Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Loveless Complete Slimpack|
Actors: Junko Minagawa, Katsuyuki Konishi
Director: Yuu Kou
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Ritsuka's innocent childhood days came to a bloody end when he lost the one person who understood him. His brother Seimei was always his guiding star, and without him Ritsuka was lost. The enigmatic Soubi appeared to chang... more »
Loveless or Beloved
Milo Camalanee | Missouri | 01/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok...Lets see where do we start. Is it the elegance, the wonderful story, the yaoi, or the rumors....Well how about we start with the basis of the story...
A boy enters his sixth grade class room to be greeted by his teacher with that scene you see that this boy is greatly independent. He instantly develops his first fan girl yukio(just first off I want to apologize I'm American and I also have horrible spelling. So I will butcher these names.) She falls for him instantly...He being in sixth grade and disliking making friends, He could care less that she likes him. When leaving school the teacher confronts them and expresses her concern for him and he acts nonchalant and runs off. He meets an adult who grabs him by the arm and forces an conversation(gently forces) within that converstation he confesses that he was friends with the boys brother. The sixth grade boy ritzuka's brother seimi was murdered. So naturally the boy is taken with this stranger. He goes off with the adult to make memories(taking photos). While taking photos they bring the story line in about the fighters and sacrifices also with the fighters names. The strangers name is soubi(which I can spell ^^) His code name is beloved who was seimi's fighter unit, and seimi was soubi's sacrifice.
Sacrifices and fighters basically are this. A fighter uses words to cast spells such as "rip" "tear" and even as complex as "retreat as birds carried off...." The spells are enchanting to hear and the art that follows the spells are wonderful. And sacrifices take the damage for the fighter unit. When they are hurt they are restricted to some extent, arms chained down, collars chaining the victims. When they are completely restricted they lose.
Well upon their talk they encounter another fighter unit who wants the sixth grade to come with them, soubi fights the people and denies them taking him. The boy can't figure out within the fight ,who the bad guy is if it's soubi or if it's the other fighters. But upon the next fight he sees that their organization was that who killed his brother.
The boy is growing up and maturing and his mom is trying to prevent it by claiming multi personalities. If I give to much more of the story it will be spoilers but it gets much better
The art of this show is so wonderful. The voices are in Japanese. I dislike subbing a lot of I didn't mind it in this case. But there is a side bit of the soubi being twenty and male falling for ritzuka a sixth grade male. Yoai and illegal but it's not bothersome. It's kind-a a key part of the story but the story really does not dwell on it. It's more so as if they are close friends who try to protect each other and they kiss only a few times in the story they are both androgynous so it won't offend those. No nudity.
The story died on episode thirteen...it was sad ended no warning and should no have ended the manga kept up. Anime died. No sign of any more to come but in the original series imported from japan I got back a few years ago(well I borrowed from a friend.) on the last episode it said something about fundings died and could not continue so rumor is they will pick up later but dunno when.
I would suggest this to nearly everyone
Can therez be more?
A. Potts | Pennslyvaina, USA. | 02/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, love, love loved this series! The manga was awesome, and the anime was amazing. The artwork, the storylines, everything. Bought it for the price on Amazon... def worth every penny.
Ritsuka school student who had lost his older brother. Never knowing what happened to him, he searches for the truth. Then one day he meets Soubi a older gentleman who tells him that he knew his older brother and knows about his death. From that point on, life changes for Ritsuka. He and Soubi develop an almost romantic relationship.... even to the point that they both can hurt each other's feelings easily. Eventually Ritsuka learns that Soubi was his brother's fighter partner... and that Ritsuka's real name is "Loveless". Well, from then on they battle many different people and their partners to get to the truth behind Ritsuka's brother's death.
Thats as much as the story I'll give you. You'll love the characters, you'll love the plot, and you'll love the animation. However there's only 12 episodes of this series. That's right... it's UNFINISHED. And I'm pretty sure this is all of the anime they'll make of the manga series. T_T Everything is kinda slow paced however even for a short series.... and the ending just kinda... never really happens... instead they close it with a random episode. XD But all said and done, def a 5. As someone told me: "It shouldn't be called Loveless, it should be called Love.""
Classy anime choice
Teresa Cattarin | California, USA | 06/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loveless is a great shonen-ai series to own; I completely adore it. With great animation and lovable characters, it's hard not to enjoy it."