Message from discussion The Shoujo Myth (Re: Will Viz's Flower comics fly or flo )
From: rshir...@drew.drew.edu (W2/JH1CUV)
Subject: Re: The Shoujo Myth (Re: Will Viz's Flower comics fly or flo )
Date: 19 Dec 93 23:17:50 EDT
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In article <1993Dec15.052109.4...@pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu>, axol...@socs.uts.edu.au (Iain Sinclair) writes:
> for the sub-genre of shoujo manga dealing with homosexual romance is
> "yaoi". Could someone confirm this, and how is it spelled?
It is said that yaoi (written in hiragana) stands for "yama-nashi,
ochi-nashi, imi-nashi" [no climax, no result, no meaning]. Although
this genre did already exist more than ten years ago, when such
magazines as June and Allan were started, it is thought that C-Tsuba
is the one that made the yaoi genre predominant in Comiket.
Yaoi style has already begun to be outdated in the doujinshi field,
according to the article by the chairman of Comiket. On the other
hand, several monthly or bimonthly anthologies have been in print
commercially since last year or so, by the publishers that can't sell
loli/H manga under the pressure.
It seems that the path of yaoi growth is exactly the same as that of
lolicom thing: from doujinshi to anthologies and magazines. I'd
predict that shotacom/yaoi genre will take over the lady's comic
market, which currently employs the sick gekiga style, within ten
years or so.