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“Advance Bravely” Series Review (Ep.1 to 30)

When a novel has a series or movie version, expect it that it wouldn’t be exactly as the original content. Particularly if it is being adapted from Danmie/BL literature. Due to Chinese censorship restrictions, the love between the lead characters becomes platonic or bromance. It will then depend on the chemistry between the actors and their on-point acting skills to hook the audience to the said series.

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“Getaway” Series Review (Ep.1 to 5)

Dear Straight People’s Boys’ Love series “Getaway” is a refreshing take on the “Coming out” phase for a 20 something beautifully average man. Told in 5 short but poignant episodes, we watch Sam (Sean Foo) as he solemnly reveals his sexuality in front of his homophobic father over dinner; with an urgency that couldn’t wait.

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“Senpai, This Can’t Be Love” First Impressions (Ep.1 & 2)

Cold personalities sometimes hide awkward feelings people don’t always know how to channel. Such is the case for the unfriendly behavior Kaneda Yuki (Seto Toshiki) shows towards his co-worker and mentor, Yanase Jun (Naito Shuichiro), in the new Japanese BL Senpai, This Can’t Be Love.

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