Synonyms: Tight Rope, Tightrope
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 30, 2012 to Jun 27, 2012
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.291 (scored by 3111 users)
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SynopsisTightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Tight-rope
Characters & Voice Actors
(Edit: LOL I just removed the other comment. I thought it was Fukuyama Jun who voiced Tetsu! LOL It was Fukushima Jun actually! I misread it!And I don't know him OTL)
Oho~ Guess I'll be the first one to review this OVA!! :D
Tight Rope is ONE of my MOST FAVE YAOI MANGA by Natsume Isaku. So I was really really happy when I learned that it will have an ANIME VERSION!
I finished watching the 2 episodes and I must say.. it was good. It didn't really disappoint me like those other Yaoi OVAs. And I say it's good because even if you haven't read the manga itself, you will understand it and will definitely enjoy it.
This OVA is a Yazuza themed story. But not the serious-deep type of Yakuza story. Instead it's a rather cute and simple-sweet story. The story will revolve around Ryuu and Naoki, who were childhood friends since they were little. Ryuu is, however, the heir of the Ohara Family. But he is reluctant to take the position because he wanted to be with Naoki (yes he is SUPER attached with Naoki) but because of an incident where Naoki got hurt (not really serious though) he said that if he'd ever take the position, he have to let go of Naoki. And there are still two months left before their graduation so Ryuu was savoring his time with Naoki.
Well something like that. I don't want to spoil the story anymore.
The animation is.. well.. good I guess. But I can't help but to think Ryuu's looks is kinda different from the manga. Well not only Ryuu but I think Naoki as well. Or is it just me? XD I still prefer what they look like in the manga though. :D
Well most of Yaoi OVAs doesn't have opening or ending songs right.. though the opening and ending songs of this OVA were instrumental.. and I liked it. Their voices, too were good. They speak Osaka-ben.
Nothing much to say here.. I just love Ryuu's attachment to Naoki and Naoki's indifference. LOL
I did say I enjoyed this OVA because it's the adaptation of my fave manga!! But the ONLY THING that DISAPPOINTED me is... NO SEX SCENE AT ALL! ;o; Even HINTS!! NONE AT ALL. ToT Only kissing.. awww... and I was really looking forward to see it because in the manga Ryuu and Naoki were sooooo cute! Not that I'm a perverted fangirl but they could have included "that scene" right? Even if it's only hints. And as a Yaoi/BL fangirl.. that's a must see! But there's none! Gaaah!
Even without the yaoi scene, I guess it's okay. I still enjoyed it. So if you want a Yakuza-themed-story yet a sweet-cute one.. then this one if for you! It's not explicit at all so don't worry if you're worried about that. Then if you haven't read the manga.. read it after you watch this OVA! I'm sure you will enjoy it more!! read more
I'll give you the shorts: If you've read the manga then the anime is practically a two episode squeeze of the six chapter volume. They cut out characters, events and a few extra scenes including their 'together scene'. So practically they turned a Yaoi into a Shounen-Ai.
Come on PrimeTime! You didn't cut 'The Tyrant' love scenes out...so why Tight Rope?! :(
Wasn't a total loss though as seeing the characters come alive and hearing their voices was worth it - i especially like Nao's voice actor. And i did have a few heart fluttering scenes as Ryu saves Nao ♥_♥
I would recommend watching the anime first so the manga is joy to read because of all the little extras - including a steamy 'holding' scene *droolz*
So, lets review:
x No Yaoi action - besides kissing
x Lots of characters and events/scenes were chopped
x Music was plain - just typical background music
✓ Clean animations and soft colourings - yay PrimeTime!
✓ Nice plot/story and easy to follow
✓ Characters were delivered well with good voice actors
✓ Light drama and mild action involving brotherhoods and bonds
✓ Some scenes were exaggerated from the manga for better story - like Nao getting shot was more intense
Compared to the yaoi animes out there this wouldn't rate very high. But coming from a Manga-to-Anime this is good and i was happy with the outcome. The manga is still much much better (as they normally are) but who can complain about ANY yaoi animes :D
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In both these animes Ukes are strong individuals with strong characters that support their Seme emotionally trough out the relationship... which differs from a typical Uke characteristic to be feminine and frail
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