Yubisaki to Renren -A Sign of Affection- is a manga series written and illustrated by the author duo Suu Morishita, which began serialization in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in July 2019 and had, as of July 2023, nine tankōbon volumes published. The adaptation, as the news in question states, will premiere on television this coming January 2024, produced by Ajia-do Animation Works.
Manga and Adaptation
The original work is written and illustrated by the author duo Suu Morishita and started serializing in Dessert on July 24, 2019. On June 24, 2021, a hiatus was announced due to a maternity period for the writer and scriptwriter, and then it returned in November 2021, maintaining uninterrupted publication until 2023.
The big news came on July 5, 2023, when an anime adaptation based on the work was announced, produced by Ajia-do Animation Works and directed by Yūta Murano, with Yōko Yonaiyama handling the composition, Yukari Hashimoto composing the music, and Kasumi Sakai in charge of character design. It is scheduled to premiere in January 2024 and will be available through Crunchyroll in countries outside of Asia.
Yuki is a university student who was born deaf, who, despite wearing a hearing aid, still cannot perceive sounds. Nevertheless, she fully enjoys her university life, fascinated and encouraged daily by the wonders of the world and the passion with which her peers strive to make the most of their youth. She socializes well and also has no problems with her classes, thanks to Rin, her best friend, who always collaborates with Yuki to ensure she keeps up with her classmates.
One day, while traveling by train, she meets Itsuomi by pure chance, a handsome and tall boy, confident in himself and with an immense passion for languages, who takes an interest in her to learn more about sign language. Yuki manages to ask for his phone number, which leads to both of them starting to get to know each other better.
From that moment on, Yuki begins to see things in the vast world around her that she had never been able to appreciate before, discovering that there is so much to learn and experience. Similarly, Itsuomi gradually finds himself becoming more and more attracted to the girl.
Have you ever experienced it? That magical moment when we connect with another person, and the world suddenly seems to make even more sense… have you lived it?
Yubisaki to Renren transports us to a magical setting, which takes place in the real world, in the everyday life of university students, overcoming day-to-day obstacles. And, in the same way, Yubisaki to Renren is a love story, about connection, that tries to overcome each one’s limits, like life itself, to find improvement, often encouraged and supported by those who care about us.
We will be attentive to the news about this imminent premiere, but now, we invite you to share in the comments your own experiences, or simply your taste for stories of this genre.
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