as most of you know the Kono Ore tankoubon came out late last month! One of the things I was busy doing in the long period in which I was away was reorganizing my BL bookshelf and I happened to make a little ~hall of fame~ area in which I put all my favorite books by my favorite authors. I am quite proud to announce Kono Ore has a spot on there—I have just come to love the story that much!
anyway that’s not why we’re here! I was very excited for the extra, as most of you know. And it definitely did not disappoint so I figured I would share some sample panels from it on here. \o/
the cover is just too cute ahhhhh. Behind the cut is very much nsfw because Ogawa Chise generously delivered on the porn. Please do not click if you are at work!
the funny thing is last night I was considering announcing an official hiatus but it seems like every time I’m like “huh I should really make an announcement on that blog saying I won’t be posting so no one thinks I died…” I suddenly feel like posting again. Works like a charm every time. Maybe I should just chant that every day when I wake up and I’ll actually be productive.
anyway, I wanted to post today because last night (or yesterday morning?? idk) Rutile finally posted the high-quality covers for their March releases and their March releases are kind of amazing so I figured I would share them here.
I talked about the HQ covers and then posted small ones but just click the photos and they’ll bring you to the amazon page!
I made my order this morning and I am super pumped for all three of these. Kyuugou’s I’ve already talked about at length so I’ll spare you, but finally I get to read the ending of Haikei Niisan-sama. Wonderful glorious brotherly love stories ohhhhh yes. *w*) The last chapter I got to read was when they were making out over the candy apple (and then I laughed in the face of everyone who was obnoxiously shouting about how they had a platonic relationship and it wasn’t even BL) so I am definitely ready for more. Though it isn’t like a Rutile release will deliver on the smut but I get my kicks where I can take them.
as for Miike Romuco, well… what’s not to like about Miike Romuco? I just generally always look forward to stuff by her, since I really love her art and her characters and her stories. Just everything about her, really.
speaking of Rutile, I’m hoping so hard for a Hirakita Yuya book in the near future. ;; I am legit going through withdrawals lately—it’s been way too long since I last got to read something from her. I don’t care where it’s published—dear+, Chocolat, Rutile, Chara, whatever. As long as I get a new book by her in my hands as soon as possible. orz
also speaking of Rutile I wonder when the last time Jaryuu Dokuro published a chapter of BxP Anx was. Because even though she’s constantly scheduled, she never seems to be in the damn thing once it’s released. Please, Jaryuu Dokuro, pleeeeeease don’t discontinue that story. I love it too much for it to never properly end.
ANYWAY this is getting a little too wordy. Maybe I’ll do a post later tonight or tomorrow or perhaps this weekend on what I’ve been up to and miscellaneous BL-related stuff.
I don’t know if I really feel like doing a full super!review right now but I do definitely want to talk about it before my feelings about the book wear off. (I’m still trying to get myself pumped back up after Shounen Note… sob) But one of my all-time favorite BL review blogs, Sweets OL BL Reviews, posted her feelings on the book so I finally feel inspired to write about it myself! tbh though I was really excited about Ichi Ni no San I was thinking I shouldn’t get myself too pumped because there was no way it would come close to how much I loved Caramel. Few things can come close to how much I loved Caramel, honestly, so I didn’t want to end up unfairly comparing it to something I really loved. But somehow even with the incredibly high standards, I ended up really really loving this book a lot!
The way I summed up the plot on my personal blog when I talked about it there was this:
stupid boys being stupid and adorable and in love along with their super lovely fluffy adorable female bff ahhhh CUTEST EVER.
And I still stand by that description; that is really the most apt way to sum up Ichi Ni no San. But if you’d prefer a longer description: since middle school Bun-chan has been hanging out with the male/female childhood friend duo that is Choco and Suzu. And he’s jealous of their closeness—partly because he wishes he could just generally be as close to them as they are to each other, but he has another reason: he’s in love with Choco, and it seems like just a matter of time before Choco and Suzu start dating. Choco constantly denies it, though–Suzu is like his adorable twin sister. Nonetheless, Bun has never bothered getting his hopes up. And even if Suzu’s adorableness wasn’t a part of the equation, it’s not like Bun could ever tell Choco that he accidentally happened to fall for him one day when the boob-loving Choco jokingly groped his chest and Bun got aroused by it. So Bun is mostly happy with just being friends—him, Choco and Suzu forever! Or at least, that’s what he’d intended…
so while I was prepping to do my January order this morning I happened to come across this which was VERY EXCITING to me personally because Ogawa Chise’s Kono Ore was probably legit one of my favorite BL comics from 2012. I was thinking it would be a while before it’s released, since recently HertZ and Craft have been getting kinda… uh…. slow with their releases (I mean christ they still haven’t released volume two of Hakumokuren how ridiculous is that) but already in late February Kono Ore will be getting a compiled release!
ahhh such good news I AM EXCITED! Except more and more February looks like it’s going to be an expensive (albeit exciting) release month. Eek.
so my friends said they like these haul-type posts so I figured it wouldn’t hurt. All you other people are stuck with them! But yesterday I got some stuff in the mail I ordered like… before Christmas? idk it was a while ago because I won them both from auction and took my sweet time making the payments and the deputy services took their own sweet time shipping them out so. All the doujinshi were like a month in the making.
of course Tomoe Fumi’s Sayonara Note is part of my regular purchase but it just happened to arrive the same day so I figured I’d talk about that as well!
This won’t really be a comprehensive review (really it probably won’t even get long enough to need a cut) but last night I finally got to read Tamaki Yura’s BL novel Green Light so I figured I would talk about it a bit. I’d been wanting to read this novel for a long time, because when it was initially announced for localization someone posted the summary and it sounded really appealing to me. But unfortunately I forgot about it afterward just long enough for the book to go in print and then out of print, and I don’t know if I’m just unlucky and keep missing the times it’s been reprinted or if it really hasn’t gone back in print since but it’s almost impossible to find second-hand. And when you do find it second-hand it gets bid way up on auction sites. orz;;;; So.
And I am not paying $30 for a used BL novel (you jerkoffs who have it priced that high on Amazon sell-backs are nuts idek) so I’ve been pitifully waiting for a good deal. But after getting bid out of my pricing range once again I happened to google it to look for better prices and—nice surprise!!—someone uploaded a PDF file! ;A;)/ So I loaded it onto Mr. iPad and sat in bed all evening reading it. And I personally really liked it (though there were some things I could have admittedly done without) so let’s get to this!
Kimi ni Utsuru Hoshi is the second in a string of four releases by Kojima Lalako this fall/winter, and her third release overall for the year 2012. Though it’s released through Chocolat it also includes a couple stories from different publishers, including her debut story from LYNX as well as her contribution to the Syrup anthologies released just over a year ago.
I was initially thinking this book would have a lot of stories from moca, which is an anthology I don’t buy and thus there would be lots of stuff I hadn’t already read. But unfortunately in a show of my lacking luck there were only two chapters out of six that I hadn’t already read, both of which are a continuation of a story I had already read. But actually those ended up being some of my favorite chapters in the whole book so in the end I really can’t complain too much.