Ranked #329

Junjou Romantica

Alternative Titles

English: Junjo Romantica
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
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.171 (scored by 58,676 users)
Ranked: #3292
Popularity: #403
Members: 94,055
Favorites: 3,806
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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

Opening Theme

"Kimi = Hana (君=花)" by pigstar

Ending Theme

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

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

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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Nov 10, 2015
100% i'm gonna be the worst review person ever, though i can only go by art, sound, and animation. So the story part I can only do the plot. Along with that, deal with my worst spelling NA
I'll be scoring all three of the seasons. (And my friends comment too)

Story - 10
Giving enough details in advance on what will happen, even though the sexual starts. That leads us to every character too on their part. Know that each character haves their own Plot story.
Me: But he moaned ;)

Art/animation - 10
At least give her credit for going a great job on the read more
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May 12, 2015
So bad it's good!
If you are looking for a terribly written shounen ai anime with the most cliché characters and a ridiculous story, Junjou Romantica is the anime you need to watch! (it has dub-con, be warned)

This is a must-see if you are a fan of the genre and want a good laugh. If you really want to watch something good (and I assure you, good yaoi does actually exists), I suggest you run far away from this.

The characters and situations are as stereotypical as they can get in a romance anime. So stereotypical and cliché in fact, that it actually 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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Anime: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
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  read more 
reportRecommended by MaliyaWong
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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". 
reportRecommended by Ora_no_shippo
Anime: Love Stage!!
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. 
reportRecommended by newperson
Anime: Loveless
Well, they're both BL, but Loveless has less than Junjou. Anyway, I enjoyed them both, so other people might do too ^^ 
reportRecommended by Kuromii
Anime: Kirepapa
Shounen-ai. BoyxBoy. The stuff, you know.

But that's not the only way the two anime are similiar.
They're handling a pairing (well, Junjo Romantica handles 3 pairings, but I'm talking baout the MAIN pairing) with a huge age different.
Also, they have a lot of comedy elements and contain a lot of chibis/SDs.

reportRecommended by Gewaltgoere
Anime: Sex Pistols
Both yaoi with brilliant animation. Focuses on two sets of lovers, similar to Junjou's three. Similar soundtrack and sense of comedy (intimate moment right before adorable awkwardness or something/someone interrupts).  
reportRecommended by Shounenai4life

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