Kazuya is a 16-year-old, popular idol singer who has loads of female fans. Other than rehearse or sign autographs, he plays video games with his friend Akihiko. Akihiko is more violent than sweet toward Kazuya, but he is protective of him despite the many arguments they may get into. Akihiko later on confesses his love to Kazuya.
This is from the darling 1980s and wins the prize for best title. Be x Boy is obviously (look at me with the "obviously") the magazine which...might still be in business, I'm getting on in years so I have no idea if Be x Boy's still around.
ANYWAY: Be Boy Kidnapp'n Idol is the story of Kazuya, a Pop Idol who gives concerts by singing over still-frame pictures of himself (this happens a couple of times and it can take awhile for you to figure what is supposed to be happening). Kazuya has a sort of Miley Cyrus thing going on (except everyone knows he's
Confusing title and lack of singing animation aside, Be Boy Kidnapp'n Idol is about 20 minutes long, the animation's not so bad (and is pretty sometimes), the story is cute, if told extremely quickly and it ends neatly on maybe a cliffhanger? With a title like "Kidnapp'n Idol" one first thinks that the Idol will be kidnapping people, but I guess not. However it does imply that he gets kidnapped a lot.... Like a princess... You could spend a worse 20 minutes.
i thought this was yaoi, but it's just shounen ai. makes me sad D: anyhow, this is pretty old and i didn't know why i watched it. perhaps out of boredom? haha. okay, on to the story.
from the title, you'd pretty much know what the plot is about. right! kidnapping an idol! nothing surpising about that. art is meh. i don't know what to say =__= considering the year it was made, i think it would have been good but then, i have a lot of bias for this so.. if you're too picky, then i think you wouldn't like it much. sound is
*whew!* i felt like i was really going back in time. haha. i enjoyed it for the little part but it was sorely lacking in many faculties. there's no helping it though.
wow. i actually made a pretty long review for such an old anime.
I'm not really a hardcore yaoi fan. However, this ,,softcore'' one was actually pretty good. The story isn't really something what I'd call masterpiece, but I enjoyed it. Akihiko and Kazuya are really cute together. It has that classic 80s vibe, the music is amazing and the art is great. I don't know why it's so underrated. It definitely has some potential. It's sweet and funny story and it's well done considering it's an OVA. It's different from other anime of this kind, like Love Stage, where the characters were extremely shallow. It's a completely different story with Akihiko and Kazuya. Overall, I'd give this
7 out of 10.
Considering the year this was made, the story and art is actually quite good. Of course, nothing like what we have today but if you're a little tired of the same ol stereotypical seme/uke relationship, this is definitely a fun little watch.
It's a quick story, and very straight-forward, but it's fun, light, and innocent, a tale of 2 boys moving from friendship to something more. It's a Shounen-Ai, so don't expect any heated sex, and there's no adorable uke in need of saving (although the uke is adorable). All in all if you're a little tired of the usual (I know I was), it's
a fresh of breath air, a throw back Shounen-Ai that probably broke a lot of boundaries in its time. If you got the time, give it a go!