a_ngua: (kitty)





"The North American manga publisher Viz Media announced at its Yaoi-Con panel on Saturday that it will launch its SuBLime boys-love manga imprint with the digital release of Tarako Kotobuki's Love Pistols (Sex Pistols) and Haruka Minami's Danna-sama to Mitsugetsuchū this December.

The worlwide imprint is a partnership with the Japanese companies ANIMATE and Libre Publishing. SuBLime will offer manga digitally on the website SuBLimeManga.com, with a download-to-own option for many titles. The imprint will then offer selected titles in print starting next summer."

(from ANIMENEWSNETWORK)

Now, since I’m personally not interested in digital copies I was really delighted with prospects there will be few actual paper copies of popular manga. It will be first opportunity to buy some Naono Bohra’s - “Three Wolves Mountain” and I really wanted to have at least one of her mangas, also one of my favorites from Shiuko Kano – “Punch Up”!!!

SuBLime's print lineup will launch with the following titles:

Three Wolves Mountain
By Bohra Naono

Spring 2012



Hachimitsu Darling
By Norikazu Akira

Spring 2012



Punch Up Volume 1
By Shiuko Kano

Summer 2012



Aitsu no Daihonmei Volume 1
By Suzuki Tanaka

Summer 2012



These are the titles we should expect in spring/summer next year!
… if Mayan people are totally in wrong this time… *wink* there is something actually nice waiting for me/us in spring :)
Only wory/concern left for me - if these titles will be available trough BookDepository?
They have Viz Media releases, so...  :)

LJ mini-rant:
I couldn’t copy-paste in rich editor, nor I can copy text from here?! Also, I can’t upload pics from my comp… *annoyed*

Thanks for nothing LJ, yeah no problems at all… (lj status) :(

Edit:
Link for additional info and other digital releases to be :
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-22/viz-launches-sublime-boys-love-manga-line-with-love-pistols


a_ngua: (Tanagura)

Since this entry is to be open (public) I’ll write sort of…“general” review and put carefully chosen pictures. Pity though for the best what is there will remain… hidden (except for those who will venture into fandom ;P).

 

There are lots of stories and couples in BL genre I really like. I feel almost bad not having a chance to mention at least few of them, but since it has to be one pair I choose

 

Riki and Iason  from  Ai no Kusabi  ( 間の楔 )




 

Original characters from novel written by Yoshihara Rieko, for most fans they made their debut in very successful OVA and instantly become popular pairing for numerous fanfictions.
Unfortunately never made into manga, but I found several DJ’s on net, to my knowledge only one of them is (fan) translated in English :(

 Presented in sci-fi milieu story is depicting impossible liaison and harsh reality and life on planet whose habitant are divided in strict casts and ruled by AI…

Main protagonists are Iason Mink, member of the highest cast,  made by AI for purpose of serving and protecting his maker and Riki, member of the lowest cast, human, who is trying to break trough firm barriers of society and move up on the social ladder.

Accidental meeting was all it took to move waves of unfortunate events…

For sake of those who haven’t ssw OVA or read novels I’ll skip the detailed description, but I can tell for certain, those who like to read novels and dare to dive into this one will be rewarded with multi layered and complex story and characters.

 

I hope this is not against rules,  I just want to give to future potential readers a bit of “taste” from original novel:


From Riki’s POV

...His captor was a good had taller than himself, if not more so. He peered down at Riki from commanding height...

...His exceeding attractiveness awakened in Riki an almost instinctual fear. A countenance so flawless, unforgiving, and sagacious that the word "elite" fit him perfectly. There was a touch of callousness - even cruelty - about him that coursed through Riki like an electric shock.
              Together with the luxuriant golden hair that symbolized his supreme authority, his was a beauty that all but forced others to bow down before him. For there stood a God of Beauty that maintained about himself an inviolable sense of dignity that defied the ordinary definition of arrogance.
              There stood Iason Mink.





 

 

From Iason’s POV

As android bioengineered from the distilled essence of a biological brain, Iason knew that he shouldn’t experiencing that. But the faint pulse of something called “emotion” would not disappear.

 … at times he felt the hunger that reason could not contain. Did he want Riki more than he can bear? Is there one among us who wouldn’t envy such a glittering soul?”
Roaring with anger and denying everything was easy—but Iason has opened a door he could no longer shut. His impulses killed reason. Iason was already aware that somewhere within him, however faintly, he had been endowed with the instincts of an ordinary human.





 

Pictures are from OVA (1992)

Profile

a_ngua: (Default)
a_ngua

December 2014

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21 222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 27th, 2017 08:41 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios