I knew it was only a matter of time before popular yaoi manga Ten Count received an anime adaptation. Yesterday, anime studio PONY CANYON released a PV and official announcement for the anime. Not much is shown in the short clip except that the series will be released in 2020. For readers unfamiliar with the Ten Count series it follows Shirotani Tadaomi, who has mysophobia, a pathological fear of germs and being contaminated. After his boss gets into an accident he meets counsellor Riku Kurose. Kurose wants to help cure, or at least help Tadaomi manage his mysophobia. To do this, Kurose goes down the route of ‘exposure’ therapy. Tadaomi writes a list of ten things he feels he absolutely cannot do, and works his way up it. However, as the treatment progresses, so too do their feelings for one another.
Boys Love anime seems to be gaining in popularity over the last couple of years. We’ve had adaptations of Hitorijime My Hero, Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu, and Yarachin Bitch-Bu. This announcement, makes me even more excited about the future of BL! Now all I need is an adaptation of Merry Checkerby Suzuki Tsuta and my life will be complete!
To finish up, I know it’s bad to judge a series before it has even aired but I think Ten Count is in good hands with PONY CANYON. PONY CANYON has worked production on series such as Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail and Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club. However, they have also produced series which are perhaps not as loved such as The Lost Village. From what I can tell, Ten Count will be their second BL series, the first being an adaptation of DRAMAtical Murder. The anime adaptation of DRAMAtical Murder, is again another series with mixed reviews.
For now, you can follow the official website for any new information.