|Imaginary Japan: Japanese Fantasy in Contemporary Popular Culture||ASIEN 147 : 64—91|
|Some longer-form stories such as and have the couple form a family unit, depicting them cohabiting and adopting children||BL has been compared to by English-speaking librarians|
Gay manga typically focuses on men with varying degrees of muscle, body fat, and , in contrast to the androgynous bishōnen of yaoi.
|Thai Series Y explicitly adapts the content of Japanese BL to the Thai local context and in recent years has become increasingly popular with fans around the world who often view Thai BL as separate to its Japanese antecedents|
|Despite attempts by researchers to codify differences between these subgenres, in practice these terms are used interchangeably|
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