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“Boys’ love,” a genre label applied to manga, anime and films about romance between good-looking guys, is popular in Japan, though it doesn’t get much critical respect.

Once considered niche territory, boys’ love narratives have moved into the mainstream, as evidenced by “The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window,” a horror-mystery distributed by Shochiku and based on the work of manga artist Tomoko Yamashita.

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