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Moto Hagio’s ‘The Heart of Thomas’ Is A Dense, Heartfelt Read [Preview]
Moto Hagio’s ‘The Heart of Thomas’ Is A Dense, Heartfelt Read [Preview]
Moto Hagio's Heart of Thomas, recently translated and released by Fantagraphics, is my first proper introduction to the shounen-ai, or "boy's love," genre of manga. I have friends who are into yaoi and boy's love, and they have been remarkably generous with their time, knowledge, and gag gifts of yaoi versions of comics I like, but it isn't quite my thing...
American Yaoi: A Look at Three Man-on-Man Webcomics for Women
American Yaoi: A Look at Three Man-on-Man Webcomics for Women
Yaoi has been around for more than thirty years, and it provides a livelihood for several publishers and creators in Japan and Korea. It also supports a thriving fan community, to the point where there are bookstores in Tokyo that sell professional-quality collections of fan-produced yaoi. Because the internet encourages the same sort of niche community-building that seems to come naturally in Japan, we're seeing the emergence of female-oriented male/male webcomics in English. These series, like Teahouse, Artifice, and The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, might not be considered yaoi by purists, but yaoi provides the precedent and the frame of reference.
Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Buying Lolicon Manga
Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Buying Lolicon Manga
Manga collector Christopher Handley was sentenced to 6 months in prison last Thursday, after importing lolicon and yaoi manga from Japan that the federal government deemed obscene and prosecuted under the PROTECT Act of 2003, which states that any obscene illustrations, sculptures, computer-generated pictures or other imagery that depicts minors in sexual situations will be treated no differently
Highway to the YAOI ZONE
Highway to the YAOI ZONE
"Questionable Content" has released its newest shirt: YAOI ZONE. While it sounds like one of the lesser-known levels from Sonic the Hedgehog, I somehow get the feeling that it probably involves a lot fewer robots turning into woodland creatures and a lot more nubile young men filled with forbidden longings...