ALC and JManga present Fujieda Miyabi’s Ameiro Kochakan Kandan Vol.1 (飴色紅茶館歓談)! We were very excited to work on this for you. I’d love to see sales of this blow JManga out of the water. ^_^
Torikago no Shoujo-tachi (鳥籠の少女たち) looks excruciating, but I’ll probably read it anyway. ^_^;
Itazura Choucho has made it to a Volume 2 in which we’ll learn the results of the piano contest.
Comic Yuri Hime, March 2013 (コミック百合姫) issue hit shelves on Thursday and a whole lot of the mangaka were excited about it on Twitter.
Circus-themed Cirque Arachne (Cirque Arachne -サーク・アラクニ) by Saida Nika has wrapped up in Comic Yuri Hime and a collected volume is being released next month.
Speaking of Comic Yuri Hime. (Amazon JP has CYH and it’s collections cataloged very oddly. Instead of having a Yuri category, Yuri Hime is listed under Magazine> Comic/Anime/BL> Seinen Comic and the collections are listed as Book> Comic/Light Novel/BL> Comic. Clearly, Amazon employs no librarians or anyone with the vaguest clue how Indexing works.) But that isn’t my point at all. My point is that I just happened to check The January issue of Comic Yuri Hime it is coming in at #23 in its category and the March issue at #1. Since the magazine came out on Thursday, that’s seems a good sign. I know someone of you keep wondering how it’s doing. Ichijinsha does not, apparently, release circulation data for the magazine. Amazon does not release sales numbers, but that is at least a relative measurement of popularity this week that does not include any measure of direct sales. (Realistically, who buys comic magazines in Japan through Amazon JP? In or near a major city, you’d go to a store, or get a subscription.)
Episode 1 of Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers is up on the Nozomi/RightStuf channel on Youtube (Region blocking applies)
Via Fernando Ramos on Facebook, this awesome poster from the Kanagawa Rainbow Center sas, “Love Has Many Forms.”
The bit next to the red circles at the bottom says, “Whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual, love isn’t different.”
That’s a wrap for this week!
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