Step Up Love Story

Alt titles: Futari Ecchi, Manga Sutra

OVA (4 eps)
2002 - 2004
2.826 out of 5 from 4,725 votes
Rank #6,245

Makoto and Yura Onoda are a newly married couple. Luckily for them, even though their marriage was arranged, they are deeply in love. However, even though they are both 25, neither of them have any ‘intimate’ experience, and consequently, they are equally as unsure and clumsy. With a little advice from Yura's friends and sister, this newly-wed couple will eventually get it right and explore the hardships of marriage, and the wonderful world of sex, even in daring places and awkward situations.

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AmazingGrace91 Mar 13, 2011
Score 7/10

When I first read the Futari Ecchi synopsis I thought it sounded pretty good. But I usually like to read one or two reviews as well before I spend my time on a new anime, especially an ecchi one (we all know they can be the worst of the worst sometimes). So when I saw GnarlyCranium's review claiming that "this series depicts one of the most thoughtlessly cruel, vile, codependent and abusive relationships... read more

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VioletMadder Jan 2, 2011
Score 0.5/10

A mid-20s, sweet, virginal newlywed couple learn, together, how to make love. So vanilla it burns, but quite explicit. Sounds nice and harmless, doesn't it? A warning: this series depicts one of the most thoughtlessly cruel, vile, codependent and abusive relationships imaginable, and what's more it's presented as if this is normal and healthy. The wife, Yura, doesn't even know what an orgasm IS, much less that... read more

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Futari Ecchi Short Story Special
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 14
  • 1994 - 1998

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  • Vol: 76+; Ch: 733+
  • 1997 - ?

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Futari Ecchi for Ladies
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 12
  • 2003 - 2005

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