Ranked #2180


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tight Rope, Tightrope
Japanese: タイトロープ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 30, 2012 to Jun 27, 2012
Producers: PrimeTime
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.311 (scored by 8,020 users)
Ranked: #21802
Popularity: #2099
Members: 13,739
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Tightrope 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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Nov 14, 2015
Story (8/10)

Art (8/10)
Let's be real, this art isn't a 8, but for animated yaoi it's really good.

Animation (4/10)
Oh, Lord… Most things looked awkward, from fighting to walking to kissing to sometimes even talking, no fps can help this and they repeat animation sequences so much.

Sound (6/10)
Lol, what sound? The OP and ED are easy going compositions that disappear from your memory the moment you finish listening to them, the background music is basically non-existing apart from the "que piano music for dramatic appeal", unrealistic everyday sounds for instance walking, hitting people, etc. Still, the thing that really pulled through was the voice acting, read more
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Jun 1, 2013
I haven't read the manga, so I'm reveiwing this only on the Anime.

Story 9/10.

Because it really is a bit diffrent than other voilence/yaoi out there. And the realtionship between the two main characters is sweet.

Art. 9/10

Because when it comes to yaoi. i've seen some horrible art, but Tight-rope is not one of them. I really did enjoy the art.

Sound 8/10

Because the opening song was really nice and the voice actors won't annoy you.

Characters 10/10

They really do make you laugh, and the two main characters go together nicely I think.

Enjoyment 10/10

Even thought it's short, it's really enjoyable.

Overall 9/10

If you debating if you should watch this read more
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Jun 29, 2012
(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

Story: 8/10

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 read more
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Jul 12, 2012
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 read more
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Both of them have comdey and yaoi in it. So if you like Sekaiichi Hatsukoi you'll probably like Tight-rope and vise-versa.  
reportRecommended by SecretAnimeLover
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Both have similar relationship where one is the hot headed type, and the other the calm kind one. both funny, and highly enjoyable. You'll love 'Koisuru Boukun' if you liked 'Tight-rope'. ENJOY :D 
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Anime: Junjou Romantica
Both Shounen Ai (plus a bit yaoi - though it's just "knowing what'll happen or what's happening, than actually seeing it).

Both amazing cute couples.

Tight Rope "only" has one couple, since it is just a 2ep. OVA, and it is more about protecting each other, than the "daily life" problems in Junjou Romantica.

Both are amazing! 
reportRecommended by Calgary
Anime: Okane ga Nai
Both of them have to deal with gang and violence, also they are both yaoi but I think Tight rope is much less intense than Okane ga Nai. Also in my opinion Tight-Rope has much better Art.  
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2 guys having a bromance though sakamichi no apollon is just hinted... theyre very similar though .3. 
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If you like one you should like the other !
Both have :

- Boys love relations betweens 2 protagonist.
- Yakuzas
- Fight / injuries
- the yakuza guy (seme) try to make some bad jokes
- the yakuza's boyfriend (uke) is involved with yakuza problems. 
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