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Ikemen-kun to Saenai-kun by Hideyoshico

Ikemen-kun to Saenai-kun

A look at one of the first print offerings from Gataeu Comics.

I have mixed feelings about Ikemen-kun to Saenai-kun.  First off, on a shallow level, I must say I really enjoyed the art in this book.  It has this rawness to the lines that I just eat up.  Attractive character designs, good facial expressions, good choices when to use backgrounds and when to use white space, varied layouts… it looks good.  However, some of the content and characterization detracted from my enjoyment of the work overall.  Surprisingly(?!), manga needs more than just some pretty pictures strung together.

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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.

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