Anything homoerotic around in anime or drama?
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Just wondering if there is anything good in either asian drama or anime?

I need help in finding some source material for a Uni project and I knew it existed within anime and suchlike.

Im interested in how the Japanese use tv and animation to get away with a lot of taboo things in other society, mainly sexual things such as incest, paedophillia and homosexuality. The others aren't incredibly hard to find but this one I had no clue where to begin with so I wanted to be pointed in the direction of some popular examples.
I don't know where you are from HokiePokie and quite frankly I couldnt give a damn about anything about you. If your society feels the need to jump on anyone that expresses an interest on something more alternative, do it within your own society, not the internet.
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I feel sad since this thread has been ignored for over an hour... :sweatingbullets:

Of course there are homoerotic themes in anime/drama. One (subtle) anime I can think of is Card Captor Sakura (ooh... all you Toya and Yuki fans... )
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Gravitation ?

erghhh... i heard it was good so i downloaded it.
Started deleting those 3 gigs 5 minutes into the first episode >_>
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You could look at these threads:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=603 Yaoi
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=622 Yuri

That's for anime, though.

I can't help too much with the drama part, though I do know that there are some movies (Formula 17, for example) that you might be interested in.
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Wait are you classifying homosexuality as the same level of "wrong" was pedophilia and incest? Or are you talking about how people find it wrong in this country and they don't over there? In Japan (I think) once they're 13 it's not pedophilia... and I doubt incest is thought of as an "OK" thing in Japan, true it's in anime/dramas, but it most of them probably didn't even change the minds of the majority of Japan on it. I think most still feel it wrong, it's just some people just made anime/dramas about it...
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You asked why I wanted these things and I told you. I'm not interested in a debate.
Thank you for everybody's replies :).
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Laver2k wrote:

Im interested in how the Japanese use tv and animation to get away with a lot of taboo things in other society, mainly sexual things such as incest, paedophillia and homosexuality. The others aren't incredibly hard to find but this one I had no clue where to begin with so I wanted to be pointed in the direction of some popular examples.
I don't know where you are from HokiePokie and quite frankly I couldnt give a damn about anything about you. If your society feels the need to jump on anyone that expresses an interest on something more alternative, do it within your own society, not the internet.
Thanks to everyone that gave me some suggestions wihout me having to explain in-depth why I wanted them. I guess some people are just generally nice people, eh HokeyPokey =p?


Japan isn't the only country to 'get away' with addressing such topics as homosexuality, incest, or pedophilia.
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Dammit I told myself I wasn't going to forum moderate but oh well.

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Posted 7/5/07

Laver2k wrote:

Just wondering if there is anything good in either asian drama or anime?

I need help in finding some source material for a Uni project and I knew it existed within anime and suchlike.

Im interested in how the Japanese use tv and animation to get away with a lot of taboo things in other society, mainly sexual things such as incest, paedophillia and homosexuality. The others aren't incredibly hard to find but this one I had no clue where to begin with so I wanted to be pointed in the direction of some popular examples.
I don't know where you are from HokiePokie and quite frankly I couldnt give a damn about anything about you. If your society feels the need to jump on anyone that expresses an interest on something more alternative, do it within your own society, not the internet.


I don't know if you are still doing this project or not but I have something... There is an anime called Ouran High School Host club. In it two characters are twins and there relationship is labled "twincest" buy a lot of watchers. Nothing is concrete in the show. its very open to speculation and your own opinions on how their relationship is. I don't think there is anything sexual between them but many fangirls would like it to be so. Its interesting though.
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