- 言語文化研究紀要 (ISSN:09194215)
- no.21, pp.1-20, 2012-10
This paper tries to analyze the similarities and differences of two comic groups, both of which deal with the same topic: men who love men. There has not been paid much attention to the linguistic expressions appearing in comic books, especially boys love (BL) comics and gay comics; although regarding the BL comics, there has been much argument concerning Yaoi and Fujoshi. This paper extracts linguistic expressions from 33 episodes from BL comics and 33 episodes from gay comics and analyzes using corresponding analysis. It is found that (i) there is little mention of body parts in BL comics, (ii) an utterance final particle ze, which expresses masculinity, is much used in gay comics, (iii) there appears much dash "―" which indicates silence in BL comics than gay comics.