The following are all possible or previous showings at Yaoi North. Whatever doesn’t make it on the schedule for a particular year will be available in the Viewer’s Choice box for overnight showings.
After School in the Teacher’s Lounge (18+) -
A romance between two high school teachers—Mitsuro Kawase and Toshiaki Kazama—is complicated by Mitsuro’s hesitation to accept Toshiaki’s very open declaration of love, and is slightly complicated by a bit of jealousy on the part of Mitsuro’s younger brother Hitoshi.
Ai no Kusabi (18+) -
Ai no Kusabi takes place on the world of Amoi, ruled over by a computer named Jupiter. Jupiter has installed a number of strict social rules to its society. Among other things, social status is determined by hair color (Blonde being the highest down to black or dark brown) and the Blondies, genetically modified by Jupiter, are the highest social class and occupy the capital city of Tanagura. Iason Mink, the head of Jupiter’s Syndicate, is visiting Midas and comes across a mongrel, a gang leader called Riki the Dark, being attacked as he tries to steal a car. He saves Riki, who, in return, offers to pay back the debt with his body. After Riki gives him his body for one night Iason decides to take in Riki as a “Pet,” a sexual slave.
Angel’s Feather –
Chou, winner of the national kendo championship, is transferred to an only boys private school. He there thinks he meets his lost young brother Kai, who strongly denies this. Strange things happen at the school somehow referring to a magical world called Winfield. After re-encountering his best friend Naoto and while meeting many new friends, which each have specific abilities, he soon discovers his own inheritance and the difficult tasks ahead.
Antique Bakery -
In food and in life, one must taste what is bitter to appreciate what is sweet… Troubled that memories of the past continue to invade his dreams of the present, Keiichiro Tachibana stuns all who know him by abruptly quitting his ordinary office job to open a bakery. He envisions a predominantly feminine clientele and a wait staff of cute girls. Instead, his employees include a playboy p?tissier who’s been fired from every job he’s ever had, an ex-boxer with an insatiable sweet tooth, and an absent-minded childhood friend and family servant. Can this unlikely quartet overcome personal tragedies, learn to work together, and discover a recipe for culinary success?
Bad Teacher’s Equation -
Atsushi Arisawa enrolls at Jougaouka High School to be near Masami Shibata (Ma-chan) who was his childhood crush. Unbeknownst to Atsushi, however, Masami no longer works at the school and his brother, Masayoshi is now the nurse. Atsushi mistakes Masayoshi for Masami and is horrified because to him, it appears that Masami’s personality has done a complete 180. Add to the fact that Atsushi’s friend, Kouji Inagaki is totally in love and constantly trying to make-out with him, Atsushi’s life at Jougaoka is hell..until he starts thinking that maybe the new Ma-chan isn’t so bad afterall and that, maybe he actually likes the way Ma-chan is now. Until of course, he finds out that Masayoshi isn’t Masami.
BeBoy Kidnappin Idol -
Kazuya is an idol whose life is filled with rehearsals and signing autographs for his loyal fangirls – but he also enjoys playing video games with his friend Akihiko. The duo argues frequently, but when a rich old man named Kudo arranges Kazuya’s kidnapping (in an attempt to force him to sign a contract with a management office), Akihiko puts up a fight to protect him. It turns out that the management office is nothing but a cover for its president’s taste for pretty boys; can Akihiko manage to save his beloved from this evil?
Akimoto has just started his high school career at Miya High and is burning with enthusiasm. Not because he’s in the springtime of his youth, or because he has his eyes set on some beautiful upperclasmen; rather, Akimoto is overjoyed to finally be able to meet his long time Judo idol Saitou! Akimoto has watched Saitou ever since his middle school days, but the real Saitou isn’t matching up to the Saitou of Akimoto’s dreams. Foul mouted, with a bad attitude and superiority complex, Saitou decided to use Akimoto’s admiration against him and turn him into his slave. But Saitou has a deep, dark secret that he is hiding from his kouhai (junior). Will Akomoto still look up to Saitou when it is revealed?
Two angels descend from the heavens, their purpose is to judge humanity ?and each other. The first is Kagetsuya, an angel of vengeance with a heart of fire. His partner is Chihaya, an angel of compassion who has been cursed with black wings. Together they learn the meaning of Heaven’s Wrath, Hell’s madness and Humanity’s faith. Embrace the passion and tragedy that is Earthian.
Enzai (18+) –
(Based on a popular game) The protagonist is Guys, a young boy from a poor family, who gets caught for stealing candy from a Paris store. However, after being railroaded by a city detective named Guildias, Guys finds himself accused, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man he never met. Found guilty through a fixed trial, he must endure a sexually charged prison to attempt to find a way to prove his innocence and get out.
Dee Laytner and Randy “Ryo” Maclane are two New York cops taking a needed vacation in England. Dee has very strong feelings for Ryo and wants to take this chance to advance their relationship (and if he’s lucky, maybe seduce Ryo). Ryo doesn’t understand his own feelings for Dee, and doesn’t know if he wants to (or should) acknowledge them. Their vacation and relationship is suddenly disturbed when murders and missing person reports keep surfacing around their hotel. The only common tie the cases have is that all of the victims were Japanese or Japanese descent. Dee and Ryo have to solve the case before Ryo, who is half Japanese, becomes the next victim.
Fish in a Trap (18+) –
After seeing a high school swimming competition with his friend Eiichi Yoshino , Matsui Takahiro falls in love with the swim captain and decides, upon entering high school, to take up swimming. The two eventually become involved in a relationship. However, the swim captain’s old gang isn’t so keen on this new boy who is constantly occupying their friend’s time and thoughts. Also, Matsui’s own friend is against the relationship as well.
Fujimi Orchestra (18+) -
High school music teacher, Morimura Yuuki, is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor named Tonoin Kei (known as a musical genius) joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, which reveals that he’s gay. Tonoin’s love confession confuses Yuuki and it leads to a very horrible misunderstanding.
Gakuen Heaven -
Ito Keita receives a letter of admission from Bell Liberty Academy, a prestigious all-boy’s school that only accepts the cream of the crop. Though he doubts his ability to succeed at such a school because he is a transfer student coming in the middle of the year, and because he has no special ability that he can speak of, he accepts the admission. Keita is picked up by Niwa, the president of the student council, and from then on, he is warmly welcomed by everyone to BL Academy.
Gokujo no Koibito –
Masahiro is a manager at a modeling agency and himself a former model. His newest charge is 16-year old Yoshimi. Yoshimi has looks and charisma to burn, but he’s also an over-privileged, egoistic, bratty teenager. When Yoshimi finds out that Masahiro is gay, he commands his manager to give him extra-curricular instruction in sex between men. But if Yoshimi wants Masahiro to be exclusively his, then he’ll have to surpass top model Akito, his rival in business and in love.
Shuichi Shindou wants to make a famous band. He works on his band, hoping to get a chance in the public eye, with nothing on his mind but his musical ambitions. One night as Shuichi writes song lyrics, his paper blows away, and a stranger picks it up. The man is Yuki, a famous romance novelist who tells Shuichi that his writing skills are grade school level. From that moment on, Shuichi is determined to find Yuki and have him explain his rudeness… he just doesn’t realize that he’s experienced love at first sight. When Shuichi finally finds Yuki, it’s a journey of obstacles, frightening experiences and haunting pasts trying to keep them apart. But, it’s just the gravitation of fate and love that always pulls these lovers back together everytime.
Haru wo Daite Ita (18+) -
Haru wo Daite Ita (released in NA as Embracing Love) tells the story of Iwaki and Kato – two adult video actors that feel an immediate attraction to one another, but don’t know how to express their love. Gradually, they nurture and embrace their feelings, and begin the most romantic relationship of their lives!
Hey! Class President -
Even though Kokusai was made school president of his all boys school recently, he is not up to the job. More over, he is made fun of and is even teased on the train! It’s up to Chiga, the charming and able vie president to take care of him now!
Ikoku Irokoi Romantan (18+) -
The young leader of a yakuza group, Ranmaru, was forced to marry Kaoru, the daughter of the leader of another group. The pair get married on a cruise to Italy, but their mutual dislike for each other leads Ranmaru to be kicked out of their suite by his newlywed wife on their first night. The ship captain Al (Alberto) takes an interest in Ranmaru and seduces him.
Junjou Romantica -
Misaki is suddenly having some unexpected and odd problems. What started as a need for some college entrance exam tutoring has somehow led him to being romanced by a suave older man who also happens to be his big brother’s best friend. Confused by all of his brand new emotions, Misaki struggles to deal with his suddenly very odd life. And if that wasn’t enough, his suitor, Usami, has plenty of issues of his own. A man-child who decorates his room in giant teddy bears and toys, Usami is a famous novelist who also writes steamy boys’ love novels on the side. When Misaki cracks open one of these books and reads sentences like “Misaki licks every inch of Usami’s hot body”…well, let’s just say that all hell breaks loose.
Kachou no Koi -
The story centers on a manager named Odakara Kazuhiko who has spent all 33 years of his life without a girlfriend. An encounter with a new employee named Harada makes Odakara realize that he is gay.
Kashou no Tsuki -
Kagetsu, a member of the Kouga tribe, is in the period of his life when he has to decide wich sex he wants to be. His feelings toward his sensei gets him to think seriously about it. Kohryu, another member of the tribe, wants to convince Kagetsu of going back to live with the tribe, leaving his sensei behind. During that time, evil spirits are starting to threaten the village and both Kagetsu and his sensei.
The beauty Chisato Takatsukasa thinks that every guy that gets close to his only son, Riju just wants to take advantage of him. He is constantly chasing away the friends and potential suitors that Riju brings home; although, there is one guy who just refuses to give up, or so it seems, until it is Chisato who gets professed to. What will happen between the beautiful father, the son, and his best friend now is anyone’s guess.
When Enjouji Kei first met kendo prodigy Samejima Ranmaru in their first year of middle school, it was love at first sight…at least for Kei. From the moment they met Kei pursued a very reluctant and introverted Ranmaru for his affections, seemingly unaffected by Ranmaru’s cold nature and disgust towards him. Within their first day of school they make an awkward friendship that culminates with a chaste kiss in the kendo dojo of Ranmaru’s house. For the remaining years of their school, their budding relationship grows into a strong love.
Legend of the Blue Wolves (18+) -
In 2199 A.D. overpopulation has forced the human kind to adapt in other planets. For almost 100 years the human race has thrived and lived happily in their new home. However everything ended the day humans took over Pluto; to the humans unfortunately fate a new race was discovered known as the apocalypse, a creature that uses the human brain as its source of knowledge and energy for their own mechanical bodies. Now the humans must fight in order to survive. As a last resort the humans send off trained soldiers in order to reestablish Pluto and get rid of this new threat to mankind. At the base lieutenant Jonathan Tyberius and Leonard Schteinberg the main characters fall in love after many tragic events, however the two new lovers were forced to go on their own separate ways because of the dreadful war.
Lesson XXX -
The story of Lesson XX has a sweet feel to it. It revolves around two boys, Shizuka and Sakura who are friends at a coed boarding school. One day, Shizuka happens to notice Sakura’s sheer beauty when he dives in to take a hit from a baseball. After some mixed up thoughts of who Sakura likes, Shizuka tells him he wishes to kiss him as a joke. But Sakura doesn’t care; he still insists that the two kiss under the starry sky. After this incident, Shizuka thinks it’s best for the two to be away from each other, so as to sort out their thoughts and real feelings. A classic shounen ai/yaoi, incorporating love, misunderstanding, violence and somewhat angst with a sweet end to it.
Level C (18+) -
Mizuki is a male fashion model with a nice apartment. Kazuomi just had his girlfriend kick him out. So Kazuomi sets out to find someone new to live with. While walking down the street one day, he sees Mizuki. Kazuomi starts to take a liking to Mizuki and thinks he is cute and asks to stay with him, in exchange for “great sex”. Mizuki thinks it is all joking until they are at his apartment one night and Kazuomi keeps his promise.
Twelve-year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka eventually discovers that Soubi and Seimei used to be a fighting pair, whereby Soubi was the “Fighter” and Seimei was the “Sacrifice”. Now that Seimei is gone, Ritsuka has inherited Soubi, who will become his “Fighter”. After learning that Seimei was killed by an organisation known as the “Seven Moons”, Ritsuka decides to investigate into his brother’s death, with the sometimes useless help of Soubi, along the way.
Maiden Rose (18+) -
Two soldiers from warring countries are bound by a pledge as master and servant. Taki Reizen is a Commander of sublime beauty, shouldering the fate of his nation. Called “Mad Dog” because of his rough temperament, Klaus has sworn his loyalty to him as a knight. Despite this, those around them are cold and disapproving, full of various misgivings. For all their genuine feelings, what will come of love made cruel by the violence of war?
Marginal Prince -
The main character, Yuuta, is supposed to be the viewer’s younger brother who goes off to study abroad on a small island in the Atlantic that can not be found on any map. The school he enters is called St. Alphonse Gakuin (St. Alphonse Academy). The boys who study here are all “marginal princes” which appears to mean Princes of remote, frontier or border regions.
Mirage of Blaze -
Takaya Ohgi is just a typical high school guy who wants nothing more than to protect his best friend and live a normal life. Enter Nobutsuna Naoe, an older man who informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora. Naoe, himself a possessor, awakens Takaya’s abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Fuedal Underworld. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not. Naoe is thankful for this, considering his passionate and abusive past with his Lord Kagetora. As Takaya improves his abilities , he also begins to remember what Naoe did because of his love for him. Meanwhile the dark forces of the Hojo and Fuma clans begin their attack as the Fuedal Underworld descends upon the living world.
Monochrome Factor –
The story revolves around high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him to meet him at the school that night. Though he is skeptical, he goes anyway, and subsequently gets attacked by a shadow monster. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted, and that Akira must become a “shin”, which is a creature of the shadow world, in order to help restore the balance.
Okane ga Nai (18+) -
Ayase Yukiya is a university student whose cousin Tetsuo Ishii betrays him and sells him in an auction to settle his heavy debts. Ayase is bought by Somuku Kanou for 1.2 billion yen. The reason behind Kanou doing this is Kanou remembers Ayase from four years ago, when Ayase, a stranger, helped him. Now Kanou wants to keep Ayase close to him in order to protect him, and uses the 1.2 billion debt to force Ayase to live with him. As Ayase is still a student and does not have a job, he is forced to sell his body to Kanou for 500,000 yen a time.
Our Road of No Return –
Our Road of No Return follows a very basic storyline of two friends discovering their love for each other. The OVA focuses on Amafuji Ken, a high school dropout who longs to tell his best friend, Youshinari Ritsurou, how he really feels. Standing in the way of that admission is Ritsurou`s girlfriend, Moeko, not to mention the fact that Ken makes money to pay for his apartment by selling his body to men he meets on the street or at clubs. Ken`s parents are divorced, so he lives by himself. After dropping out of high school, Ken gets Ritsurou to live with him, cooking and straightening in exchange for a place to live on their own.
Princess Princess -
Princess Princess tells the story of three boys chosen to dress up as girls at the elite all-boy school they attend. The main protagonist, Toru Kouno, has just transferred to the school after living with his uncle for a time, and is chosen to be one of the Princesses. Students (based on certain qualifications) are selected to be Princesses and are made to attend school functions dressed up as girls. At the beginning of the story, there are already two such Princesses, Yujiro Shihodani and Mikoto Yutaka, known as the Western Princess and Eastern Princess respectively, due to their room location. Toru is convinced into becoming a Princess, though once he accepts the job, he finds it to be much more enjoyable than he’d thought.
Sekai-ich Hatsukoi -
Onodera Ritsu has just transferred from his father’s publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses path with the person he’d least expected to meet. Takano Masamune is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu’s been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Takano unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye… Takano is actually Saga, Ritsu’s senpai and high school love– whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.
Seikimatsu Darling -
Ogata, a kind and hardworking man, has only one problem… his love for Takasugi, another man. But by telling Takasugi about his feelings the problem should be gone. Yet another problem comes up, Takasugi believes their feelings are too alike and that they therefore can’t be together. But who knows what can happen when two men in love go away on a vacation together- both determined to win each others heart.
Sensitive Pornograph (18+) -
The story begins with Seiji Yamada, a young manga artist, who develops an affair with a fellow mangaka named Sono Hanasaki. The plot-line develops from Yamada mistaking Sono for a girl. After having discovered him to be a boy, Seiji still falls in love with him, and they have an intimate affair. The second part begins with Ueno, a student in college, who works part-time as a pet sitter, receiving an assignment to take care of a rabbit. Upon arriving at the specified address, looking for a rabbit named Aki, he finds that there is no rabbit. Instead he discovers a young man bound, naked, in a closet, apparently working as a sex slave to the man who hired him. Aki initially believes Ueno to be one of his master’s customers, but once he realizes that Ueno has been tricked he’s almost instantly sympathetic. Knowing that his master would get mad if things don’t go his way, and may even hurt Ueno, Aki persuades him to have sex to keep his master happy. Initially just expecting Ueno to lay back and allow him to do all the work (something he seems accustomed to), he is surprised when Ueno reciprocates and takes the active role.
Sex Pistols -
This “science love fiction” story revolves around a high school boy who discovers that he is part of a select group of humans who did not evolve from monkeys, but various animals such as leopards and black bears.
Song of the Wind and Trees -
Set in a 19th century boarding school in France, this adaption of Keiko Takemiya’s 1976 boys love manga tells the story of Serge Batouille who remembers his turbulent days in school, standing out because of the color of his skin (his mother was a gypsy) and getting shacked up with Gilbert Cocteau, a blonde androgyne boy who sells his body for school papers. Their life in school is filled with conflicts, desire and desperation.
After falling out of a 4th story window, Hashiba Sora has lost his memory. He returns to his school to find a new roommate in his dormitory. Sora gradually begins to fall in love with his new male roommate, while trying to put together pieces of his past.
Togainu no Chi -
After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan’s capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as Igura. The main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura’s strongest man: the king, or Il-re. The story follows Akira’s life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.
Tyrant who Falls in Love -
Being in love with your not-gay sempai isn’t easy, but being in love with your not-gay, homophobic, and (to top it off) tyrannical sempai can be hell! And that’s something Morinaga Tetsuhiro can relate to… especially now that he’s had a taste of the forbidden fruit!
Winter Cicada (18+) -
During the late Tokugawa period, tensions between the bakufu and Choshu clan are rising due to arguments over how to deal with foreigners in Japan. However, unlike the rest of the Choshu clan members, Kusaka Touma wants Japan to develop good relations with foreign nations. To achieve this, he attempts to learn English behind his clan’s back. A man named Akizuki Keiichirou decides to become Kusaka’s teacher, but their relationship soon grows into something stronger, despite the fact that Akizuki works for Kusaka’s clan’s enemy, the Tokugawa bakufu. (Note: Winter Cicada is part of the Haru wo Daite Ita universe, and is one of the movies Katou and Iwaki are shown working on during Haru wo Daite Ita.)
Yebisu Celebrities (18+)-
When Haruka Fujinami starts his job at Yebisu Graphics he takes an immediate dislike to his tyrannical boss, Mr. Daijou. Haruka is given the most menial tasks imaginable and is subjected to Daijou?s verbal abuses as well, but oddly enough, he learns that his attraction to his boss grows with each new humiliation. Will Haruka finally stand up to Daijou and assert himself, or will he completely surrender his body and soul to the tall, dark stranger?