Futari Ecchi

Step Up Love Story

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Futari H
Japanese: ふたりエッチ
English: Step Up Love Story
German: Manga Love Story - Step Up Love Story
French: Step Up Love Story
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 26, 2002 to Jan 22, 2004
Producers: Half H.P Studio
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Chaos Project
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.321 (scored by 1753917,539 users)
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Ranked: #84622
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Popularity: #3677
Members: 37,283
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Makoto and Yura Onoda are a newly-wed couple with zero sexual experience. Yura is a shy and naive 25-year-old woman whose good looks grab men's attention, something that she dislikes because she gets embarrassed very easily. Her husband Makoto is of the same age, but as opposed to his wife, he loves having dirty thoughts about other women. Physically though, Makoto is truly faithful to Yura.

Both of them may be virgins, but now that they are married, they are ready to dive into the world of sex, "practicing" as often as possible. However, the world of sex is complex, so they need all the help they can get to find their way through it. Thankfully, their friends, acquaintances, and porn media lend them a helping hand.


The Futari Ecchi OVA covers the first few chapters of the manga adaptation, although the anime is less explicit than the source material. Media Blasters acquired licensing rights for North American home video distribution, which they announced at Anime Expo in 2007.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Onoda, Yura

Kawakami, Tomoko

Onoda, Makoto

Ueda, Yuuji

Kawada, Rika

Takano, Naoko

Onoda, Jun


Onoda, Akiko


Yabuki, Takeshi

Asou, Tomohisa

Kikuchi, Miyuki

Asakawa, Yuu

Matsuzaki, Kyouko

Touma, Yumi

Yamada, Taku

Yamaguchi, Kappei

Maisaka, Mariko

Takagi, Reiko


Moriyama, Yuuji
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Murayama, Kiyoshi
Episode Director
Konaka, Chiaki


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Ending Theme

"Sync" by Sanae Shintani


Feb 24, 2008
Futari Ecchi is an Adult ecchi comedy about people who really love each other. During the course of the series, they are learning to accept each other for the good and bad about themselves. Yes, there is some ecchiness in the 4 OVA's like the title suggests. However, very few animes have ever captured what it is really like to be married in the way that it has done. Off the top of my head, probably only Onegai Teacher did as good of job as Futari Ecchi in portraying the awkwardness of two people coming together in marriage for what ever reason in Anime during ...
May 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The anime explores an young couple in a very unrealistic early marriage, but if I wanted to watch real life I wouldn't be here in the first place.
The couple exploration of living together and, most importantly, sleeping together is cute and what drives you to watch the next episode.

The art still has that aesthetics from classic 90's anime but in the other hand the animation is over simplistic, lacking in detail and sometimes awkward. Same goes for the sound with non-memorable music.
Characters are blunt and have none to little dept.

Overall its an light watch, the anime has it's funny moments and situations, its nice to ...
Aug 18, 2010

Step Up Love Story (Futari Ecchi) is a four-episode OVA that tells the deeply uninteresting story of two deeply uninteresting 25-year-od newlyweds, Makoto and Yura, who just happen to be virgins. LIKE I CARE. So they get married and start shagging. The end.

Well, okay, a few other things happen. Yura's slutty sister shows up and causes trouble. Makoto's sexually frustrated cousin shows up and causes trouble. The student Makoto used to tutor shows up and tries to seduce him (trouble). Yura gets a job as a waitress in a maid café. They go to a hot springs resort. Yes, this show has been ...

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