News we’ve been waiting for! Aoi Aki’s first tankoubon release is coming out end of next month, May 26th! The title’s Tsumasaki ni Kourouzu (爪先に光路図). I don’t know about the story but the art is more than enough to rope me in.
Click the link below for the pop! There’s some samples on Aoi Aki’s site too.
Coming out this month though is Wakaba no -Shounen Ki- written by Tachibana Venio (author behind Seven Days) and drawn by Kitahata Akeno. Really looking forward to this because Kitahana mainly draws illustration for novels. Not to mention Inoue Nawo’s new tank, Sora no Deau Bashou de as well as Ogawa Chiyo’s Ouji no Hakoniwa.
There’s a new BL magazine joining the market recently. B’s-Lovely’s recottia came out a couple of days ago and the lineup artists’ pretty same with Canna. This month there’s Kashio, Aoi Aki, Mayumi (god I love her work in Canna), Ninoda Asu, Kojima Lalako and many more. Don’t ask me why but Tachibana Venio and Nireno Yuki’s Mikansei Puzzle which was published in Canna is in recottia as well. Maybe they’re switching publisher? Do note that this is published only for apple’s ipad/iphone, androidOS or mobile.
Aoi Aki’s short story in there’s Ame no Yumefuru. It’s set during Showa period about a script/play writer and a student who writes poem.
Hirama Mitsunaga appears in next month’s issue too! As much as I despise b’s-lovely, I’ll have to make an exception just for this. I’ve been trying to fake my IP to buy this online/mobile mag on Book Walker but damn, no luck. Anybody who manages to do so and isn’t residing in Japan, please share your wisdom upon us!
Buy March 2012’s recottia: http://bookwalker.jp/pc/detail/780fea15-c7c7-4ec9-bff2-835571222605/
Main Site: http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/bslog/bslovey/recottia/index.html
Then, there’s Katsubou 『渇望』, another one of B’s-Lovely’s digital magazine. Unlike Ricottia which is a montly mag, Katsubou seemed to be published once every season and it looks to be the steamier counterpart as well, with Umezawa Hana and Saotome Ageha (pic), in the list of line up artist.