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


Score: 6.361 (scored by 60606,060 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #5199
Members: 11,905
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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
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 18, 2016
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 25, 2020
Akira_999 (All reviews)
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, read more
Dec 26, 2017
Abosede-chan (All reviews)
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 read more

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