Japanese Company Otome's Way to Release Boys-Love Manga in English
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese promotional and management company Otome's Way has confirmed with ANN that it plans to release boys-love and yaoi manga titles in English starting in April. The company will release a mixture of short works and long serialized works digitally on its web store (which has not yet launched), and will accept payments via PayPal. The company noted that it currently is working with about 30 manga creators.
All titles released by Otome's Way will be new works. Some of the works may have been posted on authors' official websites before Otome's Way's release, but none of the titles have been otherwise published before. The digital manga will be available to readers in North America, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Australia. Japanese editions of the titles will also be available for customers in Japan.
The company told ANN it plans to release manga in print in the future, which can be shipped worldwide.
The company's official website currently lists the following artists:
- Jiu Senno
- Kei Amamiya
- Ai Yusura
- Akai Kurokawa
- Momo To'en
- Hiyoko Utsunomiya
- Mami & Natsumi
- Seri Fujimiya
- Sigma Torai
- Mocca Hayashi
The company has also launched Facebook and Twitter accounts, and is currently streaming an English promotional video for its upcoming release of Rensou by Ai Yusura and Momo To'en. Otome's Way will release Rensou digitally in April.
Otome's Way has also told ANN that it may produce editions of its manga in French and Chinese in the future.