The Legend of Love & Sincerity

A high school musical in which “a delinquent named Makoto comes to Tokyo to fulfill a vow to avenge his past.” Kevin Ouellette at Nippon Cinema: Ai is “the only daughter of a prominent and distinguished Tokyo family. Under normal circumstances, people from such vastly different backgrounds would never have met, but fate had different plans and the pair wind up falling in love. Meanwhile, an honors student named Iwashimizu (Takumi Saitoh) won’t stop telling Ai he’d die for her, Makoto is hunting a female gang leader, and chaos springs up all around them.” [Synopsis courtesy of Mubi]

Based on Takumi Nagayasu and Ikki Kajiwara’s manga.

For Love’s Sake

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai (Emi Takei), a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around Makoto and Ai are Iwashimizu (Takumi Saito), who has feelings for Ai and Gamuko (Sakura Ando), a gang member who eyes Makoto.