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Ai no Kusabi (2012)

Also known as:  Ai no Kusabi OVA 2, Ai no Kusabi OVA Remake, Love Wedge OVA 2, The Space Between OVA 2
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The second OVA based on the Ai no Kusabi boys-love novels is once again produced by studio AIC, this time as a 13-volume series. The original novels - also known as Love Wedge or The Space Between, among other titles - were authored by Rieko Yoshihara over 20 years ago. The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed to temporarily keep the dark-haired "mongrels" as pets. One elite member, Iason, encounters a mongrel named Riki in the slums and decides to take him in. However, Iason keeps Riki longer than it is socially approved, and rumors abound about their possible relationship. (based on ANN synopsis)
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Yuukahhxwrote on Jan 1, 2010 at 15:32
Thanks for the information! although i prefer the drawings the older OVA had.
anonymouswrote on Feb 28, 2010 at 23:55
tomorrow is March yes yes yeeeeees

but when exactly is going to be out?
Stokkywrote on Mar 1, 2010 at 21:22
The release is still as vague as "Spring 2010", so could be April or May just as well.
sarahwrote on Mar 10, 2010 at 16:15
please anyone know the day they will showed like day month and i kow the year , please tell me .
kuzcattwrote on Apr 18, 2010 at 10:21
damn how long does it take to make ive been going INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!! wantwantwant
justtheword##$$@@#wrote on Apr 23, 2010 at 01:12
what the hell!!!!! they said it was comimng out the 24th this month, and now they change it! thats a load of crap!!!>-
Kokiwrote on Apr 24, 2010 at 00:26
When is this coming out! Gah. So want this. Hope this will be more episodes than the org. I felt like that was over too quickly.
Niongiwrote on Jun 10, 2010 at 05:56
So is this already released? Or is it on hold until 2010 Fall?
Stokkywrote on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:51
Still not released afaik, still no date listed on the official website.
anonymouswrote on Jun 28, 2010 at 11:52
maybe Ai no kusabi's team died.there is nothing at all even on the staff blog!

they better give us news at least. they can't just leave us like this
yuukiyuuwrote on Jul 1, 2010 at 17:14
gaman dekinai...when exactly is the release date???????????/ i just can't wait!!!
YaoiFan006wrote on Aug 14, 2010 at 07:43
I can't read the offical website...any news anyone? X_X
Stokkywrote on Aug 14, 2010 at 11:11
Nope, still no updates on the official website since March.
anonymouswrote on Aug 29, 2010 at 07:24
They don't have enough money to keep going right now.
Buggerwrote on Aug 30, 2010 at 03:24
Great. Just getting our hopes up and then dashing them.
Carolwrote on Sep 12, 2010 at 22:12
So, it's not happening? Or, is it going to be postponed until the end of time?
anonymouswrote on Sep 25, 2010 at 23:56
I believe it is just being postponed.
Yuukahhxwrote on Sep 26, 2010 at 07:38
Uh, I got from someone the information that they will be releasing it this fall instead.
anonymouswrote on Oct 3, 2010 at 20:46
It was been fall for a few weeks, already.
anonymouswrote on Oct 3, 2010 at 20:54
I found this.

Series of 13 OVAs based on Rieko Yoshihara's novels. The DVDs were supposed to be released starting spring 2010 but it was postponed.

Since many people were asking and I don't want to repeat myself over and over again, I'll use the screen to reply as well as this description, though I know most people don't bother reading this part.
So why is the release date of Ai no Kusabi remake delayed?

From what I've read and heard, the production is on indefinite hold. Every release date that you will find on the internet from now on and that aren't posted at the Ai no Kusabi's official site are groundless.

It seems the economical crisis directly impacted the production. The staff has very likely been dispatched since the end of spring 2010. And that 8 mn preview episode might be the only thing we'll ever get of that remake. Just wait and pray but the chances for the project to be revived are very weak now.

I'll remind you that Boys Love is a niche market.

It's not Hentai. People confuse often Gay Hentai with Boys Love. Yaoi as a genre does not exist in Japan. There is Boys Love, which is made by women for women, and there is Gay hentai which is made by men for gay men. And there's hentai, which is made for men, who get turn on by anything regardless of the gender of the characters...

The BL productions are far from having as many funds as the hentai industry and even less when compared to the mainstream anime industry. So it's important for BL producers to sell lots of DVDs of the animes they release.

Small profit can just allow some future small project at best, nothing at all at worst.
Big profits allow more projects Świth occasionnally better qualityŚ and reassure financial investors as well as incite them to invest more into the BL productions."

Yeah, I'm not too happy with the news. =/
Makiriwrote on Oct 18, 2010 at 13:43
Shit, shit and re-shit =___= I wanted so bad to see this remake....ahhhh. Guess I'll make myself busy with sex pistols 2 and koi suru boukun 2 for now U___U
Mercywrote on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:13
Oh noes!
anonymouswrote on Feb 1, 2011 at 22:55
Aww. And I had my hopes up for the new episodes... :'(
meryvampwrote on Apr 8, 2011 at 07:44
Yes, sad news indeed. I didn't realize what a niche market there was for yaoi manga/anime until Sekai-ichi-Hatsukoi episode one was posted on an anime website and I saw all the hate posts. Of course, there were supporters as well, but I can see how hard it is for BL to make it especially in America. For all those yaoi fans out there (like me), keep watching and supporting them!
Stokkywrote on Sep 21, 2011 at 22:28
Looks like the project is in motion again, with the first Blu-ray/DVD planned for release in January 2012 - release dates updated at the top of this page.
Angelicgirlwrote on Sep 28, 2011 at 20:42
I'm just glad they picked it back up!!! XD ahhh!!!! I can't wait!!!!
ankremake2012wrote on Oct 8, 2011 at 19:11
Hi, all!

I have set up an information platform for the release of the Ai no Kusabi remake 2012 on Wordpress, Facebook and Twitter. The goal is to provide up-to-date information on the release in ENGLISH. This means I will blog whatever news becomes available and I will also translate the information that is released on the official Ai no Kusabi website at and on their official twitter handle at!/kusabi_official.



AI NO KUSABI REMAKE 2012 - TWITTER:!/AinoKusabi2012


Drop by, if you like! :) You can bookmark the sites, subscribe to the blog via mail or RSS feed, friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

RihannonL (you may know my name from Aarinfantasy and a few other communities)
ankremake2012wrote on Oct 15, 2011 at 06:01

The staff team of the Ai no Kusabi remake 2012 released a brand new PV / TRAILER today!

You can watch the stream on the official website at

I also blogged four DOWNLOAD LINKS in different formats on my blog.

In addition to that I made a few sets of nice SCREENSHOTS of the trailer. New Iason's hair in all its glory! :D

Just go to my BLOG at:

Trailer links and screenshots are all up.

See you around!

adiwrote on Jan 11, 2012 at 17:01
where can i buy the movie.
Fariswrote on Jan 11, 2012 at 22:45
Does Amazon count?

Blu-ray -
Blu-ray Limited Edition -
YaoiAnonwrote on Mar 10, 2012 at 23:23
Ai no Kusabi remake2012 is OUT in
EP 1 and 2 is OUT!!!!!!!!! wwwooohooooo!!!!!!!!!!
usagiwrote on Jul 25, 2012 at 23:33
konichi wa yaoi
anonymouswrote on Sep 4, 2012 at 23:55
I was in love with the original story, and excited when they said they were doing a re-make but only to find out they aren't going past episode 4!!Are you serious!? I just hop e I was majorly misinformed and they continue with the releases.
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