Monday, October 31, 2016

It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This!

Happy Halloween! To close out October, we have the special booklet released with Mizutama Honey Boy volume 5. The first half contains a couple of small chapters followed by some bonus illustrations.

Mizutama Honey Boy special booklet: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Always Together!

It's the end of the month, and that means Heroine Voice chapter 10 and Seito Kaichou chapter 2.

Update: After eight months of speculation, it was confirmed in June 2017 that Heroine Voice ended at chapter 10.

Heroine Voice ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
Seito Kaichou ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Timing is Everything!

It's been a relatively quick volume, but here's Shimanami Tasogare chapter 10 as we come to the end of volume 2. Most recently, chapter 11 was published in Hibana earlier this month, but since it's on a bimonthly serialization schedule, the next volume will likely not come out until August 2017. The wait sucks, but it's unavoidable.

As for upcoming volumes for our other projects, most of them won't be out until next year, but Mori no Takuma-san v04 will be out in late November, and we expect that Shiomi-chan v01 will be out in either December or January. And Kuragehime continues it's almost year-long hiatus with no plans on returning to its serialization in Kiss until next year whenever Akiko Higashimura actually wants to finish it.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Summer Lights!

Shimanami Tasogare chapter 9 is done, leaving just one chapter left in the volume.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Finally we come to the end of Mizutama Honey Boy volume 5 with Junko Ike's one-shot Android Box. Mizuki Kuroha, the daughter of the president of a company that develops and sells androids, has become fed up with her unemotional father, especially as the anniversary of her mother's death approaches. Mizuki runs into the newest android from her father's company named Lin, who unlike other androids is able to express emotions.

As mentioned on the preview page at the end of the volume, volume 6 comes out in February, so it's only a few short months away. But there's still that 30-page booklet we'll be getting to shortly.

Android Box: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Help is but a Hand Away!

Here's Shimanami Tasogare chapter 8 as we make it more than halfway through the volume.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, October 21, 2016

Love is As Love Does!

Mizutama Honey Boy chapter 23 is done, which is the last main chapter from the volume, leaving an unrelated one-shot left to do followed by the 30-page special booklet volume 5 came with.

Edit: Also, Junko Ike mentioned a promotional video for the series released to advertise volume 4. You can see the video on Niconico, or you can download it here.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

You Don't Know What You Don't Know!

Now for more Shimanami Tasogare with chapter 7.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Home is Where the Honey is!

And now here's Mizutama Honey Boy chapter 22.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Don't Hold Back What You Love!

After a long 7 month wait, Shimanami Tasogare makes its triumphant return with chapter 6 at the start of volume 2! As we had stated before, this manga is published on a bimonthly schedule in Hibana, which means a long time between volumes, but that also means that it gives Yuuki Kamatani more time to draw each chapter that really exemplify the author's attention to detail. This chapter also comes with a bunch of color pages, and it is well worth the wait for such a beautifully drawn series.

Shimanami Tasogare ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, October 14, 2016

Just Another Girl in Love!

Mizutama Honey Boy chapter 21 is out as we come to halfway through the volume.

Next up, Shimanami Tasogare.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover!

And now for Mizutama Honey Boy chapter 20.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful!

After a short break from releases for the past 10 days or so, we're back with Mizutama Honey Boy chapter 19 at the start of volume 5. The volume was released in a regular and special edition featuring different covers, and the special edition (which we have) also comes with a 30-page booklet containing some bonus manga and illustrations that we will also be doing once this volume is complete.

We will also be receiving Shimanami Tasogare v02 later this week, so we'll be working on that when it arrives.

And in other news, we recently found out that Ataru Yamamoto has started a serialization of her Nisekoi Boyfriend manga in Be x Boy as of last month titled Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely, and it's a sequel to the original 2-chapter story we worked on a couple years ago, so we are super excited about working on more of it when its first volume arrives sometime early next year.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A New Lease on an Old Life!

In part to celebrate our 6-year anniversary, we are finally pleased to present the second project we've picked up this month. This is Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan (Designated Violent Girl Shiomi-chan) by Kazurou Inoue of Midori Days fame. The manga recently started serialization last May in Shounen Super Sunday (the chapters are also later posted online), so it shouldn't be too long before the first volume comes out in the next couple of months. The story is as follows:

Gen Shiomi, the 56-year-old boss of the Hitotsubashi mob syndicate, must go into hiding to protect his life from potential assassins. He opts to get plastic surgery, only to end up looking like a teenage girl, but he resolves to stay like this until his life is no longer in danger. However, he finds it hard to not be suspicious, but he is saved from being the target of police by a teenage boy named Tatsuya Umemiya. After helping Tatsuya out of some troubles of his own, Gen is forced to enroll into junior high school as "Shiomi Iwao", only to discover that one of his new classmates is Tatsuya.

So this series is great if you're looking for a ridiculous new series. As a side note, the title is a play on shitei boyryokudan, a term used to describe powerful yakuza groups. Also, Iwao comes from an alternative reading of Gen (巌).

Over the past 6 years, we've released over 1,000 chapters across dozens of series, we've had over 800 posts to the blog, and have had over 3.5 million hits to the blog. Not to mention that we've received over $1,300 dollars via donations over the years, which has been a huge help in the buying of almost all of our raws. Not bad for a group essentially started on a whim that's almost exclusively dedicated to gender bender manga.

Shiomi-chan ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox

Cross-dressing Opens the Door!

To start off October, we have a brand new series to introduce. It's Seito Kaichou desu ga Josou Hajimemashita (I May Be the Student Council President but I Started Cross-dressing) by Youichi. It's a 4-koma that recently started serialization on Yuruyon, which originally posts the pages on its Twitter account. Later, the pages are compiled into chapters on Pixiv Comic's website, which just posted the first chapter a couple of days ago. In addition, you can check out Youichi's pixiv account, where he published some bonus illustrations for the series. The story is as follows:

Jun Shiraishi has longed for years to be friends with another girl, something she tells a guy who tries to ask her out one day. Spurred on by his feelings for her, he grants her wish by cross-dressing and making friends with her as "Nai".

It's a cute series, though the chapters are very short. This is currently the only chapter on Pixiv Comic, and it will probably update near the end of every month.

Seito Kaichou ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox