Ai no Kusabi
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Alternative Titles

English: Ai no Kusabi
Synonyms: Love Wedge, The Space Between, Wedge of interval, Wedge of Love
Japanese: 間の楔


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1992 to May 1, 1994
Producers: On-Lead
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: AIC
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, YaoiYaoi
Duration: 54 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.181 (scored by 1591615,916 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2738
Members: 29,363
Favorites: 395
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On planet Amoi, a great society has developed, creating a computerized city called Tanagura, ruled by supercomputer Jupiter. The populace is almost entirely male and is based on hair color; silver and/or blonds are the elitist, ending with dark/black haired as the bottom of society, often known as "mongrels". Blondies keep "pets", young boys kept for a few years, especially made for performing sexual actions for the Blondie's voyeurism entertainment. Blondies aren't suppose to keep pets for long or interact sexually with pets, but one blondie named Iason Mink has kept a pet named Riki, for years and is rumored to sleep with him. Iason refuses to let go of Riki, even with Jupiter's disapproval. Riki fights with his emotions and society problems, unable to decide what to do about his old friend/lover Gai (Guy) and their gang. Iason is obsessed with keeping Riki, and Riki doesn't know what to do; fight against him or surrender to him.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Mink, Iason
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Seki, Toshihiko
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Am, Raoul
Hayami, Show
Tsujitani, Kouji
Nakahara, Shigeru
Hori, Hideyuki
Kashiwakura, Tsutomu


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"Midnight Illusion" by Toshihiko Seki

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"Eternal" by Ishihara Shin'ichi

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Jan 10, 2009
bluebrainfreezy (All reviews)
I have just a few seconds ago finished watching Ai no Kusabi, but I think I will remain breathless for quite a while.

I was expecting a not too heavy yaoi story involving hot boys in chains, but I got so much more. The story is pretty intense to sit through but its worth it. It has characters whom you actually feel for and a story that fits the old adage of leaving you wanting more.

By the end I was quite taken aback at how good the story was, don't mistake it for a shallow or superficial anime, at its core this read more
Jul 14, 2011
AlexanderZero (All reviews)
Gay romance in anime is something that one almost doesn’t want to see nowadays. Most anime features homosexuals in way that is degrading. They exist only as drag queen outcast villains for the heroes to defeat. Then you get into the animes which are based on gay romance, and these ones are even worse. If their purpose isn’t to exist as a poorly disguised pornography, most gay romance anime features two men who fall in love one day and are sleeping together the next. These men usually have ridiculous arguments about anything and everything insignificant, and their relationships are a roller coaster of confusion and read more
Jan 9, 2013
scareletdragon_ (All reviews)
Okay, so I literally just finished watching it 5 minutes ago, I just felt this sudden urge to share my thoughts, so here it goes. But bear in mind that this is only my opinion.

I was looking through the recommendation on my Youtube channel, when I saw the latest remake of this. I tried it, but I found it...unsatisfactory. On the related video column, there was this AMV with a song twilight so I watched out of pure curiosity, and it turns out to be this version, 1992, and believe it or not, that mini video caught my interest more than the 2012 version read more
Jul 19, 2018
LeaOotori (All reviews)
Usually, I tend to avoid older anime because I don't really prefer the older styles of animation. After seeing the 2012 remake of this, I became curious and naturally decided to watch this next. This was just so inexplicably addicting-- this entire franchise is. In the past 24 hours, I have watched the remake, this original, and read all of the 8 original novels. To put it in simpler words, I'm hopelessly obsessed. Let's get into why.

To begin with, the story was something unique. While dystopias aren't exactly a rare genre, to have a dystopia intertwined with a tragic, twisted romance, smut, and violence read more

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