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Sankyuu Tatsuo, "BL as a proof of pure love"

I... cannot always follow this guy's logic, which may be a reading problem or a logic problem. It's kind of a strange article and I think I largely disagree with him. My own commentary is [in brackets].

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Chiyoda Yuuki. "The secret enjoyment of a kifujin or ochoufujin

(Both are terms for an older fan of yaoi/BL; I don't really know what the cutoff for 'older' would be, but in the article she is talking about people who started to get into it in the 70s when Hagio Moto and Takemiya Keiko were publishing a lot of stuff. "Fujoshi" is the general term for a woman who's a serious yaoi/BL fan.)

I'm not sure to what extent I agree with her about the fragmentation of the "shoujo" audience and the shift away from true love and soulmates in shoujo; I guess I don't read enough recent shoujo to be able to say one way or the other, but there does seem to be more shoujo lately that's outside that framework of "you fall in love ONCE and that's your soulmate FOREVER and that's the most important thing in the world."

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