Ranked #309
Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.211 (scored by 51497 users)
Ranked: #3092
Popularity: #372
Members: 81,004
Favorites: 3,486
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy romance shounen-ai yaoi


Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!

Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki's nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?

Egoist: Just when Kamijou's life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means "typhoon," and he's about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.

Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile, but even he has problems, although he doesn't let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who's adamant that they're destined to be together.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Junjou Romantica, Junjou Minimum
Sequel: Junjou Romantica 2
Other: Junjou Romantica Special
Spin-off: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Side story: Junjou Romantica (OVA)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamijou, Hiroki
Kamijou, Hiroki
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Kusama, Nowaki
Kusama, Nowaki
Canna, Nobutoshi
Canna, Nobutoshi
Miyagi, You
Miyagi, You
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Takahashi, Misaki
Takahashi, Misaki
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Theme Song Performance

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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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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.

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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Nov 17, 2013
This is my first review, so don't expect it to be perfect... It'll be short.
I'm going to try to get through this review without fangirling, okay? Haha, kidding.

I found this show randomly on RightStuf. the plot sounded pretty good, but I was a little hesitant at first, since it was a yaoi. I honestly expected it to be awful at first. I'm glad it played out the way it did.

Story: 8/10

The plot of Junjou Romantica revolves around three gay couples going about their everyday lives. It's very simple, but can get confusing since it never focuses on just one couple. It's a character driven romance, read more
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Aug 21, 2010
Since you already have the summary above I'll just jump into my review :)

While I was watching this, I began to wonder how long had it been since I'd gotten so enchanted by a particular story in an anime. So much that watching it put me on the edge of my seat and had me deeply concerned over the fate of the characters. Well Junjou Romantica did all that and more, it left me breathless, and my heart over flowing with joy. The story is absolutely class A work, it doesn't focus on just the sexual relationship the characters have, it actually gives us a read more
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Same author, same producer, extremely similar stories and characters. I do prefer Seikaiichi Hatsukoi over Junjou Romantica, because the characters of JR are slightly more annoying. Also, more importantly, the relationships in JR feel forced and unnatural. Here is a description of them---

1. I actually love your bro, but now I suddenly love you, a highschooler, because you showed pity on me;
2. We grow apart because of our inattentiveness towards each other (read: we grow bored of each other) and so we don't speak for years when you go abroad, thus we have sex in library to solve all our problems;
3. I love you, but I am cursed because you married my sister, yet now you suddenly become gay and a cradle robber and want me, a highschooler.

That sums up the relationships of JR. Compare with SH 's relationships, which suffers much less from this---

1. highschool love, break up through misunderstanding, renewal of feelings when meeting after many years, but denial of feelings on one side, plus on the other side a jealous overprotective friend who once might have been something more than a friend;
2. three long time friends, but there are more-than-friends feelings running around, which causes jealousy and confusion;
3. love at first sight for a pretty face, and a jealous ex-one night stand.

SH's relationships have a better basis, which is why the story is more believable and therefore better IMO.
Both show love boys ;)
1 boy has similar character as Shindou (Gravitation) and 2 boy is a writer, he writes romance book as Yuki Eiri (Gravitation).
If you pleased from observing Gravitation, I'm sure that you will be charmed "Junjo Romantica".
These are similar in a way that they show BL (boys love) and also portray the uke with the "cute" type of personality. In both animes there is a specific scene that happens, which the ukes are both shocked by due to the semes' action (it will make your BL fangirl heart go wild~!). Anyways, Junjou Romantica is highly recommended to watch (if not already seen) if you are currently enjoying Love Stage!! because they both possess elements of romance and comedy that relate.
Well, they're both BL, but Loveless has less than Junjou. Anyway, I enjoyed them both, so other people might do too ^^
Both are Shonen ai / yaoi... and involve a relationship between two person with a lot age diference
Both have very good animation, are really cute, and really hot yaois!!!

Opening Theme

"Kimi = Hana (君=花)" by pigstar

Ending Theme

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

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