Digital Manga Licenses More Romantic Comedy, Adult Titles
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
North American publisher Digital Manga confirmed with ANN on Monday that it has licensed Sou Sagara's romantic comedy manga The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat (Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko). Based on Sagara's original light novel series, the manga debuted in the June 2011 issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine, and the manga' second compiled volume shipped in Japan on March 23.
The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat centers on a second-year high school boy named Yōto Yokodera. Yōto is always thinking about his "carnal desires," but no one acknowledges him as a pervert. He learns about a cat statue that supposedly grants wishes. The boy goes to pray that he will be able to express his lustful thoughts whenever and wherever he wants.
Despite the title, The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat is not an adult story. The artist Kantoku illustrates the original light novels, while Okomeken provides art for the manga adaptation. The manga is slated for release in North America this October.
Digital Manga also confirmed that it will release Renya Sabashi's adult manga Love Infusion (Koi no Chūnyū!). Akaneshinsha released one volume of the manga in Japan last December. The manga is slated for release in North American next April as a part of Digital Manga's Project-H Books imprint.
In addition, Digital Manga licensed Maban's adult manga Love Hair and plans to release the title as part of the Project-H Books imprint this October. Akaneshinsha published the manga's compiled volume in Japan last June.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.