Underage Sex and Romance in Japanese Homoerotic Manga and Anime

@article{Zanghellini2009UnderageSA,
  title={Underage Sex and Romance in Japanese Homoerotic Manga and Anime},
  author={Aleardo Zanghellini},
  journal={Social \& Legal Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={159 - 177}
}
This article discusses a genre of Japanese cartoons and comics known as yaoi or BL (`Boys Love') and produced by female artists for essentially female audiences. The subject matter of yaoi/BL works is romantic and sexual relationships between males. Often these works depict homoerotic relationships involving underage people, and as such they are liable to being censored on the basis of legal provisions restricting the circulation and consumption of `child pornography' as defined in some western… 

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