Episode 13: What makes a BL?

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Titles mentioned:

NOT BL:

  • Yuri!!! on Ice - sports anime
  • No. 6 by Asano Atsuko - sci-fi novel, manga (with Kino Hinoki) and anime
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! by Takabayashi Tomo and Matsumoto Temari - shoujo light novel, manga, and anime
  • Ballroom e Youkoso/Welcome to the Ballroom by Takeuchi Tomo - sports manga and anime
  • Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End by Kagami Takaya and Yamamoto Yamato - shounen manga and anime
  • Promare - anime movie
  • Sarazanmai - shoujo anime
  • Shoujo Kakumei Utena/Revolutionary Girl Utena (not yuri) - manga by Saitou Chiho and anime
  • Banana Fish (anime) - shoujo anime; see manga below
  • Free! - sports anime
  • Sherlock - TV series
  • Supernatural - TV series
  • Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia by Horikoshi Kouhei- shounen manga and anime

BL:

  • Kaze to Ki no Uta/Song of the Wind and Trees (the “first BL”) by Takemiya Keiko - BL manga and OVA
  • Zetsuai 1989 by Ozaki Minami - BL manga and OVAs
  • Ai no Kusabi by Yoshihara Reiko - BL novel, OVAs, and series
  • given by Kizu Natsuki - BL manga and anime
  • Rak Haeng Sayam/Love of Siam - Thai mainstream movie prominently featuring a gay romance
  • Smells Like Green Spirit by Nagai Saburou- BL manga
  • Happy Shitty Life by Harada - BL manga
  • Doushitemo Furetakunai/No Touching at All by Yoneda Kou - BL manga
  • Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai/Twittering Birds Never Fly by Yoneda Kou
  • Yuuutsu na Asa/Blue Morning by Hidaka Shouko - BL manga
  • Hidamari ga Kikoeru/I Hear the Sunspot by Fumino Yuki - BL manga and live-action movie
  • Hengoku no Calendula/Love in Limbo by Haji - BL manga
  • Coyote by Zaria Ranmaru - BL manga
  • Kashikomarimashita Destiny by Sachimo - BL (omegaverse) manga
  • The works of Kusakabe Keri (BL mangaka)
  • Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai/The World’s Greatest First Love: the Case of Yokozawa Takfumi by Fujisaki Miyako and Nakamura Shungiku - BL light novel and anime movie

Grey area:

  • Banana Fish (manga) by Yashida Akimi - proto-BL manga

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