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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Trailer

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Osaka Bans Boys Love Manga

Osaka has classified a variety of boys love (or yaoi) manga as “harmful publications” and placed restrictions on their sale and distribution.

The new restrictionspreviously covered here, ban under 18s from buying or reading the publications in question, which in practice means the rags will be consigned to the “adult corner” along with actual pornography. Their circulation will likely be adversely affected as a result.

The standards for inclusion as a “harmful publication” are extremely easy to apply – if more than 10% of the pages, or more than 10 pages outright, deal with sex the manga can be classed as harmful. 8 magazines have so far been designated as such.

For a thick magazine with many hundreds of pages, 10 pages of content dealing with “sex, etc.” may well be a very low proportion of the overall content, making a large number of publications potentially bannable.

Osaka’s governor recently began talking about adopting copycat legislation based on Tokyo’s loli ban, but it went further by singling out BL manga.

Just why it is necessary to ban girls from reading stories about homosexual men has never been effectively explained – the stories cannot promote sodomy amongst girls as they are incapable of performing it, and nor is it likely they are turning girls into sexual predators intent on raping men or boys. Most girls of that age are already sexually active in any case.

Sheer moral hysteria, for its own sake, seems the only plausible explanation.

source: sankakucomplex

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Takanaga Hinako Interview by The Yaoi Review

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BL Anime: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

This is different from the OVA which will be released this March 22, 2011.

Release date: April 2011

Synopsis: Onodera Ritsu has just transferred from his father’s publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses path with the person he’d least expected to meet. Takano Masamune is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu’s been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Takano unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye: Takano is actually Saga, Ritsu’s senpai and high school love, whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.

Character Voice:

Kondou Takashi as Onodera Ritsu

Konishi Katsuyuki as Takano Masamune

Producer: Studio Deen

Director: Kon Chiaki

Original Artist: Nakamura Shungiku

Manga Publisher: Asuka Comics CL DX

Wallpaper: 1280 x 1024

Official Site: Sekai-Ichi

Official Twitter: @marukawashoten

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Koisuru Boukun OVA 2 (Chinese Subbed)

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Ayano Yamane’s Finder Series BL Manga Gets Anime

Anime’s storyboards already done for planned Spring 2011 release

Manga creator Ayano Yamane revealed at her Yaoi-Con panel on Saturday that an anime adaptation of her Finder Series boys-love manga is in production. The storyboards have already been done, and the cast will be announced soon. The anime is planned for release next spring.

source: ann

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35DOBLM: Day 3

35DOBLM: 03. Your favorite work by your favorite mangaka

Illumination

Warning: Lots of spoilers, I cannot avoid narrating some parts, sorry. It’s my favorite as well so I was kinda talkative >_>

Illumination is a three part story. The first one is simple. Gay guy is in a unrequited love with his (straight) guy best friend for many years already and eventually this gay guy meets another gay guy who falls in love with him. Simple right? Nah-uh. What I definitely love in the first story was that in a certain sexuality, one may lean to the homosexuality, one may dislike the idea of leaning to homosexuality and one that stays in his comfort zone. There’s also the idea of choosing the best option which will make everyone satisfied. But in this case, Mikita Ryuuji(the one with unrequited love) chooses to be alone rather than grabbing the chance Koya Naomi gave him to make sure that his feelings IS love. But Sudo Kiyotoshi(whom Mikita slept with once) comes along and confesses that he loves Mikita. It’s a messed up love triangle. No one is supposed to be happy and sad. Nobody here has left something behind. And with Miki’s decision, they are back from where they started. But in a different kind of situation. I also loved how Yamashita Tomoko concentrated on each character here. It’s not unique but the narration and dialog is definitely priceless.

The second story is beautiful as well. I love how one states that there’s something more than love. There’s something more than happiness and there’s something more than sadness. The meaning is deep. Yamashita Tomoko allows our minds to flow freely in this one. And there’s also the setting, it’s in contrast. It’s winter and yet they were in the veranda sipping a cup of coffee. Kind of telling the readers that even though one may dislike something so much it wouldn’t even hurt to just stay as is. There’s freedom in every person. Also, the discussion was failed love and regret. It didn’t point out that they were in love. Once again, it’s up to you.

The third story was in a girl’s perspective, Nakahisa. I love how natural the story is delivered. She’s supposed to be in love with Akai and here’s Tokame, a light music club member, whom she thinks is gay. “I realized it one day, Tokame looked at Akai with the same gaze as I did.” This line was striking. There’s suspense in her words. But in contrast of what she thought, she began befriending Tokame and thinks that Tokame’s love for Akai is greater than hers. Which in my opinion is never true, in most cases so to speak. One cannot love another greater than anyone who can love him.(Did I make sense?*facedesk*)Anyway, Nakahisa is one of the greatest narrators for a BL. And if I’m not mistaken, she’s the first one I’ve encountered that did a narration.

The fourth story was of Shichibe Youhei and his childhood friend. Again with the simple plot but with a deep meaning. Relationship is focused here but not just with one but with many, particularly with 5 people. In life there are circumstances when even the smallest thing we have done for a person is brought to the heavens until he dies. It is safe and locked in his memories that little thing that you did.

The last story didn’t leave a big impression to me. Sorry.

That’s all. (scrolls up) WOW WHAT DID I JUST DO?! So long…


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