Category Archives: Boys Love

Redefining the Rotten Fandom of the Rotten Yaoi Genre

Hello, folks! Can you believe that Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS) is now on our sixth blog tour? Wow! For this month, our Chief Creative Officer LynLyn gave us the topic titled “Team”. Three members have kick-started this tour already, and I’m honoured to follow after our President Katrina Sade (Grimm Girl) with her perceptive post “When We Fetish Yaoi”. Please make sure to read it.

“Team” Blog Tour Topic

June is known as “Pride Month” within the LGBT & Queer communities in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred at the end of June in 1969. At OWLS, we strongly support individuals who are part of the LGBT & Queer communities as well as individuals who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Team” functions in two ways: 1) allows individuals to show their support to the LGBT & Queer communities and 2) allows LGBT & Queer communities to express their love to whoever they want.

So for the “Team” topic, we will be discussing our favorite LGBT & Queer characters in anime and other pop culture related media, the impact of the yaoi and yuri genre within LGBT & Queer communities, our personal stories involving gender/sexual orientation, and etc.

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10 Signs That You’ve Watched Too Much Yuri on Ice (Part 2)

FUJINSEI KEMPO
Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way
~Cross-shishou

Osu! I’m back again, shokun, for the second part of this 2-part lesson series. I hope that last week’s lesson, “10 Signs That You’ve Watched Too Much Yuri on Ice (Part 1)”, helped you understand yourself better regarding your Yuri!!! on ICE watching habits. Let’s start today’s lesson, shall we? Osu!


10 Signs That You’ve Watched Too Much Yuri!!! on ICE (Part 2)

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10 Signs That You’ve Watched Too Much Yuri on Ice (Part 1)

FUJINSEI KEMPO
Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way
~Cross-shishou

Osu! Greetings, shokun! It’s been a while, isn’t it? I hope that you are still working hard on embracing your inner otaku, and ultimately achieve enlightenment the Otaku Way. Our lesson for today is about the anime phenomenon that is called Yuri!!! on ICE. If you’re an anime fan, you must’ve at least heard of this anime. If you’re already an Icer, then this lesson is for you, as you may be in danger of watching “too much” Yuri on Ice. This is part 1 of a 2-part lesson series. Shall we start? Osu!


10 Signs That You’ve Watched Too Much Yuri!!! on ICE (Part 1)

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Arria’s Top 4 Shounen-Ai Manga (With Hot Bishies, of course!)

You should see the expression on my face as I write this post. I’m beside myself with giddiness and excitement that I’m finally, actually, really writing this post. Besides my Yuri on Ice posts, I haven’t really written any BL-centric posts here. I’m remedying that and will start posting more BL content from now on. Yay yay!

But I’ll take it easy for this post, so as not to shock you too much with the hardcore stuff that I usually read. More of that coming soon. The following are my top 4 recommended shounen-ai manga. Shounen-ai focuses more on the love and friendship between two male protagonists, as opposed to the sexual relations usually found in yaoi. So these 4 manga are more for the pure-hearted. (wink wink) They are my absolute favourites. I highly recommend all of them.


Arria’s Top 4 Shounen-Ai Manga

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A Yuri on Ice Dream: Love is Love, Gay or Not (OWLS Blog Tour)

Happy February, my dear folks! I’m super excited to kick off this month’s OWLS Blog Tour. For the full schedule of tour stops by all the participating members, click here. I hope you enjoy my tour post. Thank you.

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Yuri on Ice “Flight” Blog Tour

An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an ambition that he or she wants to achieve. However, for this blog tour, we are going to look at “flight” in different lenses: the underdog’s dream, the possibilities that Yuri on Ice allows viewers to think about, and also the dangers of greed and ignorance that can influence one’s dream.

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