TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! I went a little overboard reading Haikyuu DJs last week and this week, so I figured why not share my new obsession with you guys? Generally I’m not much of a shipper, but I will admit that I’m partial to the Eren x Levi pairing from Attack on Titan and the Kageyama x Hinata pairing from Haikyuu. But, I’ll save the angsty AoT stuff for another day… *ahem* I think KageHina is the cutest thing there ever was!! So, this week I’m gonna cover one of my favorite KageHina DJs…. *drumroll* Kokoro Control!!
While some folks credit doujinshi (DJs) as the medium that sparked their love of Boys Love/Yaoi, my journey was quite the opposite. I only discovered the wonderful world of DJs after I’d already fallen hopelessly into BL hell, so this is still relatively new territory for me. Ah, yeah, so for those of you that have no idea what a DJ is, or if you need a refresher, I’ve included the wiki definition below:
Dōjinshi is the Japanese term for self-published works, usually magazines, manga or novels. Dōjinshi are often the work of amateurs, though some professional artists participate as a way to publish material outside the regular industry.
It’s no secret that I absolutely, positively love the sports anime Haikyuu, I mean I’ve written two Fangirl Moment posts about the series, and as of right now, two collaboration Top 3 favorite moments posts…. So, I was bound to find my way over to the DJ side of things eventually, after all it combines two things that I love, Haikyuu and BL… So, when Hazel sent me five or six DJs while I was sitting at work last week, I expected to fangirl a bit and move on to other things. Unfortunately that was not the case and I spent the entire week reading an rereading several DJ titles, including my new favorite, Kokoro Control!
Kageyama can no longer focus around Hinata because of his unspoken feelings, and his volleyball suffers for it–so Hinata agrees to do absolutely anything to help get Kageyama back on his game…
Kageyama is struggling to contain his growing feelings of love for his energetic teammate Hinata, but when the fear of losing the very thing he wants most takes hold, Kageyama decides to suppress his feelings. Of course, this proves to be impossible and Kageyama and Hinata develop an after school ritual (à la Mysterious Girlfriend X) so that Kageyama can free himself from his desires.
The story is cute, if not a smidge predictable, but I didn’t start reading it for its deep plot, I read it because I wanted to fangirl over some cute romantic tension between the Karasuno Dynamic Duo!! This is a short and sweet DJ, with just enough bittersweet fluff to make any fangirl squee in delight!
Have you read any Doujinshis? Which ones are your favorite? Do you have a favorite ship?Let me know what you think in the comments section. If you like what you see, like this post or follow Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! As always THANK YOU FOR READING!!