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Ohno makes her thoughts on yaoi abundantly clear.

"No manga writer would have ever imagined the kind of kinky activities you come up with for the characters they created.
So take a bow, and a Ritalin, oh crazed babe of the bishies. We take off our hats to you. But only our hats."

A female otaku who enjoys anime and manga featuring handsome men engaged in homoerotic relationships. The main difference between a Yaoi Fangirl and Guy on Guy Is Hot is that the former are interested in homoromantic/homoerotic fiction and/or fanfiction and/or Shipping, whereas the latter enjoy watching men make out. You can pretty much assume that all yaoi fangirls think Guy on Guy Is Hot, but not all women who think Guy on Guy Is Hot are yaoi fangirls.

The Japanese name for Yaoi Fangirl is fujoshi (a pun that translates loosely as "rotten girl"). Because of how commonly 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 to imagine themselves in straight relationships with fictional boys rather than shipping them with other boys tend to be called "yumejoshi" ("dreamer/delusional girl", derived from "yume shousetsu", a Japanese term for a type of Self-Insert Fic) instead to clear up the confusion. Male fans of yaoi are called fudanshi (loosely, "rotten man"), and tend to also read Bara. In any case, Yaoi Fanboys are vanishingly rare in fiction, and if one appears, he is most likely depicted as a crossdresser or desperately clarifying his sexuality if shown as masculine. On the other hand, they're way easier to find in Boy's Love itself or works leaning on those themes, with the fanboy commonly used as an Audience Surrogate (in the sense that he's enjoying a genre he "shouldn't") or comparing the yaoi he reads with the romance right in front of his face.

Yaoi Fangirls are somewhat infamous due to the subsets that think Het Is Ew and engage in ukefication. In series where Yaoi Fangirls are seen, at least one joke will be made that involves the yaoi fangirl's dirty imagination and at least one of the male characters. This often goes hand in hand with said yaoi fangirl having a (usually rare for fictional girls) nosebleed.

Obviously Truth in Television, particularly in Japan; notably, Real Life yaoi fangirl stereotypes changed over the years, particularly in the West, with the stay-at-home moms who watched Star Trek: The Original Series being deemed as the origin for this arcetype. In The 2000s, yaoi fangirls would often be associated with DeviantArt and and would be stereotyped as overly-vocal and -fervent "teenybopper" types in their early teens (or with the maturity of young teenagers), often with a tendency to subject perceived female "love rivals" to spiteful treatment. Later, in The New '10s, the stereotype became less pointed and, well, less of a stereotype. Aside from becoming more associated with Tumblr, it became more common to see increased integration with (and activity from) the real-life LGBT Fanbasenote  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. While the stereotype that Yaoi Fangirls tend to engage in Die for Our Ship towards fictional female characters died down, it saw another shift late into the 2010s after a few rather notorious incidents of death threats being sent to the authors of such works for not fulfilling the wishes of the fangirls.

Although most of them don't mind showing their interest, it's not infrequent for fujoshis (and possibly fudanshi) to be bullied and deal with negative stereotypes, causing most of them to be Closet Geeks.

This character type is less common in anime than the Cosplay Otaku Girl, due to this character type having less appeal to male anime fans. With the rise in otaku characters in The New '10s, both character archetypes tend to be combined and even expanded into including yumejoshi characteristics due to the aforementioned misconception that "fujoshi" means "generic otaku girl".

See also Slash Fic, Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls, Guy on Guy Is Hot, Het Is Ew. Compare Yuri Fan and Girl on Girl Is Hot for the female-on-female equivalents. Related to the Fag Hag.


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  • Adekan:
    • Kojiro's little sister Aguri is implied to be one, frequently catching Kojiro and Shiro in compromising positions and laughing when Kojiro stutters in embarrassment and denies it.
    • While Aguri mainly seems amused by her big brother's antics. Wakabayashi's older sister, on the other hand, is a full-blown fujoshi who disguises herself as a fortune teller and recommends lotion sumo as a solution to the main male characters' personal problems in a side story.
  • Ai Kora:
    • Yukari Tsukino is secretly part of a yaoi doujin group, as Maeda discovers when he goes to visit her during summer break.
    • A few show up in a scene where Haiji is competing with Ayame to win Maeda's love. "Beautiful male love!" indeed.
  • Yaoi fangirls occasionally pop up in Ai Ore! Love Me!. One noticeable scene is where Ran is getting a bit too close to the Bifauxnen Mizuki, which causes a couple of girls near-by to fangirl over them.
  • Sazanka from Aquarion Evol is a yaoi fangirl and even has the ability to corrode things.
  • In Asobi Asobase, Hanako Honda discovers Kasumi Nomura writing smutty yaoi novels, to the latter's great embarrassment. When Hanako questions why Kasumi likes BL despite being an androphobe, Kasumi says that 2-D stuff is fine since they aren't real men and they don't hit on women.
  • Barakamon: Tama is a closet fan of Yaoi and frequently ships the male members of the cast, notably her OTP Hiroshi and Seishu. She imagines a guy-only Love Dodecahedron around them and has a Heroic BSoD over finding out that there is not much size difference between them. She also goes berserk whenever she thinks someone found her out.
  • Meirin from Black Butler. Especially evident when she nosebleeds upon witnessing a naked guy (who has the default mindset and body of a dog) being held in Sebastian's arms and licking his face. She also tends to get quite excited whenever she suspects Sebastian is flirting with Ciel, despite the fact that she has a crush on Sebastian herself.
  • BL Metamorphosis is about shy 17-year-old Urara Sayama, who's a longtime BL fan but tries to hide it from most people, and her unlikely Intergenerational Friendship with Yuki Ichinoi, a 75-year-old widow who buys a volume of BL manga out of curiosity and finds herself enjoying it.
  • Chizuru Honshou from Bleach. She certainly loved seeing Ichigo on top of Renji in the school hallway, during a certain Not What It Looks Like scene...
  • Butterflies, Flowers: Choko's fellow Office Ladies, who all know about the department's Wholesome Crossdresser, are totally cool with him getting all touchy-feely with their hot boss.
  • Not in the anime, but in one of the Code Geass sound dramas, there is a scene where Milly teases Shirley about being turned on by the idea of Suzaku and Lelouch getting it on. Shirley had already gotten a nosebleed and passed out, so we don't get to hear her response to this. Lampshade Hanging, much, writers?
    • C.C. gets in on this in one of the Knight/Queen short manga compilations. She tells Lelouch that he owes it to the show's female fans to put on some fanservice with Suzaku, and (while acting as a Date Peeper) tries to get him to do things like hold Suzaku's hand or gaze longingly into his eyes. When Lelouch orders Suzaku to undress, C.C. gets flustered...but when it turns out he's just offering Suzaku a nicer change of clothing, she throws one of her cue cards at his head.
  • Nijino-sensei in Comic Girls. She has been that since her high school years and is still a fujoshi — for example, she ships characters for Shōnen manga written by a certain Wing V, which happens to be one of her students.
  • In CUTE×GUY whenever the tall and handsome Jun and the short and cute Mitsuru meet after school they attract these like flies despite not being a couple because they look so much like a Seme and an Uke out on a date. Jun making flirtatious comments towards Misturu doesn't help, nor does the fact that Jun does have a crush on Mitsuru but they still aren't a gay couple as Jun is really a gender bent girl.
  • Lenalee in this scene from episode 94 where she blushes upon seeing Lavi glomp Allen in the anime in D.Gray-Man. Not only that but afterwards, she keeps on staring at them together as though she's totally fascinated. Kind of makes the fact that most real-life yaoi fangirls hate her pretty hilarious.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl Plucky Comic Relief Kiko in Darker than Black only sticks with her job because she can watch Boys' Love anime at work. In the OVA, Mayu is revealed to be even crazier than Kiko, writing the resident Chick Magnet into her smutty yaoi fanfic.
  • D.N.Angel:
    • In episode 14 Satoshi rescues Daisuke from the pool and gives him CPR after he nearly drowns with all of the girls who were watching getting embarrassed/excited and calling it a "boy to boy kiss!"
    • The Yaoi Fangirls made a comeback when Daisuke fell ill at school and Satoshi carried him bridal-style to the infirmary. One of their female classmates is blushing and gushing in the background that "They look so good together!!", weirding out the boy standing next to her.
    • In episode 17 Daisuke and Satoshi are at the beach on a school trip and Satoshi helps dig Daisuke out of the sand. Some girls watching end up mistaking them for being gay for each other. Daisuke tries to deny it and asks Satoshi to agree with him but Satoshi smiles and says "Who knows?" causing the girls to squeal.
    • In episode 19 Daisuke and Satoshi are cast as the princess and prince of a school play respectively and it's said that they have to perform a love scene. The girls hearing this are shown to blush and get really excited.
    • In episode 20 there's a lot of girls in class that are shown to smile and look really excited when Satoshi and Daisuke perform a love scene for the play.
  • Nearly every female otaku introduced in Don't Become an Otaku, Shinozaki-san!. One in particular, Ayu, can only get over her Shrinking Violet personality when discussing her favorite Yaoi pairings.
  • After Kaneru from Doujin Work gets introduced to yaoi doujinshi works as inspiration for her own material, her imagination tends to go rampant whenever she sees males interact.
    • In the manga, when drawing nude pictures of Justice, Tsuyuri drew a Justice and Hoshi yaoi scene... Much to Justice's distaste, considering he despises Hoshi.
  • Excel Excel of Excel♡Saga fantasizes about the men she is infatuated with (Il Palazzo and Key the Rock Idol) being a couple in one episode.
  • In Fairy Tail, the only thing that can make Juvia more of a Smitten Teenage Girl around Gray than she usually is (and that is quite saying something), is when he gets some Ship Tease (at least what is ship tease from her point of view, not necessarily from the audience's point of view) with another guy, usually Lyon. In the most recent OVA, she even has a hefty nosebleed when she thinks Gray is kissing with another guy. It is quite noteworthy with how grumpy she usually gets when Gray is just talking to other girls.
  • Fruits Basket has a swarm of these, albeit subtly. When Yuki makes a public reference to the number of times Hatori (the family doctor) has seen him naked, the girls are seemingly horrified... and simultaneously strangely fascinated. Also, Tohru imagining what would happen if Yuki and Kyo got along...
  • Fudanshism: Most of the cast are Yaoi Fangirls except for the protagonist, who only has an interest in it as far as the girl he has a crush on is a huge fan of it... and the fact that he can only meet her when pretending to be a Yaoi Fangirl. His sister seems to also be a Yuri Fan too.
  • The title character of Fujoshi Rumi. Yoko Matsui, a popular girl who Chiba rejected is secretly one, too.
  • The Geek Ex-Hitman: Viviana is a self-described fujoshi who collects Boys' Love manga and ships Marco with Andre once they become friends. This causes her to try to become a Shipping Torpedo when female yakuza underboss Mei falls for Marco.
  • Genshiken features both the "double" otaku Kanako Ohno (seen in the illustration above), who is into both Cosplay and yaoi (of muscular, middle-aged men), and the self-doubting Yaoi Fangirl Chika Ogiue, who initially is ashamed about her fetish but gradually grows to accept it. The continuation introduces three more, including a crossdressing yaoi fanboy.
  • In Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Teruha is obsessed with this initially. She attempts to have them make this type of game but later settles for obsessing over the female game characters as if they were in this genre.
  • Reiji of Gravitation is much conflicted between her feelings for Shuichi and her feelings for his relationship with Yuki.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team La Verite episode 5. Ikuyo Suzuki likes to make yaoi doujinshi in her spare time and even drags the others with her to Comiket to sell them. Hilarity Ensues, but in the original manga it turns out that she has repeated problems with actually selling the doujinshi.
  • Haruhi-chan:
    • Haruhi's movie script in episode 9 is centered around a Meido tournament, with Kyon and Itsuki winning and becoming a couple, which causes Mikuru to become confused and stop thinking.
    • There was another time when Kyon confesses his love to Itsuki (It Makes Sense in Context) and it breaks Haruhi's brain.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler:
    • Izumi Segawa walks across her butler (and big brother) Kotetsu confessing his feelings of love at first sight to a forcibly crossdressed Hayate (of course, not realizing that the Cat Girl he was so attracted to was in fact a male). Izumi, knowing that Hayate was in fact male, told the two to "continue, and just don't mind me".
    • Nagi Sanzenin is one too, apparently.
  • Hungary, the Bokukko from Hetalia: Axis Powers. This even extends to her liking to watch how cute guys hit on her husband Austria. In the real world, Hungary is "a mecca for porn videos" (Word of God points that out in the Author's Notes), so it sorta makes sense. Filming on location is dirt cheap and a lot of people see it as a way of striking out which lead to an explosion of Hungarian porn stars in the '90s. There's one exception, though; once she caught France looking lewdly at an oblivious Austria and, um, it didn't go well for him. In her defense, she was told to hit France by someone else.
  • The main character in The High School Life of a Fudanshi is a male variety. He regularly buys BL manga, participates on BL sites, and fanboys over any guy-on-guy interactions.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai has Furude Rika (yes, that one) talking about going to Comiket to pick up some Keiichi/Ooishi, in the preview at the end of episode 7.
    • A few of the girls seemed a bit too interested in Keiichi and Satoshi interacting in the first Kira special.
  • The manga Hikaru To Hikari has Hikaru's neighbor Aya and Class Representative Sumitane are quite interested in Hikaru's feelings towards Yuuto, with Aya especially enjoying being The Tease about it.
  • Episode 3 of Humanity Has Declined. It starts with just Y but progresses to the equivalent of a Comiket's worth.
  • Biscuit from Hunter × Hunter is seen reading a Boys' Love magazine- and drooling to it- in the manga, with guys on the cover that look oddly similar to Teenage!Sensui and Itsuki.
  • Mayotama from I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying is a Rare Male Example , although he is crossdressing. He draws and sells his own yaoi... based on fantasies of him and his older brother.
  • Kondou in I Don’t Like You at All, Big Brother!!. She even blackmails the main character Shuusuke into buying more for her after she threatens to rip up his girly magazine or show it to his family/sister.
  • I Love Yuri and I got Bodyswapped with a Fujoshi!.
    • Hoshina is the eponymous fujoshi. She loves yaoi to the point where all the posters and pillows in her room are of men she wants to see get involved with each other. At one point she even (half-seriously) suggests offing all women so men can only get it on with each other.
    • Yoshida's mom is an extreme example in that she has dedicated the entire basement of her home (which Yoshida didn't know about) to yaoi doujinshi. Dozens of large bookcases all dedicated to guy-on-guy love.
  • Multiple examples in I, Otaku:
    • Played with when Tencho, the super-otaku owner of the Otaku Headquarters store who despises all non-otaku, tests Sota's girlfriend for true otaku nature by groping Sota in front of her. When she fails to respond with appropriate enthusiasm, he brands her "worse than 3-D" and tries to get Sota to dump her.
    "I mean, honestly, she really ought to at least get hot and bothered over homos, or something. You know... as a woman. It's as if she's clueless."
    • Played straight with rival store-owner Shigeto's college crush: Tencho correctly diagnosed her as a potential fujoshi and turned her on to Boys' Love manga, which caused her to lose interest in "3-dimensional men" (to wit, Shigeto), thus earning Tencho Shigeto's undying hatred.
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay: The main character's colleague Higuchi is a huge fan of Koi-Men, a popular in-universe gay romance manga and TV series. She likens their Ambiguously Gay coworker Toono to the story and, unfortunately, sometimes treats him like a spectacle behind his back.
  • I Want to Be a Wall:
  • Aikawa, Usagi's editor in Junjou Romantica. Her input greatly influences the content of the BL novels Usagi pens on the side. She also rather enjoys the fact that Usagi has found a male lover, and never helps Misaki out of sexual situations when he asks for it.
  • Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens:
    • Takako doesn't openly admit it, but in private she tends to have nosebleed-inducing thoughts about the boys in the art club.
    • Akiba is revealed to be one of the elusive yaoi fanboys.
  • Fumiko, Sanpeita's mother, in Kemeko Deluxe!. As flashbacks reveal, even in high school, she was drawing yaoi manga frequently. Though she keeps calling it "homo-dachi" (homo-friends) manga instead of the more common "boys' love", to the annoyance of her editor.
  • Karakuridouji Ultimo has Yaoi Fangirl Kiyose, who blushes when she sees her two friends Yamato and Rune together.
  • The protagonist of Kiss Him, Not Me is a yaoi fangirl who suddenly finds herself being romantically pursued by four boys who she'd much rather ship with each other than with herself.
  • Lucky Star:
    • Hiyori is both this trope and a Yuri Fan; while it's usually her Yuri Fan tendencies that are on display, at one point she accidentally uses the terms "seme" and "uke" when describing positions in dodgeball and she's mortified when she realizes what she just said.
    • Kagami is a subversion; when she notices a very steamy Gauron/Sousuke doujinshi at Comiket, she hesitantly takes a peek at it, but she finds it "too intense" for her taste.
    • Lucky Star a la carte is half new Konataisms and half Kagami transforming into one of these.
    • The Occidental Otaku Patricia and the tomboyish teacher Hikari-sensei are also yaoi fangirls. This is largely an Informed Attribute for both of them, since they're rarely seen actually enjoying BL or shipping male characters.
  • Yumine of Magic of Stella is directly declared to be this at the opening sequence. In the first episode, she becomes enchanted when she talks about a near Indirect Kiss between two male students in the Illustration Club.
  • Kimi Sato from Maken-ki! has a thing for this; her introduction scene has her reading yaoi manga before being interrupted by Haruko, and in response she complains, timidly arguing that the boys in her manga were about to kiss.
  • Possibly Candice from MÄR. The Ghost Chest arc hints that she’s this since she doesn’t really seem to mind Phantom feeling up Alviss at all. She only minds if Alviss is trying to kill him.
  • Inside the realm of the dub, Hikaru is given this as an additional character trait in Martian Successor Nadesico. She also gets her inspiration for her fanfictions by the male characters around her.
  • The Midori Days manga has a small story in which Seji Sawamura's childhood girl-friend sees him again. Seji finds out that she's now an accomplished doujinshi artist... who draws yaoi relationships between canon characters. Even at the end of the story, she draws another comic where "You (Seiji) and Master Yori get together at last! <3"
  • Monster Musume has Zombina and Shiishii, the literally "rotten girls".
  • The whole point of My Girlfriend's a Geek / Fujoshi Kanojo.
  • In Naruto, Konohamaru uses a variation of the Sexy Jutsu to make two shadow clones transform into a nude Sasuke and Sai locked in a very suggestive pose. This gains for the first time a perverted reaction to the technique from a girl, Sakura — who was just before criticizing Naruto and Konohamaru about being perverts themselves. Of course, the anime had to ruin it by ending when Moegi hit Konohamaru for the shadow clones of two girls.
  • Yayoi, the shortest of Those Three Girls in My-HiME, squees the loudest when she envisions Takumi and Akira sharing a room in the boys' dorm. What she doesn't know is that Akira's really a girl concealing her true gender to allow herself to fulfill her HIME mission better. What makes it even funnier is that she DOES fall for Takumi and they end up hitched.
  • Haruna Saotome in Negima! Magister Negi Magi. At the start of chapter 183, she even drags Negi to a convention with her. Of course, he is too innocent to realize what he's picking up.
    Negi: What's this? This man is naked and...
    Haruna: It's kind of hard to get regular people to understand our hobbies. Right Chisame-san?
    Chisame: Then don't friggin' bring 'em-!!
  • Mio from Nichijou is a closet Yaoi Fangirl; she also draws her own doujins and will go to extreme lengths to stop anyone from seeing them.
  • The second season of Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!'s anime adaptation, Haiyore Nyarko-San W, has a Canon Foreigner 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 burning it).
  • Ouran High School Host Club:
    • Renge and several of the regular customers might qualify, since this is the twins' gimmick.
    • Much later, Tamaki is annoyed when Kasanoda stops by to "visit" Haruhi, since the club hosts women. The Vice President ignores his complaints, indicating the firestorm of Squee behind Haruhi; all the girls see is the normally grouchy delinquent shyly attempting to talk to a short, cute boy.
    • Kyoya's older sister Fuyumi seems very attracted by the possibility of two young men on vacation together.
    • The entirety of the Haruhi Fan Club apparently ships "him" with Tamaki, and are overjoyed when they finally get together. Less so once they find out Haruhi's secret.
  • In Please Twins!, the girls who go on to become Those Three Girls are introduced watching through a window as a gay guy flirts with/teases the (very unamused) main character, and give commentary that sounds exactly like many a slash fandom discussion.
  • In Plica, the lesbian title character mentions to Misa, a woman she's interested in, that there's an LGBT film festival coming up to see if Misa seems interested (and thus, if Plica has a chance with her). Misa says she might want to go... to see the movies about pretty boys.
  • Prunus Girl: After her attempts to get Maki's attention were foiled by Aikawa, the girl from the first chapter went on to become a rabid shipper of Aikawa and Maki, as revealed in an omake. Complete with before and after picture.
  • Ito from Punchline has a yaoi manga lying around her apartment and her computer wallpaper is from the manga.
  • 4koma series S.S. Astro has Nagumo Yuko, a teacher who frequently pairs off her coworkers. She's one of the main characters and tries very hard to hide her doujinshi activities from her childish friend and coworker Maki Izumi.
  • One Sailor Moon doujin Omake about the girls going to Comic-Con has Rei going off to buy all the Yaoi she can find.
  • The aptly named Harumi Fujiyoshi of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei is a yaoi fangirl who draws manga in her spare time and ships men together on occasion. Her room has several posters and doujinshi of characters from other anime in homoerotic situations and she ends the last episode of Zoku reading a manga with the main character and another random guy having bondage sex.
  • In Star Driver, it turns out that Wako's a closet Yaoi Fangirl. Jaguar, on the other hand, is much less covert about it.
    Jaguar: Wako, that fantasy was tres bien!
    Wako: ...How does she know!?
  • In The Story Between a Dumb Prefect and a High School Girl with an Inappropriate Skirt Length there is an entire Manga club so obsessed with it that they see it everywhere, even in works where it's clearly not present at all. As soon as there are two male characters, they will ship them regardless any blatant evidence of the opposite.
  • Yoko of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, most prominently when Kamina comes up with the bright idea of Combining Mecha.
  • Hokuto, Subaru's sister, from Tokyo Babylon. She just loves pairing Subaru with Seishiro, and teasing Subaru about it. She frequently encourages Seishiro in his pursuit of Subaru. All because she sincerely wants her brother to live his life for something more than family obligation. It backfired horribly when "Sei-chan" turned out to be the Sakurazukamori and reached Downer Ending extremes when Hokuto tried to "fix" it with a Batman Gambit that included her own death.
  • The title character of Tonari no 801-chan.
  • Isogai from The Tyrant Falls in Love is suspected by fans to be a Fudanshi, since he never hits on Souichi but takes a keen interest in his relationship with Tetsuhiro, even gossiping about it with Souichi's little sister.
  • Akane "Ota" Kikuchi of Wasteful Days of High School Girls. While she writes shoujo manga, she becomes giddy on interactions between men to the point that she'd look as if she was Off-Model.
  • The World God Only Knows subverts this with Shiori when Bifauxnen Yui confesses to Keima. Shiori, not knowing Yui was a girl, went extremely red.
  • Narumi and Hanako from Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku are both yaoi fangirls but to varying degrees. Narumi is more often shown to be this, as she frequently refers to herself as a fujoshi in private, ships male characters together, and draws BL doujinshi to sell at Comiket for extra cash. Hanako is also a yaoi fangirl and is shown to enjoy reading BL manga, even deliberately reading explicit BL when her boyfriend Tarou is around just to mess with him. One chapter even centers around Narumi and Hanako disagreeing over who the Seme and Uke are for a particular ship.
  • ×××HOLiC:
    • Yuuko loves to tease Watanuki about his closeness with Domeki and suggests multiple times that maybe Domeki is the one destined for him instead of Himawari. She isn't just trolling, though, Watanuki literally needs Domeki and all of his male descendants to stay alive.
    • And to a lesser extent, possibly Himawari herself. Whenever Watanuki and Doumeki interact (read: bicker), she always comments on how they're both so cute and how close they are.
  • Yamada Taro Monogatari: Chuusai, Suguira's friend. She seems to love the idea of pairing Taro with Suguira (including her imagining them together naked) and even passionately tells Suguira that she'll support him in his crush on Taro.
  • The entire female student body in Your and My Secret. Due to hijinks relating to the body-switch premise of the manga, Momoi (in Uehara’s body) jumped on stage during a school production to stop a kiss between Uehara (in her body) and Senbongi and said she was jealous of all the time Uehara got to spend with Senbongi. All the girls in the audience got flustered, and the male student body president spent the whole night mass-producing yaoi manga of the two, which all the girls were shown reading and buying multiple copies of. Later, when Senbongi rebuffs the advances of some girls by saying he’s interested in someone else, they excitedly ask if it’s Uehara, and say they’d encourage such a relationship.
  • Your Lie in April: Kashiwagi Nao is questioned in the anime's final episode by Tsubaki about her knowledge of romance, where she says that her knowledge comes from her collection of Boys Love doujinshi. In the manga, there is a gag 4-koma strip where Kashiwagi fantasizes a gay relationship between Watari and Kousei.
  • Zettai BL ni Naru Sekai VS Zettai BL ni Naritakunai Otoko: The protagonist is a subversion of this, he thoroughly reads Yaoi manga, but not because he particularly enjoys, but to study the rules through which this worls works. In "VS. fundashi", the protagonist gets caught by a boy named Mayama, who seems to be really big into Yaoi manga, reading a yaoi manga. He knows he can't deny or agree without the possibility of being outed as a man that reads BL and raising a flag for a possible romance with Maya, so he explains it away by saying that he read it to get closer to a girl at work. Maya turns out to be the BL author of the manga.

    Comic Books 
  • The titular character of Empowered is one of these. Much of her collection of doujinshi is based off the other superheroes, much to their horror. The term "fujoshi" is also mentioned.
    • The male superheroes change their minds as soon as they find out that the doujins are written by girls, much to Emp's chagrin.
    • Ninjette to Emp: "You're ready to touch yourself to ineptly written gay fanfiction about people you don't even like — you seriously ought to look into getting laid, okay?"
  • In the X-Women one shot, Kitty Pryde phases through a yacht and ends up catching two men in bed, in the middle of making love. Needless to say, she exits the boat and ends up falling in the water giggling and blushing.
  • In Tomorrow Stories, the First American's sidekick U.S. Angel writes Starsky & Hutch slash fic.
  • Doctor Who Ongoing has an issue in which Amy and the Eleventh Doctor switch bodies. Rory, being Amysexual, doesn't care what she looks like, which leads to this page right after they've switched back. Amy doesn't seem to mind.
  • The cover of one Vertigo: Winter's Edge has Death of the Endless playing with action figures of John Constantine and Spider Jerusalem, and looking as if she's about to make them kiss.

    Fan Works 
  • Internet example: If yaoi fangirls were dragonflies, this site (the Kingdom Hearts section in particular) would be a summer pond the size of Texas.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Hungary paying trillions to get footage of Germany, Italy, and Japan getting it on is definite proof of this.
  • The sheer bewildering tonnage of Discworld fics where the canonically ascetic and asexual Lord Havelock Vetinati is paired off with just about every other male character, usually the Dirty Harry police chief Sam Vimes. Even more bewildering, as canon strongly hints (without confirming) that Vetinari's long-standing romantic interest is definitively heterosexual - the vampire Lady Margalotta.
  • My Immortal: Tara Gilesbie. DEAR GOD, Tara. This applies to her character, Ebony, too. Tara's actually a rather weird case. While she vividly expresses an approval of Harry x Draco, in the actual story they don't come even close to emotional intimacy other than in the orgy at the end, and she even grows appalled at the idea of either of them cheating on her with each other. Which in itself would actually be a rather clever commentary on yaoi fangirl hypocrisies.
  • Nala in The Lion King Adventures is jokingly implied to be this. In Shocker's Revenge, she witnesses a fake scenario created by Shocker where Simba and Haiba kiss. She ends up liking it.
    [Nala and Shocker watch Simba and Haiba making out]
    Nala: Simba? And Haiba? They're...?
    Shocker: Shocking, isn't it? I never knew two male cubs could... feel so strongly for each other.
    Nala: I can't believe them! Next time I see Simba and Haiba, I'm going to give them what they deserve!
    Shocker: Excellent. You're finally learning, Nala. Come with me, and I can help you get what you desire.
    Nala: Yeah, yeah. Just after I've finished watching this. It's kind of hot.
  • It is entirely weird to see a straight friendship in Super Smash Bros. when you have Marth, Link, and Ike as the protagonists on a fiction. It's so bad that yaoi fangirls only LIVE to make them go gay for each other.
  • Michikyuu Kanae in Kyon: Big Damn Hero.
    "I didn't hear that story!" Kanae said, giggling herself, a tiny blush coming to her cheeks. "Ooh, Sempai with another boy! Such a naughty thought!" Her eyes turned distant and her blush deepened. "Hum, Sempai and Koizumi-san..."
  • In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, a Slytherin girl claims that Muggle Yaoi Fangirls get burned at the stake. A Gryffindor girl responds: "That can't be right! There wouldn't be any Muggle girls left!" (Hermione is left speechless by this exchange.)
  • In The Official Fanfiction University Of Middle-earth, many of them land there, but they'll be very disappointed.
  • Almost any Naruto fanfiction in which a gay relationship is supported, nine times out of ten the couple will be avidly supported by hordes of squealing fans, often lead by Tsunade.
  • Hitomi, the pink Ranger in Power Rangers GPX, is heavily implied to be one in the main universe and confirmed in an alternate universe side story, and her status is mostly Played for Laughs. Her Porn Stash gets discovered by a new Ranger, which traumatizes the poor bastard. Her friend Maria, the Yellow Ranger, is also implied to be one, but she's also Ambiguously Bi.
  • The early portions of The Infinite Loops makes Sakura into one of these. This is implied to be the result of her less-than-stable mental state, as she will forcibly get the men together.
  • Weiss Reacts:
  • In Between My Brother and Me: Mors Omnibus, Dawn Fujiki (yes in this world she's actually the little sister of Yusaku Fujiku, just run with it) is a huge shipper of Yusaku and Ryoken along with Specter and Takeru, often squealing at them "playing paddycake" and accompanied by Max (a Gender Flip version of the trope). It's gotten to the point where the two have had a bet as to when all four boys will have a paddycake party. Dawn can also notice that there's sexual tension between Yusho Sakaki and Zarc.
  • In Hawkmoth Gets A Reference, to lure out the Akuma Shipmaster, the heroes try to shout out phrases that are counteractive to her ships. In the second loop, Vipereon says that he ships Adrichat (Adrien x Chat Noir), which would be against Shipmaster's ships of both Adrinette and Ladynoir. Ladybug gets a Nosebleed after thinking about it, and then Shipmaster charges towards Vipereon demanding all the details. Viperion turns back time, uses another loop to recover from the ordeal, and lets Chat do his original lure statementnote  then vows to take any reference of Adrichat to the grave.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The movie Run Fat Boy Run has one for a few seconds. Dennis and his friend Gordon tumble around in a taxi, and Gordon's hand accidentally lands on Dennis' arse. Then the taxi stops next to a pretty girl who sees them like this, and then flirtatiously waves at them. Dennis seems rather confused/offended, while Gordon keeps his hand in place and smiles back at her.
  • In The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Clouseau mounts Dreyfuss' body and attempts to give him CPR after the latter falls into a lake. Two older women view this and one calls Clouseau a pervert while swinging her purse at him, but the other seems rather giddy at the whole spectacle.
  • Gregory Peck (!) in The Guns of Navarone.
    "The plot went through so many twists that Gregory Peck finally submitted his own version to Carl Foreman: 'David Niven really loves Anthony Quayle and Gregory Peck loves Anthony Quinn. Tony Quayle breaks a leg and is sent off to hospital. Tony Quinn falls in love with Irene Papas, and Niven and Peck catch each other on the rebound and live happily ever after.'"
  • "How to Date an Otaku Girl" is basically about what it's like to date a yaoi fangirl.
  • In The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (which is a Disney movie aimed at pre-teen girls, just so we're clear), there is a scene where Mia and her best friend Lilly are looking at prospective princes. Mia remarks that one prince shown is cute, to which her bodyguard Joseph replies, "His boyfriend thinks so too." Mia and Lilly's reaction is... enthusiastic.
    Mia and Lilly, in perfect unison: *punch the air* Right on!
  • Rita in The Waterboy:
    Rita: Is there a girl you're seein'?
    Bobby: Seein'? Uh, I see a lot girls... I see lot of guys too.
    Rita: I think that's sexy, you ever been with a guy and a girl at the same time?
  • Discussed in Hardbodies when Hunter suggests that bi guys are better at picking up hot chicks or "hardbodies" than straight guys are:
    Scotty: You guys fags?
    Hunter: Yeah. I'm the Queen of France and these guys are the D'Angelo sisters. Come on Scotty, we're perfectly straight. That's the problem. We're too straight. All we're interested in are hardbodies and we want you teach us how to get them.
  • National Lampoon's Vacation: Christie Brinkley's character subconsciously indicates that she prefers to sleep with bisexual men based on how she fondles her green beer bottle in this scene; green is the original gay color and of course, the bottle is phallic.

  • Maureen in The Bane Chronicles wants Magnus and Alec to get back to together because she's a fan of their relationship.
  • Suruga Kanbaru of Bakemonogatari is a fan of BL, and in the light novels it's mentioned that there are some BL novels strewn around her room. The anime adaptation takes this even further, as she's shown to have an enormous collection of issues of Barazoku, a now defunct bara magazine. Interestingly enough, she's attracted to girls (though her behaviour towards Koyomi suggests she may actually be bisexual), but then again, there are many lesbian yaoi fangirls.
  • In Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Tej and Ivan are trying to come up with ways to get a divorce. When infidelity is brought up, Ivan balks at the idea of Byerly sleeping with Tej. When Tej hints at Ivan and By sleeping together, By's Love Interest Rish murmurs she'd love to see that.
  • The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom
    • Pina of the Cultural Academy is an author who famously writes yaoi fiction about the very real boys at the Knight Academy. Pina elucidates Yuri, the main character, on what she's been writing by providing him with a sample to read. Yuri is rather disgusted to find he is the main protagonist in much of her work.
    • Princess Carla is such a fan that Yuri can clearly see her walking around in the open with the books on display. She even offers him a copy to read when he points out she's carrying porn around in public. She corrects him and calls it literature. He has no interest in reading porn starring himself.
  • Durarara!!:
    • Erika Karisawa, who happily and loudly ships pretty much any two men that so much as breathe on each other (including her friends. Kadota is not amused at finding out he's among her yaoibait). It doesn't help that she tends to Crack Ship...
      Erika: Hmm, which one is better — Fans/Trolls or Trolls/Fans?
    • She had shown a particular liking for a Shizuo/Izaya pairing as shown when Shizuo says he's going to Izaya's place (to murder him...) and she sparkles with blush stickers saying that he must love him. Everyone (Celty and Kadota's group) cuts her off with a big "NO!".
      Shizuo: I'm off to Shinjuku to murder Izaya.
      Erika: Hey, hey! Shizu-chan's definitely in love with Izaya. Two guys... Like BL!
      Celty, Togusa, Dotachin, and Walker: No!
    • Also in the second OVA/Episode 25 when Izaya and Shizuo were fighting in the city, there was this exchange.
      Walker: [Erika giggling in the back of the van while watching the fight] What's with you?
      Erika: Don't you see? Maybe Ikebukuro's number one couple is actually Shizu-chan and... [dissolves into giggles]
      Dotachin: I really don't want to know.
    • Then a few minutes later...
    Erika: Shizuo's the attacker! Wait, a role reversal! He's receiving now! Seme! Uke! Seme! Uke!
    Walker: Karisawa-san has completely fallen into Otome Road fantasies!
  • I'm the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!: Starting in the arc where Liam trains under House Razel, there is a Running Gag of women delighting in the close relationship between Liam and Kurt. Liam himself sees it as an opportunity to make money and sell photoshoots. This is in abstract form in the Web Serial Novel version, but the adaptations added Eila to personify this.
  • Full Metal Panic!:
    • In a novel sidestory, Kaname's a bit too gleeful about discussing and giggling with her friend about how both Sousuke and Tsubaki are submissive "receivers".
    • Kyoko is an even more disturbing one, according to the TSR comedy radio show (starring Gauron as their 3rd period teacher). She actually ships Gauron/Sousuke, to the point where she excitedly mentions that Gauron's attempts to rape Sousuke in front of the class are "fairly erotic" and muses that Sousuke seems to be on the "receiving end" (just in case people didn't notice it the numerous times it was mentioned before).
  • Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There has Risa, who has an extensive collection of gay-themed manga, some of it quite explicit judging from one character's reaction after carelessly opening a book. Princess Pina Colada and her companion Bozes also develop great enthusiasm for Japanese "art books."
  • Hinako from Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun and Mayu once Hinako introduces her to yaoi manga. Mayu even tries her hand at drawing some.
  • In the Haruhi Suzumiya novels Itsuki claims he acts Ambiguously Gay and seems to almost be flirting with Kyon because he thinks that if he didn't act that way on his own, Haruhi would unconsciously use her power to make him.
  • High School D×D: Jeanne and several other girls are fans of a doujinshi called Prince x Beast that features Issei and Kiba as a gay couple. This really frustrates and annoys Issei who constantly asserts that he is straight and hates any mentions of yaoi.
  • Just about every major female character in Kyo Kara Maoh!, not surprising in a comedy featuring a male lead and his all-male Unwanted Harem. The trio of castle maids in particular can be seen at several points poring over charts apparently depicting the protagonist's romantic prospects, calculating odds and placing and collecting on bets as events occur and make various pairings more or less possible.
  • Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Yvette L. Lehrman admits she is a fan of Boys Love and got excited when she thought that Waver and Caules were a couple.
  • Mayo Chiki! has the Mimamorugai who supported Subaru and Jiro's alleged relationship. Special mention goes to Nakuru who writes novels about it.
  • Jeremy from May the Best Man Win saw himself as one before he realized he was transgender. He obsessively watched yaoi anime and read Slash Fic and gay romance novels, and dreamed he was one of the boys from the stories. At first he thought he was just a clueless straight girl fetishizing gay men. It took him a long time to figure out that the reason he liked reading about gay boys so much was because he was one.
  • Akagi Sena of Oreimo, to the point that she makes a full-on homo RPG with character designs based on her clubmates.
  • Minori from Outbreak Company is intent on educating the inhabitants of fantasy kingdom Eldant about the delights of yaoi (and looks to be succeeding).
  • The short story "Parallels" by Jenni Hill, from the Sherlock Holmes alternate universe collection "Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets" is about a teenaged girl called Jane who is The Watson to her brilliant detective friend Charlotte, and also enjoys writing Johnlock AU fanfic, which has made her "internet famous. A little bit". It eventually transpires that this is partly displacement of her own feelings for Charlotte onto the fictional characters, since she started writing a High School AU, then scrawled over it that it was making things too obvious and she could never show it to anyone.
  • Shimoneta: It doesn't take long for Ayame to notice Gouriki's one-sided crush on Tanukichi, though Gouriki remains unaware of it himself. Ayame not only ships them, she and Saotome produce a 10 Vol. doujinshi series about them that quickly becomes popular with the female students at Tokioka Academy. Tanukichi tries to burn every copy he finds.
  • In Student Council's Discretion, the petite, soft-spoken Mafuyu has a just barely concealed interest in having Ken Sugisaki, the male protagonist, getting it on with another guy. In fact, her doujins feature Sugisaki getting it on with two fictional characters, Echo-of-death-nii-san and Nakameguro-senpai.
  • Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs:

    Live-Action TV 
  • Grace of Will & Grace often alludes to liking gay porn.
  • Mel of Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchords is a two-man band, and she's their Loony Fan who has apparently given some thought to fantasies about them together, and what the offspring of the two of them would look like.
  • Constable Maggie Habib of The Thin Blue Line is very keen on the homoerotic aspects of football and in one episode speculates on the relationship between both Biggles and Ginger and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson ("sometimes there's months between cases - what do they do then?"). The somewhat old-fashioned Fowler is horrified.
  • In one of the last episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy is sick and tired of Spike and Angel always ragging on each other - she suggests putting them in a room together and have the two wrestle in the nude while she watches (or something to that effect). When Spike seems to like the idea, she excitedly comments that there could be "oil of some kind involved".
    • One issue of Dark Horse Presents had Buffy dream about Angel and Spike getting together, though she isn't pleased by this.
    • More fun when you remember that time where Spike said that "[he] and Angel were never intimate — except that one time."
    • Also Harmony in "Crush":
    Harmony: No threesomes. Unless they're boy-boy-girl. Or Charlize Theron.note 
  • The vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, of True Blood, gets excited when she sees Bill drink the blood of a handsome, muscular man, and says that she "loves to watch two men together." Later, she suggests to Bill that he and Eric resolve their differences by having sex, and wants to watch.
  • State of Play. A gay member of the newsroom mentions he just slept with the man they've been investigating. When he asks if they want him to go into detail the men immediately say "No!" while the female journalists have exactly the opposite response.
  • Supernatural has Becky, an obsessive fangirl who writes slash fic about the two heroes. And that's just the in-universe example.
  • Believe it or not, Monty Python's Flying Circus referenced this in the "Tudor Pornography" sketch (episode 36), where Sir Philip Sidney's wife is reading William Shakespeare's Gay Boys In Bondage.
  • Take a guess as to why this MadTV sketch is so popular.
  • When the main cast of Red Dwarf meet their gender-swapped alternate universe counterparts, Rimmer mentions that the female version of himself, Arlene Rimmer, wanted to make him watch Guy-on-Guy porn in the hope it would interest him.
  • Ellen Fox, of The Rotten Tomatoes Show, hints at being one when reviewing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. She said that she would have preferred Scott's gay roommate to Ramona as the love interest. She then smiles and says 'But that's a different movie.'
  • Britta in Community episode Comparative Religion. She encourages Jeff to work out his issues with Mike without fighting. (Though it's less active encouragement than relentless mockery of both the incident and her perception of fighting itself as homoerotic.)
  • April in Parks and Recreation.
    April: "I passed up a gay Halloween party to be here. Do you know how much fun gay Halloween parties are? Last year I saw three Jonas Brothers make out with three Robert Pattinsons. It was amazing."
  • Yumeria in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, who gets very interested when she sees Akiba Red and the Monster of the Week being a tad too close in episode 3. She also draws yaoi doujinshi.
  • The Sherlock episode "The Empty Hearse" does a Take That! to this trope when a female member of the Empty Hearse club proposes her theory of how Sherlock survived the fall, which includes Sherlock and Moriarty making out. Anderson cuts her off, pointing out that the club is not a place for fantasies.
  • Reporter Edwina Bartholomew on Sunrise On 7 hints that she's one while interviewing A.J. Roach of the Australian water polo team at the 2012 London Olympics:
    A.J. Roach: It's a great spectacle. Especially guys running around in their speedos, wrestling and pressing up against each other. So it's a good sport to watch.
    Edwina Bartholomew: That sounds like the Greek Olympics.
  • Flaca from Orange Is the New Black, who says she prefers gay porn since she finds it hotter, and the fact that it doesn't exploit women.
  • Implied when a quick peek at Clara's subconscious in Doctor Who reveals a lot of muscular young men "doing sport."
  • Daniela from Sense8 was initially (and unknowingly) The Beard for Lito. When she finds out the truth about his sexuality, she is ecstatic at getting to watch him and his lover Hernando get it on.
  • The girls on Sex and the City (especially Samantha) while watching gay porn:
    Charlotte: This is gay porn.
    Miranda: What was your first clue?
    Charlotte: You said we were watching an independent film. I brought biscotti.
    Carrie: Relax. I've watched it already, and I'm telling you, this is really funny.
    Samantha: See, that's the way to do it. No "I love you.", just good old-fashioned fucking.
  • Sports reporter Sussanna Collins unwittingly outs herself as one in this clip.
  • Based on an Alternative Character Interpretation, Kris on Charlie's Angels has a thing for bisexual men as evidenced by certain stereotypical characteristics possessed by some of the guys during the third and fourth seasons:
  • Bliss: At least one episode involves a female character being aroused by spying on a gay male couple.
  • Friends: In one episode, when she reveals that she had a sexual fantasy dream involving a threesome with Chandler and Joey, she notes that at some of the points, she was merely a spectator watching the two of them getting busy.

  • Star Dream Idol Project: Ruby is a huge fan of RPS (real people slash). She strongly ships Brian and Leo and even once mocked Siha for being in the way, much to the latter's dismay.

  • Angel Diary: Several fellow students are passionate supporters of the "romance" between Dong-Young and Bi-Wal. Dong-Young is disconcerted, while Bi-Wal plays along quite gleefully. Of course, he knows Dong-Young's not a boy.
  • Kill Me Kiss Me: Que-Min is part of "The Pretty Boy Fanclub" which is about this.
  • Magical JxR: Cho-Ah's aunt, as she writes online yaoi novels.
  • Pig Bride: Si-Joon is always followed around by girls, and later the Yaoi Fangirls get excited when they think he's in a relationship with Ji-Oh.
  • Manhwa/Yureka: Miella the MC. Her gushing about yaoi angers one of her co-workers so much the he just kills her.
  • Witch Hunter: In one omake yonkoma, the author's assistant comments on a very Les Yay picture and suggests doing another one, but with guys. She then starts listing possible yaoi pairings, to the author's annoyance.

  • The entire genre of Visual Kei often tends to market to Yaoi Fangirls and Yaoi Fanboys, often intentionally via fanservice due to the scene's very large population of arguable bisexuals and pansexuals. Examples are too numerous to mention specifically, but X Japan, Miyavi, GACKT, and Versailles are Visual Kei artists or bands with pages on This Very Wiki and from a quick read of them (much less looking up their stuff) you will find fanservice.
  • Koda Kumi's song Taboo is about gay love (among other things), the video features Kumi walking in on her 'boyfriend' kissing another guy — she grins. Also featured in the video for Ima Sugu Hoshii, where she is enraptured by two guys dancing erotically.
  • Peaches' song "Two Guys For Every Girl".
  • Lady Gaga deserves special mention. Especially considering the video for 'Alejandro' and how she dedicates her song 'Boys Boys Boys' to 'all the gay boys.'
  • The popular Vocaloid song "Magnet" has a "Yaoi Fangirl Song" version: here.
    • It should be noted that the original Magnet song is used enough for yaoi purposes between any and all Vocaloids, as it's a love song originally written as a lesbian couple.
  • Cobra Starship's "I Kissed A Boy" (a cover of Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl)
    "I kissed a boy, and they liked it.
    Got all the honeys in the club excited."
  • In "Younger Men", K.T. Oslin expresses her attraction to bi guys when she mentions seeing a runner who's wearing a pair of tight, short running shorts and no shirt.note  The song appears on her 80's Ladies album. On the album's cover are two alleged Illuminati symbols of bisexuality. They are the checkerboard table and the purple dress that she's wearing; Conspiracy theorists will have you believe that both the checkerboard table and purple dress indicate that she's pushing the Illuminati's gay agenda and that she endorses male bisexuality.
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Their homoerotic images and behavior and appropriation of other gay-culture signifiers, especially the fact that the Chili Peppers never wear shirts has led the band to get a lot of serious attention from a lot of female fans.
  • Porter Robinson’s single, “Cheerleader,” describes this exactly with the lyric, “and she draws me kissing other guys.”


    Video Games 
  • Shiki Misaki in The World Ends with You, though it's debatable if that's just her personality in the bonus chapter.
    • The Another Day chapter parodies same-sex shipping in general with the blatantly obvious interaction between Neku and Joshua. It's as if the developers predicted they'd become a popular ship.
  • The bungee jump instructor from Sam & Max: Hit the Road flirts openly with Sam and lets him and Max use the apparatus for free because she has a soft spot for rabbit and dog couples.
  • Anastasia Romanova (yes, that Anastasia) of Shadow Hearts: Covenant. See her starry-eyed expression at the end of the Man Festival.
    Anastasia: Isn't it beautiful? Love comes in so many different shapes and sizes.
    Yuri: (apparently struggling not to throw up at viewing the same scene) I... I'm not into... that shape.
  • EVA from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater seems to enjoy the ramifications of Ocelot's crush on Big Boss a little too much.
    • She also hints that Snake ought to put the move on Raikov.
    • However, she also seems to be quite smitten by Boss.
    • Also, the gay relationship between Colonel Volgin and the effeminate Major Raikov (a parody of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty).
  • Chloe and (to some extent) Lily from Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy. Then again, this game makes fun of yaoi fandom in general.
  • Neptunia: Vert is a huge yaoi fangirl. Guess all those FPS/TPS of bald space 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 Otomate in particular.
    • She's also quite into yaoi Visual Novels, decorating her basilicom with framed screenshots (which have spooked plenty of men out of asking her on a date) and, attempting to sit Nepgear down to play one when she wrongly guesses the latter's a Covert Pervert.
  • As it turns out, female androids in Disgaea 4 have some interesting encrypted files in their memory banks.
    • Fuuka, Desco, and Vulcanus/Artina, each of them shows the hint that they are interested in the relationship between Valvatorez and Fenrich... Starting when Valvatorez and Fenrich talked to each other about Fenrich's swear under the moon After Fenrich's Heroic Sacrifice for Valvatorez and pretended as if he is dying so that Valvatorez can suck his blood and regain his powers, the three of them can't help but gossip about their relationship in somewhere near to the end of the game, out of curiosity.
  • Nina of Fire Emblem Fates often fantasizes about two men together, including fantasizing about men being interested in her own father, Niles. This actually has a bit of Irony involved: Niles is the Gay Option for the Male Avatar. However, should the player exercise it, Nina doesn't exist. Therefore, she misses out on the canon yaoi.
  • Lunalu of Granblue Fantasy. 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 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 an evil eye.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and its sequel are full of these. Dorothee, the head of the Thors Military Academy literature club, is probably the most notable one. There's also Princess Alfin, who additionally roped in Elise Schwarzer, the adoptive sister of the game's main protagonist.
  • Isabeau from Shin Megami Tensei IV is known for her passion for manga, but come Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, one of the Flavor Text files you can read reveals that she's also started to delve into stories about gay romance.
  • NEEDY STREAMER OVERLOAD: Taking Ame to certain locations will have her post about buying BL at the place she went to on her private account.

    Visual Novels 
  • Koujirou Frau, one of the main characters from Robotics;Notes is a fujoshi who frequently uses terms like "DQNs" and "tsunderes" along with memes like "What eroge is this?!" and "But I refuse!" She has a collection of thin books and is very similar to her otaku predecessors Takumi and Daru from previous games in their shared Science Adventure Series.
  • Mio from Little Busters! is one of these, serving as something of a quiet Meta Guy for Ho Yay-ish comments and situations. In an early example, when she sees Riki and Kyousuke acting close and Riki tells her that they're childhood friends, she smiles and says to herself 'Natsume-san x Naoe-san', before correcting herself and thinking that it works in reverse as well, and tells Riki to cherish their friendship forever. Luckily, Riki has no idea what she's talking about. She also seemed quite interested when Kurugaya was deliberately posing herself all over a forced-into-crossdressing Riki, so she may be a Yuri Fan as well.
  • Genocide Jack/Genocider Syo of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc describes herself as a fujoshi, in contrast to her Split Personality Toko Fukawa's seething hatred of anime and manga. A Fan Translation has her call herself a slasher.
  • In Umineko: When They Cry, Virgilia and sometimes Ange are portrayed as this in the side stories and fighting game, though it's Played for Laughs and probably not meant to be taken as serious canon.
  • In Majikoi! Love Me Seriously!, Miyako often "approves" of the possibility of a relationship between Moro and Gakuto, especially when the former happens to crossdress.
  • Psycholonials: Protagonist Z. has a highly explicit piece of gay fanart as her phone's unlock screen, and used to be involved in a gay RPF shipping community.


    Web Original 
  • We Are Our Avatars:
    • Yanmie, a Yanmega girl, once got a nose bleed at the mental image of Enker and Ty kissing. She also went after Leeron's private stash of slash fiction.
    • Tsubaki Yayoi shows her hidden Yaoi Fangirl after she gets a nosebleed from seeing a doujinshi of Rai and Konoe, which she thinks is "hot".
  • Mocked by anime voice actors Steven Blum and Vic Mignogna in a parody of the Budweiser 'Real Men of Genius' skit.
  • Missy, one of the characters in More Tales of MU is very clearly fujoshi. What makes it funny is that previously, the gay sex itself spawned a conversation in the comments concerning the existence of such fangirls just like the example above.
  • Some new recruits in the Protectors of the Plot Continuum start off as are yaoi fangirls, but working in the DBS tends to traumatize it out of them.
  • Sticks in Knight Blades, who seems more interested in guys doing things with each other than doing anything with them herself. (Apparently she got in trouble for fooling around with a Duke's son and decided it was safer to just "watch".) Though Ridder ends up changing this...
  • Although his girl-on-girl love is far more obvious, The Nostalgia Critic is a Yaoi Fanboy. Examples of shipping include Frodo/Sam in The Lord of the Rings movies and Leonardo/Raphael in TMNT.
  • The Nostalgia Chick: Nella enjoys Merlin slash and ships Kirk/Spock.
  • Rebecca in Demo Reel gets very excited when Donnie and Tacoma make up, and when Donnie and Carl finally become friends.
  • You can thank the memetic spread of Attack on Titan for this.
  • This illustration of the mating behaviour of the ruff bird depicts female ruffs as yaoi fangirls.
  • Gaea from Noob keeps picturing a romance between her Hero-Worshipper guildmate and The Ace. The fact that her guildmate is Ambiguously Gay and that the other guy is The Not-Love Interest to him is far from helping matters.
  • Though he's actually a Yaoi Fanboy, Cecil in Welcome to Night Vale apparently writes Jaws slash fic, and made Intern Maureen proofread it.
  • NicoB reinterprets Maya Fey to be one. Pretty much every Ho Yay moment in the Ace Attorney series will end up in her Squee.

    Western Animation 
  • The South Park episode "Tweek x Craig" has the Asian-American students drawing Yaoi fanart of Craig and Tweek, which causes everyone to think that the two are actually a couple. When the two stage a public breakup, they move on to drawing sad fanart of the two. Not only is the topic of Yaoi discussed at the beginning of the episode (including terminology such as Uke and Seme), but all the art seen in the episode was submitted by fans at the request of the creators.
  • Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls is about as strongly implied as one can be in a Disney show. In "The Deep End" she rather enthusiastically takes a photo of her own brother doing a CPR on her love interest (though also for potential blackmail), and the original intention for her rainbow sweater in "The Love God" was to show her support of same-sex love.
  • Peridot of Steven Universe watched a single episode of Camp Pining Hearts on repeat for three days, and her OTP ended up being Percy x Pierre. She even completed charts and graphs on the subject! However, rather than picking the two for romantic compatibility, she chose them because they're the strongest campers and thus would make the strongest pairing.
    Steven: You got all this from one episode?
    Peridot: It's subtext, Steven.

    Real Life 


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Alternative Title(s): Yaoi Fanboy, Yaoi Fan, Yaoi Fangirls, Yaoi Fans, Fujoshi


Miyu likes Lewis/Isami

Miyu... seems excited to the point of having a nosebleed after seeing Lewis... do something to Isami.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (4 votes)

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