Hello from futekiya! January is almost over but we hope you started your year right by reading Boys’ Love (BL) manga in the futekiya Library! Here are the BL titles released in futekiya this January. Make sure to keep up with updates from futekiya by following our Twitter account!
Himari Uehara, for a first-year high school boy, knows very little about sex. Without his father at home and having skipped health in middle school, Himari is only confused when he wakes up with his boxers a mess and has no one for advice. Luckily, Himari has Gaku Asada, a new friend from high school who offers to teach him everything and more he missed out in health class.
Yutaka is a man with many faces. He’s an indie label producer, an art space and general store manager, and an escort on the side. While escorting, Yukata is hired by a succubus in training, Tsukasa. Though at first Yukata is wary of Tsukasa, he is soon charmed by him and decides to make Tsukasa into a top idol! Where will these two end up on this super roller coster love comedy?
For four years, Shougo Natsuka has loved his popular, perfect, and handsome classmate Hiro Hakushima. Out of fear of ruining Hiro’s reputation, Shougo never confessed his feelings and remained his friend over the years. Now in college, Shougo has started sleeping with Seno, a sex friend that is the exact opposite of Hiro. Shougo settles into a life with staying by Hiro’s side as his friend and releasing his urges on Seno. But, when Seno and Hiro experience a body-switch after an accident, will Shougo finally be able to touch Hiro through Seno’s body?
While other knights might pour their time into drinks and brothels, Gael Faris does not. He does not drink. He does not sleep around all for the grand plan of becoming a paladin. Though Gael has failed the paladin examination, he continues to perform his knightly duties for the town Fastes. While on his rounds, Gael accidentally recuses Elcielas, an elf, from thieves. Elcielas recruits Gael to escort him on his mission to the capital to save the king. But, will Gael be able to stay pure on their journey?
After seven years, Leo Koyanagi runs into Akito Oshinomi, a former classmate that dropped out of school, at a high school reunion. Akito had quit high school during their second year when photos of him having sex with men began circulating among the students. Though Leo and Akito were not close, Leo saved those photos and jacked off to them in secret. For years, Leo harbored a hidden lust for Akito that flared up again when he reunites with Akito at the reunion.
Wanting to blow off steam after seeing Akito, Leo heads over to a blowjob bar. Little does he know, Akito also works there…
Leaving the big city to a rural beach town, Rinpei Oikawa starts a new life as an employee at a blowjob shop. Rinpei starts his new job and has Makoto Hanamura, a coworker, to keep him company and teach him the ropes.
Soon after Oikawa begins working, he is recruited with Hanamura to train new employees at the oral arts. While they train the new workers, Hanamura discovers that Oikawa’s erotic side he tries to keep hidden…
After stalking one another, high school teacher Takatsu and former student Mizusawa finally start dating. Mizusawa, once a cheeky high schooler, is now a good-looking younger boyfriend to Takasu. A middle-aged man, Takasu isn’t accustomed to dating someone like Mizusawa and having his unrequited love requited.
This volume is a collection of stories focusing on Takasu and Mizusawa as they date and build a life together over the years.
Jin Inohara’s life as a veteran adult industry actor is sleeping with someone new. But, when he becomes an actor for the Cherry Bonbon series, Jin finds himself paired up long term with Hikaru Amou. Jin and Hikaru’s videos sell well, and they gain popularity as a pair, leading to more and more videos of them together. Yet, despite their intimacy on screen, Jin and Hikaru don’t know much about each other’s private lives. That is…until Jin realizes he lives in the same apartment building as Hikaru.
This volume also includes Maki Marukido’s debut work, “Wednesday Morning, 3:30 A.M.”
Yukio is a normal salaryman who one day becomes relatives through marriage with his former classmate Hijiri. Now brothers-in-law in a sense, Yukio and Hijiri meet again spend time with each other. But, when they kiss during a drunken moment, they realize they might have a deeper relationship than just friends and brothers-in-law.
During his third year in middle school, Yuya confesses to Ryo, a delinquent with a scary face. At first, Ryo doesn’t respond to the confession and they keep hanging out as friends. But, when Ryo finally asks Yuya if he still likes him in high school, these two finally start dating. So begins their love story that spans from middle school, high school, college, and adulthood! This volume also includes a short story about two men who start living together!
One fateful day, the Suzushima Appraisal Research Company recruits Chisa Hirako, an unassuming college student, as a part-timer. Without much thought, Chisa enters the mysterious company and joins company president Suzushima and Uozumi to investigate “the authenticity of objects.” Chisa soon discovers through his investigations strange coincidences and threads of clumsy romance.
La Danse des Amants: The Dance of Lovers by YANAGISAWA Yukio (Release date: January 28, 2020)
Although he is a talented modern dancer, Regis is plowing through a creative slump for his dance troupe’s Christmas performance. But, no matter what he does, Regis can’t perform to his perfectionist standards. Frustrated, Regis first lashes out at his dance partner and then seeks the bodily comfort of his step-brother, fellow dancer, roommate Yuui. Intertwined with Yuui’s life and body, can Regis find a release from his past and pain? This volume also includes stories about members in Regis and Yuui’s dance troupe.
How to Kill a Heart by Kashio (Release Date: January 30, 2020)
When his father remarries in his fifties, Haruki suddenly becomes step-brothers with Hikaru, a boy ten years his junior. Hikaru usually is a shy boy, but he likes Haruki immediately. Like an ideal little brother, Hikaru asks Haruki to play with him and spend time with him. But, Hikaru might like Haruki more than as a brother…and he might not be so innocent about it.
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