Archive for: yaoi

In and Out

Manporn for all.

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Dangerous Boys

Sooyeon Won’s “Let Dai” and the violence of boy’s love.

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Borders and Manga: Interviews with Shaenon Garrity, Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, and J.R. Brown

B&N in my area also just carries much less manga generally, with a more specific focus on the best-selling series and new releases biased towards the larger publishers.

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Uses for Yaoi

Rather than encoding her art with the usual binary-gendered language code of line and colors, she sculpted every body out of the same luminous, plastic stuff.

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Ecce homo?

by Michael Arthur Update 8/9/11: A little while ago, Noah asked me to put a few words together on my perspective as a gay male reading yaoi. I didn’t have any particular thesis pulled together on the subject but I was thrilled to be given a soapbox. What ended up happening was that in an […]

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One Thousand and One Nights with Melinda & Michelle

MELINDA: Hello, Utilitarians. I’m Melinda Beasi. MICHELLE: And I’m Michelle Smith. MELINDA: About a month ago, Noah asked if we’d be interested in having a conversation about comics here at The Hooded Utilitarian, similar to our weekly manga discussion column, Off the Shelf (at Manga Bookshelf), and our monthly art-talk feature, Let’s Get Visual (at […]

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Endless Comfort: the sweetest yaoi ever

Endless Comfort, Sakuya Sakura, June Manga. I admit it up front–I bought this manga for the plucky great danes on the cover. Look at these faces!  (Note the dark grey nose at the far right, just peeking into the frame!) The art isn’t bad, either, and I enjoy yaoi, but it’s the dogs that got […]

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