I happened across a really interesting article about yaoi recently and since HFG has featured a lot of yaoi artwork, I thought I'd mention it here.
"Yaoi For Parents, A Crash Course in Boys' Love" is a three-part series by Shaenon K. Garrity on Graphic Novel Review that is a great introduction for anyone that's unfamiliar with it. Even if you're a fan, it's still an interesting read. My favorite part of the series is probably the first part, which gives a nice history of yaoi's origins.
Each part is kind of long but the read is well worth your time. Check out the links below to read the series:
Part One: The History of Yaoi
Part Two: Why Yaoi?
Part Three: Reading Yaoi
The hot guys return in the next post!
Monday, September 28, 2009
This isn't exactly a very well-known series and the fact that it only aired over the Internet in Japan (and never on TV) doesn't help things. The Wikipedia entry makes the show sound interesting, though. This series is not yet licensed for release in America but it seems like one of those underrated shows that a fan-centric company could bring over.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Crimson Spell is a yaoi manga by Yamane Ayano. The story is sort of a sexual Jekyll and Hyde. A young prince is cursed and enlists the help of a sorcerer to help him lift the curse. The curse turns him into a bloodthirsty (and horny) demon at night. The only way the sorcerer can subdue the demon is to have sex with him. The prince never has any memories of anything he does as the demon.
Crimson Spell is available in English in America from Kitty Media.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Most of the pics come from the manga, although there are a couple of anime pics too.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Today's post features more of the guys from the long-running shoujo manga Skip Beat. In the last Skip Beat post, I mentioned trying to find some anime artwork. I've found that there really isn't much of it out there. Despite that, I have included one anime pic.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Yasashii Ryuu no Koroshikata (aka The Killing Method of A Kind Dragon) is a light novel and manga series by Tsumori Tokio and Katou Eriko. I don't know much about this series (and the description on Manga-Updates is only semi-helpful) but I do know that the art drew my eye.
This series has yet to be licensed for release in America. After seeing this art, one can dream.