The Fujoshi Files 151: Sennokimi

Name: Sennokimi
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: N/A
Origin: Moehime

Information:
Hailing from the Heian Period, Sennokimi is a part of the inner circle of Chuuguu, the Empress of Japan. Together, she and the others read literature from throughout the land about male-male relationships.

Fujoshi Level:
Nothing is known about the extent of Sennokimi’s fujoshi inclinations, though being a member of Chuuguu’s inner circle means she is at least considered very appreciative of it.

The Fujoshi Files 150: Tomoe

Name: Tomoe (十萌)
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: Single
Origin: Moehime

Information:
Tomoe is a voracious reader and highly imaginative writer living during the Heian Period. Having an interest in BL (before the term existed as such), she not only regularly creates works of guy on guy pairings, but befriends a group of youkai who are also mostly into yaoi. In addition to creating works of that specific genre, Tomoe also writes regular fiction, notably “Collection of Rice Water.” She loves stories of men in adverse circumstances.

Tomoe’s tastes in BL vary, but she is especially interested in pairings where the older or senior individual is on the bottom. This can be seen in her pairing of the younger scissor merchant x older paper merchant, as well as writing stories where the Emperor is an uke. However, at one point, in order to enter the inner circle of Chuuguu, the Emperor’s wife, and gain access to her group’s collection of BL fiction, she writes a story about the Emperor and a pirate boy.

Fujoshi Level:
At times, Tomoe becomes so devoted to her pairings of real people that she will arrange for them to meet by “coincidence,” such as ordering scissors and paper from their respective merchants and timing it so that they run into each other.

The Fujoshi Files 149: Ominaeshi

Name: Ominaeshi (女郎花)
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: Single
Origin: Moehime

Information:
One of the four Heian-period youkai who comprise the “Kachou Fugetsu,” Ominaeshi is, much like the rest of her group and her human friend Tomoe, a bibliophile. Possessing a more masculine personality compared to the others, Ominaeshi also has the ability to manipulate plants.

Fujoshi Level:
Willing to read anything and everything, while Ominaeshi is not much of a yaoi fan compared to her friends, she is slowly becoming more of a fujoshi due to constant exposure.

The Fujoshi Files 148: Kazabune

Name: Kazabune (風船)
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: Single
Origin: Moehime

Information:
A member of the group of Heian-period youkai known as “Kachou Fugetsu,” Kazabune has a far wider knowledge of yaoi due to her ability to time travel. By creating an ark in the shape of a die, she can go into the future, a talent she uses to exploit the modern era’s photocopying technology. Kazabune also has an older brother with whom she used to share her books. Together, they created a secret code to communicate using sexual positions to signify Japanese letters. In terms of genre she prefers anything, as long as it’s hardcore.

Fujoshi Level:
In addition to exceeding the boundaries of time and space in order to maintain her record of yaoi fiction, Kazabune is able to determine whether a book has erotic content just based on the cover; an impressive feat when considering that BL from the Heian period only has written text.

The Fujoshi Files 147: Izayoi

Name: Izayoi (十六夜)
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: Single
Origin: Moehime

Information:
One of the “Kachou Fugetsu,” a group of youkai in the Heian period, Izayoi is a strong-minded individual who will say whatever’s on her mind and will work hard towards her objectives. She has an eye for men, and often finds herself having the opposite tastes of her fellow Kachou Fugetsu member Kazabune. Upon meeting the writer Tomoe, she learns that Tomoe is the author of one of her favorite books, The Bamboo Prince.

Fujoshi Level:
Izayoi prefers works with strong “seme” characters, and appeears to be quite into BL overall.

The Fujoshi Files 146: Chuuguu

Name: Chuuguu (中宮)
Alias: N/A
Relationship Status: Married
Origin: Moehime

Information:
The wife of the Emperor of Japan, Chuuguu runs an inner circle where members share stories they’ve written. Due to her own preferences, most of these stories involve men having relationships with other men. At one point, hearing of her skills,  Chuuguu asks a writer named Tomoe, a distant acquaintance, to write a story for her, with the qualification that Tomoe will become part of her inner circle.

Fujoshi Level:
The story that Chuuguu requests is one where the Emperor himself is in a homosexual relationship; in other words she is not only pairing off her husband but also the divine ruler of Japan.