Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!) anime announced for Danjo no Yujou wa Seiritsu suru (Iya, Shinai!!) light novel series

Key visual for the upcoming anime Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can't!!).
Key visual for the upcoming anime Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!). Pic credit: @danjoru_/Twitter

On August 10, 2022, the official Twitter account for the romcom Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!) anime, which is also known as Danjo no Yujo wa Seiritsu Suru? (Iya, Shinai!!), released a special illustration celebrating its upcoming anime adaptation.

The announcement for Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!) getting an anime adaptation was also made in light novel Volume 5. There are currently over 200,000 copies in circulation!

The celebratory illustration by Parum can be seen here:

Key visual announcing the upcoming anime Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can't!!).
Key visual announcing the upcoming anime Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!). Pic credit: @danjoru_/Twitter

Thanks to the support of my fans the upcoming anime adaptation was made possible. As the original author I would like to do my best to lend any direction they may need in the coming process.

Original creator Nana Nanana commented at Natalie.mu

Thank to our fans who have supported us and our staff Danjo no Yujo wa Seiritsu Suru? (Iya, Shinai!!) is getting an anime adaptation! I’m really looking forward to it and getting to see our hero and heroine animated. For now, I hope people who are unfamiliar with the story will go and read the light novel series and manga in order to familiarize themselves with the characters.

Illustrator, Parum, commented at Natalie.mu

What is the plot of Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It can’t!!)?

Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!) is a coming-of-age romcom, which revolves around two high school students – the bubbly Himari Inuzuka and the flower otaku, Yu Natsume. In Junior High School they pledged eternal friendship and made a deal that if neither of them was married by the time they were 30 they would get married to each other.

Two years passed with no developments and they began to think their futures would be inevitably tied. However, things grow complicated when Yu is suddenly reunited with his “first love” from his past. With two girls in love with Yu he’s suddenly in a love triangle. Who will Yu decide he truly loves – his best friend or his first love?

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Key visual announcing the upcoming anime adaptation for Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can't!!), featuring Himari Inuzuka and her rival in love, Yu's "first love" that suddenly appears.
Key visual announcing the upcoming anime adaptation for Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!), featuring Himari Inuzuka and her rival in love, Yu’s “first love” that suddenly appears. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Subaru Kimura sings an entertaining song in a promotional video

On June 25, 2021, a promotional video featuring popular voice actor, Subaru Kimura, was released. Subaru sings a song about the much-talked-about coming-of-age love story Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Cant’!!) in the style of a musical! The song “Friendship Hymn – I didn’t say it would work” has lyrics by Ishikawa Satoshi. Kariya Saki composed the song and Ishikawa Satoshi arranged it.

You can watch the promotional video here:

『男女の友情は成立する?(いや、しないっ!!)』ミュージカル風PV【だんじょる】
Promotional video featuring voice actor Subaru Kimura.

On January 9, 2021, a promotional video with a voice actress playing Himori Inuzuka contemplating her relationship with Yu Natsume was released. Himari wonders if she only sees Yu as a friend or if she’s fallen for him. At one point you hear her say, “Yu no baka!” which means, “Yu, you’re an idiot!” Uh oh, Yu!

『男女の友情は成立する?(いや、しないっ!!)Flag 1. じゃあ、30になっても独身だったらアタシにしときなよ?』(朗読/藤田 茜)【電撃文庫朗読してみた】
Promotional video featuring Himari Inuzuka’s inner thoughts.

Where can I read the light novel series and manga?

Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!) is a Japanese light novel series written by Nana Nanana and illustrated by Parum. In January 2021, it was published under ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint and five volumes have been released.

Since August 2021, a manga adaptation illustrated by Kamelie has been serialized in ASCII Media Works’ shonen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh and its chapters have been collected into one tankobon volume so far.

Information about the release date, production team and artistic cast will be announced soon.

Are you looking forward to the anime Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, It Can’t!!)? Let us know in the comment section below!

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