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.
Studio Deen produced the anime adaptation based around the manga series. The anime series is licensed for released by Kadokawa Pictures USA for season 1 to 2, and Season 3 is licensed by Madman Entertainment and Funimation.
Currently there are three seasons of Junjou Romantica.
Plot summary Edit
Season One Edit
In season one there are three different couples caught up in a pure romance!
Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor (who is also his best friend since high school). But Misaki's nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?
Egoist: Just when Kamijou's life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means "typhoon," and he's about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.
Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile, but even he has problems, although he doesn't let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who's adamant that they're destined to be together.
Season Two Edit
Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.
Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer - but their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!
Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.
Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?
Season Three Edit
The third part of Junjou Romantica continuing the story.
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.