Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance is a boy love manga series written by Shungiku Nakamura. The story has focused on four storylines: the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and three other male couples that play their roles in side stories.
The series revolves around a high school student Misaki Takahashi who has difficulties with his studies. Later, when he went to visit his elder brother, he met a man Akihiko Usami who became a private tutor of Misaki.
Misaki also finds out that Akihiko is a famous author and novelist who writes in a genre that contains bawdy and naughty content. The story contains two other couples who face difficulties in expressing their true feelings with each other. They also face other life problems while keeping their relationship upright.
Hiroki Kamijou, a university teacher of classical literature, was also Akihiko’s friend who was in the phase where he was grieving a failed romance. He met a student Nowaki Kusama who wanted his help in his studies when Hiroki was on the verge of a mental breakdown. Eventually, he lends his helping hands to Kusama and, as they both grow close to each other, they start having feelings for each other.
Shinobu Takatsuki, a wealthy teenager, learns that his sister has divorced Hiroki's coworker You Miyagi and decided to date the same man. Interestingly, he was the man who saved Shinobu from a robbery three years prior. However, You Miyagi does not feel the same way and tries to scare him off but, he soon realizes that Shinobu would be willing to do anything for their destined romance.
However, this yaoi anime fills itself with many scenes where the viewer often catches themselves tearing upon some scenes.
Season 1 (Episodes 1-12)
Season 2 (Episodes 1-12)
Season 3 (Episodes 1-12)
Junjou Romantica Special
Junjou Romantica OVA
- Junjou Romantica Special
- Season 1 (Ep 1-12)
- Season 2 (Ep 1-12)
- Season 3 (Ep 1-12)
- Junjou Romantica OVA
This anime is the first yaoi anime and was loved and appreciated by many lovers worldwide. It contains passion, love, patience, past lives, honesty, obsession, and complications, all added to the lives of three couples in the anime that makes an engaging plot.
Junjou Romantica Episodes List
|1||1||Truth is stranger than fiction||Junjou Romantica||April 10, 2008|
|1||2||No use crying over spilt milk||Junjou Romantica||April 17, 2008|
|1||3||Knock and it shall be opened unto you||Junjou Egoist||April 24, 2008|
|1||4||Fear is often greater than the danger itself||Junjou Romantica||May 1, 2008|
|1||5||Meeting in the beginning of parting||Junjou Egoist||May 8, 2008|
|1||6||Good can come out of misfortune||Junjou Egoist||May 15, 2008|
|1||7||Spare the rod and spoil the child||Junjou Romantica||May 22, 2008|
|1||8||Away from home, one needs feel no shame||Junjou Romantica||May 29, 2008|
|1||9||One good turn deserves another||Junjou Minimum||June 5, 2008|
|1||10||Boys, be ambitious||Junjou Terrorist||June 12, 2008|
|1||11||All things are easy that are done willingly||Junjou Terrorist||June 19, 2008|
|2||12||Even a chance acquaintance is preordained||Junjou Romantica||June 26, 2008|
|2||13||What happens once can happen twice||Junjou Romantica||Oct 12, 2008|
|2||14||What happens twice can happen thrice||Junjou Romantica||Oct 19, 2008|
|2||15||Third time's a charm||Junjou Romantica||Oct 26, 2008|
|2||16||The mouth is the gate of misfortune||Junjou Egoist||Nov 2, 2008|
|2||17||Many a true word is spoken in jest||Junjou Romantica||Nov 9, 2008|
|2||18||A picture is worth a thousand words||Junjou Egoist||Nov 16, 2008|
|2||19||Life often brings misfortune in times of great happiness||Junjou Romantica||Nov 23, 2008|
|2||20||Love does not follow logic||Junjou Terrorist||Nov 30, 2008|
|2||21||Out of the frying pan, into the fire||Junjou Romantica||Dec 7, 2008|
|2||22||Marriage is made in heaven||Junjou Romantica||Dec 14, 2008|
|2||23||Hate the sin but love the sinner||Junjou Romantica||Dec 21, 2008|
|2||24||All's well that ends well||Junjou Romantica||Dec 27, 2008|
|Specials||-||All three couples||2008|
|3||25||All good things must come to an end||Junjou Romantica||July 9, 2015|
|3||26||Failing to plan is planning to fail||Junjou Romantica||July 16, 2015|
|3||27||Finding Hen's Teeth||Junjou Romantica||July 23, 2015|
|3||28||Where there's a will, there's a way||Junjou Terrorist||July 30, 2015|
|3||29||Even the longest journey begins with a single step||Junjou Romantica||Aug 6, 2015|
|3||30||A bolt from the blue||Junjou Romantica||Aug 13, 2015|
|3||31||The darkest place is under the candlestick||Junjou Mistake||Aug 20, 2015|
|3||32||A Jealousy too hot may burn a man||Junjou Romantica||Aug 28, 2015|
|3||33||A battle of Irreconcilable Enemies||Junjou Romantica||Sep 3, 2015|
|3||34||Hours are like days to lovers parted||Junjou Egoist||Sep 10, 2015|
|3||35||Labor for love||Junjou Romantica||Sep 17, 2015|
|3||36||True Love is Fate||Junjou Romantica||Sep 24, 2015|
|OVA||(2 Episodes)||All four couples||2012-2015|
A person looking for a different genre in a romantic anime series can go for this anime with slices of life stories and complications that come in a relationship.