Ranked #2170


Alternative Titles

English: Loveless
Synonyms: LL
Japanese: LOVELESS


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


Score: 7.311 (scored by 38810 users)
Ranked: #21702
Popularity: #484
Members: 69,307
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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)


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 7, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Loveless
Side story: Loveless Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Agatsuma, Soubi
Agatsuma, Soubi
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Aoyagi, Ritsuka
Aoyagi, Ritsuka
Minagawa, Junko
Minagawa, Junko
Takahashi, Hiroki
Takahashi, Hiroki
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui


Kou, Yuu
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Andou, Ken
Episode Director
Hikita, Kaori
Theme Song Performance

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May 17, 2014
The yaoi fangirls are going to kill me here. Loveless stands up with Gravitation, Junjou Romantica, and Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi as one of those BL anime that all yaoi fans love. While out of all of those the only one I legitimately enjoyed was Gravitation, that is just a matter of personal taste. Junjou and Hatsukoi are both decent anime and certainly set a much higher standard than most BL anime in existence. With that out of the way I can safely say that Loveless is one of the few anime that made me want to claw my own eyes out.

The story centers around Ritsuka read more
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Jul 14, 2008
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
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
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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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. 
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  read more 
Both are sweet boy's love stories. 
Both have/are:
Pretty art/pretty boys
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 
Well, they're both BL, but Loveless has less than Junjou. Anyway, I enjoyed them both, so other people might do too ^^ 
Simalar! Boy X Boy. Yaoi anime? 
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Opening Theme

"Tsuki no Curse" by Okina Reika

Ending Theme

"Michiyuki" by Kaori Hikita

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