After having the privilege of seeing an amazing (and also controversial) series like “Koi Kaze”, there is no boundary/subject matter of Anime that’ll prevent me from picking up… (or in this case review).
Description (courtesy of ANN):
“Twelve-year old Aoyagi Ritsuka lost his only kin when his brother, Aoyagi Seimei, was killed under mysterious circumstances. One day, he meets Wagatsuma Soubi, who claims to know his brother. It turns out that Soubi and Seimei used to be a fighting pair, whereby Soubi was the “Fighting Machine” and Seimei was the “Sacrifice”. Now that Seimei is gone, Soubi ‘belongs’ to Ritsuka who will become his new “Sacrifice”. After learning that Seimei was killed by an organisation known as the “Seventh Moon”, Ritsuka decides to join forces with Soubi and investigates the truth behind his brother’s death.”
OP:”Tsuki no Curse” by Okina Reika: Dream-like visuals with highlights from the first episode. The music suits it perfectly.
ED:”Michiyuki” by Kaori Hikita: Automatic karaoke background!
My first exposure to the show was when I heard that Yuki Kajiura’s was involved in composing the OP/ED music scores. Before then, I knew nothing about it. Never read the manga. Never did any research on the show’s content. But basically it’s this. The story revolves around the relationship between Ritsuka (timid protaganist) and Soubi (mysterious yet enthusiastic). In the first episode, we’re introduced to a world where if you don’t lose your cat ears, you’re not considered an adult o_O … Strange but true. Anyway, this angsty young kid meets up with a mysterious man (Soubi) who takes him on a stroll and reveals his personal connections with Ritsuka’s now deceased brother Seimei. After a surprising “kiss” and a suspicious pair of attacks, we are brought into a series that looks rather interesting. Packed with a sharp animation style (J.C. Staff), dream-like atmosphere, and unexpected battle sequences, “Loveless” may be the first “shota/shounen-ai” Anime series that can appeal to a mass audience. (For someone who is not a fan of “yaoi” that’s saying a lot!). I’ll keep you updated on how it goes…
Final Grade: B