• Ai no Kusabi (Original)
  • Yoshihara Rieko, Michihara Katsumi, Nagato Saichi
  • Released: 1986
  • Episodes: 2 OVAs
  • Hits: 2516
Ai no Kusabi
Ai no Kusabi
Main: Rikki, Iason Mink, Blondies,
Genre: Yaoi, Mature, shounen-ai, 18+, Romance, Futuristic, New World

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Online info:
Ai no Kusabi (間の楔) is an anime OVA based on the original novel by Rieko Yoshihara.

Ai no Kusabi takes place on the world of Amoi, ruled over by a computer named Jupiter. Jupiter has installed a number of strict social rules to its society. Among other things, social status is determined by hair color.

The Blondies, genetically modified by Jupiter, are the highest social class and occupy the capital city of Tanagura. Contrary to popular belief, the hair-color caste system only applies to those working in Tanagura and not in Ceres.

The true separation lies in being genetically created in a lab and being formed the natural way. If the caste system were in effect in Ceres, then those with a lighter hair color would be considered a higher ranking member of the society.

Two years later, Riki is still in the possession of Iason, causing rumors to fly. Riki is considered too old to be a pet (most pets being younger teenagers). His "mongrel" status is also cause for concern, when there are already professionally bred and trained pets are easily available/

Furthermore, most pets are kept for about a year before being discarded. In fact, Iason has fallen in love with Riki, and has broken the laws of Jupiter by having intercourse with him.

Iason allows Riki to go back to Ceres for one year, taking off the ring and freeing him. He is welcomed back to his gang, Bison, and they return to normal life.

After the year has passed, Iason surprises Rikki by showing up in his apartment in the slums. He replaces the ring on his penis and tells him to return.

Then the Bison are set up and arrested for robbing a warehouse. But Iason Mink sets them all free with little punishment, to the confusion of everyone but Riki.

Guy, Riki's one time boyfriend (pairing partner) before he became Iason's pet, wants to be with him again. But Riki explains that he is now a pet, and that's why they were let out of prison so easily.

Guy beats Riki up and tells him to not come back, so now he has no choice but to return to Iason. What Guy really wants to do is to free Rikki from Iason's grasp.

But Rikki's complicated emotions towards Iason provides a lot of drama. He doesn't know whether to make a plan to kill Iason and escape or succumb to that love.

-wikipedia


Sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_no_Kusabi
http://www.aestheticism.com/visitors/manga/ank/
http://www.konary.com/anime/rheery/ainoku.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/8072/kusabi.html

Other Names

  • The Space Between
  • The Wedge of Love

OVA 1

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Ai no Kusabi (Original)