|Synonyms:||Geikomi/ gei comi|
|See also:||Yaoi, Boy's Love,|
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Bara (ばら or 薔薇, literal meaning "rose") is a genre of manga and other artwork that target a gay male demographic. The art style emphasizes 'masculine' traits, such as large muscles and hairy bodies.
The term arose from a Japanese magazine titled "Barazoku" (薔薇族, "rose tribe") that ran from 1971 to 2008, and was Japan's first commercial gay culture magazine.
- Barazoku page on Wikipedia
- rottenboysclub (May 2, 2018). "U know what fuckers? Bara isn't a genre of yaoi. (thread)". Retrieved February 13, 2019.
In Japan, “My Brother’s Husband” isn’t even marketed as gei comi / what westerners call ‘bara’, as gei comi is specifically gay erotic/porn manga. “My Brother’s Husband” is just a general audience comic, in a regular/non-porn comic magazine, intended for a mostly STRAIGHT audience(Archived version)