The previously announced Twilight Out of Focus anime adaptation released its first teaser visual. There are still no details on the staff working on the series, though Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Yuma Uchida will be reprising their roles from the manga’s drama CD as the main characters Mao Tsuchiya and Hisashi Otomo, respectively.
The Twilight Out of Focus (Tasogare Out Focus) anime is based on a BL manga written and illustrated by Jyanome. It was serialized by Kodansha’s Honey Milk from Jun 2018 to May 2019. Kodansha USA licensed the first volume in English in March 2022 and describes the plot as:
Film enthusiast Mao Tsuchiya and his lone wolf roommate Hisashi Otomo make three promises: ① That Mao will never tell anyone that Hisashi is gay and has a boyfriend, ② That Hisashi will never approach Mao “in that way,” and ③ That they’ll respect each other’s “private time.”The second-years’ ground rules should ensure a peaceful life together in their dorm, but reality is never as simple as it seems in the movies, and some things are not so easily promised…
Kodansha also licensed the second volume, titled Twilight Out of Focus 2: Afterimages in Slow Motion:
Jin, third-year director, lead actor, and president of the film club, and second-year director Giichi see eye-to-eye on very little. Jin is flashy, flirty, and focused on keeping everyone happy, while Giichi expects the best from himself and others, and will compromise nothing to see his vision through. Constantly at each other’s throats, the two can hardly stand to be in the same club. But what will happen when family trouble forces them to share the same dorm room? Will their common interests bring them closer as friends, push them further apart as rivals—or something else entirely?
Aside from Twilight Out of Focus, other manga titles Jyanome worked on include Waraibanashi no You da (2012), Colorful na Kimi to Monochrome na Boku (2014), and Michimichi naru Mama ni (2017).
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