Yaoi-Con 2015 has come and gone and, with it, companies such as SuBLime and Digital Manga Publishing’s June announced titles they have acquired for future release.
So what did Viz Media’s boys-love imprint SuBLime license? Let’s go over SuBLime’s three latest license announcements.
SuBLime revealed at their Yaoi-Con panel on Saturday that they have acquired the licenses to Rihito Takarai’s Ten Count, Yonezou Nekota’s Don’t Be Cruel, and Bohara Naono’s Midnight Stranger. All three of these titles will be available in print, as well as digitally.
The title that got perhaps the biggest fan response this year is Rihito Takarai’s Ten Count manga series, which has become quite a popular title in Japan and in America. Ten Count was even ranked “first in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Boys-Love Comics of 2014.” The series has three volumes total and the third was released in Japan in February.
Ten Count tells the story of Secretary Shirotani Tadomi, who is diagnosed with mysophobia (fear of contamination & germs) by counselor Riku Kurose, which results in counseling sessions between the two.
Takarai’s pervious works have been licensed and published in the U.S., such as the hit Seven Days boys-love manga.
Ten Count’s first volume is set to be released in August 2016.
Yonezou Nekota’s Don’t Be Cruel manga series will be released in “two two-in-one omnibus volumes in June and September 2016.” SuBLime also plans on releasing the spin-off Akira Takanashi’s Story in December 2016. The manga series is a collection of one-shots with no overarching plot-line.
Bohara Naono’s Midnight Stranger is a story about “an ugly and persecuted goat monster that is rescued by a god of fire and given a human form.” The plot certainly sounds…different, and the first volume will be scheduled for release in April 2016 with the second volume being released in July 2016. SuBLime has published Naono’s Three Wolves Mountain, which was certainly an entertaining read.
Are you happy with SuBLime’s license announcements? What titles do you wish to see SuBLime license? Let us know in the comments below!