Gods were created as a direct result of human prayer. That’s how
In this manner, the “Yaoi” God spoke to us. Yaoi God believes that a person’s gender is
immaterial to their love for another, whereas Moon God believes that men and
The Moon God believes that men and women should be married, but the Yaoi God thinks it doesn’t matter what gender you are to love someone. What will happen when Yaoi’s forward-thinking ideas collide
What do you think will happen when Yaoi’s innovative mind meets Moon’s more traditional one?
The Japanese term for media that features homoerotic relationships between male characters is yaoi (/jai/, or [ja.o.i] in Japanese). The wasei-eigo construction workers also refer to it as their “love” (, bizu rabu), and its initials in kanji are BL (, beru). [a] Although it may be created by male artists and caters to a male audience, it is distinct from bara (, lit. ‘rose’), which is homoerotic media aimed towards gay men. Traditional creators are female, however male creators are not excluded. It covers a wide range of media, from manga to anime to drama CDs to novels to video games to TV shows to movies to fan works. While “Boys’ love” and “BL” are used by certain Western fans and commentators, “yaoi” remains the more common word in English. In Japan and across Asia, the term “Boys’ love” or “BL” is used to refer to this kind of entertainment.
It originally debuted in the 1970s in the shjo manga subgenre, sometimes known as comics for women. Shnen-ai (, “boy love”), tanbi (, “aestheticism”), and June (, “dou ne”) were only a few of the terms that were used to describe the new literary genre. Yaoi is a combination of the Japanese phrases “no climax,” “no purpose,” and “no meaning,” and initially originated in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the context of djinshi (, self-published works). The word was used ironically to describe fan works that lacked professional polish and concentrated only on sexual content. In the 1990s, “boys’ love” became a catchall term for male-male romantic media in Japanese publications aimed towards female customers.
One of the ideas and topics connected to yaoi are androgynous males, commonly known as bishnen. Included in the list of ideas and concepts linked to yaoi are graphic representations of rape, female characters that are portrayed as weak or nonexistent, and stories that highlight homosociality while downplaying sociocultural homophobia. One of the hallmarks of yaoi is the practice of pairing characters in relationships based on the roles of seme, which may be translated as “sexual top” or “active pursuer,” and uke, which can be translated as “sexual bottom” or “passive pursued.” Yaoi has been well recognized all over the globe since the 1990s. This has been achieved via the licensed and unlicensed distribution of
its works around the globe and the internet dissemination of its works by Yaoi
This has been achieved via the licensed and unlicensed dissemination of its works around the globe and the internet by Yaoi fans. Research and articles on Yaoi fanworks, culture, and fandom have been
Educators and reporters from all over the world have poured their energies into studying and writing about Yaoi fanfiction, culture, and fandom.