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… Continue reading “BL Anime: Hyakujitsu no Bara Maiden Rose (Inoue Kazuhiko x Chiba Susumu)”

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