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Upcoming BL – War of Y

War of Y Directed by Cheewin Thanamin Wongskulphat & Copy A Bangkok Total Episodes: 20 Airing Tuesdays on AISPLAY Starting: 8/2/22 - 12/13/22 War of Y will be five different stories, each with a commentary or dilemma facing the actors,…
August 1, 2022

Love of Siam celebrates 15 years in November!

The groundbreaking Thai gay movie, Love of Siam, starring Mario Maurer and Witwisit (Pchy) Hiranyawongkul, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this coming November 22, 2022. Written and directed by Chookiat (Ma-Deaw) Sakveerakul (Grean Fictions, Dew), it dominated the Thai award…
John Ken
July 30, 2022

The Man of Tango by Tetuzoh Okadaya

I am changing it up a bit while I start a new BL series, so I am giving you a Manga recommendation. This manga is, as we say, an oldie but a goodie. It was written in 2007 by Tetuzoh…
May 28, 2022

24 Favorite Japanese Actors In BL/Gay Roles Thru 2 Decades (Circa 2000-2022) Part 3/3 [Hitlist]

And then we have the final eight! You can browse Part 1 (24-19) and Part 2 (18-9) for additional perspectives. —Edited by TheFNGee #8 – Kimura Tatsunari Circa 2020 Gay Main role Kimura Tatsunari is the employee subordinate in Old Fashioned…

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24 Favorite Japanese Actors In BL/Gay Roles Thru 2 Decades (Circa 2000-2022) Part 2/3 [Hitlist]

Part Two of this hitlist offers more Japanese names so may want to check it out. Here’s Part One for you! You may see some “old names” below … —Edited by TheFNGee #16 – Riku Hagiwara Circa 2020 Boys Love (BL)…

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Your Name Engraved Herein – 刻在你心底的名字 (2020) – Full Impressions

Set in the late 80s when there was political change in Taiwan, Your Name Engraved Herein is simple and straightforward, yet it has an uneven (and satisfying) depth to it. Was it a masterpiece aside from being a monster hit?…

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War of Y (2022) – First Thoughts……

Episodes 1 & 2 So this will contain spoilers about the episode as well as opinions. Be forewarned. However, I will also bring up the issues raised in the first two episodes about the Y Industry in Thailand. First, let’s…

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We Best Love: Season 1 & 2 -永遠的第一名, 第二名的逆襲 [2021] Series Impressions

Even with a convoluted, flimsy storyline and plot, We Best Love: No 1 For You and Fighting Mr. 2nd could have been among the best of the 2021 BL season. If not for the startlingly impressive on-screen chemistry between YU…

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24 Favorite Japanese Actors In BL/Gay Roles Thru 2 Decades (Circa 2000-2022) Part 1/3 [Hitlist]

The blur between BL and gay roles is not as distinct as it was decades ago. Because of the demand from today’s BL audience, there have been lots of lists featuring (mostly) actors doing BL. But to appreciate the sort…

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Given – ギヴン [2021] Series Impressions

At 6 episodes of less than 30 minutes each, the live-action adaptation of the manga Given (ギヴン) by Kizu Natsuki, comes to life – with angsty and inspired performances from the leads. Easily two of the most photogenic Japanese actors…

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Takara-kun to Amagi-kun – 高良くんと天城くん (2022) – Japanese BL

In one of the latest Japanese BL casting news, Japanese network giant MBS is launching Takara-kun to Amagi-kun – (高良くんと天城くん ) on 19 August 2022, just a week or so from the time of this writing. The lead actors are…

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12 Favorite Japanese BL Anime [Hitlist]

For the uninitiated, BL anime or Yaio are explicit. BL fans used to watching edited and censored stuff are fairly warned. From a list of 55 Japanese BL anime titles, I’m narrowing it down to my favorite 12. Ranking guide:…

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Self เราเห็นนาย (2022) – Thai BL

I just saw the teaser clip of this new Thai BL drama entitled Self, and it looks promising. The fact that dir. Ma-Deaw Chookiat of Love of Siam fame is attached to the show made me even more curious. —Edited…

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