Ai no Kusabi - Recommendations

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Zetsuai 1989

Zetsuai 1989

Koji Nanjo has everything a person could possibly want – good looks, wealth, a successful pop career – and yet he is unhappy with his life. After getting utterly drunk one night and collapsing on top of a garbage heap, Koji is rescued by a young man who takes him home with him. This young man is Takuto Izumi, a boy with a tragic past and a dream to become a professional soccer player. Overwhelmed by Izumi’s show of kindness and his passion to better his situation, Koji finds himself falling in love with the youth; however, Izumi is intimidated by Koji’s self-destructive nature and is reluctant to return any romantic feelings. Can Koji convince Izumi that they are meant to be or will his insecurities only end up driving them apart?

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Reasons you might like Zetsuai 1989...

DarkMiko DarkMiko says...

if you liked Ai no Kusabi or Zetsuai 1989 then you'll more than likely enjoy the other, I find that the first thing I realized was that the art was simular and that made it appealing since I liked the art of the other already, also they both hold an interesting outlook on life and ideals of the time that are interesting. I believe it would be hard to like one and not the other hence why I recommed both. ^__^ hope this helps you out a bit!

Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Despite their problems, Takuto Izumi has not left Koji Nanjo’s side; and what’s more, it seems Izumi might finally be developing feelings for Koji. Circumstances continue to plague the budding relationship, however: new opportunities have presented themselves for Izumi to go abroad and embark upon his professional soccer career. At the same time, Koji is thrown off his motorcycle in a traffic accident and ends up in a coma. Trapped between the opportunity of a lifetime and the needs of an emotionally unstable lover, what choice will Izumi make?

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Reasons you might like Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989...

DarkMiko DarkMiko says...

if you liked Ai no Kusabi or Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989(the second instalation of Zetsuai) then you'll more than likely enjoy the other, I find that the first thing I realized was that the art was simular and that made it appealing since I liked the art of the other already, also they both hold an interesting outlook on life and ideals of the time that are interesting. I believe it would be hard to like one and not the other hence why I recommed both. ^__^ hope this helps you out a bit!

Level-C

Level-C

When Kazuomi Honjou gets dumped by yet another girlfriend who realizes he has just been using her, he finds himself in need of a place to stay. When he runs into adorable model Mizuki Shinohara, he makes him an offer - a night he’ll never forget in exchange for a roof over his head. But what starts as a bit of fun for Kazuomi suddenly starts to feel serious. Could the man who has never truly loved anyone be falling for a guy he just met?

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Maiden Rose

Maiden Rose

The 100-year truce between the countries of the world has been broken as the Empire of Eurote invades and expands across the continent. Free lands are falling to the Empire left and right, but officer Taki with his left hand man, Klaus, is just barely able to keep their expansion at bay. But Klaus doesn't work for free and after every battle seeks compensation from Taki in the bedroom. Taki keeps silent because Klaus is a powerful ally, but can Taki really trust a knight who was born in the Empire of Eurote...

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Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: Don`t Stay Gold

Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: Don`t Stay Gold

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DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory

DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory

Aoba is thrust into a nightmarish existence as each and every Scrap he performs fails with explicit, agonizing and treacherous consequences.

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Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

As the only son of a yakuza boss, Ranmaru Oumi is set to marry his childhood friend Kaoru in an effort to unite their families - but he's not happy about it! When a wedding night spat sends Ranmaru to the cruise ship's bar, he meets Alberto "Al" Valentino, an Italian man with a love of all things Japanese. Between Kaoru's bossiness, fights with a rival gang, and Al's unexpected advances, Ranmaru is sure to have a honeymoon to remember!

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Struggling with heavy gambling debts, Tetsuo Ishii comes up with a harebrained idea to sell his student cousin in an auction. Offering an unprecedented 1.2 billion yen, the highest bidder is Kanou - a successful company president. It seems that he has an ulterior motive for buying the innocent and naive Ayase, using the debt to keep the jobless student by his side. What does Kanou want from the beautiful Ayase? Does it go beyond offering him 500,000 yen a night for his body?

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Koi Suru Boukun

Koi Suru Boukun

For the past five years, Tetsuhiro has had an unrequited crush on his friend and co-worker Souichi. However, there's a problem – Souichi is a homophobe who is disgusted at the thought of two guys being together, especially since his younger brother eloped with another man! As time passes, the two spend more and more time together and Tetsuhiro's feelings grow stronger. Will he muster up enough courage to confess, and more importantly, can he change Souichi's mind about masculine love?

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Fujimi Orchestra

Fujimi Orchestra

High school music teacher Morimura Yuuki is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor and musical genius named Tonoin Kei joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. But Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, confusing the man and leading to a horrible misunderstanding.

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