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A new OVA, an old license, and speculation on the coming year in the yaoi world.

Love Pistols
Love Pistols
Surely you didn't think I wouldn't be covering boys love news as it popped up, did you? It's every bit a part of the anime and manga world, after all! And Kuri has a couple of items of significant note.


First off, Sex Pistols (or, as it's being released by TOKYOPOP's Blu in the United States, Love Pistols-- damn trademarks) is apparently going to be adapted into an anime OVA. Now, this I gotta see; Love Pistols is a pretty cracked-out series about a species of people who are also animal spirits, and certain of them hook up-- not only regardless of gender but regardless of species. The main couple is a cat (actually a leopard, if I remember correctly) and a monkey. None of this is furry stuff, though, the sexing is always between humans. But yeah, it's a very unique title.


But that's not all Kuri has got for us: she's also spotted In God's Arms on Amazon.com. “So what?” you say. “One yaoi title. Who cares?” Ahh, but my friends-- In God Arms is the BL title licensed by Seven Seas in 2007 as the first title in Bee Line, their yaoi line which never came into fruition...perhaps until July 2009, when this volume is due out? Suffice it to say that my friends who used to run a yaoi blog and I have been after Seven Seas for ages to talk about what happened to this title, since it disappeared off of their site very quietly sometime back. Good to see it may still happen.


But wait, there's more! Yaoi Press' Yamila Abraham has sent out her upcoming annual wrap-up post to bloggers a bit early. She says that although the OEL BL publisher hasn't had any troubles this year, they're going to make sure to forestall any next year by putting out fewer releases with higher pagecounts, and they're also going to a higher print size to lower costs.


She offers a lot of really interesting talk about the state of anime conventions as affected by the economy, and also about things that are affecting all manga publishers in the US-- don't worry, I'll link to her post as soon as it's up so you can peruse it thoroughly –but she still notes that they'll be at as many or more cons in 2009.

LordAndrewon Dec. 13, 2008 at 5:17 p.m.
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DarkShaperon Dec. 13, 2008 at 5:21 p.m.
Even for someone like me who whaches a TON of anime Yaoi seems really weird. But i geuss if you like it then this is good news :)
Ruby_Alexandrineon Dec. 13, 2008 at 7:09 p.m.
Due to the popularity of Sex/Love Pistols, I think its mainly responsible for many yaoi fan fiction writers incorporating mmpreg (male-to-male) pregnancy into their stories.  I don't know how the OVA is going to look like since the artwork is very square and angular.

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