Hello from futekiya! It’s February, the month of love and we just finished rolling out our new Boys’ Love (BL) manga titles on futekiya this week! Here’s a recap of all the new BL manga releases plus a comeback from a title we all love!
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Touji is an average high school student who is terrible at dealing with people and struggles with physical contact. On one rainy day, all of Touji’s struggles come to a head when he encounters Itsuki Yato, a fellow classmate who touches him casually even when they first meet. Even though Touji isn’t great at socializing, Itsuki goes out of his way to talk to him and spend time with him. Gradually, Touji starts to want to learn more about Itsuki…
Takafumi often sees “him,” a man that is just his type, at his part-time job. Always in the same seat, always studying, Takafumi couldn’t help but notice him. When Takafumi moves into his friends dorm room, he discovers his new roommate is “him,” a college student named Miharu. Through a series of coincidences, Takafumi keeps crossing paths with Miharu and becomes more entangled with his life. This is… normal, right?
Two normal office workers, two lovers. After years of friendship and more than friendship, Homura and Takase go together on a trip. Though their trip is fun, it is also tinged with sadness. After they return home, Homura and Takase plan on ending their relationship. But, can they end it that easily?
A former child model hitting a rough patch, Keel enters a contract with Seiji Kanakawa. For one month, Keel is a live-in prostitute for Seiji and fulfills all of his requests, even requests to have Keel dress as a girl and top him. Keel grins and bears it since he is being paid good money. But, even though their relationship starts with a contract, what will happen when emotions become involved?
With kind guests, a reliable staff, and carefully selected ingredients, Tessho’s bistro is his ideal gastronomic oasis. Tessho’s life abruptly changes after he helps an injured cat. A few days after the cat vanishes, a young man named Nekota appears claiming to be an injured cat. Driven to pay Tessho back for his kindness, Nekota asks to work at the bistro. Tessho reluctantly hires this mysterious…catboy? But, who really is Nekota and why does he like Tessho so much?
At Aruko Hole, college students, salary workers, freeters, and unsuccessful musicians come to mingle. Tomo and Nao, two people from different walks of life, happen to meet one day at Aruko Hole. Despite their differences, they drunkenly become friends and start attending art exhibit “dates” together on the weekends. Their past and present anxieties burden them. But, as they reveal their worries to each other, their relationship becomes essential to both of them. This volume also contains a spin-off story about between a former musician and his “pure” but loyal friend and a one-shot about a pair working to improve their communication skills.
Chika, Nao, and Ryo are all friends… with extra, extra benefits. During a threesome, Nao, a loving and mischevious boyfriend with plenty of affection to go around, proposes Chika try out being a bottom. At first, Chika refuses, but after some convincing from Nao, he eventually gives his ass up to Ryo. Once Chika and Ryo start doing it, a whole new door opens to their relationship.
Determined to pay off his father’s debts, Yano works to create counterfeit money for the yakuza. Though he is really good, Yano can’t quite make his “artificial” money perfect. That is, until he has Makura, a man skilled at art and creating counterfeits, thrust onto him by the yakuza. Given permission to use him anyway he wants… how will Yano use his human copy machine?
Still a high schooler, Misumi is a skilled pianist with dreams of becoming professional. But, after a traumatic experience in his past, Misumi struggles to perform in public. When Minatobe suddenly begs Misumi to teach him how to play the piano, Misumi gradually overcomes his fears and through their friendship and then relationship.
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?
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