Gods were created as a result of human prayer. In this way, the “Yaoi” God spoke to us. While Yaoi God claims that a person’s gender is unimportant to their love for another, Moon God believes that men and women should get married. What will happen as a result of the collision between Yaoi’s modern thinking and Moon’s traditional thinking?
Yaoi (/jai/; Japanese: [ja.o.i]) is a subgenre of fictional media that first appeared in Japan and features homoerotic interactions between male characters. Its acronym is BL, and another name for it is the Wasei-Eigo construction boys’ love (, bizu rabu) (, beru). [a] It is distinct from bara, or “rose,” which is homoerotic media targeted at homosexual men. It is mostly created by women for other women, however men can also create it. It includes a wide range of entertainment mediums, such as manga, anime, drama CDs, books, computer games, television shows, motion pictures, and fan works. Even though some fans and commentators in the West use the terms “Boys’ love” and “BL,” the term “yaoi” is still more generally used in English. In Japan and the majority of Asia, this type of media is referred to as “boys’ love” or “BL.”
The 1970s saw the emergence of the genre in the shjo manga subgenre, also referred to as comics for women. The new literary genre was known by a variety of titles, including shnen-ai (literally, “boy love”), tanbi (literally, “aestheticism”), and June (literally, “du ne”). The term “yaoi” first originated in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the context of djinshi (, self-published works) culture as a portmanteau of “yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi,” which translates to “no climax, no purpose, no meaning.” The word was applied in a self-deprecating manner to amateur fan works that overemphasized sex at the expense of plot and character development. Later, in the 1990s, Japanese magazines started using the term “boys’ love” as a catchall for male-to-male romantic media that was marketed to female customers.
One of the ideas and motifs connected to yaoi is that of androgynous men, commonly known as bishnen. Other ideas and themes connected to yaoi include rape representations, underdeveloped female characters, stories that emphasize homosociality while downplaying socio-cultural homophobia, and underdeveloped female characters. One of the distinctive features of yaoi is the practice of pairing characters in relationships according to the roles of seme, which can be translated as “sexual top” or “active pursuer,” and uke, which can be interpreted as “sexual bottom” or “passive pursued.” Yaoi has been widely recognized since the 1990s. This has been done through the licensing, distribution, and online unlicensed use of its works by Yaoi fans around the world. Yaoi fanworks, culture, and fandom have been the subject of extensive investigation and writing by academics and journalists from throughout the world.