Yaoi Doujinshi, also known as Boys' Love Comics, are a genre of female-oriented manga that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships. Usually self-published works, Yaoi doujinshi can be original creations or parody mainstream anime and manga works.
Yaoi began in the dōjinshi markets of Japan in the late 1970s/early 1980s as an outgrowth of the Shōnen-ai genre, but whereas shōnen-ai (both commercial and dōjinshi) were original works, yaoi were parodies of popular shōnen anime and manga, such as Captain Tsubasa and Saint Seiya.
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- Possibly due to their female-oriented nature, Yaoi doujinshi are usually created by female authors.
- Zombina and Cici are both Fujoshi (female otaku) who enjoy yaoi doujinshi.