Zetsuai 1989

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Synonyms: Desperate Love, Everlasting Love, Bronze: 1989
Japanese: 絶愛-1989-


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1992
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports, EroticaErotica
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: N/A2
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Koji Nanjo, a young rock star, falls in love with soccer player Takuto Izumi. Koji eventually learns that Izumi's mother killed his father out of severe and intense love. Izumi took all the guilt for his father's murder and refuses to go pro because of fear that his past will be discovered by the media. Izumi detests Koji's company and encouragement and severely dislikes the attention from the press, but Koji cannot stay away for he soon realizes that his love for Izumi is very similar to the love that Izumi's mother felt for his father.

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Opening Theme

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"Yochou (予兆)" composed by Kenji Kawai

Ending Theme

"Chi (血)" composed by Kenji Kawai

Oct 17, 2009
The decision to start Zetsuai was a random one for me. I am not the world’s biggest yaoi fangirl, not that I am somehow morally against or disgusted by the subject matter, but I always attempt to try new things. I really did try to go into this with an open mind but sadly this turned out to be exactly the kind of tripe I was originally expecting. As an anime in general this may be the worst drawn and most poorly designed show I have ever seen.

The story starts out with a flashback of our hunky lead reminiscing about a football ...
Nov 18, 2016
8 in rating.
seen via english sub.

To be honest the cover art and yaoi genre through me for a loop. Both i did not expect to be what i ended up seeing. The emotions and drama that went into this movie caused my emotions to stir. The passion, the strength of will really could connect to the viewer. Sure at first the story portrays a kind of screw you (hate you) kind of moment. However, had it not have been would the same ending have been reached? The cover art is there to show the stone cold emotion/emotionless feeling. The genre is there because both main ...
Apr 25, 2020
I will defend this yaoi till the day I die. The art style may put a lot of people off. Yes, the art is wacky with their long limbs and fingers that resemble the art of CLAMP. Nearly almost all characters in BL series from the '70s-'90s were hilariously drawn that way. There's nothing wrong with liking feminine-looking boys (if you're under the age of 18 ofc) and men. Get over yourself if you perceive all men should fit your standards of being extra masculine. Go watch some Bara or other yaoi if you see that the image cover isn't right for you. And yes, ...

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