Misaki Takahashi is a regular high school student who is preparing for his university entrance exams. In order to reduce the stress of studying, or so he hopes, he accepts the help of his older brother’s best friend, and famous author, Akihiko Usami. However, Masaki is about to find out that Usami’s books are of a very naughty genre, and that there may be something naughty waking up inside Masaki as well. Junjou Romantica also follows the story of two other couples loosely connected to Masaki and Usami’s “Romantica.” Egoist shows the very passionate, but often complicated, relationship between university professor Hiroki Kamijou (whose life has reached an all time low) and paediatrician Nowaki Kusama, who falls for Hiroki at first sight and would do anything to make him happy. The third story, “Terrorist,” shows just how obsessive love can become when rich eighteen-year-old Shinobu Takatsuki finally discovers something that he cannot have so easily—the literature professor You Miyagi. There is passion abound as these three couples try to achieve their goals in life while also falling into temptation and anguish with their partners. – My Anime List
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Moreover: It is really well animated and the characters are really handsome,and have different and strange prsonalities.
I think it’s one of the few anime with such good music.It consists of 24 episodes,and is divided into two seasons.
There might also be a season 3.
Anyway it’s interresting to see how the plot goes on,and how everyone discovers their feelings.
With the first half of the series, Junjou Romantica does play with a lot of familiar territory when it comes to shows of this genre. At the same time, it’s a whole lot of fun because the characters are playful, serious and intent on getting what they want. While there isn’t anything groundbreaking here, it is a series that plays in a familiar area but has far more time to work through it than the usual OVAs or shorter shows that have been made. The sexuality is fun to watch because it’s blunt, though not graphic, and the conflict for some of the guys has its moments. There’s also the amusing aspect that playing for the same team seems to be a norm, but it’s just the circles these guys run in. This first half of the series is good clean fun that deals with relationship truths that are free of gender that most other series never get the chance to touch. Good stuff and definitely looking forward to the second half.
This is definitely a case of the sum being greater than its parts. Whilst technically flawed with clichés, I find that the effects of these flaws are neutralised by the strong comedic flavour. In fact, the comedy is so well accomplished, that it positively gives Junjou Romantica a weird kind of charm. I think almost anyone not put off by gay romance will enjoy Junjou Romantica; not to mention that it would make a great introductory title for anyone wanting to get into shounen-ai.
So which anime did I personally find better. To be completely honest, both were equally as good. Both had their flaws and some minor differences, but to me they felt like the same anime. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is more mature than Junjou Romantica but Junjou Romantica has more happening even when it’s taking a more slice-of-life turn, but even so they still felt like the same anime. If you like one, you’re most likely going to like the other so I highly recommend both animes. If you like yaoi and haven’t seen one or both of these animes then I definitely recommend them. If you want to check out a yaoi anime, both of these animes are a great place to start considering my first yaoi anime is Junjou Romantica.
I am usually very picky when it comes to yaoi because i don’t like it when they dress up as girls, or how there are no women at all in the show… so this is by far the best yaoi i have ever seen.
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This anime no matter how much it reminds me of gravitation is definitely worth the watch. Just make sure there arent any children in the room.
I thoroughly enjoyed Junjou Romantica. It was addictive, and yet, short and sweet. At 24 episodes, plus an OVA, it isn’t too much of a time sink, and yet, the over all flow of the story was just right for me. I highly recommend it, and encourage any fan of boy’s love, to give it a good long watch.
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It’s much the same as the difference between portraying rape honestly and painting rape as a grueling but harmless “gettin’ to know you man to man.” Guess which choice yaoi is famous for? In that sense, for all its attempted improvements on convention, and it certainly makes a few, Junjou Romantica is ultimately just another feast for the fanbase with a few noble ideas outside of its garish main pairing. They’re good ideas with above-average execution for “girl-porn,” but they’re lost in the noise of something not really worthy of attention outside its own world.
Junjou Romatica gives gay men a chance to be at the front of a story in anime (not often done) but a major part of that is for the fan-service sexuality attributes that the usual audience hopes for. There are some deeper themes that include insecurities, morality and if love truly does conquer, making Junjou a series that dabbles in expanding a Yaoi’s expectation – as best seen in the less adult based series Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. The animation and voice acting are taken seriously, meeting the expectations set by fans and now being a Blu-Ray, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment have given the series a new visual peak for all die-hard fans and those who might just want to give Junjou Romantica a chance. Check out the series on DVD and Blu-Ray from Right Stuf!