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Boys’ Love Game Review: Absolute Obedience

Publisher: Langmaor Rating: 18+ Uncensored
Release Date – Oct 25 2006
Spoken Language is Japanese w/English Subtitles

System Requirements:
Pentium III 500 mhz or faster PC
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
DVD-ROM drive
1.2 GB hard drive space
[NOTE: I have this loaded on my laptop with Windows 7 and it has worked just fine with no glitches. I cannot guarantee that will be the case for all computers with newer Windows software.]

Quick Synopsis:

“Welcome, one and all, to our little Agency. I'm sure that at one time or another, you've felt frustrated by the actions of a certain troublesome individual, who always seems to make your life more difficult. You know the feeling – through no fault of your own, your every step is hindered by the actions of someone who's been born onto this Earth just to trip you up?

That's where our Agency comes in. With just one word from you, our special volunteer staff will happily lay a complex trap for the individual who causes you so much frustration, and exact sweet revenge on the troublemaker for you, turning their life into exactly the kind of living hell you want. We'll make them surrender totally to our will, force them into perfect obedience while we punish them for the crime of tormenting you. Of course, we use the word "volunteer" loosely. Payment is always required for our services, but don't worry – we'll never ask you for money.”
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YAOI AMV: Absolute Obedience Boys’ Love Game

This game is currently on sale at RightStuf for only $17.99 (I paid double when I bought it)! It's one of the few boys' love games we have available in English (Spoken Japanese, Written English). I will be posting a review of the game shortly.

~Jennifer LeBlanc

CALL TO ACTION: Tell Amazon NO to KINDLE Censorship

I think we need to band together as yaoi fans and tell Amazon we are not happy with the censorship of our beloved yaoi titles, whatever their reasoning may be. I myself am a KINDLE user and at no point in time would I have purchased a KINDLE had I realized they would start censoring titles and CONTINUE to censor titles depending on their current whims. Please do your part by going to this link for KINDLE customer service, select "Questions about KINDLE books, subscription, or other content" as your issue (not "Problems with…" as that may go to an I.T. type person) and state your displeasure with their ever changing policies about acceptable content. You can also send a direct email to kindle-feedback@amazon.com.

Please spread the word! (Twitter, Facebook, forums…) If you do get a response, please post it in comments for all to see so we can prove whether or not they are taking us seriously. Thank you!

EDIT: Here is a post that was started by someone else on the KINDLE forums. As you can see, they are already misunderstanding what yaoi really is. Feel free to add your 2 cents worth so other KINDLE users understand what the real issue is.

~Jennifer LeBlanc

NEW FANSERVICE ANIME: Black Butler Releases Today!

Black Butler Season One Part One released today. The Limited Edition is now selling at Amazon for $38.99 with FREE shipping within the U.S. It has both English and Japanese languages and English subtitles. More details as well as where to purchase it are located here

~Jennifer LeBlanc

YAOI NEWS: Black Butler English Dub Trailer

I'm a bit stunned… I'm not sure how I feel about Sebastian's voice in English. Well, I DO know how I feel about it but I'm trying to hold off on making any rash judgments. I think I need the shock to pass first. 

What do you think? 

~Jennifer LeBlanc


YAOI NEWS (UPDATED): Black Butler S1 Up For Preorder!

Yes, I know Black Butler isn't 'technically' yaoi but those of us familiar with it knows it's FULL of fanservice (need I mention the corset scene?). Not only is volume 3 of the manga now available but season 1 of the anime is up for preorder! The release date is set for January 11, 2011 and currently Rightstuf.com is listing it for $38.99.

UPDATE: I found out that Black Butler Season 1 is being released in TWO parts so the release on January 11th is only the first part of season 1, found here with Limited Edition found here, and the second part is being released on March 8th, 2011, found here (no part 2 Limited Edition is showing yet) . Personally I'm waiting for another Funimation sale before investing in this two parter, regardless of how much I love it. $89.98 for only one season is a bit steep and that's not for the Limited Edition, although I have no idea what extras that includes.

UPDATE #2: Interesting, looks like until the limited edition sells out, you can't buy the regular edition (at RightStuf). This is what it says on the regular edition:

Note: This regular edition does not contain the rigid box and premium item included with the limited edition, and will not ship until after the limited edition has sold out.

~Jennifer LeBlanc

YAOI NEWS: Shounen Maid Kuro-kun (Shota)

Shounen Maid Kuro-kun [Shota]

Warning: Shounen Maid Kuro-kun is a SHOTA comic animation.

Summary:
Popular crossdressing tsundere shota maid and frequently abused slave Kuro-kun, star of several ero-manga. It is being made by 37C, the studio responsible for Pico. The manga original itself is by ??? / Masaki Hiiragi, and chronicles the unfortunate life of Kuro-kun as he is sold into servitude to pay his father’s debts and subsequently forced to become the household maid at his new master’s mansion, with predictable results considering the genre. (By Sankaku Complex)

While the artwork is pretty good with some good voice actors, I must say I am disturbed by it… because of the message it's sending to viewers, not to mention some screaming parts from Kuro-kun too. To me, it is sending negative message saying it is fine to be forced upon as long as you can get closer to the person. But I do understand that some people like this genre. So, I encourage viewers to accept this animated piece purely as artistic expression or for entertainment only.

Obviously, I am not interested in it (being shota) and had a hard time finding a translator for it. But I managed to find someone who can and make it happen for the sake of forumers who really wants to understand it. I am sorry, but there will be no torrent release for this.
Credits to: Etoile for providing the raw and SK for translating it. Everything else is done by me, I hope there's no problem with it since I wanted to get this out asap.

 

To download the video, you can find it in the AarinFantasy forum located here. You must be a member of the forum.

~Jennifer LeBlanc

YAOI NEWS: Funimation Licenses Black Butler Anime

 

Ok, so 'technically' Black Butler isn't yaoi but come on… we all know it was meant for us. ;-) I'm am so stoked that we're finally getting this in anime form so I don't need to watch it on my computer. ANN announced the details here and also stated that there will be a Black Butler 2 released July 2010 but with a new butler and master. If you're curious, here is the trailer for Black Butler 2:

 

So what do you think? Something you'd want to see more of or just not the same?

~Jennifer LeBlanc

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