romance

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In this collection of romantic shorts, an independent young transporter with a complicated past loses his heart when he lends his services to an enigmatic man who claims to be yakuza; a jaded high-schooler plays wingman for a shy boy he suspects of…

False Memories, vol. 1

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“I don’t think I’d mind if it were with you.” They thought it would just be casual, but one passionate evening between high school friends Nakano and Tsuda changes everything. Unfortunately, neither knows how much that night meant to the other.…

Tableau Numéro 20

Tableau Numéro 20

In the title story of this collection of shorts from talented, imaginative manga-ka est em, an art restorer encounters unexpected complications when he’s brought in to identify and repair a recently-unearthed painting, the mysterious subject of which has captivated him…

Awkward Silence, vols. 1-3

Awkward Silence vol. 1

Artistically talented but painfully shy Satoru has a crush on baseball star Keigo. Satoru spends his afternoons watching and drawing his handsome crush, even though he can’t get up the nerve to approach him. One day, Keigo surprises Satoru by…

Punch Up! Vol. 1-4

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Maki Motoharu is a professional architect content to let his conservative clients think he’s too devoted to his job to take a wife. The truth is that Motoharu is a closeted homosexual with a thing for younger men. He is also workaholic…

His Favorite, vols. 1-4

With his bulging eyes, pinprick irises, and prominently scarred cheek, shorty oddball Yoshida is already the butt of jokes at his high school. Things only get worse when tall, handsome Sato, the most popular boy in school, starts hanging all…

Three Wolves Mountain

Loner Kaya Susugi has two things in his life: the cafe he owns, which he runs during the day, and the graveyard that he guards at night, protecting it from human thieves and supernatural threats alike. Until one day he…

Honey Darling

Walking home one night from his dead-end job at a pachinko parlor, 21-year-old Chihiro is bemoaning his lack of ambition and direction in life when he surrenders to the plaintive cries of an abandoned kitten and acquires a four-legged roommate.…

Barbara

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As popular as Osamu Tezuka has been in the United States, many of his works have still not been localized for non-Japanese readers. Thanks to Kickstarter, the online crowdsourcing website, American audiences now have the opportunity to read a considerably…

Oh My Goddess! vol. 1-3

Boy dials wrong number, mistakenly orders a magical goddess. Wackiness ensues. When boiled right down that’s the plotline of Oh My Goddess! which has kept the series going for over twenty years. In the first three volumes we are introduced…

Age Called Blue

Nick and Billy’s dreams of being rock stars are a big part of their friendship, but when Nick steals Billy’s guitar and the take from their show and runs away, the friendship may never be the same. Can Joe, an…

Color

Art student Takashiro is stunned when a painting of his titled “Color” is hung next to a very similar painting with the exact same title. It’s as if the artist, Sakae, is expressing the same emotions in exactly the same…

Living for Tomorrow

Finally the yaoi gods have heard my pleas and have released a Taishi Zaou title in the U.S. My copy of Living for Tomorrow, from DMP’s new Doki Doki, was welcomed into the house with much celebrating. (Well, on my…

Future Lovers, vol. 2

After reading in love with Future Lovers, vol. 1, you can imagine how excited I was to get in volume two. This second volume isn’t as amazingly strong, but it still has realistic feel to it as our loving, but…

Future Lovers, vol. 1

All Kento Kumayaga wants is a family. Raised by his grandparents, the young teacher just wants to meet a nice girl, settle down, and raise children. But the girl he chooses is underwhelmed by his cut-to-the-chase proposal and then, to…

Challengers, vol. 1-4

Out drinking one night with his best friend, young businessman Mitsugu runs into a naive college freshman, Tomoe. He is blindsided when he realizes that he is falling for Tomoe, but the boy is not a very emotional person, so…

Our Everlasting, vol. 1

Our Everlasting is a sweet, sexy story of love between two guys. Unlike many yaoi manga, where the relationships range from unbearably angsty (he could never love me! He’s straight!) to disturbing (older men with teenagers? No thanks), these lovers…

Desire

Toru thinks he has all he needs – a loyal best friend, Ryoji, who makes him laugh and an encouraging art mentor, Kashiwazaki, pushing him to excel at painting. Never mind that he’s been in love with Ryoji for years…