Readers’ Favourite YAOI Books

A few weeks ago Tam did a post about YAOI here. There was a lot of interest by readers and so many titles of favourite books listed on the post that Ingrid volunteered, by raising her hand in the air, 🙂 when I asked for someone to put a list together of your favourite YAOI reads. So here is Ingrid’s first attempt, with Tam’s help,  at a list of Readers’ Favourite YAOI Books. This list will be updated with your input every 3 – 6 months to keep it current.

Because there were so many titles Ingrid did some editing. You will also note that there is a separate section for anime.

Thanks to all the readers who sent in their favourite books – we couldn’t have done this without you. 🙂

From here on, all the narrative as well as the titles were put together by Ingrid

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The list is in alphabetical order by mangaka ( artist and writer of manga) with some of the recommended reads. Listing all of the available books simply would be too much as some of these writers have produced a lot of work.

MANGA

Ayano Yamane:           
Crimson Spell 1-3,       (fantasy)
You`re my Love Prize in Viewfinder (contemp)
A foreign love affair (contemp)

Fujiyama Hyouta:         
Love Spell (contemp)
Lover’s Apartment (contemp)

Haruka Minami:           
Love a la carte (contemp)

Hiroko Ishimaru:          
Love Knot (contemp)

Kai Tsuragi:                 
Black Night 1-4 (fantasy)

Kamo Nabako:           
Selfish Mr Mermaid (fantasy)
Love Café (contemp)

Kano Shiuko:              
Yakuza in Love (contemp)

Košen:                        
The Guardian (fantasy)

Lily Hoshino:               
Choclate surprise (contemp)
Mr. Flower bride (contemp)

Masara Minase:           
Empty Heart (contemp)

Gokujou no Koibito
The best lover 1-4  (contemp)

Mishima Kazuhiko:       Love Neco (contemp)
Reverse  (contemp)

Mizukami Shin:
Rikara (historical) note: all the work is historical

Myamoto Kano:          
Lovers and Soul (contemp) Not/Love  (contemp)

Rakun:                         
U Don’t Know Me (contemp)

Sanami Matoh :           
Fake volume 1- 7 (contemp)

Shimizu Yuki:               
Love Mode 1- 11 (contemp)

Shungiku Nakamura:    
Junjou Romantica 1-10 ( contemp)

Takanaga Hinako:        
You Will Drown In Love,
You will Fall in Love (contemp)
Silent (Bukiyou na) (contemp)

Tohru   Kousaka:         
No money (Okane ga Nai) ( contemp)

Tori Maia:                   
Hoshi no Yakata  1-5 o.a. Palace of Stars (contemp BDSM)

Youka Nitta:              
Embracing Love Haru wo daiteita (contemp)

ANIME

Junjou Romantica: Link to episode 1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hhDufTFzRc

There are currently 24 episodes available on youtube. Enjoy! Don’t forget to watch the 1 minute clip that is coming after the exit song. They are hilarious!

Okane ga Nai: http://www.animeseason.com/okane-ga-nai-episode-1/

Ai no Kusabi ( The Space Between) here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHR-akmJtNo&feature=related.

They remade this series last year but it is not available online yet. Here the link to the new series: http://ainokusabi.jp/  When clicking on special you get to see the new trailer. (note site is in Japanese only)

Sensitive Pornograph: http://video2.xtube.com/watch.php?v_user_id=mop125&idx=8&v=PGNJJ_G532_&cl=jRHYg_G532_&from=&ver=3&ccaa=1&qid=&qidx=&qnum=&preview_flag=

Zetsuai and Bronze (Everlasting Love): As with all others these are in bookform too. But I did not like the artwork so I never read them but in anime it works much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4AKAHHNKZo

NB: I have provided the youtube links because everyone will be able to see them. There are of course other places where you can see the video’s.

Some links to useful sites:        

http://www.mangaupdates.com/index.html

They have an extensive index with titles and managaka’s.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/

Anime news

http://www.akadot.com/yaoi-c-37.html

Online store with books and t-shirts and the lot

http://www.junemanga.com/

A well known publisher, also with news on the YAOI/con

For further reading:

http://www.mangatoshokan.com/

Scanlations

http://www.thespectrum.net/manga_scans/yaoi/

More scanlations

http://www.liquideros.com/index.html

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