Renai Boukun

Love Tyrant

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Alternative Titles

English: Love Tyrant
Japanese: 恋愛暴君


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: EMT Squared
Source: Web manga
Genres: HaremHarem, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 140931140,931 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #550
Members: 295,049
Favorites: 528

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When a strange girl named Guri comes knocking at Seiji Aino's door, he quickly finds himself thrust into a world of romantic troubles. Claiming that she will die if he doesn't kiss someone within 24 hours, Guri's pleas of desperation are misunderstood as pleas for love, leading Seiji to kiss the cute stranger that came barging into his house. In actuality, it turns out that this cosplaying cupid is the wielder of a Kiss Note, in which any pairing of names she writes will kiss and become a couple. Guri explains that she misspelt and accidentally wrote Seiji's name while indulging in her yaoi fantasies, but because she had yet to pair him with anyone, their kiss was meaningless. Even worse, Guri reveals that if Seiji is not coupled with anyone soon, not only will she die, but Seiji will remain a virgin for eternity!

Eager to escape his fate, Seiji sets his sights on the beautiful and popular Akane Hiyama. But after Akane hears that he kissed Guri, she reveals the obsessive and psychopathic feelings that she holds for the unfortunate boy and proceeds to viciously attack them. In the ensuing confusion, Guri is able to pair Seiji with Akane in the Kiss Note, temporarily saving Seiji from any further bodily harm. But to complicate matters, Guri's newfound feelings lead her to also pair the two of them with herself. Just when the situation could not get any more convoluted, this new coupling with Guri has turned Seiji and Akane into temporary angels, forcing them into assisting the cupid with her work of pairing humans, lest they be cast into hell. With all semblance of normality snatched from his life, Seiji gets to work at matchmaking with these eccentric girls by his side.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aino, Akua

Takahashi, Rie


Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Hiyama, Nobuyuki

Shiina, Mari

Ootsubo, Yuka


Koyasu, Takehito


Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Aiura, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Koi? de Ai? de Boukun desu! (恋?で愛?で暴君です!)" by Wake Up, Girls!

Ending Theme

#1: " 'Suki' wo Oshiete (「スキ」を教えて)" by smileY inc. (eps 1-11)
#2 " 'Suki' wo Oshiete Kudasai (「スキ」を教えてください)" by Guri (Yoshino Aoyama) (ep 12)

Jun 22, 2017
LIQfilms (All reviews)
Death Note is easily one of the most popular and instantly recognisable anime out there, currently sitting at the number one spot here on MAL for the number of members it has. It's a show that has been referenced and parodied time and time again by fans of the show, as well as in other anime. However, Renai Boukun, otherwise known as Love Tyrant, takes it a step further by making an entire show a parody of Death Note itself! And it's completely mediocre, with forced and bland comedy that becomes stale incredibly quickly, a lacklustre cast of characters while, at the same time, hardly read more
Jun 22, 2017
DarthInvader (All reviews)
*No spoiler review*
TL;DR: A deconstructed school harem rom-com parody that is actually quite fun to watch if you are ready for a Love Octagon of epic proportion. The humour never dies, the seriousness never shines. The love comes and goes & the parody just flows.
[Story: 5/10 , Characters: 7/10, Art: 7/10, Sound: 6/10, Enjoyment: 7/10]

What do you get if you give the power of something serious as "Kiss Note" (similar to Death Note but kissing) to a clueless cupid who just wants to use it to make her wildest fantasies come true? You get a deconstructed rom-com parody that somehow keeps you watching for read more
Jun 22, 2017
Zelev (All reviews)
-- This review contains spoilers. Only read if you have finished the series. --

When thinking of this show, the word wacky comes to mind. We're introduced to characters that fit their "niche," if you will, but with a slight spin on it. They are basically forced together with the end result of their shenanigans being rather bizarre at times. This comedy follows the job of a cupid and the troubles that go along with it. With that said, it may be repetitive here and there which brings the show down overall. However, one of my biggest problems with the show is that the story itself read more
Jun 22, 2017
PyraXadon (All reviews)
Love is weird. On one hand, you can fall head over heels for your partner, but you could also want to dig your fingers into their throat because of how annoying they can be. I hope not every relationship is like that, but it can and has happened. Through it all, love can be hilarious due to how nonsensical the concept it can be when you put it in perspective. So why does it matter anyway? Well to Renai Boukun (aptly titled ‘Love Tyrant’), it means a lot.

Story: Aino Seiji is just your typical harem protagonist. Nice read more

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