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Characters for Zetsuai 1989 - Bronze.

Takuto Izumi

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (OAV), Yasuyuki Kase (CD drama)

A reserved and unapproachable young man with a dark past. His whole passion bears on soccer and he plays the ball like he's obsessive about it to let out all his anger, pain and hate.

Kouji Nanjou

Voiced by: Show Hayami (OAV), Takaya Kuroda (CD drama)

One of the most successful rock stars in Japan with his hauntingly beautiful voice and very attractive features. He is the youngest of three Nanjo brothers. He always was notorious for loving danger (former leader of a motorcycle gang) and for his coldness towards everything and everyone. In spite of his external coldness and toughness reposes in him deep emotions and passion, which he expresses through his songs. He is madly in love with Izumi, and has been since childhood.


Izumi's mother

The matriarch of the Izumi family, a beautiful woman with a totally broken psyche. She has spent several years in jail after killing her husband and wounding her eldest son.

Serika Izumi

Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara

The second Izumi child and only daughter. A remarkably sweet young girl whom Izumi adores.

Yugo Izumi

Voiced by: Etsuko Nishimoto

The "runt" of the Izumis, a very cute little kid.

Ryuuichirou Nanjou and Ayako

Kouji's father Ryuuichirou is the leader of a very powerful, rich and influential clan, and his main priority is the clan's very famous kendo dojo. Kouji's mom Ayako was a famous actress and model, as well as and one of his lovers.

  • Disappeared Dad: Ryuuichirou dies in Bronze.
  • May–December Romance: Ryuuichirou was much older than Ayako
  • The Mistress: Ayako
  • Parental Favoritism: Ryuuichirou favors Kouji over his other sons. That does NOT bode well.
  • Teen Pregnancy: She had Kouji as a teenager, but the physical/mental consequences left her unable to raise him properly. Her manager took care of him until a three-year-old Kouji was brought to the Nanjous.

Hirose Nanjou

Eldest son of the Nanjou family, and the one who handles the family business.

  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • The Dutiful Son: One of the coldest versions ever. One of the reasons why he doesn't get along with Kouji is because Kouji is better in everything but still refuses to follow the family traditions, while Hirose has struggled all of his life to be the perfect son and heir.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Mighty Whitey and Mellow Yellow: Genderflipped with him and his American first wife. They got hitched when he was studying abroads, but they got divorced when he returned home. He then married the very Japanese Kaoruko, who'd give birth to Tatsuomi.

Akihito Nanjou

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi

The second son of the Nanjous. He absolutely LOATHES Kouji with all of his soul, and adores the ground Hirose walks on.

  • Big Brother Worship: To Hirose
  • Jerkass
  • Mommy Issues and Oedipus Complex: His beloved mother was forced to leave the Nanjou family when little Kouji was taken in by their dad. That's why he loathes Kouji so much.
  • The Unfavorite: To really emphasize this at their father's will-reading Hirose is left with the family business and Kouji get the family estate. What does Akihito get? An advisory role under Hirose at the company.

Nadeshiko Nanjou

The only daughter of the Nanjous.

Tatsuomi Nanjou

Hirose's son

Minako Sasaki

A cute girl who, at some point, goes out with Izumi. That makes Kouji mad with jealousy.

  • The Beard: Kouji accuses her of being this to Izumi after raping her out of jealousy
  • Fangirl: Of Izumi.
  • Rape as Drama: Poor girl gets raped by Kouji.

Katsumi Shibuya

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

Kouji's manager and best friend. his father is the owner of Kouji's recording company.

Madoka Shibuya

A young girl whom Kouji once befriended. She was Shibuya's sister, and Kouji's kindness to her before she died sealed their friendship

Eri Iijima and Kunihide Kasaya

Kasaya is one of Izumi's teammates, Eri is his girlfriend. Hirose uses them both to get back at Kouji

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Kasaya willingly goes along with Hirose's plan for Izumi, thinking the latter is going to be tortured by Hirose. But when Kasaya realizes that Hirose arranged a rape for Izumi, he tries to intervene to stop it. It doesn't work.
  • Fangirl: Eri, for Kouji. She went Yandere after Kouji announces his retirement.
  • Loony Fan: Eri.
  • Yandere: Eri doesn't take the news to Kouji's retirement announcement very well and tries to stab him to death.

Mieko Minamimoto


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