Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wishing Her Cheeks Were Gardens Full of Flowers!

Bokura no Hentai chapter 39 is done, as we come to the volume's halfway point and gear up for the conclusion.

Bokura no Hentai ch. 39: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Truth Will Set You Free!

With the release of Shimanami Tasogare chapter 5, we come to the end of volume 1, meaning it will be quite a while before we restart this series when volume 2 comes out, which will probably be sometime between October and December.

As for our other projects, we have some very sad news regarding Boy Skirt. Tomohiro Shinohara tweeted about a week ago that the manga is ending next month, meaning volume 2 will be the last volume. To say this is unexpected is an understatement since its spiritual predecessor, Prunus Girl, lasted six whole volumes. And with Boy Skirt having just started, it could have easily gone on for at least that long.

In fact, according to a followup tweet, Shinohara says that he wanted it to have gone on for about seven volumes, but he attributes the manga's sudden end to his "lack of strength" or "inadequacy", so as far as we can tell, it wasn't canceled by the publisher, but who knows, really. Plus, it only just recently came out of that long hiatus last year, so just when there's a tiny bit of hope, they pull the rug right from under us. This is why we can't have nice things. Volume 2 should be out in either May or June.

In other news, Mizutama Honey Boy v04 comes out on May 2, so we'll be working on it that month alongside Kuragehime v16 which as we said before comes out on May 13.

And now, back to Bokura no Hentai.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, March 21, 2016

My Dear Heart's Dearer Heart!

All right, this is it, the start of the 10th and last volume of Bokura no Hentai with chapter 38. It's almost surreal to think that this series is already ending since it seems just like yesterday we first heard about it when the first chapter was published in Comic Ryu way back in March 2012. We've been working on it for over 3 and half years now, and it has become one of our most cherished projects, and we hope you feel the same way.

Bokura no Hentai ch. 38: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, March 17, 2016

No Risk, No Reward!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today we have Shimanami Tasogare chapter 4, leaving one left in the volume before a sizable wait for volume 2. But next up, we get started on Bokura no Hentai's last volume.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Location Location Location!

Shimanami Tasogare chapter 3 is done, meaning we're more than halfway through the volume. We should be starting on the last Bokura no Hentai volume this week as soon as it arrives.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, March 10, 2016

You Can't Help Who You Are!

Hot off the heels of the last release, here's Shimanami Tasogare chapter 2. Oddly, this chapter was originally published a month after chapter 1, but then the series went on a bimonthly schedule after that. On the one hand, we would love to read more chapters of this sooner, but on the other hand, all the intricate detail Kamatani puts into the pages would probably not be possible if this was on a monthly release schedule.

Also, there's a very interesting tweet by Kamatani back in 2012 we found that we feel is very relevant as to why he started this manga last year. The tweet in question is translated below:
I know it's not something I have to hide, go out of my way to say, or even try to categorize, but when I've tried to live by flying under the radar, there have been times when I've been very annoyed at myself for thoughtlessly glossing over it. I don't want to gloss over it. I'm X-gender and asexual. That's the type of person I am.
 Shimanami Tasogare ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Next Stop, The Twilight Zone!

We're always on the lookout for new series, and luckily for us, no one had picked this one up yet. This is the first chapter of Shimanami Tasogare (Shimanami Twilight) by Yuuki Kamatani of Nabari no Ou fame. It started serialization in Shogakukan's Hibana magazine last year, but even though that magazine is a monthly, this manga is serialized on a bimonthly schedule, so it only gets 6 chapters a year. That's why even though it started serialization about a year ago, it only has one volume right now (and currently, chapter 7 was released in February). The story is as follows:

After recently moving to Onomichi, Hiroshima, high school student Tasuku Kaname is thrown into despair at the possibility that he may have been outed for being gay. Convinced his life is over, his despair turns into shock when he sees a woman jump out of a window of a nearby house. Tasuku races to the house in a panic only to discover that it's a public meeting lounge owned by the woman he saw before. Tasuku comes face to face with the woman as she walks past him unharmed, but not before she implies that she had been watching him from afar. Confused, Tasuku follows her up to the top of a steep hill where she offers to briefly listen to what's on his mind. Although Tasuku doesn't go into too much detail, he later accepts her invitation to come to the lounge to meet others with similar troubles.

Also, as a note to the title, Shimanami refers to the Nishiseto Expressway, also called the Shimanami Expressway, which has an endpoint in Onomichi. Kamatani's stylistic approach and his attention to detail are definitely high points for this series. In some ways, it's similar to Akiko Higashimura's style, so please check it out if you're interested.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, March 4, 2016

Destiny is a Funny Thing!

Yuri na Watashi chapter 9 is done, but the series is taking a break in the next issue of Young Ace, so the next chapter won't be available until late April.

For our upcoming projects, the first volume of Ayumi Komura's new series Mori no Takuma-san was released last week, but we'll probably be working on that near the end of March. More recently, the 10th and last volume of Bokura no Hentai will be released in about a week, and we'll be working on that shortly thereafter. After that, Mizutama Honey Boy v04 should be released in either April or May. Also, we're hoping that Boy Skirt v02 will be released around the same time, but we're not really sure.

And as you may have seen on our Twitter account, Kodansha just announced that Kuragehime v16 will be released on May 13, and we will be working on it that month. At this point, we're fairly sure that it's not the last volume, but we still think it's likely that the series should end with v17, going by the announcement last September that it was close to ending.

Yuri na Watashi ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Voice Behind the Voice!

Today, we have the latest chapter of Heroine Voice, and although you may be expecting this to be chapter 4, it is in fact the latter half of chapter 3, and both parts are apparently going to be rejoined in the first volume to be released later this month. Also, perhaps because Norio Tsukudani will be working on that volume, Heroine Voice is taking a break next issue, so the next chapter won't be released until late April.

Heroine Voice ch. 3.5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It is My Lady, Oh, It is My Love!

Finally, we come to the end of Hanayome wa Motodanshi with chapter 9, which also includes a few comments by Chii and her husband in the afterword.

And thus completes our third series of the year. This was a very unique series, not only for its subject matter and approach to transgender issues, but also because it's an autobiography, the second one we've completed after Kakukaku Shikajika. We are grateful that we had the chance to do a series like this, and right after it was released less than a month ago. Perhaps Chii will put out something else related to transgender issues in the future, and if so, we would do it in a heartbeat. So please enjoy the end of this series in all its cuteness.

Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hanayome wa Motodanshi volume batch: Mediafire