produced by academics and journalists from all around the world. : Mangamefi

The emergence of gods may be attributed to the prayers of humanity. That’s how

we heard from the “Yaoi” God. Yaoi God believes that a person’s gender is

immaterial to their love for another, whereas Moon God believes that men and

women should wed. What will happen when Yaoi’s forward-thinking ideas collide

with Moon’s more traditional ones?


Yaoi (/jai/; Japanese: [ja.o.i]) refers to works of literature that include homoerotic relationships between male characters and originated in Japan. It’s a thing that the wasei-eigo construction men enjoy (, bizu rabu), and the abbreviation for it is BL (, beru). [a] Although it may appeal to and be created by males, this genre is distinct from the bara (, lit. ‘rose’) category of homoerotic media aimed at gay men. This is something that is traditionally created by women for women, while males are capable of making it as well. Manga, anime, drama CDs, novels, video games, television shows, films, and fan works are all included. Some Western fans and commentators may use “Boys’ love” or “BL,” however the word “yaoi” is far more common in everyday use. Japan and the rest of Asia use the terms “Boys’ love” and “BL” to refer to this genre of media.


In the 1970s, the genre made its debut in the subgenre of shjo manga, sometimes known as comics for girls. Names for the new literary trend included shnen-ai (literally “boy love”), tanbi (literally “aestheticism”), and June (literally “dou ne”). As a combination of “yama nashi,” ” ochi nashi,” and ” imi nashi,” which together imply “no climax,” “no point,” and “no meaning,” the word “yaoi” initially originated in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the context of djinshi (, self-published works) culture. The word was used ironically to describe poorly written fan fiction that ignored storyline and character development in favor of explicit sexual content. Later, in the 1990s, “boys’ love” became a catchall euphemism for male-male romantic media in Japanese periodicals aimed to female consumers.


One of the ideas and conceptions linked to yaoi are bishnen, or androgynous males. In addition to these characteristics, yaoi is also characterized by a lack of emphasis on female characters, tales that focus on homosociality while downplaying sociocultural homophobia, and graphic descriptions of rape. One of the defining features of yaoi is the practice of pairing characters in relationships according to the roles of seme (sexual top) and uke (sexual bottom) or aggressive pursuer and passive pursued. The 1990s saw the beginning of Yaoi’s global expansion. 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

fans. Research and articles on Yaoi fanworks, culture, and fandom have been

produced by academics and journalists from all around the world.

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