Small Fandom Yaoi Part One: Yoshino X Mahiro – Zetsuen no Tempest

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This is going to be the start of a series of rants I will have about pairings I think should have a larger group of fans. The particular pairing of Takigawa Yoshino and Fuwa Mahiro took me by surprise when I noticed not many people picked up on it.I realized this when I went to look for fanfiction featuring this pairing and only found a small handful. I talked to someone once about this pairing and they couldn’t see it within the realm of possibilities and I was like ‘What?‘! The anime screamed this pairing.

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I have the strong feeling that had Aika and Hakaze not been in the anime, Mahiro and Yoshino would have hooked up.

Mahiro always talked a big game, saying he’d kill Yoshino if he had killed Aika or how they weren’t really friends but associates with a common goal. However, there were times when Mahiro would just stare at Yoshino. All fujoshi know that look. That look says ‘if we weren’t on the screen right now, you wouldn’t be a virgin for very long‘. At times, even Yoshino looked creeped out by that vibe from Mahiro. To me, Mahiro’s obsession with Aika was a cover-up for his feelings for Yoshino. They even sort of stayed together and supported each other after they had saved the world. After Mahiro punched Yoshino in the face for dating his sister, they hung out in the kitchen with Yoshino acting like a little housewife. Not to mention the few times Mahiro caressed Yoshino’s face or invadeded his personal space for no apparent reason. No one can tell me that plot didn’t scream borderline yaoi action.

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By the way, Yoshino is obviously the uke in this relationship.

So, I hope this has opened some fujoshi eyes and given rise to more fanfiction/fanart based on this pairing. Until then, here are some good illustrations I found to tide us over.

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11 thoughts on “Small Fandom Yaoi Part One: Yoshino X Mahiro – Zetsuen no Tempest

  1. reonnichi says:

    Great post Tonisenpai! I will have to look into this! I really like pairings of the most unusual characters for instance I could definitely see Sesshomaru and Naraku being a perfect match! And the fan base for that pairing is extraordinary Lol

  2. Undertaker's Best Friend says:

    I was wonderng about this too. It seems like a lot of people just didn’t see what was right in front of them. And they make one of the cutest yaoi couples! It seems kind of cliche, but Mahiro’s the big bad wolf and Yoshino’s the innocent bunny rabbit. Great post, really enjoyed it. And it’s true, for someone who says that they don’t care about him, Mahiro sure touches Yoshino a lot.

  3. BloodRose91 says:

    OOOOOOHHHHHHHH I am so glad I found this post! I recently watched the anime and I was LIKE Hfueskjbglrnvjanegj!!!! Instantly fell for this couple from the first episode when Mahiro touched Yoshino’s face… I wish that there were more fanfics n DJs!!!

    • tonisenpai says:

      I know right! I am so happy you liked my blog! You should follow us occasionally we will post some yaoi based articles. I have one I am almost finished with that I might post within the next couple of days if it’s not done today. Thanks so much for your comment. ^_^

  4. MahiYoshi says:

    I totally agree with you, like geez at the start of the episode 1 there’s already a scene between the two of them, when Mahiro notice the red smudge in Yoshino’s cheek and I was like kyaa!! In an instant my eyes became the yaoiMoeRadar!

  5. LnoSAG says:

    Do you guys remember the episode where Mahiro thought that Yoshino was kidnapped.Like gosh! He totally freaks out and chase after the military’s vehicle. He even forget the wooden doll even though his focus should be murder Aika’s killer, but no he really panic and goes into a.rampage just to get Yoshino back!

    • tonisenpai says:

      I know! There were several moments like that in the anime. Mahiro was all over Yoshino, like all the time. I feel like Aika was just a cover for his love for his best friend.

  6. emkagae says:

    Totally agree, ugh! I just watched it today until the 7th episode and since the 1st episode I was already thinking about how much chemistry flying between those two.

    Actually I paused watching it because I couldn’t stand their relationships with Aika. Omg Yoshino, can’t you see that Mahiro cares about you? I’ve been thinking about why wouldn’t Yoshino tell the truth about him dating Aika, is he afraid that Mahiro will take Aika away from him, or rather he is concerned that Mahiro will be angry then leave him?

    Mahiro himself, he is not known as a person who would help people but he ran to catch the ‘kidnapped’ Yoshino. Do you remember the scene when Mahiro kicked a vending machine and Yoshino refused to drink because it wasn’t paid? In later episodes Mahiro was seen to buy a drink from a vending machine and this proves how Yoshino has affected him.

    They’re so complicated. They want to separate (especially Yoshino who avoided Mahiro at first) yet they care so much and deep down I know they adore each other.

    Yoshino thought ‘what if Aika and Mahiro met under different circumstances’ but actually this question fits more to Yoshino and Mahiro’s condition. Sadly, it’s hard for me to find any of their fanworks…

  7. emkagae says:

    Totally agree, ugh! I just watched it
    today until the 7th episode and since
    the 1st episode I was already thinking
    about how much chemistry flying
    between those two.

    Actually I paused watching it because
    I couldn’t stand their relationships
    with Aika. Omg Yoshino, can’t you see
    that Mahiro cares about you? I’ve
    been thinking about why wouldn’t
    Yoshino tell the truth about him dating
    Aika, is he afraid that Mahiro will take
    Aika away from him, or rather he is
    concerned that Mahiro will be angry
    then leave him?

    Mahiro himself, he is not known as a
    person who would help people but he
    ran to catch the ‘kidnapped’ Yoshino.
    Do you remember the scene when
    Mahiro kicked a vending machine and
    Yoshino refused to drink because it
    wasn’t paid? In later episodes Mahiro
    was seen to buy a drink from a
    vending machine and this proves how
    Yoshino had affected him.

    They’re so complicated. They want to
    separate (especially Yoshino who
    avoided Mahiro at first) yet they care
    so much and deep down I know they
    adore each other.

    Yoshino thought ‘what if Aika and
    Mahiro met under different
    circumstances’ but actually this
    question fits more to Yoshino and
    Mahiro’s condition. Sadly, it’s hard for
    me to find any of their fanworks…

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