Loveless Episode 1: Breathless
Ritsuka is a seemingly depressed 6th grader that transfers to a new school. All the girls seem to think he's pretty cool, especially one girl, Yuiko, who is basically the lackey of the other girls in class. Although she shows an interest in Ritsuka, he tells her to stay away from him. As he leaves school, he is stopped by an older man with no cat ears (I'll get back to the ears later). He finds out the guy's name is Soubi and is a friend of his brother, Seimei, who was killed. Seeing as how he was really close to his brother, Ritsuka hangs out with him for the day and takes a lot of pictures with his camera (what he calls "making memories").
From there... some weird stuff happens. Soubi kisses Ritsuka and confesses his love for him. He also reveals that they are bound to each other and that he is his "Fighter". Another fighter and his companion are in the area and a fight ensues. Soubi furthur reveals that he was a fighter for Seimei as well and uncovers a scar that spells out "Beloved" on his neck that was previously covered with bandages. He tells Ritsuka that his true name is "Loveless" (Ritsuka's that is) and fends off the attacks of "Breathless" and the other fighter, Midori. After their attackers leave, Soubi holds a very confused Ritsuka in his arms and when Ritsuka wakes up, he thinks he imagined everything. However, he has the pictures on his camera to prove that he and Soubi really met...
This show is very stylistic and pretty, and the animation is very high quality for a TV series. I was a little confused by some of what was happening, but I think it's one of those things you just have to watch. I actually enjoyed this quite a bit, but I'm not super fond of the characters so far. Ritsuka is just really angsty and Soubi seems like your typical mysterious bishounen. However, I'll give the characters time to flesh themselves out. I can be a sucker for shounen-ai from time to time, so you could say that I'm just watching it to see what will happen with that... =) Oh and why do they have cat ears? I really don't know... all I know is that when they lose their virginity, their ears go as well! (What the.....) I am wondering tho... do they keep the tail?
Soooo... right now I guess I only have 3 series on m blogging list. I plan to add more of course as this season continues, so let me know if there's any in particular that you guys are interested in seeing on my site.