New BL release by popular otome first-person Yandere Tengoku series
Title: Yandere Tengoku BL Shinsei Gakuen Danshi Ryou Hen ヤンデレ天国BL～真誠学園男子寮編～
Yandere Heaven BL Shinsei Academy Boys Dormitory volume
Available: 14 February 2012 (Valentine’s Day)
Price: 2,415 Yen (w/tax)
Official site: http://www.hobirecords.com/yanderebl/
Preorders are open at comicomi: http://www.comicomi-studio.com/boys/goodsview.jsp?no=G0201900008000048286
Yandere Tengoku BL and their otome series are not sold at usual CD stores. Not sure why… maybe because it is a smaller label.
Pairings: (Threesome/3P? :D)
Hirakawa Daisuke and Majima Junji x Akabane Kenji
平川大輔 + 間島淳司 x 赤羽根健治
The protagonist Himeno Yumiyoshi 姫野弓由 is the dorm leader of the east block at Shinsei Gakuen Boy’s Dormitory. He wishes to have peace and freedom during his time at the dormitory but in reality, something seems to be brewing around him.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and his junior roommate, Hozumi Kei 穂積渓 seems to be acting upon his basic instincts (?)
And Nabari Masato 名張雅人, the dorm administrator whom he loves dearly like an older brother also appears to be plotting something…
Bubbling with repressed desires, the two men turn into yandere…
Himeno Yumiyoshi 姫野弓由（ひめの・ゆみよし）Seiyuu: Akabane Kenji 赤羽根健治
Second year student at senior high
He appears to be a perfectionist and cool type but he is gentle in nature.
Everyday he has to deal with Kei’s excessive possessiveness and Masato’s showering of sweet words and flattery.
2) Yandere room mate:
Hozumi Kei 穂積渓（ほずみ・けい）Seiyuu: Majima Junji 間島淳司
First year student at senior high. Brash and cheeky junior type. 生意気系後輩。
Childhood friend of Yumiyoshi. Current roommate.
He keeps everyone away from getting close to Yumiyoshi, no matter men or women, young or old. He sticks like glue to him and tags along wherever he goes.
3) Yandere administrator:
Nabari Masato 名張雅人（なばり・まさと）Seiyuu: Hirakawa Daisuke 平川大輔
28 years old. The sweet, “apron-type” guy 甘々系エプロン男子。
Shinsei Gakuen Boys Dormitory administrator who takes care of the students.
He is especially fond of Yumeyoshi and is dedicated to making night snacks for him.
Yandere characters are relatively common in BL games because of the need for bad endings :D For example, Keisuke from Togainu no Chi, Makoto from Sweet Pool… and who else ^^;; ah~ Gulio from Lucky Dog 1… but in manga and novels… let me think… someone jog my memory please? Brain is acting SLOW today lol~ (probably still having a hangover from the festivities XD)
The fun and interesting part about listening to otome-first-person situation CDs is that the characters go yandere on you, the listener. Check out the superb release, Osananajimi no Kare Kuro Route voiced by Hino Satoshi. And I’m thinking that making it into a BLCD with a protoganist probably won’t be as immersive. The listener is also at the “mercy” of the seiyuu voicing the “uke”. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Akabane Kenji will do a good job. This is his first starring role in a BL title. Hirarin is type cast again as a sweet guy turned scary while Majima Junji is not new to possessive younger seme types if my impression serves me right.
However, it is still relatively interesting because the protagonist will be pursued by TWO yandere characters, which follows the usual pattern of the Yandere Tengoku otome situation series.
The series does not use dummy head mics but the seiyuus generally do a great job at acting creepy lol~ The off-key and intentionally out of tune background music also add to the disturbing atmostphere. (Is there a correct and technical term to describe this type of music?)
However, it’ll be even MORE interesting if they can actually do first-person BL where the seiyuus seme the listener as if we are guys.
I’ve listened to a doujin work where the setting is such that the listeners get to seme the characters or is uke to a male character. It was a digital download and for the price, it was a commendable effort. Those were 3 long tracks (10~16 minutes each) focusing on sex scenes. Hmm… maybe I should write a separate post about it when I can find the motivation to ^^;;
Title: Showdown with 3 semes young men. Intellectuals volume. 男子攻め3本勝負!インテリ編
Price: 525 Yen (w/tax)
Product link: http://www.dlsite.com/girls/work/=/product_id/RJ086228.html (Warning: 18+ online digital downloads store)
Voice Samples: http://trial.dlsite.com/doujin/RJ087000/RJ086228_trial.zip
In case you’re thinking of buying it, here’s a quick run-down. It is not yandere. For amateurs, the seiyuus were not too bad but they’re not as natural as the professional seiyuus and sounded a little awkward (and funny) at parts. Maybe my expectation was too high for a title like this ^^;; I also can’t help but nit-pick on the production quality because being able to tell when certain parts were edited together because of differing sound levels within the same sentence can be quite distracting. Sound effects were pretty good though :P
Anyway, back to the post topic, I’ll probably be back to review Yandere Heaven BL if I can get my hands on it. :D