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Saturday Splunks

Eventually I’m going to run out of titles completely based on what day of the week it is. I’m only so creative on no hours of sleep! While I finish up some work on an incoming post on holiday shopping (complete with too many random colourful pictures of course), here’re some more Amazon-related finds which may or may not be new but were atleast of interest to me so I like to think satisitically must be of interest to atleast someone else out there! If you’re that person (or people?) then this post is for you :)

As usual, keep in mind that these listings may not be entirely accurate and pending official recognition and announcement from publishers, cannot and should not be considered 100% confirmed. This is especially true regarding release dates. Check it all out under the cut.

I recieved an e-mail from a considerate visitor this morning (thanks, Faye!), listing some Deux titles that haven’t had the usual licensing buzz. While looking them up, I found that several boys’ love sites have them listed as licensed but there seems to be a lack of semi-mainstream coverage. So here’s some more upcoming yaoi for the wanting out there (with most scheduled according to Amazon for a June 2009 release):

Kirepapa by Ryou Takagi
Kemomimi Shouji by Amagi Reno
Aoiiro Keiyaku by Reibun Ike
Beyond Twilight by Ichiko Ima [Edit: Under Aurora Publishing print, not BL – Thanks, Elizabeth!]

And from Deux’s big sister/mother/main line, Aurora Publishing, I came across this title, Love Drops, for which I have no idea what it is. It has a variety of josei artists listed which may or may not be in error.

CMX had some titles listed that’re relatively new to the listings: The Battle of Genyru: Origin One, Broken Blade and The King of Debris. The King of Debris is a title I know for sure was previously announced back in 2007, when DC announced Flex Comics, a collaboration between a Japanese company that would focus on manga distrubution outside their CMX line-up with, to my understanding, a particular focus on online and mobile releases. All three titles above are listed on Amazon as being released under the CMX imprint.

And also hailing back to 2007 is a listing for Nekota Yonezou’s In God’s Arms, which is a title announced by Seven Seas at San Diego Comic Con 2007 as a part of their planned boys’ love line-up, “Bee Line”. Which is all I ever remember hearing about it really… (Edit: Scratch that, all I remember hearing about it minus this disappearance from their website). Also listed under Seven Seas is a June 2009 omnibus of Kashimashi and a bunch of series I haven’t heard of that have really pretty artwork.

Finally, being almost completely unrelated to this post just to be extra-kinda-sneaky, the folks over at the AarinFantasy forums have shared a magazine snippet about an upcoming OVA based on Tarako Kobutoki’s Sex Pistols. The manga is currently being released in English by BLU under the name Love Pistols.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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3 Responses

  1. Andre says:

    Isn't Beyond Twilight a shojo manga? It's pricing is in line with their main Josei line, and it looks to of run in a shojo horror magazine. There's also a french edition out. At 17 or more volumes, it's one of the longer series they've licensed, and looks to have run for several years now.

    I think Broken Blade's japanese title is Break Blade.

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AC%E3%83%AC%E3%82%
    King of Debris looks cute artstyle wise.

    I'd come across some of these titles searching Amazon before [CMX has also scheduled the previously announced Ballad of a Shinigami looking at Amazon's listings], which ran in Lala in Japan]

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Ichiko Ima creates boys' love manga, however Beyond Twilight (Hyakkiyakō Shō) is definitely not BL. It's an excellent horror/supernatural manga (and it won Excellence Prize in 10th Japan Media Arts Festival).

    I'm definitely picking it up!

  3. Ephidel says:

    I thought the artwork looked familiar when it was posted on MangaCast with reference to here, so came here to check.

    So, Beyond Twilight is Hyakkiyakou Shou? Awesome :D

    I've read a few volumes in scanlation, so I'd love to own them and read the rest. I'll definately be buying that when it comes out.

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