Yami no Kodou

Looking at all those non-chinese bl things I’ve seen over the years Yami no Kodou (also known as Genwaku no Kodou) is probably the one that impressed me the most. It’s a japanese manga series that has been serialized since the 90s (and you’re able to see that) with a plot that is just so rich that I reread the whole thing as soon as I caught up with the translations. Seriously, I still feel like I’m reeling from withdrawal symptoms 😁

 

What is it about?

So, there’s this guy, Kouichi Amano, that lives with his single-mom who’s a novelist, his clingy younger brother Jun and his grandmother that seems like the only normal person around him. He himself doesn’t seem that strange either if you don’t look at the fact that he’s been having some strange dreams.
Very soon, that changes completely. He somehow gets caught up with Touya Kazuomi (our male lead) and Jun’s friend Kamio and the four clans they are part of. Those clans aren’t really on friendly terms with Amano’s family and it doesn’t help that they’re seeing some signs of impending doom that somehow seem to be related to him.
Between the struggle with the clans, the slowly growing feelings between him and Touya, and some tantrums his little brother his throwing, those two somehow find out that they’re, in fact, the reincarnations of some people from another world. Unfortunately, those guys left them a real mess behind that they have to solve now. Naturally, they can’t tell anyone and it doesn’t help that more trouble seems to be coming at them at every corner.

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Three Lives three Worlds: The Pillow Book

Diesen Samstag möchte ich euch als Highlight mal wieder einen Roman vorstellen und zwar einen, der es insbesondere wegen der beiden Protagonisten auf die Liste meiner Highlights geschafft hat: “Three Lives three Worlds: The Pillow Book”.
Dabei handelt es sich um einen Roman (eigentlich sogar zwei) von Tang Qi Gongzi, der ein Spin Off zu “Three Lives three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms” ist, desssen Verfilmung ich euch im Zuge der Themenwoche zu den FuchsdĂ€monen schon vorgestellt hatte. Übersetzt wurde “The Pillow Book” auf diesem Blog, wo die beiden Romane entweder online gelesen oder als eBook heruntergeladen werden können.

Wer die Serie “Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms” gesehen hat, wird mit “The Pillow Book” vermutlich seine helle Freude haben: In diesem Roman geht es nĂ€mlich ausschließlich um Bai Feng Jiu und Dong Hua Dijun, die in der Serie ja doch einiges an Platz eingenommen haben.
Eine Warnung aber vorneweg: Die Story um die beiden in der Serie wurde von den Serienschreibern entwickelt bzw. so angepasst, dass sie zu der Geschichte um Bai Qian und Ye Hua passt. Sie stimmt also nur in wenigen Punkten mit den BĂŒchern ĂŒberein.

Trotzdem hatte ich (die ja jede Menge Spaß mit Bai Feng Jiu und Dong Hua Dijun in der Serie hatte) meine helle Freude an dem Buch. 😉

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My Roommate is a Fairy Fox

Today, I’d like to introduce a web series to you. This time, it’s a contemporary one with some fantasy elements: “My Roommate is a Fairy Fox” or for short “The Fairy Fox”. You can watch it with English subtitles on Dailymotion. I have to warn you, though: The bl is once again more of an insinuation.

My roommate is a fairy fox

What is “My Roommate Is a Fairy Fox” about?

Xiao Mo is the reincarnation of a fox spirit who saved the life of Lu Bai once upon a time. Out of gratitude, Lu Bai travels to the human world to help Xiao Mo.

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