Ten count (6 book series) Paperback
Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder in this doctor-patient romance fraught with compulsion!
Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows.
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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’.