BL Anime: Tight-rope (Suzuki Tatsuhisa x Tachibana Shinnosuke)

Great news for the new year! A new BL anime has been announced!

Title: タイトロープ Tight-Rope
Release Dates:
Vol 1 第一話「幼なじみは極道一家の跡取り!?」【初回版】 (30 May 2012) and
Vol 2 タイトロープ 第二話【初回版】 (27 June 2012)
Price: 3,990 Yen each
First press DVD specials include:
Drama CD, newly illustrated 12-page manga, illustrated box by Natsume Isaka-sensei
Genre: Yakuza, childhood friends
Production house: PrimeTime
Official Page:

Ryuunosuke and Naoki are childhood friends. Ryuunosuke is the heir to a crime family (yakuza), but he is in love with Naoki and would rather spend every day with him. Just before his high school graduation, Ryuunosuke suddenly renounces any claim to his family legacy. Based on mangaka Natsume Isaku’s 夏目イサク work published in 2008.

Production house Prime Time + will be producing the anime project. There will be two-volumes for the BL anime adaptation, similar to the previous BL works like Hyakujitsu no Bara (百日の薔薇 Maiden Rose), Koisuru Boukun 恋する暴君 The Tyrant Falls In Love, Seito Kaichou ni Chuukoku, Sex Pistols, etc that PrimeTime has produced.

Natsume-sensei will be personally illustrating the jacket covers.

DVD cover of volume 2 :D Gotta love the yukata <3

There is already a relatively recent BLCD made for Tight-rope (20/11/2009) with the seme/uke seiyuus still very active in the BL world, the original drama CD cast is used for the upcoming anime.

Suzuki Tatsuhisa 鈴木達央 as Ryunnosuke 大原龍之介
Tachibanna Shinnosuke 立花慎之介 as Naoki 里谷直樹
Fukushima Jun 福島潤 as テツ
Ichijou Kazuya 一条和矢 as 橘健介

Childhood friends relationships! *hearts* I think I’m probably going to enjoy this. I’ve not listened to the drama CD but Suzuki Tatsuhisa is definitely an uber hot seme when he is not moaning his guts out as mafia boss Gian Carlo in Lucky Dog 1 :D Tachibanna Shinnosuke too has a clear track record as an awesome uke. By the way, Naoki is giving me the tsundere vibe. And Ryuunosuke seems like a smug, relentless (but adorkable) seme. Folks who have read the manga or listened to the drama CD… am I right? :D

Update 14 April 2012: The first few images released of the main characters look kinda… ^^;; I’ll let you judge for yourself. Hopefully they make it look better… I don’t mind delays lol~

Suzuki Tatsuhisa 鈴木達央 as Ryunnosuke 大原龍之介

Tachibanna Shinnosuke 立花慎之介 as Naoki 里谷直樹

Based on Tight Rope Manga

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22 thoughts on “BL Anime: Tight-rope (Suzuki Tatsuhisa x Tachibana Shinnosuke)”

  1. @ponytale REALLY?? WOW if I had known I’d have preordered both from there!! While all this time i was crazy looking for it as “Tight Rope” !! That’s why I never found it…damn.. THANKS <3

  2. WHERE TO BUY IT T^T The DVDs were available at AmiAmi but I couldn’t buy them at the time… Now that I can, volume 2 is sold out and volume 1 is backordered T__T If anyone know where else I can order it, pleeease tell me (T^T)

    1. @Mel Keigo: sweetie, just checked cdjapan still has vol. 2 in stock. Search tightrope as one word. Not sure why they don’t carry both disks though.

  3. Ponytale, thanks for sharing the news <3
    I follow all of Natsume Isaku's stories, love each and every one of them!
    The anime is going to turn so nice, judging from past projects, I can imagine it already *o*
    And Suzuki Tatsuhisa, I ADORE HIM, can't wait to see him in the anime xD
    This gives me hope that maybe my favorite Ameiro Paradox manga will also get a chance for a anime release in the future *excited*

    1. @Gwendolen: yeah, if the sales are good, they’ll probably adapt more of sensei’s works into anime! :D I’ll be watching out for the DVD release as well.

  4. I’ve read some of Isaku’s works (not this one) and I wasn’t too fond of the stories… But this one might be good, who knows.
    Looking forward to it anyway.

  5. Oh oh oh!! I love this manga!! *_* I’m so happy about this~
    Lol I was just thinking earlier how there needed to be more BL anime this year… XD

    1. @lemur: That’s great to hear! Makes me look forward to it even more now :D I’m sure there’ll be more BL anime as well as fan-service ones out this year.

    1. I like all her(?) manga releases so far. :D They all have this slice of life factor~

      (I should be studying for exams right now. OTL. You didn’t see me here. lol.)

  6. OMG! Natsume-sensei’s manga is gonna turn into an anime?!
    I love her works! Her stories are really heartwarming and funny. My favourite being Kirahoshi Star Dial and No Colour. *w*
    And yeap, you’re right about the character personalities. The seme is a puppy-type. :3
    The uke may be a tsundere, but he’s always with his expressionless face 24/7. Actually, the uke hits him most of the time because of his reckless stupidity. XDD

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