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Oct 12, 2014 2:50 AM
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parfaited said:
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EVERYONE, STOP MISTAKING yaoi with shounen ai, it's definitely not the same thing omfg!

Is it wrong to call all homosexual anime BL? Isn't that the preferred term these days anyway?
If anyone is enlightened about these things please do tell me.
(and I mean truly enlightened and not just speaking out of your ass enlightened)


Of course you are right. It isn't Yaoi or more correctly Boy's Love. And I like the term Yaoi better than BL, it has a ring to it. Yaoi is not incorrect it is just a bit out of date. But love stage the anime is Shouen Ai. I don't consider myself enlightened, but you seemed so stressed.
 
Oct 15, 2014 3:36 PM

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Pretty decent ending in general, while I'm definitely not a fan of Shounen-ai the overall story and especially the manga development was pretty good, the characters were properly worked out as well and the BL wasn't too over pushed to a point were it would ruin the show butt well as it still was present and I'm not a fan of it I can't really say I liked watching it but oh well another lesson learned to first read the synopsis next time...
 
Oct 19, 2014 5:19 AM

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I almost cried, my eyes teared up at that ending. "I love you".

There needs to be more yaoi anime like this, I'm tired of the only yaoi/shounen-ai anime out there being Junjou Romantica and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Not to count Gravitation which is really amateur and shitty.

Yes there's tons of yaoi/shounen-ai manga but I want to see more animated ones. There is no harm and Love Stage was a masterpiece.

It was a good run. ;___;
 
Oct 19, 2014 7:37 AM
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I almost cried, my eyes teared up at that ending. "I love you".

There needs to be more yaoi anime like this, I'm tired of the only yaoi/shounen-ai anime out there being Junjou Romantica and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Not to count Gravitation which is really amateur and shitty.

Yes there's tons of yaoi/shounen-ai manga but I want to see more animated ones. There is no harm and Love Stage was a masterpiece.

It was a good run. ;___;


Well you have about 2 full pages of yaoi and 3 full pages of shounen-ai on mal to choose from but I agree with you about making some more.
 
Nov 4, 2014 2:50 AM

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It's kind of funny there's still people whining about it being gay. It's not like this is the 10th episode of a yaoi anime or anything........

It had some funny moments, but overall nothing really memorable or noteworthy. Better than your standard yaoi anime, but that's a very low bar to begin with, so it's not exactly much praise.

6/10
 
Nov 4, 2014 3:14 PM
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@mayukachan have you read this

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/magazine/25desire-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

"Meana has learned too from her attempts as a clinician to help patients with dyspareunia. Though she explained that the condition, which can make intercourse excruciating, is not in itself a disorder of low desire, she said that her patients reported reduced genital pain as their desire increased. The problem was how to augment desire, and despite prevailing wisdom, the answer, she told me, had “little to do with building better relationships,” with fostering communication between patients and their partners. She rolled her eyes at such niceties. She recalled a patient whose lover was thoroughly empathetic and asked frequently during lovemaking, “ ‘Is this O.K.?’ Which was very unarousing to her. It was loving, but there was no oomph” — no urgency emanating from the man, no sign that his craving of the patient was beyond control.

“Female desire,” Meana said, speaking broadly and not only about her dyspareunic patients, “is not governed by the relational factors that, we like to think, rule women’s sexuality as opposed to men’s.” She finished a small qualitative study last year consisting of long interviews with 20 women in marriages that were sexually troubled. Although bad relationships often kill desire, she argued, good ones don’t guarantee it. She quoted from one participant’s representative response: “We kiss. We hug. I tell him, ‘I don’t know what it is.’ We have a great relationship. It’s just that one area” — the area of her bed, the place desolated by her loss of lust.

The generally accepted therapeutic notion that, for women, incubating intimacy leads to better sex is, Meana told me, often misguided. “Really,” she said, “women’s desire is not relational, it’s narcissistic” — it is dominated by the yearnings of “self-love,” by the wish to be the object of erotic admiration and sexual need. Still on the subject of narcissism, she talked about research indicating that, in comparison with men, women’s erotic fantasies center less on giving pleasure and more on getting it. “When it comes to desire,” she added, “women may be far less relational than men.”

Like Chivers, Meana thinks of female sexuality as divided into two systems. But Meana conceives of those systems in a different way than her colleague. On the one hand, as Meana constructs things, there is the drive of sheer lust, and on the other the impetus of value. For evolutionary and cultural reasons, she said, women might set a high value on the closeness and longevity of relationships: “But it’s wrong to think that because relationships are what women choose they’re the primary source of women’s desire.”

Meana spoke about two elements that contribute to her thinking: first, a great deal of data showing that, as measured by the frequency of fantasy, masturbation and sexual activity, women have a lower sex drive than men, and second, research suggesting that within long-term relationships, women are more likely than men to lose interest in sex. Meana posits that it takes a greater jolt, a more significant stimulus, to switch on a woman’s libido than a man’s. “If I don’t love cake as much as you,” she told me, “my cake better be kick-butt to get me excited to eat it.” And within a committed relationship, the crucial stimulus of being desired decreases considerably, not only because the woman’s partner loses a degree of interest but also, more important, because the woman feels that her partner is trapped, that a choice — the choosing of her — is no longer being carried out.

A symbolic scene ran through Meana’s talk of female lust: a woman pinned against an alley wall, being ravished. Here, in Meana’s vision, was an emblem of female heat. The ravisher is so overcome by a craving focused on this particular woman that he cannot contain himself; he transgresses societal codes in order to seize her, and she, feeling herself to be the unique object of his desire, is electrified by her own reactive charge and surrenders.

Yet while Meana minimized the role of relationships in stoking desire, she didn’t dispense with the sexual relevance, for women, of being cared for and protected. “What women want is a real dilemma,” she said. Earlier, she showed me, as a joke, a photograph of two control panels, one representing the workings of male desire, the second, female, the first with only a simple on-off switch, the second with countless knobs. “Women want to be thrown up against a wall but not truly endangered. Women want a caveman and caring. If I had to pick an actor who embodies all the qualities, all the contradictions, it would be Denzel Washington. He communicates that kind of power and that he is a good man.”

After our discussion of the alley encounter, we talked about erotic — as opposed to aversive — fantasies of rape. According to an analysis of relevant studies published last year in The Journal of Sex Research, an analysis that defines rape as involving “the use of physical force, threat of force, or incapacitation through, for example, sleep or intoxication, to coerce a woman into sexual activity against her will,” between one-third and more than one-half of women have entertained such fantasies, often during intercourse, with at least 1 in 10 women fantasizing about sexual assault at least once per month in a pleasurable way.

The appeal is, above all, paradoxical, Meana pointed out: rape means having no control, while fantasy is a domain manipulated by the self. She stressed the vast difference between the pleasures of the imagined and the terrors of the real. “I hate the term ‘rape fantasies,’ ” she went on. “They’re really fantasies of submission.” She spoke about the thrill of being wanted so much that the aggressor is willing to overpower, to take. “But ‘aggression,’ ‘dominance,’ I have to find better words. ‘Submission’ isn’t even a good word” — it didn’t reflect the woman’s imagining of an ultimately willing surrender."

"rapey" as you say (don't agree with that description tbh) is good, very good
 
Nov 5, 2014 1:09 PM

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When I was about to start watching Love Stage! I wasnt sure just how much I was going to like it this is coming from someone who really enjoys the story and everything that comes with Junjou Romantica from the moment i found out Junjou Romantica was announced I loved it but when Love Stage! was announced n had a set date i wasnt all that sure just how much i was going to like it...

Well I finally got around to watching episode 1 then by the time i was done with episode 1 i wanted to watch episode 2 so i did by the end of each episode i couldnt stop watching it n just few hours later i was done with it n i was sad that it was done I loved this anime n if a season 2 cam out i would so watch them many times n i would even re-watch season 1 just like i did with Junjou Romantica n then after i was done watching season 2 i re-watched them all without having to wait so I have a feeling that Love Stage! would be the same thing.

Overall my score will be n forevermore a 10 I would rate it higher but MAL only goes up to 10 so yeah.
 
Dec 5, 2014 1:44 PM

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Nosleepin1 said:
parfaited said:

Is it wrong to call all homosexual anime BL? Isn't that the preferred term these days anyway?
If anyone is enlightened about these things please do tell me.
(and I mean truly enlightened and not just speaking out of your ass enlightened)


Of course you are right. It isn't Yaoi or more correctly Boy's Love. And I like the term Yaoi better than BL, it has a ring to it. Yaoi is not incorrect it is just a bit out of date. But love stage the anime is Shouen Ai. I don't consider myself enlightened, but you seemed so stressed.


Yaoi is BL.
Shounen Ai is also BL.
Yaoi, however, is different from Shounen Ai.

Although both are classified as Boy's Love, yaoi is more explicit. It shows sex scenes, etc. So yaoi is like the malexmale version of hentai.

Shounen ai on the other hand is basically something on the softer or "fluffier" level of boy's love... like a shoujo manga relationship except with a malexmale pair.
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Dec 5, 2014 1:46 PM

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@mayukachan have you read this

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reading an article about the psychological side of female's needs for rape does not change how i feel about said anime
nor does it change my morals

either way, the shows i mentioned aren't well written even if you took the non-consensual out.

in the end, it doesn't change that sekaiichi and junjou had unconsensual which is equal to rape

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Dec 5, 2014 2:02 PM

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I almost cried, my eyes teared up at that ending. "I love you".

There needs to be more yaoi anime like this, I'm tired of the only yaoi/shounen-ai anime out there being Junjou Romantica and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Not to count Gravitation which is really amateur and shitty.

Yes there's tons of yaoi/shounen-ai manga but I want to see more animated ones. There is no harm and Love Stage was a masterpiece.

It was a good run. ;___;


IKR?! I've read a lot of yaoi/shounen ai mangas that have really great stories in them but you hardly find animes of those genres.

I hope the success of Love Stage would increase the chances for more BL animes to be made though. I understand anime producers are wary about making BL mangas into anime because it isn't generally/easily received by everyone... but c'mon. :c If they're made this well, pretty sure a lot of people will still appreciate it! >_<
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Dec 10, 2014 4:07 AM

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show is awesome but could do without semi-sex scene this ep....

i twisted and turned + cringed during the whole thing and hope they don't show the humping motion (which they didn't)

def. the perfect anime to introduce someone to yaoi... the series kind of ease the viewer into more and more intense MxM romance

this will probably be one (if not the only one) BL/shounen-ai/yaoi/w/e anime with semi-subtle gay sex scene I managed to finish and enjoyed.

8/10

PS. not a single boner was achieved during while watching this anime.. fukyea.jpg
 
Dec 11, 2014 1:33 PM

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Ahhhh...sooo, this was my first Yaoi series and I enjoyed it. I must say, I really did like it! I had no idea it was only 10 episodes though....D; My reaction was "OmGoodness!? It's done!? Whaa?!"

& Izumi was so so so so cute as a girl...haha poor guy. Anyway, I did enjoy! It was pretty good :D, I'd deff watch if there will soon be a season 2!

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Dec 12, 2014 4:07 AM

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That was good. I was tempted into giving an 8/10 because it's frustrating how hetero anime can't even pull a 7/10 romance but that isn't fair.

This anime gets a 7/10
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Mar 20, 2015 12:25 PM
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OK, why did I like this so much? I'm a straight guy without any prior yaoi/shounen-ai experience, and yet I loved this. Odd. But yeah, 7.5/10
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Aug 1, 2015 11:57 PM

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I feel like I kind of jumped on this bandwagon late! Why can't there be more? D: 10 episodes just isnt enough

Oh Izumi made the first move! >.< I fangirled through the second half!

Glad to see them get together!

Now onto the manga because I need more of this!!
 
Oct 12, 2015 6:07 AM

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Well it looks like Izumi was sorely mistaken about his first time not hurting. That really escalated but it reached the all's well that end's well. Wrapping it up with a simple but sweet "I love you." I really liked that moment between Izumi's parents as well, just a heartwarming moment of two parents who were truly looking out for their son's well being.

I have to say Love Stage threw me completely off guard. The first episode took me by storm and kept me glued to the hilarity and sugary, feel good romance that ensued between two formerly straight guys. I like how they didn't make it a point that they needed to reexamine their sexual orientation, but rather that they loved each other regardless of gender. Another strong point of this show is how it mostly stayed lighthearted but still delivered drama without being too heavy handed about it. I think I was either smiling or laughing 90% of the time, especially when those two stuffed animals would randomly intervene in the background. Oh and Lala Lulu. Who can forget about her?

9/10, I might have bumped it up to a 10 just because it was easy to go gay for Izumi cross dressing. I rarely watch shounen ai but this, Sekai Ichi, and Junjou have all left solid impressions on me. It definitely makes me want to continue picking up BL from time to time.
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Oct 13, 2015 4:32 AM

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The ending, that last bit, anyone saw the scene of shougo and rei love scene of that ova?
I mean there was some hint in perhaps episode 10? Rei kinda say meet him at somewhere and shougo got very excited? Not so sure.

But in the ova, it kinda reveals that Rei is the uke O_O? Maybe? Not so sure. I may be wrong in this. But pewpewpew, i wish there was a side ova for rei and sougo xD, it will be fun~~
 
Oct 13, 2015 12:18 PM

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But in the ova, it kinda reveals that Rei is the uke O_O? Maybe? Not so sure. I may be wrong in this. But pewpewpew, i wish there was a side ova for rei and sougo xD, it will be fun~~



read the manga for rei x sougo!

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Jan 10, 2016 10:41 PM
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I fucking loved this shounen ai anime! They were just so cute together and i swer i could feel a pink fluffy bunny jumping inside of me in the last episode! Sooo happy Izumi confessed to Ryouma! Can't explain how good it is!
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Jan 13, 2016 6:22 PM

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whhaaat it's over?

The glasses guy is the sane guy of this series XD I thought he'd be the one complicating things but I guess the role is not for him.

Well, I'm hoping for season 2 or spin off or whatever.
 
Jan 17, 2016 11:02 PM

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THAT ELEPHANT SCENE. I JUST... DIED. HAHAHAHHAAHHAHA

ALSO NO CLOUD CENSORING

and Shougo Inu
best end ep thank god
 
Mar 26, 2016 2:24 PM

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Wow! My first shounen ai anime. I thought it was yaoi at first but reading the comments of this forum I found out that there's a difference to yaoi and shounen ai.
Just wow... I loved it so much! I never knew I could be into boy x boy action that much! I love it! Will go watch the OVA asap and I am seriously thinking about reading the manga now!!

Omg Rei in the end .o. didn't expect that. But it was soo cute :3
This episode was the sweetest ever... I can't even comment on it more. It was so perfect. Definitely the best anime to introduce people to shounen ai! At least it seems so :D
Worthy of a rewatch for sure!!! I'm excited for the Ova x3
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Apr 5, 2016 8:24 PM

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I'm glad I watched this, it was hilarious, like really funny. One of the few romance endings I actually really liked, was glad for them, though that ending was hilarious xD
 
May 3, 2016 8:25 AM
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Ships are sailing right to the OTP island! Dream come true! It's canon!

Well what can I say. I watched this anime to make little start with yaoi anime. I hoped this anime makes me tolerate yaoi better. Welp this turned me so gay and I'm a girl lol
Really good anime and sweet characters. I'd like to see season 2
 
Oct 29, 2016 8:52 AM

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Wait a minute, is Rei and Shougo actually a thing? This would be a disaster. Rei is my favorite character while Shougo is my LEAST favorite so NO! JUST NO! I don't like Shougo so this pairing gets my disapproval.

Anyway, it was an enjoyable watch. I think the light-hearted atmosphere is what made this series for me. And if there is one thing I thought they done right, it would be having Izumi FIGHT BACK! Finally someone who at least fight when they are cornered because realistic speaking, the chances of someone rescuing you is low so I hate it when anime make guys/mostly girls waiting for someone to help them out in situations like this.
 
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They better make more anime for this. I dont care if its about izumi after he goes into show buisness or about the implied connection between rei and shougo(theres a manga about them so they can totally adapt that into an anime) I need there to be more to this story. Im sure this is the opinion of most of the fans who watched this anime. I just live thiss one so much I seen it three times.two of those times were between two and seven in the morning and I just watched it today. Its sad its only 10 eps when most are 12 eps while some even have 13 in a season
 
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Aaaaaaaaaaah this was so good. 10/10. <33333
 
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OKAY THEY NEED NEED NEED TO MAKE A SECOND SEASON AND IF THEY DONT THEN AT LEAST DO A SPIN OFF WITH Takahiro-kun and his life...(with the famous manga writer:)) OR a prequel with rei and shougo when they were younger!;) LETS MAKE THUS HAPPEN😭❤️
 
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ohhhhhh my gawd my heart, by far one of the cutest anime's ever. i totally died when rei said " COME OVER TONIGHT " aughhhh<3
 
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