Osaka Regulating "Boys Love" MangaBrian Ashcraft4/27/10 4:00amFiled to: MangaOsakaNewsOnly in JapanJapan161EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink After considering the issue, the Osaka Prefectural Government has begun regulating boys love manga.As previously posted, Osaka Prefecture was "considering the regulation of women's comic magazine and Boys Love materials". Known as "yaoi" in the West, boys love, or BL, focuses on homosexual relationships between male protagonists. The intended readers are not gay men, but rather, women. These manga are created largely by females. Manga for gay men is known as "Men's Love".