ANN reported today that the manga/anime Ouran High School Host Club is going to get its own live action television show this coming July. Ouran has been popular with yaoi fans due to its six male host club members and ample fanservice. The host club members cover a wide range of types including the twins, who play off of their 'forbidden love' for each other, and Honey, who is the loli-shota type even though he is actually the oldest of the group. Wiki describes the series as "a parody of otaku culture, especially cross-dressing, yaoi and yuri cultures within otaku culture." Those interested in checking out the anime can see it here on Hulu or watch it on Netflix via the instant queue.
So far of the male characters, we know Yusuke Yamamoto has been cast as Host Club president, Tamaki Suoh. He's a cutie!———————-> Can't wait to see the trailer for this one.
"Male characters who wear glasses are referred to as megane, megane otoko or meganedanshi. The most common stereotype associated with the term, especially in youth-oriented stories, is the ubiquitous "Class Representative" (iincho); a well-doing, charismatic but sometimes bossy student who is respectful of authority. This usually earns them the respect of good students or contempt of slackers." SOURCE
Spoken Language is Japanese w/English Subtitles
Pentium III 500 mhz or faster PC
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.]
“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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The 2011 Release List documenting all yaoi manga and novels being released this year has been updated and can be found here or in its usual spot in the top bar titled "Release List". I have removed all unreleased titles by TOKYOPOP and BLUMANGA as they have now been removed from retailers or made unavailable.
The only change was Dog X Cat V2 now has a release date of 6/1/11.
The following titles have been added: Kizuna V4 Deluxe Edition; Rabbit Man, Tiger Man V2; Yakuza Café; Bad Teacher's Equation V3; Border V3; Bad Teacher's Equation V4 & Bad Teacher's Equation V5.
The following licenses were added to the end of the list as they do not currently show a release date: Great Place High School Student Council V4; Koi ni Tsuite; Yellow 2 Episode 3; Mr. Convenience; Only Serious About You V2; The Tyrant Falls in Love V5 & V6.
Japanese Pub Date ~ 2001/English Pub Date ~ 9/2006
“Nagai is just your typical office guy… except that he’s had a secret crush on his coworker Saitou for ages. But with Saitou’s massive wedding just around the corner, Nagai realizes that it’s finally time to retire his illicit desire for the adorable young man. However, sly Honda has a few teasing tricks up his own sleeve… and once the beer starts flowing, there’s no telling where the night will end! Is this love triangle destined to tumble, or will it evolve into the most tantalizing tryst ever?
In the buttoned-up world of business, you have to find a few ways to let off steam! The men of Close the Last Door! are definitely open to a range of relaxing options… as long as a few drinks, wandering hands and rumpled sheets are involved. It’s all flirtatious fun and games until someone gets their feelings hurt. Who will play the game to win, and who will crack under the pressure of passion?”
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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.
Hinako Takanaga just announced via twitter her plans on ending The Tyrant Falls in Love. Here are the numerous tweets compiled together as one complete message:
"Because I received so many questions if the series of "Bokun" ends by vol.7, here is my answer below. Actually, I would say this is the final story for this series. The reason for anouncing this so sudden is that even though I was planning to end off the series at first, I always get off the track while making a story and wasn't sure myself if it ends or not. Although, the series ends this time, I still have some additional episodes for "Bokun" that I'm planning to make a one-shot, or some short stories from now on. Therefore, please keep supporting me and also this "Bokun" series as so far. At last, I always appreciate for your messages from foreign countries. Thank you so much. Lots of love, Hinako Takanaga"
So although she stated in her interview with me that it would continue past volume 7,
it appears it will not be (KudouUsagi clarified in comments below that based on how Sensei's latest arc is going, it should be going through 8 volumes and then the extra stories after that).
EDIT: Here is a little more explanation that was posted on her LiveJournal Community.
Each week RightStuf brings us their weekly specials, which can be a lot to dig through to find something you may want. I thought I would start to post just the yaoi specific specials or items I think yaoi fans would like so it is easier for you to find what you're looking for. Here are this week's specials, which are valid for May 12th to May 18th (click picture to go to item):
Fake Yaoi Anime DVD, $14.99
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