On The Iconic Difference between Couple Characters in Boys Love Manga

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Febriani Sihombing

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Boys Love offers the romantic narratives between two male characters, which read by mostly women. Despite the foundation of relationship between the characters is based on that of heterosexual, the physiques of the characters do not represent those of individually man or women. This paper relates and explores the iconic difference between the two characters and relates it the capability of difference to represent BL text.

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Febriani Sihombing

Febriani Sihombing is Ph.D. candidate majoring in Media and Semiotics, in Human-Social Information Science Department, Graduate School of Information Science, Tohoku University.