Tetsuhiro Morinaga is in love with his upperclassman Souichi Tatsumi. He even manages to confess his love. Too bad it turns out that Tatsumi is an aggressive, self-centered, and outspoken homophobe.
Yet somehow Tetsuhiro managed to fall in love with Tatsumi, the “walking personality disorder,” who is the kind of man who declares that all gay men should be wiped off the face of the planet.
An unfortunate accident with an aphrodisiac drug brings the two men physically together against Souichi’s will. The experience has a life-changing effect on both men. But will it ultimately bring them closer, or drive them apart?
To appreciate Koi Suru Boukun, you need to rate it as a yaoi rather than as an anime. Thus, I have given it an 8.
Yaoi can be a bit tricky because like other forms of hentai, it's purpose is to arouse rather than to present the viewer with a complex plot and fascinating characters. This is actually one of the best yaoi I have ever had the pleasure of watching because it did a very good job at being subtle and sexy while avoiding the tired uke and seme stereotypes that typically bog down the experience and give the viewer almost a sensation of watching straight porn. Both of the men involved in this series are masculine, attractive, and aggressive in their own way, and their struggles with each other for power out and inside the bedroom add greatly to it's appeal.
A key point to this review for those who have not yet seen the series is that **this is a rape fantasy yaoi** with the rape presented in a more light hearted way. If you have experienced some sort of sexual assault in your past, you may want to pass this one up to avoid possible triggers. Moreso, if you don't find rape fantasy arousing or disagree with the concept, you will not like this show.
The art is very impressive compared to many other yaoi anime I have watched, in which the cover art is very good while the inside is lackluster. This is not the case with Koi Suru Boukun. What you see is what you get, and the art is consistently very nice through out the course of the show.
Not much can be said about the sound though. It's a porn, so having an elegant background score probably wasn't a huge priority for them.
If you want to compare this show to anime outside it's genre it probably wouldn't fare too well, but inside it's genre it shines. Koi Suru isn't exactly a unique yaoi, but it gets the job done in all of the right places and it should definitely be placed on the to watch list of every fan of the genre. read more
This is one of the best yaoi work I've ever seen. Everything from the art to the sound was awesome. It's a refreshing piece compared to all the cliche yaois out there, such as rich men buying poor helpless boys into being their sex slaves or school boys having twisted love triangles.
If you haven't seen Koi Suru Boukun yet, GO DO IT NOW. I assure you that you won't regret it.
NB: If you're against malexmale or any 'forced' sex then please refrain. Although, the 'forcing' isn't really extreme.
(Those who have already watched please continue, those who haven't please turn back now)
**SPOILER AHEAD! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED**
-I really enjoyed the plot. The pace is just right, and it slowly shows how Souichi is accepting Mori into his life. Not too much sex, since that would be a buzzkill. Just the right amount of it so the watchers won't get bored, and just the right amount of character development and storyline to keep it moving and interesting.
-The drawing style is great. Met my expectations 100%.
-Oh MAMA! You gotta admit that Souichi's 'voicing' is ultra hot&smexy. I hate yaois when they make the uke sound like a total girl and it gets REALLY boring after a while. However, Midorikawa manages to give it spice and get the viewers intrigued, eh heh heh.
-What I really liked was how the characters were strong but somehow very delicate in a sense. Like Souichi for example. Although he has a tough and shrewd exterior, he also displays a soft fragility from time to time which is very amusing to watch.
-The best I've ever seen. Outstanding.
-Some of you may be thinking this is too high of a rating but really, I think they deserve it. Everything was perfect. read more
I saw that a voice actor for character that I liked was the main character for this. I sort-of randomly clicked it, saw that it was about HOMOS, saw that it was only two episodes, and said, okay, I'll give it a watch, why not?
Now, uh... I didn't quite know what I was in for but what I ended up seeing was a bit surprising for me. The reason this didn't get a 2 or a 1 was because I enjoyed the voice acting from the two main characters; even if the lines were bad, they spoke with vigor that kept me interested.
The story is pretty flat: homo likes a homophobe; we all know that 99.9% of those people are actually homos themselves. That's uh... basically it. It centers around two characters with other seemingly useless characters peppered in for no real reason. Also, spoilers, they include a fucking bottle of wine that, if consumed, makes the drinker stupid horny. SIGH.
Art? Not bad. Typical 2010 style, nothing extraordinary.
The soundtrack was nothing worth mentioning; very average.
OKAY. The characters were... uh. Annoying? There's basically only two you have to discuss and that's the homo and the "homophobe". "Homophobe" is just a mega tsundere with an attitude, and homo? Uh. Kind-of an optimistic guy whose like, drive and character seem to be fixed on the fact that he LOVES the "homophobe".
I will discuss my major gripe with this right now. It contains spoilers so if you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading now. Right, so, I was majorly bothered by the lack of consent used by the homosexual character in this show. There were many, many, MANY instances during their initial sex scene that the homophobic character insisted that nothing more happen, etc. At NO point did the ever verbally agree to the number of things the homosexual character did. On top of that, the homosexual character just didn't quite... understand that concept.
In either event, their relationship was just off-putting and unsavory. Consent is sexy, that's all I will say.read more
First of all, if you're triggered by rape I wouldn't recommend watching this. It wasn't the worst yaoi I'd ever watched, but it wasn't the best, by far. I'm pretty neutral about it, though I would't recommend it to anyone. My friend who was a total yaoi & hentai novice was completely traumatized by the sound effects, poor girl. The thing that really bothers me is how this asshat's pony tail has a strand that is going the wrong way into the hair tiel, how does that even happen. I'd say go ahead and watch it, but it's not that enriching an experience.read more
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