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BL Manga Events April 2020: futekiya Listing

Hello from futekiya! It’s officially spring here in Japan. Here’s our monthly list of BL manga-related events happening in Japan this April 2020.

Please note that some events may be postponed or cancelled to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

 

Asaokamodoru-sensei Animal Park Series Book Fair: Mar 13-Apr 13

Purchase a copy of the previously published Animal Park Series and one specially written short story (SS) Paper from the publisher will be given as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time March 13, 2020 (Friday) 14:00 – April 13, 2020 (Monday) 23:59
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/b_asaoka_animalpark/ (in Japanese only)

 

Koisuru Haru! Libre Web Isekai Series Novels Fair: Mar 19-Apr 19

Purchase one of the novels eligible in the fair, a short story (SS) paper and illustration card will be given! (1 type in each series, 4 types in total)

DETAILS

Date and time March 19, 2020 (Thursday) 14:00-April 19, 2020 (Sunday) 23:59
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/n_isekai_lovespring/ (in Japanese only)

 

★.Bloom & mellow kiss × Gratte Collaboration Cafe: Mar 25-May 17 in Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama

★.Bloom & mellow kiss collaborates with Gratte to bring 10 types of gratte and cookies at 4 Animate Gratte stores (Shibuya, Kichijoji, Osaka Nihonbashi, Okayama)

All illustrations are specially drawn for this collaboration!
Goods and 10 types of special acrylic coasters are also available for purchase. There will also be a lottery of autographed acrylic coasters.

DETAILS

Date and time March 23 until May 17, 2020
Place Animate Cafe Gratte Kichijoji (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Shibuya (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Osaka Nihonbashi (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Okayama (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/313620/ (in Japanese only)

 

Niku Ueda-sensei Two-Month Series Fair: Mar 24 onwards

During the period, purchasing the two titles “Yome wa Hakoiri Musuko”released on March 24, 2020, and “Made in Crisis” to be released on April 24, 2020) at the same store, a Collaboration Fair Limited 4P Leaflet will be given as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time March 24, 2020 onwards

Present distribution: April 24, 2020 onwards
Distribution will end as soon as stocks run out.

Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23541 (in Japanese only)

 

Shiki Fujimine-sensei New Book Launch Gratte: Mar 24-Apr 12 in Tokyo

Animate is holding a collaboration at the Shibuya Store to celebrate the release of “Ban Teatte tte Demasu ka?” from March 24 (Tuesday) until April 12 (Sunday). Gratte and cookies will have pictures of “Ban Teatte tte Demasu ka?” which was released on March 24.

DETAILS

Date and time March 24 until April 12, 2020
Place Animate Shibuya
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/315821/ (in Japanese only)

 

Gentosha Comics BL Label (Ruchiru & Lynx & Love Kiss Boys) Gratte Collaboration: Mar 24-Apr 12 in Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama

Gentosha Comics BL Label (Ruchiru & Lynx & Love Kiss Boys) and Gratte are holding a collaboration. Ten types of Gratte and cookies and 10 types of paid benefit acrylic coasters are available.

Plus! A special goods and autographed acrylic coaster campaign will be held as well.

DETAILS

Date and time March 24, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Place Animate Cafe Gratte Kichijoji (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Shibuya (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Osaka Nihonbashi (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Okayama (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/314476/ (in Japanese only)

 

Sahara Hasami-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Mar 30-Apr 8

Gentosha Comics BL Label (Ruchiru & Lynx & Love Kiss Boys) and Gratte are holding a collaboration. Ten types of Gratte and cookies and 10 types of paid benefit acrylic coasters are available.

Plus! A special goods and autographed acrylic coaster campaign will be held as well.

DETAILS

Date and time March 24, 2020 until May 10, 2020
Place Animate Shibuya
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/315821/ (in Japanese only)

 

Kayou Amamiya-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Mar 30-Apr 8

Purchase a copy of “Sono Serifu ni wa Ai ga Nai” to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time March 30, 2020 8:00 AM until April 8, 2020 11:59 PM
Place  Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23875 (in Japanese only)

 

Wasabi Ochazuke-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Apr 1-10

Purchase a copy of “Sadistic Madness” to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time April 1, 2020 8:00 AM until April 10, 2020 11:59 PM
Place  Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23884 (in Japanese only)

 

CIEL 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Apr 7-12 in Osaka

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of CIEL, an exhibition of works from CIEL authors and a collaboration cafe be held. Goods will also be sold at the event.

DETAILS

Date and time April 1, 2020 (Wednesday)-April 12, 2020
Open: 12:00- Close 15:00
Closed: 15:00-16:00 Ventilation and Hygiene Check
Open: 16:00- Close: 19:00Last order for food and beverage is 30 minutes before closing time and the purchase time for goodsis 15 minutes before closing time.
Place Osaka Taniroku Toriko (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/837/ (in Japanese only)

 

Sousaku no Haru! Welcome Spring Campaign: Apr 1-26

For each 1,500 yen(including tax) purchase for doujinshi genre items, one A4 clear file will be given out randomly.

DETAILS

Date and time April 1, 2020 00:00-April 26, 2020 23:59
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/welcomespring_campaign/ (in Japanese only)

 

Fushouji Idol×Gratte: Apr 3-26 in Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama

Gratte will be collaborating with the popular series “Fushouji Idol”.
During the period, for every 1,500 yen (including tax) purchase on food, drink, and related products as well as the Gratte menu (latte and cookies), one special bromide (4 types) will be given.
Plus, if you purchase “Fushouji Idol” Volume 1 and present the receipt at checkout and meet the conditions mentioned above, in addition to regular benefits, secret benefits will also be given away.

DETAILS

Date and time April 3, 2020-April 26, 2020
Place Animate Cafe Gratte Kichijoji (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Shibuya (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Osaka Nihonbashi (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Okayama (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/314873/ (in Japanese only)

 

Machiko-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Apr 2-11

Purchase a copy of “Egypt Kami no Koibito” to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time April 2, 2020 8:00 AM until April 11, 2020 11:59 PM
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23888 (in Japanese only)

 

ComiComi Studio x ChilChil BL Award 2020: Apr 3-May 6

During the fair, if you purchase two copies of the target products, you will receive one “BL Award 2020” booklet!

DETAILS

Date and time April 3, 2020 (Friday) 10:00-May 6, 2020 (Wednesday) 23:59
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/bl_award2020/ (in Japanese only)

 

Chill Chill BL Award 2020 Animate Fair: Apr 3-May 10

During the period, purchase 2 items from the target products at the same time, an original drawing booklet will be given! Only one copy of the booklet will be given even if you have purchased more than 2 target products.

DETAILS

Date and time April 3, 2020 until May 10, 2020
Place Animate Stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103743 (in Japanese only)

 

Keiko Kinoshita-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Apr 6-15

Purchase a copy of Azuma Otoko Kyo Otoko 1 and Azuma Otoko Kyo Otoko 1 (2 volume set) to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time April 6, 2020 8:00 AM until April 15, 2020 11:59 PM
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23149 (in Japanese only)

 

You Ohira-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Apr 10-19

Purchase a copy of “Friendship Lover” to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time April 6, 2020 8:00 AM until April 15, 2020 11:59 PM
Place Comicomi Studio Online (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=23961 (in Japanese only)

 

“Emerald Spring Edition” Sale Commemorative Fair 2020: Apr 27-May 31

To commemorate the sale of Emerald’s Spring Issue, Animate will be holding a fair. The Emerald Spring Issue Animate Limited Set comes with a Cup Sleeve and Drip Bag Set.
During the period, for every purchase of the products under the fair, one gets one fair point. Each customer who collects 2 points will receive a paper cup sleeve (total of 4 types) as a present.
Benefits can be chosen and distribution will end as soon as stocks run out.

DETAILS

Date and time April 27 until May 31, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103683 (in Japanese only)

 

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