BL Metamorphosis Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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BL Metamorphosis Vol. 1 (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the BL Metamorphosis series.

In this heartwarming and award-winning manga originally known as Metamorphose no Engawa, an elderly woman and a high school girl develop a beautiful friendship through their shared passion for Boys’ Love. Ichinoi, a seventy-five-year-old woman living a peaceful life, unwittingly buys a boys’ love manga one day, and is fascinated by what she finds inside. When she returns to the bookstore to buy the next volume, the high school girl working there—Urara, a seasoned BL fan—notices a budding fangirl when she sees one. When Urara offers to help Ichinoi explore this whole new world of fiction, the two dive into the BL fandom together, and form an unlikely friendship along the way.
Kaori Tsurutani is an up-and-coming manga creator best known for Don't Like This and Metamorphose no Engawa (known as BL Metamorphosis in English).
Product Details ISBN: 9781645052951
ISBN-10: 1645052958
Publisher: Seven Seas
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: BL Metamorphosis

"...a refreshing intergenerational friendship tale in which one’s gender isn’t a restriction when it comes to being a fan of media about romantic relationships between men... Reminiscent of Princess Jellyfish, this female-centric view of a subgenre usually known for its steamier aspects offers an unusual and endearing twist to manga’s expected pairings." --Publishers Weekly

"Without an ounce of parody or insincerity, Kaori Tsurutani's BL Metamorphosis, Vol. 1 is one of the most affectionate and authentic portraits of the BL community that you will ever read... The deep-seated empathy that its creator so clearly has for both characters is the key to what makes BL Metamorphosis so special, and it shines through on every page." --Hannah Collins, CBR

"This is a tranquil story, an unlikely occurrence embedded in the monotony of everyday life, an homage to those rare relationships that help us grow in unexpected ways." --Morgana Santilli, The Beat

BL Metamorphosis is a sweet story about finding friendship in BL fandom, but it’s also about pushing yourself out of the limitations you create for yourself. And for that, I think it’s absolutely worth reading. What is life for, if we’re going to stay the person we were as a child all our lives?” --Erica Friedman, Okazu

BL Metamorphosis is an earnest and heartfelt examination of intergenerational relationships, the deepening of self-conviction, and the development of community. In this first volume, Tsurutani has proven herself an adept storyteller and a fascinating new voice.” --Alex Hoffman, SOLRAD