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Fujoshi, Chūni-byō Manuals Get Manga Remakes in June

posted on by Egan Loo
Comic checklists to identify boys-love otaku & people with adolescent thoughts

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day III: The Japanese publisher Kotobukiya will be releasing manga versions of its popular Fujoshi Toriatsukai Setsumei-sho (Fujoshi Manual) book and Chūni-byō Toriatsukai Setsumei-sho (literally, "Middle-School Second-Grade Disease Manual") book at the end of June. With step-by-step checklists, the original Fujoshi Manual and the comic version help readers confirm if they are fujoshi (an otaku of boys-love stories). For example, the manual says you might be a fujoshi if you go karaoke — and sing songs because they were used in anime, or sing the specific themes of your favorite character, or make up your own (possibly boys-love) parody lyrics, or create manga or novels inspired by the songs, or go karaoke with other fujoshi and sing songs punctuated with the characters' dialogue.

Similarly, the Middle-School Second-Grade Disease Manual and its comic version help people identify "chūni-byō." The comedian Hikaru Ijūin coined the term for adolescent thoughts that teenagers commonly have — especially delusions of grandeur or the belief that one is special compared to everyone else.

Source: Ota-Suke

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