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Anime as Counter Culture Panel from Minami Con 19

Introduction to me – My name is Zoe Burgess and I am currently affiliated with Birkbeck Universities Japanese Cultural Department. I currently hold a Masters in Contemporary Film developments specializing in South Korean Cinema and did my dissertation of ‘Morbid sexuality and the love of taboo in Japanese cinema’. I am now working on my PhD Queering the fandom, a study of female fan culture and their appropriation of the yaoi genre. I am a film theorist who specialising in queer theory as well as gender and sexuality, social commentary and cinema as cultural identity. I am also very active in the fan community as an artist, video blogger, and conceptual cosplayer and designer. I recently survived criticism by Gok Wan when he announced on public TV that I was sad for like Anime, manga and john barrowman and was a depressed emo Goth I currently head a campaign to right that wrong and represent fangirl as the confident, creative and intelligent people we are.

Introduction to topic – as a film student my belief is that film, TV and media is a direct reflection of the society of the time it was created and therefore a true reflection of the culture that bore it, it can stand up as historical testament to not only the technical advances of the time and factors such as camera techniques and editing but also social trends, fashion, language, changes in politics, law and the interests and passions of the audience. Film is Culture and therefore it makes sense that it will have a reverse in the form of counter culture. Counter culture is a term used when a form of media such as anime shows an alternate or inverted view of the culture that created it. Instead of showing the true reflections of society, history and culture counter cultures shows us what we either wish our society, history and culture is or how we can escape these things. For example for us in the Uk we have been in and out of recession and money has been tight while British cinema is famous for realism so films about the struggling working classes are abundant but we want to escape this and therefore a cinema of excess of fantastical adventures has proven more popular and commercially successful in the current climate. Anime is one of the best examples of counter culture as it enables for every interest, thought, desire and idea to get a visual representation counter to the actually trends of Japanese society. We all know that japan has stricter rules on social behaviour, roles of the adult and pressure on students to achieve higher grades, with all this social pressure its unsurprising they have an industry that caters for fleets of fantasy allowing a release from social and cultural norms. One of my favourite genres that is great for counter culture is the New wave mecha genre with animes such as Evangelion, fafner and Bokurano, there is so much pressure on youth to achieve something but also on adult failure and how they have been corrupted by society, wisdom of age, money and status and therefore the ones not corrupted and therefor able to judge society are children who have remained innocents against social pressures. This is why new wave mecha employs children as the ones to fight for society as they are seen as “pure” and don’t have ulterior motives influenced by adult problems. Anime can be a great tool for escapism as well as an inspiration for cultural movements and phenomenon such as cosplay. Counter culture has been appropriated by fan culture and anime fandom is very good for breakout views and expressionism. By having fans engage and appropriate their fandoms they then go on to express themselves using this fandom as a base and as source material. Fan communities become a culture counter to the perceived normal culture of modern society.
Anime has allowed for people to take that escapism and expressionism to another level by not only allowing their vision to escape from cultural norms but also their actual selves. Anime fandom has created off shoots such as cosplay, fanfiction, and fan art and video that has allowed individuals to further add to the realms of counter culture.
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Cosplay - Many choose a cosplay based on the characters that they relate to, the ones they either wish to be more like or the ones they feel share the same identity. In normal society and within our culture we don’t have the opportunities to be heroes or villains, to be fantastical figures that lead lives unimaginable in our society so we have to create a place for these alter egos a place where we can reflect our own identities regardless if they a counter to the social acceptable norm. I like many Cosplay why do I do this, to become more than the person presented to modern society, to be a new and more alternate version of myself who can use art and vision to represent myself. I am what I have termed a conceptual cosplayer meaning that I don’t become characters I become a theme, a genre to myself. I cosplay to escape what is socially accepted, to escape from the realism and boring everyday world that is my job. I have my genres and inspiration and I choose to become a visual representation of the things that I enjoy. As such I have started making outfits based on iconography such as the Tardis dress I wore last year and at last this year my current cosplay of Shoujo Manga. I am a girl who reads manga, particularly from the dark shoujo genres with favourites such as Yami no Matsuei. I have broken social norms and even cosplay norms by becoming the genre that inspired me in the first place.
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Body Modification – I also enjoy the ideals of body modification physically changing aspects of yourself so better represent your true self. I have then taken conceptual cosplaying to new extremes with my love of tattoos. My goal was always to be a walking manga, I believe that my skin is my canvas and therefor I can illustrate it. I choose all my tattoos (bar one) from Manga, finding iconography and themes that I enjoyed the most by artists I liked the most.
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Fan Works – Fan culture by nature is a form of appropriating and celebrating counter culture. By taking the original material and celebrating it you are promoting non-mainstream areas such as fanfiction and doujinshi. Fan works are not something that exists in the mainstream, people don’t write fanfiction for events in the news but they do for areas such as anime. Anime lends itself more openly to fan interpretation, it allows for a culture of alternative opinions to be given voice. This is evident in areas such as slash AMV’s that combine images and video footage to prove a particular story or character development as seen by the fan. Fan works are not part of the original canon of the anime and therefor are an interpretation or inverted form of the anime and by that definition an example of counter culture. Fan works do not make up a true reflection of society and culture that bore it. Fan works act to back up the counter culture.

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My Yaoi, Shonen ai, Boys love Slashable anime list

I am going to try and compile a list to every anime I’ve seen that has a slash pairing in it. Some of the pairings are to my taste and may not be the same characters you slash, some are my OTP’s and some are total guilty pleasure pairings. I have watched a lot of Yaoi, shonen ai and slashy series so want to help others find all the gems out there and have a wealth of fanfiction, doujinshi and good shows to watch. I think I’ll trying naming all the anime with boys love in it and then go back and put in all my pairings, first I’ll list the yaoi and shonen ai anime’s then the ones that are just slashable. So here goes my ultimate Boy Love anime list!!!

Yaoi/Shonen ai Anime’s
Ai No Kusabi
Ai no Kusabi 2010
Aoki Okami Tachi no Densetsu
Boku no Pico
Boku no Sexual Harassment
Fuyu no Semi
Haru wo Daite Ita
Hey! Class President
Hyakujitsu no Bara
Kairaku no Hoteishiki LEVEL-C
Kizuna
Koi Suru Bo-kun
LESSON XX
Okane ga Nai
Papa to KISS IN THE DARK
Pico to Chiko
pico ~Boku no Chiisana Natsu Monogatari~
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
Sensitive Pornograph
Sex Pistols
Super Lovers
Angel’s Feather
Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai
Enzai
Fujimi Nichome Kokyo Gakudan
Gakuen Heaven
Hey! Class President
Hokago no Shokuinshitsu
Ikoku Irokoi Roman Tan
Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica 2
Kire Papa
KIZUNA ~ Koi no Kara Sawagi ~
Koi Suru Bo-kun
Kuroshitsuji II
LOVELESS
Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze OVA
Osakana wa Ami no Naka
Patalliro Saiyuki
Princess Princess
Seikimatsu Darling
Seiyo Kotto Yogashiten ~Antique~
Shiritsu Araiso Koto Gakko Shikko Bu
Sukina Mono wa Suki Dakara Shoga Nai
Be-boy Kidnapping idol
Tight Rope
Gravitation
Zetsuai/Bronze
Kimura
Viewfinder
Hybrid Child
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Slashable Anime


1. Angel Sanctuary – Kira/Setsuna , Rosiel/Katan
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2. Card Captor Sakura – Touya/Yuki, Touya/Yue
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3. X/1999 – Fuuma/Kamui, Seishirou/Subaru
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4. Tokyo Babylon – Seishirou/Subaru
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5. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles – Kurogana/Fay
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6. xXxholic – Doumeki/Watanuki
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7. Legal Drug – Kazahaya/ Rikuo, Kakei/ Saiga
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8. Bakuretsu Hunters – Gateau/Marron
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9. Bleach – Renji/Ishida, Ikkaku/Yumichiak
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10. DN Angel – Daisake/Satoshi
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11. Fushigi Yuugi – Hotohori/Nuriko
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12. Death Note – Kira/L, Mello/Matt
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13. Digimon – Tai/Matt, Daisuke/Kensuke, Takuya/Koji, Koji/Koichi
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14. Durarara – Shizuo/Izaya
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15. Eyeshield 21 – Shin/Sukuraba
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16. Fruits Basket – Ayame/Hatori
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17. Gankutsuo – Count/Albert, Albert/Franz
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18. Getbackers – Juubei/Kazuki, Ban/Ginji,
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19. Gintama – Hijitaka/Okita
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20. Here is Greenwood – Mitsuru/Shinobu
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21. Harukanaru – Abe no Yasuaki/ Eisen
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22. Hitman Reborn – Spanner/Shoichi, Dino/Hibari
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23. HunterxHunter – Leorio/Kuraprika
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24. Kaiken Phrase – Santa/Yuki, Towa/Atsuro
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25. Kenshin – Saito/Sano
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26. Kiddy Grade – Dextera/Sinistra
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27. Koutetsu – pretty much the entire cast has boy love fever in this series!!
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28. Kuroshitsuji – Sebastian/Ciel, Claude/Alois
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29. Kyou Kara Moah – Yuri/Wolfram, Gwendle/Gunter
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30. Last Exile – Dio/ Lucciola
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31. Marchen Awakens Romance – Alviss/Phantom, Alviss/Rolan, Phantom/Rolan
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32. Meine Liebe – Ludwig/Camus, Ludwig/Naoji, Eduard/Orpherus
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33. Night Head Genesis – Naoto/Naoya
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34. Peacemaker Kurogane – Hijitaka-Souji
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35. Petshop of Horrors – Leon/D
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36. Prince of Tennis – Tezuka/Fuji (my ultimate oTP but you can slash this series every way which sunday, it has more pairing then any fandom out there!!!)
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37. Saint Seiya – Hyouga/Shun, Ikki/Shun, Aphrodite/Shun
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38. Saiyuki – Gyoijo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
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39. Shamen King – Ryu/Lyserg, Hao/Yoh
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40. Soukyo no Fafner – Kazuki/Soushi
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41. Tactics – Haruka/ Kantarou
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42. Tenshi ne Narumon – Rapheal/Mikael
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43. Tiger&Bunny – Barnaby/Kotetsu
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44. Trinity Blood – Cain/Abel
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45. Utena – Touga/Saionji
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46. Weiss Kruez – Yohji/Ken, Aya/Ken, Yohji/Aya
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47. Yami no Matsuei – Tsuzuki/Hisoka, Muraki/Hisoka (those are my parings but there are many)
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48. yuGioh – Yami Bakura/Malik, Kaiba/Amalda
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49. Yu yu Hakasho – Kurama/Hiei
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50. Gundam Wing – Trowa/Quatra
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51. Gundam X – Shagia/Olba, Witz/Roybea
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52. Gundam Seed – Deaka/Yzak
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53. Nurarihyon no Mago - Kubinashi/Rikuo
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54. Groove Adventure Rave – Musica/Haru
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55. Hikaru no Go - Hikaru/Touya
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56. Level E – Yukitaka/Ki El Dogra, Kraft/ki El Dogra (though this anime is not at all like it seems)
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57. No. 6 – Nezumi/Shion
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58. Ouran High School Host Club - Kyouya/Tamaki, Hikaru/Kaoru
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59. Tsuritama – Yamada/Natsuki, yuki/Haru
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60. Shonen Onmyoji - Guren/Abe
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61. Nabari no Ou – Raikou/Gau, Yoite/Miharu
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62. Candidate for Goddess – Garu/Ernest
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63. Gravion – Eiji/Touga
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64. Samurai Deeper kyo – Yukimura/Sasuke
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65. Shiki – Tohru/Yuuki
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66. Brave 10 – Saizou/Kamanosuke, Sanada/Rokuro
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67. Zombie Loan – Chika/Shito
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68. Saint Beast – Judas/Shin, Ruka/Rei (pretty much any combo you want!)
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69. Ao no Exorcist - Yukio/Rin
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70. Toward the Terra –Kieth/Jomy, Blue/Jomy
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71. Nightwalker – Cain/Shido
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72. Monochrome Factor – Shirogane/Akira
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73. Tokyo Revelation – Kojiro/Akito
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74. Jyo oh sei – Thor/Rai
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75. Deadman Wonderland – Genkaku/Nagi, Senji/Toto
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76. Black Blood Brothers - Jiro/Kotaro
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77. Sousei No Aquarion – Apollo/Sirius, Toma/Apollo, Toma/Sirius/Apollo
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78. 07 Ghost – Frau/Teito
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79. Sengoku Basara - Masamune/Yukimura
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80. Heroic Legend of Arislan – Daryoon/Narsus
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81. Black Cat – Creed/Train
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82. Glass no Kantai – Vetti/Ralph, Vetti/Michel
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83. Yakitate Japan – Kuroyan/Kanmuri
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84. Toriko – Coco/Sunny
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85. Samurai Champloo - Jin/Mugen
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86. Detective Academy Q – Kyu/Ryu
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87. Spiral – Kanone/Eyes
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88. Generator Gawl – Koji/Ryo
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89. Tokyo Underground – Sui/Ginnosuke, Seki/Sui
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90. Beyblade – Kai/Rei
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91. Psychic Force - Burn/Keith
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92. Marginal Prince – Pretty much however you want!!
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93. Starry Sky – Pretty much however you want plenty to choose from!
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94. Togainu no Chi – Akira/Keisuke (shame the anime wasn’t full yaoi like the game)
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95. Air Gear - Akito/Agito
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96. Wolfs Rain – Tsume/Toboe
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97. Uta No Prince Sama – Natsuki/Shou
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98. Tokyo Majin – Kyouichi/Tatsuma
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99. God Child - Cain/Riff
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100. Berserk – Guts/Griffith
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101. Gungrave – Harry/Brandon
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102. Cluster Edge - Agate/Beryl
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103. Kiba – Zed/Noah
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104. Code Geass - Lelouch/Suzaku
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105. Neon Genesis Evangelion - Kaworu/Shinji
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106. Full Metal Alchemist - Roy/Ed
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107. Trigun – Vash/Wolfwood
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108. Kurogane no linebarrels – Reiji/Satoru
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109. Himitsu: Top Secret Revelation - Aoki/Maki
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110. Star Driver – Sugato/Takuto, Reiji/Sugato, Reiji/Shinjo
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111. S-Cry-Ed - Ryuhou/Kazuma
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112. Mawara Peguin Drum – Kanba/Shoma
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113. Pandora Hearts - Oz/Gil
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114. Beelzebub – Oga/Furuichi
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115. Bus Gamer - Kazuo/Toki
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116. Ghost Hound - Makoto/Masayuki
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117. Soul Eater - Stein/Spirit
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118. Slam Dunk- Rukawa/Sakaragi
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119. Magic Knight Rayearth – Lantis/Eagel
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120. RG Veda – Yasha/Ashura
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121. Switch – Hal/Kai
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122. I’ll/CKBC – Akane/Hitonari
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123. Phi Brain – Baron/JIn, Kaito/Rook
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124. Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Ryner/Sion, Lucile/Sion, Miran/Sion
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125. kami-sama Hajimemashite – Kurama/Mizuki, Mikage/Tomoe, Mikage/Otohiko
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126. Persona Trinity Soul – Ryo/Shin/Jun
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127. Zettai Karen The Children the Unlimited – Andy/kyousuke
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128. Project K – kuroh/Yashiro, Suoh/Munataka, Fushimi,Yata
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129. Cuticle Detective Inaba Load of pairing its an all male all bishie all totally yaoi friendly cast. I like Inaba/Yuuta
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130. Violinist of Hamelin – Raiel/Hamel
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131. Working – Soma/Sato
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132. The Hakkenden - Amother series where you can take your pic
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133. Shinesman
134. Eight Clouds Rising – kuraki/takeo
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135. 10 Tokyo Warriors
136. Golden Corda primo passo – Beautiful boys playing instruments
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137. Over Drive
138. Saiunkoku
140. Devilman – Akira/Ryo Devilman/Lucifer
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141. Kaneval – Garaki/Nai (though you can slash a fair few characters as I also like Garaki/Yogi)
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142. Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun – So many pairing take you pick a couple for all tastes!
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143. House of Five Leaves – Masa/Yaichi
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144. Guilty Crown – Gai/Shu
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145. Gatchman Crowds - Berg-Katse/Rui-Rui ( yes they are both male!!)
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146. StrangePlus – Kou/Takumi (This is gag anime with so many yaoi jokes not just between the two brothers but a host of other characters.
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147. Fairy Tail – Gray/Lyon, Gray/Natsu, Luxus/Fried
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148. Tokyo Ravens – Reiji/Shaver, Harutora/Touji
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149 – Noragami – Yato/Yukine
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150 – Another – Naoya/Yuuya
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151 – Hamatora Nice/Murasaki, Nice/Art, Birthday/Raito, Moral/Art, Moral/Nice
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152 – Meganebu Another collection of boys to slash pairings are available for you to chose
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153 – Makai Ouji Revils vs Realist So many lovely bishonen in this series lots of pairing potential in this.
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154 – Free! Another great set of pretty boys to choose from. My personal Haru/Rin
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155 – Aquarion Evol Amazingly fun series! Ceyanne/Shrade
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156 – Buddy Complex Dio/Aoba
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157 – Brothers Conflict Tsubaki/Azusa
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158 – Dramatical Murder Since its adapted from a BL game theres many option of pretty boy to choose from but me I like Noiz/Aoba!
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159 – Hetalia Slash to your Hearts content!!!
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160 – Bakumatsu Rock Oh the beautiful boys, slash them any way watch them get so passionate that their clothes burn off!!!
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161 – Ixion Saga DT Erecpyle/Mariandale (one of my favourite Traps.
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162 – Kimi to Boku Nothing like a set of best friends to play game of slash with.
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163 – Binan koukou chikyuu bouei be love Its cute boys that do magical transformation with the power of love, who dont you slash.
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164 – My teen romantic comedy snafu Hikigaya/Saika
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165 – Yowamushi Pedal With any good sport anime there are lots of pairings but mine is Toudou/Makishima
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166 – kuroko no basuke Another great sports anime that throws pairings at you from every angle. I like the main pair of Kagame/Kuroko but there are so many ways to slash this show!!
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167 – One Punch Man Saitama/Genos
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168 – Arslan Senki I know its already on the list but since it has such a different art style and series length rebot I’m adding again! Lots of beautiful boys being heroic and close to slash my fav Daryon/Narsus
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169 – Assassination Classroom Karma/nagisa
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170 – Terror in Resonance Nine/Twelve
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171 – Prince of Stride Lots of lovely pairings in this Heath/Kuga Takeru/Riku kohinata/Ayumu re my main OTP’s but there are lots more in this great anime
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172 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Joseph/Ceaser
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173 – StarMyu or High School Star Musical Its hard to to slash an anime about an all male performing arts school my personal OTP from the series is Hiragi/Otori
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174 – Merman in My Tub Tatsumi/Wakasa but there are some other rather attractive fish friends too.
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175 – Ranpo Kitan Game of Laplace Hashiba/Kobayashi Akechi/Namikoshi
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176 – Dimension W Mabuchi/Albert Salva/Lwai
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177 – Big Order Gennai/Hiragi
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178 – Aoharu x Kikanjuu Masamune/Yukimura Midori/Fugimon
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179 - Dogs Bullets and Carnage Heine and Badou
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180 – My Hero Academia Kaachan/Deku I feel more pairings may develope as the series goes on though
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181 – Bungou Stray Dogs A cast of bishonen so there are a few pairings to choose from in this one.
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182 – Yuri on Ice Viktor/Yuri and Yurio/Otobek
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183 – Watashi ga motete dousunda (Kiss Him Not Me) Mutsumii/Shinomiya
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182 – Drifters Nobunaga/Yoichi is my ship But there are other ships and when the series continues I am sure there will be more!
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183 – Marginal #4 R/L Atom/Rui Kira/Shy Just a lovely selection of boy band beauties to enjoy!
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184 – Heavy Object – Heivia/Qwenthur
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185 – Haikyuu – I have finally got round to watching this, with all these lovely sports anime you really are spoilt for choice on pairings. I am partial to Kuroo/Kenma and Asahi/Suga
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186 - All Out!! Another great sports anime with lots of pairing choices, me I’m partial to Sumiyaki/Miyuki
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My Slash, Bromance and Gay Tv and Movie List

I am trying to compile a list of all the Tv shows and movies I slash as well as some good shows with canon gay couples that I enjoy. If like me you are trying to find new shows to watch that have that slash element then I hope this list helps you.

1. Hawaii 5.0 – Steve/Danno
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2. Supernatural – Dean/Castiel
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3. Angel - Angel/Spike
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4. Torchwood – Jack/Ianto, Jack/John, Jack/Captain Harkness
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5. Doctor Who – Doctor/Master, Doctor/Jack
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6. Merlin – Arthur/Merlin
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7. Oz – Keller/Beecher
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8. Brothers and Sisters – Scotty/Kevin
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9. Heroes – Nathan/Peter
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10. Six Feet Under – Keith/David
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11. Star Trek – Kirk/Spock
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12. Nip/Tuck – Christian/Sean
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13. Lord of the Rings – Aragorn/Legolas
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14. White Collar – Peter/Neil
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15. Suits – Harvey/Mike
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16. The Eagle – Marcus/Esca
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17. Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Barca/Pietros
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18. Spartacus: Vengence – Agron/Nasir
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19. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – Barca/Auctus
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20. Glee – Blaine/Kurt
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21. Sherlock – Sherlock/Watson
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22. Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock/Watson
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23. Stargate SG1 – O’niel/Jackson
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24. The Lair – Damian/Thom
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25. Dantes Cove – Toby/Adam, kevin/Bro
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26. Vampire Diaries – Damon/Alaric
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27. Alexander – Alexander/Hephistian
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28. Troy – Hector/Paris
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29. Kingdon of Heaven – Bailin/Imad ad-Din
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30. Pirates of the Carribean – Jack/Will
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31. LA Confidential – Bud/Exley
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32. Matrix – The Twins
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33. Boston legal – Danny/Alan
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34. Common Law – Travis/Wes
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35. Night at the Museum – Jedediah/Octavious
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36. I love you Phillip Morris – Steven/Phillip
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37. Kiss kiss Bang Bang – Perry/Harry
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38. Starsky and Hutch – Starsky/Hutch
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39. Boondock Saints – Connor/Murphy McManus
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40. Interview with the Vampire – Lestat/Louis
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41. Harry Potter – Sirius/Lupin
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42. Queer as Folk – Vince/Stuart
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43. Partners – Wyatt/Louis
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44. The New Normal – David/Brian
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45. Gangster Number 1 – Freddy/Gangster
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46. Donald Strachey Mysteries – Don/Tim
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47. Yasha –Moichi/Sei, Sei/Rin, Takeru/Rin
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48. Master and Commander - Aubery/Maturin
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49. Grimm – Monroe/Nick
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50. Castle – Esposito/Ryan
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51. The Krays – Kray twins
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52. True Blood – Eric/Bill
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53. Community -Troy/Abed
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54. Sense8 – Lito/Hernando
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55. How to Get Away With Muder – Connor/Oliver
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56. Flash Harry (earth 2)/Cisco
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57. Flash – Captain Singh/Rob
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58. Arrow Curtis/Paul
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59. Star Wars Force Awakens Poe/Finn aka StormPilot
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60. ShadowHunters Magnus/Alec
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61 – The Flash Captain Cold/Flash
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62. Legeds of Tomorrow Coldwave
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63. Legends of Tomorrow ColdAtom
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64. Legends of Tomorrow AtomWave (my fav LOT pairing)
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65. Rogue One Baze/Chirrut
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66. Due South Fraser/Kowalski
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66. The Men From U.N.C.L.E Solo/Kuryakin
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67. Jeeves and Wooster Jeeves/Wooster
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My Yaoi, Shonen ai, Boys love Slashable anime list

I am going to try and compile a list to every anime I’ve seen that has a slash pairing in it. Some of the pairings are to my taste and may not be the same characters you slash, some are my OTP’s and some are total guilty pleasure pairings. I have watched a lot of Yaoi, shonen ai and slashy series so want to help others find all the gems out there and have a wealth of fanfiction, doujinshi and good shows to watch. I think I’ll trying naming all the anime with boys love in it and then go back and put in all my pairings, first I’ll list the yaoi and shonen ai anime’s then the ones that are just slashable. So here goes my ultimate Boy Love anime list!!!

Yaoi/Shonen ai Anime’s
Ai No Kusabi
Ai no Kusabi 2010
Aoki Okami Tachi no Densetsu
Boku no Pico
Boku no Sexual Harassment
Fuyu no Semi
Haru wo Daite Ita
Hey! Class President
Hyakujitsu no Bara
Kairaku no Hoteishiki LEVEL-C
Kizuna
Koi Suru Bo-kun
LESSON XX
Okane ga Nai
Papa to KISS IN THE DARK
Pico to Chiko
pico ~Boku no Chiisana Natsu Monogatari~
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
Sensitive Pornograph
Sex Pistols
Angel’s Feather
Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai
Enzai
Fujimi Nichome Kokyo Gakudan
Gakuen Heaven
Hey! Class President
Hokago no Shokuinshitsu
Ikoku Irokoi Roman Tan
Junjo Romantica
Junjo Romantica 2
Kire Papa
KIZUNA ~ Koi no Kara Sawagi ~
Koi Suru Bo-kun
Kuroshitsuji II
LOVELESS
Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze OVA
Osakana wa Ami no Naka
Patalliro Saiyuki
Princess Princess
Seikimatsu Darling
Seiyo Kotto Yogashiten ~Antique~
Shiritsu Araiso Koto Gakko Shikko Bu
Sukina Mono wa Suki Dakara Shoga Nai
Be-boy Kidnapping idol
Tight Rope
Gravitation
Zetsuai/Bronze
Kimura
Viewfinder

Slashable Anime

1. Angel Sanctuary – Kira/Setsuna , Rosiel/Katan
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2. Card Captor Sakura – Touya/Yuki, Touya/Yue
Ah CCS Clamp’s little magical girl series that is so good. You all know I love Clamp though I prefer the dark stuff but CCS is brilliant. Cardcaptor Sakura begins when ten-year-old fourth grader Sakura Kinomoto accidentally releases a set of magical cards called Clow Cards from the Clow Book, created and named after half-English, half-Chinese sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own personality and characteristics and can assume alternate forms when activated. The guardian Beast of the Seal Cerberus emerges from the book and tells her it is now her responsibility to retrieve the missing cards. As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it to seal it away. Cerberus acts as her guide, while her best friend and cousin Tomoyo Daidouji films her exploits and provides her with battle costumes. Sakura’s older brother Touya Kinomoto watches over her, while pretending that he is unaware of what is going on.

for a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-shoujo-anime’s/

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3. X/1999 – Fuuma/Kamui, Seishirou/Subaru
For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/01/top-5-dark-shoujo-anime’s/ 03>

4. Tokyo Babylon – Seishirou/Subaru
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5. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles – Kurogana/Fay
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6. xXxholic – Doumeki/Watanuki
For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/01/top-5-dark-shoujo-anime’s/
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7. Legal Drug – Kazahaya/ Rikuo, Kakei/ Saiga
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8. Bakuretsu Hunters – Gateau/Marron
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9. Bleach – Renji/Ishida, Ikkaku/Yumichiak

God I love this show so much so that I have hollow ichigo’s mask tattooed on my back. Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life is drastically changed by the sudden appearance of a Soul Reaper —one who governs the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife—named Rukia Kuchiki, who arrives in search of a Hollow, a dangerous lost soul. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo from the Hollow, she attempts to transfer half of her reiatsuenergy to Ichigo so that he can defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of her energy, transforming into a Soul Reaper and allowing him to defeat the Hollow with ease. With her powers diminished, Rukia is left stranded in the human world until she can recover her strength. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over Rukia’s role as a Soul Reaper, battling Hollows and guiding souls to the afterlife realm known as the Soul Society. The story follows Ichigo as well as his human friends that develop strange powers and their battles. Also thrown into the mix are the other members of soul society other shinigamis and all their conflicts, conspiracies, ambitions and corruption. I love shinigami lore so anything based on this is a must for me but this series is also just brilliant all the powers and weapons you could ever wish for plus some of the best battles I have ever seen in anime history. I really don’t know where to begin there are great character designs and from a series that’s now over 200 eps you know there’s gonna be loads of great characters, wonderful back stories, complications and contradictions, fights to the death and omg how brilliant are these fights. Every time I think they can’t get better a character levels up, unlocks a new ability, evolves their weapon or just loses the plot. Ichigo is a great protagonist and I don’t normally like the leads as they are a bit too honest and pure but he has such a great stubborn and arrogant streak. I love how flawed these characters are and how grey some of the show is not so black and white in terms of who is good or bad or what is best for humanity and the spirit world. It is very epic as you would guess from a 200 plus series but it’s very addictive watching.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-battleshonen-anime’s/

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10. DN Angel – Daisake/Satoshi
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11. Fushigi Yuugi – Hotohori/Nuriko
the first ever fantasy bishonen harem based anime I ever watched and still one of the best. In all the years since I’ve watched this no other series has had the depth of character, beautiful bishonen and amazing story telling. I watched all 42 episodes in one go as I was so obsessed with this series. The plot centres on Middle-school student Miaka Yūki is under a lot of pressure to pass the entrance exam for the competitive Jonan Academy. Her friends do not believe she will get in, but she is determined to because her best friend, Yui Hongo, has applied for the same school and she wants them both to go to the school together. While at the library one day, Miaka and Yui encounter a strange book known as The Universe of the Four Gods. As a result of reading this book, they are then transported into the novel’s universe. However, Yui is transported back to the real world almost immediately. Inside the novel Miaka discovers that she is the Priestess of Suzaku and destined to gather the seven Celestial Warriors of the god Suzaku in order to summon Suzaku and obtain three wishes. She falls in love with the Celestial Warrior Tamahome, who eventually reciprocates and Miaka’s desire to use a wish to enter the high school of her choice begins to shift towards finding a way to be with Tamahome. Yui, who is also drawn into the book when she was trying to help Miaka to come back to the real world, becomes the Priestess of Seiryuu, working against Miaka out of jealousy over Tamahome and revenge for the humiliation and pain she had suffered when she first came to the book world. The series describes the various trials that teenagers Miaka and Yui face, both quest-driven and personal. Feeling betrayed, the two oppose one another as priestesses, bringing together their own respective warriors and vying for the chance to be granted three wishes by the gods whom they hope to summon.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-shoujo-anime’s/
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12. Death Note – Kira/L, Mello/Matt
For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/01/top-5-dark-shoujo-anime’s/
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13. Digimon – Tai/Matt, Daisuke/Kensuke, Takuya/Koji, Koji/Koichi
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14. Durarara – Shizuo/Izaya

The plot follows Mikado Ryūgamine is a young man who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Kida Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Masaomi warns him about people he doesn’t want to cross in the city: a violent man dressed like a bartender, an information merchant, and a mysterious gang called “Dollars.” And to top it off, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city: the “Black Rider,” the supposedly headless driver of a black motorcycle. The narrative follows all of the characters equally, showing how their lives intersect, creating a greater plotline from what each character knows about a common incident.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/03/durarara-–-an-anime-of-surrealism-and-complications-that’s-very-intriguing-if-a-bit-weird/
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15. Eyeshield 21 – Shin/Sukuraba
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16. Fruits Basket – Ayame/Hatori
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17. Gankutsuo – Count/Albert, Albert/Franz
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18. Getbackers – Juubei/Kazuki, Ban/Ginji,
this has to one of the best action anime’s out there, you soon work out that my fav shonen anime’s are all based on people with powers and weird weapons fighting each other. There’s normally no explanation to why these people have super powers and weird abilities or strange weapons but boy is it fun to watch them fight each other. Getbackers get the prize for the best because I love the character designs. I mean there are loads of interesting characters with wonderful abilities Dr jackal is one of my fav’s, he’s neither good nor bad but more on the dark side I mean he seems to manipulate knives that live in his blood and has no problem for violence.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-battleshonen-anime’s/

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19. Gintama – Hijitaka/Okita
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20. Here is Greenwood – Mitsuru/Shinobu
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21. Harukanaru – Abe no Yasuaki/ Eisen
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22. Hitman Reborn – Spanner/Shoichi, Dino/Hibari
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23. HunterxHunter – Leorio/Kuraprika
ah the series that naruto clearly ripped off since its older and in my opinion so much better. Twelve years prior to the start of the story, Ging Freecss left his infant son, Gon, with Gon’s aunt Mito on Whale Island. Gon, raised believing both his parents were dead, finds out from Ging’s apprentice, Kite, that his father is still alive and has since become an accomplished “Hunter”. Hunters are licensed, elite members of humanity who are capable of tracking down secret treasure, rare beasts, or even other individuals. Gon leaves his home to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Hunter by taking the “Hunter Examination”, a series of brutal tests involving skill, survival, and teamwork. Prior to and during the exam, Gon meets and befriends three of the other applicants: Kurapika, the last remaining member of the Kurta clan who wishes to become a Hunter in order to avenge his slain people; Leorio, a prospective physician who claims to desire to become rich; and Killua Zoldyck, who fled his life as a member of a notorious assassin family. These 4 enter the hunter exams together and the story follows their trials to become hunters and then their duties as hunters. The series is great because like so many battle based series they don’t spend 3 eps on one fight they get down to it in one ep making battles intense and harsh. The series doesn’t waste too much time on fillers and works to tell the story as we learn more about the past of these characters. The anime finished before the manga so again you have to read the manga to know what happens next but it does complete each story arc bringing you closer to the characters and the past and futures they face.

For full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-battleshonen-anime’s/

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24. Kaiken Phrase – Santa/Yuki, Towa/Atsuro
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25. Kenshin – Saito/Sano
25
26. Kiddy Grade – Dextera/Sinistra
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27. Koutetsu – pretty much the entire cast has boy love fever in this series!!
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28. Kuroshitsuji – Sebastian/Ciel, Claude/Alois
For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/01/top-5-dark-shoujo-anime’s/
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29. Kyou Kara Moah – Yuri/Wolfram, Gwendle/Gunter
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30. Last Exile – Dio/ Lucciola
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31. Marchen Awakens Romance – Alviss/Phantom, Alviss/Rolan, Phantom/Rolan
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32. Meine Liebe – Ludwig/Camus, Ludwig/Naoji, Eduard/Orpherus
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33. Night Head Genesis – Naoto/Naoya
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34. Peacemaker Kurogane – Hijitaka-Souji
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35. Petshop of Horrors – Leon/D
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36. Prince of Tennis – Tezuka/Fuji (my ultimate oTP but you can slash this series every way which sunday, it has more pairing then any fandom out there!!!)
36
37. Saint Seiya – Hyouga/Shun, Ikki/Shun, Aphrodite/Shun
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38. Saiyuki – Gyoijo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/01/top-5-dark-shoujo-anime’s/
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39. Shamen King – Ryu/Lyserg, Hao/Yoh
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40. Soukyo no Fafner – Kazuki/Soushi
40
41. Tactics – Haruka/ Kantarou
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42. Tenshi ne Narumon – Rapheal/Mikael
42
43. Tiger&Bunny – Barnaby/Kotetsu
43
44. Trinity Blood – Cain/Abel
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45. Utena – Touga/Saionji
45
46. Weiss Kruez – Yohji/Ken, Aya/Ken, Yohji/Aya
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47. Yami no Matsuei – Tsuzuki/Hisoka, Muraki/Hisoka (those are my parings but there are many)
47
48. yuGioh – Yami Bakura/Malik, Kaiba/Amalda
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49. Yu yu Hakasho – Kurama/Hiei

another great tournament based battle anime from the same team that brought me HunterxHunter, both manga’s are by the same person so of course both are brilliant. YuYu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic act of altruism, is hit by a car and killed in an attempt to save a young boy by pushing him out of the way. His ghost is greeted by Botan, a woman who introduces herself as the pilot of the River Styx, who ferries souls to the “Underworld” where they may be judged for the afterlife. Botan informs Yusuke that his act had caught even the Underworld by surprise and that there was not yet a place made for him in either heaven or hell. Thus Koenma, son of the Underworld’s ruler King Enma, offers Yusuke a chance to return to his body through a series of tests. Yusuke succeeds with the help of his friend Keiko. After returning to life, Koenma grants Yusuke the title of “Underworld Detective”, charging him with investigating supernatural activity within the human world. Soon Yusuke is off on his first case, retrieving three treasures stolen from the Underworld by a gang of demons: Hiei, Kurama and Goki. Yusuke collects the three treasures with the aid of his new technique, the “Rei Gun”, a shot of aura energy fired mentally from his index finger.The series itself is based around 3 huge tournament themed arcs and is very focused on the battles. It can take a few episodes for each fight and does have the very clichéd fight battle. Hero starts winning a bit, gets cocky, badie shows true strength, hero gets knocked back, badie reveals why he is in this fight and a bit of back story before trying to beat hero, hero finds new hidden strength and makes a comeback defeating bad guy. Every character gets their fair share of wins and losses and it’s always exciting to see what happens. I love the intense battles the interrelationships between the competitors and the fact that sometimes things aren’t black and white and friends and enemies aren’t set in stone or easy to judge too quickly.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/top-5-battleshonen-anime’s/
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50. Gundam Wing – Trowa/Quatra
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51. Gundam X – Shagia/Olba, Witz/Roybea
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52. Gundam Seed – Deaka/Yzak
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53. Nurarihyon no Mago - Kubinashi/Rikuo
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54. Groove Adventure Rave – Musica/Haru
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55. Hikaru no Go - Hikaru/Touya
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56. Level E – Yukitaka/Ki El Dogra, Kraft/ki El Dogra (though this anime is not at all like it seems)
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57. No. 6 – Nezumi/Shion
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58. Ouran High School Host Club - Kyouya/Tamaki, Hikaru/Kaoru
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59. Tsuritama – Yamada/Natsuki, yuki/Haru
The plot for Tsuritama starts simple before it goes off on its own colourful alien themed tangent. Yuki Sanada is a high school student who lives with his grandmother, a woman whose career requires frequent relocation which prevents the boy from establishing any real friendships, much less the social skills necessary to initiate them. Whenever he becomes anxious, he freezes in place, unable to breathe, and feels like he is drowning. Donning a markedly demonic expression—so potent with seemingly latent rage that others become wary of him at its appearance. Shortly after arriving at their home on the grandmother’s most recently sanctioned work base, the island of Enoshima, a zealous transfer student named Haru—wielding a water gun and sporting a fish bowl atop his head—appears on their doorstep claiming to be an alien and that he will henceforth be living in the same house; the grandmother agrees to allow such if Haru simply meets one condition (which is undisclosed to the audience). Haru’s presence continually makes Yuki uncomfortable. The two also meet a secluded young fisher, Natsuki Usami, nicknamed “The Fishing Prince”. An Indian man named Akira watches Haru from a distance with his duck Tapioca.

For a full review on the series please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2012/12/tsuritama-–-friendship-fishing-and-aliens/
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60. Shonen Onmyoji - Guren/Abe
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61. Nabari no Ou – Raikou/Gau, Yoite/Miharu
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62. Candidate for Goddess – Garu/Ernest
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63. Gravion – Eiji/Touga
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64. Samurai Deeper kyo – Yukimura/Sasuke
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65. Shiki – Tohru/Yuuki
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66. Brave 10 – Saizou/Kamanosuke, Sanada/Rokuro
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67. Zombie Loan – Chika/Shito
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68. Saint Beast – Judas/Shin, Ruka/Rei (pretty much any combo you want!)
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69. Ao no Exorcist - Yukio/Rin
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70. Toward the Terra –Kieth/Jomy, Blue/Jomy
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71. Nightwalker – Cain/Shido
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72. Monochrome Factor – Shirogane/Akira
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73. Tokyo Revelation – Kojiro/Akito
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74. Jyo oh sei – Thor/Rai
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75. Deadman Wonderland – Genkaku/Nagi, Senji/Toto
It’s been a while since I’ve seen an anime this good and if you haven’t heard or seen of this then the pun in my tittle is perfect for this series. At only 13 eps I watched it in one setting which was easy to do as it was so engaging. It’s like a really messed up psychotic version of Alice in Wonderland but completely twisting the classic fairy tale to a violent and dangerous nightmare version.
The plot for Deadman is that a massive earthquake ravaged Japan’s mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of it into the ocean. Ten years later, the story shifts to Igarashi Ganta, a seemingly ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture’s middle school. An escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life. This all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armour floats through his classroom windows. Grinning madly, the Red Man massacres Ganta’s entire class but instead of killing him, embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta’s chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is declared the sole suspect and, following a quick trial, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Deadman Wonderland, a massive theme park like prison. Arriving at the prison, Ganta is fitted with a special collar which monitors his location and life signs. Due to the heinous nature of Ganta’s ‘crime’, he has to live out his imprisonment under Deadman Wonderland’s ‘Death Sentence’.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/11/deadman-wonderland-–-not-for-the-squeamish-but-a-“bloody”-good-anime/

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76. Black Blood Brothers - Jiro/Kotaro
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77. Sousei No Aquarion – Apollo/Sirius, Toma/Apollo, Toma/Sirius/Apollo
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78. 07 Ghost – Frau/Teito

Ok so yes this is an anime that I started watching because of the fan girl in me. Of course I wasn’t going to let it go unwatched there’s an entire cast of hot bishies one side is military (yay uniforms) the other is the church (yay flouncy robes). I have to say I loved this series it was everything it needed to be, the men were hot, the action great, the story interesting, the scoring was good, the world was interesting and the slash was abundant.

for a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2009/11/07-ghosts-–-super-powered-bishonen-in-uniforms-fighting-evil-what-could-be-better/
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79. Sengoku Basara - Masamune/Yukimura
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80. Heroic Legend of Arislan – Daryoon/Narsus
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81. Black Cat – Creed/Train
Train Heartnett, code named Black Cat is the thirteenth member in an organization known as Cronos. Cronos are an elite group of “erasers”, professional assassins that are sent in to assassinate targets they deem too dangerous or too corrupt to be dealt with in any other manner. But Train learns a valuable lesson in human compassion from young “sweeper”, professional bounty hunters, Saya Minatsuki. He learns there is more to life than being the cold hearted killer he has become and soon yearns for a life of freedom where he can make his own choices and follow his own path. He leaves Cronos and his path crosses that of Sweeper Sven Volfied. They cross paths while investigating a bio-weapon that turns out to be a genetically created girl named Eve. After Train decides not to kill her Sven takes her in as well as Train. They form a small “unconventional” family unit and group of Sweepers living their lives free and as they choose.
Unfortunately their lives are disrupted by the appearance of Train’s x-partner Creed Diskence from Cronos who himself has left the organization but to pursue more sinister and destructive goals. Creed is determined to see Train return to his cold hearted nature and help him and his newly formed group of villains cause havoc in the world. Train must learn what his true nature is and where he really belongs in this world he has chosen to live freely in.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2012/03/black-cat-a-fun-action-adventure-helped-by-a-hot-villan/
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82. Glass no Kantai – Vetti/Ralph, Vetti/Michel
82
83. Yakitate Japan – Kuroyan/Kanmuri
83
84. Toriko – Coco/Sunny
84
85. Samurai Champloo - Jin/Mugen
85
86. Detective Academy Q – Kyu/Ryu
86
87. Spiral – Kanone/Eyes
87
88. Generator Gawl – Koji/Ryo
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89. Tokyo Underground – Sui/Ginnosuke, Seki/Sui
89
90. Beyblade – Kai/Rei
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91. Psychic Force - Burn/Keith
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92. Marginal Prince – Pretty much however you want!!
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93. Starry Sky – Pretty much however you want plenty to choose from!
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94. Togainu no Chi – Akira/Keisuke (shame the anime wasn’t full yaoi like the game)
When I found out they had made an anime to Togainu no chi I was over the moon, couldn’t wait to watch it, bouncing off the walls. It’s based on a BL game and while I haven’t played the game because I have no idea how to get an English patch for a Japanese game I do have all the SG’s (screen grabs). This means I know all the characters and all the possible pairings and endings. It’s one violent and explicit yaoi game so I was very looking forward to watching it play out in anime. While the characters still look great and have good voice actors for them the rest of the anime was a bit of a let-down. The basic story is that Akira, the number one street fighter, is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. While his sentencing is being completed he is visited by a mysterious woman who gives him the option of rooting in prison or taking up a tag going to a district called Toshima and participating in the Igra game. Toshima is a violent and deadly district sealed off from the normal world that has its own set of rules. Igra is a game in which you collect tags from opponents, the tags are similar to cards and you have to try and get a royal flush so that you can challenge ll Re and gain the position of drug lord. Everyone is given 5 random tags and you basically have to fight people for them in the hope you opponent has a tag that will get you closer to making it to a royal flush. This leads to violent battles and a lot of bloodshed and death. Add to the mix a drug called Line that gives you super strength while turning you mad you get a great gritty and harsh environment. So far so good was nice knowing the plot behind the game and images I’d collected from it and it was a world and plot that appeals to my violent aesthetic.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2011/02/togainu-no-chi-–-a-series-that-should-have-been-perfect-violent-bishonen-but-somehow-failed/
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95. Air Gear - Akito/Agito
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96. Wolfs Rain – Tsume/Toboe
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97. Uta No Prince Sama – Natsuki/Shou
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98. Tokyo Majin – Kyouichi/Tatsuma
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99. God Child - Cain/Riff
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100. Berserk – Guts/Griffith
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101. Gungrave – Harry/Brandon
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102. Cluster Edge - Agate/Beryl
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103. Kiba – Zed/Noah
103
104. Code Geass - Lelouch/Suzaku
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105. Neon Genesis Evangelion - Kaworu/Shinji
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106. Full Metal Alchemist - Roy/Ed

I have just finished watching the new series of FMA and what can I say truly amazing I loved it I really didn’t want it to end. Now I loved the original series I thought it was great and was in love with the character Roy Mustang. The basic plot is that of 2 brothers whose mother dies so they break the biggest taboo in their world, Human transmutation. Basically set in a world that is a cross between early 20th century Europe mixed with Alchemy, this is not magic this is the more scientific and practical implication of magic the true art know as Alchemy, there are some that know Alchemy. These two brothers after the loss of their mother decide to use Alchemy to bring her back from the dead. Alchemy works by equivalent exchange you need to give something of equal value to get something back, i.e. turning a lump of mud into a rock statue. So the brothers collect all the things that make up a human body and try to transmute it back into their mother. Unfortunately human transmutation isn’t as cut and dry as normal alchemy and in the process of trying to recreate their mother Al loses his body and Ed loses his arm. Making it worse the thing that is created is such a twisted and unrecognizable thing that it soon dies and is nothing like their mother. Ed in a fit of desperation affixes his brother soul to a suit of armour as to not lose him altogether and in the process sacrifices his leg as toll for the alchemy to save his brothers soul. After this event they are visited by Colonel Roy Mustang hearing about two very young but talented alchemists that he wants to recruit them. After what he sees of them he gives them a choice, wallow in the horrific fate they have dealt to themselves or move forward. Ed decided to take up the colonel’s words he becomes a State Alchemist working for the military. State Alchemists see themselves as the dogs of the military being bound to be used as human weapons whenever their skills are required but in exchange they are highly paid and have high positions meaning access to research and policies above the regular army. Ed becomes a state alchemist in order to find a way to get his and Al’s body back. Ed has auto mails, a mechanical limp, to replace his missing arm and leg and thus is named the Full Metal Alchemist. All state alchemists are given a name according to their ability; Roy is the Flame alchemist because of his expert and deadly use of flame alchemy.

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107. Trigun – Vash/Wolfwood
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108. Kurogane no linebarrels – Reiji/Satoru
The plot centers around Hayase Kouichi (and it may have something to do with how annoying this boy is that made me want to throw a book at the screen), he’s a bit of a loser, the class go body that gets picked on but he dreams of being a hero of justice. Hayase is always getting saved and protected by his much more attractive and cooler best mate but Hayase doesn’t seem very grateful about this as he feels it’s unfair to always have his mate come to his rescue. As with all those that seek power his lucky or unlucky break comes when a giant robot falls from space crushing him to death. Well through the laws of anime magic and unexplained plot twists the robot saves his life and makes Hayase his pilot. Hayase is overjoyed, he now has power, can stand up for himself and a giant robot. Also with giant robot comes a large breasted girl with amnesia and Hayase vows to protect. So when other robots come to destroy his home a Hero of Justice is born. Unfortunately Hayase is an arrogant sod who flashes his power like a school bully, wont listen or show any respect for the friends that have helped and stood by him since childhood and thinks his new buxom friend should just stand around and be protected. No wonder all the other characters hate him I was waiting for someone to kick the crap out of him. Luckily this came when good guy and his robot from the secret organisation trying to save the world, in fact beat the crap out of Hayase for being an egotistical overconfident pain in the arse. Unfortunately it’s not until death of the only character with any sense that Hayase realises he’s being a pratt.

For a full review please follow the link!
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109. Himitsu: Top Secret Revelation - Aoki/Maki
I seem to be quite good at finding little anime’s that not many people have watched but really should. This series I found happens to be excellent though very little info is on the web about it. The story takes place five decades from now, when brain scanners have been perfected to the point that the government can retrieve up to five years’ worth of memories from people’s minds — even if they are dead. The investigators of the National Research Institute of Police Science’s 9th Forensics Laboratory must weigh the ethical choices in the ultimate invasion of privacy as they delve into people’s minds to solve crimes. The show is a psychological version of something like CSI but with more weight and a far more disturbing turn. We have an elite police unit that focuses on trying to solve the crimes that would remain a mystery if it wasn’t for this fantastic new technology that is able to look into the memoires of the victims. The catch is the brain must be removed from the dead victim before a 48hr period to ensure that the memories are intact. With storylines such as political assassinations, brutal killings and deranged serial murderers there is much for fans of hard core police and crime dramas to enjoy. For me personally I prefer a little more dark side crime series so this was perfect. I have always loved mystery amine’s such as Detective Academy Q but this is a nice step away from series aimed at a younger audience into a far more adult show. The show itself is pictured more realistically, with character designs and settings looking much how you would find them in the real world. This immediately gives you a more realistic setting rather than the usual fantasy and escapist image of many anime’s. Also it gives you a little insight to the problems of the modern world the nature of escalating crime, humanities passion for more perverse violence and the changes in our culture and society that brings about new waves of crime. For example one story involves the nature of body modification and the new youth culture that has gone beyond tattoo’s and piecing as a way to express themselves and are finding more extreme ways to change their bodies and express their individuality.

For a full review please follow the link!
http://www.lzsy.co.uk/2010/09/himitsu-the-revelation-or-top-secret-–-a-beautiful-and-disturbing-little-gem-of-an-anime/

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110. Star Driver – Sugato/Takuto, Reiji/Sugato, Reiji/Shinjo
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111. S-Cry-Ed - Ryuhou/Kazuma
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112. Mawara Peguin Drum – Kanba/Shoma
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113. Pandora Hearts - Oz/Gil
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114. Beelzebub – Oga/Furuichi
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115. Bus Gamer - Kazuo/Toki
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116. Ghost Hound - Makoto/Masayuki
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117. Soul Eater - Stein/Spirit
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118. Slam Dunk- Rukawa/Sakaragi
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119. Magic Knight Rayearth – Lantis/Eagel
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120. RG Veda – Yasha/Ashura
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121. Switch – Hal/Kai
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122. I’ll/CKBC – Akane/Hitonari
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123. Shinesman
124. Eight Clouds Rising
125. 10 Tokyo Warriors
126. Golden Corda primo passo
127. Over Drive
128. Saiunkoku
129. Devilman
130. Violinist of Hamelin
131. Working
132. The Hakkenden -
133. Phi Brain – Baron/JIn, Bishop/Rook, Kaito/Rook
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Homoeroticising the Hollywood film part 1

For many years it has been a taboo to depict homosexual relationships in mainstream cinema. This subject matter is often only dealt with in the independent sector or found in foreign films that originate in countries which look upon homosexuality differently from the way it is seen by Hollywood. The only films to deal with homosexuality in mainstream cinema and Hollywood cinema are the camp comedies such as To Wong Fu thanks for everything Julie Newmar and The Birdcage. Gay characters are normally reduced to stereotypes, the comic relief and the gay best friend. Films dealing with the relationship between two males as something more than friends have only ever been a subject for art house and independent films such as the work of Gregg Araki, the director of Mysterious Skin. The work of Gregg Araki comes from the 1990’s New Queer cinema movement in independent cinema but it was still only in independent film that gay relationships were portrayed. It shows that the world is still a small minded place when it comes to depicting homosexuality on the big screen. Homosexuality still offends many and thus we have not seen a gay hero or gay lead in a Hollywood picture. So what happens if you want to see male romantic relationships being depicted? Well, the answer is to use your imagination. In recent years a phenomenon has begun to get more notice and recognition and that is the idea of Slash. So what is slash? Well, simply put it comes from the sign on a computer keyboard, the back slash key. Those who wanted to see male relationship decided to take male leads and pair them with each other in fictional tales. The idea is that you watch a film and it occurs to you that something more is going on between the male characters. Therefore you decided to write a story about how these men are more than just friends. These stories are known as fanfics . The pairing of the male characters is called slash because when you write about the pairing you write the two characters names separated by the backslash symbol e.g. Aragorn/Legolas (a favorite pairing among Lord of The Ring fans).
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“Slash fan fiction, to give it its proper title, describes scenes between existing media characters (or real people such as musicians, actors and sports stars) that are usually homoerotic, often explicit and almost exclusively written by young, heterosexual females” Elisabeth Easther: Metro Paper.
“Slash fan fiction, which posits same-sex relationships between the (mostly) male series protagonists, originated with Kirk/Spock fan fiction in the 1970s; the term slash derives from the “/” employed to denote a specific romantic pairing (Jenkins, Textual Poachers 186-7). Slash fan fiction has been discussed by a number of academic writers (cf. the work of Henry Jenkins, Constance Penley, Camille Bacon-Smith, Patricia Frazer Lamb and Diana L. Veith). It has been described as “romantic pornography,” as a critique of traditional masculinities, because quite often traditionally “feminine” traits such as nurturing and the open declaration of feelings are extended onto the male characters, or as a utopian vision of a continuum of male homosocial and homoerotic desires, because the most popular formula of slash writing sees two men who were formerly best friends suddenly discover their physical attraction to each other.” Susanne Jung, Queering Popular Culture: Female Spectators and the Appeal of Writing Slash Fan Fiction University of Tübingen, Germany

Slash fiction as well as fan art only depicts same sex relationships, the characters you are slashing will be either be both male or both female. Most surprising about this phenomenon is that the majority of Slash is in fact written by women. This opens up an idea that does not often get talked about; the idea that women do fantasies about male on male sex. It is common place to find that men fantasies about women and lesbianism but people are only just beginning to realize that women have similar fantasies about men and homosexuality. One of the major aspects of Slash is that it is done because women find it erotic. Slash may be about a wish to see homosexual relationships but it is because of desire we want to see this. Slash offers women a chance to indulge in their own sexual fantasies, if film will not offer women depictions of what many find erotic then slash becomes a very important and fulfilling option to women.
Although slash is only just being recognized it can be traced back to the 1960’s especially within the Star Trek Fandom . One of most popular fandoms was that of the Star Trek community and it was with this community where slash was first seen.

“Slash, or K/S fiction, represents a long-standing tradition in the women’s fan-writing community which poses ways of con¬structing homoerotic fantasies employing the series characters. Slash, as many writers have now noted, represents a powerful form of resistant reading, an active appropriation and transformation of dominant media content into forms of cultural production and circulation that speak to the female fan community’s needs and interests. Slash has proven empowering to its female fan readers and writers, helping them to articulate and explore their sexual fantasies, bringing them together into a community across various barriers which isolate them. Slash, by translating politics into the personal, gave them a way to speak about their experiences and commitments. Some members of the Gaylaxians have embraced slash as a form which can also express their fantasies about the series and their desires for its future development. Science Friction, a Star Trek: The Next Generation slash zine distributed at the 1992 Gaylaxicon, specifically presented itself as a response to the failure of the letter-writing campaign: “Our motto is: If Paramount can’t give us that queer episode, just make it so!” Henry Jenkins, “Out of the closet and into the Universe”.
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The Star Trek fandom was the first to really start addressing issues of slash and how it represented the fantasies of its female community. Many other TV shows also achieved this female appreciation such as Starsky and Hutch, Blakes 7 and Battlestar Galactica but still slash had not been recognized in relation with films. Slash has primarily been associated with the world of TV shows and more specifically sci-fi and fantasy shows. This may be due to the type of individuals that are attracted to such shows already being more open to fantasy and therefore more open to indulge in their own desires. As well as this, sci-fi/fantasy series can offer more characters therefore more character development for its fans to concentrate on and offers a longer running time with more scenarios to involve characters in. But things are changing and movie fandoms are becoming far more slash friendly. Maybe it is because women are now more open about their sexual fantasies and more willing to express what they find erotic.
There have been gay icons in film for many years. Stars such as James Dean have been adopted by the gay community but slash fans are not interested in gay stars. What they want is to see depictions of love and sex between men. Maybe it is the still slightly homophobic nature of Hollywood that denies movie slash that has kept knowledge of slash fiction quiet, but no matter what people know or don’t know about slash it is clear that it has become highly popular and a far more noticeable part of fan culture.
From this the questions arise: ‘What makes a film Slashable?’ and ‘How can what has been talked about in relationship to TV show fan culture be applied to Hollywood film?’ Using specific examples, I will attempt to answer these two questions. I will address issues of turning subtext into text and how old TV shows that were slashed have been re-made into films that recognize and show the slash. I will also look at how films have been made so that any homoerotic element that would have been there has been written out so it is no longer historically accurate but will not upset homophobic viewers. This leads me onto my first case study, Troy by Wolfgang Petersen. Troy details the events that take place in Homer’s book, The Iliad. It is the story of the Greek war against the Trojans after the young Trojan prince, Paris, steals the beautiful Helen away and the various heroes that stood on each side: Hector, Achilles and Patroclus. This film was a prime example of re-writing a historical text to exclude something Hollywood would not want to promote: the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. It was implied in the book that they were lovers. The film instead offers them up as cousins to explain their closeness as well as introducing a female character as a love interest for Achilles.
It is a known fact that during Greek time homosexuality was not viewed in the same way as it is in today’s society. Men would often have young boys as lovers until these boys grew to men . Also, homosexuality was promoted within Greek armies. Warriors were encouraged to have a male lover on the battlefield as it was thought they would be more likely to fight for a lover than a simple comrade in arms. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus was one of the most famous relationships in Ancient Greek society; their bond has been admired and respected. Yet this homoerotic relationship was not something a Hollywood studio wanted to depict in their film and was therefore changed to suit how it would be looked upon in today’s society. Even with this knowledge many slash fans still see something to Achilles and Patroclus relationship of “cousins”. They show enough of a bond and closeness for these two characters to be slashed. Slash fans know there was meant to be something more so it is not that far a stretch of the imagination to think of these men as lovers rather than cousins. From the first time you see them spar, two handsome men chasing each other round Greek ruins obviously both familiar and comfortable round each other; you can read a more homoerotic element to the characters. The way Patroclus admires and looks up to Achilles and the way in return Achilles feels protective and mentoring towards Patroclus shows they are very close so even without any overtly homoerotic tones slash fans can still read far more into the characters.
However Achilles/Patroclus is not the favorite pairing amongst Troy slash fans. The slash pairing for this film that most fans write fiction about is in fact Hector/Paris. However, these two characters are not only brothers, but Hector is married and Paris is the reason for the war in the first place as he fell in love and ran away with Helen. So how is it possible to slash these two characters? It is the very nature of slash fans to re-imagine and recreate according to their desires. Hector and Paris make a desirable pairing due to the nature of their relationship. They are close to one another, they respect and care for one another, they fight for one another and they protect each other. This relationship can be explained as brotherly love but this is no barrier for slash fans. Since slash fans have a desire to see one taboo relationship (homosexuality) many do not view a taboo such as incest as offensive. Slash fans see two attractive men that share a bond of love which can be re-interpreted according to the slash fan’s desires. It is this reason that also allows slash fans to overlook and, a majority of the time ignore the female characters. Hectors wife and Helen herself are simply put out of mind so as not to intervene in the world recreated in slash fiction.
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There are three major scenes in Troy that prove to slash fans the nature of Hector and Paris’s relationship. The first is the boat scene where Paris first tells Hector he has taken Helen with him back to Troy. This scene includes the line “do you love me brother?” spoken by Paris to Hector. The use of the word love shows just how strong the feelings are between these brothers. Paris craves his brother’s love as strongly as Hector later gives him his love. At first angry with his young brother when Hector learns that Paris is willing to return to Sparta with Helen to face certain death for what he has done, Hector cannot deny his brother. Hector is prepared to face his brothers actions knowing it will lead to war but he would rather face that than see his brother killed.
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The second scene that had the attention of slash fans was what is known as “The leg hug scene”. Paris has challenged Menelaus to the right for Helen but after realizing he is no match succumbs to fear and crawls to Hectors feet holding onto his brother’s leg for dear life. Menelaus shouts for vengeance and the right to kill Paris but as he strikes Hector replies “he is my brother” and kills Menelaus first. Hector proves his love for Paris when he kills to protect him as he would rather break the promise for Paris to fight Menelaus alone than see his brother killed. The other part of this scene is the very fact that Paris clings to his brother’s leg. It is an intimate connection; their bodies joined at that point, their emotional connection made physical. It is very clear from this scene that Paris is not a warrior; he is a lover not a fighter and though he tries he never stood a chance against an older and more experience warrior like Menelaus. Hector is a fighter; it is up to him to fulfill his role as the older brother and, to a slash fan, his role as lover needing to protect the person he loves. Hector is older and more experienced and loyal to his younger brother and it is these character traits that also define their roles as lovers, Hector is the “aggressive” while Paris is the “passive”.
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The third scene is also the last time that Hector and Paris appear on screen together in a final tender farewell to each other. Hector goes to face Achilles after he mistakes him for his “cousin” Patroclus and killed Patroclus. Hector says his goodbyes to his family before this battle, not knowing if it is indeed his last. This scene is one of beauty and tenderness as he kisses Paris’s forehead, holding his face in his hands. This is a moment normally shown between lovers rather than brothers, such a tender and personal show of love and devotion. This scene shows the conclusion of the two slash relationships Troy has established. Achilles, after retiring from the battle, returns after the death of Patroclus by Hectors hand. He is so grieved by the passing of his “cousin” that he wants nothing more than revenge on Hector for taking away the person most dear to him. Hector, who fights for honor and to protect those he loves, accepts this challenge but is killed by Achilles forever parting him from Paris.
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