Love Pistols is a Japanese yaoi manga series written and illustrated by Tarako Kotobuki. The English release was renamed from the original Japanese title "Sex Pistols" to "avoid any legal trouble". The premise of the story is that 30% of humans are not descended from apes but from other animals (these people are called "Zoomans"), and they can interbreed with humans, and with other male Zoomans by the use of a symbiote. Norio, an ordinary high school student discovers his Zoomanity and deals with the advances of many male Zoomans who want him to have their babies. The series was licensed and published in English in North America by Tokyopop's Bluimprint. It will be one of the first titles in Viz Media's BL imprint, SuBLime. Geneon released a series of four Drama CDs for Sex Pistols between November 27, 2004 and April 25, 2008. A two-episode original video animation adaptation went on sale in 2010.


Love Pistols is an ongoing manga. Now, the manga currently has 7 volumes though most manga websites only update till 6 volumes with 41 chapters.

Japanese Publisher (Original)Edit

Biblos published the manga's 5 tankōbon between January 10, 2004 and December 9, 2006. Libre Publishing published the manga into 4 kanzenban volumes between June 1, 2007 and September 1, 2007. In December 2009, a new chapter ran in Magazine B-Boy, now owned by Libre.

English PublisherEdit

Blu released the manga's 5 tankōbon between January 2007 and May 2008. Viz Media has released two volumes the first on January 21, 2012 and the second on February 29, 2012.

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Drama CDsEdit

Geneon released a series of four Drama CDs for Sex Pistols. All four CDs were voiced by Hiroki Takahashi, Jurouta Kosugi, Sayaka Ohara, Kentaro Ito, Koji Yusa and Naoki Bandou. The first was released on November 27, 2004. The second was released on March 26, 2005. The third was released on February 24, 2006. The fourth and final was released on April 25, 2008.


The manga was adapted into a 2 episode original video animation, called Sex Pistols. The first volume went on sale in March 26 2010. The Sex Pistols OVA2 was released in early 2011.


Anime News Network's Casey Brienza commends the manga as the "most original--and weird--BL manga series on the market today". Sequential Tart's Margaret O'Connell criticises the manga for its characters's occasional "disproportionately small heads". ActiveAnime's Sandra Scholes commends the manga's "skilfully drawn" art. Comic Book Bin's Leroy Douresseaux criticises the manga approaching the “Zoomanity” topic, labeling it "convoluted and not all that interesting". Jessica Bauwens-Sugimoto, felt that Love Pistols was a cult story, being "so bad it's good". Thematically, Bauwens-Sugimoto feels that the author plays with, but ultimately reinforces, the tropes of "how (female) attractiveness depends on fertility, stalking is true love, and women will trick men into getting them pregnant to trap them.