Ai no Kusabi (2012)

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Japanese: 間の楔


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 18, 2012 to Apr 18, 2012
Producers: Pony Canyon, KENMedia
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: AIC
Source: Light novel
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EroticaErotica
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.581 (scored by 1459514,595 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3421
Members: 31,548
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The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed to temporarily keep the dark-haired "mongrels" as pets. One elite member, Iason, encounters a mongrel named Riki in the slums and decides to take him in. However, Iason keeps Riki longer than it is socially approved, and rumors abound about their possible relationship.


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Itou, Kentarou

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Koyasu, Takehito


Miki, Shinichiro

Am, Raoul

Kuroda, Takaya


Toriumi, Kousuke


Morikubo, Shoutarou

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Tobita, Nobuo


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Akiyama, Katsuhito
Abe, Nobuyuki
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Yoshihara, Rieko
Script, Original Creator, Screenplay, Series Composition
Takahashi, Tetsuya
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Jun 27, 2012
SuiNoByakko (All reviews)
Ai no Kusabi (2012) is the newest adaptation of a light novel of the same name published in 1986-1987. It’s first adaptation was airing in 1992-1994 and it had 2 OVA’s. This adaptation consisted of 4 OVA’s so double the fun, right? Well, yes and no, unless you call unfinished work fun. In that case it’s yes and yes.

Story: 9/10
It’s set in a fictional world with mostly men because of some genetic issues. The society is divided into castes where elites are at the top and mongrels at the bottom. The story revolves around an elite and a mongrel but don’t get the wrong idea, read more
Jun 11, 2012
artemis456 (All reviews)
I think this Ai No Kusabi could never compare to the original because the first is always the best plain and simple. However if you were confused about the story in the original this reboot tells some back story. Unfortunately it never ended the art is the same except the city,sound is beautiful and characters are same as always.
Jul 11, 2015
Yoshimasa (All reviews)
I'll be blunt: if you have already watched the 1992-1994 Ai no Kusabi, listen to me, don't waste your time watching this.

Of course it's -almost- the same story with absolutely the same characters, but this rendition is not as intense as the old one. It doesn't add anything, possibly it waters down the story and the tension.
Note that the story in these four OVA is not complete. It was in the two OVA old version.

I like the concept of Ai no Kusabi, the plot, the set, the characters, and I'd like to watch a very extended and complete version of it, but I think I read more
Jul 7, 2013
ChocoLate666 (All reviews)
Remake of the anime "Ai no kusabi" first aired in 1992.
Story: 6/10
These ova show just half of the story, but when you confront it with the first version is easier to follow the plot.
Something changed in the story, anything really important, but is usually something that annoies me , the author chose what happened, then why in the animated version should it change?
Art: 10/10
Yessss, this is quite the thing, the art is awesome, I really liked it. But that's it.
I watched a more glamour version of Ai no Kusabi. But damn, that was pretty sexy xD
Sound: 8
Nice, I liked voice actors' job, and the read more


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