3 New Digital Manga Publishing Boys-Love Manga Listed
posted on by Gia Manry
Web retailer Amazon.com is currently listing three new titles from Digital Manga Publishing, who publishes boys-love (BL) manga under several imprints (Juné Manga, 801 Media, and the Shinshokan co-branded imprint DokiDoki). The titles are Yugi Yamada's drama No One Loves Me (Darenimo Ai Sarenai, December 7, 2010), Lala Takemiya's romance A Place in the Sun (December 28, 2010), and Keiko Kinoshita's comedy Honey Chocolate Pancakes (Mitsuiro Pancake, February 20, 2011). Rize Shinba's previously announced slice-of-life manga Intriguing Secrets has also been given a new release date of December 15; the manga was postponed in October of 2008.
Libre published No One Loves Me in Japan in 2007. The story follows two opposite-personality lovers: a used bookstore manager and a driven business man who happened to know each other from college. Digital Manga Publishing already published Yamada's Close the Last Door (announced in 2005; relaunched by Yamada in 2009), Don't Blame Me, Dry Heat , Glass Sky, Laugh Under the Sun, and Picnic (announced in 2006), while Spring Fever was a launch title for by Aurora Publishing's Deux Press boys-love line.
A Place in the Sun is a one-volume story about a young office worker who wishes to work closer to nature, which allows him to get close to another man. Shinshokan published the manga in 2003, and the book will be Takemiya's first manga released in English.
Honey Chocolate Pancakes is a 2007 collection of Kinoshita's short stories from Core Magazine, including one about a handsome, but homeless and unemployed young man who lives with a pastry chef and finds himself to be incapable of performing domestic tasks when asked. Three of Kinoshita's works have been published in English by DMP: You & Harujion (announced in 2005), Little Crybaby (announced in 2006), and Kiss Blue (announced in 2007).
Thanks to Rachel Saless for the news tip.