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Monday, May 16, 2005

Aurus-kun's Periodical Anime Recommendations: May 2005


Hello and welcome back to Aurus-kun's Periodical Anime Recommendations! For those of you not familiar with APAR, this is a monthly column in which I bring your attention to any little-known or un-licensed anime or manga that I am currently watching or reading.

So far this month, I haven't been terribly adventurous, so I've only got one recommendation for you. Next month I'll try to have at least two!

Also known as: Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai ("I like what I like, so there!")
Medium: anime (based on a dating sim of the same name, as far as I know)
Availability: fansub
# Episodes: 12 released, 12 total
Genre: Shounen-ai Romance
Plot summary: Hashiba Sora has lost his memory after falling out of a fourth story window at his school. One of his friends has hooked him up with a new roommate, Fujimori Sunao, and there is instant tension between the two of them - of course, that could easily be due to Sunao's methods of "introducing" himself...
Why Aurus-kun likes it: Well, it's shounen-ai, first of all. XD So far, there have only been a few smatterings of plot, but then again, I've only seen up to episode three. The art is very cutesy, and while it's not nearly as pretty or detailed as that in Loveless or Air, it's very gentle. So far, it's been more-or-less lighthearted, with a few strange moments thrown in. I'm eager to see what happens between Sunao and Sora, and also what's going on with their alternate personalities... oooh...
Warning for those who aren't into guys kissing: Unlike some others, this show is entirely shounen-ai. In fact, I don't think you'll ever see a member of the female sex if you watch it a hundred times. Not that I mind. XD Consider yourself warned.
Other notes of interest: Sunao's voice talent was also the seiyuu of Son Goku in all the various Saiyuki animated things in existance - he can also be found in Soul Caliber 1 and 2, as Kilik, and Chaos in Xenosaga. Also, Sora's actor also played Kunisaki Yukito in Air (which I featured in the April edition of APAR), and Heero in Gundam Wing. Come to think of it, pretty much the entire cast has a very impressive resume - I suggest you take a look if you have any doubts as to the talent involved.

Well, that's all I have for you this month. If you have any suggestions for anime/manga that I have not featured and you think ought to be shared with your fellow otaku, please feel free to PM me and let me know!

Arigatou gozaimashita!

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