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Ok, there's WAY too much Yaoi/Shounen Ai out there
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udders
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12:02 pm, Aug 9 2011
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While looking for new, good reads on the top-rated page, I found myself constantly running into guy+guy mangas. In order to save time, I filtered out Shounen Ai/Yaoi from my search results. But for some reason, now the ratings were dropping from 9s to 8s insanely fast. When I looked at the bottom of the page, I noticed something rather shocking


Pages of mangas on this site:
1249

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?perpage=50

Pages of Shonen Ai mangas on this site:
66

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?genre=Shounen%2BAi& perpage=50

Pages of Yaoi mangas on this site:
166

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?genre=Yaoi&pe rpage=50


So what does this mean? Going by division (232/1249), this means that 19 PERCENT of all mangas on this site involves boy+boy love

What is this? When did the purpose of creating mangas turn into "drawing naked men giving it to each other"? What is with this obsession for guy-on-guy action?
And why is there such a pathetically small amount of Yuri? (only 16 pages)

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?genre=Yuri&pe rpage=50

Edit: Apparently search results differ when you EXCLUDE Shonen Ai/Yaoi and INCLUDE Shonen Ai/Yaoi. I have no Idea why it does this. Anyhow I edited my post in terms of including the search terms.

Include SA + Include Y= 232 pages
Exclude SA/Y = 420 pages (1/3 of all manga)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?exclude_genre=Shounen%2BAi_Yaoi& perpage=50

Edit:
Genres that have less pages than Shonen Ai + Yaoi (232)
[note: this is after excluding Shonen Ai + Yaoi from search results]

Action - 71
Comedy - 142
Sports - 23
School Life - 72
Shoujou - 127
Seinen - 127
Scifi - 31
Romance -195

*No genre exceeds Shounen Ai + Yaoi in number of pages

Last edited by udders at 12:53 pm, Aug 9

Scyfon
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12:10 pm, Aug 9 2011
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Wait till you see the "I'm looking for..." threads laugh

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Turbophoenix
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12:27 pm, Aug 9 2011
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Does it even matter?

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Hanae
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12:32 pm, Aug 9 2011
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Well, if you don't like yaoi, it doesn't mean that other people feel the same way. If you haven't noticed yet, there's many BL fans here.
And what's the purpose of this post, are you suggesting to remove some yaoi mangas because there's too many of it, in YOUR opinion? Or is it just a rant?
There's an option of filtering unwanted genres in the releases page and search, if you hate yaoi this much I suggest that you use it and shut up, sorry for being rude.

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melon-ramune-freak
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12:32 pm, Aug 9 2011
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It's like how 66% of the manga recorded in MU are romance. ;w;

I've read a few polls that showed that most anime and manga art students are female as well as polls showing that most of the overseas [idk about Japan] anime and manga fans are female.

That undoubtedly means a lot of BL manga. smile wink grin But for anime it's a different story. There're more GL and a lot of the people working in the anime industry are male. But recently there're more BL series so I can't say for sure if my speculations are right. laugh

But like what Turbophoenix said, it doesn't really matter. As long as the fans get what they want it's good...

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LawX
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12:33 pm, Aug 9 2011
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Yeah, so what?

By the way, we already have a similar thread here.

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udders
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Quote from Hanae
Well, if you don't like yaoi, it doesn't mean that other people feel the same way. If you haven't noticed yet, there's many BL fans here.
And what's the purpose of this post, are you suggesting to remove some yaoi mangas because there's too many of it, in YOUR opinion? Or is it just a rant?
There's an option of filtering unwanted genres in the releases page and search, if you hate yaoi this much I suggest that you use it and shut up, sorry for being rude.


I was never suggesting anything. All I'm doing is listing some information and asking people for feedback. There are two options on the poll you know =\

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Yeah, so what?

By the way, we already have a similar thread here.


not a poll

Lilith_Lancaster
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1:13 pm, Aug 9 2011
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I believe the same reason why all anime this year is "moe" and about a "group of girls". bigrazz

Also, I think MU doesn't list all of hentai releases which would've been larger than BL, no? biggrin

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LawX
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There should at least be an option for those who don't care.

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1:32 pm, Aug 9 2011
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you guys are just homophobic lol

VampireBanana
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1:38 pm, Aug 9 2011
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And?

If you must know, only a few BL manga consist of more than 2 to 3 vols. A lot are like 1 to 2 vols max. Soo... a lot of BL mangaka have a ton of works listed under them.

And contrary to your opinion, quite a bit of BL is smut and nothing but sex. However, many do have a story too. And some of the stuff listed as yaoi isn't written for females but manga written for gay males. Also another correction: quite a few gay men also read BL manga so it's not all for straight females.

Also, in case you failed to notice, there's a ton of eromanga aka hentai too. Why can't people read what they want to?

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Quote from LawX
There should at least be an option for those who don't care.


If you dont care then why bother replying -_-

People these days..
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And?

If you must know, only a few BL manga consist of more than 2 to 3 vols. A lot are like 1 to 2 vols max. Soo... a lot of BL mangaka have a ton of works listed under them.
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There are tons of one-shots on this site as well, so I'd say it evens it out

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?filter=oneshots& perpage=50

Quote from VampireBanana
And some of the stuff listed as yaoi isn't written for females but manga written for gay males. Also another correction: quite a few gay men also read BL manga so it's not all for straight females.


When did I ever say Shounen Ai/Yaoi only targeted females? Is it because I said "boys love"? I meant that in a literal sense

Last edited by udders at 2:01 pm, Aug 9

calstine
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1:44 pm, Aug 9 2011
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You sure do know how to waste your time! laugh
There are hundreds of pages worth of het romances on the MU database, you know? Go read some of those and leave the BL series alone; straight hentai outnumbers gay porn by a LONG shot. The fact that you hate yaoi doesn't mean it'll cease to exist.

As for why there's less yuri...well, I dunno. Maybe it just doesn't get scanlated as much.

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Quote from LawX
There should at least be an option for those who don't care.


Hahahaha I agree. I honestly don't care. There's a big fan base for yaoi/shonen-ai. If you don't like it, don't read it. And why wouldn't there be tons of it? Unlike the shonen manga-ka (for example) that spend years on one manga, working it to 50, 60, and 70+ volumes, yaoi manga-ka make 1 - 3 volume series at a time. (I don't think I've seen a yaoi reach ten volumes - above that is rare.)

So there's an obvious reason why it is the way it is. roll eyes

However, I DO agree that there isn't enough yuri in this world. no C'mon! We need yuri published in english too. What, there isn't a big enough fanbase for it? Bull****.

LawX
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Quote from udders
Quote from LawX
There should at least be an option for those who don't care.


If you dont care then why bother replying -_-

People these days..


Well you want opinions don't you? There are going to be people who don't mind whether or not there is more BL. Why is this even an issue?

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