11 New Boys’ Love (BL) Licenses from COMPASS!

Maki Hashiba’s “BINGO!,” Kazuma Kodaka’s “Boku to Tsugai ni natte Kudasai!,” Sonoo Michiru’s “KOH-BOKU,” and 8 other BL titles to be released on futekiya!

Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, is excited to announce the license acquisition of the following BL titles* from COMPASS Inc:

  • BINGO! Volumes 1-16 by Maki Hashiba
  • Yuusha to Maou no Love One-Room by Kiu Aion
  • Makka na Okao no Ichigo-kun by Kiu Aion
  • Good Night by Hiromi Toribito
  • Noraneko ni Kubiwa wo by Sonoo Michiru
  • KOH-BOKU by Sonoo Michiru
  • S・O・S?-Salt or Sugar?- by Sonoo Michiru
  • Dental Darling by Sonoo Michiru
  • Boku to Tsugai ni natte Kudasai! Volumes 1-2 by Kazuma Kodaka
  • Kan ni Yuji -Brocon Ryman no Uso daro!? Renai- Volumes 1-3 by Otokichi
  • Sentimental Doutei by Masuko Yoshiike

*English title and release date will be announced later.

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Romantic Killer Vol. 1 Manga Review

Romantic Killer is a comedy romance shojo series from Wataru Momose and published by VIZ Media. Romantic Killer was first released as a full-color vertical webcomic series, and even won the Shonen Jump 2nd Vertical Scroll Manga Award. And like most independent webcomics, it retains a bit of a tongue and cheek vibe to it that I think is missing from most manga series. It’s snarky in it’s commentary and ridiculous in it’s setup, but that makes this one of the more refreshing new reads.

Manga Details

High schooler Anzu Hoshino has a great life. Every day she plays video games, pigs out on snacks, and pets her beloved cat. But this blissful existence is turned into a confusing mess when a magical creature transports her to an altered reality bereft of her favorite things. Now she’s stuck with hot guys instead! How can she possibly survive in such an awful world?!

Anzu must play along in this altered reality before she can return to her normal life, so she begrudgingly makes friends with Tsukasa Kazuki. He unfortunately happens to be one of the hottest and most popular guys at school, and what’s worse, she realizes that he might not even be that bad of a person!

Official Synopsis
  • Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama
  • Author: Wataru Momose
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Price: $16.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (Ongoing)
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The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter Vol. 1 Manga Review

The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter is an isekai boys love manga series from Kazuki Irodori based on the original story by Yatsuki Wakatsu & character design by Kikka Ohashi and published by Yen Press. Follow Kondou, a workaholic accountant from modern Japan who accidentally gets isekai’d to a another world alongside a young woman destined to save the world… While she’s off protecting the world he’s off trying to whip the kingdom finances into shape!

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, a holy maiden was summoned. Not just any holy maiden—one hailing from modern Japan. But this story is not her story. This is the tale of the humble accountant, Kondou, who accompanied her and his trials and woes as he accounts in a new world… But no tale is complete without a love interest. And who better to play that role than the handsome knight captain Aresh? Will he begin a personal quest to save said bean counter—who toils around the clock—or is Kondou doomed to be married to his work evermore…?!

Official Synopsis

Manga Details

  • Genre: Boys Love | Isekai
  • Author: Kazuki Irodori | Original Story: Yatsuki Wakatsu | Character Design: Kikka Ohashi
  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • Price: $13.00 USD
  • Length: 2 volumes (Ongoing)
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Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Vol. 1 Manga Review

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is an ongoing comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze and published by Kodansha. Never in all my years have I felt more seen by a manga series; follow a jaded 31 year old and his fellow cast members as they work on the children’s show ‘Together with Maman’ and navigate the hellscape that is adulthood with grudging grace…?

Uramichi is a 31-year old children’s TV host who leads physical exercises and teaches life lessons colored by one main theme: adulthood sucks. Alongside mascots played by a couple of bushy-tailed millennials, and a singing duo whose music embodies the notion of being kicked while you’re down, Uramichi wades through the misery of working life, one sardonic comment at a time…

Official Synopsis

Manga Details

  • Genre: Comedy | Slice-of-Life
  • Author: Gaku Kuze
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Price: $17.99 USD
  • Length: 3 volumes (2-in-1 omnibus) (Ongoing)
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Two New Boys’ Love (BL) Licenses from futurecomics!

Tarako Nekokawa’s “Elite Inma-kun wa Ikasetai!” and Shiero’s “Morechau Aoharu” to be released close to the Japanese edition

Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, is excited to announce the license acquisition of the following BL titles* from futurecomics Co., Ltd.:

Elite Inma-kun wa Ikasetai! by Tarako Nekokawa

Shin Kaels gets sent to Earth as he attempts to pass the demon world’s higher placement exam. It might seem way too easy to ask an infamously prolific incubus to take a man to bed – but Shin’s about to find out why his next target deserves that five-star difficulty rating!

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futekiya Licenses 10 New Boys’ Love (BL) from Shonengahosha!

Samba Maekawa’s “Ore Tachi no Hanashi wo Shiyou”, Sainosuke’s “Boss to Yasu”, and eight other BL titles to be released on futekiya!

Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, is happy to
announce the addition of the following titles* from Shonengahosha:

  • Ore Tachi no Hanashi wo Shiyou by Samba Maekawa
  • Boss to Yasu by Sainosuke
  • Koi wo Shiru niha Mada Aoi [Tankoubonban] by Ryo Ito
  • Gnossiennes -Seinen Tachi wa Yuukaku de Koi wo Siru- [Gassatsuban] by Makuya
  • Suki ni Natta Hito ga Barineko de Shita- [Gassatsuban] by Haine
  • Kouda-san! Uchi Kimashou! -Nigerare Otoko to Batsuichi Otoko- [Gassatsuban] by Taguru Nakamaru
  • Yuusha-sama no Are ga Cheatkyuu Sugite Komattemasu by Merino
  • Koi ni Kizuita Sono Hi kara [Gassatsuban] by Ryo Ito
  • Aseta Tsuki to Amai Kiba by salty
  • Kyou mo Futago ni Semararete masu by Kanna Aizumi
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10 BL Manga Series You Should Be Reading

If you’ve been following my socials, you already know that after gaming my biggest obsession is manga, specifically BL manga. My Instagram is pretty much just pictures of all the manga I buy, and at last count I own over 550 volumes of manga, with about half of them being boys love titles. So I figured, I should make use of my obsession by curating a list of BL manga titles I think you should be reading!

All of these titles are available in English, either digitally or in print–no non-licensed titles–and are among some of my favorites.

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Yarichin Bitch Club Manga Review

Yarichin Bitch Club is a comedy boys love manga series by Ogeretsu Tanaka. The BL genre is known for playing it fast and loose with sex, but Yarichin Bitch Club takes that idea and RUNS with it! After transferring to an all boys’ school deep in the mountains, Takashi Tono joins the school’s “Photography Club”. Unfortunately for him the club is just a front for the members’ real objective—to provide sexual services to the entire student body.

At an all-boys’ boarding school deep in the mountains, hapless transfer student Takashi Tono joins the Photography Club, only to learn too late that the club’s main extracurricular activity is offering its sexual services to the student body! Now that Takashi’s surrounded by bedroom aces, can this virgin survive a day—much less the whole school year—as part of the school’s most lascivious club?

Official Synopsis

Manga Details

  • Genre: Boys Love | Comedy | School Life
  • Author: Ogeretsu Tanaka
  • Publisher: Sublime Manga
  • Price: $14.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (Ongoing)

Small warning: There are some NSFW images in this review (ah, no dicks, but dildos). Thanks!

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10 Rules for Watching Sports Anime

Sports anime are a staple of just about every new season’s lineup, with new seasons of popular franchises like Free and Haikyu or series like Tsurune hitting the scene. There is literally an anime series for every sport you can think of from the more mainstream sports like basketball, baseball, and soccer to the more traditional Japanese pastimes like kyudo, karuta, and shogi. But, what if this is your first time giving sports anime a try? Well, I have just the list of you! I’ve compiled a list of the ten tried and true rules you need to know before watching sports anime! Each of these rules will help you make the most of your sports anime experience! So sit back relax and give this list a gander!

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Manga Recommendations for Otome Game Lovers

It’s no secret that I love manga just as much if not more than otome games—I have the bank statements to prove it. But, when I’m not romancing 2D hotties on my Switch you can usually find me curled up on my couch with a manga or two. I read a lot of manga and played a lot of otome games over the years and I’ve noticed a few similarities between the two mediums. Of course my tastes are over the place: action, horror, romance, slice-of-life… I’ll give just about anything a try at least once.

Otome games are story-based visual novels aimed at women, where the goal is to romance your own personal harem of love interests.

Short description of otome games

So, while I was looking at my latest manga TBR, it got me thinking, what are some manga titles that I’d recommend to otome fans, and thus this post was born. All of the manga on this list are available in English (either digitally or in print)!

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