BOOK REVIEW: Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It

August 30, 2016


Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It

Anne Ishii

Japanese erotic manga is in a world of its own and this first-of-its kind anthology shares and explains a wide cross-section of some of the best artists and story tellers working in the field today. Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to this hyper-masculine world. Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is an in-depth introduction to nine of the most exciting comic artists making work for a gay male audience in Japan.


Jiraiya, Seizoh Ebisubashi and Kazuhide Ichikawa are three of the irresistibly seductive, internationally renowned artists featured in Massive, as well as recognisable to a British audience – Gengoroh Tagame.  The book uses frank interviews, photography, and some considered analysis to give us intimate insights into the artists along with many examples of their illustrations and seriously hot, sensual, and sexy manga.


Massive also includes the groundbreaking, titillating, heaving sweaty and in your face erotic  work of gay manga luminaries Takeshi Matsu, Fumi Miyabi, Inu Yoshi, Gai Mizuki and comic essayist Kumada Poohsuke. Certainly worth a repeated rummage.


You can buy these super cool Massive manga inspired clothes here, worth a gander just for the photo’s.

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