Zetsuai 1989/Bronze

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Name: Zetsuai -1989- & Bronze
Abbreviation(s): Zetsuai/Bronze
Creator: Ozaki Minami
Date(s): 1989-1991 (original Zetsuai -1989- run); 1992–2006 (Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989); 1992, 1994, 1996 (OVAs), 1997-98 (light novels), and 2011- (current Bronze: Zetsuai Gaiden run)
Medium: manga, OVA
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: English Wikipedia
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Zetsuai and Bronze are part of the same yaoi series published collectively from 1989 to present. Parts of the series are titled with varying combinations of "Zetsuai" and "Bronze". The series was based on Ozaki's Captain Tsubasa doujinshi.

Zetsuai is a word coined by the author with the meaning "desperate love".


Titles used in the series include Zetsuai, BRONZE, Zetsuai -1989-, Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989, Zetsuai Since 1989 and Bronze: Zetsuai.

Fan Reaction

While the art in the second Bronze OVA is sometimes made fun of, the Zetsuai series was many people's first exposure to yaoi/shonen-ai and the series has an important place in BL fandom.