Newcomers or people currently watching the anime: See note on recommended viewing / reading order
Asenshi subs – alternative (often, though not always, better) translation to the CR subs
Pre-broadcast PVs –from the first teasers in March 2018 to the character PVs in the week before airing
Episode PVs -30-second previews for each episode with unique narration
Episode summaries – posted after each episode airing for the next one
This official spinoff twitter account @keeponly1luv ran from November until March 31st 2019 (all its’ tweets were deleted shortly after the airing of episode 10). It covers the daily lives of Reo and Mabu and contains some foreshadowing for the anime. Japanese fans figured out from various clues that the twitter’s events are actually taking place in 2007-8 rather than 2019.
Warning: If you haven’t watched up to episode 10 yet, please check this note before opening the below link.
ReoMabu twitter book: Details/scans coming soon
Kazuki/Toi/Enta SNS “leaks” – Posted on the @Sarazanmai account, SNS conversations between the main trio after Keppi gives them missions to visit real-life sites related to Sarazanmai eg the Noitamina cafe collab.
“Lapin Channel” show with Ikuhara and “Rappa”
Reo and Mabu spinoff Manga
The Sarazanmai spinoff manga ran from May 2018 to March 2019 in the BL magazines Rutile and Rutile Sweet. It’s about the daily lives of Reo and Mabu and their role as the adopted fathers of baby Sara.
Manga complete adaptation
Releases November, check back later.
The Sarazanmai novelisation has 2 volumes, the first published April 16 2019 and the second will come out in July 2019. Vol 1 covers eps 1-6 and vol 2 eps 7-11. With the exception of the crucial ReoMabu backstory in the ‘Rain’ chapter, the contents are largely similar to the anime but order of events are a little different and the novel gives more details at points.
Novel translations (currently all of novel 1) + Slightly revised translation of the novel-only ReoMabu rain scene
A starting guidebook for the anime was published in April 2019, with character designs, concept art, and cast/staff interviews.
(Releases September, check back later)
(Check back later)
Translations of the staff round table book
Main trio cast interview in TVStation, March 2019 – Murase, Uchiyama, Horie
Livedoor interview April 2019 – Uchiyama and Horie
Otomedia June 2019 – Miyano, Hosoya
Da Vinci June 2019 – Ikuhara
Animage June 2019 – Murase, Uchiyama, Horie
Entertainment Station May 2019 – Ikuhara
Spoon 2di June 2019 – Ikuhara, Utsumi
Pash July 2019 – Murase, Uchiyama, Horie, Hosoya
Animage July 2019 – Ikuhara, Utsumi
Febri July 2019 – Utsumi, Hashimoto
Newtype July 2019 – Hashimoto
Spoon 2di July 2019 – Utsumi, Okayasu, Migi
Pash August 2019 – Utsumi, Murase, Uchiyama, Horie
Otomedia August 2019 – Utsumi
Animage August 2019 – Utsumi, Noboyuki
Animage September 2019 – Matsushima
Pash September 2019 – Noboyuki
SuperGroupies Ikuhara livestream – May 2019 (Kazuki/Toi/Enta)
Prezanmai radio show
Episode uploads (including bonus “Creator’s Story” segments from the CD)
Translations/summaries (currently ep 1-9)
Places to buy merch:
–Amazon Japan (best for buying the BD/DVDs and magazines)
Sarazanmai analysis / writings
さらざんまい考察 (in Japanese)
“Sarazanmai theory” hashtag (in Japanese)
Scan archive <— to be updated as I buy and scan more books.
Where to buy doujins:
(Some of the below fan-created content is NSFW or otherwise sensitive, proceed at your own risk)
For newcomers – Recommended Sarazanmai viewing / reading order
Because of the anime’s short length, a large amount of story content, especially relating to the cop duo Reo and Mabu, was not included in the anime but instead various spinoff materials. Fans very often see the extra-anime materials as being just as important to their enjoyment of the series as the anime itself, so it’s highly recommended to check them out.
It’s best to read ReoMabu manga and @Keeponly1luv twitter before the anime, or atleast before episode 7 (both were published before the anime aired). It’s also recommended to read the Rain chapter in the novel pre- or early-anime. The other materials like official arts or interview translations can largely be left until after the anime for interested viewers.
The spinoff materials that are generally thought to be most important for enjoying and understanding the anime are in bold.
Warning for pre-ep 10 viewers
The last tweet from the twitter account, which is displayed as the top-most tweet on the linked archive page below, is a spoiler for ep 10. The rest of the twitter is intended to be read before watching the anime, so if you are reading the tweets before watching ep 10 please be careful to avoid reading the top one).