Bronze: Kouji Nanjo Cathexis

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Synonyms: Bronze: Cathexis Koji Nanjo
Japanese: BRONZE KoJI NANJo cathexis


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 1994
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genre: Boys LoveBoys Love
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.121 (scored by 26582,658 users)
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Ranked: #88722
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Popularity: #7873
Members: 6,109
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As an incredibly popular musician, Kouji Nanjou has released numerous music videos to promote his work. Despite his desire to avoid unnecessary probing from the media, he cannot help but reveal a glimpse into his obsession with Takuto Izumi.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Episode Director


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Jul 14, 2011
Is very strange talking about Cathexis, is not my type of serie but surprisingly I could find on this many interesting things.

Being just five (5) music videos, each one of them tell us a different tale based on koji and takuto. If we know just a bit about what is zetsuai or the characters itself are, we can see a passionate way of each one of them, mostly over koji nanjo.

The video clips are totally Surrealist, harsh, a very personal way of presenting the persecution of koji over takuto, we can see strong selfish feelings of love.

I guess the most particular of this ...
Jan 1, 2020
Each music video has a simple short story involving the two main characters. The stories are basic and short enough to be explored within the length of a 3-5 minute song.
The music videos themselves are quite dark, surreal, and artsy looking, with good enough animation, nothing too special.
The majority of my enjoyment came from the songs themselves, which I actually thought were pretty (and surprisingly) good. This is what made my rating higher. I've only *watched* this anime about once, but I've listened to it about 3 times. The songs can best be described as interesting, weird, and catchy. They won't be everyone's ...
Apr 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
More of a content warning than a review:

So I was kind of enjoying this weird 30 minute music video OVA thing where the vocal mixing sounds like the guy is singing out of a shoebox when all of a sudden in the third or fourth song the n@zi symbol suddenly shows up very prominently on the blonde guy's armband and took me right out of the moment. It was rotated so it was definitely what I thought it was. I'm honestly not sure what they were trying to say? Is it a seriously misguided aesthetic choice? Was that part of the original anime?

I really don't ...

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