Anime and manga retailer Anime Castle was interviewed over at WNYC and since some of you buy your yaoi from them, I thought it would be fun to post so you can see where you were buying from. It's a good interview and the owner also seems quite open about yaoi itself. In the interview he mentions yaoi as a niche:
"So fans of comic books sort of gravitate toward other, diverse story lines, and the easiest thing to gravitate to is manga because they have shojo ready for you. They have sennen, which is older men type of comics. There's even a niche within manga known as yaoi, which is about boy-boy romances. It's something you wouldn't get really in American comic books, really per se, that being the focal point. You might have one or two lesbian or homosexual characters but you wouldn't have the entire story line devoted to them, just exploring their emotions and the trials and tribulations and the slapstick comedy that comes with it. That's what appeals to them; it's the diversity of story lines."
You can see the interview in its entirety here.
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