VIZ Media’s boys’ love imprint SuBLime has announced two upcoming titles: Kiss Ariki by Youka Nitta and Awkward Silence by Hinako Takanaga.
Kiss Ariki will be available in print and digital formats in August 2012, followed by a new volume every quarter. Awkward Silence will be available in print and digital formats in July 2012, followed by a new volume every quarter.
Kiss Ariki is described as:
Touru’s father, the head of a yakuza fraction, orders him to a deserted island with Matsumi, the son of his second in command, to keep him out of harm’s way. Matsumi is a studious honest guy and doesn’t much care for Touru. As the two become bored, they use each other’s bodies under the pretext of just “helping each other out,” but isn’t touching to kill time ultimately the same as sex?
Awkward Silence is described as:
Satoru is an introvert with a longtime crush on Keigo, a popular boy on the baseball team. But much to his surprise, Keigo comes up to him and asks him out. Satoru is so overcome he can’t respond. Will Satoru be able to get past his shyness, or will he lose his chance with the boy he loves?