futekiya Launches Boys-Love Manga Subscription Service in English

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
US$6.99 monthly service launched with 10 Shodensha titles plus independent artists

The futekiya boys-love manga news website launched a new subscription service for boys-love manga in English on Monday. The subscription service allows access to its entire library of manga for a monthly fee of US$6.99.

The service debuting 10 titles from Shodensha this month:

  • Hitomi Takano's Shining Stars in Line (Tsuranaru Stella)
  • Hiroko Natsuno's At 25:00, in Akasaka (25-ji, Akasaka de)
  • Maki Marukido's Pornographer and Mood Indigo (Indigo no Kibun)
  • Haruko Kumota's Shinjuku Lucky Hole and When We Were in the Rose Forest (Bara no Mori ni Ita Koro)
  • Thanat's Sneaky Red and Motion Emotion
  • Haruyuki's Elevator Strategy
  • Miecohouse Matsumoto's The Beautiful Greenness (Utsukushii Yasai)

In addition, the service is offering licensed dōjinshi and manga by independent artists, such as Lover by Hana, If I Could Touch Your Heart by Tachibana, and Reversible Friend by Mikoto Kurachi.

Digital Manga Publishing previously published Matsumoto's As Many As There Are Stars (Hoshi no Kazu Hodo) in 2016.

Vertical licensed Takano's My Boy (Watashi no Shōnen) manga and released the fourth volume on May 21.

Kumota's Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju manga launched in Kodansha's Itan magazine in 2010 and ended in June 2016. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English. The manga's television anime adaptation premiered on January 2016, and the second season premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan. The manga also inspired an earlier two-episode original video anime project. The manga recently inspired a live-action television series that premiered last October.

Disclosure: futekiya's Editor-in-Chief, Emma Hanashiro, worked at ANN as a news intern in 2014.

Sources: futekiya, press release

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