Kemono Kemono School (私立けもけも学園), 2014 by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀)...







Kemono Kemono School (私立けもけも学園), 2014 
by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀) 

Raccoons, tigers, and bears, oh my! Kaz’s new doujinshi is a G-rated furry tale for all ages. Kemono Kemono School will be released on October 13th at Kemoket, a furry doujin fest in the Kansai region.

Prolific, interdisciplinary mangaka that he is, Ichikawa will be boothing at two more doujinshi festivals this month: the June-inspired BL festival J.Garden37 on October 19th; and Ossan Paradise (おっさんパラダイス), for those who appreciate older men, on October 25th.

Kemono Kemono School (私立けもけも学園), 2014 by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀)...







Kemono Kemono School (私立けもけも学園), 2014 
by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀) 

Raccoons, tigers, and bears, oh my! Kaz’s new doujinshi is a G-rated furry tale for all ages. Kemono Kemono School will be released on October 13th at Kemoket, a furry doujin fest in the Kansai region.

Prolific, interdisciplinary mangaka that he is, Ichikawa will be boothing at two more doujinshi festivals this month: the June-inspired BL festival J.Garden37 on October 19th; and Ossan Paradise (おっさんパラダイス), for those who appreciate older men, on October 25th.

AtomicBoyX at Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground conducted a great...







AtomicBoyX at Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground conducted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) about his new mainstream manga series, My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫)! In the interview, Tagame discusses an earlier attempt to create a gay manga story for a mainstream magazine that ended in rejection and disappointment. 

The editor who called me pushed the story to his boss very hard. Finally, his boss, the chief editor of the magazine reject it. But several months ago, they started a new manga about a gay couple by female author who is a best selling Yaoi manga artist in their magazine. I felt I learned many things from this experience, but for now, I’ll keep shut my mouth. Maybe you can imagine feeling.

It’s telling that this (unnamed) magazine decided to pass on Tagame’s proposal but went on to publish a gay story from a female author. BL is such a popular genre that I’m sure from an editor’s perspective, it was a much safer bet to hire an author from that world than even a seasoned gay manga artist like Tagame. Luckily for us, Monthly Action magazine was willing to take a risk on Tagame’s vision! 

via Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground

AtomicBoyX at Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground conducted a great...







AtomicBoyX at Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground conducted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) about his new mainstream manga series, My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫)! In the interview, Tagame discusses an earlier attempt to create a gay manga story for a mainstream magazine that ended in rejection and disappointment. 

The editor who called me pushed the story to his boss very hard. Finally, his boss, the chief editor of the magazine reject it. But several months ago, they started a new manga about a gay couple by female author who is a best selling Yaoi manga artist in their magazine. I felt I learned many things from this experience, but for now, I’ll keep shut my mouth. Maybe you can imagine feeling.

It’s telling that this (unnamed) magazine decided to pass on Tagame’s proposal but went on to publish a gay story from a female author. BL is such a popular genre that I’m sure from an editor’s perspective, it was a much safer bet to hire an author from that world than even a seasoned gay manga artist like Tagame. Luckily for us, Monthly Action magazine was willing to take a risk on Tagame’s vision! 

via Gaijin • Tokyo • Underground

Lilliput (リリパット), 2014 Manga by Tsukasa Matsuzaki (松崎司) Tsukasa...







Lilliput (リリパット), 2014 
Manga by Tsukasa Matsuzaki (松崎司)

Tsukasa Matsuzaki’s Lilliput tells the tale of Shiro Sakisaka, a 155cm (5'1") teacher whose lifelong height complex fuels the mixture of fear and desire he feels toward new teacher Haruto Kuroki, who towers above him at over 2 meters (6'6") tall.

Published by Takeshobo’s BL-oriented imprint, the Bamboo Comics Qpa Collection (バンブーコミックス Qpaコレクション) on August 16th, 2014. Available on Amazon.co.jp.