Dakaichi Spain Arc Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

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In 2013, the BL Dakaichi Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu was serialized in a yaoi magazine, Be x Boy Magazine. This manga series was written and illustrated by Hashigo Sakurabi. Dakaichi also received an anime adaptation in 2018. This manga is still ongoing. Dakaichi also has a movie containing the Spanish arc chapters. Recently, an exciting announcement was made regarding the movie.

BL manga and manhwa have been around for a long time, and so have their readers. Not only that, but every year aspiring authors and illustrators come up with new stories in this genre. In addition to this, lately, BL stories from media such as manga, manhwa, and web novels have been adapted into anime as well as live action. So, this field of media keeps growing in the coming years. However, before these new BL stories, we had BLs that were most loved by fans, and some still are.

What is Dakaichi Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu about?

Dakaichi Otoko is one of the first BL manga to gain popularity. It’s a story that revolves around the world of actors and their fame. We are introduced to Takato Saijo, the protagonist of the manga. He is famous since his childhood because he worked as a child actor. Takato grew up to be a handsome man. Along with winning awards for his acting, he also won “Sexiest Man of the Year” multiple times for five years. One day, he opens a magazine, knowing with confidence that he will also be the winner of the year, only to find his name as a finalist. He then notices with fury that his place has been taken by a new player in the industry. This actor is Junta Azumaya.

Junta and Takato

Junta thus becomes Takato’s rival. However, this rivalry is only one-sided as Junta admires Takato so much that he ends up falling in love with him. Besides that, Junta has a puppy personality which is different from Takato’s kitten personality. However, Junta’s innocence vanishes when he is with Takato. When Takato is upset and angry for not reaching first place, he tries to calm himself down by drinking. Unfortunately, he overdoes it and is captured by Junta on video. Junta then uses the video to blackmail him into getting whatever Junta wants. The story continues as Takato and Junta are cast in the same movie. They started having intimate moments as they faced other conflicts in the story.

New announcement related to the Dakaichi Spain bow:

On February 13, 2021, it was announced that Daikaichi Spain Arc would be getting a Blu-Ray and DVD release. Dakaichi Spain Arc Blu-Ray and DVDs are set to release on April 27, 2022.

Dakaichi Spain Arc Movie Cast

It was announced on April 19, 2021 that in the month of October 2021, Dakaichi’s Spain Arc will be released as a 78-minute movie. The cast and crew of the film remain the same as in the anime. This movie was directed by Naoyuki Tatsuwa and was produced by CloverWorks studio. As for the voice actors, Takato Saijo is voiced by Hiroki Takahashi while Junta Azumaya is voiced by Yuki Ono. Other cast members include Takuya Sato, Yuma Uchida, Kohsuke Toriumi, and Wataru Hatano.

The manga’s Spanish arc tells us the story after Takato and Junta officially start dating. Along with their new start as a couple, they also get a new movie that requires them to learn flamenco, a Spanish dance form. Being the perfectionist that he is, Takato decides to go to Spain and learn dancing professionally and Junta, who is not only his lover but also his admirer, accompanies him. We are also introduced to Junta’s father, Celes, who is Spanish. As the story progresses, we see Junta and Takato learning the dance form from Antonio, a character who has mastered the dance form to perfection. Sho Hayami and Fukushi Ochiai will voice the characters of Celes and Antonio respectively.

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