The Dangers in My Heart anime release date in 2023

Volume 1 cover of The Dangers in My Heart and key visual to announce the upcoming anime adaptation.
The Dangers in My Heart Volume 1 cover art and the key visual that announced the upcoming anime adaptation. Pic credit: @imAnimeOtaku/Twitter

On August 1, 2022, the staff of The Dangers in my Heart anime announced that Norio Sakurai’s rom-com, slice-of-life, shonen manga is receiving an anime TV series adaptation set to premiere in 2023!

The Dangers in my Heart official Twitter account released a key visual announcing the upcoming anime which can be seen here:

Full-sized version of the key visual announcing the upcoming anime The Dangers in My Heart.
The full-sized version of the key visual announcing the upcoming anime The Dangers in My Heart. Pic credit: @bokuyaba_anime/Twitter

What is the plot of The Dangers in My Heart anime?

The story centers on an unpopular, gloomy high school boy named Kyotaro Ichikawa, who is unhappy with his lonely school life and has a very dark outlook. He spends most of the time reading bloody horror stories by himself. These violent stories inspire him to start fantasizing about murdering his popular classmates that to his eyes appear to be overly happy. This angers him because he feels so miserable about everything and he wishes he could bring them down a peg or two.

Kyotaro’s prime target is the most popular, outgoing, and beautiful girl in his class – Anna Yamada. Unfortunately, the bane of his existence, Anna, ends up paying way too much attention to him, following him to the library, interrupting his precious reading time, and even going so far as to steal his snacks.

Kyotaro becomes obsessed with “killing” her and when he finds out she’s a model goes out and immediately buys her magazine. He begins to follow her around and saves her from dangerous situations. As they become closer he comes to realize that his feelings have unexpectedly changed from hate to love. Unfortunately, Kyotaro has no idea what he should do once he realizes he likes the girl he used to hate.

Where can I read The Dangers in My Heart manga?

On March 8, 2018, The Dangers in My Heart was first serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine. On April 10, 2018, the series was moved to the Champion Cross manga website. On July 10, 2018, Akita Shoten merged Champion Cross with the manga website Manga Cross – where the manga is currently. Six volumes of the manga have been released as of January 2022.

In December 2020, the English version of the manga was licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment. Seven Seas Entertainment has released 4 volumes in English so far. In Taiwan, the series has been licensed by Tong Li Publishing and individual chapters of the series are called kartes.

Fan support made the anime adaptation possible

In 2019, the series ranked 4th in the Next Manga Awards contest in the web manga category, and in 2020 ranked 1st in the same category. In the 2020 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Guidebook the series ranked 3rd. In the 4th Tsutaya Comic Awards, it ranked 4th. In the Japanese bookstore Honya Club’s employee recommendations it ranked 13th. In 2020, it was also nominated for the Manga Taisho award. In a 2020 poll asking people what manga they most wanted to see adapted into an anime it ranked 4th and in 2021 it ranked 1st in the same poll.

Comment from creator Norio Sakurai

The decision to animate my manga has finally been made! A lot of my readers have been looking forward to a possible anime adaptation, including me. The story carefully depicts the relationship between two people, in this case, the anti-social Kyotaro and his bubbly classmate Anna, and shows the changes in their hearts. I am excited that the visualization will be expressed more delicately by adding moving music, movement for the characters and color! This is all thanks to my fans’ continued support. While we’re waiting let’s chat about the series together!

Norio Sakurai commented on bokuyaba-anime.com

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