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Kizuna (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Relazioni (Italian)
絆 KIZUNA~恋のから騒ぎ~ (Japanese)
Genres: drama, erotica, romance
Themes: yaoi
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary:
From childhood friends (since elementary) to lovers (since high school), Kei and Ranmaru have been through a long road consisting of hardships and fond memories. Now in college, they face a new challenge to their relationship when the son of a Yakuza boss (and incidentally Kei's half-brother), Kai, attempts to steal Ranmaru from Kei (and, of course, fails).
Ranmaru is the best fencer in his school. One day while he and his friend, Enjoji, are walking home from school, Yakuza from a rival syndicate try to run his friend over with their car. Ranmaru pushed his friend out of the way and gets hit instead. This event sparks the romance between Ranmaru and Enjoji. A few years later the relationship between them is still strong until Enjoji's half-brother, Kai, shows up and trys to take Ranmaru away from Enjoji. Then Masa, Kai's companion and mentor, shows up to see Kai.
User Ratings: 198 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:6, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 Very good: 29 votes (sub:27, dub:2)
 Good: 46 votes (sub:41, dub:4, raw:1)
 Decent: 49 votes (sub:46, dub:2, ?:1)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:21)
 Not really good: 15 votes (sub:12, ?:3)
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:6, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 524 users, rank: #2050 (of 9522)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.157 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.985, rank: #6760 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.118 (Decent), rank: #6815 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.25 / seen some: 4.66 / won't finish: 3.45)
Bayesian estimate: 6.202 (Decent+), rank: #6027 (of 7315)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1994
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kizuna - Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition (DVD) 2006-03-07 (from $13.82)
    Kizuna (Sub.DVD 1) 2005-08-09 (from $5.58)
    Kizuna (Sub.DVD 2) 2005-10-11 (from $7.99)
    Kizuna [Discreet Cover] (Sub.DVD) 2001-06-26
    Kizuna [Erotic Cover] (Sub.DVD) 2001-07-24
    Kizuna (Sub.VHS)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Rin Hiroo
Scenario: Miyoo Morita
Original Manga: Kazuma Kodaka
Executive producer: Tetsuya Ikeda
Japanese cast
Keiji Fujiwara as Kei Enjoji
Ryō Horikawa as Kai Sagano
Ryōtarō Okiayu as Ranmaru Samejima

Akiko Hiramatsu as Yuki Samejima
Akio Ōtsuka as Masa
Hiro Yuuki as Host A
Hōchū Ohtsuka as Kyosuke
Naomi Nagasawa as Kai Sagano (Childhood Kai)
Shinpachi Tsuji as Kai Sagano's Father
Tomokazu Seki as Toshi
English cast
English staff
Translation: Bunny-Bot-X
ADR Script: Tom Wayland
DVD Author: Dr. Saj Numbox
DVD Producer: Mariko Kumanoya
Production Coordination: Harry Johnson
Sound Mixing: Dave Brenneman
Video Production Manager:
John Merrick
Tim Werenko
Voice Direction: Tom Wayland
English companies
Audio Post Production: TripWire Productions
Dubbing: BeBeautiful
Recording Studio: Real Recording
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Fallica
Diego Sabre as Kei Enjoji
Gabriele Calindri as Ranmaru Samejima
Patrizio Prata as Kai Sagano
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
German staff
German cast
Dirk Mühlbach as Kei Enjoji
Mathias Wendel as Ranmaru Samejima

Gerhard Piske as
Linus Payne as Jugendlicher

Hannah von Peinen as Kayoko
German companies

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