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/Z5tGvPDSK0I
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) 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. 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 – preview: https://youtu.be/RW0_Sqzddxo
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/HzBfzIPlX1E
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/mQwbVhDs8T4
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/x_usDjQXUvY
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/gvXKK9pTNbA
42. It Seems to Rain / Teenagers Do Not Wear Flowers (Taiwan, 2007 short film) https://youtu.be/RoWoqGPR2x0
43. My Day With In-Laws (Taiwan, 2013 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/my-day-with-in-laws/sw6bt
44. Pair of Love (Taiwan, 2010 short film) https://youtu.be/YdpdnbR5VWg
45. Private Teacher (Taiwan, short film) https://youtu.be/5s-EUBc0KzI
46. Sandy & Chris (Taiwan, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/41n4LhYsvZ0?list=PLJ8Ne9rtCp9UzV1_d4XLyehdelLhjAPxy
47. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, movie 2013) https://youtu.be/VFKTrVyr_YY

*mainland China

48. 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
49. Against the Light (China, 2016 series – 3 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-drama-reverse-light-source-light/
50. Alternative Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/QOAtB-gTgNs
51. Amphibians (China, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/SBr2c16m0TA
52. 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
53. Approach to Love (China, 2013 movie) https://youtu.be/aR1Jkwz4lrY
54. 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
55. Attraction (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/0jmmk6pe5LE
56. Bite Fight / Twilight Night Legend (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/rCjVkXFMoJg
57. Brave Together (China, 2016 short film) (not translated) https://youtu.be/4O-8xSaoWck
58. 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
59. 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)
60. 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
61. Counter Attack: Falling in Love with a Rival (China, 2015 series – 8 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Falling-in-Love-with-a-Rival
62. Fanatic Love / First Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/gDeF9HwM7ho
Previews: https://youtu.be/YZpsyMnuuqc & https://youtu.be/1fJXHfsseik
63. Ghost Boyfriend (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/exAayUuB2J4
64. Hard to Give Up (China, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x4uwh4w & http://dai.ly/x4uwi7k & http://dai.ly/x4uwkmk
65. Heroin / Addicted (China, 2016 series – 15 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Heroin-Web-Series
Extra Scenes (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/RcUiO4lQMr4
66. 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
67. I’m Here / Our 12-Year Cycle of Romance (China, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/e488AztdguA
68. Jealousy Between Lovers (China, 2011 short film) (not translated) https://youtu.be/mNSLtyFJ1ZQ
69. 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
70. 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
71. Lost (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/MFjA0R7fgWk
72. Lost Love / Special Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/JuuTH5IWQK0
Preview: https://youtu.be/DKfPFENhbeY
73. Love in the Water (China, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/iFYUqy5yOes
74. 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
Untranslated Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeLIBumxw6OwoZMIaEok_E7WkGCycq4Dr
75. My 17 Gay Friends (China, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/kHpLlRZHppU
76. 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:
Episodes 1 to 8 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/0FJH17N3MaY & https://youtu.be/WizZSbSbFDI & https://youtu.be/AMhvS_Pvi04 & https://youtu.be/snHf7CNyV5U & https://youtu.be/gccF206qCjY & https://youtu.be/1Igt3jkRvmg & https://youtu.be/mmnOrWvmyK4 & https://youtu.be/JCz_eSRxs5g
77. My Roommate is a Fairy Fox (China, 2016 series)
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 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/X5g2rkGKemw
Episode 4 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/mJI8IgiYc48
Episode 5 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/4DNtFldFOY4
Episode 6 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/gpgttSaXYeU
Episode 7 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/gtHdRQ2kSHY
Episode 8 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/qTJW0AQHBKU
Episode 9 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/LhjffmRqj6U
Episode 10 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/Qol5KdVpuyE
Episode 11 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/RyEpQfCal48
Episode 12 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/3AjzDTXZM6o
Episode 13 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cczjn
Episode 14 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ce6xq
Episode 15 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cehqt
Episode 16 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ceuhz
Episode 17 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ceuot
Episode 18 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cfswk
Episode 19 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cft27
Episode 20 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ciqzu
Episode 21 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ck88o
Episode 22 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5ck8gx
78. No Different (China, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/9lbkx2lwDw0
79. Number 10 YanDaiXie (“Skewed Tobacco Pouch”) Street (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes) Episode 1: https://youtu.be/H-kHVG5GhsI
80. Oppressive Love / Queer Beauty (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-oppressive-love-2016/
81. Proud of Love / Don’t Be So Proud (China, 2016 series – 20 episodes)
Preview: https://youtu.be/sb7B8zO5d-o
Episode 1 (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/nlMhRTIeRLE
82. Rainbow Age (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/M38Z6NXqJ20
83. Right (China, short film) https://youtu.be/hU349sqrimo
84. Same Love (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/T_AOYY3xrg8
85. The Brother (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-drama-bros-2016/
86. The Male Fairy Fox of Liao Zhai (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/S04eRk_P5xI
87. The Male Queen (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/9IuMumz3vPM
88. The Promise / Travelling Through Time (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/fR5_IonDLP4
89. The Raccoon (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/6K6oszQu-PI & https://youtu.be/0IZK__paA1Q & https://youtu.be/j66njHHoT2k & https://youtu.be/EzY_sgMx47s
90. (The Scarlet Dreams of) This Summer (China, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/zy4QHKK36OY
91. Till Death Tear Us Apart / Love is in a Blaze 1944 (China, 2017 series) – director Chen Peng
Preview: https://youtu.be/moV8t3bNlgY
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5d12vb
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x5d18ms
Episode 3 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c6kxg
Episode 4 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c7cm9
Episode 5 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c9xsy
Episode 6 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c8meg
Episode 7 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c8hvo
Episode 8 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c9x9k
Episode 9 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5c9xdj
Episode 10 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cjtpg
Episode 11 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cnmzc
Episode 12 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cs698
Episode 13 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cxb6u
Episode 14 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5d1hxz
92. 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
93. We Are Not Human / We’re Different (China, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/Jl2yYzTSbI0 & https://youtu.be/2NfhHLqXtPE
– untranslated episodes & BTS: https://youtu.be/5t262pZQfTI
94. 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
95. You Are My Star (China, 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x56tgva

*Hong Kong

96. 99 Days (Hong Kong, 2008 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/lfYQFzDQk74?list=PL933CFE92B8DCE18D
97. Beauty Men Amorousness (Hong Kong, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/f0YuoTeByVQ
98. Between Ring & Pendant (Hong Kong, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/nIXTr-LXlJ4
99. Boy/Friend (Hong Kong, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/U-6sRa3SOPo
100. Coffee Cat Mama (excerpts) Fan Fat & Pao Chi Tai (Hong Kong, 2013-2014 series) https://youtu.be/iJuG4GcezFA
101. From Here to There (Hong Kong, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/HDiSgvIikdI & https://youtu.be/C05UJPrdogg
102. The Map of Sex and Love (Hong Kong, 2001 movie) https://youtu.be/kH27yXrESL8

*Macau

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

*Vietnam

104. Beautiful Days of Autumn (Vietnam, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/UvxQpYoXOdI
105. Bồ (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/tgiP_frhZJE
106. Even We’re Apart (Vietnam, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/ZQPjpXtjjgA
107. Expecting Love (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/58iuUG74B5o
108. Farewell My Ghost Boyfriend (Vietnam, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/j3nVffIcBpg
109. I Love You / I Do Not Love You (Vietnam, 2014 short films) https://youtu.be/YnXgTnhdfks & https://youtu.be/xfaVFZrCzXI
110. Jack’d (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/WmBrA3EFazk
111. Meet in Maldives (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/mrmrDRB2qxw
112. My Best Gay Friends (Vietnam, 2012-2016 series – 13 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/CdPHPBAEBQ4
113. On His Return (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/1y_JBXGM-lQ
114. Oops: Rainbow Coffee Shop (Vietnam, 2013-2014 series – 4 episodes) Episode 1: https://youtu.be/aypV8QnUU30?list=PLnNK0U04U0uUJ5bul0aFuiNfg0o4repdy
115. Park Bench Number 8 (Vietnam, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/b9wv23tf4Is
116. Say You Love Me! (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/8wWKRx6a_eM
117. The Perfect Plan (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/HGL9tAqH-ww
118. Two Fathers (Vietnam, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/uqjoU8q2uCA
119. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Vietnam, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/8mdGW8sf_-8

*Philippines

120. Basaan (Philippines, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/ItbmiJzkaH0
121. 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
122. Heavenly Touch (Philippines, 2009 movie) https://youtu.be/2cErpspoFlg
123. My Brother’s Friend (Philippines, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/cQuAB4f4de8
124. My Cousin (Philippines, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/pIEfrxQuDZQ
125. Share (Philippines, 2011 movie) https://youtu.be/UrBTwaAgTTE
126. The Third Party (Philippines, 2016 movie) http://kissasian.com/Drama/The-Third-Party/Movie?id=31603

*Thailand

127. 21 Days (Thailand, 2017 series)
Preview: http://dai.ly/x5cn9f3
Episode 1 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cxdjx
128. Bad Romance – Korn & Knock (Thailand, 2016 series – 13 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 13: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bad-Romance-The-Series
129. Bang Rak Soi 9/1 / Love Alley 9/1 – Jutjang & Earth (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 14: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bang-Rak-Soi-9-1
Episode 15: http://dai.ly/x5ce4y0
Episode 16 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cnpmy
Heart Shaking Music Video: http://dai.ly/x5bujrz
130. Bangkok Gay Club (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Beware: https://youtu.be/kf-kjoc2nC8
Be My Guest: https://youtu.be/naQhaxBSJM4
131. Boyfriend (Thailand, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/JI8HtYRUAZw
Preview: https://youtu.be/olZKvPfwDDU
132. 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
133. 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
134. 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
135. Fathers (Thailand, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x53r33v & http://dai.ly/x53t9wo & http://dai.ly/x53v73h
136. Feel Good to Say Good Bye (Thailand, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/u6QKIDglqUc
Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/CxBlb9EVJfM
137. 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
138. Gray (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/0PdVXWCAniA
139. 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)
140. Love Next Door (Thailand, 2013 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/love-next-door-2013/
141. 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
142. 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/
143. 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
144. 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
145. Make It Right (Thailand, 2016 series – 12 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-make-right-series-2016/
146. Morning Boy (Thailand, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/1GD0v756AcA
147. 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
148. My Bromance (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
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
149. Never Again / Because love . . . happens more than once (Thailand, 2014 short film) http://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-never-engsub/
150. Part Time – Hall, Ti, Q & Boat (Thailand, 2016 series – 26 episodes) http://myreadingmanga.info/part-time-series/
151. Rainbow Boys / Right By Me (Thailand, 2005 movie) https://youtu.be/f1A6Y-cg-5I
152. Senior Secret Love: Puppy Honey (Thailand, 2016 series – 6 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Senior-Secret-Love-Puppy-Honey
Pick & Rome (excerpts): http://dai.ly/x598rov & http://dai.ly/x598uc1
153. Sotus (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 15: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Sotus-The-Series
Special Episode 16: http://dai.ly/x58nxko
154. Summer to Winter (Thailand, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/ksqRMbnTh3g
155. 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
156. The Right Man (Thailand, 2016 short film): https://youtu.be/1QXapghYx6Q
Mom’s version (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/_LgRHQNoaHs
157. The Right Man: Christmas Gift (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/GhuPgyuKLHU
158. The Same Is Not the Same (Thailand, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/MJ_YwgYfki0
159. The Underwear – Cone & Due (Thailand, 2017 series)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x5akc9b
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x5b47fn
Episode 3 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5bl5dd
Episode 4 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x5cfqqe
160. There Is No Space For Me (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/-HYQns_embY
161. Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You – Kong & Pe (Thailand, 2009 series – 26 episodes)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/DZ83Au-nIcc?list=PLB1F518A544258FD6
162. U-Prince 5: Absolute Economist – Teddy & Pascal (Thailand, 2016-2017 series – 4 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 4: http://kissasian.com/Drama/U-Prince-The-Series-The-Absolute-Economist
163. Uniform (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/Q_-fN6gIsTI
164. 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
165. Water Boyy (Thailand, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/0nloRqlFXQk

*Malaysia

166. 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
167. Faded (Malaysia, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/VCDCGzG1CMY
168. Rights to Love – Michael & Jordan (Malaysia, 2012 short student film) https://youtu.be/riI29xVVHBM

*Singapore

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

*Indonesia

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

*Hybrid (Asian & Western) Productions

177. Be Brave (U.S.A., 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x50h2qc
178. 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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