Tag: scarlet beriko

On the Bitches of Boys Love: the pornographic response of Japan’s rotten women

Who knew that one day I will write an academic article which made me read quite a lot of nasty boys love manga. But that is life.

Fujojocast #12: Gay Manga Dialogues with Thomas Baudinette (Part 2)

I am finally back from check republic1 with the second part of my conversation with Thomas Baudinette on gay manga. In the last episode, we talked about Tom’s research, how he stumbled upon gay manga, and how this genre is consumed by readers in Japan. […]

The 2017 Dangerous Boys Love (BL) Manga

2016 was quite surreal as seemingly impossible things just got real. From the deaths of our cultural heroes to the figure skating anime we never realised we actually needed, 2016 was exceptionally cray. 2016’s BL titles were no exception.    The 2017 list of BL’s “dangerous” titles, […]

My favourite manga reads in 2016

  2016. What a year. It’s been a tough year for many of us and personally, it was a challenging one. I was so busy with the last stretch of my dissertation that I hardly read any manga at all! When things finally slowed down […]

The BL Manga Starter Kit

I’d like to think of this BL Starter Kit as Pandora’s Box. When Airin raised the idea to me, I was obscenely curious over what she had to say. In fact, I’ve been very curious what titles people suggested because getting someone started on BL […]

42. Minori no Te (Minori’s Hand) by Scarlet Beriko

A friend of mine and I were once talking about the value of hands in BL. Yaoi hands aside, we were wondering how there are some writers who value the very action of touching more than anything in BL. Beyond sex and all those things, […]

The dangerous Boys Love (BL) manga of 2016

Another year. Another set of dangerous boys love (BL) manga for us to read and enjoy! Here’s this list Kono BL ga Yabai list!