Last year during Pride month I posted My Top 9 LGBTQ+ Manga a list that featured at number 1 a manga that had no official English release, but I said that it is a must-read when looking into the history of gay activism and Pride in Japan. Even though genres such as boys love, yaoi, … Continue reading Until I Meet My Husband to Get Official English Manga Release this June!
Seeing as June is the date many countries celebrate Pride, this month here on Yaoi Playground I will be taking a step back from talking about just yaoi and boys love and talking about some amazing pieces of media that will appeal to the LGBTQ+ community as well as boys love fans. This month will … Continue reading Happy Pride 2022
Vampire romance could be considered a romance of its own, with classic titles like Bram Stoker's Dracula and the masterpiece that is The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice to the modern movement that one must confess was popularised in the new millennium with the rise and fall of the Twilight fandom and like any romance … Continue reading The Vampire and the Virgin Rose – One-Shot Yaoi Manga Review
If you search the words webcomic in the Google Playstore one of the first apps to pop up is TappyToon and though not as well known as Lezhin or Webtoon it does have a fantastic collection of titles of several different genres to choose from to read within the app, with mature content restricted to … Continue reading My Current Top 5 BL Reads on TappyToon
In the last few months.... ok maybe more the last year or so you may have noticed a slow down in posts from yours truly. At first, a lot of it began with the passing of my father and my mental state after that. After that, it was one offline drama after another, but then … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
This is a subject matter that has been on my mind for over a year now and it is also a subject I have discussed with a few fellow yaoi and boys love fans online. Our genre of choice has a huge piracy problem and I will admit that in the past I like many … Continue reading Yaoi and Boys Love Has a Piracy Problem
Released on the 24th of February of this year it is no understatement to say that yaoi RPG gatcha game has taken over the lives of many yaoi fans with a smartphone. With its gorgeous artwork and fun and erotic story it is easy to see why this game has taken over my Twitter feed … Continue reading First Impression – Nu Carnival
Shipping is the most toxic part of fandom... Honestly, that depends on the fandom, some smaller fandoms such as the Gotham fandom actually have a really calm, supportive and positive shipping community. It really does come down to the kinds of people in the fandom. If you ship toxic pairings, you support abusive relationships in … Continue reading Confessions of a Shipper
When Futekiya announced back in September of 2021 that this Boys Love classic manga would be coming to their subscription service to say I was excited was an understatement! First published in Japan in 1992 to 2008 and then being given an official English release by Digital Manga Publishing from late 2010 to 2012 the … Continue reading Kizuna: Bonds of Love – Boys Love Classic Review
It's been a long minute since I last got the chance to sit down and interview another lover of BL and Yaoi and this was an interview done months ago, and I give the biggest apology to the creator involved with this one. As I have stated in a previous post last year was not … Continue reading Meet the Fans – Genchiko