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futekiya August 2021 Releases

Here are the titles coming out on futekiya this month!

Here’s our list of BL releases on futekiya this August 2021!  We’re adding twenty new BL titles from Tokyomangasha, EIWA Publishing, Media Soft, and TORICO,  as well as the final chapter of Kobuchi’s The Omega Call and Chapter 6 of Shikke’s Pink Heart Jam to the Library this month!

 

The Omega Call 

Story and Art: Kobuchi
Release Date: August 1, 2021 (Chapter 12 Part 2), August 8, 2021 (Extra chapter)

The second son in a family of alphas, Shu Iwashiro expects to be just like his father and brother. Shu’s life and bright future shatter when he discovers he is an omega. Pressured by his family to hide his true nature, Shu pretends to be a beta. Every day, Shu hides that he is an omega from even his closest friend (and alpha), Kazushi. But, can Shu keep the facade up when his heat begins?

 

My Destined One

Story and Art: Hansode
Release Date: August 2, 2021

Izumi is your average, run-of-the-mill beta. But for some peculiar reason, he has a lucky streak of dating alphas. After breaking up with his most recent alpha girlfriend, Izumi starts questioning his circumstances. Although dating an alpha as a beta was a mark of success, Izumi didn’t get what the whole fuss was about and felt suffocated by his dominant partner. While talking with his beta friend about his dating life at a bar for betas and alphas, Izumi suddenly feels overwhelmed with the scent of… flowers…?

 

When I See Your Face, I Can’t Hold Back

Story and Art: Umako Hareya
Release Date: August 2, 2021

From childhood experience, Matsukawa believes that appearances are everything. He makes every effort to keep up his good looks in every way possible. His co-workers respect and look up to him. On the other hand, his junior, Chihiro, is naturally blessed with handsome looks. While Matsukawa is jealous of Chihiro’s effortless beauty, he recognizes his junior’s diligence and remains the supportive senior. On the other hand, Chihiro looks at Matsukawa as more than just his senior, and Matsukawa is not ready when things get heated fast. How can he even say no to a face like that?

 

Let’s Shack Up!

Story and Art: Natsume Katsura
Release Date: August 2, 2021

Uchida’s had a rough day at work, but all the tension melts away when he thinks about how family friend Hiyori will be moving in with him soon! The Hiyori living in Uchida’s memories was such an adorable little boy – so who’s this lanky, suspicious-looking man in front of him right now?

 

Canon of Youth

Story and Art : Masato Inoue
Release Date: August 2, 2021

Drinking his sorrows away at his high school concert band’s reunion, Hanada realizes how much has changed since he stopped playing the euphonium. When his old friend Hashizaki pops up, he quickly realizes he’s not the only one who changed, after all – especially after Hashizaki suddenly does this and that to “take care” of him!

 

I HATE

Story and Art : Kazuki Natsume
Release Date: August 9, 2021

27-year-old Nozomi Hirose has dated girls before, but he’s never even been able to kiss any of them. He puts all the blame for his little problem on his old high school classmate Kiriya, who randomly asked if they can be kissing buddies – friends who kiss sometimes. What happens when they meet again as adults, ten years after Hirose ran out on a kiss that went on for way too long?

 

He Wants To Drown

Story and Art : Tadano
Release Date: August 9, 2021

A collection of stories about drowning in lust.

“He Wants to Drown”: Taji is weak in the summer heat. His nose bleeds and sweats through his uniform, much to Shitara’s delight. Shitara’s wandering mind comes up with vivid scenarios. Will Shitara ever act on those thoughts?

“Close and Open”: Asahina and Sakamaki can’t keep what happens in their bedroom a secret. With bruising on their wrists from being tied by ropes, who could? But who’s kink is it, really?

“Neverland: End”: Masazumi and Meguru are in their last year of university, a high-pressure time for students with job-hunting and senior theses. Although Masazumi seems to have it all figured out, Meguru is also trying to figure out, or rather, CONfigure, something else…

“Secret Promise”: The new transfer student Shizukui is warned of Kogome after his classmates found gay porn in his desk. But what will happen when Kogome finds out Shizukui’s secret?

“Full with You”: Negishi goes to college and is an aspiring musician in a band. To save money for the high costs of instrument maintenance, he cuts back on food. Needless to say, Negishi almost collapses and probably would’ve dwindled with hunger if it weren’t for Sasaki, the chef from the diner next door.

 

Baby ★ Love Sitter

Story and Art : Nonda Noda
Release Date: August 9, 2021

Ever since leaving home, all Akira ever knew was how to be a pretty amazing “male host,” aka a call boy. So when he opens the door to a good-looking, well-off salaryman’s apartment, it doesn’t take long for him to get down to business but why is this cutie suddenly introducing him to his kid?

 

Story and Art : Tamaki Kirishima
Release Date: August 9, 2021

Shiro used to be a cafe worker, and Ko was one of his regular customers whom he had a bit of a crush on, but an unfortunate accident leaves the cafe he works at burnt to the ground. With the owners being too old to do anything to rebuild the cafe, they entrusted the land to Shiro, who had always thought of opening his own shop. To help with finances, Ko invites Shiro to work with him at the host club he works and even offers Shiro to live with him. Considering the circumstances, Shiro agrees.

But it seems that working and living with Ko is more complicated than what Shiro expected. Ko seemed to be keen at harassing and making a manservant of Shiro any chance he gets, and Shiro’s virgin self could only take so much. But even with all the harassment, Shiro just finds himself falling even deeper for Ko. Will Shiro be able to survive his first love?

 

Cases and Then Some

Story and Art : Chisa Otomi
Release Date: August 9, 2021

Shiro used to be a cafe worker, and Ko was one of his regular customers whom he had a bit of a crush on, but an unfortunate accident leaves the cafe he works at burnt to the ground. With the owners being too old to do anything to rebuild the cafe, they entrusted the land to Shiro, who had always thought of opening his own shop. To help with finances, Ko invites Shiro to work with him at the host club he works and even offers Shiro to live with him. Considering the circumstances, Shiro agrees.

But it seems that working and living with Ko is more complicated than what Shiro expected. Ko seemed to be keen at harassing and making a manservant of Shiro any chance he gets, and Shiro’s virgin self could only take so much. But even with all the harassment, Shiro just finds himself falling even deeper for Ko. Will Shiro be able to survive his first love?

 

MODS

Story and Art : Kazuki Natsume
Release Date: August 16, 2021

When his sister gets scammed, Tora takes it upon himself to save up enough to make the money she’d lost back. Responding to an ad looking for a “hotel pick-up driver” leads him into gay escort service “Rain,” where he gets assigned to Shiro, their biggest moneymaker. Tora says he isn’t gay and definitely isn’t interested in Shiro’s services, but can he really knock it when he hasn’t even tried it?

 

The Neighbor I Desire

Story and Art : Makoto
Release Date: August 16, 2021

Soichiro Kominami cannot get a break from men taking advantage of his naturally giving personality. He exhausts himself in both work and “love” only to be betrayed by his lovers time and time again.

One day, his nature is put to the extreme test when a random college student appears, sitting outside of the door next to Soichiro’s apartment. The result? Well… he invited the mystery man into his home… but only out of the kindness of his heart nothing more than that, he swears! After learning the kind of meals the mystery man, Yuta Mori, has been eating or rather not eating, as a nutritionist, Soichiro. Can’t. Leave. Him. Alone! He begins caring for Yuta’s meals but is Yuta truly the pure college student he appears to be!?

 

When You Are Full Of Regrets

Story and Art : Senmitsu
Release Date: August 16, 2021

Satomi currently works as an apprentice gardener and is in a complicated relationship with a soon-to-be-married man. He used to be a teacher, but he thought of himself as a sorry excuse of a teacher back then and even until now. Though one student still lingers in his memories, memories which he’s trying so hard to forget.

As fate would have it, Satomi meets his student again: Usui, now grown up and a teacher. Will the two of them be able to settle things from eight years ago and find closure?

 

Warm Coffee

Story and Art : NANIN
Release Date: August 16, 2021

Ren-ei Hanemiya is a self-proclaimed ladies’ man. With his dazzling looks and flirting abilities, there should be no woman able to resist his charms… so why hasn’t he been able to find a girlfriend yet!? At his wit’s end, Ren-ei pops into a host club, where he believes he could work and up his chances of finding a pretty lady to court, especially after learning that all the hosts are gay.
Following his sudden interview, Ren-ei is hired on the spot by the host club’s young looking manager, Makoto Izumida, who also offers to share a room with him for the time being. Will Ren-ei successfully find a girlfriend at his new job? Or will he discover something about himself that he never knew was there?

 

Do As You Like

Story and Art : Choko Kabutomaru
Release Date: August 16, 2021

After a sour experience in his past, Manaya has sworn off all younger men for good. So, working at an all-boys high school as the school nurse is less than uneventful.

Manaya, instead, swoons for older and mature men like Kiyotsugu Tsuruga, the mysterious one-night stand he met and drunkenly invited to a hotel.
It’s already been three days but Manaya can’t stop thinking about him and his fancy tuxedo, going back and forth between regretting not getting his number, and justifying his decision because it was just a one-night thing.
Just as Manaya was daydreaming about meeting Tsuruga again, a fancy car pulls up in the school lot and out comes… none other than that exact man of his dreams!

 

NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT

Story and Art : Kazuki Natsume
Release Date: August 23, 2021

It’s been a long time since Haru, owner of the gay escort service “Rain,” left his yakuza days behind. But when the Ichijo clan, the group he had once belonged to, says he’s the only civilian they can trust to hide the clan head’s troublemaking son Yukitaka in line, there seems to be no choice for him but to follow suit. There’s just one problem, though – Yukitaka looks just like his half-brother Shigure, Haru’s lost love… A must-read for MODS fans!

 

Liar’s Atelier 

Story and Art : Hatoji Erosaki
Release Date: August 23, 2021

Wakaba Oda was a university student in art school when he first saw his artwork.

“Kouta’s paintings have the power to make you long for them.” Wakaba’s admiration and shock jolted him strong enough for him to switch from being a painter, which he so dearly loved, to a graphic designer, which was still fulfilling and practical.

Years pass, and Kouta, Wakaba, and Kouta’s twin brother Souta work together at the Ueda Gallery, the twins’ family business. The three make a great team, but only Souta can reel the two back when they get too lost within themselves, but he too may have his heart in the game…

Perhaps it’s the artists inside them, but Kouta and Wakaba can never be as straightforward and honest with themselves with their words as they can with their paintings.

So what are they trying to say when one has decided he won’t pick up a brush again and the other finds himself in an artist’s rut?

 

You Haven’t Seen The Best Of Me!

Story and Art : Toi Meguri
Release Date: August 23, 2021

Sakuya and Yuuki are best friends in their second year of high school and are in dire need of excitement outside of school and studying.

After finding out by chance that Sakuya’s older sister and Yuuki’s younger brother, Akito, are communicating online, Yuuki devises a plan wherein Sakuya poses as a girl to hit up Akito on the same social network.

One thing leads to another, and Akito invites “Sakura” (Sakuya’s online persona) to meet offline. Thrilled, Sakuya accepts, knowing full well that he is going to have to do something about this Sakura/Sakuya discrepancy…

 

Pink Heart Jam

Story and Art : Shikke
Release Date: August 25, 2021 (Chapter 6)

Country boy Haiga has many questions he wants to learn the answers to when he moves to the bustling capital for his university life – and one of them happens to be, “do I like guys, too?” When his upperclassmen dare him to check out a box spa behind Shinjuku’s Nichoume District, Haiga uses this opportunity to find out the answer to his question – and runs into his senior Kanae, who has one simple solution for him – clothes, off!

 

BY MY SIDE

Story and Art : Kazuki Natsume
Release Date: August 30, 2021

Kei and Chiyo have been each other’s best bros for the past ten years, and now they’re living in neighboring apartments as adults. Chiyo thinks that after spending most of their lives together, he knows everything there is to his friend…until he walks in on Kei, moaning his name in the dark.

 

There Is Only One Person Behind Me

Story and Art : Anmin
Release Date: August 30, 2021

A collection of stories about the magic of love and the power it has by shining a light on those who have been cast aside.

“There is Only One Person Behind Me”: How does one even deal with their lover’s body washed up on shore one day? Mr. Fujiwara goes through just that, but… is it his grief, or is he starting to see double?

“A Bad Human”: Mika and Asakawa met in university and clicked instantly. They had the same interests in music, humor, and hobbies. The one thing that they can’t get in sync with is their daily schedules…

“Cinderella.exe”: In an MMO, you can make your avatar look exactly like yourself or not. Satou is a university student with the online persona of cute and powerful “Maria.” Maria is married to the charming hero “Leonardo”… in the MMO. Will Satou ever be able to take things offline with his game-spouse?

“In Search of Something That Can’t Be Seen”: Ren Kashiwagi is recruiting ghosts. He has been able to see them his entire life, and he is sick of being ridiculed and called a liar. Won’t some kindhearted ghost come and save him from his woes!? Enter a human-like ghost that doesn’t get on too well with his kind. He’s willing to be captured to prove Ren’s point, but first, Ren has to figure out this mystery ghost’s identity!

“Gold, Wheat, and His Reins”: Yuusuke is content doing what he does. A part-time delivery truck driver and the occasional gig as a rope bondage artist. His hobby became his craft after a defining event in high school that made him want to escape, but what will he do when his past comes knocking at his door, or rather, he’s knocking on its door?

“The Vertex of a Triangle”: In the omegaverse, alphas reign superior in all aspects of life. On the other hand, omegas are often used and manipulated to fit alphas’ needs. That is exactly what is happening in front of Shima’s (beta) eyes, who can barely handle it all. His boss Mr. Sakuraba (alpha) relies on him to do the dirty work, and the omegas, in particular, likes to tease and try to seduce him. On top of it all, there’s something else going on behind Shima’s back…

 

Why Don’t We Start Sharing For Now?

Art: Akira Kanbe, Story: Minori Shima
Release Date: August 30, 2021

Thinking they could go to the same high school together, Kanade was shocked to find out that his friend Subaru had disappeared without a trace…

When they were younger, Kanade was always saving Crybaby Subaru from bullies. Realizing that he had to become stronger to ensure that Kanade would want to stay by his side, Subaru abruptly decides to go to America right before entering high school.

Years later, they meet again. Kanade is head over heels for a popular model, Kannon, and Subaru… still looks as unreliable as ever. And yet, Kanade doesn’t recognize his old friend whatsoever.

Determined to prove to Kanade that he has gotten cooler and more reliable over the years, Subaru devises a plan to have Kanade live with him. Thus begins their sharehouse lifestyle together.

Wanting to show his growth before unveiling their shared history, Subaru keeps his true identity a secret. But little did Kanade know, that Subaru is hiding not only one, but TWO secret identities!?

 

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