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Ranmaru is the best fencer in his school. One day while he and his friend, Enjoji, are walking home from school, Yakuza from a rival syndicate try to run his friend over with their car. ... See full summary »

Director:

Hiroo Rin

Writers:

Bunny-Bot-x, Kazuma Kodaka (original manga)
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Credited cast:
Keiji Fujiwara ... Kei Enjoji (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu ... Yuki Samejima (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Kai Sagano (voice)
Nao Nagasawa Nao Nagasawa ... Kai Sagano (Childhood Kai) (voice)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ... Ranmaru Samejima (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toshi (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ... Kai Sagano's Father (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Host A (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Masa (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Kyosuke (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Green ... Kei Enjoji (voice)
Jamie McGonnigal Jamie McGonnigal ... Ranmaru Samejima (voice)
Dominic Moore Dominic Moore ... Masa (voice)
Josh Mosby Josh Mosby ... Kyosuke (voice)
Kelly Ray Kelly Ray ... Yuki Samejima (voice)
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Ranmaru is the best fencer in his school. One day while he and his friend, Enjoji, are walking home from school, Yakuza from a rival syndicate try to run his friend over with their car. Ranmaru pushed his friend out of the way and gets hit instead. This event sparks the romance between Ranmaru and Enjoji. A few years later the relationship between them is still strong until Enjoji's half-brother, Kai, shows up and tries to take Ranmaru away from Enjoji. Then Masa, Kai's companion and mentor, shows up to see Kai.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 August 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kizuna See more »

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Color
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Based on a 11 volume manga series by Kazuma Kodaka. It ran from 1992 to 2008. It was published in Japan by Biblos for the first 10 volumes and by Libre Publishing for volume 11 and for the deluxe editions. See more »

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Featured in Manga Erotica (2000) See more »

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Very sweet anime!
9 July 2002 | by Mitora-sanSee all my reviews

I love Kizuna. It actually has a much decent depiction of gay life-style, way better than Sailor Moon could do!

It is about two men, one being a straight ace student in Japanese high school and the other is the son of a Yakuza/Mafia family. The two eventually met and get together, despite their total differences.

The thing I like about Kizuna is that even though the men in there are gay, they actually look like actual men and I did not see them cross-dress and carry around rinstone covered handbags!

For those sick of homophobic sterotypes or a fan of gay romances, Kizuna is the one for you.


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