Its tough to say *exactly* what inspired shounen ai go... Because we were trying to fit in as many cliches as possible, so of course it draws from a whole bunch of stuff....
I think Daisuki is a good main character because he is shy like a typical uke type, but he is not crying everyday either!! ^_^
Koinosuke... Well, he is sort of the strong silent type ^o^ But he has funny sides too, so wait and see~~
Kei, well, I think he is a lot like Nanjo Kouji in Zetsuai, but less scary and more funny!!! (Maybe closer to the manga version ;D) But he's probably inspired more by real j-rockers than anime/manga characters, I would say!
Ben is just the Osaka boy!! XD
Its strange because the characters most closely match the ones in Hanazakari no Kimitachi he.. But I was the only one who had read it when we came up with the ideas (and I had only read a little ^_^). But I think that has to do with Hanakimi having a lot of stereo types, and so we just happened to pick many of the same ones ^_^ But look..
Daisuki - Mizuki
Koinosuke - Sano
Ben - Nakatsu (I want to try and make them not TOO similar ^_^;;)
Kei - That guy.. Oscar.. Forget his real name ^_^;; (They are only a little similar.. Both have inspiration from Gackt, hahaha)
Masanobu-sensei - Umeda-sensei (OK, these 2 are different!!! ^_^;;; You'll have to wait and see Masanobu-sensei ^o^)
But anyway..... I read a whole bunch of comics, but few boy's love comics (relatively few, anyway ^_^), so mainly its just little bits from short stories to be inspired for shounen-ai from...... Let's just say that the ANTI-inspiration would be BOKU NO SEXUAL HARASSMENT!!! AHHHH!!!!!
Ok enough rambling~~~ Although its not a inspiration, if you look closely, you can find a cameo from Katte ni Kaizou... But I bet no one reads it but me around here.. *sobs* Keep your eyes peeled for another cameo in a little bit.. XD
Real end of rambling~!!!