Ai No Kusabi (OVA) Hot
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Leaving the summary to do it's job, this is one of those classics that's old school and full of reminiscing. A "Master and reluctant Pet" themed genre that is one of the few first animation of boy's love. Ai no Kusabi focuses first hand on the relationship and circumstances of Rikki and Iason. The R-18 scenes that are in the OVA follows the theme and plot of the story. Considering that the length is 2 OVAs, each about 1 hour long, the plot is well spaced. Beautiful color theme for the setting and the originality of the world and social rank systems makes this a must see. Anyone with a love for older anime classic and doesn't mind the boy's love part of this anime, should give Ai no Kusabi a watch.
great series, sad ending
One of my favourite yaoi series. This was one of my first yaoi's I ever watched. First time watching it I was a bit confused as to what was happening in it. I remember asking my girlfriend at the end what happened. We ended up watching it again I finally realized what was happening. It's a dark series though it's not so hardcore like some yaois that are floating around. Very interesting in the setting that was made for it, futuristic in many senses but so far back in other ways. Loved that Rikki had finally started to fall in love with Iason which made the end that much more tragic. If you like the slave-master type of relationship this is definitely a must watch for you. It's also nice if you enjoy a more realistic love, where the main character doesn't automatically fall in love with the secondary character within in instant. I find I always like series like that much more, perhaps because it's easier to relate to in some ways.
I highly recommend watching this if you're a big yaoi fan if you haven't already. Still on my top 5 favourite yaois.
Classic, and a must-watch for yaoi fans
Though the style has the 'retro' feel of older yaoi, the story is captivating and one of the most involved I have seen. It is easy to like the characters, and there were points where I asked myself, "Wait, how could he do that?! He seemed so nice!" There are twists and turns in the plot, and it's refreshing to see a main character (Rikki) who doesn't automatically fall head over heels in love with someone. Though the OVA is not explicit, it is quite dark, and definitely not for those who don't enjoy a bittersweet ending.
The relationship between Rikki and Iason is touching in a non-conventional way, and it's wonderful to see characters that are not perfect by any definition, yet they still find love.
Really, really great OVA. One I can watch over and over without being bored, and one I highly recommend.
Beautiful, Classic and a MUST watch.
This anime is absolutely wonderful and truly one of the best I have ever seen. The storyline, characters and setting were all perfect. The voice acting is VERY good, the animation was done beautifully and the relationship between the characters Riki and Iason was sexy and also very touching. I reccomend this anime to any fan girl/boy. And ask you all to watch out for the remake! It looks amazing!
Sexy and classic
This is a necessity for all people who call themselves lovers of yaoi. Though short, it is arguably one of the more unusual and moving yaoi videos I have had the pleasure of viewing. The art is similar to early yaoi, but in my opinion much better. The men are beautiful, and the voice acting is tip-top. I have not read the manga, but I still enjoyed the anime. I hadn't actually seen the 1992 version until I heard that a remake was being done. A truly wonderful OVA!