Yaoi

The Complexity of Yaoi (the good and the bad)

So yesterday Star covered the very important and very lovely topic of Yuri. But today, today it’s all about something I love and have lots of thoughts about—Yaoi. The forbidden boys love genre whose fanbase is LOUD. And I mean really, really loud. But yaoi, to me is both a enjoyable, but complicated, genre…that a…

Was I just on the Hook? – Revisiting Banana Fish

Cue scene: last year: winter: end of season. My stance was that Banana Fish was awesome. I had just come off the high of having watched this anime for like the past 24 weeks, or like half a year in anime, and thought it was amazing. And I gave it some time back then but…

Star’s viewing experience of Shonen Ai: GIVEN

For the first time ever, Star and Luna watched a shonen ai together. Where Luna could experience Star’s commentary firsthand. Star had given Luna a warning that her commentary could be distracting and overdramatic before they began. But Luna persisted and started to stream the first episode of Given. Context, Luna had already seen all…

Day 2 of Niji Nights- Yaoi vs. BoysLove- A comparison, definition dive

Hey all! Welcome to another day of Niji Nights our magical summer event made in honor of Pride month! This post is all about differentiating between Yaoi and BoysLove! For those of you that are a little confused already I’ll guide you down a path by pointing what other people have said about the genre…


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