futekiya turns one!

Thank you for your support!

Today marks futekiya’s first anniversary as an online subscription service for Boys’ Love manga. We could have not made it this far without the support of futekiya’s readers and subscribers.

Please allow our team to express our gratitude to everyone (we don’t get to do this often!).


Narita - futekiya first anniversary

Hyoe Narita
Chairman and Board Member

I was there when a certain Boys’ Love label started in the US and saw BL as a genre well-loved by people around the world. I am happy that nine years later, BL is thriving much more than ever, and fans have more options to read BL.

futekiya launched just right after I joined Fantasista, and to see it grow into a brand supported by the community makes this old man very happy. The new generation is undoubtedly taking the reins, and it is up to you to keep the ship afloat.

Thank you for your support, and I hope you continue supporting futekiya in the coming years.



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Hiroki Kurihara
President and Board Member

Because of BL fans around the world, we are able to celebrate futekiya’s first year. Thank you.
Even though at the beginning, I nervously wondered “how many worldwide BL fans are there really?”
But now I know there are readers from over 60 countries supporting futekiya today.
We will continue to bring exciting new BL to our worldwide audience, even titles fans have never seen before. Please look forward to it!


Takano - futekiya first anniversary

Board Member and Head of Development

Dear futekiya readers from around the world,
Thank you for continuing to use and enjoy our service day in and day out.
Thanks to all of you, futekiya has been up and running for a whole year now since its launch.
Although our launch was modest in content and features, you supported us from the very beginning and for that, I am nothing but grateful to you all.
We apologize that we can’t answer all of your requests, but we all read your tweets about futekiya and we take them to heart when designing our service.
We will keep improving and working to do you proud. We greatly appreciate your continued support!


Emma - futekiya first anniversary

Emma Hanashiro


Wow, I can’t believe it’s been one year. (It honestly feels like it’s been five!)

Thank you to the subscribers and supporters so much for your patience and support over this past year. futekiya is a team effort, and I want to thank all of my colleagues, proofreaders, and everyone working with us to bring futekiya to life.

At the start, I was afraid every day how long we could last. Making it this far is heartening and makes me want to cry sometimes. So much has happened around the world, and starting our second year in 2020 is an…experience. But I hope futekiya readers are staying safe and well where you are and that the manga you read on futekiya can bring some happiness or comfort. We’ll see how the future unfolds!


Gladys - futekiya first anniversary

Gladys Angala


futekiya turns one today!!! Thank you for your support up until now!

I joined the team two months after futekiya launched, and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I eventually took charge of the blog and updates on social media. We are fortunate to have very kind followers. Eventually, we were bringing futekiya to events and I am overwhelmed to see the support we received from fans around the world every time we join a convention. futekiya is not just a service; it is a community.

I hope you will continue to be a part of this community from hereon. futekiya wouldn’t have gotten this far without your support, comments, and suggestions. Thank you and keep reading what you love!


designer A

Graphic Designer

Thank you all so much for always reading futekiya!
Thanks to all of our supporters, we are able to celebrate futekiya’s first year.
Although we still have much room for development, we hope for your continued support of futekiya.



Web Engineer


We are here and able to celebrate futekiya’s first anniversary because of supporters like you all.
I will keep working as hard as I can to make sure we are always providing happiness with our service.
I hope we can continue to receive your kind support.

From Japan, with love



Web Engineer


BL is forever


We hope for your continued support in helping us grow! BL IS FOREVER!


About futekiya: BL manga subscription

Boys' Love Manga Subscription Service futekiya promotional image

In 2018, futekiya began as a Boys’ Love manga news and culture website operated by FANTASISTA, INC., a CG/VR production studio based in Tokyo, Japan. futekiya transformed into a budding global distributor of officially licensed BL manga in 2019.

futekiya launched as an online subscription service for officially licensed BL manga on July 8, 2019. Determined to connect fans around the world with English-translated BL legally and conveniently, futekiya empowers readers to support creators and the manga industry.

Readers who subscribe to futekiya and pay a flat monthly fee of $6.99 will have access to our expanding library of English-language manga. To subscribe, please go to read.futekiya.com and create an account. More information is in our guide.

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