The world of showbiz can be tantalizing to some and terrifying for others. For some, it’s a way of life while the vast majority tend to hold celebrities to higher standards both in their merit as humans and how they should behave themselves. This scrutiny can propel them forward or destroy their careers, which is why it can be such a fickle business. Trying to balance the demands of the public and a secret affair with another man adds another level of risk that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat knowing that each and every kiss could spell their doom! Read on as we compare two show-biz couples with different approaches.
Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. (DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-)
Controversial Elements Ultimatums, not taking no for an answer.
WOW if there’s one thing that might turn someone off from Dakaichi, it would be Chunta’s obsession with bedding Takato any and every chance he gets whether it be chasing him around his apartment or threatening him with leaving. This can be too much for some but the combination of how much man-on-man action we get to see combined with Chunta’s love and puppy-like adoration for Takato is perfect for others. Chunta wants sex all the time but he also wants Takato to be happy and will erase any problem or person who threatens that. Being celebrities, there are a lot of threats from jealous costars, romantic rivals, and the paparazzi. Chunta is like a yandere that’s socially aware and kind to others while Takato is a tsundere that still manages to reassure his partner and eventually asks for what he wants.
One thing that sort of cements that Chunta’s love is more meaningful than a current obsession is his ability to plan for the long term. It may not seem that way when he ignores his partner’s embarrassed pleas to wait, but the way he molded his life to be around Takato shows he is planning not for instant gratification but for a long life together. Similarly, the way Chunta handles the paparazzi harassing them by wasting their time for months instead of attacking someone shows he’s always thinking of his and Takato’s future.
Similarities: Celebrity lives, dog-like seme, acting gig from the past brings lovers together in the future, romantic/physical intimacy.
After falling in love with Izumi at a commercial shooting when they were both children, Ryoma insists on bringing Izumi back into the spotlight with him. Too bad Izumi has decided never to enter showbiz! While Ryoma and Izumi couldn’t be more different, their relationship blooms into a sparkling romance. Ryoma does make an unwanted move on Izumi, which he later deeply apologizes for and decides to take things at Izumi’s pace. He follows Izumi around like a dog and Izumi learns to consider other people’s emotions instead of just his own desires. They support each other in their professional goals and show each other regularly how much they love the other.
Ryoma helps Izumi even when his dreams are far beyond his abilities and Izumi is determined to step into the limelight after swearing off show biz for years in order to be closer to each other. While this goes into the OVA, these two even work through an uncomfortable first time together. Through patience, understanding, and a desire to bridge the awkwardness between them, Ryoma and Izumi tackle a subject not often shown in BL!
Lots of fujoshi make up gay relationships with celebrities but with these famous actors, there’s nothing to imagine! The troubles of celebrity life make relationships seem more fragile. Watching our loving couples make it through despite everything is super rewarding.
Whether you enjoy the cat-and-mouse dynamic of Takato and Chunta or you like the more equal relationship of Ryoma and Izumi, we hope you enjoy these BL anime!