Animate USA Puts Last Embracing Love Volume on Kindle
posted on by Heather Skinner
Animate USA announced last week that it is releasing the 14th and final Embracing Love volume on the Amazon Kindle Store, as well as four other boys-love manga titles which were published by Libre Publishing in Japan. Youka Nitta's 14th Embracing Love volume is in Japanese while the other books — Shiuko Kano's P.B.B. Play Boy Blues - Part 1, Natsuho Shino's Oh my god! Volume 2, and Nitta's Sound of My Voice - Golden Goose Part 1 and LOL Theater (W Gekijō) — are in English.
Youka Nitta's 14th Embracing Love volume continues the story of the relationship between two adult film stars, Kato and Iwaki. Kato leaves for filming in the Middle East while carrying a special charm from Iwaki, and he tries to overcome the pressures he must face there. Meanwhile, Iwaki becomes angry when his management refuses to let him go independent.
Libre published the final Embracing Love volume in Japan last fall. Nitta had announced in 2008 that she would quit her manga work in the wake of revelations that she traced photographs in her works. However, she returned to drawing manga to complete Embracing Love, and she has since restarted another title, Otodama.
Animate USA is the American arm of the ANIMATE retail chain for character goods, and it has been releasing boys-love manga from Libre on the Kindle e-book platform since April. The latest batch of titles have all been published in the United States before, except for the last Embracing Love volume and LOL Theater.