This fall season's anime lineup has truly tapped into the fujoshi market. Learning how fans responded to "Free," fan service anime took over autumn. From the groundbreaking "Yuri on Ice" to satires like "Gakuen Handsome," the boys love genre expanded the market beyond just indulging fandoms, but giving substance to the main stream. As the fall season is starting to wrap up, we would like to share with you some of our favourites.
Yuri On Ice
"Yuri on Ice" first seems like just a figure skating anime with a typical sports plot where the protagonist fails at the beginning and works his way back up through a series of obstacles. This is not, however, not your typical sports anime. YOI is a show all about passion and inspiration. It builds up realistic relationships through every interaction that, man or woman, anyone can relate to these humane feelings and experiences. It has become a groundbreaking series by episode 7 where this "sports" labeled show pushed the boundary between teasing fanservice to full on relationship establishment with a simple passion induced kiss. The opening theme song sings about "making history" and the show is proving that both in the plot and in its fans. Ranking number one on all social media websites every Wednesday, "Yuri On Ice" has proven taking realistic character developments with beautiful animation quality is a sure fire way to win over all audiences.
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Based off the hit manga, "Kiss Him, Not Me!" is the fujoshi comedy of the season. The story revolves around the main character, Kae Serinuma, who is a full time otaku and fujoshi. When one of her favourite characters dies in their series, she falls into an extreme depression that causes her to loose a huge amount of weight. Now that she is skinny, pretty girl her classmates have started to notice her. Only problem, she would rather ship her suitors together than be with them herself! Kae sees herself as a spectator of romance rather than the main character. This anime is a delightful comedy told through the eyes of a fujoshi (and yes, we really do ship everyone 2D or otherwise).
"All Out!!" is another sports themed anime this season, focusing around a high school team of rugby players. Told through the eyes of a newcomer, Gion, the viewer gets thrown into the world of the muscular, rough sport of rugby. This one is not made as an obvious fanservice for the fujoshi life "Free" or "Yuri on Ice," but if you are a fan of baralicious men, your eyes will get their fill. The character designs are vast and varied, showing all sorts of body types and personalities. Fans of sports anime in general will definitely want to add this one on their list of must watch this season.
Beginning as BL doujin game, "Gakuen Handsome " translated perfectly to the mini episode satire series. Since last fall season, the "mini episode" (between 2 and 7 minutes long) series have always been a comedy hit. "Gakuen Handsome" pokes fun at every harem and yaoi stereotype you can think of. From their exaggerated features of pointy hair and chins, to the typical characters like the outlaw teacher and megane president, GH has it all. The low animation quality emphasizes the types of clichés they are making fun of. If you want a good laugh and have a few minutes to spare, add "Gakuen Handsome" to your fall anime list.
Be sure to catch up on all these great series and watch their exciting conclusions! Have a favourite we didn't mention? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
Twittering Birds Never Fly, Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai, or 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない, however you call it, Juné's got it!
The long awaited restock of Twittering Birds Never Fly volume 1 revised edition is in! Available in Print, Digital, and Bundle form, Kou Yoneda's angst filled drama may adorn your bookshelves once more."Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly."
Black Friday is one week away and we have all the boys love discounts you could want! Our deals will be available Black Friday starting at 1 a.m. pst through Cyber Monday until 11:30 pm pst. Our deals are as followed:
Juné's east coast yaoi+ Bishounen Con weekend badges will be on sale through the weekend!
- Free Shipping over $50 (domestic AND international)
- Triple Rewards Points
- Digital/Print Bundle Discounts
- General Weekend Badges are $35
- Buy 2 for $60 for you and a friend, saving $10!
- Buy 3 for $75 for the whole family, saving $30!
With the latest rewards program added to Juné Manga, Akadot will be down to its final conversion days.
Since Juné's soft launch, all yaoi titles have been making their way over from their printed forms on Akadot and digital forms on Emanga. Whether they are print, digital, or guest publications, if it's yaoi it's going to be on Juné! By the end of 2016 all these boys love goodies will be made available exclusively on JuneManga.com
As it stands right now, Akadot carries more than just yaoi, such books as Tezuka, Harlequin, and DMP related titles. However, soon these manga will be finding a new home. Juné isn't the only DMI imprint that is getting a makeover this year, Emanga will also be getting a new look to start carrying all of DMI's mainstream titles!
What does this mean for Akadot? Once all new websites have been updated with their full inventory, Akadot will slowly be taken down. DMI is making things easier for the fans to buy directly from the imprints they already know and love.
This also means Akadot's current reward points will vanish from Akadot as well. These points will then be transferred over to the corresponding website of the customer's choosing. If they want all their points just for yaoi, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add the correct rewards points to the new Juné rewards system. If the customer wants all their points for mainstream titles, these points will be transferred over at the soft launch of Emanga.
Here at DMI, we take change as a challenge, something new and exciting! We want to thank all of our fans as they support us through this new transition into new and special.
Our first batch of restocks have just come in! Grab yours while supplies last!! ೭੧(❛▿❛✿)੭೨
Border Volume 1 by Kazuma Kodaka
Welcome to a behind-the-scenes detective agency staffed by the most stunning men on the street…but don’t mistake this smooth, stylish crew for gumshoes! They always one-up the law with the greatest of ease and nab every crook, schemer, and gang lord…but can they solve the mysteries of their own confused past? In the end, which of these sleuths will be rewarded with an everlasting love?
Border bares all in a fast-paced, funny and bittersweet tale of the lengths one detective will go to in order to protect his best friend teammates! Is it possible to honor the memory of a long-lost love and find peace in the present? When every day on the job brings the possibility of death, there’s simply no time to lose!
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 2 by Hinako Takanaga
University study Tetsuhiro Morinaga has been in love with his homophobic, violent and tyrannical sempai Souichi Tatsumi for more than four years now. Even though he’s told Tatsumi how he feels and even managed to steal a kiss, expecting anything more seems like nothing more than the stuff of dreams... That is until the long-oppressed Morinaga gets his biggest chance ever. Might his unendingly unrequited love finally be returned?
Mr Mini Mart by Junko
Shy Nakaba has been a shut-in ever since gossip at school destroyed his reputation. But when his mom snags him a job to help him break out of his shell, he’s forced to face a co-worker who knows a thing or two about courage and commitment! Can Nakaba stand tall and speak up for what he truly wants? Mr. Mini Mart serves up a sweet-and-salty story filled with brave confessions and bold crushes! Will the past catch up to a boy who wants nothing more than to hide away forever? Or will the future finally shine with the promise of brand-new beginnings?
Seven Days: Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday by Rihito Takarai
It is rumored that Touji Seryou, one of the more popular boys at school, would go out with anyone who asks him out on a Monday morning. But on this particular Monday morning, the first person he meets at the school gate is no other than Yuzuru Shino, Seryou's sempai at the archery club.
On a whim, and well-aware of Seryou's reputation, Shino asks Seryou to go out with him. Thinking that it will be treated as a joke, they’re both guys after all, imagine Shino's surprise when Seryou takes him up on the offer!
There is a catch, though. While Seryou does go out with the first girl who asks him out on a Monday morning, the other side of the coin is - by the end of the week, he will break up with that person. In essence, Seryou is a lover with a one-week expiration date. But will Shino prove to be the exception to that rule?
Private Teacher Volumes 1-4 by Yuu Moegi
Kaede is the perfect tutor -- he’s brilliant, funny and completely hot. But Rintaro had better watch out when he underperforms! Kaede’s very strict when it comes to his pupil’s scores…and he has no problem keeping Rintaro late for a little extra one-on-one! Will these study sessions turn into a steamy excuse to dish out discipline and discover forbidden desires?