|Name:||Loveless (Japanese: ラブレス Hepburn: Raburesu)|
|Date(s):||May 2002 –|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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A 12-episode anime television series adaptation was made by J.C. Staff from was released April 7, 2005 – June 30, 2005.
One interesting aspect of the show is that it features canonical kemonomimi characters, who are born with (usually cat-like) ears and tails. When the person loses their virginity, the ears and tail fall off.
12-year-old Aoyagi Ritsuka is approached by a young man on the first day of school. The name introduces himself as Agatsuma Soubi and says he was a good friend of Ritsuka's brother Seimei, who was murdered two years prior. He introduces Ritsuka to the world of Spell Battles, where couples sharing a "true" name face off with magical words, with one person acting as the Sacrifice, who receives damage, and one person as the Fighter who attempts to attack the other couple. Soubi says he was Seimei's Fighter and knows the organization behind his murder.