Ichinoi is a 75 year old woman who has recently lost her husband. When she tries to rekindle her childhood love of manga, she stumbles unknowingly upon a Boys' Love series. When Urara, the teenage clerk at the bookstore, notices Ichinoi coming back day after day for the next volume, the two strike up an unlikely friendship.
Ichinoi has lost her husband and her kids barely call, while Urara has a very hard time connecting with kids at school. The friendship, though ultimately beginning with their shared love of BL, stems into something truly beautiful. The author does a very good job at showing two women who are experiencing two very different life situations, but ultimately loneliness is something that can happen at any age. We all have passion in life for things we love and sometimes we need a person to share them with. In a time of self-quarantine and social distancing, this message hit home very hard.
Simply put, BL Metamorphosis is a downright charming and wholesome slice-of-life that perfectly illustrates that the best friendships can come when you least expect them.
Ichinoi, a 75-year-old woman living a peaceful life, unwittingly buys a Boy's Love manga one day...and is fascinated by what she finds inside. When she returns to the bookstore to buy the next volume, the high school girl working there--Urara, a seasoned BL fan--notices a budding fangirl when she sees one. When Urara offers to help Ichinoi explore this whole new world of fiction, the two dive into BL fandom together, and form an unlikely friendship along the way.Add to CartLearn More