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Junjou Romantica


Alternative Titles

English: Junjo Romantica
Synonyms: Junjyou Romantica, Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance
Japanese: 純情ロマンチカ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 64,394 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #429
Members: 104,023
Favorites: 4,048
8.13
Ranked #375Popularity #429Members 104,023
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Masaki Takahashi is a regular high school student who is preparing for his university entrance exams. In order to reduce the stress of studying, or so he hopes, he accepts the help of his older brother's best friend, and famous author, Akihiko Usami. However, Masaki is about to find out that Usami's books are of a very naughty genre, and that there may be something naughty waking up inside Masaki as well.

Junjou Romantica also follows the story of two other couples loosely connected to Masaki and Usami's "Romantica."

Egoist shows the very passionate, but often complicated, relationship between university professor Hiroki Kamijou (whose life has reached an all time low) and paediatrician Nowaki Kusama, who falls for Hiroki at first sight and would do anything to make him happy.

The third story, 'Terrorist,' shows just how obsessive love can become when rich eighteen-year-old Shinobu Takatsuki finally discovers something that he cannot have so easily—the literature professor You Miyagi.

There is passion abound as these three couples try to achieve their goals in life while also falling into temptation and anguish with their partners.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Usami, Akihiko
Usami, Akihiko
Main
Hanada, Hikaru
Japanese
Hanada, Hikaru
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Takahashi, Misaki
Takahashi, Misaki
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Kamijou, Hiroki
Kamijou, Hiroki
Main
Itou, Kentarou
Japanese
Itou, Kentarou
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Kusama, Nowaki
Kusama, Nowaki
Main
Canna, Nobutoshi
Japanese
Canna, Nobutoshi

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Script

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Jijitsu wa Shousetsu Yori mo Ki Nari (事実は小説よりも奇なり)
Apr 11, 2008
2 There's No Use Crying over Spilt Milk
Koukai "Saki" ni Tatazu (後悔先に立たず)
Apr 17, 2008
3 Knock, and It Shall Be Opened to You
Tatake yo Saraba "Hirakaren" (叩けよさらば開かれん)
Apr 24, 2008
4 The Fear Is Often Greater Than the Danger Itself
Anzuru Yori "Umu" ga Yasushi (案ずるより生むが易し)
May 2, 2008
5 Meeting in the beginning of parting
Au wa Wakare no Hajime (会うは別れの始め)
May 9, 2008

Edit Opening Theme

"Kimi = Hana (君=花)" by pigstar

Edit Ending Theme

"Baby Romantica (ベイビーロマンチカ)" by SCRIPT



More reviewsReviews

meowmeow21
May 25, 2008
So since no one has gotten a chance to review this anime I guess I will do the honors of being the first. I stumbled upon this anime while searching for random videos of youtube and I have to say I never expected it to be as good as it turned out to be. I just cannot stop watching this anime its completely and utterly addictive. Sorry this isnt going to be very dramatic and new york times like.

Story:
Definitely a yaoi girls(or guys) dream. The story is filled of 3 main plots all involving 3 different couples. There is the teddy bear obsessed writer read more
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OtakuTrey
Dec 10, 2011
For anyone that is unsure about giving this series a chance, then you should read this to see if its right for you or not. (look for *)

IF! you switched half the guys for girls people would say this is one of the best romance anime's to date. That is how good this story, and anime are!

Okay here is a little background on me, I am a Straight male with no interest in men or for even watching a BL series, However there might be a few people out there who's Girlfriends really want to watch this so..... they FORCE you to watch this (which read more
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iamjoe
Jan 29, 2009
Oh, an anime that certainly puts the fab back in fabulous and the gay back in yaoi.

Junjou Romantica is a yaoi anime, as anyone with eyes would know. What it is, is a well loved yaoi anime and a pretty crappy normal anime. Yes fangirls, feel free to hate on me now, it's okay. Just one word of warning: you will never get any of these men. They're gay and fictional. Now go cry about it.

The storyline is plain old unbelievable. You expect me to believe that there are so many gay guys who are all inter-related, yet most don't know the rest read more
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ihateeveryone
Jul 31, 2014
You want to know what really helps shape a relationship for me? An abundance of rape, sexual assault, and non-consensual acts being performed to your partner. God, what a literal pure romance that is. Thankfully, Junjou Romantica was sure to base one of its relationship entirely off of non-con and definitely wasn't afraid to add in some of that to the other relationships as well! Definitely the type of romance any gay man would dream of.

There are three different "love" stories in this anime, and all three manage to be equally as terrible as the other. For one thing, let's talk about the fact that read more
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