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Synonyms: Tight Rope, Tightrope
Japanese: タイトロープ
English: Tight-rope
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 30, 2012 to Jun 27, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: PrimeTime
Source: Manga
Genre: Boys LoveBoys Love
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 2557125,571 users)
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Ranked: #42692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3135
Members: 50,189
Favorites: 117

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Tightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely.

(Source: Simona's BL Research Lab)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Toshiyuki
Enatsu, Yuki
Script, Series Composition
Natsume, Isaku
Original Creator
Sano, Hitomi
Color Design


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Jun 1, 2013
I haven't read the manga, so I'm reveiwing this only on the Anime.

Story 9/10.

Because it really is a bit diffrent than other voilence/yaoi out there. And the realtionship between the two main characters is sweet.

Art. 9/10

Because when it comes to yaoi. i've seen some horrible art, but Tight-rope is not one of them. I really did enjoy the art.

Apr 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
If you look at my list, you'll see that it is littered with yaoi and shounen-ai anime to which I have given really low scores. This may lead you to think that I really dislike shounen-ai, but that's not the case. I'm a gay guy (yes, I know, outside of most of the target audience) who likes romance and anime, and I think there is good potential to this genre that, as of yet, I have seen unfulfilled--with the exception of a few obscure doujinshi I've read. Of all the shounen-ai anime I've seen, though, Tight Rope comes closest to fulfilling this untapped potential.

The plot ...
Jul 11, 2012
That was horrible ! I really love this manga and Natsume Isaku works and I was very happy that Tight Rope will be adapted into anime... but, my expectations were too high. It was more like picture drama than anime. I really not reccomend it for people who are not yaoi fans.

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