ohoho I am actually here to post for once BIG SHOCK!!
First, some sad news for those of us who don’t live in Japan and won’t be vacationing there in the next month or so: K-BOOKS is currently doing a give-away where you get a snazzy trading card for every 500円 you spend. (I think?) But not only that, a few of the trading cards are by artists I really really really like. ;A;)
Kisaragi Manami, Snae Hata, and Chouko. So lovely ahhhh. There are also cards by Takayama Shinobu, Kijima Hyougo, Kawai Hideki as well as many other famous and starter artists, all of which you can see here in larger and better quality. If any of you get your hands on them, I will pay good money for the three I posted above. ;; Especially Snae’s.
In other BL news I’ve been excited over lately, I’ve finally fallen to the temptation of Libre’s new super-ero anthology (or ‘creamy sport anthology’) EroToro. Initially I was trying to ignore any and all news about it since I’m trying to save money and thus really can’t afford to add another ￥1000 anthology to my purchase line-up. Especially in a month where I’m already flooded by anthologies. (Cab, Citron, Canna, Opera, etc.) However, recently they posted a bit of news that did me in: Aniya Yuiji has the cover as well as a story.
orz There is really no better way for a BL publisher to convince me to hand over my money than sticking Aniya Yuiji in the lineup. I am so desperate for new BL by her they could probably hike the price up to $100 and I would crying and just throw my wallet at the computer screen after putting in my order.
At least they were nice enough to release the cover quickly, though, so not I can stare adoringly at Aniya’s art and psyche myself up by whatever story she has to offer.
Jaryuu Dokuro is in it as well, which is just ds;flj;dgsdsd Aniya Yuiji and Jaryuu Dokuro? In the same book? Can something so perfect really honestly truly exist? ;; The only thing missing from my dream line-up is Ootsuki Miu. I’m admittedly kind of surprised to see Ishikawa Kei though–honestly I have yet to see an eroero scene by her so I’m not sure what I should expect. Perhaps I shouldn’t get my hopes up that this is a super perverted anthology along the lines of Pierce Series work haha. I have faith in Aniya and Jaryuu, though, to release dirty things! As well as Nimoda Ai. Kashio, perhaps, not so much…
Speaking of Jaryuu Dokuro, though, the cover for her May release was finally posted in high quality. It’s very very cute so I figured I’d close up this post with it. Go to the amazon page to see it in big big big HQ!!
ohoho it has legit been… more than a month since I last posted. orz;;; Sorry. Life has been pretty hectic–not to get into too much personal stuff but recently my sister and I booked our hotel and flight to Japan for this summer, lots of great BL releases have happened, and I’ve been trying to get caught up with my non-BL to-read list which included Natsume Yuujinchou, Kimi to Boku, and various other shoujo titles. And now I’m reading Kuroko no Basket because I kept getting tempted/pestered about it.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. Nope, there’s something I’m excited enough about to finally tempt me out of my month-long hibernation. And that’s the cover for Kisaragi Manami and Watarumi Naho’s Junketsu Drop, to be released on the 25th of this month.
ahhhh very cute! FINALLY! It feels like forever ago since I last read a chapter of Junketsu, and you would never guess how many times I’ve had people ask me “when is the compiled version coming out?!” Now you finally have your answer. After being announced an canceled once, Junketsu Drop will finally be available as a complete book later this month.
I really like the cover. Very cute and it shows the shy-but-playful atmosphere of their relationship quite well. Admittedly I was a little disappointed by the original ending (too abrupt!) so I’m hopeful that the extra chapter(s) will add a little more depth into their relationship. It would just be too depressing if the relationship build-up is more exciting than the actual climax. ;A;)
Anyway, again sorry to my readers for the disappearing act all this year! How are you all? Read any new interesting BL lately?
I don’t have much today but I was putting together my purchase for January and came across a bit of exciting release news!
First is for Kisaragi Manami’s Junketsu Drop! Just a week or so ago I answered an Ask on tumblr saying they were hoping Junketsu would be released soon since they’re interested in purchasing and reading it—and if it wasn’t released soon they were thinking of just buying the anthology issues. Well, lucky for them it’s coming out soon!
February 27th, to be precise—just over a month from now! I’m super excited to see the cover, and any extra content the comic release might have. *w* Not so secretly hoping for a reversible sex scene! Or even just some more tsuntsun makeouts.
Then another one I’m definitely excited for is unfortunately a release I’ll have to wait all the way for March to get my hands on: Snae Hata’s official second release through LYNX!
March 24th ahhh. ;w;)/ Why can’t you come faster!! I definitely recommend this book—especially if you’re a fan of Snae’s cute story-telling in the first place—since her stories through LYNX are especially adorable.
Now I just have to try to be patient and wait it out for Kojima Lalako’s book through LYNX. ;; If I recall correctly it’s been almost a year now since she was last in their magazine. Hopefully she’ll get in there a few times in 2012 so I can finally have a compilation of all her sweet stories through them.
It’s that time of year again, where everyone is suddenly thinking back with nostaglia as well as forward with excitement. Even a fujoshi gets a little caught up in all the year-end festivities, so here you have it: a BL year in review. I also did one last year so I figured I may as well do one this year. I don’t want to be inconsistent now!
As always, with the new release of Canna comes an update of the anthology page of the website! And with the update of the website comes some depressing news and also some exciting news.
First, the exciting news:
Ootsuki Miu has the upcoming cover! \*A*/ Finally, an end to that terrible cliffhanger in Loser! For the past three or four volumes of Canna I’ve been hoping and hoping for Ootsuki to continue her story and been disappointed every time—but not this time! Also, there’s more Achi Harufumi and Hanamori Mito and Manako! Now if only they’d bring Kojima Lalako back again with another longer story.
However, disappointing news: this month’s volume has the final chapter of Junketsu Drop! ;; Nooooo! I’m honestly having a hard time imagining how they could possibly wrap up the story in this issue—as far as I can recall Misato and Kasukabe weren’t even close to finally coming to terms with their feelings for each other. sob I don’t want to see this manga end! Maybe if we’re super lucky there will be a continuation? Or… something?? ;A;
Sorry that this blog is so dead lately. orz I really don’t know where my spirit to post has gone. So much to talk about but I put it off for so long that news gets old.
♔ → First off, Kobato Mebaru now has a twitter account for her BL releases! Previously she only had one under her shoujo pen name. She doesn’t post much, but it’s exciting nonetheless. Also, iirc she mentioned something about having a story in Girls Love -Strawberry Milk Shake- which is a new GL anthology. I don’t think I’ve ever read a GL manga by Kobato Mebaru before so I’d be excited to see it!
♔ → The cover for the new issue of Rutile has been posted. This time it’s Hidaka Shouko! Sadly I didn’t buy this issue since Matsumoto Miecohouse is taking a short hiatus, but I’m still jealous of everyone who could afford it this month. The Yamamoto Kotetsuko color page looks really cute and I’d love to see her new story sd;lgjsddfg I guess I’ll have to wait for the tankoubon this time around.
♔ → And then Rutile’s sister line LYNX now has the previews up for their releases from this month on their site. You should definitely check them out—especially Minazuki Akira’s! If you’re having trouble finding them, they’re the list of covers next to the magazine release information on the main page.
♔ → The newest issue of Canna has been released, and along with it the anthology page on Canna’s website has been updated with pictures and descriptions of this month’s stories. Ahhhh so excited for Junketsu Drop as always. Kijitora said it’s another cute chapter but their feelings still aren’t reaching each other. orz;; As expected, with those two. But I’m also pretty pumped for Yamada Torico and Snae Hata. Their stories are always something worth looking forward to.
♔ → Actually, since the topic of Yamada Torico was brought up, she has a release through drap in early September!! Yesss, her second BL release! Kanashii Hito wa Doko ni mo Inai, for release on September third. I love her stories—if you haven’t read anything by her before I recommend checking out her debut comic Clara wa Itsumo Kizudarake. She always injects a great sense of melancholy into her work, and it really sets her apart.
♔ → Another exciting upcoming release is one I’ve been waiting for for a loooong time: Gojoe Tiger’s debut tankoubon! For sale on September 30th, Oujisama no Hiyaku Jikken. I hope it sells well and her manga career is really able to take off!
♔ → Two pretty covers I’ve been quite enamored by lately:
First is the debut issue of Hanamaru Manga, cover illustration by Ogura Muku. The book itself doesn’t have Ogura Muku, but has many great authors such as Koiwazurai Shibito, Hirakita Yuya and Honma Akira. Isn’t the cover so pretty, though?? Ahhh Ogura Muku, so amazing at creating gorgeous cover art. ;; Speaking of her gorgeous color artwork, there’s also this amazing cover of a novel released next month.
Then, of course, we can’t forget about Watanabe Asia’s beautiful color illustration for the official release of Nibiiro no Hana! So lovely! Watanabe Asia’s beautiful young boys always make me feel like such a creep. orz
♔ → In other release news, something worth getting excited over is Ike Reibun’s upcoming comic through HertZ that was just announced today for release in early September. If I recall correctly, this will be her first book through HertZ line. Though I was a bit disappointed, admittedly, to see her name and have it not be the second volume of Not Equal. orz;;; It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for the second volume of that manga.
♔ → Est Em’s release Happy End Apartment has been pushed back again from early to mid August. Hopefully this will be the last time her release date is changed.
♔ → Finally, HertZ! The new cover has been posted to their website, this time by Yamada Shiro. Ahhh I’m really excited, mostly for the next chapter of Hakumokuren. I know something big has to happen!! Hopefully it won’t be another super short chapter. ;; Also, as expected, going from the title of Yoneda Kou’s work this is definitely not a continuation of the story she originally had running in CRAFT. I wonder why she switched lines instead of completing Yorube Naki Mono…? The world may never know.
(aka I make buying BL manga into a very difficult affair.)
I WISH I WAS RICH and then I could buy all the BL I want every month and not have to weed out and add to and take from my BL wishlist. I don’t want a nice car or a big house or a lot of expensive clothing but sobbb I hate really wanting a book and taking it out of the cart because I have a spending limit. Sometimes I just want to sneak a little bit from my savings but then I would never be able to forgive myself.
First off, I really want to buy Manako’s debut book. Because it’s her debut and also of course because I generally enjoy reading her stories. (Though the one by her I’ve always loved most wasn’t through Canna, tbh–it was through Baby.) But one thing that I always do that puts kind of a damper on my BL orders is buy books I’ve already read in the magazines. Stupid collector mentality. orz;;; It’s not very fun to buy a tankoubon you’ve already read before (sometimes multiple times…..) so I feel like I should maybe put off buying Manako’s book in order to get something I haven’t already read but idk dfgl;k;gds I like Manako and it’s her debut. Her debut!! I’ll feel kind of like a jerk if I don’t buy it. ;;