As far as I recall, BL anime has always existed since the early 90s. Before BL dramas and movies became mainstream, BL animated series were essentially frontier films portraying male romance even though they were taboo in society.
Music is a powerful thing. Many of us have entire playlists that carry us through different moments in our lives. From heartbreak and grief to romance and joy, music has an incredible way of adding intensity to everyday life.
“It was really hot. Much hotter than I’d imagined. The lights on the stage were so hot. I don’t really remember anything else. I was just thinking about how I was actually allowed to say that much. I can’t describe that feeling very well. I want to do another show. I want to experience that feeling again. Also, I want to write another song.” – Mafuyu Sato
Can’t say goodbye I’m still drifting with your echoes
Behind every great drama is a couple that can weather the test of time. Beyond the cinematography, music, writing, and editing, a drama’s real power is how a chosen actor presents the story that’s supposed to be told.
“I think the human heart is similar to these guitar strings. When the pain is too much to bear, it’d feel like a certain string laid across your chest is about to snap. Sometimes, it’d really snap, and you’d think it can never be fixed again. But if there’s someone who can replace the string for him like this, it may also fix the broken string in his heart.”
~Ritsuka Uenoyama, Given
While battling the current Covid-19 situation, the only thing keeping the fervent BL fans sane, is the continuous onslaught of quality dramas from the Asian Subcontinent.
“Thinking back, it was this encounter that set my world racing forward at full speed.”
Korean and Thai BL wave is taking the world by storm. Today’s installment focuses on some of the most anticipated dramas in the upcoming months.
By now the connection between live action Boys’ Love television/web series and anime is no longer a kept secret among high school girls, but a worldwide passion for all ages and cultures.
We are here with the sixth installment of our hugely popular news feature, wherein we bring you the latest updates from the Asian BL Universe!