Anime: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru (Sakurai Takahiro, Hoshi Souichirou)
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru 裏切りは僕の名前を知っている anime based on shoujo manga by Odagiri Hotaru 小田切ほたる ^^ will be aired in Japan on April 2010.
Summary (adapted and edited from wikipedia)
Sakurai Yuki was abandoned right after he was born. Because of his past, Yuki strives for independence and hates being a burden to anyone.
Since young, he can feel people’s emotions though touch. Unable to control his power, he often made insensitive blunders in the past. He later encounters a mysterious yet beautiful man who saves his life, but somehow he feels like he has met him before.
With death threats and his powers increasing, a man who claimed to be his older brother suddenly appears. What will happen to Yuki now?
I really love Odagiri-sensei’s early shounen-ai works but for UraBoku, I’m not sure if I have the patience to sit through this type of reincarnation story anymore *dodges rocks from fangirls*
So yeah, I admit haven’t read the manga. ^^;;;
Anyway, it is supposed to be a story with shounen-ai hints using the reincarnation plot device that I would consider quite typical in shoujo manga when they want to explain the BL bits. *shrugs* Should it be given the BL anime tag? Hmm… what do you think?
I’ll give it a try when it shows and see how it goes. I do love the lead Sakurai Takahiro and the other stellar seiyuu casts in the anime are very attractive too. But it’s giving me a very Vampire Knight kind of vibe. (*whispers* I dropped that anime after the first episode) *dodges more boulders* ^^;;;
Trailer (Thanks m! ^^) View the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-_LQ3luEU
Update 13 April 2010: I quite enjoyed the first episode cos boy Yuki is rather likable and the girl in his previous life seemed pretty cool too. The first episode also establishes the scene and main characters quite well. The “if I’m destined to die, then I want you to kill me” angsty plot-device is used to death already but it still works here ^^;;; From the vibe I get from the first episode, it also doesn’t feel pretentious and unbelievable like Vampire Knight’s anime (Vampires and humans in the same school… yeah right… =_= )
I think I’ll continue watching Uraboku anime and just enjoy it as an action shoujo work. But I can’t help but go mini-kyaaa in my heart during the expected scene where Sakurai Takahiro’s character rescues boy Yuki and hugged him while flying through the air in slow-motion lol~ I love Sakupyon <3
Official Site: http://www.uraboku.jp/
Hoshi Souichirou 保志総一朗 as Yuki Sakurai
Sakurai Takahiro 櫻井孝宏 as Luka Crosszeria
Ishida Akira as Kanata Wakamiya
Ono Daisuke as Hotsuma Renjou
Fukuyama Jun as Tsukumo Murasame
Narita Ken as Isuzu Fujiwara
Miyano Mamoru as Shusei Usui
Inoue Marina as Touko Murasame
Miki Shinichiro as Tachibana Giou
Koyasu Takehito as Takashiro Giou
Yukana as Yuki
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