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Okane ga Nai!

Oct 29, 2009

I’ve heard of foxes so desperate to escape a hunter’s trap that they’ve gnawed off their own leg in the process. I felt a similar urge of self-preservation to rip out my eyes when watching Okane ga Nai. At the same time, I couldn’t help marvelling at its bottomless supply of sleaze, its total disregard for old literary comforts like ‘plotting’, and not to mention character designs so disfigured that I thought the animators must be closet homophobes. Indeed, there’s something eerily self-harming in the experience; like that deathly vice maiming so many innocent woodland animals, Okane ga Nai clamped me to my seat with the irresistible power of horror. One grown man buys a pubescent-looking youth on chains (despite his looks he’s supposedly legal) as a sex slave and tells him to pay it off by becoming his house-homo tied to the kitchen and, of course, the bedroom. UN Declaration of Human Rights aside, I can’t believe this tripe counts as romance.

Yaoi fans will lap this up - after all, it’s about two guys doing it! - but everybody else will not.

1/10 story
3/10 animation
3.5/10 sound
1/10 characters
1.5/10 overall
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Vertia May 10, 2013

Your review made me laugh heartily.  Personally, I have only seen one episode of this tripe (discovered through reaction videos on YouTube, where a mother and daughter watched episode one of Okane, laughing incredulously throughout).  Said episode was in the related video section, and my curiousity got the better of me as I wondered, "How bad is this?  Is it as bad as it seems?"  

It was all that and more.

This series appears to be a product of the most depraved, disturbed, and laughably uncreative minds in the anime industry (as well as those poor cogs in the wheel, of course).  Watching it feels like being immersed in an unhealthily obsessed yaoi fangirl's fantasy.  Not only are the implications about sexual slavery and sympathetic view of a clear rapist creepy and disgusting: the character designs are horrendous enough to have stumbled out of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  The art itself is extremely sub-standard, making the series look almost a decade older than it is, in my opinion.

ShionSonozaki Jan 30, 2013

As a yaoi fan, I can safely say I agree with everything here. I couldn't STAND this series.

Yuko6754 Feb 5, 2012

I'm a yaoi fan...but I have to say that even I agree with this review. I watched it to help complete the yaoi tag on AP, but I have to say that it's one of my least favorite yaoi titles. In fact, I don't like it at all.

Jurianne Dec 10, 2010

I'll have to side with everyone here. As of me, I thought it was so sick storywise I've not even been able to go through the first episode completely without fastforwording. I wouldn't call this yaoi though. Because Yaoi material without love is just hentai.

In regard to rape, there's a difference actually  ( just learnt about it not too long ago thanks to wiki ), because there's yaoi rape ( ex: Maiden Rose ) and hentai rape which is all the other shit !

So I felt terribly misleaded when struggling to watch this. Beside that looked so shotacon to me despite what others might claim it to be ...

To each suit you best so I won't mind people liking it. but I asked for boys love and I received pure sex, this is just not right!


Sunagan Dec 5, 2009

I usually like yaoi, but only when it's together with romance. When it comes down to rape and sex slaves I'm just as horrified as anyone else... Also i couldn't believe the anatomical proportions of the characters, Ayase looks like a 10 year old and his rapist is a freakingly huge giant compared to him. Yaoi for the sake of yaoi is almost never a good thing xD...