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8:00 PM on 01.18.2014

Yaoi imprint SuBLime celebrates its anniversary

If you're big on boys love, or just feel the occasional urge to stock up on some yaoi, Viz Media has got you covered. Their specialized Yaoi-centric manga imprint, SuBLime -- oh, the BL is capitalized... I see what they did t...

Tim Sheehy


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




8:00 AM on 01.09.2014

PSA: You have to pre-order BL for B&N to stock it

With Barnes and Noble and Books a Million as the only major chains remaining in the US, publishers have a harder time getting less-than-mainstream titles (BL, for example) onto store shelves. Ed Chavez of Vertical is calling ...

Brad Rice

5:00 PM on 12.24.2013

SuBLime Yaoi manga now available for Kindle

I won't pretend to read, or even truly understand the fascination with Boys Love genre, but I know there's a fair amount of you out there who do, so some of you may be really excited by this bit of news. VIZ Media's yaoi mang...

Tim Sheehy

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

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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A look at: In These Words vol. 1 photo
A look at: In These Words vol. 1
by Kristina Pino

In These Words isn't romantic in any way whatsoever.

In this horrific suspense yaoi novel, Asano Katsuya is a psychiatrist who profiled a killer, and is then assigned to go be the person who extracts a full confession in some remote, dilapidated building. Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all, right?

Asano starts having crazy nightmares, and things get pretty ugly.

See my full thoughts below the cut. Trigger warning: rape.

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1:00 PM on 05.17.2012

Be proud: Tokyo Disney allows same-sex weddings

If you keep up with the news, you'd know that the last few days have been fairly good to folks looking out for public expressions of support for same-sex rights. The latest happy news comes straight from Glorious Nippon, home...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 06.20.2011

Into Yaoi? VIZ might have a job for you

There's always a few promising otaku looking to break into the industry, but getting on America's Greatest Otaku or being a translator isn't always an option.  But! There are always opportunities, and this particula...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 AM on 05.12.2011

Update on Yaoi titles being pulled from Amazon

Last week, Josh updated us that a bunch of yaoi titles were being pulled from Kindle for reasons unexplained. I was upset to know this, because as has been stated in the linked post's comments, there are more explicit things ...

Kristina Pino

5:00 PM on 05.05.2011

Hey Kindle, why are you dropping your yaoi content?

Because that's not cool! Now, granted some of the titles removed from Digital Manga Publishing's Kindle catalog might have fallen afoul of Amazon's content guidelines, but that wouldn't have been true for its milder June impr...

Josh Tolentino





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