If you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately, blame Shu and Kinky. First Shu got me into Left 4 Dead 2 and then Kinky pulled me into Team Fortress 2. TF2 totally screwed up my sleep schedule. Now I’m sleeping at 8am in the morning everyday. Got to stop playing like a normal person and go back to my fujoshi self. Anyway, this is going to be an image heavy post since I’m combining some of the draft post I’ve left hanging for weeks. :’D
Hakusensha is finally branching out! On the 28th of July, there’ll be a new BL anthology called Hanamaru Manga. I’m glad the lineup of mangaka in there aren’t some that I stalk viciously. So for now, I’ll just pass on this lovely anthology even though volume one’s cover by Ogura Muku has sunflowers in it! In Hanamaru Manga’s site, if you hover over the image previews, you’ll get the summary of the manga.
Lineup of mangaka in Volume 01:
Now, onward to pretty manga and novel covers coming out this month. First up is Minazuki Akira‘s third tankoubon, Shiranu wa Omae Bakari. This time it’s on Lynx! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I guess I’ll have to un-ban myself from purchasing manga just to get this book. The cover’s just so sexy! ETB, if you’re interested to pick up this title, please tell me so I’ll get another copy to rip.
Time for some spiffy novel covers! From the left we have Takamine Aisu and Honami Yukine‘s Dekiai Keigo, Osamurai, Hiroimashita by Takao Riichi and Akira Horikazu, Saredo Goshujin-sama by Fushino Michiru and Unohana
Novels From left, Soushisouai no Natsuyasumi by Aio Yuu and Nue (who draws so many pretty novel covers), Bara Koushaku to Roujiura no Mitsubachi by Nanba Raken and Kanai Kei and Hoshi wo Oyogu Sakana by Asao Kamodoru and Kasai Rikako.
The thing that drew me into the cover of Chinkami by Nagai Saburou was the four bishies there. But, looking closely at the footnotes beside the character, I just can’t stop laughing my head off. First of Chinkami can be literary translated to rare god, so obviously they’re gods, but what type? From the right we have the God of Poverty, God of Toilet, God of Disease and finally the most normal of all, God of Death. The book’s published under Poe Backs, but I don’t know whether it’s BL or not. Regardless, I’m getting this!
Hanaoto has some really pretty manga out this month. On the left is Uchida Tsuchi‘s Barairo Melancholy and on the right, Konjiki Runa‘s Yawaraka na Yuuutsu. I’m wondering if the teal sweater guy in Barairo Melancholy’s underage, underfed when he was a kid or the red shirt guy’s just so damn tall. He’s just so short! I love the colours used for both covers though and it doesn’t help that Yawaraka na Yuuutsu’s two boys are blushing so beautifully.
Sonna Kimochi ga Koi Datta by Takaku Shouko is such an old title, first came out back in 2005. The title’s already half scanlated by Memory For You, I wonder if anybody will finish the whole book now that the tank’s out?
To end the post, here’s the final volume of Ze, volume 11! Hopefully there’s an extra in there with happy ending for the guys in the cover completely forgot their names by now OTL I’m so fail.