AarinSecret

by Aarinfantasy

About

This is a free online magazine created by AF staff members - by fans for fans. No profit or monetary benefits have been gained from the creation of this magazine. Aarin has not been paid to display any of the advertisements seen in this magazine. All original artwork and photographs have been used with the permission of the artists. Aarin has no claim to any of the commercial graphics presented. These are copyright of the respective companies, to which Aarin is in no way affiliated. This magazine is meant for private use only. The magazine must not be reproduced anywhere or in any other format. The printed version of the magazine is for sale (since 3rd edition till latest) while the digital version is not for sale.

Where to download?

Download the issues for free from this website (just scroll down).

How to leave comments or contribute?

If you are interested to contribute an article for the next magazine, you can use the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page. We do not have any dateline set for the next one yet.

Donating to us:

If you like what we are doing and interested to contribute by donating to AarinSecret, you can click here:
Thank you so much!

Latest News

 

22nd January 2016

"Releasing AarinSecret 5th edition (digital version) today! Previously in December 2015, we've released and sold the printed copies at an event called Comic Fiesta 2015. After that, the printed copies were open for sale worldwide (USD20 including packaging, handling and shipping) and all physical copies come with a Love Stage postcard by SuBLime manga. If you're still interested to buy the physical copy, do email Aarin at staff@aarinfantasy.com to check if it's still available, as there are limited copies left. No more reprints. And if you're still wondering about the digital version or new to AarinSecret, it's free for download. We don't get to keep monetary profit out of the physical copy sales because it all goes to the transportation costs, booth setup costs and things that are related to the magazine. But it will be great and helpful if you can or wish to contribute some money for this cause especially for the next edition, just use the DONATE button at this page. Thanks for reading and hopefully me and my team will bring more things to you in the next edition!" - Aarin

31st August 2015

"Updated site layout :)" - Dai-kun

30th July 2014

"We are back again with AarinSecret 4th edition! For this edition, AarinSecret is featuring some new artworks by various artists, interviews, events coverage, reviews and lots more. Thanks again for downloading!" - Aarin

8th Oct 2013

"AarinSecret is a BL online magazine side project that I started with Dai-kun back in 2006. As it is a shared passion of ours, we don't get paid to create this magazine. But due to unforeseen circumstances and setbacks in our lives, we couldn’t produce a consistent release of the magazine as intended and thus there were no releases from 2008-2012. It takes a lot of time and effort to put things together into creating one issue. In fact, I almost gave up on the project until early 2013, when a special someone encouraged, guided, gave me ideas, and even got involved in making the 3rd edition. So in May 2013, we released the 3rd edition online and even printed 50 limited edition copies, which were given out as contest prizes and to some people who donated to the site. There are still mistakes here and there in each edition as we are constantly learning as we go along, so we hope to improve more on that as well as on other aspects. Thank you for your kind understanding and support!" - Aarin

AarinSecret Issue #5 (Winter 2015)

AarinSecret Issue #5 (Winter 2015)

This issue features:
Featuring cover (Touken Ranbu fanart) artist, Minoru JoeLing. We are honored to be able to interview Nekota Yonezou in person and visit Libre Publishing office in Japan with exclusive invitation. There are also exclusive interviews with cosplayers: Baozi & Hana, DDTenka, Pinky Luxun, Sakuya, Stayxxxx, about their take on BL. If you miss out the panel talk of PenguinFrontier in an event last year, you can find the full transcript of the talk in this edition.
A short BL Guide for beginners is available inside, as well as fan's talk and info about Takarai Rihito (of Ten Count fame), Shimazaki Nobunaga (seiyuu of Haru from Free!), manga reviews and even fan's spotlight.
Some event coverage reports and more exclusive photographs by our very own media photographer!
We wrapped it up with our adventure on "A BL Day trip in Japan", with Aarin and her team.

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AarinSecret Issue #4 (Summer 2014)

AarinSecret Issue #4 (Summer 2014)

This issue features:
For this edition, AarinSecret will be featuring a double cover, both front and back, starting with Penguin Frontier and ending with an awesome artwork by Black Monkey Pro. I am pleased to announce two artwork debuts by Penguin Frontier (for the cover) and Aphin (for a tutorial). These artworks are new and have not been shown anywhere before this, as well as many never been seen before photographs of events and cosplayers that we have kept and waiting to show everyone.
There are also exclusive interviews with various people like the director of Squared and also famous cosplayers such as KingxMon and Stayxxx. Also, a special cosplay tutorial by Kaien Yuu. Otome's Way also mentions about their products.
Some reviews of manga are featured too and more...
Oh yes, do take note that there is nothing overly explicit in the magazine and the covers are work safe. And if you're curious about me, I have written an AarinFantasy FAQ inside too.

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AarinSecret Issue #3 (Spring 2013)

AarinSecret Issue #3 (Spring 2013)

This issue features:
Interview with Feimo
YaYCon 2013 event report
Malaysia's BL Con - Sawachi Nijikai 2012
Totally Captivated manga review
Togainu no Chi game review
Yaoi anime reviews
Vassalord anime review
and lots more...

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AarinSecret Issue #2 (Fall 2007)

AarinSecret Issue #2 (Fall 2007)

This issue features:
Interview with Yanagoya (Artist)
Yaoi - My Anti Drug 2
Saint Beast anime info
Winter Cicada anime info
Gorgeous Carat manga info
Yaoi anime reviews
"Are you a Yaoist?"
Scans vs License
Fictions and lots more...

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AarinSecret Issue #1 (Spring 2006)

AarinSecret Issue #1 (Spring 2006)

This issue features:
Interview with Heise & X-Seven (BL Artist)
Yaoi - My Anti Drug
Gakuen Heaven anime info
Princess-Princess anime info
Loveless anime info
Interview with Obsession & DokiDoki
Yami no Matsuei manga info
Yaoi Glossary
Fanfictions and lots more...

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