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Ai no Kusabi (2012)

Ai no Kusabi (2012)

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 間の楔

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 18, 2012 to Apr 18, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 4782 users)
Ranked: #26502
Popularity: #1777
Members: 11,652
Favorites: 62
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed to temporarily keep the dark-haired "mongrels" as pets. One elite member, Iason, encounters a mongrel named Riki in the slums and decides to take him in. However, Iason keeps Riki longer than it is socially approved, and rumors abound about their possible relationship.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ai no Kusabi
Alternative version: Ai no Kusabi

Characters & Voice Actors

Riki
Riki
Main
Ito, Kentaro
Japanese
Ito, Kentaro
Mink, Iason
Mink, Iason
Main
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru
Gai
Gai
Supporting
Toriumi, Kousuke
Japanese
Toriumi, Kousuke
Katze
Katze
Supporting
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro

Staff

Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director
Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Yoshihara, Rieko
Script, Series Composition, Original Creator, Screenplay
Takahashi, Tetsuya
Theme Song Composition



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Jun 27, 2012
HikaruIzumi
Ai no Kusabi (2012) is the newest adaptation of a light novel of the same name published in 1986-1987. It’s first adaptation was airing in 1992-1994 and it had 2 OVA’s. This adaptation consisted of 4 OVA’s so double the fun, right? Well, yes and no, unless you call unfinished work fun. In that case it’s yes and yes.

Story: 9/10
It’s set in a fictional world with mostly men because of some genetic issues. The society is divided into castes where elites are at the top and mongrels at the bottom. The story revolves around an elite and a mongrel but don’t get the wrong idea, read more
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Jul 7, 2013
ChocoLate666
Remake of the anime "Ai no kusabi" first aired in 1992.
Story: 6/10
These ova show just half of the story, but when you confront it with the first version is easier to follow the plot.
Something changed in the story, anything really important, but is usually something that annoies me , the author chose what happened, then why in the animated version should it change?
Art: 10/10
Yessss, this is quite the thing, the art is awesome, I really liked it. But that's it.
I watched a more glamour version of Ai no Kusabi. But damn, that was pretty sexy xD
Sound: 8
Nice, I liked voice actors' job, and the read more
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Recommendations

Mirage of Blaze is a unique anime that is similar to AnK but at the same time rather dynamically different. If you enjoy BL anime where the two main characters are constantly ‘clashing’ against each other and thus creating a sort of love/hate relationship with a huge dose of drama then give Mirage of Blaze a try. The relationship development in MoB is far more subtle than in AnK so take heed if you are not a fan of historical dramas and lack the patience to endure through a slow paced story. However MoB is worth watching, if you are unsure whether you will like it give it a try first.
Yami no Matsuei, Ai no Kusabi, and Mirage of Blaze makes up the three classic triads of this type of BL anime. To start off Yami no Matsuei is similar to AnK in that the main antagonist is very similar to Iason in both possessiveness and obsession over their ‘love’ interest, but at the same time both have ‘to die for’ looks that makes it impossible for you to hate them. Both these anime unfolds into a complicated plot that keeps you absorbed by the conflict – which usually involves some kind of drama between said main characters – and the story arc ending will leave you in a pretty satisfied condition. If you are a fan of AnK watching Yami no Matsuei is a must.

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