Love Stage!!

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Japanese: LOVE STAGE!!
English: Love Stage!!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2014 to Sep 11, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 145508145,508 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #926
Members: 261,252
Favorites: 1,621

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With an actress mother, producer father, and rockstar brother, anyone would expect Izumi Sena to eventually enter showbiz himself. However, aside from a commercial for a wedding magazine when he was a child, Izumi has never been in the spotlight; instead, he aims to become a manga artist.

But a decade after the shoot, the magazine calls for a 10th anniversary ad, requesting the original child actors for the project. This reunites Izumi with Ryouma Ichijou, now a popular actor who, much to Izumi's shock, has been in love with him ever since their first meeting! However, due to Izumi's feminine appearance and unisex name, Ryouma believed the boy was a girl and continues to do so to this day. Izumi's troubles are just beginning, because even after discovering the truth, Ryouma can't seem to shake off his feelings...

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Love Stage!! covers the events of the first 15 chapters of the manga. Crunchyroll licensed Love Stage!! to be streamed in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kasai, Kenichi
Yokota, Chikako
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Ending Theme

"CLICK YOUR HEART!!" by Kazutomi Yamamoto


Sep 10, 2014
I am a straight male.

This show is pretty good.

I initially wrote off this show after seeing the now slightly famous intro scene, but soon, a joke amongst friends turned into a marathon of the six episodes that were out at the time. Every week after that, I looked forward to Wednesdays, where I'd get to see the next episode of Love Stage. At this point, after completing the series, the true question is this:

Why did I enjoy the show to the extent that I did?

I mean, it is quite normal for one to enjoy a show that is that is directed towards a different target ...
Feb 15, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Love Stage started as a romantic comedy manga by Eiki Eiki and Zaou Taishi. In 2014 our old friends at J.C. Staff, behind such titles as Yami no Matsuei, Hachimitsu to Clover, Shakugan no Shana, Toradora and a bunch of other anime I've reviewed, started releasing an anime adaptation. Is it a romance that's worth your time? Let's examine it and find out. As it was Valentine's yesterday and this seems like a good week for some romance.


Sena Izumi comes from a show business family. His mother is an actress. His father is in theatre and his elder brother is the lead singer of a ...
Dec 22, 2022
Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! In celebration, I’m reviewing one of the most beloved Shounen-ai anime from 2014. Love Stage!!


*Trigger warnings: Homophobia, transphobia, sexual assault, victim-blaming.*

Once upon a time, your average ~straight~ teenage boy awakens from his bed and greets his idol, Lala Lulu. Izumi, the boy in question, lives with his family of actors and musicians. They constantly put pressure on him to become an entertainer, to his dismay. Izumi is an introverted otaku who dreams of becoming a famous mangaka. Despite wanting to move in a separate direction, he is dragged into showbiz by his family. When I first watched Love Stage as a ...

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