Pure Hearted Romance / 純情ロマンチカ
Junjo Romantica is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on four storylines: the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and three other male couples that provide ongoing side stories (“Junjo Egoist”, “Junjo Terrorist”, and “Junjo Mistake”). It has expanded into several CD-dramas, a manga series running in Asuka Ciel, a light novel series titled “Junai Romantica” running in The Ruby magazine, and a 24-episode anime series. The third season of the anime was announced to be in production and is scheduled to air in July 2015.
Shungiku Nakamura has written a spin-off to Junjou Romantica titled Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (lit. “The World’s Greatest First Love”) focusing on a shōjo manga editor and his first love, which was also animated by Studio Deen in 2011. On 22 June 2015, it was announced in Twitter by the mangaka that Junjou Romantica sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
Misaki is suddenly having some unexpected and odd problems. What started as a need for some college entrance exam tutoring has somehow led him to being romanced by a suave older man who also happens to be his big brother’s best friend. Confused by all of his brand new emotions, Misaki struggles to deal with his suddenly very odd life. And if that wasn’t enough, his suitor, Usami, has plenty of issues of his own. A man-child who decorates his room in giant teddy bears and toys, Usami is a famous novelist who also writes steamy boys’ love novels on the side. When Misaki cracks open one of these books and reads sentences like “Misaki licks every inch of Usami’s hot body”…well, let’s just say that all hell breaks loose.
Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!
Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki’s nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?
Egoist: Just when Kamijou’s life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means “typhoon,” and he’s about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.
Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile, but even he has problems, although he doesn’t let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who’s adamant that they’re destined to be together.
Last Modified: May 16, 2016
[April 23, 2008] Pigstar – Kimi=Hana
[May 21, 2008] SCRIPT – Baby Romantica
[Oct 22, 2008] Junjou Romantica Sound Collection vol.1
[Nov 07, 2008] pigstar – Shoudou
[Nov 07, 2008] JUNED – Aioi
[Dec 25, 2008] Junjou Romantica Sound Collection vol.2
[Jun 25, 2015] Junjou Romantica Jun’ai Parallel☆Drama CD
[July 22, 2015] Fo’xTails – 「Innocent Graffiti」
[Aug 05, 2015] Luck Life – Kawaranai Sora
[Sept 25, 2015] Junjo Romantica 3 Vol. 1 Bonus CD
[Sep 30, 2015] Junjou Romantica 3 Original Soundtrack
[Nov 27, 2015] Junjo Romantica 3 Vol. 3 Bonus CD
[Dec 25, 2015] Junjo Romantica 4 Vol. 3 Bonus CD