On planet Amoi, a great society has developed, creating a computerized city called Tanagura, ruled by supercomputer Jupiter. The populace is almost entirely male and is based on hair color;... See full summary »
The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed... See full summary »
Twelve year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who ... See full summary »
Ranmaru is the best fencer in his school. One day while he and his friend, Enjoji, are walking home from school, Yakuza from a rival syndicate try to run his friend over with their car. ... See full summary »
Rookie literary editor Onodera Ritsu finds himself working for the Marukawa Publishing Company. To his surprise the only job available is in the Shojo Manga division of the company. The ... See full summary »
Misaki Takahasi is the 18-year-old (19 in episode 8 of Junjo Romantica) little brother of Takahiro. At the start of the series, Misaki is about to sit for his college entrance examinations.... See full summary »
Enjouji and Ranmaru are a mostly-happy couple, but when Ranmaru finds lipstick on Enjouji, he becomes suspicious and leaves in a huff. Enjouji follows Ranmaru throughout the day. As they do... See full summary »
The story jumps around but centers around doll like people who are servents. I'm gonna be literal and say that they are used for "inappropriate" acts. This is a yaoi (gay/boy x boy) series. It's not very long as far as I've seen
Gravity can be a funny thing: just like love, it draws the most unlikely people together. As luck would have it, both forces combine for Shuuichi Shindou. Shuuichi is an up-and-coming ... See full summary »
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While spending summer with his mother, Haru meets Ren, a boy newly adopted by his mother. Getting along with Ren isn't easy as Haru's goal is to "civilize" him by the time summer ends. ... See full summary »
Ai no Kusabi (both parts, to me it's one movie and should be viewed as such) is a story centered around the relationship between Iason Mink, a high-class "Blondie" and Riki, a black-haired "Mongrel".
The movie is a beautiful tale of love and friendship, of power, caste systems and class differences. As I've been told Ai no Kusabi means Wedge of Love or The Space Between.
Ai no Kusabi is rightfully seen as a classic movie of the yaoi anime genre. I must say it's the best best yaoi anime I've seen to date. But to "reduce" it to being a yaoi movie (as the genre seems to have a bad reputation) is doing it injustice.
It's a powerful movie refreshingly free of the "one dominant and one submissive" stereotype of male same sex stories. A futuristic movie set in a complex and interesting world. Artistically a piece of art.
I haven't read the novel, so I can't convey any insight on the standard book vs. Movie issues. I'm also not proficient in Japanese, so I can not say anything about the dialogue other than that having watched a fan-subtitled version the dialogue felt right and authentic.
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