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Kiss Him, Not Me : Fangirling, Feels and Boys' Love

Kae Serinuma, the protagonist of Kiss Him, Not me, is a fujoshi – a term that describes female fans of any media (anime, manga, light novels) that depicts romance between gay men. She constantly fantasises about the hot boys in her sc...

 
 
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Japanator supports love!

In a historic decision Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that state barriers to same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, effectively legalizing the institution for same-sex couples nationwide. Naturally, social media and the int...

 
 
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Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder

It looks like Digital Manga Inc. has made an interesting move recently. Instead of starting a Kickstarter to fund a license a manga series, the company is starting a campaign to restock Finder's first six volumes. While they released t...

 
 
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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 there -- is cele...

 
 
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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 on readers to t...

 
 
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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 manga imprint SuBLi...

 
 
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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 an illustration...

 
 
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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 throughout the res...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Flutter

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...

 
 
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A look at: In These Words vol. 1

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, dilapi...

 
 
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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 of Disneyland....

 
 
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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 particular one is intere...

 
 
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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 that are still ...

 
 
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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 imprint, if the yao...

 
 
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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), which makes me wan...

 
 
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Junjou Romantica's second season DVD set is coming soon!

Last year, the first season box set for Junjou Romantica was released and Colette gave it a great review. I, as well as many other fans have been waiting for this second set to finally get some dates. I am pleased to announce that pre-relea...

 
 
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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 hang out in the...

 
 
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Interview: Tokyopop wants more sophisticated yaoi readers

As part of our Ero Week, one of the things I wanted to understand was yaoi. I understand the principles of its attractiveness to female readers and all that, but just how it sells, and how it finds its space in store shelves. So, I turned t...

 
 
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Media Blasters can't seem to quit yaoi manga

AnimeonDVD caught a tweet from the Media Blasters folks, citing that they're returning to the yaoi manga game in 2011, and that after New Year's, they'll be announcing their full lineup. Hooray, more boy's love! But what does that mean for ...

 
 
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Digital Manga Publishing and TOKYOPOP bring 12 new titles

Digital Manga is pairing up with TOKYOPOP in order to bring tweleve new titles from TOKYOPOP's BLU Manga yaoi imprint to eManga's online collection.  BLU Manga yaoi will be available for purchase on eManga's Website, which will stream ...

 
 
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Kindle, now with 100% more boy's love

This is surely what Amazon intended to be the Kindle's primary use.As of today, Animate U.S.A. is making five of their homolicious yaoi titles conveniently available on the Kindle. These five new titles all come courtesy of Libre Publishing...

 
 
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Ben vs. Brad: an update

YEAH WE'VE GOT CAMERAS IN THE BATHROOMS SO WHAT. Apparently, Brad and Ben took a brief respite from dueling to take showers, but Colette's elegant aria of nameless Jboy tunage heard through the ventilation system of the girls' lavatory set ...

 
 
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Hinako Takanaga to appear at Yaoi-Con 2010

Digital Manga Publishing has announced that there will be a special guest at Yaoi-Con 2010, none other than Hinako Takanaga, creator of such juicy guy-on-guy action as Little Butterfly, The Devil's Secret, Challengers, Croquis, Love Round!!...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Enzai: Falsely Accused

As much as some of us may not like to admit it, we covet the fact that the Japanese get to play so many ero PC games (or maybe some of us don't mind admitting it at all). When I was in Tokyo I nosed around looking for more of this type of t...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Junjo Romantica

First off, let's get this out of the way: in case you're blind, this is a review about yaoi. Yes, Junjou Romantica is about men falling in love and having sex. If this turns you off, I'd advise you march away in the other direction.On the o...

 
 
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Osaka lists more Boys Love publications as 'harmful'

Did you know that reading yaoi is harmful for your developmental growth, guys? I always thought it was particularly useful in mine, but that outlook depends on whether or not you would consider sexual growth to factor into development. I ce...

 
 
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Animate bringing more manga to the Kindle

Animate, a Japanese company with their hands in many pots when it comes to anime and manga production and distribution, has been caught with their hand in another pot: publishing manga on the Kindle. Delivery Cupid, the title in question, w...

 
 
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Peach Boy brings 'sweet and fresh' yaoi to Amazon

If there was ever a place I'd have expected to become a good resource for those with more...diverse tastes in their manga, Amazon.com wasn't it. Then again, I'm glad to have been proven wrong.Alongside a new doujinshi by Yoshitoshi ABe,&nbs...

 
 
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Legendary yaoi manga Finder available Summer 2010

If you're into yaoi or looking to get into yaoi, it's best to start with the best, and according to Digital Manga Publishing and Libre Shuppan, they've got the right one for you.Finder, the seminal (no pun intended) yaoi manga by Ayano Yama...

 
 
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DO WANT: Junjou Romantica Petit Nendoroids

Mmm, yaoi boys! Roughly a year ago, we spotted the first sketches for the Usagi-san Nendoroid from the anime Junjou Romantica, and I made a lot of squeaky noises and waved my arms around in the air. From what we had heard, these gentleman w...

 
 
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Man Day: I celebrate hot Japanese men in vests

Since it's Man Day today and I can, I am going to present to you this photo of Japanese actors Toma Ikuta and Yamashita Tomohisa that I discovered quite by accident last week. While I did my daily j-drama browsing, I stumbled across this ge...

 
 
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Blu Manga: How much will you pay for your Yaoi?

Blu Manga, an imprint of Tokyopop (and I can hear many readers saying 'oh dear' in their heads already, but let's be fair), is raising the prices on their books from $12.99 to $14.99. This puts Blu on the high end of the yaoi pricing spectr...

 
 
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Yaoi: get some Incubus Master for free

No one is going to believe me when I say that I'm posting this for reasons having almost nothing to do with yaoi, but it can't be helped. I don't want to say anything bad about yaoi because I have absolutely nothing against it, but I feel a...

 
 
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Aurora Sale: Mega Cheap Manga!

'Tis the season for nonstop shopping, what with all the holidays at this time of year. Sales are especially appreciated, particularly when it's sales on manga. If you know someone who wants manga for gifts, or if you want to buy some manga ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Japanator After Dark: 50 yaoi schlongs

There's really nothing more that I can say about this little bit. Same Hat recommended this specific article when talking about how great of a blog Kurutta is. And wow, I have to agree, this post certainly shows you something...unique.Catal...

 
 




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