Bad Boys Happy Home is a slice-of-life boys love manga series by Shoowa with art by shounen artist, Hiromasa Okujima and published in English by SuBLime Manga. High school “bad boy” Akamatsu likes to blow off steam by sparring with Seven, a homeless guy living in a nearby park. But when Seven finds himself without a place to sleep, Akamatsu opens his home to the stranger. Two hot blooded men under one roof?! What’s the worse that can happen?
Life sucks, and high school bad boy Akamatsu needs an outlet for his pent-up frustrations. Seven, a homeless guy living in a nearby park, is just the outlet Akamatsu is looking for. Soon, he finds himself heading to the park every day just to pick a fight, even though he never wins. So when Seven ends up kicked out of his favorite sleeping spot, Akamatsu decides there’s only one possible solution to retain his fighting partner—invite Seven home to live with him!
I’ve Become an Omega Today is an omegaverse boys love manga by Sachi Maiki and published in English by Yen Press. Kanade has been in love with his best friend Munechika, an alpha, since they were kids, but when he presents as a beta, his hopes of being with him are shattered forever. But, maybe fate has other plans…
One wish. Ever since they were kids, a single desire saturated every corner of Kanade’s life. I want to be with Munechika. Despite that, his dream was only a dream—any hope Kanade had of becoming Munechika’s was shattered the moment he found out he was a beta. After all, an alpha like Munechika needs an omega… But today, everything has changed.
Dick Fight Island (8人の戦士) is a fantasy boys love manga by Reibun Ike and published in English by SuBLime Manga. I’m gonna be honest with you all, I bought this manga purely for a good laugh, I mean, come on, Dick Fight Island ?! I thought a private detective falling in love with a crow was pretty out there—but a manga about an island of dick fighting warriors really takes the cake. Have you seen the cover? It’s an image of a buff scantily clad man wearing the most elaborate (and dangerous looking) codpiece I have ever seen and that was all it took for me to THROW my money at SuBLime’s latest release. And, it seems I was not alone, because in its first week, Dick Fight Island was both the #1 Romance manga and the #1 Yaoi & LGBTQ+ manga on Amazon’s Bestseller lists… y’all we made it!
So like any self-respecting fujoshi, I cracked this bad boy open for a bit of light reading and I was not prepared for this manga! This manga is something else—so let’s take a trip to the archipelago of Pu’lau Yong’unda where it’s manly as hell to bare one’s ass and fierce warriors battle with their mighty swords for the chance to be king!
SuBLime Manga has been one of the few publishers to consistently put out new boys love titles in English and it is thanks to them that my wallet is considerably lighter as of late. But, you don’t see me complaining, since SuBLime tends to cast a pretty wide net with their localization releases–from supernatural fantasy to slice-of-life shounen-ai, there’s something for just about every fujoshi and fudanshi in their catalog. And if like me, you’re looking for something a bit more wholesome to add to your manga library, look no further than Kotetsuko Yamamoto’s Toritan: Birds of a Feather.
My relationship with TOKYOPOP has been marred with tragedy *looks forlornly at my incomplete collections of D. N. Angel and Beck Mongolian Chop Squad*. So, when I discovered they were going to start releasing manga in English, I was hesitant to say the least. But, my inner fujoshi could not ignore their new Love x Love line of manga which is a celebration of love—that TOKYOPOP describes as ‘representing a variety of stories and voices as diverse as our fans’. As part of this new line, the company released a series of one volume boys love titles of which I picked up one—just as a test run—and I was in LOVE!