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Loveless

In the world of Loveless, each person is born with cat ears and a tail, which disappear only if that person engages in a sexual intercourse. Because of this, they have come to symbolize virginity and innocence. Additionally, fighting is only done by "fighting pairs" or couples, where one is known as the Sacrifice and the other as the Fighter. The first receives the damage while the latter attacks. Ritsuka Aoyagi is a 12-year-old boy, who for some unknown reason suffers from amnesia. His brother got killed recently, and as if his life has not been hard enough lately, on his first day at the new school he gets approached by a stranger called Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his late brother. Ritsuka finds out that Agatsuma and his brother used to be a fighting pair, and that Agatsuma has inherited Ritsuga now that his brother is gone. Together, they try to find the truth behind his brother's death and the organization known as the "Seven Moons," which may have been responsible for it. All the while, it seems that Ritsuka and Agatsuma are becoming closer than they intended to be…

Ranking 1615

User Count6949
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Start Date7th Apr 2005
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank1615
Rating Rank7519
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older
SubtypeTV
Statusfinished

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You really can't judge this series from the first episode. I was kind of...disgusted to say the least. And Yuiko was really annoying LOL. The main conflict/interest of the show isn't really the erotic relationship between 12-year old Ritsuka and college student Soubi, but the relationships that Ritsuka so desperately tries to make, the memories that he so desperately holds on to and his eventual realization about the importance of his life and the people around him. It's really a good show and while it confuses you in the beginning, don't waver! Everything turns out for the better!!The art was really well done. The people are drawn beautiful and the settings are also amazing. The constant symbolism and appearance of the butterflies was also done very well in my opinion. This show is chock-full of thing that you can't really see in the surface, the most obvious being the rite-of-passage losing of cat ears and tail that the 'adults' go through, caused by the losing of their virginity. The ending song was amazing for me. And the animation of the ending. I still don't really know if that was real water or not. I didn't really notice the background music throughout the show, but when I did, it was nice. Characterization was amazing, most of the time. The characters not really associated with the whole Fighter/Sacrifice world were mostly static characters, never really changing and mostly there for comic relief. Yukoi and Ritsuka's teacher were both annoying cry babys who never really showed anything that would make them interesting characters. However, the characterization of Ritsuka and Soubi, and even the unseen Seimei, was multi-faceted and i really believed in them. The sadness and desolation that both Soubi and Ritsuka feel, and their consecutive bond through that pain, really got me. I feel like although the author made this relationship look very Lolita-ish and creepy, the constant reminder that what you see is not what you get is evident the most in this relationship.All in all, it was an enjoyable and I am glad that I was curious enough to watch it past the first episode.

Beautiful, impactful anime. I loved the aspects of fighter and sacrifice in this anime and I rather like the relationship between Soubi and Ritsuka and the triangle between the first pair and Seimei, it was a desperate effort from Ritsuka to get close to Soubi, Soubi to forget his sentiments for Seimei and I quite like the unknown aspect of Seimei. Overall, the anime was enjoyable but the friends and teacher of Ritsuka were quite annoying to say in the least.

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