Opening Ceremony’s Dana Melanz interviews MASSIVE’s Graham...





Opening Ceremony’s Dana Melanz interviews MASSIVE’s Graham Kolbeins and Anne ishii as well as Jiraiya (児雷也) in their blog feature “New-to-OC Brand MASSIVE on Husky Gay Asian Erotica”! Jiraiya discusses gay life in Japan and sheds some insight on the “best couple,” Asakichi (朝吉) and Seiji (清次) who appear on his sweatshirt:

Just for fun, I asked Jiraiya what a date would be like between the two men featured on his sweatshirt. He replied, “I wouldn’t want these two to ever go on a so-called ‘normal’ date. I picture them traveling in a beat up, dirty vehicle––destination unknown.”

OC’s post also includes a portrait I took of Jiraiya when we were visiting him in Sapporo. It’s part of our upcoming book, Massive: Gay Erotica Manga and the Men Who Make It!

Anne Ishii cuddling up with Asakichi and Seiji. The Jiraiya...



Anne Ishii cuddling up with Asakichi and Seiji. The Jiraiya Sweatshirt is just so dreamy!

Orders began shipping out today. Watch your mailboxes!

Anne Ishii cuddling up with Asakichi and Seiji. The Jiraiya...



Anne Ishii cuddling up with Asakichi and Seiji. The Jiraiya Sweatshirt is just so dreamy!

Orders began shipping out today. Watch your mailboxes!

We’re proud to announce the Jiraiya Sweatshirt from MASSIVE!!...









We’re proud to announce the Jiraiya Sweatshirt from MASSIVE!!

Featuring an iconic original illustration by Jiraiya (児雷也), virtuoso of Japanese gay artwork and one of our favorite artists on the planet, the sweatshirt is an ode to gachimuchi (ガチムチ) love. Here’s what Jiraiya said about the two men on the sweatshirt, Asakichi (朝吉) and Seiji (清次):

These two guys have the same muscle mass, but I’d guess different body fat percentages.

In my opinion, they’re a perfect couple. But if they fight, their house will be partially destroyed.

Be one of the first 50 people to pre-order and receive a free card signed by Jiraiya! The sweatshirts are currently being manufactured in Los Angeles and orders will begin shipping at the end of November. 

We’ll have the sample (modeled above by MASSIVE’s Anne Ishii) on display this weekend at Bent-Con. Come by and check it out!

We’re proud to announce the Jiraiya Sweatshirt from MASSIVE!!...









We’re proud to announce the Jiraiya Sweatshirt from MASSIVE!!

Featuring an iconic original illustration by Jiraiya (児雷也), virtuoso of Japanese gay artwork and one of our favorite artists on the planet, the sweatshirt is an ode to gachimuchi (ガチムチ) love. Here’s what Jiraiya said about the two men on the sweatshirt, Asakichi (朝吉) and Seiji (清次):

These two guys have the same muscle mass, but I’d guess different body fat percentages.

In my opinion, they’re a perfect couple. But if they fight, their house will be partially destroyed.

Be one of the first 50 people to pre-order and receive a free card signed by Jiraiya! The sweatshirts are currently being manufactured in Los Angeles and orders will begin shipping at the end of November. 

We’ll have the sample (modeled above by MASSIVE’s Anne Ishii) on display this weekend at Bent-Con. Come by and check it out!