VIZ Media’s SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga has announced that it has licensed Natsuki Kizu’s Given manga, Meguru Hinohara’s Secret XXX and Therapy Game manga, Ranmaru Zariya’s Liquor & Cigarettes manga, Chise Ogawa’s Caste Heaven manga, and Scarlet Beriko’s Jealousy manga. All titles will be available in print and digital versions.
SuBLime will release the first volume of Given in February 2020, followed by the second to fifth volumes in May 2020, August 2020, November 2020, and February 2021, respectively.
The imprint will release Secret XXX in April 2020.
SuBLime will release Therapy Game‘s first volume in June 2020 and its second volume in September 2020.
The imprint will release Liquor & Cigarettes in January 2020.
SuBLime will release Caste Heaven‘s first to fourth volumes in March, June, September, and December 2020, respectively.
SuBLime will release the first and second volumes of Jealousy in July and October 2020, respectively.
VIZ Media’s SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga has announced that it has licensed Venio Tachibana and Rihito Takarai’s Seven Days: Monday-Thursday and Seven Days: Friday-Sunday manga. The imprint will release both manga in one volume in print and digitally in December 2019.
Tachibana launched the series with Takarai’s art in Taiyō Tosho’s Craft magazine in 2007. Taiyō Tosho released the first compiled book volume, Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, in 2007, followed by the second and final volume, Seven Days: Friday-Sunday, in 2009.
SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, announces a new romantic comedy from Isaku Natsume with the release of Candy Color Paradox on March 12, 2019.
Candy Color Paradox is rated “M” for Mature Readers. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. Digital editions of Candy Color Paradox will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. per volume. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Fans can also purchase a digital version through NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and ComiXology. SuBLime will publish subsequent volumes of Candy Color Paradox on a quarterly basis.
Satoshi Onoe, a reporter for a weekly magazine, has a new stakeout partner, and he’s anything but thrilled about it. Photographer Motoharu Kaburagi’s unconventional reporting methods and overall bad attitude are enough to drive Onoe insane. But the more the two work together, the closer they get.
“Despite reporter Onoe and photographer Kaburagi’s constant bickering on their stakeouts, these polar opposites soon discover a strong mutual attraction,” says Marlene First, Editor. “Readers will fall in love with this new work from one of the most highly regarded yaoi authors.”
Isaku Natsume’s previous works include SuBLime titles False Memories, Ginger Honey, and Devil’s Honey, as well as Dash!, Tight Rope, and her debut title, No Color. She has also published several doujinshi (independent comics) under the circle names “139” and “Cheke-rara.”
VIZ Media’s SuBLime imprint for boys-love manga has announced that it has licensed Tanaka Ogeretsu’s Yarichin Bitch Club (Yarichin Bitch-bu) manga, and plans to begin publishing the manga in print and digitally in November 2019.
The manga focuses on Takashi Tōno, a boy who has just transferred to Morimori Academy, a private boarding school deep in the mountains. He meets Yaguchi, his first and only friend, but as he is bad at sports he does not join the soccer club with Yaguchi. He opts instead for the easy photography club. but finds that it is also called the “Playboy Bitch Club,” and is filled with many colorful and interesting upperclassmen. Another boy named Kashima joins at the same time as Tōno, and ends up confessing to Tōno on the spot. Tōno finds Yaguchi cute, but Yaguchi can’t help but blush and be embarrassed around Kashima.
VIZ Media’s SuBLime imprint for yaoi manga has announced that it has licensed Scarlet Beriko’s Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato (Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki or Tatsuyuki Oyamato the 4th) manga and plans to release it in print and digital in August 2019.
Shinshokan published the manga’s compiled volume in 2015. The manga is available in English as individual chapters on the Renta! website under the title Tatsuyuki Oyamato the 4th.
The story is a spin-off of Beriko’s Minori’s Hand manga, which Renta! also offers in English.
SuBLime launches a new manga series about a forbidden romance between a werewolf and a human with the print and digital debut of Coyote on October 9, 2018.
The series, by creator Ranmaru Zariya, is rated “M” for Mature. Print editions carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN and the digital versions will have an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. per volume. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled E-reader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Fans can also purchase a digital version through NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and ComiXology.
Coyote, a werewolf living among humans, goes through life hiding his true identity. But when the handsome pianist he’s had his eye on catches Coyote off guard during his first heat, forbidden passion explodes.
“Coyote is Ranmaru Zariya’s second English-language release, following VOID, her first work with us,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “When the supernatural and human worlds collide, primal urges cause tensions to mount and sparks to fly. There’s more than one kind of heat emanating from this title!”
Manga creator Ranmaru Zariya also publishes doujinshi (independent comics) under the circle name “Zaria.”
SuBLime delivers the English-language debut of creator Ogeretsu Tanaka’s manga series Escape Journey on September 11, 2018.
The new series about a love that is rekindled between a pair of former schoolmates is rated “M” for Mature Readers. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. Digital editions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled E-reader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo E-readers as well as on Google Play and ComiXology. SuBLime will publish subsequent volumes of the series three times a year, ending with Volume 3.
In Escape Journey, Naoto and Taichi’s first try at love during their high school days crashed and burned. Years later the two unexpectedly reunite on their first day of college. Tumultuous love often burns hot, and the glowing embers of their previous relationship reignite into a second try at love.
“Fans are going to enjoy this love story about high school ex’s rediscovering in adulthood their complicated feelings for each other,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “Like it or not, Taichi and Naoto still have an undeniable chemistry. Find out if these college students overcome their high school hang-ups or instead make the same mistakes that originally tore them apart.”
In addition to creating boys’ love manga, Ogeretsu Tanaka also creates non-BL stories under the pen name Tanaka Marumero.