It’s here – the book about shota!

Based on interviews with readers and creators of shota in Japan, Impossibly Cute Boys is the first book in English about shota comics and the people who love them!

Combining ethnographic fieldwork with archival research, the book explores:

  • The history of shota
  • How shota reading differs from other genres
  • Shota’s power to heal trauma
  • Attraction to real boys among shota fans
  • Understanding shota through a theory of “play”