© 1994, 2000 Kazuma Kodaka / Seiji Byblos / Daiei / Sido Ltd
Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. But when the mysterious son of a Yakuza boss begins to pursue Ranmaru's affection, tempers flare, and hidden emotions rise to the surface. Will Ranmaru and Kei's love survive, or will the emotional conflict finally come to a head?
OAV Series: 3 episodes
Average Ratings: 4
Number of Review Sites: 6
Number of Review Links: 6
"Kizuna looks pretty bad, with the sort of production values that would make it seem at home at a dollar store, sandwiched between a Madacy DVD documentary about farm tools and Reefer Madness.
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 1/2 star (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "While I don't have anything against yaoi, and I'd like to see more, I have something against poorly plotted anime."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 1 - "It's not even worth a rental if you're not into yaoi ..."
DVD Talk (Chris Tribbey) - 1 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Kizuna tends to be more dull and listless than offensive."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 45 (out of 100)
"Excuse us if we'd rather see people, gay or straight, actually act and interact like human beings. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Eric Gaede, Carlos Ross) - 1 star (out of 5)
"If somebody could take that kernel of a vaguely original idea in KIZUNA--the story of a "real" relationship rather than merely another tale of kids pining away--and run with it, I'd be interested. As it is, though, KIZUNA is a mess."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - C-