Based on the manga by Shungiku Nakamura which began back in 2002 and is still ongoing, Junjou Romantica is a twenty-four episode series about three couples and the trials and tribulations of their relationships, both from the start of them to the place beyond. Most shows tend to focus on the will they or won't they aspect with the potential couples possibly not even kissing sometimes, or even holding hands with an awkward moment. Junjou Romantica deals with the jealousy, the sex and the uncertainty of being in a relationship and all it entails.
The show works through three main relationships across it, though the third one only shows toward the end of the set. Each of the couples has a tangent that leads them to the other one so they come across each other in some mild way to add that extra little connection. The opening couple goes for the most shock value of them all as we're introduced to a famous author named Akihiko who is very good friends with Takahiro. Akihiko writes some big award winning novels but also dabbles on the side in writing yaoi for a very different audience. Akihiko is carrying a deep love for Takahiro, but he knows it can never be, especially now that Takahiro is getting married and moving away. What's changed though is that he's been tutoring Akihiko's younger brother, Misaki, and the two have managed to get pretty close.
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