BL Anime: Hyakujitsu no Bara Maiden Rose (Inoue Kazuhiko x Chiba Susumu)

Hyakujitsu no Bara / AnimationTitle: Hyakujitsu no Bara OVA DVD (百日の薔薇 Maiden Rose)
Pairing: Inoue Kazuhiko 井上和彦 x Chiba Susumu 千葉進歩
Release dates:
OVA 1 (29/05/2009) and
OVA 2 (23/10/2009)

Quick Summary:
“My knight. I am the ruler of your destiny.”

Based on a yaoi manga by Inariya Fusanosuke-sensei (稲 荷家房之介), two soldiers from warring countries are bound by their pledge to each other as master and servant. Taki Reizen タキ レイゼン (Chiba Susumu) is a commander of sublime beauty, who has the fate of his nation upon his shoulders. Klaus von Wolfstadt クラウス ヴォルフシュタット (Inoue Kazuhiko), nicknamed “Mad Dog” because of his rough temperament, has sworn his loyalty to him as a knight. Their turbulent relationship is constantly challenged by cold and disapproving voices. What will come of love and emotions made brutal by the violence of war?

Hyakujitsu no Bara / AnimationComments:
Men in military uniforms just has that special and unexplainable appeal, don’t they? *slurps* And then there’s the drama, angst and the non-con… that comes in the form of Hyakujitsu no Bara. The Limited Edition DVD vol. 1 is now available for pre order and will be available end of this May. This is definitely one of the more highly anticipated BL animes this year after Ai no Kusabi and Sex Pistols… not like that there’re many releases anyway lol~ but still ^^ it totally feels like a prolonged drought after Junjou Romantica ended. (T_T)

Hyakujitsu no Bara will be animated by Prime Time, who did a great job for Ikoku Irokoi Romantan (異国色恋浪漫譚), so much so that I was willing to overlook Ikoku’s cheesy storyline and script for the super-pretty animation and *ahem* delicious sex scenes lol~ especially in vol. 2. The overall art and animation quality in vol. 1 just wasn’t as good as it was in vol. 2 which was thankfully put through stricter quality control by Yamane Ayano-sensei.

Judging from the official Hyakujitsu no Bara trailer… that has a horizontally rendered, chest-heaving and naked (but censored) bishonen…

Trailer:

It looks very promising… if they can maintain the quality shown. I’m also quite happy that they managed to keep pretty close to the original character design.

There’ll be a total of two episodes, to be released one 30-min episode per DVD. Each DVD costs 9500 Yen. Do they think BL fans have access to money trees or what… they’re trying to milk us dry! o_O The items that come with the first DVD include: an illustrated box, a card, 24-page booklet, and a bonus DVD. Quite a similar package to what was offered in Ikoku’s lovely (but still expensive!) limited edition DVDs which also cost the same at 9500 Yen each.

I’ve listened to the Hyakujitsu no Bara Drama CD that has Inoue Kazuhiko and Chiba Susumu as the leads. Inoue Kazuhiko was spot on awesome but Chiba Susumu… well, he was good too, except when it comes to the H-scenes. His uke just isn’t my type. Sigh~ I’m still hopeful tho’… and am looking forward to this release :)

Official website: https://www.primetime.gs/baramov.html

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28 thoughts on “BL Anime: Hyakujitsu no Bara Maiden Rose (Inoue Kazuhiko x Chiba Susumu)”

  1. ah I found this by mistake D8

    eh.. but I like chiba susumu D8 as uke. he always voices the cool beauty types imo.
    they are always majority the kuudere ahhahaha *shot* I like his H-voices..
    its not girly nor manly nor is it something I would drool over/hype about.. but.

    his H- voices, to me, it sounds real. When I mean real, I mean its sound like how a guy should sound like, rather than those superficial voices those other seiyuu uses to make it sound pleasing to the fangirl’s ears xD;; *cough*kamiyahirarinkajietc*cough*

    either way the ova is well done, they change some part & skip parts but, I am suprise they fit the entire first volume in 2 ep XD

    the H-scenes were well animated XD; not explicit like the manga but haha, its still pretty well drawn&animated.

    1. @K.K. :D I think Chiba Susumu’s H-voice also needs getting used to lol~ it’s too hot! Might be scary for newbies lol XD I think his signature would be his character in Yebisu Celebrities. Mega nosebleed at least for me.
      I think it depends on who the seiyuus are paired with. Some semes just bring out the better inner ukes within them lol~
      The explicit scenes in the manga can’t be shown unless they want an x-rating :D

  2. hmm yea come to think of it i can’t really think of much fantasy yaoi/bl either.I think maybe it is hard to write about without sounds cliche maybe? I can think of a few mangas that use alot of the edo period themed fantasy. Like spirits an things. There the kara kyo maoh but it isn’t really yaoi. i never got far with it. I did love conrad an yuri.

    lol i’ll keep it in mind. i does look good~^v^

    1. @sigma: yeah, there’s one I have a deeper impression is the Ice Cold mountain demon manga or something along that line but that’s more shounen ai than yaoi :) KKM is cute… a lot of fan service ^^ and I would consider it shounen-ai? I was halfway through the second season and then I dropped. Thinking of finishing it one of these days.

      I like Amatsuki a lot ^^ Edo theme. Not BL tho. Pity the anime didn’t get a second season cos of some staff troubles.

  3. omg yes i took your warning an when i listened to it yes…my ears died. They kinda ruined his voice by doing the whole monster echo thing. During the H-scene i thought i was like listening to someone getting killed.; The secound H- sense it was less annoying because he was still slightly human there.;

    Yea for some reason i think i did see ikoku iroki i don’t remember when though. I think it was on youtube so i don’t think i saw the full-version of from what i remember.

    1. @sigma: yeah… too much echo! The H scene in the second vol. is much much better since we get to hear his usual uke voice :3 I’ll always have a soft spot for the fantasy genre. Anyway come to think of it, there is very little fantasy genre in BL huh.

      I didn’t have time to write a post about Ikoku Irokoi Romantan when they released it in 2007. Gosh… how time flies! I bought the DVDs later on during a sale. Aarin subbed it but they can’t release it officially cos they had a take-down notice from the manga publisher for the related manga. But I think you should still be able to find the videos online. It is beautifully animated and very smutty and hot. Well, important thing is the manga doesn’t take itself too seriously, so the animation is also quite fun to watch and enjoy. We have a tsundere yakuza successor uke and an overly enthusiastic blond navy captain seme who likes all things Japanese (including its men) lol~

      The official website with trailer here: primetime.gs/product/ikoku.html

  4. XD uhh yea (went on a download spree during the weekend caught a Trojan virus had to remedy it;) i ended up downloading most of her doujinshi’s an i love them! Ive become a fan of slam dunk. I was surprised to find a Final fantasy 8 doujinshi by her an of my fav couple from the game!*///*;
    (i saw that there is drama cd to crimson spell! One of the actors plays Hibari from hitman reborn!!*Dies* cant wait to hear it when i get time~)

    Ikoku Irokoi hmm it sounds familiar…

    1. @sigma: oh my~ lol~ good that your compy is fixed! Her slam dunk doujinshi is very sweet and tender! I used to love them a lot XD aarin is a treasure trove.

      Well, don’t hold too high expectations for Crimson spell drama vol. 1. I did and I was disappointed with Kondo Takashi’s demon voice. But fortunately vol. 2 was really hot :D

      Ikoku Irokoi has a 2-episode OVA too. Cute and hot fluff. Animated by Primetime too ^^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8697

  5. i’ll give the manga a try then. ^v^

    lol the tentacle part, i loved it. very funny when the truth came out that he liked it! XD
    Hmm yea it’s mostly been just doujinshis that use tentacles an when they do its not so pretty to much over gucha-gucha.; Ayano draws the scenes perfect. I love her style~ ;v;
    I started reading ‘Your my love prize veiw finder’ it’s really good too.
    if you know any more yaoi mangas that are fun to read like Ayanos let me know!

    1. @Sigma: yeah Ayano Yamane’s works are serious eye candy ^^ very hot sex scenes too. Check out Ikoku Irokoi Romantan too. These are some of her more popular works. To be honest, it doesn’t have much depth but is fun to read lol~ Mmm… her collection of short stories and doujinshi are cute too but I don’t remember the names :P

  6. yea the rape scene was disturbing. my favorite scene was from the secound ova it was sweet but short. I’ve never read the manga before but he does look descent in some colored pics.

    don’t worry, don’t worry!XD

    hmm have you ever read crimson spell before? It is nice yaoi manga i stared reading it, not finished yet though~ ^v^

    1. @Sigma: the manga is beautifully drawn ^^ read it if you can. Yeah, I love that scene too… cos it was very tender :3 and makes you wish they could be happy like this.

      Yep Crimson Spell is another beautiful one XDD very good sex-scenes lol~ It is also the first BL manga that has tentacle sex XDD and made it hot cos I never could understand the appeal of tentacles before that.

  7. Finally got a chance to see this! I enjoyed. Mainly for the nice h-scenes and the cute chibis. I had to get used to the semis face though…looked really wide.;; Uke was cute an played by chiba ♥ I love the way the animators draw the eyes up close, nice detail. The short chibi series i liked more than the story itself. XD

    1. @sigma: yeah I liked the chibi stories more than the main story… X3 the rape is hard to stomach ~_~ ah… I think almost everyone complained about the seme’s face… he looked so much better in the manga.

      Love your avatar :3 oh yeah… I think I only have time during the weekend to post the booklet. So it’ll take a while.

  8. I agree with you on the scary Ishida in this drama XD

    I never heard of koi no annaijin, It sounds good though. Must download~ *w*

    1. Seldom do we get to hear ukes like this one lol~ he was scary but very good XP

      I was a little traumatised (hahaha ) by Ishikawa-san’s uke in Koi no Annaijin since I was new to BLCDs then but Morimori caught me. Maybe I should listen to it again and see how I feel about it now :P

  9. HAHAHA… okie, etto~ u mean the BL version, right? I found it at aarin :P listening to it now. Ishida Akira was such a scary uke *nosebleeds nevertheless* ^^;;; It’s a pretty good fan service BLCD but I agree, the music wasn’t something to shout about. It’ll probably be better without it during the H scenes.

    Ooo~ my first BLCD was Koi no Annaijin 恋の案内人 (Morimori x Ishikawa Hideo) It was highly recommended in the forums, so I gave it a shot. SHOCKKU! XD hahaha It has a manga too ^\^;;; ah~ what a CD to start with right? And then I was hooked and seeked out anything with Morimori in it *hides*

  10. *muuack back at ya*;w;

    Hmmm from what i remember the first disk was nice. The other disks i wasn’t too fond of (because of the background music during the H scene…don’t ask. XD;)

    But yea that was the first bl cd i have ever listened to. Back then i didn’t expect H scenes in dramas. I was naive so when i listen to this my face became so red. XD;

    What was the first bl cd you listen too?

  11. ~Men in military uniforms just has that special and unexplainable appeal, don’t they? *slurps*

    Yes!! Men in uniform is always great~XD

    Oh~ i can’t wait for this one to release. The animation looks really good(and the music…why it sound so familiar to me…must be listing to all those nodame tracks maybe OTL);;

    Chiba! I love his ukes and semes! I remember him and paku romi from oujisama level drama cds(first bl drama cd i ever listened too) I really loved there acting in it, it fitted the characters. They had both of them switch roles are at least from what i could tell. So i think i don’t mind either role he plays but i lean more towards his uke roles. Becasue it was my frist time hearing his voice and the character he played in this drama which gave off a cutesy impression, i think of chiba as cutsy uke now. XD

    1. Glad your back XD Missed ya!!! *MuUuacKs*

      Hehe… dramatic orchestra music :D Ah~ I didn’t like Chiba Susumu’s uke voice in the Hyakujitsu no Bara drama CD but there were ukes he voiced in other works that I enjoyed. But he definitely didn’t come across to me as a cutsy uke kekeke. Hmm, I’ve not heard oujisama level … I should give it a try ^^

  12. Yea, Taki looks very beautiful in that scene ^///^ Chiba Susumu’s uke can sound good but… maybe after we get used to it? ^^;;; But he is just not my type zzz~

    Yep, I also like the story cos I find that their relationship is believable :) and I agree with you on the non-con. This is one of the few manga that depicts rape as the terrible and painful thing it really is. *_*

    Ah~ must save up… must save up… and pray for Sale and discounts :P

  13. Woah~ the trailer is good. Like the crying scene. LOL.

    I’m so excited Inoue Kazuhiko is doing this! Love him to bits! But I agree with you about Chiba Susumu… His uke… is so friggin irritating all the time! ALL THE TIME! When i first read the manga i freaked over the non-con part. But oh well… Maiden Rose does have a good storyline. Deep I suppose?

    9800 yen!? OMG. I can’t afford it….!!!

  14. i’m not changing my opinion hee hee. i’m not impressed with the storyline.
    But for the sake of the animation *sigh* well who knows i might change my opinion later.

    Nope. i haven’t seen the new trailer. All these DVD really breaking my heart and my wallet. Anyway i’m going to recommend Hyakujitsu to a friend, hopefully she buys it. XD

  15. Wow, so i can expect the quality will be as good as Ikoku vol.2?
    The trailer is tempting. Kya!
    The story is cheesy yes i agree. I wonder why they use ‘bara/rose’ as part of title.

    As for the DVD i have to say ‘PASS’. 9,500 Yen is just too much.
    Unless somebody drop me a bag full of i million yen. LOL

    1. Oops… I meant that Ikoku was cheesy, not Hyakujitsu no Bara… Sorry about the misunderstanding! I edited my post to make it clearer. o_O Hyakujitsu no Bara was a lot more angst and serious compared to Ikoku.

      I want $$$ too!!! I also passed over Ikoku DVDs until a much later time when there was sale hehe. I’m also holding out for Ai no Kusabi too. I have a bad feeling they’ll cost just as much per DVD. Have you seen the new Ai no Kusabi trailer? In general, the anime looks pretty good and close to the character design of the previous OVA.

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