Ah, yaoi. (／≧ω＼)
Ever since the Internet became the hub for many manga and anime fans, you WILL always find someone who has a taste for Boys’ Love (BL). It took a while for me before I became comfortable reading and watching BL manga & anime. Now I don’t mind them at all. Sometimes, I even prefer them over many shoujo series out there. Besides, almost most of the time, BL series feature incredibly HOT guys whose personalities I prefer more than many of the male characters in gyaku harem (reverse harem) series.
I don’t normally search BL titles by myself. Most of the series that I read/watch are recommended to me by fellow anime/manga fans who are also BL lovers. Those of them who are proficient in Japanese recommend listening to BLCD’s. I always reply to this recommendation with a non-committal “I’ll do that next time.” This “next time” never really happened until last month.
I was messing around Youtube, trying to search for something interesting to watch. Then for some reason, videos of BLCD recordings appeared on my “Recommended to You” list. Not really thinking too much about it, I clicked on one video. Boy, was I shocked!–in a good way, of course.
Before I knew it, I was clicking on the next video, and the next one after that, and so on. Then I began to recognize some of the seiyuu from my favourite shounen anime, and I was like $#@&!* Nanja koryaaaaa????!!! ヽ༼ ಠ益ಠ ༽ﾉ
After hyper-ventilating, I moved my shaky fingers and clicked on the next BL recording. I didn’t care about the titles. All I wanted was to listen to as much as I could. I don’t even remember most of the titles and the stories, but I DO remember the voices, especially the ones of my favourite seiyuu. Of course, I know that many of my favourite male seiyuu are also doing BLCD’s, but this is the first time that I’ve heard them in this kind of drama CD. Wow. No wonder female fans go “Kyaaaaaaaa! <insert seiyuu name>-sama! Kekkon-shite kudasai!” whenever these seiyuu have public appearances. As I thought, it doesn’t make sense that they get this kind of reception for their shounen roles. It’s because of their BL roles that they manage to create this female hysteria.
During the first week of listening to BL recordings, I alternated between horror and mirth. Horror at hearing some of my favourite seiyuu making moaning and, ahem, sucking and slurping sounds. Then mirth. . .for all the exact same reasons. Oh well.
Now that I’ve taken a taste of the world of BLCD, there’s no going back. I’m going to hunt for the proper CD’s. I can’t just settle for those short Youtube clips. I want the complete BLCD’s. (*≧艸≦)
How about you? Have you tried listening to Boys’ Love CD’s?
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