Ai no Kusabi
On planet Amoi, a great society has developed, creating a computerized city called Tanagura, ruled by supercomputer Jupiter. The populace is almost entirely male and is based on hair color; silver and/or blonds are the elitist, ending with dark/black haired as the bottom of society, often known as "mongrels". Blondies keep "pets", young boys (though there are also female pets) kept for a few years, especially made for performing sexual actions for the Blondie's voyeurism entertainment. Blondies aren't suppose to keep pets for long or interact sexually with pets, but one blondie named Iason Mink has kept a pet named Riki, for years and is rumored to sleep with him. Iason refuses to let go of Riki, even with Jupiter's disapproval. Riki fights with his emotions and society problems, unable to decide what to do about his old friend/lover Gai (Guy) and their gang. Iason is obsessed with keeping Riki, and Riki doesn't know what to do; fight against him or surrender to him.
Being set in a world so different from our own, this anime was super bizarre, yet also strangely addictive! There is debate over which version is better, so here's my 2 cents. I prefer the 2012 remake because it is higher quality and more detailed. However, sadly, it was left unfinished! According to a comment on kissanime, the remake was supposed to go on for 12 episodes, but it was dropped after only 4, so things were really building and going somewhere! Don't get me wrong, the 1994 version is great in it's own rights, but I'd really like to have seen the whole story fleshed out like the remake was going.
I still haven't delved very much into this genre, but, a bit to my surprise, I've actually quite enjoyed the few that I checked out for this card. Thanks again @TaylorPriddy for the suggestions!
Chisato is a beautiful 35-year-old writer, who looks like 18, and the father of Riju, a cute 15-year-old boy. Chisato's hobby is to drive away all of Riju's friends because he thinks they want to corrupt his precious child, so he shows his good side to these boys while he poisons the cake he brings them with a smile; however, there is one guy, Shunsuke, who doesn't fall for the tricks. But is Shunsuke really aiming for Riju? Who is that mysterious writer Chisato loves so much? And why is Chisato convinced that Riju's friends want to take advantage of him?
This one was just adorable! As always, the description sounded pretty weird, but all the bizarre details actually make a lot of sense in context, and I love that there were actually some deep layers to the story and characters (like why Chisato is so overprotective of his son - it runs in the family, but he also suffered a traumatic experience in his past that I think he wants to protect Riju from), even though it was only 2 short episodes! It was so cute and funny, but also had a some drama to spice it up! Great selection, especially for an innocent little beginner yaoi viewer, like myself!
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