Anime Boston panel 3/31/17: “Boys’ Love, Otome culture, and gender”

Here is a PDF of the slides from my Anime Boston panel today; I will try to upload an annotated version after the con. Thanks to everyone who attended!



5 Comments on “Anime Boston panel 3/31/17: “Boys’ Love, Otome culture, and gender””

  1. […] enough of BL studies for you, J. R. Brown has posted the slides from her Anime Boston panel “Boys’ Love, Otome Culture, and Gender” which covers everything from the origin of shoujo manga to gay comics and more. On their own […]

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing this!

    Also, please join in pressuring Udon to release details on the Rose of Versailles manga (or at least have them publicly announce another delay… it’s kinda ridiculous and I’d rather have it in the hands of Viz if they’ll actually release the manga)

  3. Mari Minton says:

    Looking forward to the annotated version

  4. Keith Minton says:

    Where did you get the shueisha readership statistics from I’ve been looking for something like that for a while to no avail.

    • JRBrown says:

      Hi Keith,

      Shueisha provides little summaries of their magazines annually for the benefit of advertisers; the information they provide changes from year to year but they generally include gender breakdowns for most (but not always all) of the magazines. The 2017 “media guides” are here; there are two manga-specific ones, for male-targeted manga (PDF) and female-targeted manga (PDF). The older ones may still be floating around the web somewhere…

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