Okay, thanks to
we have clarification about the "No Yaoi" rule.
You see most Hetalia MMD modelers have this rule in their readme and have had it for a long time (Even the oldest version of England had it so that's pretty long). The reason why we've never really seen/heard of it before is because the Japanese names for "Yaoi/Shounen-ai/BL" do not translate correctly with machine translation.
Here are the most common Japanese words for Yaoi/Shounen-ai/BL(Boys' love) -
"腐表現", "BL表現" ,"同性愛表現", "女子向け", "腐向け", "女性向け"
And, in Japan these words do not cover just the "harder" things (Like, how Yaoi is more explicit stuff and shounen-ai is more lighter)
They cover everything. From soft romance (hugging,light kisses) to more explicit stuff such as making out and heavy petting. Of course as general pretty much all MMD models have a no R-18 rule.
Also, some models even have a "no love" rule. Which means, regardless of gender of not, they would not like you to pair up their model with any other character.EDIT:
Just because a model has a "no romance" rule or a "no BL" rule it doesn't mean that they can't touch. They can touch in a friendly manner, as long as it's not romantic then it's okay
You can read more about it in ~nononoP
's journals - [link] [link]
I've tried my best to go over each model's readme and make a list of which modelers have this rule, and which do not. I also added the exact part of the readme in original Japanese, so in case I've made any mistakes please correct me. However, note that just because a model doesn't have this rule you can do whatever you like. Please try to be respectful.
(Maker of America, Canada, Cuba, and Kumajiro)
Rule - ・18禁、又は腐女子向けコンテンツへの利用
(R-18, and the use of content for Fujoshi (Yaoi/Shounen-ai fan) is prohibited )
((However, Cuba's readme says nothing about this)
(Maker of England,Japan,Denmark,Greece, and Turkey)
Rule - またいわゆる腐向けといった作品への使用もご遠慮ください。
( Please refrain from the work of BL (shounen-ai/yaoi) )
(Maker of Italy and Romano)
(Also, please refrain from the work of love, hetero and regardless of sex) ((This is the "no love" rule))
(Maker of Russia & China (3DCG Edits), Finland,Iceland,Norway,Estonia,Sealand,China(updated,not 3DCG edit),Fem!Germany,Fem!Prussia)
Did not see anything with the Nordics or Nyotalia models about this, however with her Russia & China (The 3DCG Edits)
Rule - いわゆる腐向けも禁止とさせてください
( Please do not also use in works of BL (Yaoi/Shounen-ai) )
(Maker of Spain)
See her rules here! - [link]
(Maker of Sweden & Hanatamago) -
(Prohibited: BL (Yaoi/Shounen-ai) work )
(Maker of Germany,Austria,Prussia,France,Germany (Gakuen), France (Gakuen))
I did not see anything that banned love/bl it but I found this -
(You can use any tag for APH / APH for your nicovideo (including for fujoshi) )
(Maker of Hungary,Chibi!Prussia,Chibi!Germany,Chibi!France, and Chibi!Brittiana Angel)
(Prohibitions: Political use,Commercial use, Slander,R18,Grotesque, use of "紳士向け"
They use "紳士向け" the meaning is explained here - [link]
As for her chibi models I did not see anything about love.
(( Okay, I will admit I am confused on how this one translates. If anyone could help out it would be appreciated, but until then I would not recommend using him in BL(Yaoi/Shounen-ai) or love just to be safe. )
(Maker of Poland) -
Did not see anything about BL(Yaoi/Shounen-ai) or love
(Maker of Wy) -
Did not see anything about "love"
(Maker of Seychelles and Macau)
(Regarding the use of love in videos
It's not specifically prohibited, however because many other Hetalia MMD models prohibit love, examine good and please post responsibly.)
(The use of BL(Yaoi/Shounen-ai) is prohibited )
(The maker of another Japan model) -
(18 and use of content for Fujoshi(Yaoi/Shounen-ai fan) is prohibited because such things may harm the feelings of people)
I know I've probably missed a few models, but I've tried to go over the most popular ones for now until I can get to the others. As a given we're going to remove our Romance folder and any pictures that violate these terms (it won't count as a strike) and will not accept any pictures that break a model's rule.
As we've said before, we do not want to be liable for the anger of modelers.
They're responsible for all the lovely models we have, spend countless hours on them and work hard so we can enjoy them. They have every right to put whatever rule they want on them no matter how "unfair" it may seem because they made
the model themselves and have full copyright to it.
Always be sure to try and double check a model's readme before making a romance picture!
I hope you all understand, they're already a bit uneasy about this so I think the best thing for us to do is to try not to upset them any further.
Thank you everyone and have a great day!