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MediaDo Adds 20+ Digital Yaoi/BL Manga from Japanese Publisher Kobunsha

Media Do International Delights Manga and BL Readers with 20+ Exclusive Kobunsha Titles Announced for Digital Reading Platforms

Catch FREE preview chapters on NetGalley and be entered for a chance to win a creator autographed Shikishi artboard!


San Diego, CA, June 27, 2022 -
Media Do International Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Media Do Co., Ltd., Japan's largest eBook distribution company, expands its manga offerings with the addition of more than 20 yaoi/BL exclusive digital manga titles from revered Japanese publisher Kobunsha, available for the first time in English to global readers.

The BL/boys love titles were originally published in Japan and English-language editions are being produced by Media Do International. The content is rated for ages 18 and older.

The first 10 titles are available in June and include:

• A Story of Love That I Do Not Know, by Sachi Murakami
Your Treacle Affects at Night, by Sachi Murakami
• Love Patisserie, by Anna Hanamaki
• My Beloved Lord, by Haruka Komusubi
• Stalemate, by Toomi Aoyama
• Mahjong Parlor of Love, by Meteo Hoshiduki
• Professor Strangelove, by Tomoei Sasahara
• Legend of Mad BL Momotaroh, Art by Tomoei Sasahara, Story by Ume Yamada
• Wolf and Little BL Red Hood, Art by Kotaro Kobayashi, Story by Ume Yamada
• This Onmyoji is Bad News, Art by Hiroshi Asagi, Story by Touka Namimaki

Free preview chapters of select releases are available now for a limited time on NetGalley.

Additional titles will be released later this year.

Readers are invited to leave reviews on NetGalley for the FREE preview chapters and full eBook releases to be automatically entered for a chance to win an illustrated shikishi artboard, personally autographed by 1 of 3 acclaimed BL manga-ka whose work is being debuted - Haruka Komusubi (My Beloved Lord), Sachi Murakami (Your Treacle Affects at Night) and Tomoei Sasahara (Professor Strangelove).

“These titles include works by a cadre of acclaimed creators in the BL manga space and we know each one will delight fans and readers. We are excited to partner with Media Do International to bring readers this content across leading digital reading platforms,” says Takashi Endo of Kobunsha's BL Comics Management Team.

BL manga has a fervent fanbase in North America and we are excited to expand our digital catalog with more than 20 new titles from Kobunsha,” says Daihei Shiohama, President and CEO of Media Do International. “As the global popularity of manga continues to grow, we are committed to developing our digital manga catalog and expanding our distribution for a diverse range of readers.”

NetGalley, a division of Media Do International, helps publishers and authors promote digital review copies to book advocates and industry professionals. It's free to register as a Member/Reader on NetGalley.

About Media Do:
Tokyo-based Media Do Co., Ltd. is one of the largest eBook distribution companies in the world and retains the largest share of Japan's eBook market. Media Do International, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. Media Do Group's mission is to make more content available for more people. NetGalley and its owner, Quality Solutions/Firebrand Technologies, were acquired by Media Do in 2021. Firebrand and NetGalley provide leading marketing and technology services to more than 500 publishers worldwide. NetGalley, LLC operates websites in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. Supadu Ltd. was acquired by Media Do in 2022. Supadu is the lead provider of website and e-commerce solutions for publishers. For more information on Media Do's services and corporate divisions, please visit: https://mediado.jp/english.

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