Sarazanmai Tsunagaru PV complete ver. translation

Kazuki Yasaka: 
This world is overflowing with connections. 
Blood connections. Town connections. Connections over feelings.
A world where everyone is connected. 
And yet, I wonder why I’m not connected with anyone?

Toi Kuji:
In this town that which disappears is forgotten.
Stores. Buildings. People as well.
They are overwritten by new things.
No one cares about that.
I don’t believe in connections.

Enta Jinnai:
I believe.
What we have is a connection that can’t be broken easily.
We will surely connect once again.

Humans are laughable.
They cling on to brittle connections.
Making assumptions is dangerous.

Without beginning, without ending.
For those who cannot connect
Let’s open up another door now.
Desire or love?

Kazuki: Me and you…
Toi:With you…
Enta:With you…
Reo: With you…
Mabu: With you…
Kazuki: I wonder if we’ll connect?

Everyone: Sarazanmai

Keppi:Don’t let go. Desire is your life-kero.

Are they human? Is the manga a prequel?

Anonymous asked me this on tumblr:

Do you think Leo isn’t human anymore somehow or is it misanthropy after a bad break up with Mabu(I’m kidding here but he seems very different as you said…)

Here’s my reply:

I’m not sure if he ever was human actually. Both he and Mabu act so ridiculous at times, especially Mabu with his cooking obsession. 

I assume we’ll meet Mabu next week so it’ll be easier to say if anything happened to them then, but so far I wouldn’t rule it out 😛 Most likely something happened to Sara though to make him like that.

mirikins then replied to me:

And this is not a prequel to him meeting them?

To which I continued:

I’d rather say that Leo to Mabu (the spin-off manga) is a prequel to Sarazamai based on the fact that Sara (the baby they find in the manga) could be the same character that is shown in the pv’s, as she’s clearly more grown up in them!


Of course that doesn’t rule out the fact that the pv’s show whatever, or maybe the actual anime is all over the place chronologically. The pictogram humans actually all have what seems to be historical hairstyles, maybe it’s supposed to depict their old fashioned way of thinking, or maybe they actually are from the past and there are some crazy time shenanigans going on?

Sarazanmai “Tsunagaru PV” 2

Second PV for the new Kunihiko Ikuhara original TV-anime Sarazanmai is out!

The video is titled さらざんまい”つながるPV”第二弾 which translates to “Sarazamai ‘connected PV’ number two”

It will be broadcast on the Fuji TV noitamina block staring April 2019.

There will be new updates five weeks in a row. The third one airs on Friday October 19th.


dyceaverruncus asked me on tumblr:

I’m not able to read Japanese so I wondering if you noticed sose potential theme or story elements in the sarazanmai promo material. Ive heard someone say it’s about bonds but I don’t know the basis behind that .

Here’s my reply:

Oh yeah, it’s most definitely about bonds, being connected, linked or related in some way!

Here’s my translation of the newest pv:

This world is overflowing with connections.
Blood connections, town connections, thought/feeling connections.
A world connecting everyone.
Yet, why can’t I connect with anyone?
I wonder if I could connect with you?

I also translated the initial pv’s here. They also mention bonds/connections as well as desire, not letting it go, something about truth and lies and as you can tell it’s all very ominous.

The word they used for desire can also be translated as lust or appetite, in the first pv’s I think it feels kinda sexual, but then the Leo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai spin-off manga and all the promos they’ve done for it has been focusing on sweets, so it could be more about that kind of desire, or then the manga is just a fluffier (symbolic?) version of what Sarazanmai will be about (this is almost a given). 

The manga is pretty funny and sweet. If you’re curious about it I’ve been buying it and blogging about all the chapters.

I’m not sure how much of what happens in it will show up in the anime or be relevant for it though.

So yeah, I think Sarazanmai will touch upon loneliness and emptiness and feeling and creating different connections and bonds with others. I think that would be a relevant topic in today’s world. It’s also going to be about desire of some sort and possibly seeking it out/daring to go after it/standing by it? They also mention “the world” a couple of times, so the themes will be grand like that. Then I think Sarazanmai will have some sort of fantasy element, similar to what has been present in previous Ikuhara series, because that’s just what he does and it’s been pretty much confirmed by Sara having a “mysterious power” in the manga, as well as by the kappa that can be seen in the newest trailer.

Sara appears in the PV?

aliasanonyme asked me this on tumblr:

At first when watching the trailer, I was thinking that Kazuki Yasaka and Sara could be the same character… But Since the series seems to be all about connections/links/bounds, maybe there is a connection between this cute boy and Sara?

Here’s my reply:

When I first picked up the manga I was thinking the same thing! Wondering if she could be the protagonist of the anime (even though there had been hints that it would be about a boy and not a girl). Yeah I mean there’s almost bound to be one? Reo and Mabu were introduced as “key characters” and their lives revolve around Sara for the most part, she’s been built up as someone special so she’s gotta have some connection with Kazuki!

Also, I actually think that we get a glimpse of Sara in the trailer! This girl here in the advert:


The pink text below spells out “Sara Television” and I think she has some of the same features as Sara the baby, mainly the eyebrows, eye shape and the way her hair is parted, although it’s not like those things are super unique or don’t change over time.


She doesn’t seem to be someone our protagonist could easily approach, being famous and all, but she also seems super important to the story so I’m sure that they’ll have some sort of connection or bond or fated encounter!

Sarazanmai “Tsunagaru PV” 1

A new PV for the new Kunihiko Ikuhara original TV-anime Sarazanmai is out!

The video is titled さらざんまい”つながるPV”第一弾 which translates to “Sarazamai ‘connected PV’ number one”

It will be broadcast on the Fuji TV noitamina block staring April 2019.

There will be new updates five weeks in a row with the second one airing on Friday the 12th of October.


They accidentally uploaded a video early on youtube. I got a link to a lq version of it from an anonymous tumblr user.

For me the most interesting thing in the test video was a shot of a little green guy that was turned away from the camera, with a white plate on top of it’s head, a turtle shell on its back and a tiny tail. It’s a fucking Kappa.

Kappa’s if you don’t know, are Japanese yokai (demons basically) with humanoid and amphibious characteristics that inhabit rivers and ponds. They have cavities on top of their heads that are literally called “sara” meaning a plate or a dish. The sara is supposed to be filled with liquid that gives the Kappa its powers and keeps them alive when they’re on land.

Furthermore Kappas have many different names (one source is telling me there are up to 80) and one of the more common ones is kawaso, meaning otter.