兄弟萌え[kyoudai-moe]

February 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm (BL, doujin(同人), otaku word)

 

Too close too close, man!
Too close too close, man!

 There’s often an old saying; the deeper the secret is, the more people want to pry. The stronger a bond between the two persons, the more people want to slip in…Yes, I already mentioned something like this here, however, there’s a much much stronger relationship, that is 兄弟[kyoudai] or brothers. If you follow any bishoujo games, you might be able to find two sisters[姉妹, shimai] in the series. And you would choose which one you shall pursue first. If Igive you some examples, I can name Sonozaki sisters in Higurashi no naku koro ni, or Misaka sisters in Kanon. Even if they are sisters, mostly they don’t look like each other, I mean, the personality, not the looking. One is very dreamy whereas the other is surrealistic or something like that.

 兄弟[kyoudai] is, of course in the mainstream as well as 姉妹. This could be more! Especially among fujoshis. For almost all the girls, a brothers’ relationship look stronger and more reliable than that of sisters. Is that so? I am not sure. There seems to be something unspoken and invisible between the two brothers. Even if they don’t seem to get along together, they have a connection somewhere deep in their hearts. Sometimes they would have a fight, and never speak, but even that they can’t leave each other because they are brothers. Such a mysterious strength could turn you on and grab your mind…that is 兄弟萌え[kyoudai-moe]. Speaking of kyoudai, I can think of Ed and Al in Fullmetal Archemist, Hitachiin brothers in Ouran High-School Host Club, Fuji brothers in Prince of Tennis, or Arikawa brothers in Harukanaru toki no naka de 3.

 Of course, 兄弟萌え is, if nothing else, a kind of genre in BL. When it comes to this department, a bond of the two brothers is far stronger. ホモの近親相姦は本当に救えない…(笑)Before, the elder used to try to protect the younger in this genre, so the pairing was 兄[ani]×弟[otouto]. Mostly, the younger could be physically weak, so the elder would try to keep him safe. Night Head is a perfect example as far as I can tell. Ah, the Korean film, Brotherhood is also something like that.

 However, things changed lately. Now there seems to be a reverse of it, 弟[otouto]×兄[ani]. In this case, the younger really loves and adores his big bro, in other words, he could be very jealous. So when some girls or some guysどっちかって言ったらこっちの方が多いw get near his big bro, he would try to get rid of those rivals, using whatever. He might even become ヤンデレ! Oh no, the perfect example is Rolo in Code Geass R2. At first, I thought Rolo must not be a seme because he is too little to be, so the pairing should be Lulu×Rolo. But I have a fujoshi friend who follows Rolo×Lulu. She said,”There’s no question about it. We use 健気攻め. Don’t you know how much he loves Lelouch? There is no reason he can’t be a seme. あんた、バカじゃないの?

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 Speaking of which, there is the brothers who I really like though this is not from anime. That is Charlie[Tom Cruise] and Raymond[Dustin Hoffman] in Rain Man[1988]. Charlie[弟] doesn’t like the autistic Raymond[兄] who he hasn’t been sure of the existance at first. But as they spend the time together, Charlie realises he is protecting Raymond. Meanwhile Raymond who doesn’t know a concept of love, starts to feel the bond of brothers…An ojisan like me got touched by this story.^^ Please watch this film if you can.

 Then how does it look like in American slash fangirls’ eyes? Don’t tell me there is Charlie/Raymond?

 Oh, never mind.

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12 Comments

  1. goodyfun said,

    The Rain Man shoutout was very good to see. Amazing film! ^_^

    I can’t personally agree with the thing about sisters. It is different for everyone, brothers or sisters, but my sister and I are very, very good friends with such an unbreakable bond.

  2. bangin said,

    In real life, it is really different for everyone. That depends. I know some friends whose siblings aren’t very close. For them, this moe looks a bit peculiar.

    I really love Rain Man. I really do.^^

  3. 子犬 said,

    I like this moe. It is very sweet. 😉

    Although this moe could look strange to siblings who are not close, I hear brothers and sisters, also, they think it strange, when it romantic. This is too strange for them!

  4. bangin said,

    This often happens to stepbrothers rather than real ones. Come to think of it, Lelouch and Rolo are not really brothers…

    Anyway, this is a really fantasy! It really is.

  5. Teko-chi said,

    xD I have a really big kyoudai moe.
    I love EdxAl the most~~
    They’re the most closest people in Hagaren~! ^.^

    When I watched rain man, because I’m a fujyoshi, I loved when they were dancing so romantically~~ >w<
    Ah,sorry, that’s too much. xD

  6. bangin said,

    Hi, Teko-chi. Long time no see.
    Yeah EdxAl is the best brothers in this kind of moe.^^

    Oh you mean that scene in which Chalie teaches Raymond how to dance in the room, right? That is the most romantic!

  7. Teko-chi said,

    Hi, I found your blog again! 😀
    Yeah, I loved that part, I went “waaah~ so touching!” ; ^ ;

  8. morimocchan said,

    X3 I remember that seen from Code Geas. I couldn’t help but think that and ended up saving the picture. 😀

  9. bangin said,

    That is what Sunrise schemed! You are framed. 😄

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  11. rzncu said,

    Sometimes, I have kyoudai-moe intensely. Like for shizuo and kasuka in drrr!!, Alphonse and Edward in fullmetal alchemist~ same with Hitachiin brothers in ouran and ryoma and his brother in tenipuri, the twins in harry potter.

    But there are kyoudai I don’t like being together or have no feelings for, for example, Fuji brother in tenipuri, yoh and hao in shaman king, rolo and lulu, seimei and ritsuka in loveless, wolfram and conrad, … I guess I only have partly kyoudai-moe.

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