Post Reply Dear Crunchyroll Why can't you add BL Anime
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/16/17
Why can't you add BL Anime (Boys Love) to Crunchyroll I think it's time to show the world it's beautiful sin
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/junjo-romantica
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There's not a lot made and Crunchyroll can't add what doesn't exist.
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/16/17
You should have thumbed through the show list before making this thread. Anyhow; need I point out that a sizeable chunk of BL anime are hentai, which disqualifies them from airing here? Plus, anime doesn't just fall from the sky on CR. If you want endless anime devoid of licensing restrictions, Crunchyroll is not for you.
Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/17/17

Cardamom_Ginger wrote:

You should have thumbed through the show list before making this thread. Anyhow; need I point out that a sizeable chunk of BL anime are hentai, which disqualifies them from airing here? Plus, anime doesn't just fall from the sky on CR. If you want endless anime devoid of licensing restrictions, Crunchyroll is not for you.


This.
A lot of that hentai is from the 90's and it isn't even that good. The animation sucks in more ways than one.
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/17/17

Antisocialmagic wrote:

Why can't you add BL Anime (Boys Love) to Crunchyroll I think it's time to show the world it's beautiful sin


I've moved this to the Suggestions / Feedback forum. There are already some threads here suggesting that Crunchyroll add this as a genre tag.

Crunchyroll does actually have some BL shows, but you have to look for them individually as there is no genre tag for them. If you search the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum using the term "yaoi" you'll probably find a couple of threads where people asked for titles, sometimes specifically on CR, and received that information.

Also worth noting is that there actually isn't a lot of BL that gets made into anime. It's mostly manga, and a lot of it is more sexually explicit than the sort of shows you would most commonly find on Crunchroll.
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/17/17

Antisocialmagic wrote:

Why can't you add BL Anime (Boys Love) to Crunchyroll I think it's time to show the world it's beautiful sin


Can't add a thing that does not exist (outside of porn).
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/17/17
But you have yuri
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Posted 7/16/17 , edited 7/17/17

Antisocialmagic wrote:

But you have yuri


More of that exists in a form that may be aired on TV.
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Posted 10/25/17 , edited 10/26/17
Please don't refer to it as "sin", that has a negative connotation.

But I get what you mean, I like BL a lot, but most of it is just porn. They have a lot of Nakamura-sensei's anime on here. Like 3 seasons of Junjou Romantica and a season of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. It's great if you like big age-gaps and office romance. And the kissing scenes are *great*. Another BL I would highly reccomend is Eiki Eiki-sensei's story, Love Stage!!. It's adorable and has some seriously hot scenes. And as usual, if you want to see something a little more nsfw, read the manga.
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DRAMAtical murder?
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Posted 10/27/17 , edited 10/27/17
A good deal of the non-porn BL gets turned into Live Drama Movies instead of anime, it'd be nice to have those on here. Like Seven Days. That one especially is my favorite. It followed the manga to a T!

Since CR can't air Yaoi (the smut form of BL) which a majority of the anime seems to be, the Dramas look to be the better choice. And the actors aren't that bad looking either. ;D
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That seems to be in complete contradiction with the fact that there are a great many different anime that features women/girls being sexy/suggestive in more provocative ways than gay anime does and yet that doesn't seem to be filtered through that whole "omg this is content is too mature" in reality its just homophobia. The idea of it being "bad" or "worse" than the hetero stuff thats on here is just wrong.
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