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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 2553725,537 users)
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Ranked: #49452
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Popularity: #3128
Members: 50,091
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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.

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Yamamoto, Toshiyuki
Enatsu, Yuki
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Natsume, Isaku
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Sano, Hitomi
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Mar 11, 2019
If you aren't usually a yaoi/BL fan, please stick around! This review is for you!

I haven't read the manga, and I'm not sure if I will. But this is better than 90% of boyxboy for a variety of reasons.

To start off, the storyline is nothing too fancy. It's about a yakuza heir who is in love with his childhood best friend and is very upfront about it. That's it. Is it boring? Somehow, not at all. As a person with a very short attention span (displayed through my aversion to long anime and inability to sit and watch most videos longer than five ...
Sep 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
It's yaoi anime. That's something we don't get much of in this platform. So take this review with a grain of salt considering this genre is very much "We get what we're given" and we covet hugs and blushes far more than the usual romance shoujo anime.

But going in as a fan of the manga? It's lacking. It is not the manga, and there's only so much you can do with an OVA - because let's face is, Japan funding a full 12 episode BL anime is a RARE thing. It skipped a lot. It wasn't as fleshed out as the anime, and it did ...
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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