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5:00 PM on 10.09.2013

SuBLime releases steamy Tableau Numero 20 manga

VIZ Media yaoi imprint SuBLime have announced the release of a one-volume short story collection titled Tableau Numero 20 by est em. Here's the brief synopsis: Ten years ago, while still a student, Maurice stumbled across a...

Kristina Pino


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5:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Yaoi Prose are hitting up a few conventions this year

For the Japanator readers who also indulge in Yaoi, I've got some news for you if you live around Nevada. Yaoi Prose (of Yaoi Press) were just at Animeland Tucon, and they've sent over some information of where they'll be thr...

Kristina Pino



Japanator Recommends: Flutter photo
Japanator Recommends: Flutter
by Kristina Pino

When it comes to sweet stories with feel-good endings, Juné Manga always deliver the right kind of boys love.

Flutter is a one-book story about two men that work for the same company, but generally not together. Asada has noticed his co-worker Mizuki and watches him almost every day. He gets a lucky break when they are assigned to a project together, and finally get the chance to properly meet and chat. They click almost immediately, but it wouldn't be yaoi if there weren't some drama around the corner.

Click through the jump for my full summary and thoughts.

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8:00 AM on 03.02.2012

Shungiku Nakamura is full of anime projects

Apparently I completely missed the memo last year when it was announced that Hybrid Child, another one of Shungiku Nakamura's popular BL manga titles will be adapted into anime, and that there is another one in the works for...

Kristina Pino

4:00 PM on 01.04.2012

Final Impressions: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi 2

Back when the first half of this series ended, I felt a little disappointed with the pacing, and was hopeful for the best once this second part fired up for this season since it picked right up where the former had left off. ...

Kristina Pino



Final Impressions: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi photo
Final Impressions: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
by Kristina Pino

I was ridiculously excited for this anime when I first saw that it would be happening. Most of the reason why, and you might remember if you'd read my First Impressions on the show, was because it is the work of Shungiku Nakamura and I had very high expectations.

I curbed my enthusiasm after a few episodes, making sure I could decipher whether the anime was riding on the coattails of Junjou Romantica or becoming a stand-out all on its own. I must say, after season one ended (if you could call it an ending), I have mixed feelings about Sekai-Ichi as an animated show as a whole (the manga is fantastic), even though it's one of the most entertaining things that I watched this season. Sound confusing? I'll sort it out after the jump.

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5:00 PM on 07.01.2011

A look at: Tale of the Waning Moon #2

Oh hey, it's Kristina with that yaoi stuff again! Yes, yes it is. Tale of the Waning Moon is a really fantastical manga series with stuff like cat boys and moon spirits that I'm not used to seeing in my boy-on-boy stories. It...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 05.04.2011

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi Episode 12.5 for release in September

Volume five of the Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi manga in Japan came bundled with an OVA, which told the...prelude? It gave you the background (between Ritsu and Takano, the main couple of the series), the story before the anime which ...

Kristina Pino

10:00 AM on 04.13.2011

First Impressions: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

When I saw there was a BL show up for Spring season, most of you probably already knew I was going to snatch it up. Not only is it BL, its creator also brought us Junjou Romantica (which we totally recommend, by the way), whi...

Kristina Pino



Confessions 25: The rabbit that got away photo
Confessions 25: The rabbit that got away
by Kristina Pino

This Valentine's day, I, Sarah Pennington, decided it was my turn to be special, to shine, to make myself known. I will get the man, make him notice me, get him to go out on a date with me. I have sent him countless letters (or tried to, anyway), made him plenty of chocolate (but ate it by myself..), picked out beautiful flowers (that I adorned my own home with), but none of that ever worked out.

This time however, I'd decided that a full frontal assault was in order. I would personally confront the man who is the object of my desire. Mister Akihiko Usami, writer, intellectual and romantic dreamboat, after reading several of your novels, I just knew you were the one. Only you understand women so perfectly, so completely, apart from being so handsome and suave. Nothing would stop me. 

(This is the part where you hit past the jump to know what happens next)

[By the way, this is fanfic. Don't say I didn't warn you! Oh, the cheese.]

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2:00 PM on 02.03.2011

Delish, edible pretty boys coming to a drama CD near you

If you're a foodie AND you like pretty boys, this is probably going to be right up your alley (ladies, of course). A new monthly drama CD series is coming out, called "Isshoni Gohan". I'd like that to roughly transl...

Kristina Pino





6:00 PM on 01.18.2011

The boy addiction: A Yaoi Experience

So, I've noticed that yaoi (yOW-ee) is pretty under-represented on Japanator, and it's also the subject of much fuss and disdain considering our general reader demographic. For the girls, though. For those closet-freaks that ...

Kristina Pino