The title of the shounen-ai (boys-love) broadcast series Sukisho! (2005) comes from a phrase that means roughly "I like what I like, so there!" Sora Hashiba returns to his all-boys high school suffering from memory lapses ... more »after a fall from a fourth-story window. He takes an immediate dislike to his new roommate, Sunao Fujimori, but inside Sora and Sunao are the lovers Yuro and Ran; these alter-egos don't always appear at the same time, which produces some complicated misunderstandings. As their regular selves, Sora and Sunao have to cope with a thief disguised as Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon and the ghost of a boy with a crush on Sora. They're also plagued by energetic dorm captain Matsuri, who assigns them embarrassing jobs. Sukisho is an odd program, and the characters are drawn with a kind of plush-toy cuteness unlike the fey elegance of standard bishonen (beautiful boys). (Rated 16 and older: violence, brief nudity, suggested homosexuality) --Charles Solomon« less
"Volume 1 Sukisho is the short term for Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai, which roughly means "I like what I like, so there" You can really tell why they decided to give it a shorter name. Sukisho is a story about Sora who, when the story starts, just fell off the roof of his high school building. When he awoke he found a kind-hearted boy named Sunao watching over him. Sunao claims to be his best friend, but Sora lost some of his memory during the fall and can't seem to recall anything about Sunao. The innocent looking young man acts like he's more than a friend. From that day on Sora begins to have flashbacks in which he isn't himself, but actually an alternate personality named Yoru. He begins to search for his other memories and flashbacks, but will Sunao be his companion or his enemy?
Volume 2 (not included on this disk, comes out December 27, 2005) As Sora comes to terms with Yoru, and his relationship with Sunao, new levels to the mystery continue to appear. What was the goal of Aizawa and his strange experiments? What is the meaning behind Sunao's strange behavior? Does Sunao actually hold a deep hatred for Sora in his heart? Will love pull through as the past threatens to repeat itself?
It's a really neat series, and has just the right amount of characters. It's also very well put together and I believe there are 12 episodes in the whole series (4 on this dvd). There will also be a total of 3 dvds released. Well, enjoy it!!! Oh yeah, also check out the two images I put up. *grin* "
Sukisho! I like what I like so There!
Carolyn | NSW, Australia | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Note that Sukisho Volume 1 only has a Japanese Audio track, no English dub I'm afriad, which I was very disappointed to find out but it still is an excellent Anime!
There are 5 episodes on this disc. And there aren't many extras on this disc, 2 AMV's for the two main characters Sora-kun and Sunao-kun, an interview with the Sieyuu (Voice Actors), clean opening and trailers.
The music to this Anime is great. Its lovely.
Based on a 4-episode BL (Boys-Love/shounen-ai) erogame of the same name manufactrued by Platinum Label, story by Riho Sawaki and illustrated by Yuzu Tsutae, with the first episode released 10th August 2000. A version for the Playstation was released with scenes voiced by the cast for the drama CDs (same as the cast for the anime).
This Anime focuses on BL (otherwise known as Shonen Ai) and hints on soft Yaoi set in a Boys Only High School. It is a very funny Anime featuring some of the greatest Japanese Seiyuu (VA). It is a story about Sora Hashiba, a young man who harbors a another personality inside him called Yoru, during this disc he rediscovers some of his past that he's forgotten after falling from a 4 level story window. He also relizes that his room mate Sunao Fujimori, has the same problem as he does, his alternate personality is Ran and Ran is the lover of Yoru, Sunao-kun is also an old friend and soon feeling begin to spark (but not much happens in this disc). It also focuses on a love affair between the infirmary doctor Kai Nanami and the Math teacher Shinichirou Minato. Also more sussness come in from Sora-kun's best friend, Ichikawa Gaku who is love with his science teacher, Kai Nagase. The most cutest thing is Sunao-kun and Sora-kun best friend Matsuri Honjou who thinks they make the cutest couple.
Deffiently for any Bishonen and Yaoi Fan to get! I know I'll be getting the other 2 Volumes."
I like what I like, so there!
Cessi | 01/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
That's what I'd say to anyone who complained about any minor flaws with Sukisho itself. It's a lot of fun-pretty boys running around being cute, good voice acting, boy-love scenes, innuendo, and a little angsty plot so the fluff doesn't get annoying. If you aren't bothered by shonen-ai (boy's love), then you're probably going to like Sukisho. There is a lot left unexplained, as the plot unravels slowly throughout all 12 episodes, but it's rather intriging, while you try to figure out exactly what's going on with Sora's memory, or how Yoru and Ran came into the picture, or what happened years ago... The DVD itself is fairly good in terms of extras (music videos with the character's image songs, and a sort of live radio drama with the seiyuu (voice actors) for Sora (the main character, the blue haired boy on the cover for anyone who's unfamilar with this, or is buying for someone else) and Sei (a minor, but extremely adorable character). The only thing I'm not too crazy about is the subtitles. They seem to translate the dialouge well enough, but there are little things that they leave out, such as the fact that Sunao (pink haired boy on the cover)calls Matsuri 'Matsuri-chan' (the subtitles ignore the suffix) and Matsuri calls Sunao 'Nao-kun'. Also, the school nurse is referred to as 'Nanami-chan' by Sora, but this is ignored as well. I recommend this DVD, and Sukisho in general. You'll have fun."
Pretty good, but could be better.
M. Riley | omaha, ne | 11/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This disc starts off the series with a very confusing but hilarious scene in which Sora (the blue-haired guy from the cover) wakes in his dorm to find his new dorm-mate attempting to seduce him. Only the new-roommate, Sunao, is being controlled by his alternate personality, Ran, who is really trying to seduce Sora's alternate ego, Yoru, into existance. Sound confusing?
Sora, who has memory problems which are not explained on this disc, does not remember Sunao--his childhood friend. This makes Sunao unreasonably mad, and the boy declares that he hates Sora and stands by that for several episodes.
But the two are constantly being thrown together by their mutual friend, who's name has just abandonned me (but he has a really impressive blonde mullet, so I'll refer to him as 'Mullet-san' for the purposes of this review.). This is all well and good, but Mullet-san's master plans and the ways Sunao and Sora fall into them aren't very believable. For example, at one point Sunao gets 'tricked' into dressing up like a western princess and suddenly not only has his haircut changed, but it's well-curled. The effort that would have taken doesn't really follow the lines of him still being surprised about the outfit when he comes out of the dressing room. Also, there is perfume.
But regardless of little plot holes like that, we still get the fanservice of a pretty boy in a pretty dress being saved like the little damsel he is.
The real concern though, of anyone who is thinking of buying this, I think, revolves around the mysteries of the plot. Very little is explained in these episodes, and there seems to be a lot going on that only subsequent dvd purchases will explain. Why Sora has memory problems, what those fragments of memories he does see sometimes mean, who the apparently evil doctor is, and what the heck happened to Sunao that had everyone so worried about him are all issues this disc brings up without resolving.
Overall this was a pretty lighthearted set of episodes which seem to be followed by more serious ones."
Pretty cute nice warm and fuzzy
Raven nakajo | 03/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought it was pretty cute. Kinda of immature if you want adult entertainment this is not for you, but not for little kids either its still implyed, but its more funny and warm and fuzzy. The charcters are sweet. I liked it. theres some weird moments and like what the hell is with some of the plots people running around in cos play. I wish it was a little less money, but hey i'd buy it. I'm thinking of getting the second volume when i have some spare cash. I've haven't seen much other anime though to compare it too. Although I've read alot of cute mangas. :) anyways just watch it."