I have mentioned before in my favorite BL mangaka post about the impact that Hayakawa Nojiko has on me or how I find ZAKK’s style amazing. Then again, rather than reiterating what I already have said, I want to introduce a mangaka that I’ve never mentioned before (sensei only appeared in my ikemen catalog haha). I am talking about Asada Nemui.
The award goes tooo : Kichiku Encount! This manga was unlucky because it was the first one popped up in my mind but there are surely a lot of other BL with the exact same setting.
Seriously, this challenge brought my darkest parts out haha! I think I’m a sucker for ikemen type; pretty face, fair skin, rather long and muscular, but not on the overly bulky side. As much as I like baggy t-shirts, sneakers and jeans, I also think shirts, canvas pants and blazers are really cool; overall, I’d like to see the characters in nice clothes.
This issue has several different aspects to it. In terms of reading, I can read anything and everything; I don’t remember a time I flinched over something I see in BL and let me tell you, I’ve seen things.
I don’t read fanfiction because of some very obvious reasons; as in, I need my life and fanfiction is just another layer in the depths of fandom hell. Keeping track of the series I like (in anime/manga section), reading doujin, keeping up with the blog and my IG account and of course, my real life, takes up my whole time so I would be totally lost and turn into a hikikomori if I were to start reading. Once I step in, sadly there is no turning back for me.
I am guessing by ‘theme’, the theme of the story is implied. I guess I would say slice of life with university setting. Because this setting can be bent into any shape and mixed with things from outside of college, meetings can occur in social school clubs or goukons, part-time work or just the hallway; you name it, possibilities are endless. Of course the honorable mention out of these possibilities goes to : Teacher student relationships. Aaahh, I’m a real sucker for this specific type…
I decided to answer this one in two parts: I’ll choose one for animated movie and another one for animated series. Since most BL consist of only one tankoubon I think they would be more suitable for a movie (as in Seven Days by Takarai Rihito and Tachibana Venio) while longer ones would be good as series.