Boys Love Art Books (and more)

When I was attending Y/Con, a convention dedicated to queer anime and manga in Paris, last year to meet Scarlet Beriko, the most requested thing she was asked to release was an art book, a collection of her illustrations. Her editor Kumagai, who was with her during the event, mentioned that it’s become very uncommon for artists to publish art books in Japan nowadays, they’re usually only made for anniversaries or other special occasions. So when the news was out that there would be a Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki art book being released this year for her 11th debut anniversary (fun fact: it’s the 11th cuz everyone simply forgot last year LOL), I congratulated her and jokingly mentioned the many requests she’d gotten for it in Paris, to which she returned that those requests are actually the reason why this book was made! So heck yeah, more power to us 😤

I feel like recently a few more BL artists have started releasing art books again, like the upcoming one for Given which just started as a TV anime on Crunchyroll, or the already released art book Mirror by Takarai Rihito, so I got curious and collected links to all the art books I could find.

Just click on the title on the image to get to the CDJapan product page!

BL (Boys Love) Creators: Amakute eros na sekai wo egaku 67 BL manga-ka

This one has illustrations of many many MANY many artists (67, to be exact), so I can’t list them all, but there’s art by Enzou (Mothers Spirit), Arii Memeko (Hitorijime My Hero), Ogeretsu Tanaka (Yarichin Bitch-bu) and Scarlet Beriko (Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki). A true gem.

Given Illustration Collection

The Given Illustration Collection by Kizu Natsuki, the original manga artist, will come out sometime in July 2019 just in time for the start of the anime!

Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki Premium Collection: Motsunabe to Regent

MTR, as Scarlet Beriko calls it, will contain a collection of illustrations from the manga and twitter and a bonus manga about Nozomi and Tatsuyuki doing the do 🤤

Yoneda Kou 10th anniversary fanbook

Earlier this year it was announced that Yoneda Kou’s current series, Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai or Twittering Birds Never Fly, will receive an anime movie adaption that will come out in Japan in winter 2019. The fanbook has illustrations of Saezuru and her previous works.

Doukyuusei (Classmates) Animation Visual Book

This one is hella pretty, just like the actual movie, so just believe when I tell you you won’t regret this purchase. Like, ever.

Doukyuusei (Classmates): Sotsugyo Album (revised and enlarged edition)

I just… I mean, Nakamura Asumiko… this thing is stuffed with illustrations from the manga, what else do I have to say?

Takarai Rihito Illustration Book “Mirror”

Takarai Rihito had some major developments from her beginnings with Seven Days all the way to Ten Count, and this book documents them all. (And the cover design is hella pretty)

Nekota Yonezoh Art Work Book “Gaze”

This one doesn’t just have illustrations, it also has a bonus comic for Hidoku Shinaide!

Sakyo Aya Illustration Book “Kuroneko Zukan”

“Zukan” means picture book, illustrated reference book or field guide, so there will be a ton of Kuroneko, to say the least lol

Moegi Yu Illustration Book “Wedding Night”

Just like Nekota’s art book this one comes with a bonus story for Katekyo as well! Did you know that Nekota, Moegi and Panco. (Hinekure Chaser) are friends and regularly table together at doujin events?

Kumota Haruko Original Drawings

This art book contains illustrations for Fune wo Amu, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu and includes an A3 sized poster!

BANANA FISH illustration Book: ANGEL EYES [reprinted edition]

Originally released in 1994 the rare illustration book by BANANA FISH features new designs by Akimi Yoshida specially illustrated just for this release, unreleased illustration stories of Ash and Eiji’s summer in Cape Cod, front page collections, and memorial shots of Ash and Eiji.

BANANA FISH Official Guide Book: REBIRTH [Perfect Edition]

Includes a cover illustration gallery with cover illustrations from all 105 episodes and 2 reversible colored posters featuring rare illustrations. Note that this book includes spoilers on how the original story ends, so read the manga first!

BANANA FISH TV Anime Official Guide: Moment

Official guide book of the anime includes a story guide, character guide, art board collection and a B3 poster illustrated by Hayashi Akemi.


A select artwork book featuring 250 pages of animation cell and production art.

Tsurune – Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu Original Drawings

Tsurune isn’t exactly boys love but it’s still right up our alley, amirite?

Tsurune – Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu Illustration Works

Another piece of non-BL but you can never go wrong with anything KyoAni after all 🤷

If you know of any other recent BL art books, feel free to let me and everyone else know in the comments!

And I already got two suggestions by @minmayo8 and two more by @iamvassalady on Twitter, thank you so much!


This artbook by Hidaka Shoko contains illustrations, a bonus paper collection, notes and TWO bonus stories, now that’s generous!

Danshi Zukan – Boys Art Illustrator File

Similar to the first artbook on this list, this one contains art of pretty boys by 66 different artists like Sachimo, Tamekou and Hasumi Hana!

Arii Memeko Illustration Works: MEMECO’S WONDERLAND

MEMECO’S WONDERLAND features “Hitorijime Boyfriend” and “Hitorijime My Hero” illustrations in color, other BL and NL stories in color, new illustrations and an interview.

Haruko Kumota BL Original Illustrations: Boy’s Life

As opposed to the mentioned above, this one contains almost 300 illustrations in color & monochrome for her BL works like Itoshi no Nekokke, Nobara and Shinjuku Lucky Hole, and more!

Keep them coming! (╯≧∇≦)╯︵ ┻━┻

[News] New Manga Releases in English

I’ve been doing lists of new German Boys Love releases for a while already and just realized that I never did one for English releases, what the heck?!

To atone for my sin, I’ve sat down and checked what upcoming releases I could find on Amazon.

Escape Journey by Ogeretsu Tanaka

Best news for all Ogeretsu Tanaka fans! Escape Journey is her longest and probably also most-wanted series and it’s finally getting an English release in September this year.

Naoto and Taichi’s turbulent high school love crashed and burned, but a reunion in college puts love back in the air.
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.
It’s Naoto’s first day of college, and the last person he expected to see was his high school ex Taichi, who he’d dumped after a huge argument. Even though years have passed, Naoto finds he’s still steamed over some of the harsh words that were exchanged, but he also recognizes how much Taichi has matured since then and can’t help getting pulled back in. Will the discovery of his friend’s crush on Taichi fray the fragile threads of this mending relationship?

Release dates:

Volume 1: September 11, 2018
Volume 2: December 11, 2018
Volume 3: April 9, 2019

I Hear The Sunspot: Limit by Fumino Yuki

The third volume of this series about a hearing-impaired student and the boy who lights up his world is actually the first volume of the Limit arc which is still ongoing, but the second volume still hasn’t been released in Japan.

“You rescued me from a world without sound. If it wasn’t for you, I never would’ve known the world was such an amazing place!”
Because of a hearing disability, university student Kohei had made a habit of distancing himself from those around him. But after meeting the exceedingly cheerful Taichi, he gradually begins to embrace a more positive outlook on life. Kohei eventually begins to see Taichi as more than a friend, and after he finally confesses his love to Taichi, the feelings become mutual.
In this new addition to the I Hear the Sunspot series, Kohei continues on as a student, while Taichi makes his way out into the working world to pursue his own calling and the two begin a new life together!

Release date: November 20, 2018

Ten Count volume 6 by Takarai Rihito

Finally the last volume of the Ten Count series is up for preorder in English! The series took a pretty sudden end in Japan early this year which still feels a bit incomplete, to be honest. Probably not because of popularity issues though, since a web game was released, a smartphone game announced and a TV anime is also in the works.

Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder in this doctor-patient romance fraught with compulsion!
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.

Quick note though: Kurose is a therapist, but not Shirotani’s doctor. He agrees to help his as a friend, which for some reason even the publishers like to mix up, probably because it sounds so kinky.

Release date: December 11, 2018

Hitorijime My Hero by Arii Memeko

I fell in love with this series thanks to its anime which aired exactly a year ago last year. And the summary holds the key to the “why”:

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! Now a hit anime on Amazon Prime!

“I don’t like caramel sauce. I prefer something bitter…”
Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all…and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time.

A good boy and a bad boy, what could possibly go wrong??

Release dates:
Volume 1: January 1, 2019
Volume 2: March 5, 2019

Go for it, Nakamura! by Syundei

This one is a bit of a blue-baller, but still caused a little hype when it came out. It’s really funny and I enjoyed it a lot and to my surprise, without ever finding out about it on social media, this one is already released!

Nakamura loves a boy in his class–now he just has to keep himself together!
Nakamura is a shy boy who falls in love at first sight with another boy–his dreamy high school classmate Hirose. But there’s a problem: they haven’t met yet. And Nakamura is a total spaz who might bungle things before they even begin! In this endearing Boy’s Love comedy about the trials of high school, follow Nakamura’s hilarious attempts to cling to happiness.

Release date: July 3, 2018

And last but not least…

Prince Bari by Solanine and Maki

This is actually the only one on this list I haven’t read yet, but the cover and plot look very interesting, so I’ll give it a go once I can get my hands on it! The only downside here is that I can’t read the original since the author-artist-duo seems to be Korean ;w;

Yohan is a celebrated shaman with a lazy spirit in the form of a boy named Donga. One day, Yoonsung, the CEO of a successful IT venture firm visits Yohan’s shop with a request to remove the powerful spirit that is Chunho. Tensions build up as the two men and the two spirits get to live together at the same place.

Release date: September 18, 2018

[News] Ten Count and More Boys Love Anime announced

This week in yaoi anime: ALL OF THEM ANNOUNCEMENTS!

At Anime Japan 2018, an event for anime creators, marketers and fans, two yaoi anime were announced:

The first one, which probably surprised us all the most, is Yarichin☆Bitch-bu by Ogeretsu Tanaka!
Yaribu will get an OVA episode which will be included in the special edition of the third volume of the manga, coming out in September this year.
The project’s official twitter account already posted a trailer:

Another announcement was made for the manga Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu by Sakurabi Hashigo! This one will receive a full TV series sometime this year.

And last but not least there’s Ten Count by Takarai Rihito, which announced plans for an anime on the obi of the last manga volume which came out today.

There’s no information on the format or when it will come out, but Takarai mentioned that it might take a while.

The Ten Count smartphone game, which was in development much longer than expected, was also finally released last week. Learn here how to play the game!

And if you’re looking for goods to celebrate this announcement, check out my Ten Count Goods post 😀

[How To] Ten Count Smartphone Game “Another Days”

After the release of the Ten Count smartphone game “Another Days” for Ameba (a Japanese social media/blogging platform) got postponed again and again, the developers dropped the bomb and released the game without any prior notice yesterday. Instead of making it an app on its own, the game was built as a website and can be played if you have an Ameba account. In this short(!) How-To I’ll show you how to make an account and how the basic functions of the game work. The game works pretty much like your regular Dating Sim for the story part, so there’s a lot of clicking and reading involved, but the bad news for some of you is that the game is entirely in Japanese. I’m not sure if anyone will translate the game’s main story or not, but I’m too busy and will not.

Create your Ameba account

First you need to click on this link:

From there you’ll scroll down a little and see this page:

The easiest way to create a new account is to login with facebook/twitter/whatever else is available on there. Creating an Ameba account is free, you will only be charged if you want to buy extra content.

After you’ve given Ameba permission to access the info of your social media account for the login, you’ll be prompted to complete your profile:

Your icon and username will be taken from your social media. Next are your date of birth (year/month/day!), gender (the first one is female, the second one is male) and the last field is for your email address. Once you’ve completed inserting your information you’ll be able to press the grey button and proceed to the game’s page.


Once you’ve finished making your account, you’ll be directed to this page:

Click the green button to get to the game’s page. Click the pink button on the next site to start the game:

The game will ask you how you want to be called. The first field is for your last name, the second field is for your first name:

Next you will be asked if you want to turn on the sound, this will likely increase the load times for the game, but you will be able to change your decision again later in the settings:

The options are: ON, OFF or SKIP

And now you finally get to start with a bit of story!

Navigating through the conversations is done by tapping the screen, if you are prompted to make a decision during the conversation, you can do so by tapping on it directly.

Your first task in the game is to dress up Shirotani-san! You can choose his facial expression and which shoes he’s supposed to wear with his usual suit!

Click the upper button on the last page to go with your decision, click the second button to go back and choose again.
Afterwards Kurose-kun explains that you can only dress up Shirotani-san, but you can receive other characters in various matching outfits you can add to Shirotani-san as decoration (lmao).

You’ll then receive 5 scenario tickets. These are used to proceed in the main stories. You’ll receive free tickets at 4 am Japan time per day, but they’ll expire after a day!

You can make Shirotani-san take “lessons” in order to raise his charm points. These lessons are exhausting and burn up stamina points, so you there’s only a limited number of times you can take them per day! To be very honest, I’m not very sure how they work: You’re presented with two differently dressed Shirotanis and are then supposed to click one of the two icons under them. Just know that 大成功 means success and 失敗 means failure. Sometimes if you’re successful you will sometimes receive “Dias”(?) (Google translates this as “deer”, but they’re basically in-game coins you can use to buy items) and will be able to raise your lesson level.

Then it’s time for your first mission! Your first mission is to buy Shirotani-san’s “normal coat” for 600 Dia which will increase your charm by 10 points. Well done, you did a shop!

As a reward for this you’ll receive more scenario tickets. Reward items are sent to your inbox and you can either accept them one by one by clicking the tiny pink button right next to the item, or you can be a smart person and receive them all at once by clicking the big buttons at the top or bottom of the item list.

In raising mode you can use your raise points to raise Shirotani-san! By raising your affection level in the examination room you’ll be able to receive special avatars and voice scenarios! Your affection level also helps you make up for wrong decisions you make during the story play. These invested affection points will not be reset if you switch between two stories, but there are special reset tickets which will be able to do that for you if you’re not satisfied with your progress.

It’s then time for you first lesson. As previously explained, you will see two sometimes differently dressed Shirotanis and have to choose one of the two icons below as your lesson partner to raise your “Ten Count Level”. Below the two icons you will see your left stamina points and how many stamina points will be deleted during the lesson in the brackets.

Afterwards Shirotani-san explains that during the story play your lesson level influences if you will enter the normal ending route or the happy ending route of the story. Which ending you receive depends on your choices during the story, your lesson level and your avatar’s dress up which will gain you items needed for the story’s progress.

The game’s twitter account mentioned earlier today that you will receive bonus stills for completing both endings!

Congratulations, you’ve completed the tutorial!

How To Play

After completing the tutorial you get to choose one of two storylines for the story mode: Shirotani Tadaomi: Lost Child (top) and Shirotani Tadaomi: Dinner (bottom). Confirm your choice by a click on the pink button, change your choice by a click on the blue button.

There are a bunch of items you might receive after this, they’re free login bonus items you will receive for logging in for days in a row and items that are given out during campaigns. While I’m writing this post you will receive a complete wedding dress up set to celebrate 80,000 pre-release registered users (The set also comes with a dressed up Kurose-kun)! You will be able to accept the items you received in your inbox.

Here’s what your main page looks like. In the top bar you see your icon, the name of the story you chose, your current progress in the story, your affection level in the heart and a menu button. Under it you see your current dress-up, the present button in the top right corner is your inbox where you can accept and receive items. Under that are the buttons which will get you to the lesson mode, raising mode and story mode.

The menu has the following buttons:

My Page, [in preparation]

Shop, Chip, Gacha, Dress up
My Data, Inventory, Scenario album, Change route
Friends Top, Ranking, Login sheet, Change name

Gacha currently has two themes: Japanese tea house in spring and Ornaments!

After choosing one theme you’ll learn how long the theme will be available, the Japanese tea house in spring theme will be available until April 8, 2018. Under the pink button you’ll see how many gacha tickets you have left.
Click the pink button to turn the gacha, the left grey button to view the items and the right button to buy tickets (probably with real money, I’m not sure how you buy items on Ameba though…).
After clicking the pink button you need to confirm that you want to spend your gacka ticket.
If you scroll down you’ll see a list of the theme’s available items divided into a first section with rare items and a second section with normal items. Scroll down a bit further to see a list that tells you how likely each item will drop. (I suggest copy-pasting this list into Google Translate)

Dressing up Shirotani-san is fairly easy. Under the avatar you see how high you charm points are and how many slots in your closet are occupied. Seems like you can only carry 20 items, but since some of them may be relevant to the story you need to choose well which ones to keep and which ones to delete.
The two pink button direct you to either the avatar shop (left) or the gacha (right).

To dress Shirotani-san in an item, click on it and choose the bigger pink button. Choose the smaller button to throw away this item!
To take off an item you’re already wearing just click on the item and then the one button displayed.
When you click on an item, you’ll also see how many charm points the item will add to your outfit.

And lastly, to change your sound setting, go to My Data in the menu, then click the grey button at the bottom of the page and click the grey button on the following page to turn on the sound.

I hope this will be of help to some of you guys!

[Recommendation] Ten Count volume 5 Limited Edition and figure sets

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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!

1. Kurose Riku x Shirotani Tadaomi Color-cole figures Set & Mini Illustration Book

Current preorder price: 1500 yen

2. Ten Count 5 [Special Edition] w/ Kurose Riku x Shirotani Tadaomi 2.5 figure set

Current preorder price: 2260 yen


Here’s a tweet that shows the size comparison between the two figure sets:

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

[Recommendation] Currently discounted manga sets on CDJapan

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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!

1. “Hana no Mizo Shiru” by Takarai Rihito (Volumes 1-3)

“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)

2. “Doukyuusei”/”Sotsugyousei (winter and spring)” by Nakamura Asumiko (3 Volumes Set)

“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)

3. “Kuroneko Kareshi” Series by Sakyo Aya (Volumes 1-4)

“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!

Ten Count (by Takarai Rihito) Goods

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Hello again!

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.

Dear+ 20th Anniversary In Motion Anime Work Collection “6 LOVERS” (DVD)

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.

Line stickers

Another unusual item being released thanks to Dear+ magazine’s 20th anniversary!

Current price 100 coins


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

Drama CDs

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

“Mirror” Takarai Rihito Artbook

(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.

Current price 2700 yen

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

Straps & Key Chains

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

Other goods

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

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!

Sareru’s Top 5 BL releases of 2015

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Hello friends!

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!


5. Harukaze no Étranger volume 1 by Kii Kanna


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.

Buy Harukaze no Étranger volume 1 on CDJapan

The manga also has its own website with information, art samples and a list of goods!


4. Ten Count volume 3 by Takarai Rihito


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.

Buy Ten Count volume 3 on CDJapan

Here’s the website with a list of goods and news about the series.

3. Motto! Hinekure Chaser by Panco.


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.

Buy Motto! Hinekure Chaser on CDJapan


2. 5-Nin no Ou volume 1 by Eniwa and Epo


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?

Buy 5-Nin no Ou volume 1 on CDJapan: Regular Edition | Limited Edition (includes an extra short story)


1. Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki by Scarlet Beriko


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.

Buy Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki on CDJapan


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!