|Name:||Weiß Kreuz, ヴァイスクロイツ, Knight Hunters: Weiß Kreuz, Weiss Kreuz|
|Date(s):||1997 (light novel), 1997-1998 (manga), 1998 (anime), 2000 (OVA), 2002-3 (Gluhen), 2003-7 (Side B)|
|Medium:||anime, OVA, manga, drama cd|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Weiß Kreuz is an anime series about four assassins who work in a flowershop as a cover. Since all of the main characters and most of the minor characters are male the fanfiction is mainly about yaoi pairings. Pairings with or between their enemies are also very popular.
It has been described as a soap opera starring the Gary Stus of the creator and his friends--all voice actors, which is actually quite accurate cosnidering it started out as a seiyuu project centered around the core cast of voice actors.
The project was initiated by Koyasu Takehito and started out as a radio show, followed by the release of the first drama CDs in 1997. In addition to the standard manga and anime combination, Weiß Kreuz also has a light novel and OVAs, so the canon was developed in different media. Different parts of canon have become available in English at different times, leading to various eras of fandom. Some parts of canon also feature very different art or other changes over which fans have varying opinions. The canon currently consists of:
- Light novel Forever White (1997)
- Weiß - An Assassin and White Shaman manga (1997-1998)
- Weiß Kreuz anime (1998)
- Weiß Kreuz OVA: Verbrechen & Strafe (2000)
- Weiß Kreuz Glühen (2002-2003)
- Weiß Side B manga (2003-2007)
- Drama CDs
English Language Fandom
The most popular pairings are Aya (Ran)/Yohji, Ran/Ken and Schuldig/Crawford. There is also some Ken/Omi and Schuldig/Yohji, as well as various permutations of almost all the characters.
Archives & Communities
- Weiß Kreuz Fan Fiction Livejournal community.
- White June a yaoi archive.
- The Temple of Lunacy a yaoi archive.
- Blade and Claw a RanxKen archive.
- Weiß Kreuz works on Archive of Our Own.
- Weiß Kreuz works on Fanfiction.net.
- Weiß Kreuz works on Mediaminer.
- Weiß Kreuz works at Boys Next Door.
- Scarlet Ribbons by Jessi Albano. Schuldig/Aya-chan. Probably not the only het story in the fandom.
- Glass Houses by Viridian5. An epic (over 950,000 words) and very long-running (actively in progress since 2003) primarily Farfarello/Aya(Ran) story (there are many pairings).
- The Shadows Arc by Nekojita. A popular and long-running fantasy AU series.
- Mars Assassins by Daegaer. A novel-length Schwarz focused AU/fusion Victorian-era space adventure story.
- The New World Order series by Aoe & Shoori, at Boys Next Door. An AU diverging from canon at the end of the anime series, wherein Schwarz won. Sort of.
Meta & Essays
- What is Weiss a brief overview by Viridian5, "an American slasher with no background other than the show".
- A longer Crack Van overview by Ari with links to various WK sites/authors.
- Weltschmerz and Schadenfreude, a Schuldig/Yohji ship_manifesto essay by Penelope-Z (Dec 2004).
- Devil's Rose, an Aya(Ran)/Crawford ship_manifesto essay by Silrayn Silverwolf (Dec 2004).
- Synergy between Sociopaths, a Crawford/Schuldig ship_manifesto essay by Tosca (Dec 2004).
- Guilt and Cherry Blossoms, a Schuldig/Sakura ship_manifesto essay by Star of Heaven (Feb 2005).
- Fire and Ice, a Ran/Ken ship_manifesto essay by Sakura_Katsuai (Feb 2005).
- Bright Beauty, a Hell/Schön ship manifesto essay by Star of Heaven (Jun 2005).
- Shadows and Lights, a Hidaka Ken/Tsukiyono Omi ship_manifesto essay by honorbound (Oct 2005).
- Lost Boys, a Mamoru (Omi)/Nagi ship_manifesto essay by lady_ganesh (Sep 2007).
- Like Honey a Schuldig Idol Reflections essay by mistressrenet.
- I was a Teenage Psycho! a Naoe Nagi Idol Reflections essay by Daegaer.