Gateau Comics

As of this month, Ichijinsha is releasing their mobile BL manga in tankoubon format under their new Gateau Comics label.  Takarai Rihito (Seven Days) drew some gorgeous promotional images.  Being a huge fan of this publisher (Zero-Sum, Ward, DNA Media Comics, Yuri Hime), I’m excited to get my hands on some of their honest-to-goodness BL titles.   No teasing shoujo here!  There’s three titles available this month and two titles are listed to follow in September.

Ikemen-kun to Saenai-kun by Hideyoshiko

Ikemen-kun to Saenai-kun is the debut comic of Hideyoshiko.  I’m most excited by this one–just look at that beautiful cover.  The colors, the coloring! ❤  Here’s a quick plot run-down I that gleaned from the website.  The usual I’m lazy and did this in two minutes/I’m not a translator disclaimer applies.

Kentarou is a dull college student who has never had a girlfriend.  Ever since he struck his head, he’s been troubled by actions he has no memory of doing.  One day, he awoke in an unfamiliar place in an unfamiliar bed.  Before him was a good looking man he’s never seen before–just who is this guy?

/added to shopping list

Unmei no Aite Desu ga, Nani ka? by Pepu

The next work is Unmei no Aite Desu ga, Nani ka? by Pepu.  Apparently Pepu’s drawn some BL doujinshi and is also published in Sylph, a magazine immersed in otome manga/gaming culture, so she’s not completely inexperienced.

Akane is a high school boy who practices the art of tea ceremony.  One day, Akane meets a boy who he just can’t get out of his mind.  Ever since he was young, Akane has a reoccurring dream in which he is a princess from the Sengoku period and is the wife of a man who closely resembles that boy…

The plot doesn’t exactly sound like anything new, but the title and body language on the cover give it an amusing, cute tone.  Will buy!

Lovely Talk by Kumonosuke

The last title is also a debut comic by Kumonosuke.  The cover irks me–his nipples look like they were literally polished to a shine.  Subtlety people, subtlety.  The inside art doesn’t look like it has so unnaturally reflective body parts, but I’m not sure I want to buy this.  Here’s a quick glance at the story content:

The inexperienced Hajime asks his childhood friend Kazuhiro to practice kissing with him.  Kazu flatly refuses, saying it’s impossible because he likes Hajime.  They are selling the work as a sentimental love story between adolescent boys.

Wait, so this would be his first time, i.e. “hajime,” and his name is also Hajime?  *head desk*  Please, please tell me the nickname “Kazu” is not related to the word that means “number” or “amount” to contrast the inexperienced boy with none.  …..  Okay, I probably won’t pick this one up.  Must wait until next month when there will be more to pick from..

Regardless, I love love love Ichijinsha and will be watching this new line of BL comics like a crazed hawk.

4 responses to “Gateau Comics

  1. waaaah , some awesome titles and the drawing *drools*
    the first image made my heart beat , srsly same goes with the last one!
    luckt to be able to get them, read them before anyone else xD i wouldn’t mind spending my money on them if i knew lil bit japanese ~
    well enjoy the next month , and make sure to write some reviews ❤

    • The images really were a feast for the eyes, so I wanted to write something about them, ha! I’m not a huge fan of Takarai Rihito like everyone else seems to be, but I do really like that drawing. And the first manga cover too!

      These look really promising, so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s inside. 🙂

  2. So nice you talked about these manga, I noticed them in the top sales of Taiyosha’s ranking.

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