Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

I Shall Never Return

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Synonyms: Our Road of no Return
Japanese: ぼくはこのまま帰らない
English: I Shall Never Return
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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
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.411 (scored by 51435,143 users)
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Ranked: #119112
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Popularity: #6342
Members: 10,146
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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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Minoguchi, Katsumi
Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Harukichi
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Abe, Misao
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"Innocence" by Harukichi Yamamoto


May 19, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 2, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 21, 2013
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 (?)

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