FANGS Volume 1 Paperback
“What kind of guy is unlucky enough to get bitten… and survive?”
As the sole survivor of a vampire attack, En wakes up to find that his hair has gone white as snow… and, worse, that he’s developed a craving of his own for blood.
Fortunately, the vampire health and welfare organization FANGS is there to help with the transition, and the handsome Ichii steps up as his guardian and mentor. Swept up into a confusing and lonely new world where everyone seems to be hankering for a taste of his “virgin” blood, En must navigate the FANGS pairing system, an arrangement that sets up compatible vampires as mutual feeding partners… and partners in all other ways as well. But what happens when En panics and declares that he’ll be paired with Ichii? And what does brooding, rough-around-the-edges Ichii make of his spunky, outgoing new charge?
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What is yaoi?
Yaoi, also known as Boys Love (BL) or shonen-ai, is a media genre depicting romantic and homoerotic relationships between males. This genre blossomed in Japan in the ’70s as a literary genre. When originally consisted of derivative works developing from parodies of original anime and manga stories. However, it gradually transformed into an umbrella term for other forms of fiction. Such as anime, movies, dramas, and fan-works, featuring homosexual relationships.
The Fujoshi/Fudanshi Fandom
Fujoshi (腐女子) refers to the female yaoi fandom that emerged in the early 2000s among manga and anime fans in the online community. Fujoshi can be loosely translated as ‘rotten girl’. So the use of ‘rotten’ in a self-deprecating manner. Because it symbolizes the somehow immoral or inappropriateness of the genre in the mainstream culture. In conclusion, women who take pleasure in consuming media depicting sexual and romantic relationships between men.
Despite most fujoshi being heterosexual young women, the fandom is diverse and includes people of all genders, ages, and sexualities. Male fans are called fudanshi, meaning ‘rotten boy’.