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Anime Profile: Ai No Kusabi: The Space Between

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Title
Ai No Kusabi: The Space BetweenAi No Kusabi: The Space BetweenAi No Kusabi: The Space Between
Released
2 OVA episodes2 OVA episodes, 1 Audio Drama
Dates
1986–1987(manga), 1992–1994(anime)
Company
Digital Manga PublishingKofuusha Shuppan
Creator
Rieko Yoshihara
Director
Akira Nishimori
Genre
Romance, Sci-FiRomance, Sci-Fi
Characters
Iason MinkIason Mink
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RikiRiki
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Enif βŠ•Enif βŠ•
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Jupiter βŠ•Jupiter βŠ•
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Last I checked, this anime seemed to be unavailable, but the manga could be found at Amazon.

Characters: Ai No Kusabi: The Space Between

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Iason Mink Iason Mink Katze βŠ• Katze βŠ•
Riki Riki Kilie βŠ• Kirie βŠ•
Enif βŠ• Enif βŠ• Mimea βŠ• Mimea βŠ•
Jupiter βŠ• Jupiter βŠ• Raoul Am βŠ• Raoul Am βŠ•

Description: Ai No Kusabi: The Space Between

This futuristic anime takes place in Amoi, ruled over by a super computer named Jupiter. Rank or status is determined by hair color, blonde being the highest, and black or dark brown being lowest. The Blondies occupy Tanagura, the most grand city in Amoi. The "mongrels" (black haired) are naturally born in Ceres. Midas is a town that lies in-between, housing the shades of brown and such. Jupiter is said to have created the Blondes to rule in Tanagura, and the others were all born naturally, which Jupiter is said to control that as well.

Restricting the number of females keeps males like Iason and Raoul in control. Female numbers are restricted in all three cities, making reproduction a bit of a challenge. Women are normally sold as Class "A" Pets. Pets are sexual slaves, and are in both genders, male and female.

Iason visits Midas in a business trip, and stumbles upon Riki being attacked as he tries to steal a car. He saves Riki, who can only, and offers to, pay Iason back with his body. After one night of this, Iason decides to take Riki as a Pet, and marks his claim by applying a "Pet Ring", or tracker ring, to the base of Riki's penis.

Under Jupiter's laws, Blondes are sterile and are restricted from indulging in sexual activities. "Pets" are only for voyeuristic purposes. Further emasculation is seen in the "Furniture," eunuch slaves whom serve the Blondes.

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