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Beautiful BOYS LOVE!! Dear+20th Anniversary Artworks Exhibition.

嗚呼、美しきボーイズラブ! 『ディアプラス』20周年記念原画展
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Beautiful BOYS LOVE!! Dear+20th Anniversary Artworks Exhibition.

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BOYSLOVE (BL) now falls into a big category of Japanese subculture. The main feature of this genre is “Moe Relationships”. The relationships between men gradually becomes sexual, and when the two boys finally have sex, the readers rejoice.

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One of the magazine that have been leading the BL movement in Japan is monthly Dear+. First published in 1997, it has played an important role of developing the culture of BL. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the magazine, and Shinshokan, the publishing company of Dear+, is holding an exhibition of the original paintings from August 10 – 20 at Parco Museum in Ikebukuro Parco Main Building to celebrate the memorial year.

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At this event, there are illustrations by more than 53 artists. It is so spectacular to see such an array of various original works of BL manga.

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Among them, TENCOUNT by Takarai Rihito, a popular BL manga renowned for the fusion of its beautiful line drawings and story.

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Here are the special exhibition dates – 1st part: August 10 -14. 2nd part: August 15 – 20./こちらは企画展示ゾーンとなり、前期:8/10~8/14、後期:8/15~20で展示が入れ替わります

KURONEKO KARESHI, which is one of the popular manga of Dear+, there is an autographed box with stuffed cats wearing pendants made by the author, Aya Sakyo. They are so cute!

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Drama CD listening station/ドラマCDの試聴コーナー

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Manuscript&Name/ネーム展示

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One of the unique points of this exhibition is that with a mobile app, you can download the illustrations at certain designated AR points. It will be delightful to take a picture with them.

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Furthermore, there is Making Video corner. It is very precious.

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A rich variety of merchandise.

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You can also buy prints!

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BOYSLOVE culture, which showcases the variety of boys in love, has been supported by Dear+ for 20 beautiful years. We have high hopes for what they will do in the next 20 years!

Photos by Junko Azeyagi

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KAI NAGASE
KAI NAGASE

Writer, Book Reviewer. Having the degree of MA. (Japanese Literature) I love Japanese Girl's Popular Music, such as YUKI, Chara, Makoto Kawamoto, and Seiko Oomori.

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