Hello from futekiya and happy October!
While this month we don’t have many Halloween themed Boys’ Love (BL) manga or scary stories, futekiya is here to give you goosebumps with high-quality BL. Listed below are the titles we are releasing this month. There might also be surprise additions, so be sure to follow us on Twitter for new updates.
October 2019 futekiya Boys’ Love Manga Releases: Publishers
Taro is a socially awkward 31-year-old with an unhealthy lifestyle and no intention of cooking his own meals. This all changes when he meets Haruki, the friendly neighborhood grocer. After forcing Taro to buy vegetables, Haruki encounters Taro in a public bath. One thing leads to another, and Taro and Haruki spend a drunken night that reveals Taro’s masochistic tendencies. Between feeding and pampering Taro, Haruki discovers he wants to smother Taro with his love.
When Satoru finally makes a move on Nagi and Gou confesses his feelings, Nagi has to decide between the two…or does he?
Apple was the number one call boy at Fruity until a jilted client attacked his face. What future can Apple find after his fall from popularity now that he is “bruised fruit?” Crazy Fruits also contains “Crazy Fruits: Spin-off” (Call-boy manager x host) and “The House Where You Live” (40-year-old divorcee x housekeeper).
Even though Chihiro is Shuto’s cousin, his neighbor, and a guy, Shuto has had feelings for him for five years. Shuto knows nothing good could come from these feelings. That doesn’t stop Shuto from kissing his cousin…and touching himself. When Chihiro catches Shuto kissing him, Shuto soon realize his unrequited love might still have hope.
Following the death of his parents, Motoharu raises his younger brother Akio. All on his own, Motoharu starts selling his body to make ends meet. Akio, an honors student with a bright future, often catches Motoharu sleeping with his “clients” and cleans up after him. But, despite the “perfect little brother” image, Akio harbors a dangerous brotherly love…
Lately, Misaki’s life has taken an odd turn. Going to work has become more difficult. It isn’t because he hates his job. Instead, Misaki is struggling to show his face at work because a brash college student called Kushiro is regularly bruising up his face. Misaki’s fights with Kushiro should have been normal. A typical jab here, an ordinary bruise there. But, as Kushiro keeps throwing the punches, Misaki realizes he might just like it. These brawls with Kushiro shouldn’t rouse… Misaki’s inner masochist, right?
After the sudden death of his debt-ridden father, Kumi’s past life as a high schooler ends forever. His future as a porn star begins when the yakuza throws Kumi into the care of Sakuma, a trainer of adult video talent. While Sakuma teaches Kumi the art of sex, Kumi can’t separate the feeling of love with sex. Flash forward years later. Kumi and Sakuma live together, work together, and sometimes even platonically share the same bed. They also found their own adult video production company called Lucky Hole. But, Kumi is never sure how Sakuma feels about him, especially when they both sleep around and never with each other. With their lives so intertwined and unraveled, what is their relationship?
Ibuki, a newly minted sex industry journalist, starts his career interviewing gay porn star Chihiro Yuki. But, when Ibuki tries to save Chihiro from a harassing director, he stumbles into his porn video debut!
Locked out of his home one day, Mizusawa runs across Takatsu, his homeroom teacher, drunk on a bench. In a stupor, Takatsu confesses he has been watching Mizusawa for three years and kisses him. Mizusawa had no interest in 37-year-old Takatsu…until that day. With a smirk on his face, Mizusawa begins teasing Takatsu about the incident, much to Takatsu’s horror. But, when Takatsu starts attending marriage interviews, Mizusawa realizes he wants his homeroom teacher. This volume also contains “You Wicked Spark,” a mature love story between a deliveryman and novelist.
October 2019 futekiya Boys’ Love Manga Releases: Independent Artists
A hardworking salaryman, Seiichi Natsuki has one weakness: he is scared of bugs. After work colleague Shun Tokita rescues him from one pesky praying mantis, Natsuki falls for Tokita and confesses to him. Tokita, though not initially attracted to men, accepts Natsuki’s feelings and deepens their relationship. But, when Natsuki faces pressure to have a family and marry, Natsuki realizes he might fear more than just insects…
This collection of short stories also includes “Firework of Daisies,” “A Normal Life,” “Those Who Sin Against Us,” and other touching stories by Ayu Yamane!
Without a home and parents, Nora struggles to make ends meet with his day job and night job despite being known as an “unsellable” male prostitute. But, one day during his night work, Nora meets Sherry, a young man unlike any of his other clients. As Sherry continues to visit Nora’s bed, Nora wonders if he has finally found a home.
Lust and Love in the New Academy by Hana
Full Bloom is a private all-boys academy known only by few where students learn the arts of seduction. After his parents kick him out and his hookup rejects him, Moga Kagesumi enrolls in Full Bloom’s idol department to learn how to support himself. Moga might not be the classical image of an idol, but he catches the eye of Gabriel, a successful fashion icon. When Gabriel wins a date with Moga, Moga discovers his future might be filled with more love than he expected.
About futekiya: Read what you love
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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