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The Japanese name for Yaoi Fangirl is fujoshi (a pun that translates loosely as "rotten girl"). Because of how common this archetype is shown in Otaku media when they want to have fangirls show up, the term is often misused to mean "female {{Otaku}}". Otaku girls who like seeing fictional boys in ''hetero'' relationships rather than homo tend to be called "yumejoshi" ("dreamer/delusional girl", based on the idea that she reads too much ''Magazine/HanaToYume'') instead to clear up the confusion. Male fans of yaoi are called fudanshi (loosely, "rotten man"), and tend to also read [[BaraGenre Bara]]. In any case, Yaoi Fanboys are vanishingly rare in fiction, and if one appears, he is most likely depicted as a {{crossdresser}} or [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday keep having to clarify his sexuality]] if shown as masculine.

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The Japanese name for Yaoi Fangirl is fujoshi ''fujoshi'' (a pun that translates loosely as "rotten girl"). Because of how common this archetype is shown in Otaku media when they want to have fangirls show up, the term is often misused to mean "female {{Otaku}}". Otaku girls who like seeing fictional boys in ''hetero'' relationships rather than homo tend to be called "yumejoshi" ("dreamer/delusional girl", based on the idea that she reads too much ''Magazine/HanaToYume'') instead to clear up the confusion. Male fans of yaoi are called fudanshi ''fudanshi'' (loosely, "rotten man"), and tend to also read [[BaraGenre Bara]]. In any case, Yaoi Fanboys are vanishingly rare in fiction, and if one appears, he is most likely depicted as a {{crossdresser}} or [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday keep having to clarify his sexuality]] if shown as masculine.


* [[SerialKiller Genocide Jack/Genocider Syo]] of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' describes herself as a fujoshi, in contrast to [[spoiler:her SplitPersonality Toko Fukawa]]'s seething hatred of anime and manga. A FanTranslation has her call herself a [[{{Pun}} slasher]].

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* [[SerialKiller Genocide Jack/Genocider Syo]] of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' describes herself as a fujoshi, in contrast to [[spoiler:her SplitPersonality Toko Fukawa]]'s seething hatred of anime and manga. A FanTranslation has her call herself a [[{{Pun}} slasher]].


* Kanbaru of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has an entire room full of BL. Interestingly enough, she might be a lesbian (it's unclear if she is attracted to Koyomi and thus bi or if he only thinks she is attracted to him as he is a self-centered unreliable narrator)but that's TruthInTelevision, as there are lesbian yaoi fangirls.

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* Kanbaru of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has an entire room full of BL. Interestingly enough, she might be a lesbian (it's unclear if she is attracted to (though her behaviour towards Koyomi and thus bi or if he only thinks suggests she is attracted to him as he is a self-centered unreliable narrator)but that's TruthInTelevision, as may have some bisexuality) but then there are many lesbian yaoi fangirls.



* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan W'' has a CanonForeigner named Tsuruko who's part of an alien doujin circle and wrote a yaoi book about the series' male lead Mahiro. Over the course of the season she makes several attempts to meet him in person...never realizing that he'd be '''far''' from happy to see her (his reaction to the doujin was utter horror and disgust, followed by [[KillItWithFire burning it]]).

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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan W'' has a CanonForeigner named Tsuruko who's part of an alien doujin circle and wrote a yaoi book about the series' male lead Mahiro. Over the course of the season she makes several attempts to meet him in person... never realizing that he'd be '''far''' from happy to see her (his reaction to the doujin was utter horror and disgust, followed by [[KillItWithFire burning it]]).

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* [[https://www.deviantart.com/gear-boy/art/Fan-Girls-511826516 Geargirl]] goes absolutely ''ballistic'' when Series/{{Sherlock}} and Moriarty don't actually kiss.


Obviously TruthInTelevision, particularly in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}; notably, RealLife yaoi fangirl stereotypes changed over the years, particularly in the West. In UsefulNotes/TheNoughties, yaoi fangirls would often be associated with Website/DeviantArt and Website/FanFictionDotNet and would be stereotyped as overly-vocal and -fervent "teenybopper" types in their early teens (or with the maturity of young teenagers). Later, in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, the stereotype became less pointed and, well, less of a stereotype. Aside from becoming more associated with Website/{{Tumblr}}, it became more common to see increased integration with (and activity from) the real-life LGBTFanbase[[note]]who often genuinely want to see more representation of themselves in media, as opposed to liking [[Manga/{{Naruto}} NaruSasu]] merely because "it's so kawaiiiii"[[/note]] as well as many fans growing up, leading to a generally quieter and more mature fan archetype often in its late teens to mid-twenties.

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Obviously TruthInTelevision, particularly in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}; notably, RealLife yaoi fangirl stereotypes changed over the years, particularly in the West. In UsefulNotes/TheNoughties, UsefulNotes/TheOughts, yaoi fangirls would often be associated with Website/DeviantArt and Website/FanFictionDotNet [[Website/FanFictionDotNet FanFiction.net]] and would be stereotyped as overly-vocal and -fervent "teenybopper" types in their early teens (or with the maturity of young teenagers). Later, in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, the stereotype became less pointed and, well, less of a stereotype. Aside from becoming more associated with Website/{{Tumblr}}, it became more common to see increased integration with (and activity from) the real-life LGBTFanbase[[note]]who often genuinely want to see more representation of themselves in media, as opposed to liking [[Manga/{{Naruto}} NaruSasu]] merely because "it's so kawaiiiii"[[/note]] as well as many fans growing up, leading to a generally quieter and more mature fan archetype often in its late teens to mid-twenties.



** Archive Of Our Own ([=AO3=] for short) seems to be the newest playing field for the fangirls - the tagging system makes it really easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

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** Archive Of Our Own Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn ([=AO3=] for short) seems to be the newest playing field for the fangirls - the tagging system makes it really easy to find exactly what you're looking for.


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* Gannet's sister Gracie in ''Webcomic/{{Avialae}}'' is shown wearing a ''Anime/{{Free}}'' t-shirt and [[https://yaoi.biz/avialae/chapter-1/page-33 thinking that Bailey's flustered explanation]] that he was "[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow taking care of]]" a [[PlayingSick sick]] Gannet would be a good plot for a {{doujinshi}}.


The Japanese name for Yaoi Fangirl is fujoshi (a pun that translates loosely as "rotten girl"). Because of how common this archetype is shown in Otaku media when they want to have fangirls show up, the term is often misused to mean "female {{Otaku}}". Otaku girls who like seeing fictional boys in relationships with ''themselves'' (or hetero pairings in general) tend to be called "yumejoshi" ("dreamer/delusional girl") instead to clear up the confusion. Male fans of yaoi are called fudanshi (loosely, "rotten man"), and tend to also read [[BaraGenre Bara]]. In any case, Yaoi Fanboys are vanishingly rare in fiction, and if one appears, he is most likely depicted as a {{crossdresser}} or [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday keep having to clarify his sexuality]] if shown as masculine.

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The Japanese name for Yaoi Fangirl is fujoshi (a pun that translates loosely as "rotten girl"). Because of how common this archetype is shown in Otaku media when they want to have fangirls show up, the term is often misused to mean "female {{Otaku}}". Otaku girls who like seeing fictional boys in ''hetero'' relationships with ''themselves'' (or hetero pairings in general) rather than homo tend to be called "yumejoshi" ("dreamer/delusional girl") girl", based on the idea that she reads too much ''Magazine/HanaToYume'') instead to clear up the confusion. Male fans of yaoi are called fudanshi (loosely, "rotten man"), and tend to also read [[BaraGenre Bara]]. In any case, Yaoi Fanboys are vanishingly rare in fiction, and if one appears, he is most likely depicted as a {{crossdresser}} or [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday keep having to clarify his sexuality]] if shown as masculine.


* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'': Vert is a huge yaoi fangirl. Guess all those FPS/TPS of [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} bald]] [[Franchise/{{Halo}} space]] [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar marines]] and the constant implied homolust being all male have made her a yaoi fangirl.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'': Vert is a huge yaoi fangirl. Guess all those FPS/TPS of [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} bald]] [[Franchise/{{Halo}} space]] [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar marines]] and the constant implied homolust being all male have made her a yaoi fangirl. She also has some yumejoshi traits, since she's a fan of otome games, plugging for Creator/{{Otomate}} in particular.


* Lunalu of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''. It's revealed in one of her Fate Episodes that one of the romance novels she's so fond of centers around a male couple. She also apparently made various paintings of men hugging while naked, which Vyrn [[TheUnReveal somehow assumed to be killing each other]], which Lunalu blames on her art style and lack of good reference.

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* Lunalu of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''. It's revealed in one of her Fate Episodes that one of the romance novels she's so fond of centers around a male couple. She also apparently made various paintings of men hugging while naked, which Vyrn [[TheUnReveal somehow assumed to be killing each other]], which Lunalu blames on her art style and lack of good reference. She's also audibly excited at the prospect of being surrounded by various males (unfortunately, her sprite's expression doesn't change to reflect that). Lyria even assumes Lunalu has an eye problem after she mentions [[{{Chuunibyou}} an evil eye]].


* ''Manga/{{Barakamon}}'': Tama is fan of Yaoi and frequently ship the male members of the cast, notably her OTP Hiroshi and Seishu. She imagine a guy-only LoveDodecahedron around them, and have a HeroicBSOD over finding out that there is not much [[OneHeadTaller size difference]] between them.

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* ''Manga/{{Barakamon}}'': Tama is a closet fan of Yaoi and frequently ship the male members of the cast, notably her OTP Hiroshi and Seishu. She imagine a guy-only LoveDodecahedron around them, and have a HeroicBSOD over finding out that there is not much [[OneHeadTaller size difference]] between them. [[BerserkButton She also goes berserk whenever she thinks someone found her out]].


* Lunalu of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''. It's revealed in one of her Fate Episodes that one of the romance novels she's so fond of centers around a male couple.

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* Lunalu of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''. It's revealed in one of her Fate Episodes that one of the romance novels she's so fond of centers around a male couple. She also apparently made various paintings of men hugging while naked, which Vyrn [[TheUnReveal somehow assumed to be killing each other]], which Lunalu blames on her art style and lack of good reference.


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* Hitomi, the pink Ranger in ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX'', is heavily implied to be one in the main universe and confirmed in an alternate universe side story, and her status is mostly PlayedForLaughs. Her PornStash gets discovered by a new Ranger, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny which traumatizes the poor bastard]]. Her friend Maria, the Yellow Ranger, is also implied to be one, but she's also AmbiguouslyBi.
* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' makes Sakura into one of these. This is implied to be the result of her less then stable mental state, as she will forcibly get the men together.

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* Hitomi, the pink Ranger in ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX'', ''Fanfic/PowerRangersGPX'', is heavily implied to be one in the main universe and confirmed in an alternate universe side story, and her status is mostly PlayedForLaughs. Her PornStash gets discovered by a new Ranger, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny which traumatizes the poor bastard]].bastard. Her friend Maria, the Yellow Ranger, is also implied to be one, but she's also AmbiguouslyBi.
* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'' makes Sakura into one of these. This is implied to be the result of her less then stable mental state, as she will forcibly get the men together.


** In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', her movie script in episode 9 is centered around a {{Meido}} [[TournamentArc tournament]], with Kyon and Itsuki winning and becoming a couple, which causes Mikuru [[CrowningMomentOfFunny to become confused and stop thinking]].

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** In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', her movie script in episode 9 is centered around a {{Meido}} [[TournamentArc tournament]], {{tournament|Arc}}, with Kyon and Itsuki winning and becoming a couple, which causes Mikuru [[CrowningMomentOfFunny to become confused and stop thinking]].thinking.


* Thanks to a real life event to celebrate the ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue Riot of Summer 2012]]'', Creator/AoiYuuki got the FanNickname [[JustForPun Y.Aoi]] because she was shipping ''anything'' yaoi related[[note]]Creator/YuuichiNakamura had a hard time looking at the screen while Azrael was presented thanks to the reflection of the screen which Creator/HirokiYasumoto teases him that he's into yaoi, and then Creator/AoiYuuki jumped in full speed ahead never looking back[[/note]], and that she was also OneOfUs.

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* Thanks to a real life event to celebrate the ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue Riot of Summer 2012]]'', Creator/AoiYuuki got the FanNickname [[JustForPun Y.Aoi]] because she was shipping ''anything'' yaoi related[[note]]Creator/YuuichiNakamura had a hard time looking at the screen while Azrael was presented thanks to the reflection of the screen which Creator/HirokiYasumoto teases him that he's into yaoi, and then Creator/AoiYuuki jumped in full speed ahead never looking back[[/note]], and that she was also OneOfUs.JustForFun/OneOfUs.


** Archive Of Our Own (AO3 for short) seems to be the newest playing field for the fangirls - the tagging system makes it really easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

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** Archive Of Our Own (AO3 ([=AO3=] for short) seems to be the newest playing field for the fangirls - the tagging system makes it really easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

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