I am an admirer of Japanese culture, and I appreciate its beneficial influence throughout East Asia, in particular its treatment of gay desire. LGBT culture seems more advanced in the West, but East Asians have their own way, which is sometimes surprising and often more positive than ours.

East Asian cultures prior to Western contact typically did not criminalize homosexuality, and this traditional tolerance has allowed Asian film-makers to portray gay relationships positively and to employ a plot device that eludes many Western artists: a happy romantic ending for gay couples whose love, despite hardships and challenges, is expected to endure. Contrast that with the Western scene, where LGBT protagonists’ happiness is fleeting and they are lucky to escape death.

The origin of this Asian approach to film-making is Japanese Yaoi/Boys’ Love (BL)/shōnen ai manga and anime. Beginning in 1970, women in Japan started creating and consuming illustrated romantic love stories between young men. Although this love was doomed by any social measure, somehow the characters’ love prevailed because the audience of young women wanted it to.

Today, this Japanese concept has become an East Asian phenomenon. Here is a list of live action films and series made in that part of the world which have happy endings and a sensibility of hope that is largely absent in other parts of the globe – these are found with English subtitles in dailymotion, drive.google, kissasian, myreadingmanga, viddsee and youtube:

*Japan

1. Ai No Kotodama / Words of Devotion (Japan, 2007 movie) https://youtu.be/ZwjHCZvum1I
2. Ai No Kotodama 2 Sekai No Hate Made / Words of Devotion: To the End of the World – sequel (Japan, 2010 movie) https://youtu.be/hNmBiQYN-8g
3. Ame To Kisu / Candy and Kiss (Japan, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/tMIhl46CUGU
4. Boku No Kareshi Wo Shoukai Shimasu / I Will Introduce My Boyfriend (Japan, 2009 movie) Story 4 – Me & My Ikeman Valentine: https://youtu.be/huK8dKLobAI & https://youtu.be/1izOtOxewq8
5. Bokura No Ai No Kanade / The Music of Our Love (Japan, 2008 movie) http://dai.ly/x38kja1 & http://dai.ly/x38kja2
6. Cold Front Conductor / Fujimi Orchestra (Japan, 2012 movie) https://youtu.be/WEiH7_zRIZM
7. Docchi Mo Docchi / Same Difference (Japan, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/TTJ9P-S46sk
8. Doushitemo Furetakunai / No Touching At All (Japan, 2014 movie) http://myreadingmanga.info/live-action-doushitemo-furetakunai-2014/
9. Eipuriru fûruzu / April Fools’ Day – excerpts (Japan, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/-jzs8ummQ4o
10. Hanazakari No Kimitachi E / Ikeman Paradise – excerpts (Japan, 2007 series – Nakatsu thinks he might be gay when he falls in love with Mizuki, a girl pretending to be a boy) https://youtu.be/H6FRz9Wh5NA
11. Itsuka No Kimi E / I Would Be By Your Side (Japan, 2007 movie) http://dai.ly/x4gzxa & http://dai.ly/x4h057 & http://dai.ly/x4h0fc & http://dai.ly/x4h0o8
12. Junjō / Pure Heart (Japan, 2010 movie) https://youtu.be/Do3U4v7867M
13. Love Place (Japan, 2012-2013 movie)
Part 1 Hakanaki Kata Omoi – Gaiya no Koi / Ephemeral Unrequited Love – Love Out of Bounds: https://youtu.be/roDHgyKSjF4
Part 2 Shiawase no Katachi / Figures of Happiness: https://youtu.be/Zwjue3cWuVM
14. Ossan’s Love (Japan, 2016 film) http://dai.ly/x59hsx0
15. Seven Days (Japan, 2015 movie) http://myreadingmanga.info/live-action-seven-days-monday-thursday-2015/ & http://myreadingmanga.info/live-action-seven-days-friday-sunday-2015/
16. Takumi-kun (Japan, 2007-2011 series)
Series 1 Soshite harukaze ni sasayaite / And The Spring Breeze Whispers: https://youtu.be/ETl-ZvYSzWk
Series 2 Nijiiro no garasu / Rainbow Coloured Glass: https://youtu.be/WJUwPNb9Eng
Series 3 Bibou no diteiru / The Beauty of Detail: http://myreadingmanga.info/takumi-kun-3-bibou-no-diteiru-2010/
Series 4 Pure: http://myreadingmanga.info/takumi-kun-4-pure-2010/
Series 5 Ano, hareta aozora / That Sunny Azure Sky: http://myreadingmanga.info/movie-takumi-kun-series-5-ano-hareta-aozora/
17. Tonari No 801-Chan / My Neighbour Yaoi-Chan – excerpt (Japan, 2007 movie) https://youtu.be/16d9gdt8VIM
18. Toshi & Kikuchi (Japan, 2016 short films) https://youtu.be/VPcamMhcvw0 & https://youtu.be/rEVUOwDkx6c
19. Udagawachou De Mattete Yo / Wait for Me at Udagawachou (Japan, 2015 movie) http://myreadingmanga.info/live-action-udagawachou-de-mattete-yo-2015/

*South Korea

20. A Crimson Mark (Korea, 2004 short film) https://youtu.be/5PyQ3VIzx-I & https://youtu.be/UidFXHwjluk
21. Antique Bakery (Korea, 2008 movie) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Antique-Bakery
22. Boy Meets Boy (Korea, 2008 short film) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo https://youtu.be/6Cgd2k1exeE
23. Just Friends? (Korea, 2009 short film) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo http://myreadingmanga.info/short-film-just-friends-2009/
24. Life Is Beautiful – Tae Sub & Kyung Soo (Korea, 2010 series – 27 episodes) Episode 2: https://youtu.be/mw9rDINnh3I?list=PLdcONW29RdZDGDweD34xkopZSPv29xi6m
25. Love 100 degrees C (Korea, 2011 short film) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo https://youtu.be/GrgfaxFYVfc [the ending is not exactly happy, but the main character is better off than he was at the beginning]
26. Matching! / The Boys’ Archery Club (Korea, 2016 series – 8 episodes) http://dai.ly/x4qtd93 & http://dai.ly/x4qtalc & http://dai.ly/x4qt92c & http://dai.ly/x4qva18 & http://dai.ly/x4qvnyk & http://dai.ly/x4qvnyk & http://dai.ly/x4rii0q
Seung Jun & Ji Wan (excerpts): https://youtu.be/pcvBR4Gw16s
27. Night Flight (Korea, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/RVFyQByhwyE
28. Please Don’t … by K. Will (Korea, 2012 music video) https://youtu.be/2rHD6MdYtNo
– reactions video: https://youtu.be/NDQfOv7gmiU
29. The Lover – Unit 709/Lee Jun Jae & Takuya (Korea, 2015 series)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5fam18 (9:10-12:24 & 18:47-20:28)
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x5fc3uu (4:03-7:20 & 10:55-14:28)
Episode 3: http://dai.ly/x5ffw8l (8:25-10:25 & 22:40-25:29
Episode 4: http://dai.ly/x5fgnmo (2:48-3:02 & 5:42-10:34)
Episode 5: http://dai.ly/x5fm3gd (no BL)
Episode 6: http://dai.ly/x5fmze7 (15:42-18:46)
Episode 7: http://dai.ly/x5fnk4i (0:00-2:49 & 18:02-21:47)
Episode 8: http://dai.ly/x5fnvxe (11:02-14:58)
Excerpts: https://youtu.be/ho_GPbCBUFA & https://youtu.be/FGTtdOXoRyo & https://youtu.be/DoM7tpCYE8A & https://youtu.be/6RPV1sDL5Xg & https://youtu.be/iLvia3zFxSY & https://youtu.be/SAgxbz3mj-w & https://youtu.be/CmITQQN19PY & https://youtu.be/GHye0bJpgcs & https://youtu.be/dw1hB1NUXsk & https://youtu.be/cZY-jD_NJhE
30. The Perfect Man’s Man (Korea, 2010 short film) https://myreadingmanga.info/short-film-perfect-mans-man/
31. The Postcard (Korea, 2007 short film) https://youtu.be/_9auDjmZwxY
32. Two Weddings and a Funeral (Korea, 2012 movie) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo http://kissasian.com/Drama/Two-Weddings-and-a-Funeral

*Taiwan

33. 100 Apples (Taiwan, 2014 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/100-apples/i2ovq?locale=en
34. Chen Yuwei & Michaux (Taiwan, 2013 short film)
Shorter: https://youtu.be/HPNs8SDjPjU
Longer (not translated): https://youtu.be/QZdH74VSEK8
35. Did You Go To University Yet? (Taiwan, 2016 television variety show)
Austin & Chang Hao – BL fujoshi segment: https://youtu.be/PT4YMWosJgw
Full BL Episode (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/PHL03eEtrrE
36. Do You, Andy … (Taiwan, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/Wv65Avng6zg
37. Formula 17 (Taiwan, 2004 movie) https://youtu.be/sYMb06HOb_k
38. Go! Go! G-Boys (Taiwan, 2006 movie) https://youtu.be/tpSfPPD23io
39. Good Times (excerpts) Ping Ping & A Yuan (BuHan) (Taiwan, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/3IAMzRieJqQ
40. Happy Together – Alex & Benny (Taiwan, 2015 series – 15 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 11 – excerpts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Hw6popLKUKSoIrTRFHWnHo-qR2vl6LR
41. He Fell in Love with Her Man (Taiwan, 2016 series – 5 episodes)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5e1eat
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x5e1eau
Episode 3: http://dai.ly/x5e35an
Episode 4: http://dai.ly/x5e3b8l
Episode 5: http://dai.ly/x5e4ax5
42. HISt♂ry (Taiwan, 2017 series) – preview (3 stories): https://youtu.be/xBPrVZSKqHg
Story 1 My Hero: https://youtu.be/KnmFAb5iriw
Story 2 Stay Away from Me: https://youtu.be/K5f-JXhJ_7Q
Story 3 Obsessed: https://youtu.be/x7J8EO-EmkU
– theme song: https://youtu.be/mEO4do9po3c
43. It Seems to Rain / Teenagers Do Not Wear Flowers (Taiwan, 2007 short film) https://youtu.be/RoWoqGPR2x0
44. My Day With In-Laws (Taiwan, 2013 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/my-day-with-in-laws/sw6bt
45. Pair of Love (Taiwan, 2010 short film) https://youtu.be/YdpdnbR5VWg
46. Private Teacher (Taiwan, short film) https://youtu.be/5s-EUBc0KzI
47. Sandy & Chris (Taiwan, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/41n4LhYsvZ0?list=PLJ8Ne9rtCp9UzV1_d4XLyehdelLhjAPxy
48. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, movie 2013) https://youtu.be/VFKTrVyr_YY

*mainland China

49. A Round Trip to Love / Journey of Love (China, 2016 movie)
Part 1: https://myreadingmanga.info/web-series-round-trip-love-season-1-2016-engsub/
Part 2: https://youtu.be/X08Ry_mdKTE
50. Against the Light (China, 2016 series – 3 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-drama-reverse-light-source-light/
51. Alternative Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/QOAtB-gTgNs
52. Amphibians (China, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/SBr2c16m0TA
53. An Encounter in Chengdu (China, 2014 movie)
Part 1: https://youtu.be/ChMPNdsbZ5U
Part 2 Unbounded Love – Zhou Junxian & Guan Han: https://youtu.be/1CidDnLVy-Y
54. Approach to Love (China, 2013 movie) https://youtu.be/aR1Jkwz4lrY
55. Assassins / Men With Swords (China, 2016 series – 30 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/vhYH_VYw9ZQ
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/rFFpuiqTfoM
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/KBsXFPkM5e8
– translated King & General excerpts from various episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94qN3fJZ-hpLlsoUk57I1zaQtMxkLAK0
56. Attraction (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/0jmmk6pe5LE
57. Bite Fight / Twilight Night Legend (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/rCjVkXFMoJg
58. Brave Together (China, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/tvFXa_Wrqdg
59. CEO and His Man / The Same Kind of Love (China, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/cO_4vHDarfI & https://youtu.be/L1JypKDc2Uo & https://youtu.be/wJR-BuKK9is & https://youtu.be/VFKH8jg7G_4
60. Cherries in Early Summer (China, 2016 audio-visual series) https://youtu.be/DIWiBDjT9QE & https://youtu.be/uZQoCiwAhCs & https://youtu.be/k-PHgEhcRTc (live action 1:42-4:07 & 7:03-8:16)
61. Comrade/Tongzhi Anti-Discrimination Videos (China, short films):
(i) Do Not Want You To Be Alone https://youtu.be/kIaR92vYhIo
(ii) Even If the World Has Turned Against You https://youtu.be/QCMk2SCTRAI
(iii) We Must Be Together https://youtu.be/_SEpehAJU5g
62. Counter Attack: Falling in Love with a Rival (China, 2015 series – 8 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Falling-in-Love-with-a-Rival
63. Fanatic Love / First Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/gDeF9HwM7ho
Previews: https://youtu.be/YZpsyMnuuqc & https://youtu.be/1fJXHfsseik
64. Ghost Boyfriend (China, 2016-2017 series)
Season 1: https://youtu.be/exAayUuB2J4
Season 2 – preview (new cast): https://youtu.be/H7wBWzGYMBs
65. Hard to Give Up (China, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x4uwh4w & http://dai.ly/x4uwi7k & http://dai.ly/x4uwkmk
66. Heroin / Addicted (China, 2016 series – 15 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Heroin-Web-Series
Extra Scenes (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/RcUiO4lQMr4
67. I Like You, You Know? (China, 2016 series)
Episodes 1 to 6: http://dai.ly/x4xdvnq & http://dai.ly/x4xdyum & http://dai.ly/x4xe6vl & http://dai.ly/x4xeiws & http://dai.ly/x4xnti2 & http://dai.ly/x4y9n0i
68. I’m Here / Our 12-Year Cycle of Romance (China, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/e488AztdguA
69. Jealousy Between Lovers (China, 2011 short film) (not translated) https://youtu.be/mNSLtyFJ1ZQ
70. Just One Smile is Very Alluring / Love O2O (China, 2016 series)
KO & Mojata: http://dai.ly/x4xntq5 & http://dai.ly/x4xntqu
– as “Fantasy Planet” video game characters (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/c_76npuMAw4
71. Like Love (China, 2014-2015 series) – director Chen Peng
Season 1: https://youtu.be/yWQhf_NJGVM & https://youtu.be/iEq_lft14X0
Bonus: https://youtu.be/DXuaj2jEhAc & https://youtu.be/c0UYQtq4BPs
Season 2 Nobody Knows But Me: http://myreadingmanga.info/like-love-2014-uncut-version/
Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/OtIhri-P_0w
72. Lost (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/MFjA0R7fgWk
73. Lost Love / Special Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/JuuTH5IWQK0
Preview: https://youtu.be/DKfPFENhbeY
74. Love in the Water (China, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/iFYUqy5yOes
75. Love Is More Than A Word (China, 2016 series – 12 episodes) – director Chen Peng
Preview: https://youtu.be/RDMhDviR5hM
Episode 1: https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-web-series-love-word/
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/uzxw8x3cq7o
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/46RfbEgvZRs
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/Go_IJOKwUk4
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/yqtBuzyWkVk
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/z75QwyK8ZWw
Untranslated Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeLIBumxw6OwoZMIaEok_E7WkGCycq4Dr
76. Mr. CEO is Falling in Love with Him (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/j0RKP73gJj4
77. My 17 Gay Friends (China, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/kHpLlRZHppU
78. My Lover and I (China, 2015-2016 series)
Season 1: http://myreadingmanga.info/mr-x-season-1/
Season 2 Be Here for You: https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-mr-x-season-2-uncut-version-2015-2/
Season 3 Goodbye Mr. X:
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/W4lKkvB8Zb4
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/lz382pkfXK0
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/Ce2xA0wxh8A
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/7j4LYJ1oIwI
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/jvKzo3pnt_U
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/6ypZr80LxJc
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/tufQO-zwg8Q
Episode 8: https://youtu.be/NCNkKAlCflI
Extra Scene: https://youtu.be/HAh-IFLGKU4
Official Music Video (not translated): https://youtu.be/ZZgb5bu8RC4
79. My Roommate is a Fairy Fox (China, 2016 series – 22 episodes)
Previews: https://youtu.be/ciEgrJA7gdE & https://youtu.be/Km3Ec_UiLHo & https://youtu.be/8fLyX0HRe9c
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/A_LWcgh44F0
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/OY-SEv3wimE
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/aCT6xQD2PsE
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/S-BP97CgAaA
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/wWasGsPgqCw
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/Lp3elGJ_xAo
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/EvDp2MEmRJg
Episode 8: https://youtu.be/6j7NkydoacQ
Episode 9 (partly translated): https://youtu.be/29JR9dVMORc
Episodes 10 to 12 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/Qol5KdVpuyE & https://youtu.be/RyEpQfCal48 & https://youtu.be/3AjzDTXZM6o
Episodes 13 to 17 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cczjn & http://dai.ly/x5ce6xq & http://dai.ly/x5cehqt & http://dai.ly/x5ceuhz & http://dai.ly/x5ceuot
Episodes 18 to 22 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cfswk & http://dai.ly/x5cft27 & http://dai.ly/x5ciqzu & http://dai.ly/x5ck88o & http://dai.ly/x5ck8gx
80. No Different (China, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/9lbkx2lwDw0
81. Number 10 YanDaiXie (“Skewed Tobacco Pouch”) Street (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/H-kHVG5GhsI
Additional Chapter 1: https://youtu.be/9JrILxh-Z7A
Additional Chapter 2: https://youtu.be/WAXdGJrp2P4
82. Oppressive Love / Queer Beauty (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-oppressive-love-2016/
83. Proud of Love / Don’t Be So Proud (China, 2016-2017 series)
Season 1 – 20 episodes:
Preview: https://youtu.be/sb7B8zO5d-o
Episode 1 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/nlMhRTIeRLE?list=PLUTiBW8AwyqVQo5zFHIR44E8RHZkambjc
Season 2 – BTS preview (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/v5lpUlCrfUA
84. Rainbow Age (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/M38Z6NXqJ20
85. Rebirth (China, 2017 movie) http://dai.ly/x5de8va & http://dai.ly/x5deb1f
86. Right (China, short film) https://youtu.be/hU349sqrimo
87. Same Love (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/T_AOYY3xrg8
88. The Brother (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-drama-bros-2016/
89. The Male Fairy Fox of Liao Zhai (China, 2016-2017 series)
Season 1: https://youtu.be/S04eRk_P5xI
Season 2: The Story of the Male Fox – preview: https://youtu.be/HQdznAoPA_8
90. The Male Queen (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-han-zi-gao-male-queen-2016/
91. The Promise / Travelling Through Time (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/fR5_IonDLP4
92. The Raccoon (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/6K6oszQu-PI & https://youtu.be/0IZK__paA1Q & https://youtu.be/j66njHHoT2k & https://youtu.be/EzY_sgMx47s
93. (The Scarlet Dreams of) This Summer (China, 2015 short film) htps://youtu.be/zy4QHKK36OY
94. Till Death Tear Us Apart / Love is in a Blaze 1944 (China, 2017 series – 15 episodes) – director Chen Peng
Preview: https://youtu.be/moV8t3bNlgY
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/Ghp0nGWaDNE
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/v7jKxQFHvb0
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/gC1I0aprleU
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/MO3TdcGZWuI
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/9PPSaCI7epc
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/_ZfjjnwjbDU
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/5mbkRiMAK6Q
Episode 8: https://youtu.be/ADc8RZFUbqE
Episode 9: https://youtu.be/PvaG-8rzowU
Episode 10: https://youtu.be/us_82rJ-a0s
Episode 11: https://youtu.be/APfJxd2rvr0
Episode 12: https://youtu.be/3W2EBn3KMiI
Episode 13: https://youtu.be/WfjU0xEtZs4
Episode 14: https://youtu.be/VANcLVWPRaY
Episode 15: https://youtu.be/jNJqdyhUNmI
95. Uncontrolled Love / Force Majeure (China, 2016 movie)
Part 1: https://youtu.be/aYF6zAjh6Vk
Part 2 (sad ending): https://youtu.be/47CYnOiPjSM
Part 2 (happy ending): https://youtu.be/XI7dkDpZRng & https://youtu.be/UC_b_wWY8kM
Extra Scenes: https://youtu.be/9UxlNguDhzc
96. We Are Not Human / We’re Different (China, 2016-2017 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/Jl2yYzTSbI0
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/2NfhHLqXtPE
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/GFHPWruSZDM
97. We Got Married (China, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/UG172VolCJo
98. Wrong Student / Soul Swap (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 5: https://youtu.be/OeuZizeLhLM & https://youtu.be/0RXqn2NJH54 & https://youtu.be/bWtbheGA3BE & https://youtu.be/wqlpIzwMWPE & http://dai.ly/x58d6js
Episodes 6 to 10: https://youtu.be/7hewOy0jxIk & https://youtu.be/0-eEsdw1nBo & https://youtu.be/hTK2dpzBdP4 & https://youtu.be/hMhewyMmifc & https://youtu.be/3tvIo0b_4JQ
– Leo & Lucas BTS: https://youtu.be/GcycA6J9K9E
99. You Are My Star (China, 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x56tgva

*Hong Kong

100. 99 Days (Hong Kong, 2008 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/lfYQFzDQk74?list=PL933CFE92B8DCE18D
101. Beauty Men Amorousness (Hong Kong, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/f0YuoTeByVQ
102. Between Ring & Pendant (Hong Kong, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/nIXTr-LXlJ4
103. Boy/Friend (Hong Kong, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/U-6sRa3SOPo
104. Coffee Cat Mama (excerpts) Fan Fat & Pao Chi Tai (Hong Kong, 2013-2014 series) https://youtu.be/iJuG4GcezFA
105. From Here to There (Hong Kong, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/HDiSgvIikdI & https://youtu.be/C05UJPrdogg
106. The Map of Sex and Love (Hong Kong, 2001 movie) https://youtu.be/kH27yXrESL8

*Macau

107. To You, For Me (Macau, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/XWo6pqit83M

*Vietnam

108. Beautiful Days of Autumn (Vietnam, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/UvxQpYoXOdI
109. Bồ (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/tgiP_frhZJE
110. Even We’re Apart (Vietnam, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/ZQPjpXtjjgA
111. Expecting Love (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/58iuUG74B5o
112. Farewell My Ghost Boyfriend (Vietnam, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/j3nVffIcBpg
113. I Love You / I Do Not Love You (Vietnam, 2014 short films) https://youtu.be/YnXgTnhdfks & https://youtu.be/xfaVFZrCzXI
114. Jack’d (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/WmBrA3EFazk
115. Meet in Maldives (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/mrmrDRB2qxw
116. My Best Gay Friends (Vietnam, 2012-2016 series – 13 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/CdPHPBAEBQ4
117. On His Return (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/1y_JBXGM-lQ
118. Oops: Rainbow Coffee Shop (Vietnam, 2013-2014 series – 4 episodes) Episode 1: https://youtu.be/aypV8QnUU30?list=PLnNK0U04U0uUJ5bul0aFuiNfg0o4repdy
119. Park Bench Number 8 (Vietnam, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/b9wv23tf4Is
120. Say You Love Me! (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/8wWKRx6a_eM
121. The One That Used To Go Behind (Vietnam, 2014 short film) – the actors Lâm Vinh Hải & Minh Hiền are professional dancers: http://dai.ly/x2ss08f & http://dai.ly/x2szj0g & http://dai.ly/x2td4dm & http://dai.ly/x2tabcn
Preview: https://youtu.be/UEgT9-rfnQs
122. The Perfect Plan (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/HGL9tAqH-ww
123. Two Fathers (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/uqjoU8q2uCA
124. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/8mdGW8sf_-8

*Philippines

125. Basaan (Philippines, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/ItbmiJzkaH0
126. Hanging Out (Philippines, 2016-2017 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/hUtHQECTZGI
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/f3W_ujMESqc
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/ZUSlBjuhNjM
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/4E5WI-rOb9k
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/pEzKjtWf-A8
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/5rnWP-uzoOo
127. Heavenly Touch (Philippines, 2009 movie) https://youtu.be/2cErpspoFlg
128. My Brother’s Friend (Philippines, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/cQuAB4f4de8
129. Share (Philippines, 2011 movie) https://youtu.be/UrBTwaAgTTE
130. The Third Party (Philippines, 2016 movie) http://kissasian.com/Drama/The-Third-Party/Movie?id=31603

*Thailand

131. 21 Days (Thailand, 2017 series)
Preview: http://dai.ly/x5cn9f3
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5f4g25
Episode 2 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5dotoe
Episode 3 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ebyee & http://dai.ly/x5ebygd
Episode 4 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5eyrdr & http://dai.ly/x5eyrha
132. Bad Romance – Korn & Knock (Thailand, 2016 series – 13 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 13: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bad-Romance-The-Series
133. Bang Rak Soi 9/1 / Love Alley 9/1 – Jutjang & Earth (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 19: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bang-Rak-Soi-9-1
Episode 20 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/s8KxvDP26vY & https://youtu.be/tENsVJAhx-E & https://youtu.be/NKd4w20sDu0
Heart Shaking Music Video: http://dai.ly/x5bujrz
134. Bangkok Gay Club (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Beware: https://youtu.be/kf-kjoc2nC8
Be My Guest: https://youtu.be/naQhaxBSJM4
135. Boyfriend (Thailand, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/8dFZ3MMRRQE
Preview: https://youtu.be/olZKvPfwDDU
136. Choose (Thailand, 2017 series – 5 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 5: https://youtu.be/php710ojdJU
137. Club Friday 2 (Thailand, 2012 series & 2016 sequel)
This series is based on the true story of Hack & Choke. Here is Hack’s original phone call to the radio station in November 2012: http://www.kudalakorn.com/eng-sub-hacks-original-call-to-club-friday/
Here is Hack’s second call to the radio station in June 2013: http://www.kudalakorn.com/eng-sub-hacks-updated-call-on-june-28th/
2012 series – 2 episodes:
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x2vr8w7 & http://dai.ly/x2vw793 & http://dai.ly/x2whbj6 & http://dai.ly/x2wmxkc & http://dai.ly/x2xqkcp & http://dai.ly/x2xqus6
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x2y8hn8 & http://dai.ly/x2yptm3 & http://dai.ly/x2zhg4a & http://dai.ly/x2zqnsp & http://dai.ly/x304tbz
2016 sequel (To Be Continued / Do Not Love) – 4 episodes:
Episode 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ceOSv-QVpZeld0aC1xZF9ESmM/view
Episode 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ceOSv-QVpZWmxzdGhxTDI0cHc/view
Episode 3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49erE6hYaHBa1VPOWZxeGNBd0k/view
Episode 4: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49erE6hYaHBS0tlbERMR0V1Mkk/view
138. Club Friday 5 (Thailand, 2014 series & 2016 sequel)
2014 series – 4 episodes: https://youtu.be/8vlbaSApqx0 & https://youtu.be/tSSTS2ms7xM & https://youtu.be/w9CqT_ngx98 & https://youtu.be/nkHlmXnVvzk
2016 sequel (To Be Continued / Secret of the Heart that is not True) – 4 episodes (not yet translated): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLltnDy2l71JKiWYw8UO5TrL9voRfidH6V
139. Dangerous Boys (Thailand, 2017 series)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5e94od & http://dai.ly/x5e96hb & http://dai.ly/x5ea7tj & http://dai.ly/x5ebckp & http://dai.ly/x5ececb
Kiss Scene: http://dai.ly/x5eaa0c
140. Diary of Tootsies (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Season 1:
Episodes 1 to 12: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Diary-of-Tootsies
Season 2:
Preview: https://youtu.be/jGAEgo5EnhY
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5by0tb
Episode 2 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cf5dq
Episode 3 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5d8gm3
Episode 4 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5e8f2y
141. Fathers (Thailand, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x53r33v & http://dai.ly/x53t9wo & http://dai.ly/x53v73h
142. Feel Good to Say Good Bye (Thailand, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/u6QKIDglqUc
143. Focus Fun: First Love (Thailand, 2014 series – 2 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/qdGbblN_6iM
Episode 2 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/zVq1H10Dhlw
144. Gay OK Bangkok 2 (Thailand, 2017 series)
Preview: https://youtu.be/8STZ-YYtOY0
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5fayz7 & http://dai.ly/x5fbtxh
145. Gray (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/0PdVXWCAniA
146. Kiss (Thailand, 2016 series – 16 episodes)
Pete & Kao (excerpts): https://youtu.be/JFigNudKl6c (0:23-6:36) & https://youtu.be/IrRxi-9-Lok (0:20-4:43 & 9:53-12:22) & https://youtu.be/UjaJ_p3L2vk (6:53-8:54)
147. Love Complex (Thailand, 2017 series)
Episode 1 – excerpts: https://youtu.be/FjTOtEJB9BA
Episode 2 – excerpts: https://youtu.be/NVR-YaL-gsw
Episode 3 – preview (not translated): https://youtu.be/qX_vNaelz30
148. Love Next Door (Thailand, 2013 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/love-next-door-2013/
149. Love O-Net (Thailand, 2014 series – 12 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/OziSIoceU7Q & https://youtu.be/9RcQoIAc3ow & https://youtu.be/EIAHHqpR_x8
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/d7gcA5Y3b5E & https://youtu.be/RMwgxbaYCjc & https://youtu.be/tGp8aunxD7k
BL Cut Episodes 1 to 12 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/lZqWsig1Tws?list=PL-ZLneNOHwr_YjOTsLms-kuHvnc5CZglP
150. Love Sick – Phun & Noh, Earn etc. (Thailand, 2014-2015 series)
Season 1: http://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-love-sick-series-2014/
Season 2: http://myreadingmanga.info/love-sick-series-season-2-2015/
151. Love Songs Love Stories – gay story line (Thailand, 2015-2016 series & 2016 sequel)
2015-2016 series – 2 episodes:
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x4nmol6 & http://dai.ly/x4o5z7i & http://dai.ly/x4oc26m & http://dai.ly/x4pmmoy
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x4q52nc & http://dai.ly/x4qruzm & http://dai.ly/x4qv2ai & http://dai.ly/x4s3gkg
2016 sequel (To Be Continued / Man War) – 4 episodes:
Preview (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/txm-pfYRePE
Gay Love Triangle Scenes from Episodes 1 to 3: http://dai.ly/x4q60hf & http://dai.ly/x4q62f5 & http://dai.ly/x4q66l4
Episodes 1 to 4 (not yet translated): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLltnDy2l71JLQk_-8jC8RbdguvnqnHgDv
Extra Scene (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/9PsHKU3IdNM
152. Love’s Coming (Thailand, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/7uoYYpC7vXk
Extra Scenes & Outtakes (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x23jsrj & http://dai.ly/x23jsrp & http://dai.ly/x23jsrw & http://dai.ly/x23jssq & http://dai.ly/x23jst0 & http://dai.ly/x23jsrc & https://youtu.be/NH4IEMTJeS0
153. Make It Right (Thailand, 2016 series – 12 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-make-right-series-2016/
154. Morning Boy (Thailand, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/1GD0v756AcA
155. Music Love (Thailand, 2016 series)
Episode 3 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/tj5d4kiIb_Y
– other episodes (not yet translated): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnndFyU7gPRMXL07-fzpa0fuioVWfJBMI
156. My Bromance (Thailand, 2016-2017 series – 12 episodes)
2014 movie (sad ending): http://kissasian.com/Drama/My-Bromance
2015 reunion (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/Vzgl0XVk2pA
Previews: https://youtu.be/FbyeOCerTVo & https://youtu.be/TANOpVHp7iY
Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/tgkRjOgqHE4
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x56gj4r
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x59sfqt
Episode 3: http://dai.ly/x56psxm
Episode 4: http://dai.ly/x57eqgw
Episode 5: http://dai.ly/x580qn0
Episode 6: http://dai.ly/x5900v9
Episode 7: http://dai.ly/x59qh68
Episode 8: http://dai.ly/x5ac5k0
Episode 9: http://dai.ly/x5awcu4
Episode 10: http://dai.ly/x5bwaad
Episode 11: https://youtu.be/Pz5CI01Lszo
Episode 12: https://youtu.be/S22NlWTfEtk
Season 2 details in March 2017 – preview at 2:20: https://youtu.be/fYkIWDEWa4E
157. Never Again / Because love . . . happens more than once (Thailand, 2014 short film) http://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-never-engsub/
158. Part Time – Hall, Ti, Q & Boat (Thailand, 2016 series – 26 episodes) http://myreadingmanga.info/part-time-series/
159. Rainbow Boys / Right By Me (Thailand, 2005 movie) https://youtu.be/f1A6Y-cg-5I
160. Senior Secret Love: Puppy Honey (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Season 1:
Episodes 1 to 6: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Senior-Secret-Love-Puppy-Honey
Pick & Rome (excerpts): http://dai.ly/x598rov & http://dai.ly/x598uc1
Season 2:
Preview: https://youtu.be/PSVqApjgVSk
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5fauxy
161. Sotus (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 15: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Sotus-The-Series
Special Episode 16: http://dai.ly/x58nxko
Sotus S (season 2 starting November 2017) announcement event (not translated): https://youtu.be/A8l2Tp7J2bA
162. Summer to Winter (Thailand, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/ksqRMbnTh3g
163. The Extra – Joey & Pavin (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Preview: https://youtu.be/bMS6-KrHBY0
Episodes 1 to 5 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5cfc3l
Episode 6 – excerpt: http://dai.ly/x57v7f7
Episode 7 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5bm293
Episode 9 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5bm3g6
Episode 10 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5bm8g8
Episode 11 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5bmmhj
Episode 12 – excerpts: http://dai.ly/x5cf6r4
164. The Right Man (Thailand, 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x597mg2
Mom’s version (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/_LgRHQNoaHs
165. The Right Man: Christmas Gift (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/GhuPgyuKLHU
166. The Same Is Not the Same (Thailand, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/MJ_YwgYfki0
167. The Underwear – Cone & Due (Thailand, 2017 series)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5akc9b
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x5b47fn
Episode 3: http://dai.ly/x5ee4et
Episode 4: http://dai.ly/x5etk8b
168. There Is No Space For Me (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/-HYQns_embY
169. Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You – Kong & Pe (Thailand, 2009 series – 26 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/DZ83Au-nIcc?list=PLB1F518A544258FD6
170. U-Prince (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Part 5: Absolute Economist- Teddy & Pascal (4 episodes): http://kissasian.com/Drama/U-Prince-The-Series-The-Absolute-Economist
Part 9 : Single Lawyer / Firstclass (excerpt) BM & Pitcher (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5elp3k
171. Uniform (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/Q_-fN6gIsTI
172. War of Convent / War of High School (Thailand, 2016 series – 12 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 12: http://kissasian.com/Drama/War-Of-High-School-The-Series/
Kyumin & Ricky (excerpts): https://youtu.be/mbwnEJexrsE
Petchy / The Light from Dick (excerpts): https://youtu.be/ZMhtknRKgw8 & https://youtu.be/hYHFUWzfaAA
Song & Ming (excerpts): https://youtu.be/Vzildw179lU
173. Water Boyy (Thailand, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/0nloRqlFXQk

*Malaysia

174. Exchange 2012 (Malaysia, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/_OcGF8xNNRo & https://youtu.be/LY615JjLBMs
Behind the Screen – Strange Bedfellows/Friends Forever: https://youtu.be/oS1VaxQhorw
175. Faded (Malaysia, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/VCDCGzG1CMY
176. Rights to Love – Michael & Jordan (Malaysia, 2012 short student film) https://youtu.be/riI29xVVHBM

*Singapore

177. Hurt (Singapore, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/SI2F-B65YA4
178. In Different (Singapore, 2014 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/in-different/ji9ec
179. Love at First Degree (Singapore, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/12neOcxq2Q8
180. Purple Light (Singapore, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/ZpYuO867TNs

*Indonesia

181. Arisan! – Sakti & Nino (Indonesia, 2003 movie) https://youtu.be/QtddKkJBRDs
182. Arisan! 2 – sequel (Indonesia, 2011 movie) (not yet translated) https://youtu.be/Aiysa96wsWg & https://youtu.be/I_ILdlZAt0Q
183. CONQ (Indonesia, 2015 series – 9 episodes) https://www.viddsee.com/series/conq
184. Parts of the Heart: The Game Kiss (Indonesia, 2011 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/the-game-kiss/v1jv3

*Hybrid (Asian & Western) Productions

185. Be Brave (U.S.A., 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x50h2qc
186. Front Cover (U.S.A./Hong Kong, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-front-cover-2015/
187. The Wedding Ceremony / Baby Steps (Taiwan/U.S.A., 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/Nfq9VjqOvMc & https://youtu.be/CK1TuSa64zE

Expected Releases:

All of these films and series were made in the 21st century, so this is a relatively new art form. Politics is threatening to destroy it in mainland China, where the Communist Party recently banned the broadcast of “abnormal sexual relationships and behaviors, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence, and so on.” The popular web series Heroin/Addicted was suppressed midway through its first season in February 2016, and the planned second season of that series has been cancelled. This crackdown goes hand in hand with the denial of gay marriage in a court in Changsha, southern Hunan province, on April 13, 2016.

In March 2016, Indonesia’s national broadcasting commission introduced a policy banning television and radio programs with LGBT personalities, ostensibly to protect children and teenagers who are “susceptible to imitating deviant LGBT behaviours.” Six months earlier, the gay blog and web series CONQ was shut down after a legislator in the House of Representatives asked the Minister of Communications and Information to block CONQ’s videos and have the parties behind it “dealt with.” These developments reflect a deterioration of LGBT rights in Indonesia over the past decade.

Far removed from the brutish, authoritarian politics of power-hungry leaders, a small group of Yaoi mangaka sit in their quiet rooms in Japan, and dream their stories of beautiful young men falling in love, without causing harm to anyone.

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