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Created on 2009-05-03 19:18:30 (#254883), last updated 2010-09-10 (214 weeks ago)

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Name:Bara: Comics by men, for men
Location:(states/regions/territories)
Website:The old LJ community
Membership:Open
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:A community to share the bara love!
Bara is frequently called such in English because of the influence of the magazine Barazoku (薔薇族, "Rose Tribe"). In Japanese, it is more commonly referred to as Men's Love or ML, as contrasted with BL, Boy's Love. It is primarily characterized by muscular, hyper-masculine men (in direct opposition to the androgyny of Yaoi characters, primarily written by females for a female audience).

A few links of interest:

http://www.anonib.com/_bara0/
The Bara anonib, where much of the English-speaking bara world congregates


http://baralover.110mb.com/
This site contains a fair amount of scans, both translated and raw.

http://stupidgit.net/scanlations/
The selection is limited, but they are all translated.

Livejournal user [livejournal.com profile] daphira used to do scans and translations, but now seems largely defunct.

Bara bloggers:
http://gabesyaoicorner.blogspot.com/
http://soupgoblin.blogspot.com/ (a personal favorite)
http://yaoiartdownload.blogspot.com/ (Also contains western style comics like Julius)
http://barablogger.blogspot.com/ (Started fairly recently, but seems to be doing a great job)

Interests (13):

bara, men's love, ml, tagame, takematsu, takeshi matsu,  gengoroh tagame,  tsukasa matsuzaki, たがめ, メンスラブ, メンズラブ, 松崎司, 松武
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