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NYCC 2018: Kodansha Announces New Yaoi and Yuri Manga

In its tenth year of releasing manga in English, Kodansha Comics announced at New York Comic Con 2018 that it would join the publishers serving readers of yaoi (also known as “boys love”) and yuri manga in print in 2019. Kodansha said it would begin with three titles, all releasing Jan. 1: the yaoi series 10 Dance and Hitorijime My Hero, and the yuri comedy Yuri Is My Job!

Kodansha kicked off its entry into yaoi, a genre of male-male romance comics also known in Japan as “boys love,” with the announcement of the elegant romance 10 Dance by Satoh Inoue. The manga introduces two bitter rivals – dance champions known as the “kings of the ballroom” – who are forced to train together. The sweat and skill they display engenders a grudging respect that gradually develops into something more. Packed with muscular dancing and a classic yaoi plotline, 10 Dance is sure to appeal to fans of the genre.

A little more on the comedic side is the boys love series Memeko Arii’s Hitorijime My Hero, which was adapted into an anime last year that is now streaming on Amazon Prime and Hidive. A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero and a bad boy who comes to his rescue, the series is a natural next step for fans of 10 Countand Finder.

No genre of manga has grown more rapidly in recent years than yuri, romance comics that depict love between two girls, and Kodansha is getting into the game with Yuri Is My Job!, an uproarious comedy by Miman starring Hime, a high school girl who deeply cares about her image as a sweet, helpful princess but on the inside only cares about herself. Against her will, Hime gets manipulated into working as a waitress at a place that’s part café, part theater, where all the waitresses pretend to be students at a fictional German all-girls boarding school. Hime finds herself falling for another waitress at the café, who in front of the customers gives Hime love and devotion like she’s never known. There’s just one problem: Behind the scenes, Hime’s crush hates her guts.

The publisher said that these three titles are just the beginning. Kodansha Comics plans to release more yaoi and yuri manga in the future.

Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Debuts New Manga Series – Coyote

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, launches on October 9th a newmanga series about a forbidden romance between a werewolf and a human with the print and digital debut of Coyote.

The series, by creator Ranmaru Zariya, is rated ‘M’ for Mature. Print editions carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN and the digital versions will have an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. per volume. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Fans can also purchase a digital version through NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and ComiXology.

Coyote, a werewolf living among humans, goes through life hiding his true identity. But when the handsome pianist he’s had his eye on catches Coyote off guard during his first heat, forbidden passion explodes.

Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Debuts New Manga Series – Escape Journey

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, delivers the eagerly awaited English-language debut of creator Ogeretsu Tanaka’s manga series Escape Journey on September 11th.

The new series about a love that is rekindled between a pair of former schoolmates is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. Digital editions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the onlinemanga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders as well as on Google Play and ComiXology. SuBLime will publish subsequent volumes of the series three times a year, ending with volume 3.

In Escape Journey, Naoto and Taichi’s first try at love during their high school days crashed and burned. Years later the two unexpectedly reunite on their first day of college. Tumultuous love often burns hot, and the glowing embers of their previous relationship reignite into a second try at love.

Yaoi Manga Imprint SuBLime Releases A Strange and Mystifying Story

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, delivers the launch of new series A Strange and Mystifying Story, available now after being previously out of print.

The series, by creator Tsuta Suzuki, is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Print editions carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. The digital versions carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders as well as on Google Play. SuBLime will publish subsequent volumes of the seven-volume series on a quarterly basis.

In A Strange and Mystifying Story a man named Akio Yamane falls terminally ill, presumably from his family’s curse. Remembering his grandfather’s final words about their family protector, he looks to where his grandfather pointed and finds a tooth. Upon holding it, he accidentally summons a god who promises to cure him, albeit in a rather odd and intimate manner!

A Strange and Mystifying Story is Tsuta Suzuki’s second English-language release, with her first being Your Story I’ve Known. Formerly working under the penname, “Yogore,” she has also published doujinshi (independent comics) under the circle name “Muddy Pool.” Readers can find out more about Tsuta Suzuki on her Pixiv page: Pixiv.net.

SuBLime Manga Imprint Announces Participation At YaoiCon 2017

SuBLime heads to North America’s largest dedicated yaoi fan convention as it announces its participation at YaoiCon 2017. YaoiCon takes place October 6th-8th at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA. SuBLime will be located in Booth #22 in the Dealer’s Hall.

This year, SuBLime is proud to welcome YaoiCon 2017 official Guest of Honor, Sakira, who is the creator of SuBLime’s Pretty Men Fighting Dirty. Attendees are also invited to catch the official SuBLime panel and stop by the SuBLime booth for exclusive discounts on a variety of top yaoi manga.

YaoiCon is a one-of-a-kind 18+ convention for fans of all things yaoi. The annual convention delights attendees with a fun, fan-centric atmosphere and unique programming, which includes the Guest of Honor panel and autograph session, industry and fan panels, and the iconic and not-to-be-missed Bishounen Auction.

Saturday, October 7th

5:00pm – 6:30pm SuBLime Industry Panel

Bayshore Panel Room 2

Will your OTP finally make its debut in English? Join SuBLime for its panel full of yaoi news, games, and prizes and be the first to hear this year’s new yaoi title announcements!

 

During YaoiCon 2017, SuBLime’s booth will offer a wide array of popular yaoi manga titles for sale at discounted rates! Fans can also pick up a prestreet copy of Jackass! before it’s available anywhere else.

FINDER DELUXE EDITION · By Ayano Yamane

Show Special Price: $10 each or $36 for all 4 volumes available!

Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is captured by the very subject he’s been stalking in his viewfinder – the handsome and enigmatic crime lord Ryuichi Asami! The older man ravages him, both body and mind. Does this mean the end for the naive photographer, or will he live to shoot another day?

 

JACKASS! · By Scarlet Beriko

Show Special Price: $10 – prestreet!

Practical Keisuke’s incredibly handsome best friend Masayuki has always rubbed him just a little bit the wrong way. Maybe it’s because Masayuki is rich, carefree, and so stunningly handsome that he can, and does, have any girl he wants? But one day, when Keisuke accidentally wears his older sister’s panty hose to gym class, it’s suddenly his hot friend who’s doing the rubbing…on Keisuke’s panty hose-clad legs! Has he unwittingly unleashed a secret fetish that will change their relationship forever?

 

THE WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE · By Shungiku Nakamura

Show Special Price: $10 each or $72 for all 8 volumes available!

When Ritsu Onodera changes jobs, looking for a fresh start, he’s not exactly thrilled when his new boss turns out to be his old flame. Ritsu’s determined to leave all that in the past – but how can he when his boss is just as determined that they have a future!

 

TEN COUNT · By Rihito Takarai

Show Special Price: $10 each or $45 for all 5 volumes available!

Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani ‘s attraction to his counselor grows.

Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Debuts Romantic Comedy Series Jackass!

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, announces the English-language debut of creator Scarlet Beriko’s Jackass! on October 10th.

Jackass! is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and will be available as a single-volume release in both print and digital formats. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. The digital versions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the volume on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders as well as on Google Play.

In Jackass!, practical Keisuke’s incredibly handsome best friend Masayuki has always rubbed him just a little bit the wrong way. Maybe it’s because Masayuki is rich, carefree, and so stunningly handsome that he can, and does, have any girl he wants. But one day, when Keisuke accidentally wears his older sister’s panty hose to gym class, it’s suddenly his hot friend who’s doing the rubbing…on Keisuke’s panty hose-clad legs! Has he unwittingly unleashed a secret fetish that will change their relationship forever?

Yaoi Manga Imprint SuBLime Releases Midnight Stranger

MidnightStranger-GN01SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga (graphic novel) publisher, delivers a new supernatural series from highly requested author Bohra Naono with the launch of Midnight Stranger on April 12th.

The paranormal fantasy series about the love between a god and his goat-spirit servant will be released in print and is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Each volume of the 2-volume Midnight Stranger series will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. The second and concluding volume of the series is scheduled for release later this year.

In Midnight Stranger, Roi, a black goat spirit, is getting bullied when out of nowhere he’s rescued by the beautiful fire god Xiu. Xiu gives Roi the ability to take human form, and a grateful Roi decides to serve Xiu as his new master. Now by Xiu’s side every day, Roi wishes to become more than just his servant. Painfully aware of just how ugly he is, Roi believes Xiu could never care about him, and one day something happens to bring Xiu’s wrath down on Roi. What must he do to gain the fire god’s favor?

Yaoi manga artist/creator Bohra Naono has created over twenty manga, some of which also have been adapted into popular drama CDs. She has also published several doujinshi (independent comics) under the circle name “NAIFU.” Naono’s previous English-language releases include Yokai’s Hunger and Three Wolves Mountain (published by SuBLime; rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers). To find out more about Bohra Naono, please visit her website at www.bnlyz.com.

VIZ Media Debuts Acclaimed Yaoi Manga Series The World’s Greatest First Love

WorldsGreatestFirstLove-01SuBLime, the global yaoi manga imprint of leading North American manga publisher VIZ Media, has announced its first print release of 2015 with the debut of The World’s Greatest First Love.

The acclaimed series by famed yaoi creator Shungiku Nakamura about a passionate romance between a manga editor and his boss is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Individual volumes will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN with future editions of the continuing series set for publication on a bi-monthly basis.

When Ritsu Onodera changes jobs, looking for a fresh start, he’s not exactly thrilled to learn his new boss is an old flame. Ritsu’s determined to leave all that in the past—but how can he when his boss is just as determined that they have a future? In the series’ opening volume, tired of accusations that family connections got him his current position, Ritsu Onodera quits his job as an editor at his father’s company and transfers to Marukawa Publishing. Once there, he is assigned to the shojo manga editorial department – something he has no interest in and no experience with! Having sworn he’d never fall in love again, the last thing he wants to do is work on love stories. To make matters worse, it turns out that his overbearing boss, Masamune Takano, is actually his first love from high school!

Shungiku Nakamura is one of the most popular yaoi creators worldwide. She is best known for her series Junjo Romantica, which was adapted into both an anime series and drama CD. Her current series, The World’s Greatest First Love, appears in Japan in Emerald magazine and has been adapted into an anime series. Her other English-language title, Hybrid Child, is also being turned into an anime release.