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Japanese: FAKE


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: PolicePolice, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, MysteryMystery, Shounen AiShounen Ai
Duration: 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.521 (scored by 96709,670 users)
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Ranked: #58492
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Popularity: #3977
Members: 17,929
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Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" Maclane are two New York cops taking a needed vacation in England. Dee has very strong feelings for Ryo and wants to take this chance to advance their relationship (and if he's lucky, maybe seduce Ryo). Ryo doesn't understand his own feelings for Dee, and doesn't know if he wants to (or should) acknowledge them. Their vacation and relationship is suddenly disturbed when murders and missing person reports keep surfacing around their hotel. The only common tie the cases have is that all of the victims were Japanese or Japanese descent. Dee and Ryo have to solve the case before Ryo, who is half Japanese, becomes the next victim.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Iku
Miyazaki, Nagisa
Director, Animation Director
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Endo, Akinori


Opening Theme

"Everybody! Shake It, Buddy!" by KIX-S

Ending Theme

"Starlight Heaven" by Rica Matsumoto

Dec 30, 2008
ladyxzeus (All reviews)
"Fake" roams around the troubled relationship of two American cops while solving a complicated case.

As great fan of the manga I held up my expectations for this OVA. This anime adaptation of "Fake" focus on the Act 5 of the Manga, published on the second volum which, by itself, reduces very much the potential of the story. The flashback trick of the manga is explored here, but it was still disappointing not to see more.

The manga story holds many detailed complexities, that were basically left out in the anime. However, it's still a great action and mystery tale.

The characters were prefectly characterized: many hints read more
Jul 14, 2020
sckwiid (All reviews)
"Fake" is an adaption of the 5th story arc in Sanami Matoh's manga of the same name - NYC detectives Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" McLane are enjoying some down time in the English countryside together and Dee is preparing to take their long time flirtation to the next level...until a guest at their hotel winds up murdered. The story follows the protagonists' slow burn romance in media res alongside the developing case.

a) Story! - Fair

"Fake" doesn't adapt the entirety of the original manga; only the 5th chapter in Volume 2 out of the published 7. So, of course, there's a lot of missing context read more
Jan 3, 2015
oxana (All reviews)
I prefer the manga. The drawing in the anime isn't that good, and I wasn't impressed with the voice-work, either. The plot is the same familiar one as in the manga - though with lesser details, of course. A nice watch, sure, but nothing to be impressed about. (Then again, I think the manga is brilliant, so it is rather hard to beat that :D)
Jul 21, 2018
LeaOotori (All reviews)
I watched this simply because it was mentioned by a youtuber talking about the dynamics of gay relationships in anime. As someone fairly new to yaoi in general, I became interested and decided to watch since I was told that while this is an OVA, it's pretty much a stand-alone in and of itself. I have not read the manga, so that might influence my judgement, though I will try to make this as unbiased as possible.

First off, the story: I'm going to be straight up-- other than about five-ten minutes in between, there's really no romance. And the romance that is shown is read more

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