I’m selling a TON of manga I no longer need. You can find the full list and more information here.
— BroM先輩 ԅ(¯﹃¯ԅ) (@sareru) February 8, 2016
This is soon and this is exciting!
I was just notified that CDJapan listed the Limited Edition of Ten Count volume 5 and the figure sets!
Current preorder price: 1500 yen
Current preorder price: 2260 yen
Here’s a tweet that shows the size comparison between the two figure sets:
— テンカウントinfo_新書館 (@10count_info) January 27, 2016
I personally like the bigger ones better because they’re much more detailed and also a little taller than the other figures, but since the other set comes with a tiny illustrated booklet I’m SO close to just buying both (；´д｀)ゞ
While checking the blog statistics I noticed quite a lot of you guys get here looking for a link to the DVD/Blu-Ray of the Doukyuusei movie, so I’ve remodeled the post accordingly. I’ve moved the goods to a much smaller section at the bottom, just like the link to the amiami list.
Includes not only the movie, but also two disks of the movie’s original soundtrack!
Features all kinds of illustrations, concept art and more from the Doukyuusei movie. (I own it and it’s indeed amazingly beautiful.)
In chronological order since you can’t tell which volume comes when just from looking at the titles.
Doukyuusei Current price 619 yen
Sotsugyousei -Fuyu- Current price 619 yen
Sotsugyousei -Haru- Current price 619 yen
O.B. volume 1 Current price 648 yen
O.B. volume 2 Current price 648 yen
Sora to Hara Current price 734 yen
(Sora to Hara is a spin-off about Harasen)
Features illustrations from the Doukyuusei series previously published in 3 differents books (B5 size fanbook, B5 size description book, and limited booklet B6 size). Also comes with how to draw a color illustration and much more.
A book with reports about successful BL manga, novels etc. from the previous year. Contains sales charts, interviews with authors and sometimes also exclusive short comics.
2014 issue Current price 700 yen
2017 issue Current price 850
These items are still available on amiami! Big thanks to Cat in the comments for sharing the link!
The manga “Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki” by Scarlet Beriko which is a spin-off of “Minori no Te” and got its paperback release in August this year, is getting adapted to drama CD!
【ドラマCD☆新着情報】スカーレット・ベリ子先生原作ドラマCD『四代目・大和辰之』が2016年3月18日に発売決定！ <CAST>大和辰之：佐藤拓也さん、小鹿 望：興津和幸さん、櫓木：新垣樽助さん ほか pic.twitter.com/OKQD8ArAH8
— ディアプラス編集部 (@dear_plus_) December 15, 2015
^ Twitter announcement by Dear+ staff
The drama CD will be released on March 18th next year.
Ooyamato Tatsuyuki: Satou Takuya
Koga Nozomi: Okitsu Kazuyuki
Rogi: Shingaki Tarusuke
I’m so excited I’m vibrating on the highest setting to be honest ෆු(*˃ர்˂*)ෆු
While I was browsing CDJapan today, I noticed that a couple of their manga sets are currently discounted, do I thought I’d give you a heads up on that!
“Arikawa Youichi’s life at university is going just fine. He isn’t having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Kanami. Then the day comes where he meets Misaki. Misaki Shouta is a reserved, stand offish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can’t seem to get him out of his mind. In fact, he can’t seem to stay away. When he lands a job working in the lab with Misaki, it seems more than just the flowers are about to bloom. But will they recognise their emotions for what they are, and have the courage to accept it?” (Description from Baka-Updates)
Regular price: 1858 yen
Discounted price: 1672 yen (10% off)
“A boy met a boy. They were in the flush of youth. They were in love that felt like a dream, like a sparkling soda pop.” (Description from Baka-Updates “Doukyuusei”)
Doukyuusei will get an anime movie next year.
Regular price: 1858 yen
Discounted price: 1672 yen (10% off)
“The werecat Shingo is able to change into a black cat, and as long as someone has the looks and body that he likes, he’ll sleep with just about anyone. Falling for Shingo because he was overwhelmed by his strong masculine aura is the No. 1 popular actor, Kakami. Amongst all the playful teasing and messing around between the two, Kakami suddenly shows his beastly nature…?!” (Description from Girl’s Generation Scanlations)
Regular Price: 2400 yen
Discounted price: 2040 yen (15% off)
In case you’re interested, CDJapan also has other manga sets listed (like Ten Count 1-3, Aitsu no Daihonmei 1-9, Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai 1-3 or Honto Yajuu 1-8).
(I don’t actually know for how long they’ll be discounted or how much stock is available, so you better order them sooner than later!)
Sadly they’re not longer discounted, but they’re still available for the regular price!
Scarlet Beriko’s recently finished manga, “Joou to Shitateya” (“The queen and the tailor”) will get a paperback release on January 30 next year. The manga was previously released as a 6-part ebook series earlier this year and tells the story of a young, rich and snobby interior designer and a tailor with a beautiful shop which catches the young designer’s eye.
Scarlet Beriko is known for her works “Minori no Te” and “Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki” which also got their paperback release in summer this year due to their high success when they were still only available as ebooks.
Today I come to you with a review of this gem:
Dancing Colors by Furuwaka Tasuku
There’s not much info on the author except that this seems to be her first work and a link to her twitter.
The manga is about a couple of male pole dancers who dance at a club called Grand Blue. Kou, the blue-haired guy on the cover has been pole dancing for ages, just like his father who was also a pole dancer in the same club. Kou has a burn scar over his left eye from the fire his father died in, and this is why he covers part of his face with a mask on stage.
Nagisa is an up-and-coming dancer who just joined the Grand Blue’s team. Everything would be great if he weren’t a conceited little shit who also sleeps with his male manager. Kou criticizes Nagisa after his first performance in Grand Blue which hurts Nagisa’s pride and after a couple fights Nagisa asks Kou to become his pole dancing teacher.
The art is obviously not top notch, but it’s definitely good enough for my standards. The colors on the cover caught my eye when I saw it on twitter and since I learned that the story was about pole dancers, I got ridiculously excited. It’s not every day that you get a manga about such an unusual job!
The dancing scenes have a certain magic about them, especially when Kou and Nagisa dance together. I found no major anatomic flaws while reading, which would’ve bugged me a lot, especially when the characters are as naked as those guys are.
The manga now has its own website with previews and teasers:
— フルカワタスク☺︎初単行本,発売中 (@furukawa_tasuku) January 5, 2016
Have a few more illustrations from the author:
【デビューコミックス『DANCING COLORS』本日(10/24)発売です！！】 メンズポールダンサー航と、なぎさのお話です。どうぞ、皆様それぞれの捉え方で、この２人の物語に色付けしてあげて下さい。宜しくお願い致します◎ pic.twitter.com/kdplbLBZPt
— フルカワタスク☺︎10/24初単行本 (@furukawa_tasuku) October 24, 2015
【DANCING COLORS 明日発売です！！】 カウントダウン(キャラ紹介)告知！今日は、なぎさ(受)です◎グランドブルーに入ってきた新顔ダンサー。少し生意気ビッチなメンズですが、航と出会った事で、なぎさは徐々に…. pic.twitter.com/8aiMA2ZA0r
— フルカワタスク☺︎10/24初単行本 (@furukawa_tasuku) October 23, 2015
スタ練後、チェックをかかさない航。 そんな航のニオイで落ち着き、スヤスヤ眠るなぎさ。 背後から殺気にみちた冷ややかな視線をおくるシゲ。 pic.twitter.com/gnwWQ2Oxrq
— フルカワタスク☺︎10/24初単行本 (@furukawa_tasuku) December 3, 2015
Overall an unusual manga with nice art, great story, interesting characters and you definitely won’t get bored while reading.
This time I bring you a compilation of currently available Ten Count goods. Since the Dear+ staff and Takarai-sensei herself just tweeted photos of them today and everything is SO ADORABLE AND/OR HOT, I just couldn’t help myself.
You read right, this says anime. But it seems like it’s more of an “in-motion colored manga” as the description puts it. It contains 6 clips from 6 manga known from Dear+ magazine, each clip likely about 3-3.5 minutes long. The animated clip’s story is actually a track from a mini drama CD called “Kurose-kun and Shirotani-san and android”.
On the original page of this item you get to choose which of the available 6 covers you want the DVD to have, but the CDJapan page has no info on which cover they order, their item page just says “regular edition”.
The release date for this one was apparently postponed (who knows if it will ever actually be released?) so CDJapan deleted their product page, but I’ll still keep this section here in good faith that it’ll be released at some point.
Another unusual item being released thanks to Dear+ magazine’s 20th anniversary!
Volume 1 Current price 600 yen
Volume 2 Current price 630 yen
Volume 3 Current price 630 yen
Volume 4 Current price 630 yen
Volume 5 Current price 630 yen
Volume 6 Current price 660 yen
Volume 6 with Animate Limited Bonus Flat Case Current price 1468 yen + service fee
Volume 6 with Animega Bonus Microfiber Coaster Set (2) Current price 1122 yen + service fee
Volume 6 with Comicomi Studio Bonus Cushion Cover Current price 3952 yen + service fee
Volume 1 Current price 3240 yen + service fee
Volume 2 Current price 3240 yen + service fee
Volume 3 with petit comic Current price 2969 yen + service fee
Volume 4 with petit comic Current price 3240 yen + service fee
Volume 5 with petit comic Current price 3240 yen + service fee
Volume 6 with Animate Bonus Flake Sticker Current price 3780 yen + service fee
Volume 6 with petit comic and Comicomi Studio Bonus Illustration Card Current price 3240 yen + service fee
Volume 6 with Clubmail Bonus Postcard Current price 3240 yen + service fee
(Image taken from the Dear+ twitter)
The artbook comes with illustrations and information about Ten Count, Hana no Mizo Shiru, Seven Days and other works by Takarai Rihito.
— 宝井理人 (@twittakarai) December 9, 2015
Isn’t it pretty?!
Nendoroid Kurose Riku Current price 4089 yen at 8% off
FREEing B-style 1/8 Scale Bunny Figure Kurose Riku Current price 11117 yen at 13% off
Chara Props Acryl Strap Kurose Riku Current price 920 yen at 8% off NEW
Chara Props Acryl Strap Shirotani Tadaomi Current price 920 yen at 8% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 4 Kurose Riku (Daywear 1) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 1 Shirotani Tadaomi (Suit 1) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 5 Kurose Riku (Daywear 2) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 2 Shirotani Tadaomi(Suit 2) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 6 Kurose Riku (Childhood) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
GoroRin Acryl Key Chain 3 Shirotani Tadaomi (Childhood) Current price 783 yen at 13% off NEW
Business Card Style Acryl Key Chain B Kurose Riku Current price 696 yen at 13% off NEW
Business Card Style Acryl Key Chain A Shirotani Tadaomi Current price 696 yen at 13% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Riku Kurose (Pajamas) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Tadaomi Shirotani (Pajamas) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Riku Kurose (Winter Clothes) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Tadaomi Shirotani (Winter Clothes) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Riku Kurose Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Acryl Key Chain Mouse Tadaomi Shirotani Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Riku Kurose (Penguin) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Tadaomi Shirotani (Penguin) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Riku Kurose (Bunny) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Tadaomi Shirotani (Bunny) Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Riku Kurose Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Acryl Key Chain Tadaomi Shirotani Current price 558 yen at 18% off NEW
Acryl Keyholder Collection Box Current price 3240 yen NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Riku Kurose (Pajamas) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani (Pajamas) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Riku Kurose (Winter Clothes) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani (Winter Clothes) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Riku Kurose Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Charatchu! Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Riku Kurose (Penguin) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani (Penguin) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Riku Kurose (Bunny) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani (Bunny) Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Riku Kurose Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Gyugyutto Can Badge Tadaomi Shirotani Current price 410 yen at 18% off NEW
Heart Type Lame Acryl Badge Box Current price 3132 yen at 18% off NEW
Acryl Smartphone Stand A Current price 1305 yen at 13% off NEW
Acryl Smartphone Stand B Current price 1380 yen at 8% off NEW
Multi Cloth A Shirotani Tadaomi Current price 870 yen at 13% off NEW
Multi Cloth B Kurose Riku Current price 870 yen at 13% off NEW
Acryl Plate “10 Steps” Current price 3045 yen at 13% off NEW
Rubber Q Box Current price 4416 yen at 8% off NEW
A lot of Ten Count goods, or actually all of them have gone out of stock by now. You can find a complete listing including out-of-stock items on CDJapan here, but the list just significantly shrunk after they deleted almost all product pages :,(
Instead you can find a list of a few still available items on AmiAmi.com.
I’ve decided to remove the link to OtakuRepublic, because their prices are waaaaaaay too over the top.
Please note that all prices are the ones listed at the time this post was written, do not include tax or shipping unless otherwise specified and can be changed by the shops!
Welcome to my first (actually relevant) post on my new blog! And YAY, I made it almost in time to publish this on my birthday 😀
As the year is nearly over already, the “best xxx of 2015” rankings have started to show up on every corner of the web, and I also don’t wanna leave that one out. My first ranking will be a not quite easy, but definitely expected one: my favorite BL releases of 2015. I could’ve called this “BL manga of 2015” instead, but I also don’t wanna leave doujinshi, drama CDs or anime out of this ranking. (Sadly, none of them have made it into my top 5 this year buhu).
People suggested that for several reasons I should take photos of the things I post about, so since I actually suck at photography, I hope you will forgive me for that.
And now without further ado, let’s start with the ranking!
This manga by Kii Kanna is the continuation of Umibe no Étranger which also came out early this year. After finding together in Umibe no Étranger and living together for a while on the island, Mio and Shun go to Tokyo together and stumble across Shun’s parents. Surprisingly, Shun has a little brother and his father is sick, so the two move into flat above the family’s shop.
Shun’s parents, and most of all his dad, still are troubled by their son being openly gay, and the youngest family member couldn’t be happier about finally meeting his big brother.
Like Umibe, Harukaze is cute and funny and comes with a number of emotional twists thanks to the main characters’ insecurities and their interactions with Shun’s family.
The manga also has its own website with information, art samples and a list of goods!
I know that volume 4 just came out and it has been an emotional rollercoaster, but so far I still like volume 3 better. The volume starts and ends with Kurose and Shirotani being together, slowly getting to know and used to each other and getting close, REALLY close in the process. We get a few hints about Shirotani’s past and see him struggle with his desire for Kurose and his illness preventing him from giving into that desire. The entire volume is mainly about that inner struggle and Kurose trying to find out Shirotani’s limits. Oh, and of course, there’s the cute buttplug.
Here’s the website with a list of goods and news about the series.
The continuation of Hinekure Chaser picks up where the first volume left off. Yamato and Hirokawa are finally a couple and start spending more time together. More and more of Hirokawa’s past is revealed and he’s faced with his family’s expectations and their conflict with his love for Yamato.
After Yamato wasn’t exactly the nicest flower in the pot in the first volume, he gets more gentle and caring now, and starts to think of the concequences of his actions and desires and how they not only affect him, but Hirokawa as well.
Despite calling myself ドM on twitter, I’m actually more of the S type when it comes to seeing my favorite characters suffer, so I really enjoyed the couple’s despair a lot.
— ぱんこ。 (@pancoro3) April 17, 2015
This one is actually the manga adaption of a novel series of the same name, and tells the story of a young boy who goes to the kings’ palace in order to protect his younger sister who is his only family. The country is ruled by five kings who live together in a huge palace complex(?) in the center of the country and each of them controls a part of this country.
Sage, the main character, makes a promise with the Blue King: in order to protect his sister he will stay in the castle as the Blue King’s princess and take on his sister’s indentity and in exchange his sister will be left alone to live her life in freedom. The boy, unable to read or write and generally ignorant of how this country works, learns about the country’s god and its kings during his stay. One after another he meets the kings and gets closer with the Red King.
Sage is an adorable sweetheart and a loving brother who even endures the Blue King’s sexual abuse without complaint. Azure, the Blue King and likely the guy Sage will end up with, kills one of the fellow kings even before we see his face for the first time. So much about his gentle and loving character. In contrast to that, the Red King is a nice and funny and generally down to earth guy who comes to like Sage as much as Sage likes him.
There’s actually a lot more to say about this manga, because its universe is very complex and really interesting, but that’d just take the fun out of actually reading it, right?
— Daria (@daria_fwinc) October 28, 2015
— コミコミスタジオ (@comicomistudio) October 27, 2015
This one is actually a spin-off of Minori no Te and focuses on Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, the young master of a yakuza group in Tokyo who shows up as a client in Minori no Te’s first chapter. Unlucky as he is, he fell in love with Minori-sensei, but his love remains unrequited. In order to help him overcome his sadness, his assisstant/caretaker/substitute dad(?) makes him visit the group’s Fukuoka branch, where the first thing Tatsuyuki does is get drunk and then laid by a guy who he thinks is his beloved sensei (hint: he’s not). The guy turns out to be someone Tatsuyuki met as a child and he’d promised to marry him back then. Since that time he was in love with Tatsuyuki and is now overjoyed to meet him again.
This story has pretty much everything you could possibly ask for: comedy, love, sex, action, tragedy and last but not least wonderful art. The only thing I actually DON’T like about this manga is that the paper they used for the cover is glossy. And that’s only a minor detail I am more than willing to overlook in favor of the great story.
Yakuza-kun and Mr. Pretty-Boy are too adorable for words and as the story progresses you can feel their love growing so much you’ll start feeling all fuzzy inside. Those of you who know me know that my favorite smut scenes are the happy ones, where you can see that the parties involved want to be in that place at that moment with that person more than anything else. You can feel the passion, the heat and the gentleness.
— ディアプラス編集部 (@dear_plus_) July 24, 2015
【14日発売☆Dear+10月号】「お外で♥」特集をチラ見せ!! D+C『四代目・大和辰之』ショート番外篇☆スカーレット・ベリ子先生の『黒光りの。』から お祭り！浴衣！……とくれば、チョコバナナー！（黒髪攻です） pic.twitter.com/V4lw8G3ARK
— ディアプラス編集部 (@dear_plus_) September 10, 2015
I hope that if you decide to check those titles out, you will enjoy them as much as I do and spread the word about them in order to get them the recognition they deserve.
Thank you for reading!
If you landed here looking for some BL recommendations, you came to exactly the right place.
I’ll mostly recommend manga here, but once in a while you’ll also find me posting about drama CDs, doujinshi and probably the occasional anime.