SITE NEWS: The Yaoi Review is Shutting Down

No, it's not April Fool's, I am shutting down The Yaoi Review. Don't worry… it's for good reason! You may have heard that Viz Media was recently looking for a Boys' Love Editor. Well, after some prodding by a few of you I applied for the position and got it! Monday was my first day and it was great. I'm very excited about the position and how I'll be able to help the boys' love industry grow. Although it is sad for me to close the site, it is due to some amazing circumstances.

Thanks to those of you who made me believe I could actually go for this position and/or offered your advice… I hope I'll make you all proud! As soon as the details of the new venture are sorted out I will post again so you know where to find us on Twitter, Facebook, etc.  I will still have my TYR Twitter and Facebook accounts as those will continue to be my personal accounts to talk about yaoi but it will strictly be from a fan perspective. There will be no new reviews or news posts going forward, although I will leave the site and all of its existing content up for you to peruse. Anyway, thanks for all of your love these last few years and I hope you have enjoyed the site as much as I have. :-)

~Jennifer LeBlanc

36 Comments

  • OMG!!! Wow, many congrats!

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  • Congratulations on your new position! I’ll miss The Yaoi Review; it has been (and will continue to be) a fantastic resource. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and effort. Best of luck with your future pursuits!

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  • Congratulations, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What am I going to do without this site?!

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  • Congratulations on the new job and Thank you for maintaining the site for as long as you have good luck and I’ll be following you around ^.^ may Yaoi live forever!!!

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  • Congratulations!

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  • Congrats!

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  • Congratulations! Im happy and sad at the same time

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  • Congrats :D it’s awesome news! And to be paid to do what you love! Very happy for you! All the best, Jennifer!

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  • Congratz! That’s amazing!

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  • Congratulations! I hope we’ll be seeing some awesome BL books from Viz and you :) I’m sad to see you are shutting down TYR, but I’m very happy for you in your new endeavor, and I’m also very glad you will be keeping the site up for perusing of past things as it is a valuable resource and would be a shame to lose. I remember when Boys on Boys on Love site shut down, it was devastating! There was so much content there, including reviews and publisher info. And even though some of it was out of date, it was still frequently referred to prior to disappearing from the internet. So, I’m happy you’ll be leaving this site up even if nothing new is posted to it.

    Have you considered having help with keeping this site updated with content? Perhaps letting guest reviewers submit reviews and/or info to keep the yaoi fans up-to-date?

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  • You can’t imagine HOW HAPPY I am for you. When I saw the header title at the feed I got worried you were depressed or was going to disappear from yaoi world forever, but NO, GREAT NEWS! Congratulations, I think you deserve it and I’m also excited the Viz Yaoi is for real!

    Thank you for everything and all your support.

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  • Congratulations and best of luck to you! If this site must shut down, there can be no better reason than this. We will miss you. Thanks for all you’ve done.

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  • Congrats! :) And I’m proud to be one of the people you prodded. It felt gooooooood.

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  • Can’t wait to see what great manga you’re gonna edit <3. You should maybe consider getting help to keep this blog instead of closing it – though I understand you'll darn busy, so… anyway, good luck with that.

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  • Wow!!! Congratulations!!!
    Sad to see the site go but its all for good reasons.
    This is something that you really deserve especially since you have
    been a great advocate for the publication of yaoi titles in the U.S.
    Good luck to you and I can’t wait to read your first edited yaoi title from VIZ.

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  • Wow! That’s such an awesome opportunity! I’m sad to see this site has to go, but I can’t wait to see what books you’ll work on in the future! It’s always great to have passionate BL fans working on titles. <3 Best of luck and congrats!

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  • Congratulations on your new job! Best of luck to you. :)

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  • CONGRATS! I’m super happy for you! It’s so good to know that a true fan will be holding it down. Gambatte kudassai!

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  • OMG Congratulations, I’m so happy for you. I didn’t even know VIZ was interested in publishing boys love. That’s great. Sorry to see the site go but good luck, I’m sure you will do a wonderful job.

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  • I’m so happy for you hun!!! I’ll be sad to see the site go… But I can’t wait to read the manga etc… you’re going to be editing :3 <3 Best of Luck to you Sweetie!!!

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  • Hi there, Super Congrats on your new job, woohoo! *pops champagne, lights fireworks*
    I’m late to the game so I only recently discovered your site =/
    Good Luck and Thank You for keeping the site up, I look forward to the archives.
    *hugglz*

    Luv,
    GiggLz.

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  • Congratulations, I’m so happy for you ^^

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  • Woohoo! Congratulations! I’ll keep in touch through your facebook account.
    Best regards. I can’t wait to see what BL titles Viz gets into…

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  • Congratulations! You must be so pleased.

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  • Congratulations, hope you have lots of fun there. I think you got the dream job of many fujoshi. ;)
    Good luck. :D

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  • Congratulations on the new Job. I will miss seeing your updates, and getting the news. But this way your talent is going to be used for something good and you will get paid for it.

    I will keep a check to see where you will be going to so I can follow you again. (Just like I did from LJ) to here.

    (Excited to know viz is interested in BL. I was just thinking last night how many publishers we have lost. Maybe they are going to pick up Blu titles that would be good). :)

    Enjoy your new job!

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  • Congratulations :) I hope you enjoy your new job! You’ll be missed <3

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  • Congratulations! Though I’ll be sad to see TYR shut down, I am very happy for you and hope you’ll bring us many more wonderful new “presents” in the future!

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  • Congratulations, good and bad hand in hand^^ i wish you the best of luck and happiness on this new job venture and hope your love of sharing your thoughts on yaoi will preserve

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  • LUCKY WHORE.

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  • That is so amazing! Congratulations! I am sad that this site is shutting down but like you said it couldn’t have been under better circumstances. ^_^

    I hope you enjoy your new job!

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  • Aw, this is so sad, but I’m really happy for you.
    Thank you so much for all you’ve done here.
    I will really miss this site.
    Best of luck to you <3

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  • Congratulations!! Having such an extensive background in Yaoi, you will do wonderfully, I’m sure! :D

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  • Congratulations! Hope you enjoy your new work, and I’ll be looking forward to good things from VIZ. As others have said, what a silver lining to the news that this site is going dormant. Wishing you all the best!

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  • wow anything bl is my dream job… hehe. best of luck to you! Bring us MORE BL!

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