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 68286,828 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5708
Members: 13,590
Favorites: 39


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On his way back from his late-night job at a gas station, Takuto Izumi spots a young man passed out drunk on the side of the road. He feels compelled to take the person to his apartment to recover; however, he is shocked to find out the next day that the person he rescued is the incredibly popular musician and model, Kouji Nanjou. Takuto would rather end their relationship there so he can focus on dominating high school soccer, but something about Takuto's eyes compels Kouji to stick around.

When Kouji learns that Takuto's mother murdered his father and Takuto was the sole witness, his fascination with him only increases. As their paths continue to intertwine, Kouji's feelings start to change from admiration to a dangerous obsession.

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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


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 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 ...
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 ...

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