It’s only been a few hours since the announcement for the BSD movie came out and I’ve already seen people being salty about it because Chuuya and Dazai are on the cover together.
Now, I understand where a lot of these people are coming from. I get it. You’re worried that this movie is just going to be pandering to soukoku shippers. You’re worried that it’s going to cater to fujoshis. You’re worried that your favorite characters aren’t going to get any character development. You’re worried that Chuuya and Dazai aren’t going to get any character development and that the whole movie is going to be queerbait fanservice for a ship that you don’t even like. But honestly? There’s literally no reason to get so worked up right now.
Literally all the information that we have about this movie is the poster and the supposed release date. That’s it. We have no plot, no cast list, no trailers, nothing. All we have is a poster where Chuuya and Dazai are standing in a ruined city together. That’s literally all we have to go off of.
Does this imply/suggest that the movie will be soukoku-centered? Yes. Does it confirm that the movie will be soukoku-centered? Absolutely not. All you are doing is speculating based off of a single movie poster. You’re being salty because two characters are standing next to each other when you have literally no other information.
Furthermore, what’s wrong with having a soukoku-centered movie? This could be a great opportunity for the fandom. If Chuuya and Dazai are the main characters then we will get content with them together as well as content with them apart. Who knows? Chuuya may very well get character development outside of his relationship with Dazai! We might very well get to see how he interacts with a lot of other characters! We might get Buraiha Trio and Dark Era flashbacks! We might get backstory on Chuuya and Dazai’s partnership! We might get any number of other character development scenes for both Chuuya AND Dazai!
And think about it; BSD isn’t a sports anime or a reverse-harem anime or some shit. It’s not meant for queerbaiting. It’s not meant to pander to ships. It’s an amazing, beautiful, well-written, complex, very well thought out series and there is absolutely no reason for you to think that the movie will be anything less than stellar just because Chuuya and Dazai are standing next to each other on the poster. This isn’t going to be a movie about Chuuya and Dazai standing shirtless and almost kissing each other only for something to distract them and make them stop. This is going to be a good movie with a good plot just like the rest of the BSD series is.
We get it. Soukoku isn’t your all-time favorite ship and you get uncomfy when anything remotely soukoku happens in canon. But there’s literally no reason o be salty over a movie poster.
Until we get plot, until we get trailers, until they butcher a character, until they butcher the plot, until they actually give us a goddamn reason to think that this movie will be terrible, please stop making posts about how bitter you are that we might possibly be getting a movie that focuses on Dazai and Chuuya. Please just let the fans enjoy this movie and don’t go into it with a bad attitude or you aren’t going to have any fun watching it regardless of whether it’s soukoku-centered or not.
I saw your cute m/m art and checked out your blog it's so cute ahh! But as I was scrolling I got confuzzled... were you not born male or something? You said you were happy that your art was good for actual gay men and I don't understand why you'd say that as a gay male.
I said it cuz most mlm media (fandom shipping, slash, yaoi, etc) is provided by and catered to mostly straight women or women of some variable. I said it cuz despite being the subject of such media, gay men dont really get to enjoy these things as a whole because we’re a minority compared to the women who do, plus we’re fetishized to high hell 95% of the time (see also: fucking fujoshis). Does that make sense?