Ah, the joys of being a fujoshi

yes that girl is me

It’s not everyday that we see a real-life BL moment, so I definitely know the feeling

Title: Urusai Kurai no Kokuhaku Kudasai

Mangaka: Sachimo

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Even fujoshis like me get tired…

…of reading yaoi/BL manga these days, to be really honest.

This is the very first time that I’m actually acknowledging this head-on, though I did mention this to my group of online friends (who are both gay and fudanshis) the other day. Our thread got distracted because immediately after posting that sentiment above I felt bad and tried to read any yaoi manga. I’ve read a few chapters, and ended up seeing a picture of a threesome (the 2 seme and 1 uke variety–which I really really like, it has to be this specific lol) and sending it to them. They laughed at me and didn’t think of my earlier post seriously. But the truth is, I’ve been holding on to these thoughts for almost a year now. I was just in deep denial mode all this time.

For the record I’ve only been reading yaoi for around 5-6 years. I was only in my 20s then, but definitely a late bloomer, and definitely a late comer, to the yaoi scene. Though I have a Twitter and a Tumblr, I’m not that updated to the goings-on in the yaoi scene. I’m not an avid fan, so to speak–I’m too poor to purchase merchs and physical copies of manga or subscribe to a streaming service. I attended a local yaoi con a couple of years ago (I bought tickets to the succeeding events the following years but I ended up not going). I have a job, but I only make enough to pay the bills and buy essentials. If I wanted to buy something, I needed to save for it for a couple of months, and even then I can’t buy a lot: I have to think looong and hard which stuff I will buy, not just because it’s cute, but also to consider what I titles I will continue loving and liking for years to come, plus there’s the issue of very limited shelf space. I only have a couple of yaoi manga at best, and I usually keep it hidden for the meantime. Most of my reading and watching are done online, but I’m slowly dipping my toes to purchasing licensed digital translations. I bought one so far and I like it. And I’ll be buying more in the future as long as I can afford it.

When I accidentally stumbled upon yaoi on Youtube, which maybe I could discuss on a separate post one of these days, it was like a storm that swept and carried me away. Thanks to the power of Google, I discovered yaoi as a genre–I watched some of the most famous (or infamous) yaoi anime around, read a couple of manga at first, and discovered some sites where I can satisfy my yaoi cravings. I fell into that rabbit hole. And slowly but surely, my brothers discovered their eldest sister’s new obsession. Well, I never denied it though 😀

As the years went on, I discovered some hidden gems (well, at least for me), but most of the manga are starting to look so much like a copy of another copy, of another copy. Before I find it amusing (and wanting to brag–but no one to brag on to lol) to guess who the mangaka is by just looking at a page of their manga/cover art, or perhaps guessing the title, or both. Over the years, more mangaka popped up with art styles looking more like duplicates. Their art is already so polished and clean, but looking so similar to other mangaka who entered the scene years earlier.

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[snips] Neko to Spica

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Posting here yet another screenshot of a manga I may or may not review. Idk anymore..but it’s so cute isn’t?

Manga: Neko to Spica (Cat and Spica)

Mangaka: Hatoya Tama

Scanlated: Yes

Chapters: 1 volume, 4 chapters (+ 1 side story and an extra chapter)

Warning: NSFW under the cut, naturally.

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[snips] Kuuchuu Houyou

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Yeah, yeah. I’m a sucker for pretty art. I know.

Name: Kuuchuu Houyou

Mangaka: Sayoko

Scanlated: No? I’m not really sure.

High school student Rei’s days are unfulfilling.

But one day, a certain man catches his eye. The café owner Kuranosuke, a warmhearted adult. Not wanting to be treated like a kid, Rei lies about his age, claiming to be 20 years old. Even though they only met once, his interest in Kuranosuke grows. But, he doesn’t want to get too involved…

Unable to withstand his kindness any longer, Rei kisses Kuranosuke. However…

Warning: image-heavy post. NSFW, of course.

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Want to follow your favorite yaoi mangakas via Twitter?

NOTE: List updated as of April 4, 2018.

I’ve created a master list of Twitter accounts of Japanese yaoi mangakas I’ve followed over the years. Alternately, you can also click the BL Mangaka Twitter accts shortcut on the top of this webpage.

>>> CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK THE LIST 🙂 <<<

Some very important things to consider:

  • This list is only for Japanese yaoi mangakas only. I don’t read Korean manhwa, and so far the only Chinese manhua I’m currently reading is 19 Days by Old Xian.
  • Only official Twitter accounts are included. Some mangakas also have a separate account for their current/best-selling, ongoing work, if I can find it I’ll include them too.
  • Once you follow them, PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF YAOI, DO NOT POST SCREENSHOTS OF SCANLATED CONTENT AND TAG THE MANGAKA! It would be very insulting if you posted screenshots of scanlated content and tag the mangaka.
    • This already happened before. And even if a particular mangaka liked the post, it doesn’t mean that they are cool with it. It’s just them being too polite. Deep inside, they’re sad that their works are being distributed illegally. If you don’t want to be blocked and/or reported, don’t do it.
  • ALSO, TRY YOUR BEST NOT TO LEAVE LENGTHY ENGLISH COMMENTS, OR REPLY USING OTHER LANGUAGE ASIDE FROM JAPANESE.
    • I am so guilty of this sometimes. I’m fighting the urge not to get too excited.
    • Most mangakas aren’t well versed in English (I’m not insulting them, ok). It’s just a form of courtesy to avoid replying to their post using a language that they cannot understand. It also causes them inconvenience as they may feel pressured to reply–in English/another language–to your post. If it’s their birthday, a simple “Happy Birthday” will do. For other posts, a simple like or retweet will do. Or just use emojis or GIFs! Be creative!
    • If you want to reply in Japanese, keep in mind that online translation software currently available are not yet perfect and instead could cause misunderstanding on their part, so do this at your own risk. If it’s just a simple “thank you”, “congratulations”, etc, in English, then perhaps you could do it. Use your common sense and judgment.
  • Unless stated, I will not include bara (not my cup of tea) and shota (well, obviously) mangakas.

 

\(ㅍ _ ㅍ) (• ㅿ •.)/ Ten Count anime announced today!

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gyaaah!

It really is Christmas this month. I’m so happy!!!! ^_^

Finally, Ten Count will have its own anime series! Sensei confirms this, as shown in her tweet above.

There are no PVs yet, no official Twitter account, nothing else yet. The announcement was made through the release of its final volume. The anime announcement was indicated in the tankoubon’s obi (jacket cover/banner?)

But wait. Since Ten Count is included in the 6 Lovers OVA (which is currently on hold), does this mean that it will no longer push through? If anyone has any information and/or can understand Japanese, please let us know.

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For more updates, you may follow the following Twitter accounts (all in Japanese, sadly):

  • Sensei’s official account: here
  • Official Ten Count information: here
  • Ten Count game details (yes, there is a game!): here
  • Shinshokan’s Ten Count page: here

Summary (from Baka Updates):

When the President got into an accident, Shirotani Tadaomi met Kurose. On their very first meeting, Kurose could tell right away that Shirotani is Mysophobic and said that it’s pretty bad while suggesting it would be better to consult a doctor about it. Shirotani was left perturbed by the encounter. Who is Kurose? And how was he able to tell Shirotani’s condition?

 

“Dakaretai Otoko Ichii ni Odosarete Imasu” will also have its own anime!!!

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taken from the official Twitter page (see links below)

OMG, is it Christmas?!?! One of my most favorite manga will have an anime series!?!?!

First, they announced Yaribu‘s anime, then this! Though Yaribu will only be a DVD release (here’s to hoping that the smut scenes will still be there), Dakaretai will be a full-pledged anime series! *dies from too much happiness*

Dakaretai Otoko Ichii ni Odosarete Imasu is an ongoing manga by Sakurabi Hashigo. You may follow these Twitter accounts for updates: official website | manga’s official Twitter acct | official Twitter acct for the anime

The anime will be aired on Fall 2018.

As of posting, the PV is not yet released internationally on Youtube (from the official website, the PV is region-locked so I can’t see it *sobs*), so feel free to visit the official anime Twitter account instead for the video:

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Summary (from Baka Updates):

Saijou Takato’s 5 year reign as the “Most Huggable No. 1” has been snatched. Stealing his thunder is the newbie actor with a 3-year debut, Azumaya! Towards the stuffy hostile Takato, Azumaya’s sincere sparkling smile starts to become effective. Even as Takato sets his alert level on MAX, Azumaya catches Takato in his shameful drunken state and uses it to blackmail him! In exchange for Azumaya’s silence, Azumaya states, “Please let me hold you”…?! “Embrace me, who was the Most Huggable No.1? What the heck is he saying!” Includes a large quantity of other high suspense erotic stories ❤