It seems for once Yaoi Satan has heard our prayers and delivered us unto delicious perversion, namely the fantastic single volume Three Wolves Mountain by Naono Bohra. Bohra is responsible for some amazingly edgy pornographic material and some of her work includes necrophilia, undead loving, violent relationships and older men getting dicked by young men (which as you all know, is a personal favourite). Her work is often controversial in light of western notions of decency, which means I want it all the more. To see one of her tamer works in print in English, I hope, is a glorious sign of things to come. As the young fujoshi age, the requirement for hot porn with an edgier feel will no doubt grow and I hope authors like Bohra are around for a long time to provide.
This was also my first purchase from Sublime and I was quite excited to finally see their product in person.
The story follows a grave keeper with a tragic past and three very….yifftastic brothers who are werewolves. One of the brothers takes a shine to our tragic protagonist and they end up doing it all over the place to the joy and bliss of everyone. There is, of course, relationship drama and supernatural events that test the boundaries of their relationship and a side story with one of the brothers who is what I can only describe as a ‘reverse’ werewolf. Wolf by day, handsome wolf-man by full moon (!). I pretty much loved the whole thing and best of all, the sex scenes are super hot.
Bohra is an artist I admire greatly because she has a strong technical mastery of backgrounds, environments and props while still delivering luscious male bodies. There are no bishounen in her stories, at least not in any traditional sense and the emotions involved are almost always intense and interesting. Supernatural flavour is also one of her specialties and she even dabbles in mpreg on occasion, which I would love to see published in English (hint hint).
It’s very important to support work like this that falls outside the expectations of average yaoi. It’s also just simply a good series, printed nicely and even includes a colour insert! I haven’t seen one of those in ages. This is a great print and I hope to see more interesting work like this coming from Sublime, since they did such a great job on it. It’s not often I get shoujo sparkly about my porn but this is definitely one of those times.
In the meantime, Sublime is also digitally releasing the mpreg (!!!) yaoi manga Love Pistols (otherwise known as Sex Pistols, which I reviewed in OVA form here) digitally, so let’s all go support that so we get more mpreg translated in the future. After some grim beginnings the future of yaoi is finally looking bright again with delicious pornographic offerings and manageable pricing. And to make it sweeter the spectacular weirdness of the genre, which I’m so fond of, is slowly getting representation in English~