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Remake of Yaoi OVA Ai no Kusabi Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 29, 2008 5:20 AM | 80 Comments
According to the official website, AIC will remake a yaoi OVA "Ai no Kusabi". It will be a 13-episode series and will be released in the autumn of 2009.

Staff
Scenario: Yoshihara Rieko (the author of the original novel)
Director: Akiyama Katsuhito ("El Hazard: The Wanderers". "Pumpkin Scissors")
Character designer: Onda Naoyuki ("Ergo Proxy")
Audio: Abe Nobuyuki ("Okane ga Nai")

Source: Ai no Kusabi Official website

Edit: The release date has been pushed back.

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cantius said:
Ew, yaoi.


Flynn/Yuri yaoi smex

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Annnnd, of course, it gets cancelled after 4 episodes. AHHHHHHHRGHRGRHJKGFSFSDLHFHSK

Might as well just start hunting for a copy of the books I guess /sigh

Nov 2, 2012 8:39 AM by quercifolia

Really good news! It's hardly to believe that this project revived, but I think they made the right decision. Such a popular title will be profitable anyway.
Let's hope they will not twist the conception much.

Sep 27, 2011 11:21 AM by Vla

NEWS: Ai no kusabi is back on and set to realise for January 18th 2012.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-21/new-ai-no-kusabi-boys-love-anime-relisted-for-2012

Sep 25, 2011 10:43 AM by ParadoxCharlie

Just so everyone knows, the studio that was making this went bankrupt and so the project was cancelled.

Jul 25, 2011 10:12 AM by ladyxzeus

Bere said:
WcDuck said:
Lol, nobody likes yaoi


More like nobody likes YOU, kiddo. Go cry somewhere else.


Yeah, and let's be real, even being yaoi, Ai no Kusabi is simply SO MUCH MORE!

I swear the last thing i was thinking while watching this anime for the 2nd time was "wow, yaoi *-*"...

Ai no Kusabi is a Masterpiece! One of the most beautiful love stories I ever saw in animes, and still having a WTF! That's AWESOME background story!!

I'm RLY RLY RLY anxious to see this remake, cause I was totally thinking "this should have more episodes" when the OVAs ended.

And I'm rly rly rly afraid of what they'll do, asking myself if they can maintain the awesomeness of the original OVAs *_* *crossed fingers*

Jul 25, 2011 10:02 AM by beccais

i really want to watch it now...

how long we need to wait..(any straight men watch yaoi too...)

Mar 14, 2011 5:15 AM by hellion13

well, if I was a girl, I'd probably watch it, considering how funny this was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCMapXeEm0U&feature=channel_page

Apr 18, 2009 10:08 AM by cantius

cantius said:
Ew, yaoi.

You know you love it. <3

Apr 18, 2009 9:52 AM by ladyxzeus

Ew, yaoi.

Apr 18, 2009 9:45 AM by cantius

countessK said:


Riki - Kentarou Itou



Uke again. XD

Apr 18, 2009 1:54 AM by simplyme

Wow, the animation style is so much nicer than the original (and I liked the original). I can't wait to see this.

Apr 17, 2009 10:10 AM by MidorimaKazunari

whooot
iima looking forward to new ai no kusabi xD
the art seems really nice too >.<

Apr 16, 2009 6:56 PM by justaddnuocmam

ladyxzeus said:
Lieila said:
Will they also remake/revise the graphics/art style or probably just make the character design finer or not at all? Hmm, let's see.

I would love to watch the subbed DVD after...since it's prolly uncensored. On the second thought, I'll be excited not to able to wait for it and watch it while airing (which is censored I bet :( )

New designs are at the site. Equal to the original, just with a different art style. It seems pretty much amazing to me. ^^


Hahaha. Thanks. I was lazy to look it up and finally I did because you pointed it out. I don't know what to really feel with the new art style. I have mix feelings about the new and old one. ^ ^

Jan 4, 2009 11:57 PM by Lieila

Lieila said:
Will they also remake/revise the graphics/art style or probably just make the character design finer or not at all? Hmm, let's see.

I would love to watch the subbed DVD after...since it's prolly uncensored. On the second thought, I'll be excited not to able to wait for it and watch it while airing (which is censored I bet :( )

New designs are at the site. Equal to the original, just with a different art style. It seems pretty much amazing to me. ^^

Jan 4, 2009 6:20 AM by ladyxzeus

Will they also remake/revise the graphics/art style or probably just make the character design finer or not at all? Hmm, let's see.

I would love to watch the subbed DVD after...since it's prolly uncensored. On the second thought, I'll be excited not to able to wait for it and watch it while airing (which is censored I bet :( )

Jan 3, 2009 11:28 PM by Lieila

countessK said:

Iason - Tooru Ookawa

Riki - Kentarou Itou

Katze - Shinichiro Miki

Raoul - Takaya Kuroda

Guy - Kousuke Toriumi

Daryl - Takehito Koyasu

As you see, Koyasu voiced another character in the CD dramas (Daryl is Iason's current Furniture and he doesn't even appear in the first OVA, although he had a prominent role in the novels) so it is not very probable that he'll take the leading role.

Besides, Ookawa did sound damn sexy as Mustang...


In the new drama CDs Koyasu doesn't voice Daryl (however interesting it might have been XD) but another Blondie whose name escapes me at the moment.
I don't think it's been reported they're going to use the same cast, although it sounds sensible ^^.

Jan 3, 2009 10:23 AM by seimei

Hyakiru said:
chryseis said:
I wonder if they'll use the original voice actors. o.o I just loved Shiozawa Kaneto as Iason. Iason looks ugly on the official website though, like he's permanently constipated. x.x

Ah, and I wonder if this anime will actually include yaoi... softcore or hardcore... hopefully when it comes to DVD it will be unmasked. XD


I dunno who they could pick to voice Iason, since Shiozawa's been dead since 2000.



In case that somebody cares, it is assumed that the new OVAs will use the same cast as the new CD dramas made after Shiozawa's death. And that would be the following:

Iason - Tooru Ookawa (mostly known to the mainstream audience as Roy Mustang from FMA)

Riki - Kentarou Itou

Katze - Shinichiro Miki

Raoul - Takaya Kuroda

Guy - Kousuke Toriumi

Daryl - Takehito Koyasu

As you see, Koyasu voiced another character in the CD dramas (Daryl is Iason's current Furniture and he doesn't even appear in the first OVA, although he had a prominent role in the novels) so it is not very probable that he'll take the leading role.

Besides, Ookawa did sound damn sexy as Mustang...

Jan 3, 2009 6:23 AM by countessK

This shall be epic.

well if they screw it up then it'll be epic fail. lol

either way i guess it is epic xD

Jan 2, 2009 6:40 PM by Senbon

Yay! Interesting. :3

Jan 2, 2009 6:07 PM by Slytherin

Bere said:
WcDuck said:
Lol, nobody likes yaoi


More like nobody likes YOU, kiddo. Go cry somewhere else.


WcDuck said:
My troll was a success.


And after the declaration it _still_ continues to make profit!

Jan 2, 2009 4:19 PM by Ankkuli

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