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. 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/
15. 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/
16. Tonari No 801-Chan / My Neighbour Yaoi-Chan – excerpt (Japan, 2007 movie) https://youtu.be/16d9gdt8VIM
17. Toshi & Kikuchi (Japan, 2016 short films) https://youtu.be/VPcamMhcvw0 & https://youtu.be/rEVUOwDkx6c
18. Udagawachou De Mattete Yo / Wait for Me at Udagawachou (Japan, 2015 movie) http://myreadingmanga.info/live-action-udagawachou-de-mattete-yo-2015/

*South Korea

19. A Crimson Mark (Korea, 2004 short film) https://youtu.be/5PyQ3VIzx-I & https://youtu.be/UidFXHwjluk
20. Antique Bakery (Korea, 2008 movie) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Antique-Bakery
21. Boy Meets Boy (Korea, 2008 short film) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo https://youtu.be/6Cgd2k1exeE
22. Just Friends? (Korea, 2009 short film) – director Kim Jho Gwangsoo http://myreadingmanga.info/short-film-just-friends-2009/
23. Life Is Beautiful – Tae Sub & Kyung Soo (Korea, 2010 series – 27 episodes) Episode 2: https://youtu.be/mw9rDINnh3I?list=PLdcONW29RdZDGDweD34xkopZSPv29xi6m
24. 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]
25. 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
26. Night Flight (Korea, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/RVFyQByhwyE
27. 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
28. The Perfect Man’s Man (Korea, 2010 short film) https://myreadingmanga.info/short-film-perfect-mans-man/
29. The Postcard (Korea, 2007 short film) https://youtu.be/_9auDjmZwxY

*Taiwan

30. 100 Apples (Taiwan, 2014 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/100-apples/i2ovq?locale=en
31. Chen Yuwei & Michaux (Taiwan, 2013 short film)
Shorter: https://youtu.be/HPNs8SDjPjU
Longer (not translated): https://youtu.be/QZdH74VSEK8
32. 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
33. Do You, Andy … (Taiwan, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/Wv65Avng6zg
34. Formula 17 (Taiwan, 2004 movie) https://youtu.be/sYMb06HOb_k
35. Go! Go! G-Boys (Taiwan, 2006 movie) https://youtu.be/tpSfPPD23io
36. Good Times (excerpt) Ping Ping & A Yuan (BuHan) (Taiwan, 2016 series) (not translated) https://youtu.be/F1Q2BbpP8Oc
37. Happy Together – Alex & Benny (Taiwan, 2015 series – 15 episodes)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x4xsv97
38. It Seems to Rain / Teenagers Do Not Wear Flowers (Taiwan, 2007 short film) https://youtu.be/RoWoqGPR2x0
39. My Day With In-Laws (Taiwan, 2013 short film) https://www.viddsee.com/video/my-day-with-in-laws/sw6bt
40. Pair of Love (Taiwan, 2010 short film) https://youtu.be/YdpdnbR5VWg
41. Private Teacher (Taiwan, short film) https://youtu.be/5s-EUBc0KzI
42. Sandy & Chris (Taiwan, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/41n4LhYsvZ0?list=PLJ8Ne9rtCp9UzV1_d4XLyehdelLhjAPxy
43. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, movie 2013) https://youtu.be/VFKTrVyr_YY

*mainland China

44. A Round Trip to Love / Journey of Love (China, 2016 movie)
Part 1: https://youtu.be/L0gPnpLYgyU
Part 2: https://youtu.be/X08Ry_mdKTE
45. Against the Light (China, 2016 series – 3 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-drama-reverse-light-source-light/
46. Alternative Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/QOAtB-gTgNs
47. 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
48. Approach to Love (China, 2013 movie) https://youtu.be/aR1Jkwz4lrY
49. 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
50. Attraction (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/0jmmk6pe5LE
51. Bite Fight / Twilight Night Legend (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/rCjVkXFMoJg
52. Brave Together (China, 2016 short film) (not translated) https://youtu.be/4O-8xSaoWck
53. 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
54. 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)
55. 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
56. Counter Attack: Falling in Love with a Rival (China, 2015 series – 8 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Falling-in-Love-with-a-Rival
57. Ghost Boyfriend (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/x0ZYP03TXZE & https://youtu.be/4tZmgqRn8qg & https://youtu.be/VZ6AFT4hqaw
58. Hard to Give Up (China, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x4uwh4w & http://dai.ly/x4uwi7k & http://dai.ly/x4uwkmk
59. Heroin / Addicted (China, 2016 series – 15 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Heroin-Web-Series
Extra Scenes (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/RcUiO4lQMr4
60. 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
61. I’m Here / Our 12-Year Cycle of Romance (China, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/e488AztdguA
62. Jealousy Between Lovers (China, 2011 short film) (not translated) https://youtu.be/mNSLtyFJ1ZQ
63. 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
64. Like Love (China, 2014-2015 series)
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/
65. Lost (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/MFjA0R7fgWk
66. Lost Love / Special Love (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/JuuTH5IWQK0
Preview: https://youtu.be/DKfPFENhbeY
67. Love in the Water (China, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/iFYUqy5yOes
68. Love Is More Than A Word (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes)
Preview: https://youtu.be/RDMhDviR5hM
Episode 1: https://myreadingmanga.info/chinese-web-series-love-word/
69. My 17 Gay Friends (China, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/kHpLlRZHppU
70. 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
71. No Different (China, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/9lbkx2lwDw0
72. Number 10 YanDaiXie (“Skewed Tobacco Pouch”) Street (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes) Episode 1: https://youtu.be/H-kHVG5GhsI
73. Oppressive Love / Queer Beauty (China, 2016 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/movie-oppressive-love-2016/
74. 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
75. Rainbow Age (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/M38Z6NXqJ20
76. Same Love (China, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/T_AOYY3xrg8
77. The Brother (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/MIXaWVnshqo
78. The Male Fairy Fox of Liao Zhai (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/S04eRk_P5xI
79. The Male Queen (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/vQr8qZqloPQ
80. The Promise / Travelling Through Time (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/fR5_IonDLP4
81. The Raccoon (China, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/6K6oszQu-PI & https://youtu.be/0IZK__paA1Q & https://youtu.be/j66njHHoT2k & https://youtu.be/EzY_sgMx47s
82. (The Scarlet Dreams of) This Summer (China, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/zy4QHKK36OY
83. 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
84. We Are Not Human (China, 2016-2017 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/zPOxGC2T3Fg
85. Wrong Student / Soul Swap (China, 2016 series – 10 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 10: https://youtu.be/doPP-pwEA38 & https://youtu.be/drqKxpZolNs & https://youtu.be/bWtbheGA3BE & https://youtu.be/wqlpIzwMWPE & https://youtu.be/QeRKMM6tRsI & https://youtu.be/7hewOy0jxIk & https://youtu.be/0-eEsdw1nBo & https://youtu.be/hTK2dpzBdP4 & https://youtu.be/smqFqUzsYho & https://youtu.be/3tvIo0b_4JQ
86. You Are My Star (China, 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x56tgva

*Hong Kong

87. 99 Days (Hong Kong, 2008 series)
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/lfYQFzDQk74?list=PL933CFE92B8DCE18D
88. Beauty Men Amorousness (Hong Kong, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/f0YuoTeByVQ
89. Between Ring & Pendant (Hong Kong, 2012 short film) https://youtu.be/nIXTr-LXlJ4
90. Boy/Friend (Hong Kong, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/U-6sRa3SOPo
91. Coffee Cat Mama (excerpts) Fan Fat & Pao Chi Tai (Hong Kong, 2013-2014 series) https://youtu.be/iJuG4GcezFA
92. From Here to There (Hong Kong, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/HDiSgvIikdI & https://youtu.be/C05UJPrdogg
93. The Map of Sex and Love (Hong Kong, 2001 movie) https://youtu.be/kH27yXrESL8

*Macau

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

*Vietnam

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

*Philippines

111. 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
112. Heavenly Touch (Philippines, 2009 movie) https://youtu.be/2cErpspoFlg
113. My Brother’s Friend (Philippines, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/cQuAB4f4de8 & https://youtu.be/gJh5eQjiF4s
114. My Cousin (Philippines, 2016 series) https://youtu.be/pIEfrxQuDZQ
115. Share (Philippines, 2011 movie) https://youtu.be/UrBTwaAgTTE
116. The Third Party (Philippines, 2016 movie) http://kissasian.com/Drama/The-Third-Party/Movie?id=31603

*Thailand

117. Alley 1, Lane 9 / Bang Rak Soi 9/1 – Jutjang & Earth (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 11: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bang-Rak-Soi-9-1
Episode 12 – preview: https://youtu.be/KdTLPUvG6wo
Outtakes: https://youtu.be/KQ-3H6p4P04 & https://youtu.be/xRT9q3nktd4
118. Bad Friends (Thailand, 2016 series)
Episode 5 – excerpts (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x56qh05 & http://dai.ly/x56qh3b
Episode 8 – excerpts (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x58wr5t & http://dai.ly/x58wrke & http://dai.ly/x58wsnd
119. Bad Romance – Korn & Knock (Thailand, 2016 series – 13 episodes)
Episodes 1 to 13: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Bad-Romance-The-Series
120. Bangkok Gay Club (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Beware: https://youtu.be/kf-kjoc2nC8
Be My Guest: https://youtu.be/naQhaxBSJM4
121. 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
122. 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
123. Diary of Tootsies (Thailand, 2016 series – 12 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Diary-of-Tootsies
124. Fathers (Thailand, 2016 movie) http://dai.ly/x53r33v & http://dai.ly/x53t9wo & http://dai.ly/x53v73h
125. Feel Good to Say Good Bye (Thailand, 2016 movie) https://youtu.be/u6QKIDglqUc
Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/CxBlb9EVJfM
126. 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
127. Gray (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/0PdVXWCAniA
128. 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)
129. Love Next Door (Thailand, 2013 movie) https://myreadingmanga.info/love-next-door-2013/
130. 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
131. 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/
132. 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
133. 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
134. Make It Right (Thailand, 2016 series – 12 episodes) https://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-make-right-series-2016/
135. Morning Boy (Thailand, 2014 short film) https://youtu.be/1GD0v756AcA
136. 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
137. 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: https://youtu.be/EWEj-cXTkbo
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 (not yet translated): http://dai.ly/x59b47a & http://dai.ly/x59b4lp & http://dai.ly/x59b50k & http://dai.ly/x59b5ar
138. Never Again / Because love . . . happens more than once (Thailand, 2014 short film) http://myreadingmanga.info/thai-drama-never-engsub/
139. Part Time – Hall, Ti, Q & Boat (Thailand, 2016 series – 26 episodes) http://myreadingmanga.info/part-time-series/
140. Rainbow Boys / Right By Me (Thailand, 2005 movie) https://youtu.be/f1A6Y-cg-5I
141. Senior Secret Love: Puppy Honey (Thailand, 2016 series – 6 episodes) http://kissasian.com/Drama/Senior-Secret-Love-Puppy-Honey
Pick & Rome (excerpts): https://youtu.be/SqdSrA_ffKM & https://youtu.be/4xGUK0u2UeQ
142. Sotus (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episodes 1 to 15: http://kissasian.com/Drama/Sotus-The-Series
Special Episode 16: http://dai.ly/x58nxko
143. Summer to Winter (Thailand, 2014 movie) https://youtu.be/ksqRMbnTh3g
144. The Extra – Joey & Pavin (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Preview: https://youtu.be/bMS6-KrHBY0
Episodes 1 to 5 – excerpts: https://youtu.be/5aQXaoSO0v0
Episode 6 – excerpt: https://youtu.be/gmn7CRKw_Ts
Episode 7 – excerpts: https://youtu.be/ByhdWDU7U5o
145. The Right Man (Thailand, 2016 short film): https://youtu.be/2vyKuMFgqxk [for subtitles, click “CC” and then click on Settings (the gear-shaped icon) and select “Subtitles/CC” and then “Auto-translate” and then “English”]
Mom’s version (not yet translated): https://youtu.be/_LgRHQNoaHs
146. The Right Man: Christmas Gift (Thailand, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/GhuPgyuKLHU
147. The Same Is Not the Same (Thailand, 2015 short film) https://youtu.be/MJ_YwgYfki0
148. There Is No Space For Me (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/-HYQns_embY
149. Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You – Kong & Pe (Thailand, 2009 series – 26 episodes) Episode 1: https://youtu.be/DZ83Au-nIcc?list=PLB1F518A544258FD6
150. U-Prince 5: Absolute Economist – Teddy & Pascal (Thailand, 2016-2017 series)
Episode 1: http://dai.ly/x574883
Episode 2: http://dai.ly/x57daij
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/qD0TJfVPG1c & https://youtu.be/VueJS0fldSY & https://youtu.be/i5nrh3JSZLE & https://youtu.be/QqrLZYV1_gw & https://youtu.be/7JQ-6Mlf0-0
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/ba_ExYruJLk & https://youtu.be/uh4Ibqbe9PA & https://youtu.be/67GcsCy6HIw & https://youtu.be/OxomRStIDO4 & https://youtu.be/njIzmUd-Y30
151. Uniform (Thailand, 2013 short film) https://youtu.be/Q_-fN6gIsTI
152. 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
153. Water Boyy (Thailand, 2015 movie) https://youtu.be/0nloRqlFXQk

*Malaysia

154. 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
155. Faded (Malaysia, 2016 short film) https://youtu.be/VCDCGzG1CMY
156. Rights to Love – Michael & Jordan (Malaysia, 2012 short student film) https://youtu.be/riI29xVVHBM

*Singapore

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

*Indonesia

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

*Hybrid (Asian & Western) Productions

165. Be Brave (U.S.A., 2016 short film) http://dai.ly/x50h2qc
166. 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.