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Loveless

Loveless

Alternative Titles

English: Loveless
Synonyms: LL

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.331 (scored by 37996 users)
Ranked: #20792
Popularity: #458
Members: 67,326
Favorites: 1,435
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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 claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka eventually discovers that Soubi and Seimei used to be a fighting pair, whereby Soubi was the "Fighter" and Seimei was the "Sacrifice". Now that Seimei is gone, Ritsuka has inherited Soubi, who will become his "Fighter". After learning that Seimei was killed by an organisation known as the "Seven Moons", Ritsuka decides to investigate into his brother's death, with the sometimes useless help of Soubi, along the way.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Loveless
Side story: Loveless Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Agatsuma, Soubi
Agatsuma, Soubi
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Hackenberger, Karlo
German
Hackenberger, Karlo
...
Aoyagi, Ritsuka
Aoyagi, Ritsuka
Main
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese
Minagawa, Junko
Bösherz, Konrad
German
Bösherz, Konrad
...
Kinka
Kinka
Supporting
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki
Wirthgen, Jesco
German
Wirthgen, Jesco
Ginka
Ginka
Supporting
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Blankenburg, Julia
German
Blankenburg, Julia

Staff

Kou, Yuu
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Andou, Ken
Episode Director
Kajiura, Yuki
Theme Song Lyrics



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Jul 14, 2008
kiriska
It's rare that a series leaves me at a complete loss for words, and I really don't mean that in a good way. I've managed to gathered the words now though, and here they are:

STORY - ...What story? Seriously, at what point is anything in this series explained? (Hint: never!) There are problems presented, sure -- Seimei, Ritsuka's older brother, was killed and he wants to find out who did it and why. Not really that intriguing or original, but it works, right? Additionally, Ritsuka has amnesia and is a "completely different person" than he was two years prior, but he doesn't know what happened. read more
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Jan 5, 2008
sasori_yume
For me, the best word to describe this anime is simply "beautiful"... If you truly want to understand it you have to take a closer look and be able to see beyond the "shounen-ai" or "shotacon" tags. I can't even say it's about a homosexual love, because it goes way beyond that, at a more spiritual level. In this anime, love becomes a great source of power. The fighter/sacrifice couples simply HAVE to create a great bond between them in order to become powerful.
But love is not the main theme, it deals with a lot of other issues too. For example, the way we read more
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Jul 17, 2008
natsuocosplay
I believe that Loveless is MUCH MORE than just some shounen-ai story. It is so much deeper than that. It really delves into the life of a young boy who is lost in the world. Ritsuka's real name being Loveless is a strong showing of that fact.

I have to say that sadly, I was confused a few times while watching this anime. And many people I have talked to get very upset about how it was ended. They say that there were too many questions left unanswered. But think about it, in real life, there are always more questions that have not been answered.

STORY: I read more
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Nov 24, 2007
-Yuki-
Loveless could some times be a confusing anime but it's irresistible
The story revolves around Aoyagi Ritsuka,a 12-year old who transfers with a mom having countless mental breakdowns which leads to child abuse dealing physical pain. Two years ago Ritsuka had lost memories and became a different person, from there his brother Seimei becomes important in his life. The anime begins with the death of Seimei which keeps Ritsuka wondering who killed his brother. The story truely begins when Ritsuka meets Agatsuma Soubi, Seimei's former fighter, and all the unexplained mystery comes, well you must watch it to see. It's true that to some the battles read more
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Recommendations

Though the plots and story line are completely different, the main characters seem to have similarities.

First off, Ciel and Ritsuka are both 12. Though they have different voice actors, their voices sound extremely similar. They're both stubborn and have snarky attitudes throughout the series. They have also both lost something precious to them. Ciel his family, and Ritsuka his older brother. Both lost their relatives due to fires. (in Loveless, this is directed via anime, as to where the manga tells otherwise about his brother's 'status'.)

Soubi and Sebastian are similar as well. Both have extrodinary powers and call the main characters their 'masters'. They are both in a contract of sorts with the kids, and their lives are made to serve said boys and protect them at all costs, also being ordered to do whatever their masters want. Both men are calm and composed and are rarely seen angry. The only difference is that Sebastian is a butler, as to where Soubi is a 'servent'. (Yes, that's similar, but with different meanings of the words) Also, Sebastian seems a lot darker than Soubi personality wise.
The first episode of both series are similar to each other; they both have hand-grabbing and kissing between the two guys that must be bonded. This is probably due to the fact that the same people who worked on Loveless are working on Monochrome factor too.
Both have/are:
Pretty art/pretty boys
Supernatural
Fights that involve spells
Only one girl plays a more or less central role
Descrete shounen-ai
Lonely central character with someone willing to sacrifice himself for him
Way sentimental and dramatic
Manga adaptation
Both are sweet boy's love stories.
Well, they're both BL, but Loveless has less than Junjou. Anyway, I enjoyed them both, so other people might do too ^^
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Opening Theme

"Tsuki no Curse" by Okina Reika

Ending Theme

"Michiyuki" by Kaori Hikita

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