Saturday, December 31, 2016

As a Scorpion to Her Sight!

For our last release of 2016, we're ending the year with chapters 15 and 16 of Nanashi no Asterism, bringing us to more than halfway through the volume, as we near the end of our 4-volume, 2-month Nanashi marathon. But with the series still ongoing, there's much more left to go for sure considering the series' pacing.

Now for the year in review. This was a pretty standard year, in which we picked up seven series, four that are still ongoing (Shimanami Tasogare, Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan, Seito Kaichou desu ga Josou Hajimemashita, and Nanashi no Asterism) and three that ended (Shounen Princess, Hanayome wa Motodanshi, and Okama Hakusho), in addition to five other series that also ended this year (Sakura no Sono, Bokura no Hentai, Yuri na Watashi, Boy Skirt, and Mori no Takuma-san). Not to mention that we finally finished a few of those old Waai series back in April. Other than that, our other five ongoing projects all got releases this year, despite some hiatuses.

And so, here's the all-important mass-update for all of our ongoing projects, in order of what's coming first. In February, Mizutama Honey Boy v05 comes out, followed by the much-anticipated first volume of Shiomi-chan about a week later, so we'll be working on those that month. After that, we think going by how many chapters they have released right now, that Ookami Shounen v04 and Nanashi no Asterism v05 will both come out in March, although one or both could easily come out a month later. Naturally, Seito Kaichou will continue on a monthly basis, and we expect there to be more from the recent Boy Skirt 4-koma releases soon.

The other ongoing projects are a little harder to pin down. However, we can be reasonably sure that Shimanami Tasogare v03 and Shounen Oujo v06 will both probably come out later next year, most likely sometime between August and October. For one, Shimanami's bimonthly schedule means that only one volume comes out per year, and although Shounen Oujo should be on a monthly schedule, it's plagued so often with hiatuses that we really don't except it to come out until the second half of 2017.

That leaves two other series. Heroine Voice has been on hiatus since October, and although we think it'll restart in Comic Rex next month, it's just as likely that it won't. And of course, there's Kuragehime, which has been on hiatus in Kiss for a year now since January 2016. Frankly, we don't know why Akiko Higashimura won't just write the 5 or so last chapters to finish it off, since it was pretty obvious with the last volume that it was close to its conclusion, and if you've forgotten since it's been so long, it was reported way back in September 2015 that the series was close to ending. So please, Higashimura, if at all possible, we would love to finally finish this series that we've been working on for over 6 years now.

As for any new projects, although we won't give any specifics beyond what we've already stated, there are a few series we're already looking into working on next year, two of which we've mentioned before. The first is Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely, the sequel to Ataru Yamamoto's Nisekoi Boyfriend two-part one-shot that started serialization in Be x Boy back in September. Its first volume, we hope, could come out by around mid-2017, or earlier if we're lucky. The second is Ayumi Komura's as-yet unannounced new series. Assuming she hasn't decided to retire, we will be doing whatever her next series is. In addition, we will be releasing that Ten x Taiyou BL one-shot soon. We bought it, and it's pretty clear that it's just a one-shot, but at least Komura finally released it after having announced it way back in 2014.

So, we hope you had a great 2016 and that our releases somehow made it a little better. It's looking like 2017 is gonna be a pretty good year, and we hope to see you back again for more gender bender goodness, as always.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 15: Mediafire, Dropbox
Nanashi no Asterism ch. 16: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo on ch. 16, pg. 31 fixed and reuploaded.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cross-dressing is the Way to Go!

All right, so first up is Seito Kaichou chapter 4.

The second release is a very interesting development. A couple weeks ago, Tomohiro Shinohara posted on his pixiv account the first part to a 4-koma sequel of sorts to Boy Skirt featuring a new main character. And then a few days ago, he posted a two-page second part to it, and both "chapters" are included in this release totaling 10 pages. So, it seems that this is going to be a continuing thing, and we'll be releasing the chapters whenever they show up on pixiv.

Also, there was again no chapter of Heroine Voice this month, probably because Tsukudani was working on her Comiket releases.

Seito Kaichou ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox
Boy Skirt 4-koma ch. 1-2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, December 23, 2016

Upon the North Side of This Pleasant Chase!

And now for the start of the fourth and latest volume of Nanashi no Asterism, here's chapter 14. And although not included in the volume, the cropped, color version of the title page is currently being used by Kobayashi as her Twitter banner.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 14: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Each Jealous of the Other!

We finally come to the end of Nanashi no Asterism volume 3 with chapter 13, but that means now on to volume 4!

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 13: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo on pg. 50 fixed and reuploaded.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Last Bite is Always the Sweetest!

Finally, with the release of Mori no Takuma-san chapters 23 and 24, the series comes to an end. Oddly, this is the third December in a row that we've completed a series by Ayumi Komura, and the fourth series by her overall. Ayumi Komura continues to surprise us with her unconventional stories and unique comedy unlike really any other shoujo manga author out there today. And so, whatever her next series may be, you can bet that we'll be doing it.

Mori no Takuma-san ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 24: Mediafire, Dropbox
Volume batches on the Mori no Takuma-san page

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bring Forth the Parties of Suspicion!

Nanashi no Asterism chapter 12 is finished as we near the end of volume 3.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 12: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Issues fixed and file reuploaded. The curse continues.

Edit 2: And typo fixed on pg. 24...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Go Big or Go Home!

Mori no Takuma-san chapters 21 and 22 are done, leaving just two more chapters in the series.

Mori no Takuma-san ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair!

Nanashi no Asterism chapter 11 is done, marking halfway through volume 3.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Secret Ingredient is Love!

After a lot of work over the past few days, Mori no Takuma-san returns with chapters 18, 19 and 20 from the fourth and final volume. So we hope you enjoy what this series still has left to offer.

Also, in related news that you may have already seen, Ayumi Komura is actually going to draw a Ten/Taiyou BL series online starting on December 22! Readers of Usolily may remember that she wrote about drawing a Ten/Taiyou BL story at the very end of Usolily v17, which was released two years ago in late 2014. Although we had often checked the Margaret app throughout 2015 for it, she never released it, so we thought that it got canceled for some reason. But we are so glad that after all this time she's finally getting a chance to release it, and it even looks like it's going to be more than one chapter, so probably at least enough chapters for a single volume, we hope.

Mori no Takuma-san ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox