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Yuri and Yaoi
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Posted 1/29/13
I like both as well. although yaoi is better
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I like both, but I tend to go mostly for Yaoi. I don't actually watch it much, I'll more likely read the manga; and I go for ones that have a good story to go along with it, like Crimson Spell.

Also, this:


sambhav11 wrote:

Though it saddens me to see how many people still neglect the idea of gay couples, which is shown throughout the thread.


I often find myself wishing there were more gay characters in mainstream shows and stories and there didn't have to be a separate genre just for these kinds of works. If movies started incorporating gay characters (or couples) and they were treated as just another part of the story, I think it would help dissipate some homophobia.
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Kurenai_Taka wrote:


I often find myself wishing there were more gay characters in mainstream shows and stories and there didn't have to be a separate genre just for these kinds of works. If movies started incorporating gay characters (or couples) and they were treated as just another part of the story, I think it would help dissipate some homophobia.


The reason you don't is it often feels heavy handed and unnecessary, basically trying to make a statement on culture rather than a natural addition to whatever show or movie you watch. It's easy to get the balance of a gay character or couple wrong and it will feel unnatural if there isn't some greater purpose to the story for including them.

That's typically why when you do see them it's in comedies because it's easier to inject a stereotypical gay character and not make it feel out of place. In the end it has a lot to do with peoples personal preferences and views so it's highly subjective and can garner a lot of scrutiny if done wrong so that's why you don't see it all that often.
Posted 1/29/13 , edited 1/29/13
I'm a straight girl.

I love shonen-ai and yaoi.

I love shoujo-ai and yuri.


But I prefer the mangas of these genres usually; anime adaptations are very rarely good.
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Posted 1/29/13

tommythecat wrote:


Kurenai_Taka wrote:


I often find myself wishing there were more gay characters in mainstream shows and stories and there didn't have to be a separate genre just for these kinds of works. If movies started incorporating gay characters (or couples) and they were treated as just another part of the story, I think it would help dissipate some homophobia.


The reason you don't is it often feels heavy handed and unnecessary, basically trying to make a statement on culture rather than a natural addition to whatever show or movie you watch. It's easy to get the balance of a gay character or couple wrong and it will feel unnatural if there isn't some greater purpose to the story for including them.

That's typically why when you do see them it's in comedies because it's easier to inject a stereotypical gay character and not make it feel out of place. In the end it has a lot to do with peoples personal preferences and views so it's highly subjective and can garner a lot of scrutiny if done wrong so that's why you don't see it all that often.


Hmm That makes sense, thanks. You're right, it could easily feel heavy handed to incorporate gay characters just for the sake of including gay characters, but I'm sure there must be possibilities beyond the comedy scene ... In the same way that some characters are shown to be in a relationship just for the sake of giving them a personal story even though the spouse isn't necessarily important to the plot, what prevents from just making that spouse of the same gender and not making any bigger deal out of it than there must?
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Posted 1/31/13
For me

Yuri- Beyond 100%
Yaoi-70%

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I was a craze Yaoi fangirl in high school.
Now I just love both and couldn't decided what to watch!
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YURI!!
both the book and show are sooo good. have read it about 3 times!



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I am girl, but
YURI WAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! FEEL THE EPICNESS!!
I dont understand why its more yaoi than yuri with my friends.... crazy people........
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Both have pluses and both have minuses.

Anyone liking only one side is a general typical shallow minded person. End of story. The only reason they'd only like one or the other is the sexuality of it, which is sadly not the whole point of either/or.
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YURI & YAOI!

I perfer Both
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21 / M / Jackson, MS
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Posted 2/1/13
I love yuri.

I've never seen nor plan to see yaoi.
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Yuri

Yaoi is not for me
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Yaoi does nothing for me probably because guys don't do anything for me. I also dislike the constant Seme/Uke dynamic you see in most Yaoi and could do without the melodrama.

I really want to like Girls Love, but I find most Yuri boring as hell to watch. The whole tall bifauxen/short girly girl thing is almost as annoying to me as the Seme/Uke thing with Yaoi and the whole highschool drama thing got really old really fast.

That said Strawberry Panic is one of my favorite anime series ever despite being a highschool drama about a one head taller girl and a short girly girl, go figure. Aside from that though the only other Yuri series i'd claim to like would be Yuru Yuri and Kanamemo who avoid the whole angsty dramatics in favor of lighthearted comedy.

Another thing that annoys me with Yuri is how a lot of supposedly Yuri series are 99% subtext. Take Saki and Battle Athletes for example. Both series feature a mostly female cast, girls who spend entirely too much time starring at each other longingly, and characters who focus on "beating" (so that's what they call it nowadays) their rival to an unhealthy degree. Yet there's only one kiss in Battle Athletes, no kissing in Saki, and not once is it stated whether any of the characters in either series are in a relationship. Yeah they're okay anime but i'm really not sure i'd consider them to be Girls Love series when the Girls Love never happens.
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Posted 2/1/13
I like both of them. Well, I prefer Yuri :3 since I'm a girl. But, I'm fine with any of them lol.
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