Munakata Mira is in love with his father, the famous Hollywood actor Munakata Kyousuke. Unknown to the public, both of them are father and son as well as lovers. When Mira turns 15 and enters high school, he faces trouble with his childhood friend falling in love with him. Also, finding out he is adopted only distresses him further. Then there's the problem of Kyousuke probably marrying a famous actress, whose son seems to have an interest in Mira.
Alright people... this is a simple case of "know what you're getting into". If the subject matter bothers you, then for sanity's sake DON"T WATCH IT. Going in I knew the story: Mira is in love with his father, Kyosuke, and things go wrong during the course of the story and at the end there's a happy Shonen-ai ending. There was no malicious intent in the story, although yes Kyosuke starts many of the... uh, you know.
I rate it low simply because it's predictable and unrealistic. The realationship between Kyosuke and Mira switches from parent and child to lovers so fast at times it
will give the veiwer wip-lash and the side relationships with his best friend and his upperclasmen seem to take up space more than anything... not to mention the story takes place in an unreasonably short amount of time. I believe the whole story could've been greatly improved if they took more time to make it longer and space out the events a bit more.
The art, also, is rather average, and typical of shonen-ai anime, giving all the male characters the same eyes except the main uke. There are also periods of super-deformity that seem kind of out of place at first; The animation style is very similer to that of Gravitation (if you're a fan I recomend you see this, if not to just compare notes).
The point is, though I don't believe this is the greatest OVA on the planet, I hate people rating it low because of its shota and incestuous content. Just to drill it in again, this story is about a BOY who is IN LOVE with HIS FATHER, and if SHOTA and INCEST disturbs you, I don't recomend this (gtfo). If, though, you are like me and don't mind that kind of stuff in your Yaoi, the story has a sweet and happy ending, albeit is a bit open-ended, that will leave those veiwers that have managed to stomach it throughout with a content feeling of completeness and is recomended just so you can chalk up another yaoi to your list.
At one point in my life- I used to hunt around like a crazed lunatic to find anything Yaoi/Shonen Ai related- I stumbled upon Papa to Kiss in the Dark and after much hesitation I thought what have I honestly got to lose.
And the answer is- sanity.
So what's first- the story? Well a son and a father constantly engage in 'activities' but outside of that- things are just peachy. This until the son, Mira, finds out that actually his 'father' may not actually be related to him at all. So finally- you'd think that someone has poked back the incest issue with a stick.
But instead of being glad that they aren't related- the son is horrified that they aren't and figures that his father may be cheating on him.
The characters are as packaged as they come. You've got the baby-faced shota who for some reason guys are attracted to, despite the fact that a flannel has more personality. The father- who fills in the role of the great and powerful seme - and probably needs to be arrested. And then you've got the side characters who are only there to further put the main character into more turmoil and cause further misunderstandings.
Although the art is somewhat decent and the voice acting wasn't bad- the story falls flat on it's face and the characters don't give much support to the plot whatsoever.
If you can look past the incest thing- accept a really awkward plot and can come away actually enjoying it- then I'd applaud you.
However if you go in knowing what you'd find but expecting more- then trust me you won't be getting it here.
It was a good story I felt. I mean it wasn't the best in the world but it was a good story.
The whole thing revolves around a young boy who was basically being sexually abused by his uncle (who he believed was his father) starting at a very young age. As he gets older he is madly in love with his unlce-father and gets ridiculously jealous of a presumed other woman in his uncle-father's life. He is also insecure about his role and position in the household, ie is he just a toy for his uncle-father's use. You go through various
incidences of his misunderstandings.
The main failure of the story and this is because it's short is the fact the story has no follow through nor continuity. The story has a lot to offer and in the beginning it started off interestingly enough with a taboo moment but a good premise. It's towards the middle and definitely the second OAV that there are problems. There are a lot of sub-plots delivered but they never follow through. The relationship with the senpai is one, giving you the impression there should be a third or fourth OAV to develop this relationship. The relationship with the friend which is still precarious even if he is in love with his father-uncle. The relationship with his biological mum which was thrown out there but never given the due it deserved. Finally the issue of him and his female fiance which never got cleared up. So there was many arcs that had no follow-through or fully defined.
All in all the story was good and the premise was interesting but it failed in delivery. The art work was fun and there are funny entertaining moments so I think it deserves a shot.
Mira Munakata is a freshman who, is in love with Kyousuke Munakata, a handsome actor and his father; and the two of them are involved in a romantic and sexual relationship.
Even if you disapprove of incest or find that you just do not really see that as something you could handle, I highly suggest watching this anime. It has an interesting twist at the end. Not to mention it is a timid yaoi. Very cute, and very enjoyable. It is actually a good one for people to test the waters and see if they would like yaoi series.
Incest, loli, extreme gore, and cannibalism are just some of the subjects considered taboo but they are not really rare in anime. Can you guess which taboo anime shows have found their way to this list?