Tatsuki does some thinking after Sakae chews him out.
Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 5.
More Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka anime news! Abe Atsushi and Kawahara Yoshihisa will be reprising their roles as Kei and Ushio from the Drama CD!
The anime will screen Winter 2020 at BL FES, which seems to be a new BL film festival event chaired by Morikawa Toshiyuki. I wonder if the movie will cover the YesNo titled story and Both For You, which has Tatsuki in it, from the first book. But still, I’ll take whatever we can get~ The first preview will be in Spring 2020!
Today’s release is from Volume 2 of Off Air! The first story comes from a doujinshi that picks up from the morning after Kei and Ushio have their first night together. Cue lots of awkwardness.
Click to go to Off Air – Volume 2 Story 1.
Shin has his first day as the floor manager for The News.
Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 4.
Congrats to Ichiho-sensei for having 4 novels chosen in the honto x ChillChill’s Top 100 Immortal BL Novels!
Yes ka No ka Hanbun Ka placed 1st in the Happy Love category, and Yuki yo Ringo no Ka no Gotoku placed 1st in Heart-racing Love category. Kiss and Futtara Dosshaburi also have mentions in the Tearjerker category.
There seems to be complaints with the list though, lol, because the novels don’t seem to fit the categories very well. I’ve read a number of the novels, and they do seem kinda random. Like Utsukushii Kare for 1st in the Tearjerker category. Very random. I remember laughing through the entire 2nd half of the book because of the twist in that story. I wouldn’t call Futtara Dosshaburi a tearjerker either. It’s more the Mature Love category, imo.
Anyway, it’s all a ploy to get people to buy books from honto… which I fell hook, line, and sinker for. When there’s the prospect of new short stories from Ichiho-sensei and others, I just have to get them~
Shin is a little anxious at his welcome party.
Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 3.
Ichiho-sensei posted a doodle from Takemiya-sensei explaining Kei’s outfit on the cover of Off Air 2!
Kei has bedhead hair! So cute~ The inner shirt is an oversized white turtleneck sweatshirt. The overshirt is a warm gray boatneck knit with raglan sleeves and slits at the sides (probably cashmere — expensive💢). It belongs to Ushio. Hee, boyfriend shirt~ The pants are beige-colored shorts that hit around his knees.
There isn’t a lot of description for Kei’s clothing in the series, and the illustrations usually show him wearing his duffle coat over his clothes. But there’s a short story in Off Air 2 that describes his favorite piece of clothing in a little more in detail. It’s a tracksuit like what a few comedians (e.g. Tetsu & Tomo) like to wear. 😂😂😂 I’m dying so much.
Shin makes his rounds through the news floor and catches a loud voice from the lounge area.
Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 2.
Today I’m releasing the first chapter of the Yes/No spinoff “Side Profiles and Irises.” It features Tatsuki and a new character, Shin, an assistant director who joins The News at Asahi TV! I hope you enjoy reading about this new couple~
Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 1.
This is the final epilogue for “Where Home Is” and the last story in Volume 1 of Off Air!
Click to go to Off Air – Story 9.
I’ve been thinking about some of the changes that might happen to “Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka” when they animate it, especially when it comes to the name of the network Asahi TV. There is a real TV Asahi, but I wonder if the name is too similar and it forces them change it. The kanji is completely different, so it’s easier to get away with in print, but I do wonder about the anime.
But I’m totally looking forward to seeing Ushio’s short films and Kei’s “black history” as a fledgling announcer. 😂 I really want to see them animated!
The next side story is a high school AU of Ushio and Kei!
Click to go to Off Air – Story 8.
Ichiho-sensei had a meet and greet over the weekend, and she had a lot fun doodles that she got from Takemiya-sensei. The design for the mascot Asazou is finally revealed!
It’s an adorable baby elephant! NGL, I totally imagined something like an old man version of Anpanman, because the ‘zou’ naming is so old-fashioned and his face is round like the morning sun. 😂 But yeah, ‘zou’ also can mean elephant.
All the participants also got a booklet and postcard with a sketch of Kei and Ushio walking to the convenience store together at night. Apparently the sketch was an idea for the Off Air 2 cover, but they were able to use it here for the goodies. The short story in the booklet will be made available in a doujinshi at the end of the year.
This is a moving day story from Ushio’s point of view, following the events of Volume 3 from Yes, No, or Maybe Half?
Click to go to Off Air – Story 7.
This next part wraps up the ficlet section of Off Air Volume 1! It’s so fun to see Kei, Ushio, and Tatsuki goofing around.
Click to go to Off Air – Story 6 Part 5.
I finished reading through my copy of Off Air 2~ Although most of the stories can be read if you’ve read through Volume 3 and Off Air, there are a few stories that reference events and spoilers in the spinoffs. In light of this new information, I think I will prioritize releasing the spinoffs first and release stories from Off Air 2 whenever I have extra time to work on them. Depending on how spoilerish the new story in December is, I may put both on hold to work on the new story. Anyway, stay tuned~