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Ai no Kusabi

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
Duration: 54 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 9541 users)
Ranked: #16352
Popularity: #1513
Members: 15,386
Favorites: 273
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama romance sci-fi yaoi

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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ai no Kusabi
Alternative version: Ai no Kusabi (2012)

Characters & Voice Actors

Riki
Riki
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Boccanera, Fabio
Italian
Boccanera, Fabio
Mink, Iason
Mink, Iason
Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Ward, Andrea
Italian
Ward, Andrea
Gai
Gai
Supporting
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
Del Giudice, Roberto
Italian
Del Giudice, Roberto
Sid
Sid
Supporting
Hori, Hideyuki
Japanese
Hori, Hideyuki

Staff

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



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Jan 10, 2009
bluebrainfreezy
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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Jul 14, 2011
AlexanderZero
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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Recommendations

The weak and the strong, the one who need to posses and the one who is being possessed this is the main theme of those two ova’s. To love and hate in the same time. Both of the anime are about the same thing, but from different perspectives. The graphic of fuyu no semi is better than the one from ai no kusabi [but that's related to the year of production]. I enjoyed both of them, so if u like on title give it a try with the other one too.
Such a pity that Legend of Blue Wolves was never finished because of the low budget, but this one ova that was produced has a really good story. There are not too many good yaoi [when I say good yaoi I'm thinking at story too, not only the sex parts ].

Opening Theme

"Midnight Illusion" by Toshihiko Seki

Ending Theme

"Eternal" by Ishihara Shin'ichi

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