Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka
This "boys love" film features Kei Kuneida, a reporter who has a more volatile side to his personality he has in private by dressing in sweats, glasses, and a mask; until a stop-motion animator named Ushio Tsuzuki comes upon Kei's masked persona. The crux of their interactions comes from Kuneida coming to gradually bond with Tsuzuki in his masked state, while the animator assumes Kuneida's public persona as a reporter is the real him and leading to an internal conflict for Kuneida over whether or not to reveal both personas are one and the same to Tsuzuki. The story works for the film's 50-minute runtime, especially with much of the film explored through Kuneida's perspective in regards to his growing relationship with Tsuzuki. Probably the only major issue with this is the sex scene in the film that looked non-consensual and is sadly a thing with a number of "boys love" titles that dabble into sex for elements of their stories. But if "boys love" titles draw your interest, there is solid character exploration offered up with Yes, No, Or Maybe with Kuneida's internal conflict over being honest with Tsuzuki.
Last updated Saturday, May 08 2021. Created Saturday, May 08 2021.