Hold him, not me
- Episodes : 13
- Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shounen Ai
- Airing Date : October 2018 – December 2018
- Studios : Cloverworks
Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Introduction and Story
Show business may be a tough and unforgiving world, but Saijou Takato makes it look easy. After 20 years in the business scoring various commercial appearances and lead roles in dramas, there’s no one who doesn’t know his name and face. In fact, for 5 years in a row, he’s voted as “The Man I Most Want to Hold Me”. Year 6 comes by and someone else takes his spot. This man is none other than up-and-coming Azumaya Junta. The most frustrating thing is that instead of being a proper enemy, Junta is obsessed with Takato… how is Takato supposed to fight Junta for first place when he’s too preoccupied fighting Junta off? Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. has a great mix of cute moments and sexy moments between Takato and his ‘pervy angel’.
1. You love BL
Most likely, if this title caught your eye, this is why. Two hot men in the entertainment industry that bang every day, what’s not to love? Takato and Junta (or as Takato calls him, Chunta) also have an interesting relationship as far as BL couples go. Takato is a tsundere with a big ego but he’s willing to be honest with his feelings more readily and at least acknowledges he loves sex with Junta. Junta is a super sweet puppy but he has a surprising calculating and cruel side when it comes to people who hurt Takato. It’s also refreshing to see the more loving and honest one doing most of the hunting! He’s not known as the perverted angel for nothing! If you liked Love Stage, there are a lot of similarities and it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you like older adult men.
2. There’s a good bit of action without it being the only good part
Usually, if there’s bedtime action, character development suffers. There are a range of varied and interesting characters that exist as more than just romantic rivals and help flesh out our main guys as more than just gay lovers. We love seeing Takato’s misty eyes in the bedroom, but we also love seeing his commanding aura on stage! With Junta’s insatiable sex-drive when it comes to Takato, every episode has at least an implied sex scene even if it’s not super long or detailed. It’s enough to see Junta breaking things and steam coming out of his nose as he chases his reluctant partner to give you an idea of how vigorously he ravishes Takato.
3. Takato’s sexy-time faces will send you over the edge
Sexy expressions aren’t anything new to yaoi anime but WOW there’s something special about Takato’s. Maybe it’s the contrast between his usual in-control stoic look and his overwhelmed-with-ecstasy expressions that make it so appealing. Whatever the case, from the blushing to his wide, tearful eyes, you can see why Junta just can’t keep his hands off!
1. You do not want to see two guys getting it on
Why did you even come here? Still, this is definitely a BL anime and there are hardly any women that even show up more than once or twice. If you’re looking for boobies you will be sorely disappointed. There are plenty of good straight up yuri anime out there, so if man-on-man isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll want to pass this up.
2. You prefer adventure to slice of life
While it is quite the grand life, it is still mostly about work and home life while balancing a relationship. Takato and Junta just so happen to be the hottest men in Japan and are rich and famous but there’s no big adventure or very deep storyline. Especially if you don’t much care about celebrities or what they have to go through to be successful, you might find the show boring.
3. Non-consensual sex/rape scenes are upsetting to you
While it may be less upsetting with someone as sweet and cute and loving as Junta being the pursuer instead of the grumpy guy who you can’t tell if it’s love or lust, it’s still pretty blatantly one-sided for a spell. Junta literally chases Takato and breaks things in his own home with a scary look in his eye while demanding they sleep together the first episode. Unfortunately for Takato, he also catches the eye of an unsavory character who gets him drunk to take advantage of him. This premise can be unsettling for some viewers.
Whether or not you’d consider Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. to be your cup of tea, it’s certainly going to appeal to some people. It’s not going to win any awards for most original or innovative anime but what it aims to do it does well. It provides a more adult BL story for fans who want both sex and sweetness.