Media Blasters put a lot into their Ai no Kusabi Blu-ray release that they worked on last year and they’re making sure people are getting a chance to see it so they realize they want to own it. The Toku streaming service has a channel on Amazon Video and they’ve added the OVA project to it so it can be watched in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. The four-episode OVA series is bilingual with its home video release that came out late last year.
Check out our review of the previous DVD release.
The series was directed by Katsuhito Akiyama based on the manga by Rieko Yoshihara with AIC animating it. Yoshihara worked on the scripts and Naoyuki Onda worked on the character designs.
Plot Concept: In a future where social class is determined by the color of one’s hair, Iason sits at the top of the pecking order as a “blondie,” favored by everyone. He is given latitude in his daily life but draws unwanted attention when he chooses to take a “mongrel” named Riki as his pet. Society has no taboos against staking claim to other humans, but the length and nature of this relationship bring unexpected consequences.