Ayu Yamane is our First Guest on futopia!

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As we hinted on our last futopia session, our next live stream will feature Ayu Yamane, creator of The Stray and It’s Fine Even If It’s Just a Dream!

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Read Ayu Yamane’s Works on futekiya

When That Day Comes

A school librarian, Arimura tries his best to educate his students. But, he has a hard time with one particular student named Hyuga. When an accident forces Hyuga to stay with Arimura over a weekend, Arimura sees a new side to Hyuga that might change everything.




Moja & I

Moja is an artist struggling to create on his terms. Nagara, his caring friend, tries to support him as best he can as they live their everyday lives.





The Magician in Room 306

The class Halloween party is coming up. Since no one else wants to do it, everyone pushes Keima to invite the sullen class loner, Kii, to the event. What they don’t know is that Kema and Kii have been close friends since childhood. But, Kii insists that Kema keep his distance at school so that Kii doesn’t ruin Kema’s popular image. No matter what Kii says, Keima believes Kii is amazing and wants to prove it him and everyone else, too.



The Stray

Sabatora has been down on his luck. Needing money, Sabatora takes a break from college to work. His life changes, though, when Tsuchiya shows up like a knight in shining armor to take him out for food whenever he’s hungry. Despite (or because of) Tsuchiya’s kindness, Sabatora’s pride is hurt whenever Tsuchiya treats him and buys him gifts. How will each of them adjust as they realize their feelings are neither that of a stray cat and its owner or even just friends, but more romantic?



Necktie and Praying Mantis

A hardworking salaryman, Seiichi Natsuki has one weakness: he is scared of bugs. After work colleague Shun Tokita rescues him from one pesky praying mantis, Natsuki falls for Tokita and confesses to him. Tokita, though not initially attracted to men, accepts Natsuki’s feelings and deepens their relationship. But, when Natsuki faces pressure to have a family and marry, Natsuki realizes he might fear more than just insects… This collection of short stories also includes “Firework of Daisies,” “A Normal Life,” “Those Who Sin Against Us,” and other touching stories by Ayu Yamane!



It’s Fine Even If It’s Just a Dream

After a scandalous allegation of sexual harassment destroys his career and blossoming romance with a subordinate, Kiyosaki transfers to the countryside. But, the past trauma still haunts Kiyosaki even as he tries to settle into a new job. In his office, Kiyosaki’s coworkers have plenty of small-town charm and introduce him to the best local place to eat. There, he meets the cook, Sou, a curiously silent young man. Kiyosaki continues to cross paths with Sou he gradually adjusts to his new reality. But, one fateful drunken night pulls Kiyosaki into Sou’s life…



Don’t Cry, Little Squirrel

Sasa takes a part-time job at a local diner, only to be excitedly bombarded by one of the other staff – Kaede, a guy he met in summer camp when they were kids. Sasa remembers nothing about their first (and only!) encounter. But, Kaede never forgot. Does their time at summer camp have to do with Kaede turning down cute girls so he could make passes at Sasa? This one-shot is a fluffy slice-of-life comedy showing just how long first love can wait.



Across the Apple Orchard

In a prestigious boarding school, the wealthy Yoshino group’s young master struggles to find his place. Estranged from the student body and judged at every turn, his only friend is in Maki, a young man who works for the school. But when someone sets their sights on their budding friendship, is there still a way for them to stay together?




Ryu’s Fool

Ryu and Kotaro are close friends. One could even say, intimate friends. Every time he is in a sticky situation, Kotaro can find refuge at Ryu’s apartment. But, all this time, Ryu has harbored feelings of love for Kotaro. When Ryu decides to make a huge life change, he finally confesses his true feelings to Kotaro. How will this change their friendship?




The Beauties of Nature

The handsome, popular Mihiro is used to being the target of girls looking to ask him out. Still, as he begins to get fed up with shallow confessions of love from girls who don’t even know him, he also finds himself being drawn to Tsumugi, his classmate whose hobby is peacefully watching birds. Tsumugi’s favorite bird is the swallow, and he comforts Mihiro by telling him that even female swallows identify the most healthy male birds by their looks because it’s a hint at how beautiful they are inside, too. For the first time, Mihiro feels a bit happy being complimented like this and begins to tease and pursue Tsumugi in return.


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