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chaumein
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1:31 am, Aug 21 2011
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Does anybody know of manga (movies, novels) that touches upon this topic? Relationships between older-younger samurai, stories about male prostitutes, anything like that. I read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_Japan and I'm fascinated! ><

What I've read/seen so far: Vagabond, Blade of the Immortal (there is a hint of that sort of relationship between Shira and Renzo, and then there's the former male prostitute in the mugai-ryu), Gohatto

And I'd prefer not to read yaoi, (not looking for the explicit side of these relationships, just more info and good fiction written about it) but if it has a great storyline bring it on!

Hespia Klarerin
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4:19 am, Aug 21 2011
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are you asking for a yaoi or no?

Chibi-Chibi
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@Hespia Klarerin: i think the answer would be "not really" accept if there is a lot less emphasise on the sex part than usually is in BL stories, or if there is a lot to the story.

But going by tags, there really isn't much that is yaoi and has samurai in it, or ninja.
Besides what is on the two lists i know there is one more yaoi title that is sort of mix of jidaigeki and futuristic setting but can't really remember the title.
I know there is quite few titles that don't go into BL genre that are dealing with this topic, but it's been so long since i last read them that i can't remember the titles any more D:

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I filtered with Shounen-ai and samurai, and got:
Hana Sakasemashou
Tsuki wa Yamiyo ni Kakuru ga Gotoku

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Nirhtuc
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My suggestion is to do a search on this site- filtering out yaoi and picking 'historical' and 'shounen ai' for 'genre' and choosing 'samurai' under 'categories'. I usually read explicit yaoi, so I can't really help in recommending any particular non-explicit shounen-ai titles! Good luck!

Alial
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I'm not sure if this is what you want, but Oooku fits I think.

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Besides what is on the two lists i know there is one more yaoi title that is sort of mix of jidaigeki and futuristic setting but can't really remember the title.
I know there is quite few titles that don't go into BL genre that are dealing with this topic, but it's been so long since i last read them that i can't remember the titles any more D:


I think you talk about Marginal?
Whwn I saw this topic, I immediately remember this title, but it's not set on ancient Japanese era >.<

brid
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Yama Fu-Tang is pretty much exactly what you're looking for. It's by the same author as Basilisk.

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Besides what is on the two lists i know there is one more yaoi title that is sort of mix of jidaigeki and futuristic setting but can't really remember the title.
I know there is quite few titles that don't go into BL genre that are dealing with this topic, but it's been so long since i last read them that i can't remember the titles any more D:


if it's yaoi it might be Sakoku Renai

chaumein
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Thanks very much for the suggestions everyone! Yeah I did do a filter for yaoi, shounen-ai, historical, drama etc. I found a lot of titles which were set in a fantasy ancient japan.. not what I'm looking for unfortunately.

I love samurai manga that are based on actual figures in history. There are some examples of real-life couplings mentioned in this blog: http://yaoi-manga.blogspot.com/2007/02/samurai-gay-story.html.

If anyone other than me is interested, they mention some actual couples in history in Honoo no Mirage.


calstine
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7:10 am, Aug 22 2011
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This, definitely -- Hi izuru tokoro no tenshi. Unfortunately, it hasn't been scanlated and most likely never will be cry

Baiou Ryouran and Mede Shireru Yoru no Junjou might work, but I haven't read either.

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hakaze
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It's been a while but whatever. bigrazz

Ouchou Haru no Yoi no Romance is pretty close to what you're looking for if my memory serves me correctly, though it's kinda shota imo.

japcraze
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Oretachi wa Kokode Koi o Suru is about a high school student travelling back in time into ancient Japan. Recommended!

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