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19th Jun '17 11:48:00 PM Solle
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[[caption-width-right:250: Yuki & Toya from ''Cardcaptor Sakura'', {{fanservice}} characters that cater to some of the female readership.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: Yuki & Toya from ''Cardcaptor Sakura'', {{fanservice}} characters that cater to some of the female readership.]]
26th Apr '17 1:37:56 PM Golondrina
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular LGBTQA characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular LGBTQA characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual gay men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.



Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope GuyOnGuyIsHot, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which may consider CanonDefilement. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Zoro and Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'', or the entire cast of ''Anime/{{Free}}''.

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Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual gay subtext in the original work, due to the trope GuyOnGuyIsHot, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which may consider CanonDefilement. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Zoro and Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'', or the entire cast of ''Anime/{{Free}}''.



* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' world, quite a few groups and cultures are quite open about homosexuality. Two of Vanyel's lovers (the first and the last) are widely remembered along with him and ''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy The Last Herald-Mage]]'' has him as its main character. The series main time frame also has Firesong, who seems unable to stay celibate very long.

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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' world, quite a few groups and cultures are quite open about homosexuality.being gay. Two of Vanyel's lovers (the first and the last) are widely remembered along with him and ''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy The Last Herald-Mage]]'' has him as its main character. The series main time frame also has Firesong, who seems unable to stay celibate very long.
5th Mar '17 5:50:27 PM ShivaIndis
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* ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'''s FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Shido and his obsessive vampire dad, Cain, who longs for the days when they used to [[ThreeWaySex threesome with unfortunate human victims.]] These days, all Shido has to say to him is "IHateYouVampireDad", but Cain has all of eternity to wear him down.



* Cain and Shido of ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}''.
18th Feb '17 12:52:39 PM BrownEmolga
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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} and Josei Manga.

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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} and Josei Manga.
9th Feb '17 2:03:25 PM psionycx
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* Nico di Angelo and Will Solace in ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo''. Teenage [[SemiDivine demigod]] boys, sons of Hades and Apollo respectively. Nico is dark-haired, very broody, extremely powerful and a deadly warrior. Will is blonde, upbeat and a healer. Even Apollo himself thinks that they are cute together.
2nd Feb '17 10:27:50 PM BrownEmolga
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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} and Joseoi Manga.

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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} and Joseoi Josei Manga.
2nd Feb '17 10:27:31 PM BrownEmolga
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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} Manga.

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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi. Yaoi is a subgenre of {{Shoujo}} and Joseoi Manga.
2nd Feb '17 10:22:26 PM BrownEmolga
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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi (with the non-explicit version being Shounen-ai, also spelled Shonen-ai). Yaoi is a genre closely related to hentai, yuri, and slash (all of which have their own target audience).

But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series fanon [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhemogly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

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Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi (with the non-explicit version being Shounen-ai, also spelled Shonen-ai). Yaoi. Yaoi is a genre closely related to hentai, yuri, and slash (all subgenre of which have their own target audience).

{{Shoujo}} Manga.

But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series fanon [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhemogly overwhelmingly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.



Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. As such when it comes to appearances, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong" trope. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the FemaleGaze which is parallel to the MaleGaze (a kind of sexual objectification/fetishizing by a majority straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the standard gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Boys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (much of which is fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on). Is is rare to see (if ever) a relationship were both partners are treated and seen as equal (since Yaoi Boy characters are so heavily dependent on older heteronomative themes).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier, chemical engineer, or politician for example, since jobs like singer would be more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys (as it caters to the majority straight female audience's perspectives).

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to a form of hentai (if not already explicit).

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Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. As such when it comes to appearances, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong" trope. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the FemaleGaze which is parallel to the MaleGaze (a kind of sexual objectification/fetishizing by a majority straight audience). MaleGaze. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This youth which is heavily divergent the typical depiction of men in {{Shoujo}} and Josei manga. Some more modern works deviate from actual LGBTQA this ideal with buffer and older men that have much more diversity in appearance rather than the standard gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Boys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (much of which is fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on). Is is rare to see (if ever) a relationship were both partners are treated and seen as equal (since Yaoi Boy characters are so heavily dependent on older heteronomative themes).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier, chemical engineer, or politician for example, since jobs like singer would be more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys (as it caters to the majority straight female audience's perspectives).

{{Bishonen}} type.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to a form of hentai (if not already explicit).
stereotypes.
30th Dec '16 10:30:16 PM rjd1922
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular lgbtqa characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular lgbtqa LGBTQA characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.
23rd Dec '16 1:39:09 PM defciggy
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* Sion and Nezumi of ''LightNovel/{{No 6}}''. They've kissed on the lips (twice), they love to protect each other, they've held hands and intertwined fingers, they've cuddled, they've shared meaningful conversations, they've danced together, Nezumi has flirted with Sion, and they've slept together (not in the physical sense though). Also, Sion is quite willing to go into {{Yandere}} mode whenever Nezumi gets threatened or mocked and Nezumi has essentially claimed ownership of Sion in that one scene with the prostitute.
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