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, SportsSports, EroticaErotica
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.301 (scored by 64906,490 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #5707
Members: 13,179
Favorites: 39


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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.

(Source: ANN)


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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


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, ...
Apr 3, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Let me be the trendsetter and be the first one with mixed feelings towards this anime.

First, concerning the somewhat "off-putting" animation style, it's really not as bad as it could be--IF you're used to 80s and 90s animes. I'm not talking about well-known ones like Bepop and Lain; I'm talking about the majority of anime series that were buried amidst the 2000s wave of really influential household anime names. It definitely takes some getting used to, but not enough to be an eyesore. (And it's still not as bad as its sequel with their razor-sharp chins.)

The biggest problem for me is pacing. And I get ...
Dec 26, 2017
this is ridiculous! I don't like it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I can't say enough times I hate it!

I don't know why they say it's yaoi. it's a one sided love only in the end it looks like that the white guy is about to rape the brown guy but in the end even that doesn't happen. the brown guy has only showed hatred to the white guy based on nothing literrally nothing. the brown guy found the white guy passed out between some garbage and just ignored him only for later to come back for no particular reason and ...

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