Do you really understand the meaning of Yaoi?

Yaoi is a genre of publishing in Japan, including yaoi manga, doujinshi, anime and other artwork. It focus on relationship between 2 male characters and has detailed sexual description.

Yaoi is not equivalent to Shounen Ai or Boys’ love. The latter have no direct sexual description.

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Strictly speaking, we should pronounce three vowels(ya-o-i) each instead together.  It’s wrong to pronounce like /jaʊi/ or /jeɪɔɪ/.

Yaoi’s etymology is very interesting. It comes from Japanese phrase 「ヤマなし、オチなし、意味なし」 (yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi) for short, which means: No peak, no point, no problem. And also it’s dubbed “Yamete! Oshiri ga itai!” which means “Stop it! My butt is hurting.” (XD)

Girls fond of Yaoi are called Fujoshi. Some people may think they’re weird, but actually, they are just so kind to the special group of Gay in this cruel society. And they’re so imaginative that romantic stories are just flashing into their mind when they see two boys together.

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In Japan, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd publishes good yaoi manga, such as Junjou Romantica, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi.

China Fans Hooked on Gay Love in “The Graver Robbers’ Chronicles”

The best seller in China “The Graver Robbers’ Chronicles” about a group of tomb raiders has gotten its English version. If you’re interested in China ancient culture or horror pieces, this book will be your best choice.
Its story is about a group of tomb raiders leading by Uncle Wu. They rob tombs and suffer a chain of disasters. The first sight character “Me” is Xie Wu who is weak and as innocent as his name. The other main character is Qiling Zhang who is so skillful and flexible, but has many secrets. There are also many horrible zombies and worms on their way.
The book is very popular among fujoshi in China, although it has nothing about yaoi manga or boy’s love. They mix the brotherhood with boy’s love between Xie Wu and Qiling Zhang and make a lot of things to expand their imagination about these two main male characters.
Those talented Chinese artists make plenty of doujinshi manga in genre of yaoi manga. Their logic, plot and art is really awesome. Here are some pictures which I think are masterpieces.

CLAMP – Four Awesome Japanese Obasan

If you’re an Otaku, you must know their team name “CLAMP”. If you’re a teenage girl, you watch their shoujo anime Cardcaptor Sakura every day. Or if you’re a teenage boy, you may be obsessed with reading Code Geass manga, of which the characters are set by them. Their art vary in different periods. And their manga includes many genres, such as shoujo manga, shounen manga, seinen manfa, yaoi manga and so on. Specifically, they are really influential group in promoting yaoi manga.
Now I prefer to recommend you the manga list below all of which are my favs come from CLAMP. Hope you’ll like it.

1.xxxHoilc

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/xxxholic/

2.Chobits

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/chobits/

3.Tokyo Babylon

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/tokyo_babylon/

4.x-1999

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/x_1999/

5.Tsubasa

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/tsubasa_world_chronicle_niraikanai_hen/

6.Cardcaptor Sakura

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/cardcaptor_sakura/

7.Code Geass

http://www.mangatown.com/manga/code_geass_lelouch_of_the_rebellion/

Free!dj Doujinshi Manga Recommendation

Have you watched Free! anime? Its an adaptation for novel High☆Speed! by Animation Do. The story happens in the swimming club in which many energetic high school boys are doing their swimming training. The plot describes their daily life and friendship.

As a fujoshi, I can’t stop my imagination about their love beyond friendship. And I’ve read several doujinshi yaoi manga based on Free!dj. Here are some of my favorite yaoi manga adapted from Free!.

1.Free! dj – Splash Honey!

Genre(s): Doujinshi, One Shot, School Life, Sports

Summary: Haru said to Makoto that it’s okay to *do* it so they went to Haru’s house fast. However,
as they opened the door, they were shocked because… Includes 4P Pairing: Makoto x Haruka | Rei x Nagisa

2.Free! dj – Oyasumi Mae Secret

Genre(s): Doujinshi, One Shot, Yaoi

Summary: Based on episode 4’s endcard, Makoto and Haru clean up after dinner, and things get considerably wet.

3.Free! dj – Dive Dash

Genre(s): Comedy, Doujinshi, One Shot, Smut, Yaoi

Summary: Hazuki Nagisa x Ryuugazaki Rei Nagisa thinks a hernia is what’s causing Rei to sink and takes matters into his own hands.

4.Free! dj – Glass Morning

Genre(s): Doujinshi, One Shot, Romance, Yaoi

Summary: Pairing: Matsuoka Rin x Nanase Haruka.This one is too short…I need more!

5.Free! dj – Good-bye Me

Genre(s): Doujinshi, Drama, One Shot, Yaoi

Summary: Pairing: Haruka x Rin Before the tournament, remembrance of the past haunted Rin and Haruka through their dream. And fate brought them together…This one is longer than those above.

The 3rd anime adaptation for Shungiku’s manga Hybrid Child confirmed

If you are fond of yaoi manga, you must know her name “Nakamura Shungiku”. She is a famous yaoi manga cartoonist in Japan best known for Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica, both of which has a TV anime adaptation.

And the third anime adaptation for Shungiku’s manga Hybrid Child is confirmed. It will be animated by Studio Deen. Recently, the official released 2 promos for this original video animation. And it is said that this 4 part-OVAs will be released this Fall, in 2014.

The manga has 3 short stories. It is about the pure love between doll Hybrid Child lives on its owner’s love and his master. It’s a beautiful and sorrow story. People can’t live without love, as well as the doll. It really worthy of your tears.

After a lone time wait as the fan of Hybrid Child manga, you would never miss this anime. It will also bring the question to you that why we are humans. And you will know the meaning of love and lives. It has been a decade for its upcoming animation. I know that it won’t let the fans down as the former anime adaptation of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica.