Comedy, drama, romance, shounen ai
Voices Hanada Hikaru, Sakurai Takahiro, Okiayu Ryotaro, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Itou Kentarou, Canna Nobutoshi, Inoue Kazuhiko, Kishio Daisuke, Gouda Hozumi
Centers around the romantic relationship between innocent college student Takahashi Misaki and eccentric author Usami Akihiko. Includes three side couples.
It’s annoying. Don’t get me wrong. I love Junjou Romantica (and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi for that matter), but I can’t stand the main couples. I love the semes. But the ukes… my god! Seriously, Misaki, you’ve been with Usagi for what, 4 years now? You can’t use the “I’m not used to it” excuse anymore. It was one thing in the beginning. I understood that all this was new to him. But it’s just getting annoying. Quit lying to yourself and everyone around you. Quit being so damn embarrassed about everything. You aren’t a 12 year old girl. The Egoist couple (Kamijou and Nowaki) are kind of annoying as well. You’re both grown men. Yes, you both have horribly demanding jobs and don’t see each other often. You can leave notes around the house for each other or something so the both of you aren’t so damn worried all the time. Then the Mistake couple (Isaka and Asahina)! These two aren’t nearly open enough with their feelings. I swear… The Terrorist couple (Miyagi and Shinobu) is the only one (and my personal favourite) that ever seems to make any progress (even though there are very few chapters about them, and for these series one episode out of twelve). Sure, not always. The ones still young and the other tries to be careful. But they’re honest when it comes to the other and don’t let their pride take presidence over their relationship. Even though they have much more against them than the rest.
That’s sort of what’s putting me off watching anything based on (or reading for that matter) manga by Nakamura Shungiku.
But… even with all this complaining, I do love Junjou Romantica and recommend it. Especially for someone wanting to get introduced to shounen ai/yaoi since it does focus more on the relationships than the sex.