How Do You Like Your Yaoi?

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Last week I posted a mini poll and asked you to vote on yaoi which is a very popular M/M sub genre. The results were surprising.

Here’s how you voted

Do you love yaoi because the guys are androgynous? 25% of you voted yes
Do you love this sub genre because of the Asian influence 23%yes
Do you like the idea that yaoi has now moved to the West 38% said yes
35% of readers would like to have more yaoi published
Only 6% of readers who voted like historical yaoi
And a whopping 41% could care less about yaoi

I was really shocked at the high percentage who could care less, but not surprised that 35% of you would like more, more, more. Since only 25% of those who voted like the androgynous characters does this mean that the guys will be more muscular in future? Hardly.:)

Because bloggers could vote in multiple categories the percentage did not work out to 100.

Thanks everyone for voting and the next mini poll will be posted around the middle of the week.

15 thoughts on “How Do You Like Your Yaoi?

  1. Ingrid

    Kris got me into reading yaoi. The only problem I have with it, that in manga style there is not much text. Kris says I should look at the pics *g*
    Luckily I found this site where you can read them online. So you can read loads of them to get my text fix.

  2. Tam

    Ingrid and I have the same pimp. :-) I don't mind the manga type and have read a couple of Japanese novels (as opposed to something like Katrina's work which is more North American based) and as long as I remember to check my North American sensibilities at the door I don't get too frustrated with them. LOL Now that I'm used to reading back-to-front I'm okay with the manga.

  3. NL Gassert

    For a really beautiful manga, check out Youka Nitta’s Embracing Love series.

    I’m almost up-to-date on my Japanese versions (I have 12), but I’ve had a very difficult time finding anything past Embracing Love 5 in the US. I might need a better pimp :-)

    Nadja

  4. Ingrid

    I like some artists more then others. It´s amazing how some can make expressions in a face with a few lines.

    The right to left reading was weird at start but is ok now.

  5. Tam

    I got kind of hooked on the Junjo Romantica series (read some on-line) but then found (thanks to our pimp) that there is actually a TV series in Japan and found Season 1 and 2 (up to airdate Oct. 2008) on-line with English subtitles. It follows the books really closely so I spent about two weekends learning Japanese (I can say I love you LOL) and watching yaoi anime.

  6. Ingrid

    Tam I am not sure if you have to "thank" our pimp *g*

    I remember in one of Sedonia Guillone´s books a mother of one the protags is admitted to hospital or the psych ward for yaoi addiction. *g*

  7. jessewave

    Ingrid

    I remember in one of Sedonia Guillone´s books a mother of one the protags is admitted to hospital or the psych ward for yaoi addiction. *g*

    Now I've heard everything. You guys are serious addicts.

    The pimp should be giving all of you money to pay for your habit.

  8. Katrina Strauss

    Hey, those guys look kind of familiar. ;)

    As both a reader of Japanese yaoi and author of yaoi-influenced m/m, I am more than happy to continue representing Westside. :D

  9. jessewave

    Hi Katrina
    I thought you would like this post.:)

    I assume that the people who voted "no" don't read yaoi because the fanbase for this sub genre is incredible.

    I'm so glad that I don't have to respond to many of the comments here because you ladies are doing very well on your own :DDD

  10. Ingrid

    Nothing to be sorry about each has her thing.

    If I ever come close to a certain womans person from Perth with pink hair I am going to wring her neck!! *g*

  11. Kris

    I don't understand how it's my fault you guys don't have any self-control.

    All I did was ask people if they wanted to try yaoi and then sent the heap I had on it's merry way across the globe. Geez.

    Granted I found the site with the Junjo Romantica tv series, but it wasn't me who went out looking for places where she could read it on line! Hmph!

    My fave author/artist is Lily Hoshino. To check out a gorgeous example of her artwork which has been scanned (still don't get how that works) go here: http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Lily-Hoshino/item169841/

  12. Ingrid

    I still think its your fault.

    As for the scanning, I simply think that they take of the back (glue part), take the pages apart and start scanning.

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