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Series cast summary:
Greg Ayres ...  Izumi Sena 2 episodes, 2014
Tia Lynn Ballard ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Marcy Bannor Marcy Bannor ...  Ai Ichihara 2 episodes, 2014
Katelyn Barr Katelyn Barr ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Alexandra Bedford Alexandra Bedford ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
James Belcher James Belcher ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Clint Bickham Clint Bickham ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Sam Butler Sam Butler ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Amber Lee Connors ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Ricardo Contreras Ricardo Contreras ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Greg Cote Greg Cote ...  Shougo Sena 2 episodes, 2014
Kregg Dailey Kregg Dailey ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Patricia Duran Patricia Duran ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Shannon Emerick ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Luis Galindo Luis Galindo ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Ned Gayle Ned Gayle ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ...  Ryouma Ichijou 2 episodes, 2014
Scott Gibbs Scott Gibbs ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Josh Grelle ...  Takahiro Kuroi 2 episodes, 2014
David Harbold ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Jay Hickman ...  Miyabi Saotome 2 episodes, 2014
Kyle Jones ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Natalie Jones Natalie Jones ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Brittney Karbowski ...  Gaga-Ruru / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Christina Marie Kelly Christina Marie Kelly ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Marissa Lenti Marissa Lenti ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Marrero Patrick Marrero ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Joel McCray Joel McCray ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Margaret McDonald Margaret McDonald ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Shanae'a Moore ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Jessica Portillo Jessica Portillo ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Shannon Reed Shannon Reed ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Monica Rial ...  Lala-Lulu / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Crystal Ruiz Crystal Ruiz ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Sabat ...  Biscuit / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Blake Shepard ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Ian Sinclair ...  Kosuke Sotomura 2 episodes, 2014
Samantha Stevens Samantha Stevens ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
John Swasey ...  Seiya Sena 2 episodes, 2014
Hannah Trum Hannah Trum ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
David Wald ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Howard Wang Howard Wang ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Gareth West Gareth West ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014
Nathan Wilson Nathan Wilson ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2014


With a father who's a singer, a mother who's a movie star, and an older brother Shougo who's the lead vocalist for the super-popular band "The Crusherz," Sena Izumi-an otaku college student-is the only dull one born into this super-famous and talented family. He loves "Magical Girl LalaLulu" and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can't turn down. There, he's reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior. Written by September Scanlations

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1 June 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Love Stage!! See more »

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Not cute, just creepy.
10 September 2019 | by bronaaaaaaSee all my reviews

Okay so I have a couple of problems with this anime. First thing I will say is that the basic premise of 'boy falls in love as a child and they reunite' has the potential to be a cute story but this anime is not as PG as that.

(This part may contain slight spoilers) The main character of this anime Ryouma sexually assaults his love interest Izumi multiple times and everyone just seems to accept it? Ryouma forces Izumi to undress, proceeds to kiss him and fondle him until Izumis brother intervenes and initially Izumis brother tries to keep Ryouma away from his little brother (dealing with victims guilt) but eventually just decides Ryouma is a good guy? Anyways next Ryuoma and Izumi become friends and Ryuoma repetitively kisses an unconscious Izumi. Later in the series Izumi tells Ryuoma "to do as he pleases" with him and is visibly upset and uncomfortable and Ryuoma is delighted and proceeds to do so.

Personally I found the relationship creepy, and watching it progress wasn't satisfying as I wanted Izumi to stand up for himself and get away from Ryuoma.

The main two characters are not that likeable. The only characters that I found remotely interesting were Izumi's brother Shougo and the company manager Rey. I would have liked to see more about them, and their relationship rather than the main.

The animation was full of blank backgrounds, and instead of being artsy (like it seems to have been) it comes across as distracting.

I could continue to talk about the negative stereotypes it plays into about gender roles in gay relationships and the use of victims guilt to build a sexual relationship but this review is already too long and thought out for an anime that is the opposite.

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