Using Gay Sex to Teach Japanese?

Currently, there are people all over the world studying Japanese, and naturally, they would like to learn something more than the stiff conversations found in your average textbook. They want to learn the language that Japanese really use in their daily lives.

In response to this desire, lots of situational educational materials have sprung up, but we’ve discovered one from China that is targeted at a very specific demographic: females who like the homoerotic comics known as yaoi.

According to the description, “you can learn Japanese with easy to understand illustrations and lots of the words girls like you already know.” At first glance, it looks like your usual fanzine, but on closer inspection, you’ll find that it was published by a very respectable publisher in Hong Kong. What gives?

The textbook uses personifications of the five Japanese vowel sounds to teach basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary. And no detail was spared in creating this onomatopoetic characters. For example:

A-kun is 170 cm tall, weighs 53 kg, and is the hot-blooded type.
I-kun is 183 cm tall, weighs 59 kg, and wears glasses.
U-kun is 175 cm tall, weighs 48 kg, and is the daddy type.
E-kun is 175 cm tall, weighs 48 kg, and is a bad boy.
O-kun is 160 cm tall, weighs 45 kg, and is the little boy type.

And it goes on and on. Favorite colors, favorite foods, preferred type of guys, whether they are a top or a bottom… It’s all given in minute detail. In fact, this set-up section takes up the first 13 pages!

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by The Punjapit Alliance

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