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Latest updates: February 19, 2017, added partial fan translations for volumes 7-8.
[Click for Ai no Kusabi novel information]1986-1987 Ai no Kusabi (magazine serialization).
This is where the story was originally published over 6 issues of the yaoi magazine Shousetsu June. It includes a few illustrations.
1990 Ai no Kusabi (hardcover).
The 6 parts that were published in the magazine were slightly reedited and assembled into one hardcover book. This version did not have any illustrations.
Translation: A partial fan translation is available here but no longer updated, it was first translated from Japanese to Spanish and then from Spanish to English.
2001-2010 Ai no Kusabi (paperback series).
The story was expanded and some parts rewritten and released as a series of 6 paperback books. Each volume includes several illustrations.
Copyright issues led to a situation in which the paperback series was released by two different companies in Japan, using different illustrations and covers, and the English version is a combination of both of those releases - read more here.
Translation: The series was officially released by DMP manga via their yaoi imprint, Juné, as an 8 volume series. The official English release of volumes 7-8 were found to be very lacking and so there are partial fan translations for important parts: volume 7 misc., volume 8 ch12, volume 8 ch13, volume 8 misc.
Additional languages: French (ongoing by yaoi-ouji).
[Click for Ai no Kusabi anime information]1992-1994: Ai no Kusabi (2 parts).
A two part OVA released 2 years apart.
Translation: A fan translation is available on aarinfantasy. Additional languages: Italian dubbing (official release), French (by yaoi-ouji).
2012: Ai no Kusabi (4 parts).
Known as the 2012 remake, 4 Episodes were released out of 13 planned but further production stopped, apparently due to poor sales and lack of funding.
Translation: Officially released with English subtitles by Media Blasters and can be bought cheap at Amazon etc. Additional languages: French (by yaoi-ouji).
[Click for Ai no Kusabi drama CD information]1989 Ai no Kusabi audio book (???An audio book released on cassette???).
1993 DARK-EROGENOUS (Covers Riki’s training. Translation: Yes, here. Check the bottom of the page for the subbed visualization).
2000 Shiozawa Kaneto Memorial (???A digitized re-release of the cassette audio book from 1989??? in memory of voice actor Shiozawa Kaneto).
2007 〜DESTINY〜 (Covers Iason and Riki’s meeting and Riki in the black market. Translation: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (in progress)).
2008 〜NIGHTMARE〜 (Covers Riki's time in Eos. Translation: None available).
2008 〜RESONANCE〜 (Covers Riki's time in Eos up until his return to Ceres. Translation: None available).
[Click for Ai no Kusabi soundtrack information]Note: Several tracks on these soundtracks contain character monologues but none of them have been translated yet.
1992 Original Soundtrack
1993 Sense of Crisis
1995 Sound Selections ~Oracion~ (2 CD set)
2001 Music Best ~ Iason
[Click for Ai no Kusabi side stories information]Note: This section is probably missing a lot of information. Please let me know if you have anything to add.
1996 Midnight Illusion (A full length book released in 1996).
Summary: It's possibly a prequel but not much is known about this yet.
Translation: None available.
2010 Illusion Night (A short story published to mark the end of the paperback series in 2010).
Summary: Riki is unsure of his feelings towards Iason after being moved to Apatia.
Translation: Yes, translated by lyrebird.
2012 Daryl short story (Included in the special edition of the 2012 OVA remake DVD release).
Summary: 4 short chapters describing Daryl's life as Iason Mink's furniture.
Translation: Chapter 3: Impulse and Chapter 4: The Night of Disgrace were translated by rainbowfam. Chapters 1-2 have not been translated by anyone yet.
2012 Kizu (Included with the Drama CD 〜RESONANCE〜)
Summary: Bison is celebrating a victory against a rival gang but Riki can't stop thinking about his encounter with a Blondie...
Translation: Yes, translated by lyrebird.
2012 Musk (A short story published in Chara magazine Vol. 25).
Summary: Riki's life after his return to Eos.
Translation: The first 4 pages were translated by rainbowfam and subaru_san. The rest is not yet translated.
Sources: ainokusabi.net, wikipedia, google, this livejournal community.
In terms of DVDs, I found these while searching for information about the CDs:
- OAV Anniversary Special DVD
- Special Appendix OAV Anniversary Special DVD (I believe this one comes in the same Chara Vol. 25 that included Musk)
I was wondering if anyone knew what these are and what their contents are? If so, have these DVDs potentially been ripped and uploaded somewhere? If not, is there anyone who owns them and might be willing to rip and share them?
I was also wondering what this is, if anyone knows.
The last thing I wanted to mention is regarding Musk, of which rainbowfam translated the first page. In case anyone is interested, I found this raw while doing searches about the novels.
- Current Mood: curious
Above me are links to the tracks of the later CD dramas fo Ai no Kusabi. After a lot of searching, I was able to find these tracks. However, since they are downloaded to MP3, the tracks are untranslated and out of order, I believe. If someone could translate, put them in order, and post the subbed tracks on YouTube, then that be really cool! :)
Also, remember to support th Ai no Kusabi ranchise by buying the DVDs that are set to be release on April 23, thanks to Media Blasters. If the DVD sells well enough, then AIC might have enough money to produce the next eight episodes for the 2012 remake! Spread the word, and buy the DVDs so AIC can get the money to continue our beloved series. You can order at these two websites:
EDIT: Changed the links . Old links missed some, I think, so the new ones should have them all. Here are the ones, though:
update: ED2 piano sheet with soundtrack (beta version)
I’ve written some piano sheets for new OVA Opening , 2nd ending and 4th ending. Since I used “tried version” software to edit the score, some minor details (such as the change of tempo) are missing… pls bear with it.
Here’s the OP PIANO COVER played by me and has been uploaded to Youtube:
OP PIANO SHEET:
ED2 played by ear (by me), I made up the left-hand part so it's not the official version.
ED2 music box version played by Ptellenic:
Many thanks to Ptellenic for spending 4 days to write the ED2 piano sheet, (different from my piano cover) which she believes has 95% accuracy ;)
ED4 piano cover played by me:
ED4 PIANO SHEET:
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1. Is there's a track list for all of the Ai no Kusabi CDs ever released?
2. Does anyone know where I can download the songs?
3. Does anyone know who sang Eternal and Midnight Illusion? (EDIT: I think Ishihara Shin'ichi sang Eternal?)
4. Is this the proper CD name for the Sound Selections CDs? "Sound Selection of "AI NO KUSABI" 祈り-ORACION-"
Thanks in advance for any help!
- Current Mood: hopeful
It's my first time in subtitle of videos, I traslated into both in English and Spanish, particularly my native language is Spanish. *-*
I hope you enjoy it as well as myself.
- Current Mood: satisfied
Uh, minor caveat: I haven't posted to LJ in forever so if I screw up any of the htmling, that's why.
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- Current Mood: calm
- Current Music:Xenosaga - In This Serenity