The High School Life of a Fudanshi
Fudanshi Kōkō Seikatsu
Season: Summer 2016
Premiere Date: July 5, 2016
Atami Michinoku began the Fudanshi Kōkō Seikatsu (High School Life of a Fudanshi) manga in Ichijinsha’s Comic ZERO-SUM magazine in May 2015, and the manga began serialization on the online manga website ZERO-SUM Online at the same time.
Literally meaning “rotten man,” a fudanshi is a male fan of boys’ love manga–manga in which the couple whose romance is being focused on is gay.
At first glance, Ryō Sakaguchi appears to be a normal high school boy. However, despite being a boy himself, he is actually obsessed with boys’ love manga! He loves it so much that he can almost live with just that as his sustenance! The comedy revolves around Sakaguchi and his interesting friends in their everyday lives.
Voice: Wataru Hatano
A fudanshi who loves all BL, whether it involve humans or inanimate objects. His fan-gasmic statements sometimes cause those around him to not know what to say.
Voice: Kenji Nojima
Sakaguchi’s (straight) friend. His eyes resemble a dead fish. He often gets approached by perverts because of his hairstyle. His biggest worry as of late is that Sakaguchi keeps talking about that painful subject on his Twitter account.
Voice: Aya Suzaki
Although she’s a fujoshi (a girl who loves boys’ love manga) to the bone, Rumi has yet to make her passion public. She ends up becoming one of Sakaguchi’s “Fu-friends” through various events. She’s also a seasoned veteran of Comic Market.
Voice: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Sakaguchi’s (gay) friend. His level of femininity is extremely high. However, he has enough physical strength to win against a hardened delinquent with ease (according to Ueda, anyway).
Voice: Toshiki Masuda
Shiratori’s underling whose mind is only filled with thoughts of him. He’ll do anything for Shiratori… but he’s not gay.
Voice: Kōtarō Nishiyama
A fudanshi in the class next to Sakaguchi’s. He’s quite easygoing and flashy. Sakaguchi ends up discovering that he’s actually writing a Shiratori x Nakamura boys’ love dōjinshi to release at Summer Comic Market.
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Director: Toshikatsu Tokoro
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Character Design: Chika Ishida
Animation Production: EMT Square
Wataru Hatano as Ryō Sakaguchi
Kenji Nojima as Toshiaki Nakamura
Aya Suzaki as Rumi Nishihara
Tatsushisa Suzuki as Yūjirō Shiratori
Toshiki Masuda as Akira Ueda
Kōtarō Nishiyama as Daigo
© Atami Michinoku/Ichijinsha, Fudanshi Production Committee 2016