Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in little_details,
Oh, Snap!

Japanese romance novels

Damn. My last post wasn't very clear, and I'm not sure how many of you might have passed it up because of that. So, take two:

I'm thinking of creating a character who writes the Japanese equivalent of the Harlequin romance, but I don't have any familiarity with Japanese romance novels. This is a modern writer, but she writes historical romances.

I don't need information on historical Japanese society, Japanese attitudes towards sex, or classical Japanese literature. Specifically, what I need are cliches common in modern Japanese romance novels. This character has a checklist of things to include in her books; I'd like to know at least a few of the things that might be on it. (Like the handsome rogue, reluctant princess checklist English romance novels seem to be going by some times....)

If anyone has any familiarity with Japanese romance novels, I'd appreciate the help.

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