The first episode premiered in Japan on TV Hokkaido on April 10, 2008. The first season ran for twelve episodes until its conclusion on June 26, 2008. A second season premiered on the same channel on October 12, 2008, where it also ran for twelve episodes. A third season premiered seven years later on July 9, 2015, and also ran for twelve episodes.
Misaki Takahashi is a regular high school student who is preparing for his university entrance exams. In order to reduce the stress of studying, or so he hopes, he accepts the help of his older brother's best friend, and famous author, Akihiko Usami. However, Masaki is about to find out that Usami's books are of a very naughty genre, and that there may be something naughty waking up inside Masaki as well.
Junjou Romantica also follows the story of two other couples loosely connected to Masaki and Usami's "Romantica."
Egoist shows the very passionate, but often complicated, relationship between university professor Hiroki Kamijou (whose life has reached an all-time low) and paediatrician Nowaki Kusama, who falls for Hiroki at first sight and would do anything to make him happy.
The third story, "Terrorist," shows just how obsessive love can become when rich eighteen-year-old Shinobu Takatsuki finally discovers something that he cannot have so easily—the literature professor Yoh Miyagi.
There is passion abound as these three couples try to achieve their goals in life while also falling into temptation and anguish with their partners.
List of episodes
|01||01||Truth is stranger than fiction||Junjou Romantica||April 10, 2008|
|02||02||No use crying over spilt milk||Junjou Romantica||April 17, 2008|
|03||03||Knock and it shall be opened unto you||Junjou Egoist||April 24, 2008|
|04||04||Fear is often greater than the danger itself||Junjou Romantica||May 1, 2008|
|05||05||Meeting in the beginning of parting||Junjou Egoist||May 8, 2008|
|06||06||Good can come out of misfortune||Junjou Egoist||May 15, 2008|
|07||07||Spare the rod and spoil the child||Junjou Romantica||May 22, 2008|
|08||08||Away from home, one needs feel no shame||Junjou Romantica||May 29, 2008|
|09||09||One good turn deserves another||Junjou Minimum||June 5, 2008|
|10||10||Boys, be ambitious||Junjou Terrorist||June 12, 2008|
|11||11||All things are easy that are done willingly||Junjou Terrorist||June 19, 2008|
|12||12||Even a chance acquaintance is preordained||Junjou Romantica||June 26, 2008|
|01||13||What happens once can happen twice||Junjou Romantica||Oct 12, 2008|
|02||14||What happens twice can happen thrice||Junjou Romantica|
|03||15||Third time's a charm||Junjou Romantica|
|04||16||The mouth is the gate of misfortune||Junjou Egoist|
|05||17||Many a true word is spoken in jest||Junjou Romantica|
|06||18||A picture is worth a thousand words||Junjou Egoist|
|07||19||Life often brings misfortune in times of great happiness||Junjou Romantica|
|08||20||Love does not follow logic||Junjou Terrorist|
|09||21||Out of the frying pan, into the fire||Junjou Romantica|
|10||22||Marriage is made in heaven||Junjou Romantica|
|11||23||Hate the sin but love the sinner||Junjou Romantica|
|12||24||All's well that ends well||Junjou Romantica||Dec 27, 2008|
|Specials||-||All three couples||2008|
Season 3 adaption was confirmed on July 30, 2014 and it was first aired on mid 2015. It also features an episode on Junjou Mistake which holds a volume in the manga outside of Junjou Romantica.
|01||25||All good things must come to an end||Junjou Romantica||July 9, 2015|
|02||26||Failing to plan is planning to fail||Junjou Romantica|
|03||27||Finding Hen's Teeth||Junjou Romantica|
|04||28||Where there's a will, there's a way||Junjou Terrorist|
|05||29||Even the longest journey begins with a single step||Junjou Romantica|
|06||30||A bolt from the blue||Junjou Romantica|
|07||31||The darkest place is under the candlestick||Junjou Mistake|
|08||32||A Jealousy too hot may burn a man pair||Junjou Romantica|
|09||33||A battle of Irreconcilable Enemies||Junjou Romantica|
|10||34||Hours are like days to lovers parted||Junjou Egoist|
|11||35||Labor for love||Junjou Romantica|
|12||36||True Love is Fate||Junjou Romantica|
|OVA||(2 Episodes)||All four couples||2012-2015|
Each season has a unique opening and ending theme song.
|Season 1||Kimi=Hana by Pigstar||Baby Romantica by Script|
|Season 2||Shōdō by Pigstar||Aioi -Aioi by Juned|
|Season 3||Innocent Graffiti by Fo'xTails||Kawaranai Sora by Luck Life|
The series also has two original soundtracks.
See List of Junjou Romantica Songs for more information.
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