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The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga

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Violent, visceral and provocative, to say the least, Gengoroh Tagame's unquestionable talent for story and illustration is already the stuff of legend. His gay BDSM stories are now widely celebrated for both their virtuosic drawing and their unparalleled passion. Produced by a veteran Japanist--Anne Ishii--"The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame" is a project that began some years ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Picturebox, Inc.
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Bokeshi
Nov 24, 2014 Bokeshi rated it liked it
Shelves: bara
Tagame's art is awesome as always, but this selection is not representative of his best work.
Kevin
Apr 11, 2013 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, non-fiction
Warning: this book is not for everybody. Tagame draws amazing art, but the subject matter is almost always S&M related with alpha male to alpha male gay erotica. With that said, the art is always interesting and sometimes shocking. Tagame co-founded G-Man, which is easily the best gay men's magazine out of Japan to date, and the alpha male/muscle bear look the magazine promotes has transformed modern gay sensibilities in Japan. I've owned many Tagame books over the years, but almost always e ...more
Jesse
Jun 15, 2014 Jesse rated it liked it
Stunning, arousing art, although the selections are sort of hit and miss instead of being a "Best of" style collection. American commissioned story is fairly dull compared to Tagame's usual material. Guaranteed to bring some wood if you've never stumbled upon Tagame's work via the various fan translations littering the internet, but also an interesting exploration of homosexuality in the form of misguided sexual encounters, misread signals, semi-incestuous assault, and the drug induced condition ...more
Russell Grant
Jul 22, 2013 Russell Grant rated it liked it
A collection of hardcore gay porn that probably isn't for the faint of heart. I was curious to get this since so much manga is already homoerotic, I wanted to see what someone would do if they didn't hold back. Well, this one doesn't hold back at all with pretty near every S&M type fetish you would want depicted in the extreme. What elevates this from a stroke book though is how Tagame manages to actually have emotions play into the scenes. There's a realness and humanity to this that provid ...more
Tom
Apr 17, 2013 Tom rated it really liked it
Umm, hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings here, but this book is really funny. The violence and situations depicted in the stories collected here are so over-the-top, it's hard to react to them otherwise. Maybe for somebody gay and/or into S&M the stories are erotic, but. . . Anyhow, the real selling point here is Tagame's draftstmanship, which is first-rate in every panel. This man can draw superbly. Tagame claims that half of his readers are women, and that he deliberately aims for a broad ...more
Sarah Hayes
Jan 22, 2014 Sarah Hayes rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-lns-misc
You can read my full review of THE PASSION OF GENGOROH TAGAME graphic novel here.

Content warning (C&P'd from my post): This review covers a very sexually explicit manga that has scenes of rape, torture, BDSM, and related issues that can be triggering/upsetting to readers. Feel free to skip this post if those things aren't cool for you.
Riar
Jan 31, 2014 Riar rated it really liked it
A depiction of power and authoritarian through penises, anuses, hairy bulky men, and extreme gay S&M.
Malcolm Ross
Sep 17, 2013 Malcolm Ross rated it really liked it
So. Fucking. Hot.
Josué
Jul 13, 2016 Josué rated it it was amazing
a beautifully presented, carefully translated English collection of a Japanese master, specializing in BDSM bara manga.
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Whoa. Prepare yourself first.
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Gengoroh Tagame is a Japanese manga artist who specializes in gay BDSM erotic manga, many of which depict graphic violence. The men he depicts are hypermasculine, and tend to be on the bearish side.

Born into a family descended from samurai, Tagame began his career as a manga artist in 1982, while he was studying graphic design at Tama Art University (多摩美術大学). His works have been published in sever
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