A Guide to Yaoi Manga: The Basics [3]

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Today we’re going to wrap up all the essential words in this guide to yaoi manga. I saved the juiciest for last, along with some honorable mentions that aren’t that naughty. Most of the words refer to relationships between characters. Because most of the words are sex-related, I decided to hide them under a NSFW link. So, if you want to read them, please click on the NSFW link. You might find one word or many.

Ama-Ama: 「あまあま」means “too sweet.” It refers to couples that are very cheesy. You can even vomit sugar when all those lovely and cheesy feelings are exposed. You could end up vomiting sand if things get out of control. 「砂を吐く」or, “suna wo haku.”

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Anany: 「アナニー」 is a compound word. Ana comes from hole, and “nany” from “onany,” which means masturbation. An “anany” happens when a Uke uses his butt to get pleasure. It also happens when a Semi makes the Uke play with his own fingers. (Yes, I know, this list of words is very graphic!)

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Bromance: 「ブロマンス」 is a compound word made by the words brother and romance. It’s an extremely close relationship between two men, but it has no sex. If there’s love, we have to take a look at the bromance case by case. If the bromance crosses the line, then we’re talking about a ship.

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Bukkake: 「ブッカケ」 is a hentai act that you might find in hard yaoi. It happens when a group of men come on the face (or body) of the Uke. It’s a rare thing to find in a yaoi manga. But, if you read hard yaoi, you might end up reading such a scene.

Dry Orgasm: 「ドライオーガズム」 is just that. It happens when a Uke gets to the climax by getting aroused without ejaculating. It could happen by motivating the prostate gland by playing with it in different ways. A synonym for this is “mesuiki,” 「メスイキ」.

Gekokujou: 「下克上」is a relationship where an inferior attacks sexually a superior. It doesn’t need to be violent. It can be that the subordinate is only approaching or flirting with the superior. It’s a reversal of roles. Usually, you get a seme who is the boss. Here it’s the uke who is ruling things. You can also find another expression: 「年下攻め」”toshi shita seme.”

Haramu: 「孕む」 happens when a man becomes pregnant despite being a man. It’s a metaphor, but you can find it in the Omegaverse easily. Omegas can get pregnant regardless of their gender.

Ibutsusounyu: 「異物挿入」 means “to insert something alien.” This happens when the Uke, or the Seme, introduces something alien in the Uke. By alien, I mean something else but the fingers or the genitals. It could be a sex toy, a banana, or even tentacles. Who knows, the Seme could be a shapeshifter!

Kaihatsu: 「開発」us a development. In yaoi, it’s when the Seme teaches the uke all about his body, including all the sexy bits about it. Well, especially those. If there’s any kind of self-exploration, it’s usually a type of training that the Seme imposes on the uke. There might also be sexual intercourse for the first time. Then, the exploration and development in discovering pleasure continues.

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Kenkaple: 「ケンカップル」 is a couple that is fighting all the time. They’re a “hate couple,” and they end up being intimate because they fight a lot. If it goes out of hand, we’re talking about a 「殴り愛」”naguri ai” or a punching love.

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Kyoudai: 「兄弟」 just means brothers. But in BL, we’re talking about a romantic relationship between brothers. They can be brothers by blood, or by marriage. Despite being a forbidden relationship, love and desire flowers between them.

Kyouyuu: 「共有」 happens when two or more semes love the same uke. It can be just romantically, or also sexually. They share the Uke.

Nirinzashi: 「二輪挿し」 literally means “inserting two wheels.” It happens when two Semes are inside a Uke at the same time. The wider the Uke gets, the wider the romance will get. Or so might think the Semes. But, some other characters might prefer exclusivity. In that case, we’re talking about 「一棒一穴」 (hitobouhitoana) “one rod, one hole.” Meaning that a single partner will devote himself to a single person.

Sand: 「サンド」It’s unlike a “friendly trio.” It happens when there are a Uke, and two Semes that are in love with him. The ship’s name is composed like this: “Seme x Uke x Seme.”

Tokoroten: 「トコロテン」 happens when a Uke comes when the Seme penetrates him but doesn’t touch his genitals (and the Uke doesn’t touch them either). We can resume this action as “pushing and coming.”

Yaoi Ana: 「やおい穴」is an imaginary hole that’s located between the male’s genitals and the anus. Ukes usually have “yaoi ana.” When they have sexual relationships, they use the “yaoi ana” instead of the anus (and many times, both). It also generates fluids as if it were a woman’s. It’s a little bit like unicorns and magic.

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There’re honorable mentions, but these aren’t hot words like the ones above.

Animix: 「アニミクス」 is an “almost anime.” The only real animated feature is the characters mouths. Ayano Yamane’s Finder has an animix. I bet they’re far cheaper to create than a regular anime.

AV: or “adult video” refers to porn.

Cosname: 「コスネーム」 is the name that a person uses when cosplaying. Many cosplayers might use it as a way of disguise, especially if they’re cosplaying BL characters.

Drama CD: 「ドラマCD」 is an audio performance of the yaoi manga. Many voice actors become famous and do have a fan base. You might even find short comics about the characters acting like the voice actors at the end of a manga, for example.

Doujinshi: 「同人誌」 are self-published works around a particular fandom. There are collections, art related to games, stories with characters of different anime, etc.

Host Club: 「ホストクラブ」 is a bar where male hosts will entertain women for the illusion of romance and sexual attraction. There are also host clubs with women serving men. Drinks are insanely expensive. Depending on the host club, workers are expected or not to accompany their clients out of the establishment. So, depending on the club, the rules are very different.

Light Novel: 「ライトノベル」 is a short novel with illustrations. They’re usually series, and one-shots are rare. Many manga artists illustrate the light novels. They can be yaoi or not.

Otome Road: 「乙女ロード」 is the nickname of a road in Ikebukuro that’s packed with shops that have items dedicated to a female audience. If you’re searching for a doujinshi, odds are that you’ll find the one you want there.

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OVA: is an “original video animation.” These aren’t movies nor anime series. Instead, they explain something about the anime series. They can be a bridge between seasons or the explanation of a subplot.

Scanlation: is the process of scanning a manga, uploading it to a computer, and edit it to replace the Japanese for the translation. It’s a very long process, and many people might be working for such a page to exist somewhere online.

Scanlator: is a manga-lover that decides to scanlate manga, edit it, and then translate it. It can be that it’s a group of scanlators to do all the job.

Tankoubon: 「単行本」 is a volume that collects different chapters of manga. It usually has manga that has already been published before, or it’s a collection of one-shots.

Tsundere: 「ツンデレ」 is a character that looks cold, or that gets angry very quickly. However, they do so because they’re shy or get embarrassed easily. Inside they’re super soft beings.

Yandere: 「ヤンデレ」 are characters that are obsessive, and entirely in love with someone to the point of being sick. Their actions can come as “too much.”

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So, what’s up for next time now that we’ve seen almost all the words surrounding the world of yaoi? We’ll explore the genres in yaoi, and discover some examples of all of them.


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