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Love Stage is a Boys Love manga created by Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki that is being currently serialized in Asuka Ciel magazine.
Sena Izumi is an otaku in a family full of entertainers; his mom is an actress, his dad a singer, and his older brother a member in the famous music group 'Crusherz'. His family want him to join the entertainment business but he doesn't want any of that, instead he wants to be a mangaka. But when he reunites with Ichijou Ryouma, a up and coming actor who had fallen in love with him when they did a commercial together as children, it seems like his family will get their wish.
Love Stage also has a side story by the name of Back Stage, which is a novel about Izumi's older brother Shougo and Sena's Production manager Sagara Rei.
- Above the Influence
- Barbie Doll Anatomy
- Beta Couple: Shougo and Rei in the main story of Love Stage; they are the main couple in Back Stage and few other side stories in the Love Stage manga.
- Boys Love
- Big Brother Instinct: Shougo really loves his little brother.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Shougo is based on Eiki Eiki's little brother Daigo, who's a lead vocalist in the band Breakerz.
- Dropped a Bridget On Him: Ryouma was sure that Izumi was a girl.
- Dude He's Like Passed Out Dead Drunk: Rei doesn't need Shougo awake to feel refreshed.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Izumi
- Hot Parents
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Izumi was worried that he was an uke in a BL manga.
- Megane: Izumi, sometimes, and Rei.
- Naked Apron: Rei dresses up in one for white day after he failed to bake a cake.
- Cosplay: What Rei ends up doing for every holiday.
- Replacement Love Interest: What Shougo starts as with Rei.
- Seme: Shougo and Ryouma.
- Spoiled Sweet: Izumi is really spoiled by Rei and Shougo.
- Uke: Izumi and Rei
- Unrequited Love
- What Could Have Been: Zaou Taishi wanted Shougo as the uke, but Eiki Eiki didn't want a character based on her brother to be an uke.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Izumi.
- Yaoi Fangirls: Shougo's and Ryouma's fan girls; so much that there's actually in-universe doujinshis pairing them together