Love Stage

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  • TV-MA
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (1,575)

Love Stage is a romantic comedy anime television series that premiered on Tokyo MX in 2014. The series is based on a Japanese manga series of the same name written by Eiki Eiki and illustrated by Taishi Zaou, which was first serialized in 2010. The series follows the story of Izumi Sena, a young boy from a family of famous entertainers, who has never had any interest in following in their footsteps. Instead, he dreams of becoming a manga artist despite being tone-deaf and having zero artistic talent. However, his life changes when he is forced to participate in a commercial shoot with one of his family's rival entertainment groups and ends up meeting the handsome and popular actor, Ryouma Ichijou.

As a child, Izumi had unknowingly co-starred in a commercial with Ryouma, who was playing a girl in the ad, and had fallen in love with him. However, when Izumi finds out that Ryouma is actually a guy, he's shocked and doesn't know how to react. Despite his initial shock, Izumi finds himself slowly falling in love with Ryouma all over again. The show follows the ups and downs of their relationship, exploring themes of love, acceptance, and self-discovery.

David Wald voices the character of Ryouma Ichijou, a handsome actor who is used to getting everything he wants. However, he is surprised when he meets Izumi, who he initially believes to be a girl due to being dressed in drag. Throughout the series, Ryouma struggles with his feelings for Izumi, who he starts to develop a genuine attraction towards. David Wald brings a confident and suave quality to Ryouma's character, along with vulnerability in exploring his emotions.

Christopher Sabat lends his voice to the character of Shougo Sena, Izumi's older brother and a famous pop-star in his own right. He is supportive of Izumi's dreams and acts as a mediator between Izumi and their overbearing parents. His character provides a lot of comic relief in the series, and Christopher Sabat's energetic and fun vocal performance adds to the humor.

Ian Sinclair voices the character of Izumi Sena, the protagonist of the series. He's a shy and introverted manga artist who feels out of place in his family of entertainers. Throughout the series, Izumi's character goes through a journey of self-discovery as he learns to accept himself for who he is, explore his feelings for Ryouma, and pursue his dreams. Ian Sinclair brings a soft and gentle quality to Izumi's voice, perfectly capturing his shy and awkward personality.

Overall, Love Stage is a well-executed romantic comedy that explores themes of love, acceptance, and self-discovery. The show features solid vocal performances from David Wald, Christopher Sabat, and Ian Sinclair, who bring their characters to life with energy and sincerity. The animation is also stunning, with colorful and vibrant scenes that capture the playful and comedic tone of the series. If you're a fan of romantic comedies, Love Stage is definitely worth checking out.

Love Stage is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2014.

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Love Isn't Enough
10. Love Isn't Enough
September 10, 2014
After escaping his attackers Izumi learns the truth behind Ryouma's gift from Saotomi Sensei. Finally ready to face his true feelings he rushes to find Ryouma.
Which Way Is Right?
9. Which Way Is Right?
September 3, 2014
Still unsure of his own feelings Izumi can't help himself from buying up everything related to Ryouma! To make matters worse he now has to deal with aftermath of his debut and run from the clutches of obsessed fans.
Love Stage: Men's Style
8. Love Stage: Men's Style
August 27, 2014
As Izumi's debut looms over him, he becomes exceedingly nervous. Rei gives him a gift to boost his confidence while Ryouma and Shougo support him.
Could This Be...
7. Could This Be...
August 20, 2014
Now that his dreams have been crushed Izumi turns to Ryouma for comfort. But in his thoughtlessness Izumi ends up hurting Ryouma.
What Kind of Test Is That?
6. What Kind of Test Is That?
August 13, 2014
With the threat of the paparazzi releasing photos of Izumi and Ryouma there is also an opportunity...
Just a Little
5. Just a Little
August 6, 2014
Now that they're texting buddies, Ryouma has been barraging Izumi with messages. To make matters worse he shows up at Izumi's college! Though Ryouma might be overbearing he's the only one who can help Izumi meet the Kadoyama Manga Prize deadline.
But I Do Like You
4. But I Do Like You
July 30, 2014
Rei tries to calm Izumi down and get him to come out of hiding by relating to what Izumi has experienced. Ryouma gravels and apologizes and just wants to make things right. The press however, may have another angle to go on.
If Only It Had All Been a Dream
3. If Only It Had All Been a Dream
July 23, 2014
Ryouma has having feelings for Izumi and goes to his house to put these feelings behind him. Izumi realizes his luck is running out when he finds that the marble is cracked.
Because I Was Able to Meet You
2. Because I Was Able to Meet You
July 16, 2014
During the bridal commercial he finds out that he will be behind the veil which doesn't make Ryouma very happy.
The Door to My Dreams
1. The Door to My Dreams
July 9, 2014
College student Izumi Sena wants to become a manga artist but just doesn't have that talent. Luckily, his family is in the business and gives him a chance to star in a commercial which he messes up. Will he be able to redeem himself in a re shoot?
Where to Watch Love Stage
Love Stage is available for streaming on the Tokyo MX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love Stage on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,575)