I was reading a viewer's review of Hakuouki and, naturally, encountered more hate. (It seems to be the norm in today's sociopolitical climate.)
I can understand not being interested in BL ("Boys Love"), but the implications this person suggests in her post are ... disturbing, at best:
I don't know about you, but I feel annoyed that a series like Junjou Romantica is compared to a situation wherein an underaged boy is hog-tied and about to be raped by a bunch of horny samurai. JR is a romance story, pure and simple (as the title itself says!). The above scenario would be a rape fantasy or fetish story.
I am not condemning either because sexual fantasies have their place. But think about comparing the two, and what that comparison says about this reviewer's view of BL/yaoi, or rather, romantic and sexual relationships between men, period.
Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that she sees absolutely nothing worrying about a girl being hog-tied and gagged by a bunch of men.
And this is normal?
I knew Chizuru was a girl from the start -- and the scene disturbed me because she was a girl.
It would never occur to me that a boy would be in danger because Hakuouki simply did not come off as a fetish anime.
But what do I know.