♔ → In life after J.Garden, Moegi Yuu, Takaoka Nanaroku and Nekota Yonezou’s hilariously-titled doujinshi brap has taken Chill Chill’s top spot for the doujinshi ranking! I know I personally would love to read it. :9 In happy news for me, Munya Munya Sue’s Ori Ori Toji Toji has taken the #2 spot. Go go go Ogura Muku and Kobato Mebaru!
♔ → In other Ogura Muku news, both of her upcoming novel releases have supposedly been pushed back. I’m not exactly sure why??
♔ → In yet more Ogura Muku news, she has the cover of HertZ this month! So beautiful. This HertZ volume looks absolutely amazing: Kojima Lalako, Konjiki Luna, Yamamoto Kotetsuko, Matsumoto Miecohouse, Kinoshita Keiko, Yamanaka Hiko and Yamada Yugi. Hnnggg yes please.
♔ → As for other magazines I’m looking forward to, the latest issue of BOY’S Pierce looks incredibly promising. Finally! Something new by Gojoe Tiger! I couldn’t possibly be more excited, seriously.
♔ → For those who don’t know, there’s a new anthology called ITAN that has a lot of BL manga authors in it. I don’t think it’s a BL anthology, though, so I bought it just to figure out what the hell it’s about. I’m assuming it’s josei. But Kumota Haruko and Aniya Yuiji are both in it, as well as Ishino Aya, Nangoku Banana and Bikke. It’ll be an interesting read, I’m sure.
♔ → More on Kumota Haruko, she got a twitter account!
What she talks about is veeery cute, so if you like Kumota Haruko and can understand Japanese I recommend following her.
Long snippets post today, since I’m too lazy to write about all these things separately at the moment. orz
♔ → As someone pointed out on the LJ community, the website for Kin’iro no Corda 3 has been updated with another new promotional video. It’s amazing. Suddenly, it looks almost like playing a musical instrument gives you super powers. Shit, bro, why didn’t I take an instrument in school?
♔ → Today DP released two new chapters of BL manga I was quite excited about—Brother x Brother and Maru de Hajimete no Koi Mitai ni! Though DP is probably one of the biggest BL scanlation groups (if not THE biggest) and I’m sure everyone knows this, please go to their site and check out those two series if you haven’t done so! I really like them, especially BxB. I’m hoping the couple I like will finally get together soon.
♔ → Congratulations to Nakamura Asumiko, who has once again proven how amazing she is by having her tankoubon Sotsugyousei -Haru- go straight to #2 in Chill Chill’s top five ranking only a day after its release!
♔ → In other Chill Chill ranking news, Kusama Sakae’s original doujinshi Hatsuhana looks absolutely lovely. I don’t talk about sensei as much as I could, but I really love Kusama Sakae. Such a great art style, and wonderful stories to go with it.
♔ → Lately, I have been trying to get caught up with all the Kanzaki Takashi manga that have been scanlated. This is actually quite an undertaking—Kanzaki-sensei is much more popular with scanlators than I originally imagined. Personally, Kanzaki Takashi isn’t anywhere near one of my favorites (her manga tend to have a certain sleaziness to them that I have trouble getting past) but I think all of her manga have high entertainment value if nothing else. The latest two I read were Junai Seichouki and Friends Like a Lover.
But I still have a long way to go before I’m caught up with all of her translated manga. orz
♔ → The cover for the latest drap issue has been revealed! Jaryuu Dokuro will be in this one! *w*
♔ → Kobato Mebaru has a series in the March issue of RuTiLe! I’m not sure if it’s a continuation, since she also had a series in the November issue but then not in the January issue. (Possibly because she was taking a break?) I look forward to seeing what this one is about.
♔ → Aaaaaand for anyone who’s interested and can read Japanese (or is at least competent with online translators), Bird just lately did a review on Yamada Yugi’s latest manga, Seinen 14sai! I’m really excited at the prospect of reading this.