A book of illustrations all done by a single artist. A personal art portfolio that has been published.
"I'm a big fan of her work. I spent $40 on her illust shuu, it was worth it."
the french-canadian counterpart for amerime, it tends to look less aweful.
Totally Spies is kanadime.
An apartment with 2 to 4 rooms, one bathroom, & a kitchen.
There are, for the most part, 3 kinds of apartments; Studio, Manshon, & Penthouse or 'Pent'.
The art of bishounen will never die. While they were a key role in Shounenai & all of it's predecessors, it's much less common in modern BL, especially anything Be X Boy produces.
Of course, bishounen is a loosely used term in America used for a pretty boy of any age. Bisyouta or Bishouta is a cute little boy & Biseinen is an attractive man while bishounen really refurs to teen boys with effeminate beauty.
For you men out there, most chicks in Japan PREFUR girly looking men. Look at Gackt & Izam, they had & still have girls crawling all over them.
Eroica Yori Ai wo Komette started off Biseinen; the men had femmish faces & they were tall, thin, & had tight flamboyant clothing. These days they look more masculine, have grown shorter & more muscely & their hands aren't nearly as slender.
An attractive naturally bisexual hermaphrodytic creature that feeds off human sexual energy. Not concidered a demon. Commonly mistaken for a Taotieh/Totetsu in human form in Asia.
Picture Nightcrawler form X-man with milk white skin, golden Kudu horns, & make him as androgynous as a Japanese rock star, & that desribes the appearence.
Notebook computer or Laptop, as apposed to "Paso-con" (personal computer)
She takes he No-Paso with her on vacations.
Eroica Yori Ai wo Komette is one of the few mangas that can be classified as both shounenai & BL because of how long it's been in publication. Starting in 1978 & still being written to this day.
When writer Aoike Yasuko took a long break in the 90s doing gawd knows what, she picked the story up again with a different art style. She actually managed to convert her art from retro to modern (sadly), & the fans still wait to see if Dorian will ever get Klaus, hoping to heck it doesn't end abruptly like her amazingly funny series; Ibu no Musukotachi.
If you're a BL/shounenai/retro manga fan, you've GOT to add her stuff to your collection!