“The Chase,” 1986 Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) This early...









“The Chase,” 1986
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)

This early work by Gengoroh Tagame was published in Bara-Komi, a special issue of Barazoku and the first magazine devoted entirely to gay manga. Barazoku editor Bungaku Ito printed the work without Tagame’s knowledge, under the name “Gen Yagihara.” Tagame was 19 years old, and had just returned from a trip to Europe where he’d seen the work of American comic artist Bill Ward for the first time. This manga is heavily influenced by Ward’s aesthetic.

Time Capsule (タイムカプセル), 2014 Manga by Kuro Nohara (野原くろ)...



















Time Capsule (タイムカプセル), 2014 
Manga by Kuro Nohara (野原くろ) 
Soundtrack CD by cali≠gari

Page Count: 548 pages 
Dimensions: 5.8" x 8.25" 
Language: Japanese 
Release Date: (second edition) August 13, 2014 
Publisher: B&B Comics

Kuro Nohara’s definitive omnibus, Time Capsule, collects 27 of the mangaka’s best comics from the 1990s, many of which were originally published in the late Barazoku magazine. Nohara’s unmistakable style employs a light touch to highlight the sweet, tender moments of adolescent romance. This collection is accompanied by a CD featuring original music by the legendary visual kei rock band cali≠gari!

Time Capsule (タイムカプセル), 2014 Manga by Kuro Nohara (野原くろ)...



















Time Capsule (タイムカプセル), 2014 
Manga by Kuro Nohara (野原くろ) 
Soundtrack CD by cali≠gari

Page Count: 548 pages 
Dimensions: 5.8" x 8.25" 
Language: Japanese 
Release Date: (second edition) August 13, 2014 
Publisher: B&B Comics

Kuro Nohara’s definitive omnibus, Time Capsule, collects 27 of the mangaka’s best comics from the 1990s, many of which were originally published in the late Barazoku magazine. Nohara’s unmistakable style employs a light touch to highlight the sweet, tender moments of adolescent romance. This collection is accompanied by a CD featuring original music by the legendary visual kei rock band cali≠gari!

Barazoku (薔薇族) magazine issue #40, May 1976 Cover artwork by...



Barazoku (薔薇族) magazine issue #40, May 1976 
Cover artwork by Sadao Hasegawa (長谷川サダオ)

Barazoku (薔薇族) magazine issue #40, May 1976 Cover artwork by...



Barazoku (薔薇族) magazine issue #40, May 1976 
Cover artwork by Sadao Hasegawa (長谷川サダオ)