Hello everyone! I did one of these news posts before, but then I had to take a break from blogging. I’m especially excited to write this one because… oooh boy! Cover your ears and turn down the volume of your device because I’ll be screaming. A lot. Oh, just thought of something. I might call these news posts GEWM: Get Excited With Me. Look at me catching up with the times.
The new titles that futekiya will introduce from Tokyomangasha are as follows. Their English titles and release dates are to be announced.
- Kanshakudama no Love Song by Minta Suzumaru
- Undead Vol. 1 by Fumi Tsuyuhisa
- Hoshi to Harinezumi by Nayuta Nago
- Haru Kakete, Uguisu by Nayuta Nago
- Omamori-kun by tacocasi
- Tsurumaki-sensei no Sakka Seikatsu by tacocasi
- Nidaime! Jigoku Brothers by tacocasi
- Ushimitsudokidoki Koshoten Tan by tacocasi
- Boku Tachi wa Unmei ni Kirawareteiru by KINACO
- Kirai na Joushi wa Himitsu no Onafure by KINACO
- Oresama Dom wa Naderaretai by KINACO
- Okubyoumono ni Hanataba wo by Miya Inomiya
Oh gosh, okay. First of all… tacocasi???? Right in front of my salad???? I’ve been eyeing their works for almost a year now, and when Ushimitsudokidoki Koshoten Tan entered Kono BL ga Yabai! list (on the left below), I knew I had to read it. When I was tweeting about it excitedly, a friend said she was interested in Nidaime! Jigoku Brothers (on the right), and I was like… Oh my!! That cover!! We both hoped that these two would be picked up by a publisher. I remember not getting my hopes up and planning to get it in Japanese but I’m glad I didn’t. I feel like I’m Nora in Wonder(B)Land and sometimes a manga cover appears before me with a BUY ME note on and I practically stop thinking, just like Alice. Fun times.
Moving on!! KINACO is not an artist I’m familiar with, but Oresama Dom wa Naderaretai is in the Dom x Sub Universe I love dearly. I do wish there were more teacher/student relationships in a university setting instead of focusing on high school students because it’s a trope I live for, but I’ll take what I get.
Nayuta Nago has been an artist I met through futekiya, and one I’m happy I got to meet. I’ve seen a lot of buzz around Haru Kakete, Uguisu when it was being serialized in NUUDE, one of the BL magazines Tokyo Mangasha has, and can’t wait to see what it’s about. Love me some cute delinquents.
Suzumaru Minta needs no introduction. I have also written on the first title futekiya introduced from them, I Didn’t Mean To Fall in Love. From the first chapter I’ve read in Japanese, definitely looking forward to Kanshakudama no Love Song, which is a spin-off of Cupid Struck By Lightning.
I’ve seen Undead‘s cover before but haven’t read anything about it and it will be my first meeting with the artist Fumi Tsuyuhisa. And Okubyoumono ni Hanataba wo look like it’ll break my heart in a beautiful way. I like it. Give me angst.
Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve been THIS excited over a batch because it’s full of goodness that I’m familiar with or was already looking forward to. I also wanted to notify you that if you don’t have a futekiya subscription yet, or have one but it’ll end sometime in August, they currently have a campaign. Their 6-month and annual plan are 50% off. If you’ve been on the fence about it, this is a huge chance!
Any titles or artists you’re familiar with? Or any cover that made your hand reach out to your credit card? Let me know in the comments, and see you next week!
About futekiya: Read what you love
futekiya is an online, monthly subscription service that provides officially licensed BL with a flat rate. They have a wide variety of genres to choose from and the library isn’t limited to commercial BL, but extends to doujinshi and novels as well. For more information and to check out their library where all the first chapter are free to read, you can head over to their website.
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