Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, announced the license acquisition of five manga titles from Thirdline during the Manga Planet and futekiya Panel at Anime North presents Momiji’s Online Experience (MOE). The following titles will be added to the futekiya Library in August 2020:
I Love You So Do As I Say
Story and Art: Konoko Kino
Release Date: August 3, 2020
In a cursed forest rumored to be the lair of a demon lord and the witch who summoned him, different creatures find sanctuary within it and lived peacefully. One of them is a lonely werewolf who just wanted to be friends with other creatures of the forest but to no avail due to his scary appearance despite his kind nature. One night, the werewolf smells an odd scent in the forest, which led him to a vampire with a great bloodlust. Did the wolf finally find a friend, or is something else?
I Want You So Much That I’ll Let Him Violate Me
Story and Art: Funa
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Ever since Kimichika was young, he’s had a great fascination and infatuation with his grandfather’s beautiful android, Dill. When his cousin Taneatsu, inherits everything, including Dill, after their grandfather’s death, he makes a deal with Taneatsu to attain Dill’s ownership. The condition: he has to satisfy Taneatsu in every way possible. And thus starts a complicated relationship between the three of them.
Story and Art: Shuma
Release Date: August 5, 2020
Itsuki’s little brother books a rental boyfriend for fun, whom he ditches and ropes Itsuki into taking his place. Itsuki doesn’t quite know if he’s gay or not yet, but what he does know is that he can’t help but want to be around handsome, considerate rental boyfriend Taisei more and more. Does their relationship have any chance of being more than a rental transaction?
Touch of a Brush
Story and Art: Shuma
Release Date: August 6, 2020
Calligrapher Suizan Kataoka doesn’t want to be the center of attention. But after a chance meeting with kimono shop owner Tsumugi Yuki, he gets swept into a kimono photoshoot that catapults him into sudden stardom. Suizan doesn’t think he’s worth all this attention, but will Tsumugi’s aggressive pursuit of him win him over?
The Time a Gangster was Reincarnated as Ranmaru Mori ~Darn it, Nobunaga! So, You Plan on Making Me Your Page!?~
Story and Art: Sato Fuyumi
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Hajime gets the tables turned on him when his subordinates rise against his rule, and when he wakes up… he’s in another body?! Stuck in what seems to be some super-detailed period drama set, the first thing Hajime should do is leave, but good luck on that when some guy pushes him down, takes him home, has his way with him, and makes him his page – the guy happens to be Nobunaga Oda!
*English titles and release dates subject to change without prior notice.
Fans will be able to read the first chapters of these BL titles for free. Subscribers to futekiya will have access to the entire volume as well as the manga titles published by Shodensha Publishing Co., Home-sha Inc., Parsola Inc., Julian Publishing, and independent BL artists in the futekiya Library.
The futekiya Library currently has 150 BL manga titles and new titles will be added in the coming months. The futekiya team plans to have at least 400 titles available to subscribers by the end of 2020.
About futekiya: BL manga subscription
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.
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