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A Yaoi Christmas – My Obsession with Yaoi/BL Manga

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Weird topic and weird way to celebrate Christmas but since my life has lately gone to hell in a handbasket.. I’m pretty much chosing to do whatever the heck keeps me afloat.. and that guys, oddly enough has been Yaoi manga.

I’m sure that I’m pretty late to this crazy train that it’s being a fujoshi, and the enjoyment of Yaoi/Bl manga and anime, but since time is relative and we can discover new things about ourselves everyday … this is my new thing from 2020 (the year from hell) … But before I start trying to explain why I’m so addicted to this genre let try and explain the terms for those like me who are new to this complex world.

Yaoi/BL– is a genre of fictional media originating in Japan that features homoerotic relationships between male characters.

Fujoshi — Girls who enjoy yaoi literally translates to “rotten girl”

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Okay, Now we know the terms (more or less). Why do I love this genre so much? I couldn’t really give an exact explanation for it; other than perfect timing. You’ll see this has been a very difficult year for everyone and we all have tried to find ways to divert our stress and worries.. Being the voracious reader that I am, I tried books and honestly it was hard. I just couldn’t focus on them.. my mind kept wondering and regardless of the genre it became a struggle. Then, quite by accident decided to pick up Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (I was trying to see if manga work as a distraction) and down the rabbit hole I went.

As you must know by now, I love romance in my books and that also extends to manga and comics, so reading BL wasn’t a big strecth, I was surprised that I hadn’t read any before. The story just flew, I was hooked. It’s so simple, sweet and funny that I adore every chapter of it (even the cliches, weird plotlines and slightly toxic relationships — it’s Manga guys)

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After that first manga I have been steadily devouring many more, some of my favorite ones are:

  • Sekaiichi Hatsukoi — I adore this one, even if it’s taking forever for the main character to accept that he s in love; and that can get on your nerves a bit it’s all part of its charm.
  • Junjou Romantica — I have to be honest that I’m partial to one particular side story of this manga and not the whole.. think of the most toxic one and there I am.. LOL.. rotten girl that I am
  • Ten Count — Quite different plot line, and i love the artwork.
  • Super Lovers — This is age gap to the exteme… and it might be inapropiate for some but I find the story as a whole sweet, when it comes to the characters relationships and growth.
  • Umibe no Etranger — This is adorable. Nothing more, nothing less.
  • Love Stage! — Hilarious, that’s the only way I can describe this manga.. 

So, after baring my fujoshi soul with you guys.. I want to ask you to share some recomendations with me… even if it isn’t manga; books and comics work fine too that you think I might enjoy..Just leave your suggestions in the comments below and Let’s share the BL love. Don’t forget if you want to help me keep on creating and making you at least smile a bit with my quirky posts just buy me a coffee (Ko-fi page) and support my work.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

As Always

Happy Reading

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