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Junjou Romantica

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Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Junjou Romantica 2 TV 2008 Sequel
Junjou Romantica OVA OVA 2012 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Junjou Romantica 2002 Original Manga
Junjou Mistake 2008 TBD
Name Role
Yoko KIKUCHI Character Design
Chiaki KON Director
Shungiku NAKAMURA Original Manga Creator

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Junjou Romantica VivisQueen 6.5/10 Sep 13, 2008

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Junjou Romantica tennis101101 9.5/10 Dec 5, 2013
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Junjou Romantica IvyN 8/10 Jun 27, 2013
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