021 (digital)
December 13, 2021 (print)
|7||March 1, 2021||978-4-8130-3278-6 (standard)
Audio drama [edit ]
An audio drama adaptation of Twittering Birds Never Fly has been produced by Frontier Works since 2013, featuring Tarusuke Shingaki as the voice of Yashiro and Wataru Hatano as the articulation of Doumeki. [ 1 ]
|Twittering Birds Never Fly||October 23, 2013||JAN 4562207987875|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 2||September 24, 2014||JAN 4571436893420|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 3||January 27, 2016||JAN 4571436907950|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 4||February 8, 2017||JAN 4571436926807|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 5||February 28, 2018||JAN 4571436945174|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 6||February 21, 2020||JAN 4589644719548|
|Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 7||July 28, 2021||JAN 4589644770587|
Anime films [edit ]
An anime film adaptation, Twittering Birds Never Fly – The Clouds Gather, was announced on April 26, 2019, and released on February 15, 2020. The film is animated by Grizzly and produced by Blue Lynx. [ 46 ] [ 47 ] The film ‘s elementary production staff includes Kaori Makita as film director and Hiroshi Seko as scriptwriter ; the movie ‘s sexual conquest is composed by piano trio band H ZETTRIO. [ 1 ] [ 48 ] A sequel film, Twittering Birds Never Fly – The Storm Breaks, was announced on February 15, 2020. [ 49 ] An as-of-yet ignoble third base Twittering Birds Never Fly film has besides been announced. [ 50 ] The three films were licensed in English by Sentai Filmworks for dramaturgy bookings, virtual screenings, and home television releases in North America. [ 51 ] The inaugural film, The Clouds Gather, was released on Blu-ray on February 2, 2021. [ 52 ]
original zanzibar copal DVD [edit ]
An original zanzibar copal DVD ( OAD ) adapting Don’t Stay Gold was announced on February 15, 2020. [ 49 ] It was packaged with a limited edition of the one-seventh bulk of the manga series on March 1, 2021. [ 53 ] The OAD was licensed in English by Sentai Filmworks and began streaming on HIDIVE on September 10, 2021. [ 54 ]
reception [edit ]
Over 1.5 million copies of Twittering Birds Never Fly are in mark in Japan as of February 2020. [ 55 ] In 2014, Twittering Birds Never Fly was listed as a exceed recommended boys ‘ love ( BL ) claim in a national view of japanese bookshop employees. [ 56 ] The manga was shortlisted for the Sugoi Japan Award 2016. [ 57 ]