BL Manga Events September 2020: futekiya Listing

Hello from futekiya! Summer’s almost over here in Japan but there are no stopping Boys’ Love manga publishers from holding autograph sessions, book fairs, and collaboration cafes. Check out our BL event listing for September 2020 below!

Please don’t forget to take preventive measures against COVID-19 when joining these events!


on Blue Comics Sneaky Red 3 Release Commemorative Autograph Session by Thanat-sensei Application Period: July 15-Sept 28

Event application forms will be given to customers who purchase or reserve Sneaky Red 3 at Animate.

*Full payment is required upfront. Only cash will be accepted. Credit cards and Animate Points cannot be used.


Date and time Application Period
July 15, 2020 (Mon)-September 28, 2020 (Mon)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104033&transactionid=6a4fc9f38f916e3996658bfefd63e4f61cb4b876 (in Japanese only)


Kanna Kii Umibe no Entranger Movie Release Commemoration Gratte: Aug 1-Oct 11

The release of Kanna Kii-sensei’s Umibe no Etranger will be celebrated at 4 Animate Gratte Stores (Shibuya, Kichijoji, Osaka and Okayama) with a collaboration that runs from August 1, 2020 (Sat) to October 11, 2020 (Sun)! Gratte, cookies, and acrylic coaster designs will be available in 12 types.


Date and time August 1, 2020 (Sat)-October 11, 2020 (Sun)
Place Animate Shibuya, Kichijoji, Osaka and Okayama
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/321065/ (in Japanese only)


Kokoro ga Yomeru BL Comics 3-month Release Fair in Animate: Aug 3-Oct 25

A fair to celebrate the first issue of “Kokoro ga Yomeru BL Comics” will be held.
During the period, an original 6-page leaflet (3 types) will be given with each purchase of each month’s new comics!

Part 1: Theme: “Kiss”
Distribution Period: August 3, 2020 (Mon)-August 8, 23, 2020 (Sun)

Part 2: Theme: “Foreplay”
Distribution Period: September 1, 2020 (Tue)-September 22, 2020 (Tue. Holiday)

Part 3: Theme: “Sex”
Distribution Period: October 1, 2020 (Thu)-October 25, 2020 (Sun)


Date and time August 3, 2020 (Mon)-October 25, 2020 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104212&transactionid=6faaab4d22bd2c7f1b50423ddf42eb107ba9e213 (in Japanese only)


Emerald x Animate SUPER LOVERS Publication 10th Anniversary “WHITE FANG”: Aug 28-Sept 27

To celebrate the 10th publication anniversary of SUPER LOVERS, “WHITE FANG”, the cafe run by the Kaidou Brothers, will open a branch in Animate Shibuya and Animate Kichijoji PARCO!
Animate stores nationwide will hold a fair to commemorate the opening of the branches. There will also be Gratte collaborations in Animate Shibuya, Animate Kichijoji PARCO, Animate Osaka Nihonbashi, Animate Okayama, and Animate Sendai.

During the fair period, for every purchase of the target books, a “WHITE FANG” business card (4 types) of the Kaidou brothers will be given. There will also be commemorative goods.


Date and time August 28, 2020 (Fri)-September 27, 2020 (Sun)
Place Fair: Animate Stores Nationwide
Gratte: Animate Shibuya, Animate Kichijoji PARCO, Animate Osaka Nihonbashi, Animate Okayama, and Animate Sendai.
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104201 (in Japanese only)


KADOKAWA x Animate Emerald Summer Issue Release Commemorative Fair 2020: Aug 29-Sept 27

Animate will be holding a fair to commemorate the release of “Emerald Summer Issue”. During the fair, when you purchase the target product, a fair point receipt (A to C) will be given. In exchange for 3 fair points (1 point for each item A to C), you can get an all-new 6th-anniversary booklet (1 type).


Date and time August 29, 2020 (Fri)-September 27, 2020 (Sun)
Place Animate Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104259 (in Japanese only)


drap 20th History in Osaka: Aug 13-Sept 13

The drap 20th Anniversary Event will be held at Osaka Taniroku Toriko.
Due to popular demand, new merchandise and exhibitions will be displayed.


Date and time August 13, 2020 (Thu)-September 13, 2020 (Sun)
Place Osaka Taniroku Toriko
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/1004 (in Japanese only)


G-Lish “Unforgettable Love and Eroticism Again ♡ Summer, Drowning in Impatient Love” Trend Fair: Sept 1-30

If you’ve forgotten to buy G-Lish Comics released in the first half of 2020, you can get it at the G-Lish book fair. During the fair period, a special paper (5 types) drawn for the fair will be given for each purchase of the target products.
*Benefits will be given randomly and will end as soon as they run out


Date and time September 1, 2020 (Tue) to September 30, 2020 (Wed)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104330 (in Japanese only)


Misao Higuchi-sensei Debut 10th Anniversary Exhibition Lieston Tea Room: Sept 18-27

A special exhibition will be held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Misao Higuchi-sensei’s debut. There will be a collaboration menu and original goods at the exhibition.


Date and time September 18, 2020 (Fri)-September 27, 2020 (Sun)
Last orders for food and beverages are until 30 minutes before closing.
Purchases for goods are until 15 minutes before closing.
Place Manga Ten Ikebukuro Toriko
Entrance Fee Admission Fee: 500 yen

“Supervisory Room” Ticket: 3,500 yen (tax included)
Sale date: August 17, 2020 6:00PM (ends as soon as the tickets are sold out)
*Will be sold at Manga Ten Store (web)

Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/888 (in Japanese only)

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