Tokyo Recap: Big Gym Pickups Edition! I could spend all my money...



















Tokyo Recap: Big Gym Pickups Edition!

I could spend all my money at Big Gym and I pretty much did. I made three trips to the store while in Tokyo, including when I darted through the rain just hours before my return flight, to pick up the Kuro Nohara (野原くろ)-drawn Big Gym calendar page for January 2015.

On the 1st of each month in 2015, the store will release the next month’s calendar drawn by a mystery mangaka, and you can collect them all in a little plastic jewel case! The calendars come free with ¥1000+ purchase, so I bought a cute fundoshi and made sure to take home a copy of the fundoshi-tying instruction manual. 

Other fun stuff:

  • A hand fan advertising Ueno Cave, the bathhouse next door to Big Gym’s Ueno location. All of Ueno Cave’s graphic design and promo flyers feature original artwork by Go Fujimoto (藤本郷).
  • Big Gym’s new print edition of Seizoh Ebisubashi (戎橋政造)’s manga Mr. Tokugawa, Fifth Grade, Room 4, Homeroom Teacher (五年四組徳川先生), originally released digitally, and included in English translation in the Massive anthology.
  • Pure (ピュア), a collaborative doujinshi including work by Kaz Ichikawa (市川和秀)
  • The first volume of Hiko (ヒコ)’s sexy manga Country Life (舎暮し), published by Furukawa Shobou.
  • Fumi Miyabi (文雅) gave us the first two volumes of his great series about contemporary gay life, Back Alley of Bunga Temple (路地裏の文雅堂), and there were also copies on shelves at Big Gym. 
  • I finally got Takaku Nozomu (高玖のぞむ)’s Minna Yatteru Ka? (みんなヤってるか?), the one with the hot sunburned fat guy on the cover! 
  • White Polo Shirt Daddy (白いポロシャツとオヤジ), the new doujinshi by Satoru Sugajima (菅嶋さとる), made for Ossan Paradise!

fabrissou: Gifts from Japan 2 Gay doujinshi edition Such a...



fabrissou:

Gifts from Japan 2
Gay doujinshi edition

Such a fabulous selection of doujinshi! I spy:

Minna Yatteru Ka? (みんなヤってるか?) by Takaku Nozomu (高玖のぞむ)

Scar Face by Gai Mizuki (水樹凱) 

Animal Synchronicity and The Adventures of Kamejiro (太田亀治朗物語) by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀)

Red Bull (レッドブル) by Takeshi Matsu (松武) and Tsukasa Matsuzaki (松崎司)

and Same Pot of Rice (同じ釜の飯) by SUV!

What other treasures can be found within Fabrissou’s lovely loot?

fabrissou: Gifts from Japan 2 Gay doujinshi edition Such a...



fabrissou:

Gifts from Japan 2
Gay doujinshi edition

Such a fabulous selection of doujinshi! I spy:

Minna Yatteru Ka? (みんなヤってるか?) by Takaku Nozomu (高玖のぞむ)

Scar Face by Gai Mizuki (水樹凱) 

Animal Synchronicity and The Adventures of Kamejiro (太田亀治朗物語) by Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀)

Red Bull (レッドブル) by Takeshi Matsu (松武) and Tsukasa Matsuzaki (松崎司)

and Same Pot of Rice (同じ釜の飯) by SUV!

What other treasures can be found within Fabrissou’s lovely loot?

Cover and excerpts from Minna Yatteru Ka? (みんなヤってるか?),...









Cover and excerpts from Minna Yatteru Ka? (みんなヤってるか?), 2013
Doujinshi by Takaku Nozomu (高玖のぞむ)

Minna Yatteru Ka? is a new doujinshi by Takaku Nozomu, just released at Comiket 84. In the final image above, the mangaka lists his previous doujinshi that premiered at the last three Comikets. 

Minna Yatteru Ka? is the sequel to Nozomu’s C82 offering, I Stick to the Violent Man (その男狂暴につき), which featured the bearded, ab-muscled character on the right side of Minna’s cover. The delightfully rotund, upside-down sunburnt fellow on the cover’s left side is a new addition to the story, a character that Nozomu describes as “gachidebu" (ガチデブ), a muscle-chub.

Minna Yatteru Ka? is now available from Big Gym

via Takaku Nozomu’s Pixiv