Category:Yaoi

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Yaoi (やおい) is a publishing genre which focuses on male/male relationships. The genre originated in Japan and encompasses manga, anime, novels and dōjinshi. Yaoi directed toward women, the subtype most well-known outside of Japan,[citation needed] is called BL or Boy's Love. Despite the genre being called Boy's Love, the males may be of any age, the term for works focused on underage boys being shotacon.[3] Yaoi has spread beyond Japan; yaoi material is available in the United States, as well as other Western and Eastern nations worldwide.

Yaoi began in the doujinshi markets of Japan in the late 1970s, mostly as parody works; but male same-sex love had previously been presented in shonen-ai, june and tanbi works. BL authors and fans are careful to distinguish BL from “gay manga,” which is created by and for gay men. Some male mangaka have produced BL works.

The main characters in yaoi usually conform to the stereotypes of the older: a masculine seme (dominant/top in relationship) who pursues the younger, feminine uke (bottom).
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