STRONG BL Warning! BL/Yaoi haters, stay away… like seriously. Fujoshis/Fudanshis, let’s unite, nyaaaa~
This episode was recorded on 1st July, 2011 with the MetaCast of Kyokai, anaaga, Hoshi, Ness & Overcooled. This is the first of it’s kind all-girls podcast on one of the most talked-about topics in animanga land: Yaoi/Boy’s Love/Shounen Ai… call it whatever you please. Metanorn has always been quite open to this genre not because girls ended up running it but simple fangirliness that is induced even more whenever BL is talked about. To a lot of people, it’s still a mystery and we have taken upon ourselves to unravel at least some parts of it. So, sit back and relax for a blow by blow on the psyche of yaoi, why it is so popular and some specialized recommendations from our resident experts.
00:00-02:36 — Intro Music with Host Introductions (Hime’s insert – “Vanilla” by Gackt)
02:36-14:11 — MetaCast
- What’s everyone up to lately?
- Metanorn Site Updates:
- Feedback on last episode
- Stuff has been brewing!
- 5M aaaaaaaaaah!
14:12-17:15 — Music Intermission 1 (OC’s cover of “Cage” by Dir en Grey)
17:16-1:08:08 — MetaProject A: BL Fandom
- Introduction of the topic
- Mourning over the end of Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
- Different forms of yaoi: DJs and then Manga, Drama CDs, Anime – even some porn
- Why do fangirls like yaoi?
- Yaoi Con!!!?
- Getting in the groove~ YAOI
- First one you read/watched?
- Are you a Open or Closet Yaoi fan?
- How often do you think of yaoi?
- If you were a boy, seme or uke?
- What type of character do your prefer?
- Favorite location for that dirty bizns?
- Have you ever had a strange experience with Yaoi?
1:08:09-1:09:10 — Music Intermission 2 (Hoshi’s insert — “Replay” by SHINee)
1:09:11-1:28:28 — MetaProject B — BL Fandom (continued)
- Favorite yaoi hawtie and who would be in your harem?
- Favorite yaoi series?
- Top Canon Couple or Ship Couple?
- Favourite seiyuu that you like in yaoi? And seiyuu you wished did yaoi?
- Yaoi Manga Recommendations – Per person (3 per person)
- anaaga – Complex, Only the Flower Knows, I Want to Become Your Bird
- Hoshi – Everything by Asumiko Nakamura
- Overcooled – Koisuru Boukun and Sengoku Basara doujins [Koibumi (MotonarixMotochika), Koi Suru Boukun, T&B “Buddy Buddy” doujinshi]
- Ness – Boy Princess, Totally Captivated, Poet was not built in a day
- Kyokai – Nemuru Tsuki, Touch Me Again, Mankai Darling
1:28:29-1:36:56 — Team Plugs & Shout outs:
- DDD anniversary: Congrats guys! (baku, Flags, Grim & TSRL)
- Metanorn Twitter love: Orenji_chan, viperatom, movielosophy, kuro_rin01, Izkda, IainHislop, i_am_ela, RadioActiveOreo, Shizuoni and ThisIsKei.
- Individual shoutouts:
- Ness – Yi – good luck with your exciting life choice for school, Ruby, Elyonand Fosh for your dedication to Metanorn.
- Hoshi – Generally everyone? (lol) and of course, my best friend~
- Overcooled – Sekijitsu peeeeeeeps and where’s Rennnn?
- anaaga – ShroudedDancer, congratulations for being the first team that will do the Digital Manga Guild program, and Cr4zyDave because he likes to read fantasy novels. And he should read yaoi.
- Kyokai – Conspicious Klux, Kuroshinko, Kabitzin, Daifukuu move, good luck to Starburst-chan and Eri. Also, Ruby, where are you?! Hana and Yi for awesome wedding talks and Jubbz, it’s alright man.
- Important Site links:
1:36:57-1:37:39 — Outro Music (Ness’s insert – “Kimi=Hana” by pigstar – Junjou Romantica OP1)
End Note by Kyokai: You can call this episode an experimentation to our genre expertness because somebody has to dish out the secret info. This was also one of the first podcasts that Jrow and I co-edited. I saved his ears from bleeding out for listening to a two and half hour recording compared to one and a half hour; yep, we couldn’t stop talking at all. Anyways, we girls definitely had fun fangirling about something that is still a mystery to some. It’s simple, you know, from the conclusion we came up with in the end. We’ll look forward to your feedback as always. Ja ne~
Hope you had fun with this ‘SPECIAL’ podcast! Bwahahahahaaaaaaa~