Viz's SuBLime Adds Ten Count, Midnight Stranger, Don't Be Cruel Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media's SuBLime boys-love imprint announced at YaoiCon on Saturday that it has licensed Rihito Takarai's Ten Count, Bohra Naono's Midnight Stranger, and Yonezou Nekota's Don't Be Cruel manga. All three series will be available in print and digitally.
SuBLime plans to start releasing Ten Count in August 2016. The series runs in Shinshokan's Dear+ magazine, and Shinshokan released the third volume in Japan in February.
In the story, Shirotani Tadaomi, secretary of a company president, meets Riku Kurose, a counselor. After he gives Shirotani a diagnosis for mysophobia, Shirotani ends up attending his counseling sessions.
The manga ranked first in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Boys-Love Comics of 2014.
Digital Manga Guild has released several of Takarai's previous works in English, including Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, Seven Days: Friday-Sunday, and Only The Flower Knows.
The first volume of Midnight Stranger (Mayonaka no Acchimono) will ship in April 2016, followed by the second volume (Acchimono no Konwaku) in July 2016.
In the manga's story, an ugly and persecuted goat monster is rescued by a god of fire and given human form.
Libre Publishing released the first volume in 2013 and the follow-up in May 2015.
SuBLime previously published Naono's Three Wolves Mountain.
SuBLime plans to release Don't Be Cruel (Hidoku Shinai de) in two two-in-one omnibus volumes in June and September 2016. SuBLime then plans to release the spinoff, Akira Takanashi's Story in December 2016. The series is a collection of oneshots, and also includes 4-panel manga.
Libre Publishing released the first volume in 2007 and the fourth volume in December 2014. Nekota has also published Hidokushinaide Plus, another collection of short stories. Akira Takanashi's Story shipped in December 2014.
Seven Seas Entertainment previously licensed Nekota's In God's Arms manga.
Thanks to Deb Aoki.