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Yaoi Minis for January 24th

Always lots of yaoi

Some boys’ love links of interest tonight:

BLU forums are pointing the way to Tokyopop’s site where you can view some preview pages for the upcoming and long-awaited fourth volume of Black Knight. Pretty artwork awaits you!

Some exciting news over at the Yaoi Generation forums where the staff had this to say:

“We’re also wrapping up a couple new licenses! Yay! We’ll be announcing it soon… well, soonish… hehe.. It’s not one of the suggested ones though. We’ve been working on getting these upcoming licenses since middle of last year, and it’s finally nearing completion, so we’re very excited!”

So much for waiting until the end of their first series, breath, before diving into others. But who am I kidding, I’m happy. Here’s hoping they handle it well and we get some more quality work. I was impressed with their first release and hope to be with future ones.

Deb Aoki’s Best of 2008 manga polls continue, including Best New Yaoi/Shonen-Ai Manga of 2008. It’s down to a race between the global boys’ love title ANIMA by Dany&Dany, and Ayano Yamane’s A Foreign Love Affair. Personally, I voted for Future Lovers, no contest my favourite on the list. Head over there and vote for your favorite and definitely check out any titles there you haven’t read yet. There’s some good ones for sure!

A new title from Kitty Media? Sense and Sexuality, with a release date listed for April 2009 (Edit: update). And how about a potentially new title from Deux Press? Have some Spicy But Sweet, a sequel to their already licensed Naughty But Nice. And from DMP, The Lonely Mgoytist (this one seems familiar to me but I can’t find news on it before my head hits the desk from sleepiness so apologies if this is repeat news).

Y!Gallery, aka YaoiGallery, the biggest online art community revolving around men, men and men on men, has recently had a big overhaul of their Rules and Terms of Use. One of the biggest changes includes the return of ‘furries’. Characters with strong animal characteristics were originally banned due to user complaints and a blurred line of beastiality. Site users are now given the option to filter their accounts so that furry art doesn’t show up for them. Other rule changes include no copyrighted material or work taken without permission being used for literature thumbnails (saving people like me a hundred headaches for clicking on what looks like really well done fanart only to find one of a million fanfics).

And finally, Tina Anderson and MTCopyright’s full-colour webcomic Whore of Turfan continues to update weekly with lots of shiny drama to look forward to every Friday! (Whoops, how’d this plug get here? ;) ) Seriously though, a strong start for the series from two talented individuals and I can’t wait to see where its going.

About the Author:

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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8 Responses

  1. karina canales says:

    I just want to say thanks. Because of your reliable and prompt updates (and reviews) I don't have to go to each website looking for news. You make my life easier!!

    By the way, Future Lovers was indeed one of the best BL titles of last year… I want to have the second volume…now.

    • Lissa says:

      Thanks very much, Karina! I'm always happy to know my posts are of help and interest to people and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment ^^

      And I definitely agree with you about Future Lovers. I'm glad we only have about another month to wait with its March 2009 release date. Can't wait! :3

  2. Kris says:

    I don't think I'll be able to vote because I loved Future Lovers and Anima. You are always at the top of your game, keep up the good work!

  3. Floretta says:

    Just curious, was there any other information besides the title Sense and Sexuality?

    Did Kitty announce who's the mangaka of this title.

    • Lissa says:

      Kitty Media unfortunately rarely announces anything and finding listings like the link to 'Sense and Sexuality's' is close to the only information we'll see until it appears on their site or advertisements appear.

      If you go to the AAAanime link, it does have a cover scan atleast. I'm not able to make out the manga-ka's name unfortunately. EDIT: A little photoshopping goes a long way and the mangaka's name is Higashino You :) I've got more information on it here.

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  5. Floretta says:

    From your description and the provided information seems like it would be Harenchi no Susume by Higashino Yuu.

  6. [...] a follow-up to my Yaoi Minis for January 24th post, Kitty Media’s new title Sense and Sexuality is by Higashino You. Also, I forgot to [...]

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