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Ai no Kusabi

Alternative Titles

English: Ai no Kusabi
Synonyms: Love Wedge, The Space Between, Wedge of interval, Wedge of Love
Japanese: 間の楔

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1992 to May 1, 1994
Producers: AIC
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Light novel
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Yaoi
Duration: 54 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 11,207 users)
Ranked: N/A2
Popularity: #1832
Members: 18,611
Favorites: 300
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Synopsis

On planet Amoi, a great society has developed, creating a computerized city called Tanagura, ruled by supercomputer Jupiter. The populace is almost entirely male and is based on hair color; silver and/or blonds are the elitist, ending with dark/black haired as the bottom of society, often known as "mongrels". Blondies keep "pets", young boys kept for a few years, especially made for performing sexual actions for the Blondie's voyeurism entertainment. Blondies aren't suppose to keep pets for long or interact sexually with pets, but one blondie named Iason Mink has kept a pet named Riki, for years and is rumored to sleep with him. Iason refuses to let go of Riki, even with Jupiter's disapproval. Riki fights with his emotions and society problems, unable to decide what to do about his old friend/lover Gai (Guy) and their gang. Iason is obsessed with keeping Riki, and Riki doesn't know what to do; fight against him or surrender to him.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mink, Iason
Mink, Iason
Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Riki
Riki
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Katze
Katze
Supporting
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Am, Raoul
Am, Raoul
Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show

Staff

Akiyama, Katsuhito
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director
Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hasegawa, Nahoko
Hasegawa, Nahoko
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/2)

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Opening Theme

"Midnight Illusion" by Toshihiko Seki

Ending Theme

"Eternal" by Ishihara Shin'ichi



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bluebrainfreezy
Jan 10, 2009
I have just a few seconds ago finished watching Ai no Kusabi, but I think I will remain breathless for quite a while.

I was expecting a not too heavy yaoi story involving hot boys in chains, but I got so much more. The story is pretty intense to sit through but its worth it. It has characters whom you actually feel for and a story that fits the old adage of leaving you wanting more.

By the end I was quite taken aback at how good the story was, don't mistake it for a shallow or superficial anime, at its core this read more
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AlexanderZero
Jul 14, 2011
Gay romance in anime is something that one almost doesn’t want to see nowadays. Most anime features homosexuals in way that is degrading. They exist only as drag queen outcast villains for the heroes to defeat. Then you get into the animes which are based on gay romance, and these ones are even worse. If their purpose isn’t to exist as a poorly disguised pornography, most gay romance anime features two men who fall in love one day and are sleeping together the next. These men usually have ridiculous arguments about anything and everything insignificant, and their relationships are a roller coaster of confusion and read more
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eriksigal
Jan 29, 2016
This anime so far regarded as the best yaoi anime, i have other opinion - i don`t like unequal relationship, no matter if it is heterosexual or homosexual - i prefer more light-hearted things like Krepapa, or papa to kiss in the dark, but comparing to real crap like sensitive pornograph(not offence to the ones who like it, i just mean it is not to my personal liking) it is very good, there was done great job in creating sci-fi world, also, ending is great, the only minus for me is relationship master-slave, but it is subjective minus. Also would be better if relationships of read more
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scareletdragon_
Jan 9, 2013
Okay, so I literally just finished watching it 5 minutes ago, I just felt this sudden urge to share my thoughts, so here it goes. But bear in mind that this is only my opinion.

I was looking through the recommendation on my Youtube channel, when I saw the latest remake of this. I tried it, but I found it...unsatisfactory. On the related video column, there was this AMV with a song twilight so I watched out of pure curiosity, and it turns out to be this version, 1992, and believe it or not, that mini video caught my interest more than the 2012 version read more
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The semes are both oppressive and possessive while the uke is whiny and full of resistance ( but not giving a good fight...in different ways). Although Ai no Kusabi is more about the societal/class influence and not as micro as Finder's take on yakuza, there are similarities in terms of the author's perspective on life (Life sucks for Fei Long all the way and same for Gai/Rikki), that it sucks, of course.

Ai no Kusabi is a classic for yaoi. The 2012 remake version is slightly more parallel to the novel but the original animation is complete in its own way. See  read more 
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