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Love Stage!!

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Shounen Ai
Love Stage!!
4.0
Jul 10, 2014 at 1:05am JST

The story 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: Anime News Network)

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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Shounen Ai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Apr 9, 2011 at 1:05am JST

Onodera Ritsu has just transferred from his father's publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses path with the person he'd least expected to meet. Takano Masamune is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu's been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Takano unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye: Takano is actually Saga, Ritsu's senpai and high school love, whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.

(Source: MAL)

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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Shounen Ai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2
Oct 8, 2011 at 1:05am JST

Second season of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi.

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DRAMAtical Murder

  1. Action
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen Ai
DRAMAtical Murder
Jul 7, 2014 at 1:40am JST

A time far in the future.
In Midorijima, an island to the southwest of the Japanese islands.
People and nature once coexisted on this plentiful island.

However, due to being purchased by the leading company of Japan “Toue Company”, one third of the island has been changed into the extravagant amusement facility “Platinum Jail”. Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology, Platinum Jail has gathered attention. On the other side, the islanders who became victims of forceful development are forced into the “Former Residents District”, and have no choice but to carry out their lives in in a place that is by no means prosperous.

The protagonist Aoba spends his days working part-time at the junk shop “Heibon” inside the Former Residents District, living together with his grandmother Tae.

Among the young people of the Former Residents District, a certain game has become popular. In “Liebstiez”, teams are created and days of human-bullet turf wars unfold. On the other hand, “Rhyme” is electronic brain online game using a virtual world as its setting that “Rhymers” are going crazy over. Aoba shows shows no interest in either one, thinking that it would be nice to just live peacefully with his grandmother.

But a disaster that will shake up those peaceful days has already begun…

(Source: moetron)

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Ten Count

  1. Shounen Ai
Ten Count
  • Studio TBD
Airdate TBA

Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani 's attraction to his counselor grows.

(Source: Sublime via AniDB)

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Spiritpact

  1. Action
  2. Shounen Ai
  3. Supernatural
Spiritpact
Jan 7, 2017 at 9:00pm JST

Japanese dub of the Chinese series Ling Qi.

Heir of an old famous family of Exorcist, You Keika is stricken by poverty after losing his parents and he had to struggle as a street fortune teller and as a computer recovery part timer to earn money. One night in a junkyard, he met the mysterious yet charismatic Exorcist, Tanmoku Ki who was fighting an evil spirit. This encounter was the beginning of a fated story for You Keika. Unfortunately for him, he was hit by a car and became a ghost. That's where, the handsome exorcist Tanmoku Ki appeared and asked You Keika to make “a pact” with him to fight Evil Spirits together. Here starts the friendship of our heroes!

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Super Lovers

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Shounen Ai
  5. Slice of Life
Super Lovers
Apr 6, 2016 at 11:30pm JST

The story begins with a high school boy named Haru and his mother living overseas. His mother orders him to take care of and "civilize" his adoptive brother Ren, a wild young boy who dislikes talking with other people. While their relationship is adversarial at first, they grow closer as they begin to understand one another.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Junjou Romantica 3

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Shounen Ai
Junjou Romantica 3
Jul 9, 2015 at 1:05am JST

Junjo Romantica 3 follows the ongoing story of three couples.

The Romantica relationship between college student Misaki Takahashi’s relationship with his brother’s best friend, Usami Akihiko, an acclaimed novelist who secretly pens steamy BL novels under a pseudonym.

The stormy Egoist couple—Professor Hiroki Kamijou tends to be awkward and a bit of a tsundere who’s doted on by the devoted Nowaki Kusama.

Rounding out the drama is the Terrorist couple—divorced literature professor and Hiroki’s coworker, Yo Miyagi and his much younger lover (and former brother-in-law!) Shinobu Tatatsuki.

It’s complicated.
But so worth it.

(Source: Funimation)

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Hitorijime My Hero

  1. School
  2. Shounen Ai
Hitorijime My Hero
Jul 8, 2017 at 11:30pm JST

High schooler Masahiro Setagawa is a fairly helpless delinquent, so much so that the neighborhood bullies use him to run their errands. His life changes when he meets high school teacher Kosuke Oshiba, a man whose fighting abilities have earned him a powerful reputation on the streets. Oshiba finds himself with a desire to protect Setagawa, and despite swearing that he’s not interested in men, Setagawa finds himself getting more involved in Oshiba’s affairs…

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Shounen Ai
EP8:
Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.
4.3
Oct 6, 2018 at 12:00am JST

The veteran actor who has held the title of "Most Desirable Bachelor" for 5 years in a row, Takato Saijyo, and the up and coming actor who recently dethroned him, Junta Azumaya. Enter the cut throat world of the entertainment industry, where the two most desirable bachelors find themselves in a forbidden scandal. Based on Hashigo Sakurabi's "Dakaretai Otoko No.1 ni Odosareteimasu," first published and serialized in July of 2013 and one of the most talked about BL comic with over two million copies in print, gets a highly anticipated TV anime adaptation! The biggest scandal of 2018 is about to unfold!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Spiritpact: Yomi no Chigiri

  1. Action
  2. Shounen Ai
  3. Supernatural
Spiritpact: Yomi no Chigiri
Feb 24, 2018 at 9:00pm JST

Japanese dub of the Chinese series Ling Qi.

Heir of an old famous family of Exorcist, You Keika is stricken by poverty after losing his parents and he had to struggle as a street fortune teller and as a computer recovery part timer to earn money. One night in a junkyard, he met the mysterious yet charismatic Exorcist, Tanmoku Ki who was fighting an evil spirit. This encounter was the beginning of a fated story for You Keika. Unfortunately for him, he was hit by a car and became a ghost. That's where, the handsome exorcist Tanmoku Ki appeared and asked You Keika to make “a pact” with him to fight Evil Spirits together. Here starts the friendship of our heroes!

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.

  1. Magic
  2. Shounen Ai
Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.
Short-form
Feb 5, 2016 at 11:00pm JST

The "pathetic and beautiful" story revolves around Chiharu, who is a wizard in charge of the magic department's counter-measure division. His days are hectic, but he meets a candid young man named Toyohi at his favorite bar, and the two hit it off. On their way home, Toyohi suddenly confesses to Chiharu. Chiharu is at first bewildered at his unexpected confession, but he starts to fall into Toyohi's pace, and the two begin to spend more time together. However, after a mistake at work, Chiharu decides to devote himself to his work and pushes Toyohi away.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!

  1. Comedy
  2. Shounen Ai
  3. Slice of Life
EP8:
Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!
Short-form
Oct 3, 2018 at 10:24pm JST

※ NOTE: Premiered first in China on the bilibili streaming service in August and on TV and online in Japan in October

The cute story of the daily life between a guy and his cat-boy roommate.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Taishou Mebius Line: Chicchai-san

  1. Historical
  2. Shounen Ai
Taishou Mebius Line: Chicchai-san
Short-form
Oct 6, 2017 at 9:54pm JST

An extravagant Taisho romantic action-drama begins.

It's the closing years of the Taisho era, a turbulent time when the military empire of Japan is rising to go to war with the world. The protagonist, Hiiragi Kyoichiro, has come to the Imperial Capital, Tokyo, to attend Imperial University. He is determined to pursue a scholar's path and become a great man back in his hometown. But now the Japanese army has set its sights on Kyoichiro, because of a special ability that he possesses.

As a result of a terrible illness from his youth, Kyoichiro gained the ability to see the spirits of the dead. The army wants to use these spirits, which to Kyoichiro were always a thing ot be feared, in order to counter the threats of other countries.

Others stand in the way of the military and its plans. They involve themselves in Kyoichiro's destiny, and begin to change the future of the empire.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Gakuen Handsome

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
  4. Shounen Ai
Gakuen Handsome
Short-form
Oct 4, 2016 at 1:00am JST

The "school love story" is set at Baramon High School, a private boys' school for the prefecture's most elite. The protagonist transferred into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the "outlaw teacher," the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen in seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love, and conflict. The tagline of the game is, "Whenever you exited the school gates, you were handsome."

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Patalliro!

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Romance
  4. Shoujo
  5. Shounen Ai
Patalliro!
April 9, 1982 JST

Patarillo! is set in a society much like ours in most ways, with one decided twist. The manga on which it is based is one of the much-read works produced for adolescent Japanese girls that features a healthy proportion of gay men and beautiful teenagers aka bishounen (beautiful boys). Most of the action takes place in Marinera, the land of eternal spring, located somewhere in the South Seas. The country is a major producer of diamonds; they provide much of the basis of conflict in the anime series. They come from one of the most prolific mines in the world, owned by the king of Marinera, the vertically challenged but horizontally endowed boy-king Patarillo himself. The International Diamond Syndicate - a huge semi- criminal organization/ secret society dedicated to taking over the world`s entire diamond supply- wants that mine and will stop at nothing to get it. In the early episodes they send off a number of bishounen assassins to do in Patarillo, which necessitates his having a bodyguard, the English MI6 agent, Major Jack (`Bishounen-Killer`) Bancoran. Bancoran`s nickname doesn`t mean he shoots bishounen in cold blood. The soubriquet comes from the fact that no male under the age of 17 can resist his sexual fascination. This, to Bancoran`s eternal disgust, includes Patarillo himself. The action switches often from Marinera to MI6 headquarters in London (London seems to be an easy two hour`s flight from the South Seas) or Bancoran`s palatial condo in the suburbs of same. (MI6, be it noted, looks a lot like Fritz Lang`s Metropolis, while Jack`s `apartment` bears a passing resemblance to Randolph Hearst`s spread.) The action also goes into the past and future and out into space. Patarillo evidently gets around.

(Source: aestheticism.com)

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Yami no Matsuei

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Horror
  5. Magic
  6. Shoujo
  7. Shounen Ai
  8. Vampire
Yami no Matsuei
October 2, 2000 JST

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Gravitation

  1. Comedy
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. Shoujo
  5. Shounen Ai
Gravitation
October 4, 2000 JST

All Shuichi ever dreamed about was following in the footsteps of his pop idol, Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Together with his best friend Hiro, Shuichi's formed a band called Bad Luck and they've even managed to get signed to a major recording label! Unfortunately, the studio deadlines are looming and Shuichi still hasn't finished the lyrics for any of the songs. What he needs is a little inspiration... but he's been running a little low in that department lately. While Hiro recommends finding a girlfriend, fate has other things in store for him...

Walking through the park late one night, Shuichi's latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. Unfortunately, that mysterious stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has "zero talent". Now, Shuichi's so annoyed that he's managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki once again. But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he actually fallen in love?

(Source: RightStuf)

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Honoo no Mirage

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. School
  6. Shounen Ai
  7. Supernatural
Honoo no Mirage
January 7, 2002 JST

Takaya Ougi is just a typical high school guy who wants nothing more than to protect his best friend and live a normal life. Enter Nobutsuna Naoe, an older man who informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora. Naoe, himself a possessor, awakens Takaya's abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Fuedal Underworld. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not. Naoe is thankful for this, considering his passionate and abusive past with his Lord Kagetora. As Takaya improves his abilities, he also begins to remember what Naoe did because of his love for him. Meanwhile the dark forces of the Hojo and Fuma clans begin their attack as the Fuedal Underworld descends upon the living world.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga Nai!!

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Shoujo
  5. Shounen Ai
  6. Slice of Life
Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga Nai!!
January 9, 2005 JST

Hashiba Sora has fallen from a 4th story window and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori Sunao comes to his school as his new room mate, Fujimori tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. Fujimori and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth. Their split personalities, Yoru and Ran, are deeply in love. Even though it creeps Fujimori and Hashiba out what their other selves do with each other at night, they also start to fall for each other. Because of their relationship, Hashiba Sora finds out a lot of shocking facts about their youth.

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Loveless

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Josei
  5. Mystery
  6. Romance
  7. Shounen Ai
  8. Supernatural
Loveless
Apr 7, 2005 at 2:40am JST

In the world of Loveless, each person is born with cat ears and a tail, which disappear only if that person engages in a sexual intercourse. Because of this, they have come to symbolize virginity and innocence. Additionally, fighting is only done by "fighting pairs" or couples, where one is known as the Sacrifice and the other as the Fighter. The first receives the damage while the latter attacks.

Ritsuka Aoyagi is a 12-year-old boy, who for some unknown reason suffers from amnesia. His brother got killed recently, and as if his life has not been hard enough lately, on his first day at the new school he gets approached by a stranger called Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his late brother. Ritsuka finds out that Agatsuma and his brother used to be a fighting pair, and that Agatsuma has inherited Ritsuga now that his brother is gone. Together, they try to find the truth behind his brother's death and the organization known as the "Seven Moons," which may have been responsible for it. All the while, it seems that Ritsuka and Agatsuma are becoming closer than they intended to be…

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Legend of Duo

  1. Drama
  2. Shounen Ai
  3. Supernatural
  4. Vampire
Legend of Duo
Short-form
April 21, 2005 JST

The fate of mankind is doomed in the early 21st century due to losing "purana," an essence of living force supporting all life forms. Not willing to witness the extinction of mankind, a vampire named Duo disclosed the secret of purana to humans, saving the latter from destruction. However, just like Prometheus in Greek mythology got punished for bringing fire to mankind, Duo is punished for breaking the taboo. The vampire sent to punish him is Zieg, Duo's best friend, or, more than the best friend.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Gakuen Heaven

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Harem
  4. Romance
  5. School
  6. Shounen Ai
Gakuen Heaven
Apr 1, 2006 at 9:00am JST

Itou Keita, an average guy, is shocked when he's invited to attend the elite institution, "Bell Liberty Academy." Unnerved by the mystery, he's further distracted by the school's social dynamics. In a sea of amazing young men, Keita struggles to find out what makes him unique, and how he can possibly deserve to be treated as an equal by the boys of BL. Lacking any particular ability, just why has Itou been welcomed into the privileged world of the talented and the beautiful?

Along the way, he develops intense relationships with the almost everyone at school but he is terribly drawn to the friendly, over-caring but very mysterious classmate, Kazuki Endou.

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Marginal Prince: Gekkeiju no Ouji-tachi

  1. Romance
  2. School
  3. Shounen Ai
Marginal Prince: Gekkeiju no Ouji-tachi
  • Studio TBD
October 2, 2006 JST

"Marginal Prince" based off of the hit love simulation game series for girls! Yuta studies abroad in a tiny, far away island in the pacific ocean name Alphonso where he enters the all-dorm, all-male Alphonso Gakuen. However, the school is really a place for the children of the famous . . . and the school specializes in classes on empires and alchemy! And one day, after studying enough at the school, the students become known as "Marginal Princes"! Learn about the stories of fate and trial as each of the students studies to become kings!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Monochrome Factor

  1. Action
  2. Shounen Ai
  3. Supernatural
Monochrome Factor
April 8, 2008 JST

The story revolves around high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him that they have a destiny together. When Akira hears this, he is shocked and doesn't believe a word of it. Aya, a friend of Akira, forgets something in the school one night, and asks Akira to help her and go find it. He agrees, and while there, he gets attacked by a shadow monster. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted and that Akira must become a "shin"- a creature of the shadow world- in order to help restore the balance. The anime has shonen-ai themes which are completely absent from the manga.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Junjou Romantica

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Shounen Ai
Junjou Romantica
April 11, 2008 JST

Misaki Takahashi is a regular high school student who is preparing for his university entrance exams. In order to reduce the stress of studying, or so he hopes, he accepts the help of his older brother's best friend, and famous author, Akihiko Usami. However, Masaki is about to find out that Usami's books are of a very naughty genre, and that there may be something naughty waking up inside Masaki as well.

Junjou Romantica also follows the story of two other couples loosely connected to Masaki and Usami's "Romantica."

Egoist shows the very passionate, but often complicated, relationship between university professor Hiroki Kamijou (whose life has reached an all time low) and paediatrician Nowaki Kusama, who falls for Hiroki at first sight and would do anything to make him happy.

The third story, "Terrorist," shows just how obsessive love can become when rich eighteen-year-old Shinobu Takatsuki finally discovers something that he cannot have so easily—the literature professor You Miyagi.

There is passion abound as these three couples try to achieve their goals in life while also falling into temptation and anguish with their partners.

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Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique

  1. Comedy
  2. Shoujo
  3. Shounen Ai
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique
Jul 4, 2008 at 12:45am JST

A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion... and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just deserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy?

(Source: DMP)

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Junjou Romantica 2

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Shounen Ai
Junjou Romantica 2
October 12, 2008 JST

The second part of Junjou Romantica continuing the story.

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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Shoujo
  5. Shounen Ai
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Apr 12, 2010 at 12:30am JST

Sakurai Yuki is a mysterious boy with a mysterious ability. He was found in the bushes as a baby and adopted by his current family. Because of this, Yuki strives for independence. The last thing he wants is to be a burden to anybody. Furthermore, when he touches others, he can feel their emotions. Unable to control his ability, he often made insensitive blunders in the past. With death threats and his abilities increasing, somebody appears claiming to be his brother.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Togainu no Chi

  1. Action
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen Ai
Togainu no Chi
Oct 8, 2010 at 1:25am JST

Several years after the end of a war, the city of Toshima has fallen into decay and been taken over by the crime syndicate Viscio. There, the head of the syndicate, Il Rey, has convened the battle game "Igura." Meanwhile, Akira, falsely accused of a crime, has made a deal to earn his pardon: go to Toshima, defeat Il Rey, and destroy the syndicate.

(Source: Anime News Network)