Killing Stalking: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 Paperback
Killing Stalking: Deluxe Edition, the Mature-rated Boys’ Love horror webtoon from Lezhin that became a global manhwa hit! Get this chilling and thrilling tale in a deluxe, full-color paperback in English for the very first time.
Yoon Bum, a scrawny and quiet man, has a crush on one of the most popular and handsome guys in his college: Sangwoo. After the two cross paths again during their military training, Yoon Bum’s feelings grow in intensity until they become an obsession–and he breaks into Sangwoo’s home. But what he sees inside is not the Sangwoo of his fantasies; his dreams of this alluring man abruptly turn into a nightmare.
This wildly popular BL horror manhwa webtoon is the grand prize winner of the 2nd Lezhin Comics World Comic Contest, and has been published in numerous languages since its 2016 debut, winning critical praise across the globe. Now readers can own this full-color, deluxe paperback edition in English for the first time, with a special fold-out insert included in every volume!
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’.