Love Stage!! Discussion

Topic started by Acura_Max on June 1, 2014. Last post by takashichea 2 weeks, 3 days ago.
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Welcome to Love Stage!! discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Love Stage!!

Producer: J.C. Staff
Type: Based on a manga
Genres & Themes: romance, showbiz, yaoi

Release Date: July 9, 2014

Plot: The anime series revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.

— ANN

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Updates:

The voice actor of Kosuke Sotomura, Kazutomi Yamamoto, also sings the ED theme song "CLICK YOUR HEART!!" and it will be released as his solo debut single. The OP theme song "LΦVEST" is performed by a two-member unit SCREEN mode and the CD single hits Japanese stores on July 23.

  • Director: Kenichi Kasai (Bakuman)
  • Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Witchcraft Works)
  • Character Design: Yoko Ito
  • Animation Production: J.C.Staff
  • Izumi Sena: Tsubasa Yonaga
  • Ryoma Ichijo: Takuya Eguchi
  • Shougo Sena: DAIGO
  • Rei Sagara: Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Seiya Sena: Ryutaro Okiayu
  • Nagisa Sena: Sayaka Ohhara
  • Takahiro Koroi: Ryohei Kimura
  • Kosuke Sotomura: Kazutomi Yamamoto
  • Kasumi Shino: Kyoko Sakai
  • Kojiro Ryuzaki: Shotaro Morikubo
  • Tenma Hidaka: Jyunji Majima
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It wasn't a bad show to watch. In fact, I think I enjoyed it and might continue with it.

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@takashichea: Thanks for mentioning this show earlier, otherwise I would probably overlook it. It's quite funny and I like the art style. The only thing that bugs me a bit are their faces. They're quite unappealing.

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@whiskers:

No worries, thanks. I was about to do a blog on this show, just recapping it. I ran out of time.

Don't read this if you have caught up with the recent episode.

My favorite character would probably be the manager since he went to great lengths to help Izumi. He has a tracker in Izumi's bag and then was able to spy on Izumi and Ryuma's conversation from the car. That was really special. There was that really awkward moment where Ryuma loses himself and attack Izumi. I thought there was going to be an implied sex scene. Izumi's brother stopped him.

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@takashichea: The manager's one of my favorites too. I like the chemistry between him and Shougo. Heh, Shougo came just in time to save Izumi. Ryuma sure did embrace the idea of loving a boy pretty quickly, lol!

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@whiskers:

Ryuma really did change fast. I guess he couldn't get over the love he had for the girl ten years ago. Shougo and Manager - I bet something happened to them in the past. The manager had that conversation with Izumi about birds and the bees except with two guys. I wonder where the manager receive his experience from.

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@takashichea said:

Shougo and Manager - I bet something happened to them in the past.

Oh definitely. Remember when Shougo comes to Izumi's shooting to talk him into getting out his wardrobe and then he tells Rei "You should reward me if I succeed", and Rei blushes. Guess he gave him some type of 'rewards' before...

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@whiskers:

Love Stage OVA

In summary: November 22, 2014 (Date that Limited Edition Manga Vol. 5 will ship with the anime DVD)

Kadokawa began streaming a 15-second television commercial for the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga on Tuesday. The video features SCREEN mode's song "LΦVEST" that serves as the opening theme for the manga's television anime.

Cast members from the television anime including Tsubasa Yonaga (Izumi), Takuya Eguchi (Ryōma), DAIGO (Shōgo), Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei), and Ryohei Kimura (Takahiro) are returning in the OVA. The limited edition of the manga's fifth compiled volume will bundle the anime DVD and ship on November 22. The bundle will retail at 4,298 yen (about US$42), and Kadokawa is accepting preorders until September 19.

J.C. Staff opened the official Love Stage!! anime website in January to announce the television anime adaptation. Kenichi Kasai (Major, Bakuman, Nodame Cantabile) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC, Squid Girl) is working on the series composition while Yoko Ito (key animator for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Turn A Gundam) is in charge of character design.

Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's original manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.

Source: ANN

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okay, Ryoma has issues since he can't resist to violate Izumi.

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@takashichea: I don't think he'll go through with it. Izumi's in despair and Ryouma will realize that and, as hard as it might be for him, he'll resist the urge to take advantage of him.

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@whiskers:

I sort of connect with Izumi a bit. Once his dream of being a mangaka is gone, what would he do with his life?

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@takashichea: Yeah, it's hard to accept that you're bad at something you really love. I guess Izumi's destined for showbiz.

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Love Stage is certainly colorful about the birds and the bees. It was a lovely episode where Izumi receives ahappy message from Saotome-sensei.

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@takashichea: It was a nice episode, but too much Lala-Lulu for my taste. It's kind of funny, as much as I was looking forward to this week's episodes of Free! and Love Stage, and even DMMd (although with low expectations), I must admit I enjoyed Gekkan Shoujo's latest episode the most.

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@whiskers:

Oh you watch Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun and we have a thread on that, Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun Discussion if you like. I had two posts, and I was waiting for anyone to bump it.

Do you like magical girl shows, Whisker?

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@takashichea: I haven't watched anything in the magical girl genre so far. It doesn't seem that appealing to me, but I can't say that I would never give it a try.

I'm definitely overdosing on anime right now, as I've managed to squeeze in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun as well!

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@whiskers:

It's all right. Everyone is picky. I was picky about yaoi titles and magical girls. I thought I wasn't their target audience. When I tried it, I kind of enjoyed it.

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@takashichea: So... which yaoi shows have you seen?

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@whiskers:

My first yaoi show is Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi. That was it. It was for an implied sex scene project, and it was first yaoi example. Love Stage and Dramatical Murder would count both as second yaoi shows I watched.

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