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    Yaoi in Japan, not America

    Why is it that girls are sooo into Japanese boys pairing up? You see tons of boyxboy fics and icons and stuff out there on the net, whether it be anime boys or real Japanese idols. In fact, the Japanese entertainment companies promote slash (boy pairing) in order to sell, because fangirls goes crazy over it (I'm no exception, of course XDD)

    Alright, here's my real question though. Why is the the pairing up of two Japanese pretty boys appealing, but not two americans/canadians/australians/caucasians? I am in no way trying to be racist. If you ask any fan of Japanese/Korean/Chinese Idols/music, they will squeal at the sight of their idols getting cute with each other, but be completely grossed out if two american stars did the same thing.
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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    well one may be because of that there forgien and that appeals to them, and then there gay wich alot of girls denei liking in the first place , so gay asains give them a reason to be a fangirl
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    Some Japanese men have the tendency to look more feminine and more "pretty" than Americans and other cultures. Fangirl behavior for the most part is almost pathetic, but whatever gets them to sleep at night. Making crack fanpairings that don't make any sense at all. Anime-wise, just because two characters show some feelings toward each other in a rivalry or brotherly manner, that apparently means that they're gay for each other. NarutoxSasuke. SoraxRiku. GokuxVegeta. AlucardxAnderson? Heh.. Etc. Etc. Etc....
    It's pathetic and just one of those things that almost ruin a fandom. Squealing fangirls that either claim a character or just keeps on preaching that so-and-so and so-and-so are sooo cute together. LOL. Oh well! Most of my friends are like that. Kingdom Hearts, J-Rock, anime. It's all good.
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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    Quote Originally Posted by Sei-chan View Post
    I am in no way trying to be racist. If you ask any fan of Japanese/Korean/Chinese Idols/music, they will squeal at the sight of their idols getting cute with each other, but be completely grossed out if two american stars did the same thing.
    You just said the magic word "american stars", it would be the same if you ask somebody from USA about Asian idol pairings, they would surely tell you that it is freaking gross.

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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    Quote Originally Posted by ketaro View Post
    You just said the magic word "american stars", it would be the same if you ask somebody from USA about Asian idol pairings, they would surely tell you that it is freaking gross.
    exzactly,well sort of i know of a few asians who approve

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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    Maybe it's because Asian guys are "prettier". They have more feminine features, IMO. It may also have something to do with the fact that yaoi-sm is pretty big in Japan, and since we're all aware of the fact that there are tons of yaoi/shounen-ai titles around (and heck, we love them, even) we tend to be more receptive towards Japanese bishies instead of Caucasian ones.

    Does this make sense? That's what I *think*, but you don't have to see it in this light. ^^

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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    I cant speak for other countries but in America, theres too much pressure on guys to be "manly" and showing feelings for another guy isnt considered "manly" to some people. Japanese men tend to be, well, prettier and I think there is less of a "manliness" issue involved....as for why fangirls love it so much, im not sure. I've never been a big fan of the yaoi pairing thing but I dont hate it either.

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    Re: Yaoi in Japan, not America

    Quote Originally Posted by Innerhell View Post
    Some Japanese men have the tendency to look more feminine and more "pretty" than Americans and other cultures. Fangirl behavior for the most part is almost pathetic, but whatever gets them to sleep at night. Making crack fanpairings that don't make any sense at all. Anime-wise, just because two characters show some feelings toward each other in a rivalry or brotherly manner, that apparently means that they're gay for each other. NarutoxSasuke. SoraxRiku. GokuxVegeta. AlucardxAnderson? Heh.. Etc. Etc. Etc....
    It's pathetic and just one of those things that almost ruin a fandom. Squealing fangirls that either claim a character or just keeps on preaching that so-and-so and so-and-so are sooo cute together. LOL. Kingdom Hearts, J-Rock, anime. It's all good.
    yah innerhell summed it up again...yah they do tend to look more like woman (ur sig...) the petheticness kills me
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