As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?
Ritsuka has nowhere to run or hide. He lost his memories and his mother’s loving support, and then his brother -- his sole defender -- was brutally murdered. He is entirely alone until Soubi appears, saying the words he most wants to hear, but refuses to believe: “I love you and will do anything for you.” Flung into a world of intrigue and magic, where bonded pairs battle and only Soubi can fight for him, he struggles to find his brother’s killer. Yet he must also face the most bitter question of all: if you can't remember who you were, does that mean you don't know who you are?
Both series are shounen ai and include all of the good things: bishounen (handsome guys) and romance. In both, a cute boy falls in love with a tall handsome guy (or the other way around) and you follow their difficult journey to be together. If you liked one of them, you'll surely like the other one as well.
It was a time of political instability. While most of Europe was involved with power struggles, the island country of Kuchen followed its own independent path; and with the leadership of an intelligent king and his advisors, the people worked to restore their kingdom. These advisors, with strong minds and good backgrounds, were graduates of a prestigious boarding school known as the Rozenstolz Academy. Follow the lives of the five students with the potential to become the king's next advisors (known as the Strahl candidates), as they strive to achieve their dreams.
Above the human world there exists another world: heaven, the world of angels. Zeus decides to select an elite team of Six Saint Beasts to protect the human world from danger, but when fighting the demons they find out that the source of these disasters might be something other than they expected. At the Holy Spirit Festival the banished souls of fallen angels manage to escape from the dark pit, to cast darkness upon heaven. The Saint Beasts must stop them from doing so, at all costs!
Although these two shows are some of the weaker shounen-ai, there are still plenty of pretty bishounen to enjoy. The visual teasing will have rabid fangirls begging for more, as the boy on boy action is merely implied and nothing is shown onscreen.
If you are looking for a little mindless fluff to give you a bishie fix, then these shows do little more.
It’s time for some good old rest and relaxation, so Sora, Matsuri and the rest of the gang make their way to a hot spring. However, due to an exceptionally busy day at their destination, the boys find themselves taking an impromptu part-time job… while wearing rabbit suits?! Between pillow fights, swimming, and cleaning up the giant mess they make, Sora and company continue to strengthen their bonds; and one night, they find a special bath which, according to the inn keeper, grants the wishes of those who bathe in it. Their wishes do come true, but are the results what they truly wanted?
School themed shounen-ai of the highly amusing kind: Gakuen Heaven and the Sukisho OVA deliver plenty of laughs against a backdrop of romance. Gakuen Heaven is plot driven for the most part while the Sukisho OVA takes place after the denouement of the series and so can indulge in being utterly silly through and through.