After much anticipation and hype of getting a full lenght BL anime that´s not adapted by a Shungiku Nakamura manga, it has been confirmed that studio DEEN will be producing the show – Moreover, Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihara will be directing the series and Hakkenden´s Yoshiku Nakamura will be on the composition.
Honestly, I´m a bit (read: very.) salty that DEEN is doing it – I don´t hate them nearly as much as apparently everyone else in the entire anime community, I mean, I don´t want to crucify them just yet because I can appreciate them actually doing stuff that would normally not get the time of day, even if Junjou Romantica has been beaten to death, and trust me, I side-eye that show as much as the next person. But I can definitely recognize their stuff aren´t exactly creative masterpieces or big on variety in shows, plus their animation is pretty shit and, well, they tend to butcher everything their dirty hands touch. Maybe they aren´t all that after all.
Regardless of any of that and as much as most of us would´ve liked J.C Stuff to pull a Love Stage! 2.0 on us, at the very least we´re getting something slightly different – I say slightly because even though Super Lovers isn´t Shunguki Nakamura, it could sure pass as one; personally, I don´t like it at all. The clichés are too in your face, the ridiculous near-rape scenes make me nervous and all in all, it just won´t change anyones minds on the genre as a whole, unlike something like Dokyusei, which is still set to air sometime soon, by the way.
With this, all Kadokawa BL titles will have gotten an adaptation, I´m curious to see who´s gonna fund these shows now.