“Happy Yaoi Yum Yum” review

Happy Yaoi Yum Yum (google) is one of the best hardcore yaoi mangas I’ve ever read. Seriously; I’ve read it over and over since I bought it. I picked it up on a whim (along with a bunch of other yaoi stuff) at Anime Expo 2009 and briefly chatted with Yaoi Press‘ publisher Yamila Abraham (though I’m sure she doesn’t remember it since I’m not exactly a memorable character in a sea of other fangirls). I’m happy to say that it’s completely worth the $10 (or whatever) I spent on it; it’s quickly become a yaoi that I return to again and again.

Happy Yaoi Yum Yum is a compilation of four short pieces (the longest is 32 pages; the shortest is 21) and an artbook-type section in the middle that shows boys doing various naughty things to other boys in various naughty positions. I enjoy fairytale retellings, as any of my friends will tell you, and I especially like HYYY‘s version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” near the end. (“You like it big, don’t you.”—”Yes… ahhh… YES!” *grin*) There’s also a variety of artists and authors, so it really is a good cross-section of hard yaoi for ladies (and gents!) who like it hard. ^_^

The entire back cover is a warning. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to buy the manga. It reads:

Happy Yaoi Yum Yum coverWARNING: Book contains explicitly explicit sexual sex scenes of explicit sex.

2ND WARNING: If you are a straight guy who picked up this book because you think those are flat-chested girls on the front, put it back. They’re dudes.

Book contains numerous depictions of full frontal nudity, full backal nudity, and in one panel you can kind of see inside a guy’s butt.

Depictions of sex with tentacles, corn vines, beans, coins, a harp, fingers, a giant, a giant strap-on, a cat boy, lamb boy, puppy boys, more tentacles, a merboy, some bird boys, and then that lamb boy again.

If you’re that supposedly straight guy we mentioned in paragraph 2, why the Hell are you still reading this?

Let there be no mistake: this manga is made up of hardcore, sexually explicit material. And not explicit in the way that a lot of other yaoi mangas I’ve read are. That is, nothing is insinuated or covered by fig leaves or anything… it’s right out there in the open. (“It” being, y’know, penises.) This manga isn’t for the faint of heart. If you think you may not be ready for hard yaoi, try another good yaoi manga and work your way up. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. (As if the warning above wasn’t enough or something?)

I’m sad to say that the print edition is out of print, though you might be able to find it used at Amazon or Buy.com or something. I wish wish wish I could get another hardcopy because I dropped my copy in a puddle of water and now a lot of the pages are warped. T_T (I guess I should be happy I didn’t drop it in mud, right?) But there’s hope: you can read it on your Kindle, and—if you have a Kindle (and like yaoi)—I highly recommend Happy Yaoi Yum Yum. And if you don’t have a Kindle? Well… you can’t borrow my copy; sorry. I’m afraid you won’t give it back.

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