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Kizuna: Volume 1


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  • Actors: Keiji Fujiwara, Akiko Hiramatsu, Ryô Horikawa, Nao Nagasawa, Ryôtarô Okiayu
  • Writers: Bunny-Bot-x, Kazuma Kodaka
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Central Park Media
  • Release Date: Aug. 23 2005
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009V1YSW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,096 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Three's A Crowd

Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. But when the mysterious son of a Yakuza boss begins to pursue Ranmaru's affection, tempers flare, and hidden emotions rise to the surface. Will Ranmaru and Kei's love survive, or will the emotional conflict finally come to a head?

Region 1 (Canada/USA)
Language: Japanese with English subtitles.
Age rated: 16+, contains violence, nudity and mild sexual situations
Released under the Be Beautiful label. Out of print.

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Kizuna 1 is the first half of the old (1994) two-part OVA based on Kazuma Kodaka's manga, but with new subtitles. High school kendo champion Ranmaru was injured saving his friend Kei from an oncoming car, and gave up the sport. Three years later, Ranmaru and Kei are lovers, sharing an apartment while they attend college. When a lecherous professor tries to seduce Ranmaru, Kei's half-brother Kai comes to his rescue. Kai admired Ranmaru in high school, and hopes to steal him from Kei. As the half-brothers are martial artists and the sons of a yakuza kingpin, the rivalry turns violent. Kizuna is a yaoi classic: a romance involving handsome young men written by a woman for a female audience. The reissue was taken from a better print and features a more idiomatic English translation than the previously available version, but giving viewers only 30 minutes of animation on a DVD seems stingy. (Rated 16 and older: violence, brief nudity, sexual situations, including homosexuality, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

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OK, it's got some (poorly done, btw) guy-on-guy action. I can't imagine any other reason anyone would watch this movie, and even that doesn't save it from being too silly for words. Perhaps if you've read the manga it's based on you can fill in some detail from that, but watched on its own, as I did, it's the worst sort of shallow "Plot? What plot?" anime dreck.
It also showcases the strange anime phenomenon of the "aggressive" lover; ie near-rapist. Guy 1: "No, honey, I don't wanna". Guy 2 turns into wolf and forces the issue: "C'mon, you know no means yes!" Guy 1 caves, winces, bites his lip, and ultimately enjoys himself, but what a message! Makes me wonder about relationships in Japan, as this seems to be a consistent theme in this genre.
Bottom line: the script, such as it is, appears to have been written by brainless 13-year-old school girls. Animation quality: fair to poor.
If you want decent yaoi, try "Angel Sanctuary" or "Fake." If you like the "agressive lover" bit, scare up a copy of the harder-edged "Ai no Kusabi".
If you want really good anime, watch "Cowboy Bebop" or 'Trigun" and use your imagination for the naughty elements. If it hadn't been for those two shows, I wouldn't watch any anime at all.
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By A Customer on Aug. 3 2003
Format: DVD
Kizuna seems to have an old school anime look, and the feel of the movie is just akward... I'm willing to venture it has little to do with the actual series being a one shot movie. I would hold out for Gravitation if I needed to be selective with my DVD library. Fake is also a little better than Kizuna, but not by leaps and bounds. Just an opinion!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A great love story Nov. 7 2001
By Gretchen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Don't listen to people who say that the Kizuna OAV is difficult to follow. All the information that you need is presented plainly, and the backstory is told through flashbacks. The story of Enjoji and Ranmaru's love enduring despite obstacles is very touching, and a nice change from the "doomed love" theme of some other yaoi anime. The characters are all well-developed for such a short OAV (two half-hour episodes), and the relationships between them are well-described.
The only problem I had with this DVD was in the structure of the DVD itself. The subtitling timing is WAY off, often appearing well before the character speaks, or in the middle of a different character's lines. Unless you listen closely it is sometimes impossible to know who is saying what. Also, there are no extras, no alternate soundtracks, and no scene access on this particular version of the DVD. All you get is two OAV episodes with Japanese voices and rather large white subtitling.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A great yaoi July 31 2001
By Patrick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I'm a straight guy and don't speak Japanese and yet I managed to love this movie. I think what I like best are the characters and the relationships between them. The rest of the storyline kind of takes a backseat. At the end I was left wanting more.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Lovely Yaoi Oct. 29 2005
By Carolyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Based on the hit manga that The Village Voice calls "a romantic epic" by yaoi superstar Kazuma Kodaka

Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. But when the mysterious son of a Yakuza boss begins to pursue Ranmaru's affection, tempers flare, and hidden emotions rise to the surface. Will Ranmaru and Kei's love survive, or will the emotional conflict finally come to a head?

Original Japanese with English Subtitles

Warning: Contains scenes of violence, nudity and mild sexual situations that may not be suitable to those who find such content objectionable. Parental discretion advised.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Unique animated film July 2 2001
By Phillip O. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This is somewhat of a groundbreaking animated feature and you certainly will not see anything like it in the U.S. However, the plot is very confusing and extremely hard to follow. It feels as though you are thrown into the middle of the story and there is no proper introduction of the characters or the situations they are in. The animation is wonderful, however, and it is certainly worth a look. The dvd consists of two 30 minute episodes and there is no accompanying material. So you are not getting much for the price!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Kizuna, Vol 1 = *3* stars (I would have preffered more graphic scenes of when they were having sex) Dec 28 2014
By Roger Zelazny Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was disappointed that no genitals could be seen. The story was good the animation
was excellent but I really would have preferred more graphic scenes of sex between the
two guys who live together.


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