Does BL anthologies only carries certain kind of stories in their issues?For example, if i want to read high school centric, sweet BL stories, what anthologies should i buy etc?Sorry for bothering ya
hmmmmm yes and no. Most anthologies carry a certain ‘atmosphere’ moreso than a certain genre of story. For instance, Cab, Citron, Opera, etc. all have very atmospherically similar story types, but these stories nonetheless include many different types from school boys to ossan to ridiculous dramas to silly comedies.
As far as I know, unless it’s an incredibly specialized anthology, there aren’t any ongoing ones that carry JUST schoolboy stories, or JUST happy stories, etc. They do exist (I mean, there are whole anthologies for BL that makes you feel pity for the characters, or whole anthologies dedicated to my personal least favorite character type ‘kichiku seme’, and I think I’ve seen them just filled with salaryman stories, etc.) but not on a large scale like magazines/anthologies like Citron and Cab and Rutile and BexBoy.
HOWEVER. Rutile would probably be the way to go if you want to read about more cute, happy relationships. They do have some really… dramatic stuff (like Acid Town) but for the most part Rutile is where you can find the cute characters + cute art + sweet stories combo.