Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

I Shall Never Return

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English: I Shall Never Return
Synonyms: Our Road of no Return
Japanese: ぼくはこのまま帰らない


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1994
Producers: Soft Garage
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.461 (scored by 46584,658 users)
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Ranked: #104842
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Popularity: #5513
Members: 9,078
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It is about Amafuji Ken, who longs to tell his best friend Youshinari Ritsurou how he really feels. In the way of that admission is Ritsurou's girlfriend, Moeko. After dropping out of high school, Ken gets Ritsurou to live with him. The angst begins when Ken sleeps with Moeko to get to Ritsurou.


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Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Harukichi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Abe, Misao
Key Animation
Saitou, Kazuya
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"Innocence" by Harukichi Yamamoto

May 19, 2008
SummerOtaku (All reviews)
OK. First off, this is not porn despite me finding it in the hentai section. There is implied sex and some vague nudity.

The box is really pretty but that makes the animation a little disapointing...still nice but not great.

Plot- These guys...they have been close friends since junior high. One is more wild, drops out of school, works at a host club...the other is more studious and has a long time girlfriend.

What is the line between love and friendship between these two? Well Wild boy sleeps with his best friends girl...afterall he hadn't put a move on a her in the past year...obviously read more
Feb 2, 2011
Diamond_Dust (All reviews)
I can sum this OVA up in one word: annoying.

After watching a couple of minutes, my first thought was, "What is this, a Lifetime movie?"

Well, you know what they say about first impressions. Mine was pretty much right.

Our story begins with two best friends: high school students. It's not hard to guess what happens from there, though throwing a poor girl without a chance in hell into the mix was a rather sad touch (on her end, anyway. I felt sorry for her).

The music grated on me from the very second the picture popped onto the screen. It made me feel like I was seeing read more
Dec 21, 2013
EION (All reviews)
That was probably the most boring thing in the world

story 4
I could predict what was going to happen throughout the entire thing. You would think someone would finally change the story around NOPE. Im not surprised at all. I kind of have to expect that from yaoi now.

Art 6
Typical 90s art style. Not really up to my taste. But not as bad as some.

Sound 4
typical weird jazz, soul music (?)
Also not up to my tastes
other than that, what sound?

character 2
underdeveloped and over used by typical soap opera and various romantic drama

enjoyment 3
I seriously felt like falling asleep. It was that boring.
There were also holes in read more
Nov 12, 2011
mandi92 (All reviews)
This isn't an anime I'll be recommending any time soon.

PLOT (3/10)
The plot was extremely predictable, despite the summary being promising. Also, the girl seemed to have been thrown in last minute. She didn't really add anything to the story, and neither did the fact that one of the guys sold his body for a living.
ART (7/10)
The art wasn't bad, considering how old it is, but the downside of that is that even the best copy of the anime (I downloaded it from aarinfantasy) is in a really low quality.
SOUND (6/10)
The music is exactly what you'd expect from an old anime: a few repetitive notes for read more


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