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Post #183268
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5:51 am, Jul 25 2008
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I hunger for a different kind of yaoi, in which there is action, fighting, sports, something! At least a subplot, if not the focus. With the girly uke thing in moderation if not totally nonexistant, please. That would make me smile!

It's hard being both an extreme shounen and BL fan, shounen is fine but BL really disappoints me most of the time, the lack of anything boyish when there are so many boys kills me. Girls leads in shoujo are manlier than BL boys these days.... ;o;

Post #183275
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6:15 am, Jul 25 2008
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Can't help you much with the action part, but there are some more boyish ones. Have you tried FAKE?
Yellow isn't bad has a pretty good plot. It's hard to think of anything with a lot of action in it though...
If there is such thing, I'd also like to hear about it. I'm really sick of seeing characters that look and act like girls.

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Post #183276
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trenchcoat baby

6:15 am, Jul 25 2008
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um... Maybe madness and some of the other works by shimotsuki kairi

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Post #183286
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Madame Red

6:47 am, Jul 25 2008
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Yatteraneeze! not action but really cool one not just meet-kiss-go bed thing..
Yellow is already suggested but u can also try other works of TATENO Makoto
Totally Captivated
and MINASE Masara's works r really cool too...

Post #183383
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4:57 pm, Jul 25 2008
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A lot of stuff by Takaguchi Satosumi fits. It's high on melodrama, but has real plots and few wimpy characters. (Especially Kruez).

There's also an OEL called off beat that's probably what you're after (mostly plot with a touch of romance between two basically regular high school boys).

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the(old)SRoMU boss

5:09 pm, Jul 25 2008
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Midnight Carrier

the best security guard, EVER.
Post #183387
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5:19 pm, Jul 25 2008
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(haven't read these myself, but they don't seem wimpy)
Rasen no Kakera
Tsuki wa Yamiyo ni Kakuru ga Gotoku
Cutlass II
Banana Fish
Na mo Naki Tori no Tobu Yoake
Koutetsu Sangokushi (haven't read it, but there's an anime for it)
Let Dai
Kyou kara Ma no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!

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Post #183587
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12:54 am, Jul 26 2008
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Thank you guys! I'll definetely try them all! Yes!

Post #183591
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12:58 am, Jul 26 2008
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Koi no Kawaki
Kawaii Hito (KONNO Keiko)
Crimson Spell

Post #183792
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12:32 pm, Jul 26 2008
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Maybe viewfinder? And I second Crimson Spell.

Well there isn't any action but anything by Miyamoto Kano?

Or how about Abe Miyuki's stuff.
Tennen + Gokuraku Mahoutsukai and the other stuff by the same mangaka
Under grand hotel
Little butterfly
The cornered mouse dreams of cheese

Sakura Haiji
Tsukiya or anything else by that mangaka
Kujou Aoi
Duo brand
Mizukami Shin(Well except for Aigan Shounen where you should read the warnings on this site)

Hand which

Tight plot, interesting characters with action or some kinda exciting thing going on:

Ice eagle fire hawk
The 4th Guard - Single Mind

Pure crack:

Oku-san's Daily Fantasies *shrugs* It's drawn by a guy and there isn't much of a plot but it's damn funny.

Sorry my brains aren't alive atm... or I'd have more recs.

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Post #184442
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Narutos my Nympho.

10:27 am, Jul 28 2008
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crimson spell is pretty good ish. some of the guys have long hair tho.

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Post #185112 - Reply to (#183268) by roxslide
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11:35 am, Jul 30 2008
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Girls leads in shoujo are manlier than BL boys these days.... ;o;

I know what you mean!

Try Youka Nitta if you're into male models and fashion... Haru wo Daiteita and Boku no Koe.
Miyamoto Kano if you love angst but gorgeous bishounen. No girly ukes in there! Not even a chibi in sight! Rules, Amayakana Toge, Hydra, Walker etc. All good.
Suzuki Tsuta if you love salarymen. Work In and Hand Which
Naono Bohra if you like em super muscly. Itsuka no Himitsu.
Honjou Rie does gorgeous man X man couples too... Try Kimi to Iru Asu and In the Chemistry Lab.
Hidaka Shouko's Signal has mature men X mature men.
Fujiyama Hyouta's guys are all muscly.....Hitomi no Ounowa, Junjou....

*phew* roll eyes Getting hot in here!

Post #185118
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1:03 pm, Jul 30 2008
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How about Hero Heel? It's about guys filming for a tokusatsu series - hence the action part.

I see Yellow has been mentioned already.

And try Fujiyama Hyouta's works. The boys do look like boys.

I'll browse through my lists and see if there's more I can recommend.

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Post #185399
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6:59 am, Jul 31 2008
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Hmmm... some of the recs here really look interesting.

Btw, I don't think that most BL is disappointing or that all BL is stereotypical: ultra-girly males(well, according to one's cultural and other perceptions of a "masculine male"). It's just that you need to get past the squealing masses of fan girls and bois and find the serious stuff that people have scanlated/published.

Also, something I find handy when looking for manga(volume or series) is to find something which doesn't just have 9s to 10s but also 5s to 6s or even 1s, in terms of ratings. I'm likely contradicting myself but I think there're a lot of people who rate a BL poorly 'cos they only want stuff with smut/sex or 'cos they're "non-BL" readers who stumbled upon BL by mistake and hated it. Of course, this doesn't take into account any other factors for the low ratings like poor plot, over-dosage of drama, etc.

Here're more(It's time to go wild... wheee!!!):
The secret agreement
Concrete garden
Chrysalis : definitely no youngish-looking guys here.
Les Sciences et les Fantaisie is rather intelligent.

Literally almost or all of the BL stuff by Kunieda Saika. Some of her boys can be a bit drama-queeny but she's good at emotions and stories.

35 Do no Ren'ai Netsu

Practically anything and everything by Honma Akira.

Stigma I(The only manga by the author I liked. You can try her other works, though.)
Ike Reibun, perhaps? I kinda liked Spoon but it might not be to your taste.

Wild Fangs and its' sequel: Wild Rose

Open Air

Overdose, Cut and just about everything by Kawai Touko

Toritsu Mahou Gakuen Yeah the uke is really girlish but the manga is actually kinda fun, if you're not looking purely for smut or sex.

Buddy System
Sangen Tonari no Tooi Hito

Prince of Monster

Zankoku Yuugi
Work In
Antique Bakery

Otona no Mondai Well, it's more like Josei and not exactly 100% sex but try it, it's fun.

And wait, why has no one mentioned YAMADA Yugi? Yume wo Miru Hima mo Nai was especially good. And so was Ore wa Warukunai.

Though most of YAMATO Nase's earlier stuff was more on the "simple, cute and fun" side, some of her latest stuff looks promising provided she tread properly. Of course, I could be off.

Last edited by yuri21 at 7:15 am, Jul 31

Post #186945
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1:17 pm, Aug 4 2008
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i hate the girly ukes so all yaois that i know, have no girly uke smile .
if you want one with sports, Omoi to Jikan i found good, both guys are boxers (so it has fighting as well), it is scanlated by Nakama.

I find Yugi Yamada's works are good, Love mode by Yuki Shimizu, Mata Ashita by Machiya Hatoko is splendid biggrin

i love realistic yaois (where the story is realistic to actual homosexual couples... so yeah) I wish i could actually give you the links on where to get them (like download them >.>... but i think that is against the rules here... i did that once on another place and yeah... dead)

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