works range from lighthearted stories where male
characters flirt with each other... or perhaps go
as far as holding hands or sharing a kiss.... to
the more bold and explicit tales of homo-erotica.
The fascinating thing about yaoi works is that they
are always based upon male anime or manga characters
that are decidely macho. The Rurouni Kenshin
doujin at left is one good example. The Kenshin
anime/manga series is about a masterless Samurai,
a figure in Japanese history that could hardly be
more virile... yet in the world of yaoi doujinshi,
Kenshin is portrayed as effeminate and submissive!