Archive for December 2013
Set in the Edo Period of Japan against the backdrop of the kabuki theatre scene, ‘Rensou’ is the story of the developing relationship between Soumaru, an orphan in search of his long-lost brother, and Koinosuke, a prominent actor in a traveling kabuki troupe whom Soumaru falls for at first sight.
| The Beginning Of Our Small Yard:
Two co-workers start a relationship–which sounds simple enough, but never is. When his quirky superior threatens to quit on the heels of a bungled project, an office worker confronts the man in an effort to keep him from leaving, admitting he’s earned his grudging respect despite a rather poor first impression. The price to convince the superior not to go, though, is decidedly greater than what was expected…
|L’Etoile Solitaire (Thai Edition):
มิชา ริมมิงตัน นักธุรกิจหนุ่มไฟแรงและจริงจังกับงาน เค้าผู้นี้ทำได้ทุกอย่างเพื่อสนองความต้องการของตัวเอง และไม่มีอะไรสามารถหยุดเค้าได้ ภายใน1 ปีมิิชาได้ทำธุรกิจ ซื้อ-ขาย โรงแรม ทั้งปรับปรุงและเปลี่ยนแนวทางใหม่มนการ ทำธุรกิจและเป้าหมายต่อไปของเค้าคือ? — โรงแรมคุราฮาชิในญี่ปุ่น ที่กำลังประสบปัญหาทางการเงินอยู่ในขณะนี้ มิชาได้วางแผนที่จะเปลี่ยนแปลงโรงแรมแห่งนี้ให้กลายเป็นสถานที่พักผ่อนสำหรับนักท่องเที่ยวต่างชาติ แต่หลายอย่างเริ่มยุ่งยากและซับซ้อนมากขึ้นเมื่อมิชาได้พบและตกหลุมรักประธานหนุ่มแห่งโรงแรมคุราฮาชิ — ยูกิ คุราฮาชิ ยูกิ ต้องมารับช่วงกิจการต่อจากพ่อของเค้าที่เสียไปอย่างกระทันหัน เค้าพยายามอย่างมากเพื่อจะบริหารโรงแรมที่พ่อเค้าทิ้งไว้ให้ แต่ก็ไม่ประสบผลสำเร็จเท่าที่ควร ความหลงไหลของมิชาที่มีต่อยูกินั้นเป็นแค่วิธีการเอาชนะอย่างหนึ่งเพื่อผลประโยชน์ในเรื่องธุรกิจรึเปล่านะ? มิชาเองในขณะนั้น ได้หมั้นหมายกับทายาทมหาเศรษฐีระดับโลก…….และในตอนนั้นเองความอ่อนโยนของยูกิจะสามารถเอาชนะใจมิชาได้รึเปล่านะ? อีกด้านนึง, ที่ปรึกษาคนสนิทของมิชา, ริชาร์ด ….ริชาร์ดทำได้ทุกอย่างเพื่อปกป้องเจ้านายและบริษัท แม้แต่จากปกป้องมิชาจากตัวของเค้าเอง……สุดท้ายมิชาจะเจอใครสักคนที่สามารถเปิดหัวใจอันอ้างว้างและเย็นชาของเค้าได้รึเปล่า? ติดตามเรื่องราวของ มิชา ยูกิและริชาร์ดได้แล้ววันนี้ในL’Etoile Solitaire โดย โยโนะ โองามิ
|Weekly Astro Boy Magazine Vol. 61:
In Adolf, tensions are high in Kobe as the Gestapo begin to ransack Jewish homes. In the midst of the chaos, the Kamils open their doors to Elisa Gutheimer, a Jewish refugee–but are Elisa’s intentions good? An anonymous phone call in the dead of night accuses Elisa of being a German spy, and Adolf is torn between trusting a beautiful girl and ensuring that his father’s secret is safe. Also included are the continuations of Astro Boy and Buddha, as well as a new adventure with Black Jack.
|Weekly Astro Boy Magazine Vol. 62:
The mysteries from the last installment of Astro Boy: Dr. Tenma continue! Why are there two Astro Boys? How did Astro end up in the past, anyway? And can Dr. Tenma and his wife really accept a metal robot boy as their new son? Once again, Tezuka explores the lines between real and artificial, past and present, robot and human! Also included are Buddha, Black Jack, and the first installment of Ode to Kirihito: Dead End.
Ring in the New Year with Astroboy!
Starting December 30th and for the whole month of January,
eManga will be releasing all new astro boy magazines vol. 61-80
every week at just $4.99!
Continue on the adventure with your favorite characters from
Buddha, Dororo, Black Jack, and Astro boy.
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 10th to Monday Dec. 16th, the bottom 8 books on the list will be discounted. And for the following week, starting Tuesday, Dec. 17th to Monday Dec. 23rd, the top 7 books will be discounted.
** Now for our digital releases for this week:
| Chow Down Champs Vol. 1: Hungry for success! An appetite for glory!
Momotaro High longs to triumph in the Chow Down Championships—but always end up bottom of the bowl. The arrival of a new coach, Kutaro Moriyama, could be just the boost they need. But does he have what it takes to lead them to victory? Or will his past come back to haunt him…?
| After School In The Teacher’s Lounge Vol. 1: The First Summer
Mr. Kawase’s life turns completely upside down when fellow teacher, Mr. Kazama, confesses he’s in love with Kawase! Kawase is a high school art teacher who has never once fallen in love. So when handsome goofball Kazama asks him out, Kawase agrees, thinking Kazama is just up to his usual pranks, but he soon realizes Kazama’s declaration of love is no joke. Through a series of exciting and sometimes heart-breaking encounters with his colleagues and students, Kawase learns what it means to love and be loved, and how to live with a love and life not readily accepted by society.
|Io, la Tigre e i suoi capricci (Attacked on a Tiger’s Whim Italian): Tomoya è perseguitato da una tigre − una tigre di nome Murase. Murase Masatora è uno yakuza, un delinquente, un pervertito che non si è fatto scrupoli ad assalirlo per ben due volte, rovinandogli completamente la vita… e ora che il ragazzo sembra aver ritrovato un equilibrio, la tigre ricompare per trascinarlo nell’incubo. Tomoya sa che dovrebbe resistergli, che i loro stili di vita sono incompatibili e che non ha nulla da spartire con i criminali come Murase; e tuttavia, ormai non riesce a fare a meno di lui…|
|Pink Bunny Play Time: Satoshi Kurakawa loves outer space – more than he loves video games, socializing, or girls. However, one night as he admires the moon a bunny girl shows up in his telescope?! Furthermore, this bunny girl magically transports to his room and delivers him with the most unusual ultimatum as consequence for seeing her: he can either go back to the moon with her or be slaughtered mercilessly! Satoshi isn’t too keen on either idea, but this bunny girl is going to pull out some super sexy moves in order to change his mind! These cute bunny girls know what’s up, and they’re more than willing to show him how it’s done!Also included is a spicy short story of a cold hearted mistress and her servant, who is dedicated to both her well being and her sexual education.|
|The Tale of Boobs: Chichi
Transcending the bonds of time, the love between a princess and her lowly attendant is finally consummated, one thousand years after they are separated in death. In “Millennium Tale: The Fox Princess”, a fox-god takes pity on a princess who has lost her lover and lends her some power, turning her into a fox-girl so that she may wait for him again in the next life when he is reincarnated. The tale is made complete with the newly penned conclusion, “Millennium Tale: Forever Love”.
Other stories include: a gender-bending tale about a boy who accidentally possesses a girl during an intimate encounter; the sexual misadventure of a cute lolita witch and her perverted student as they test the latest spell; after his friend is hypnotized, a boy considers the sexual possibilities that a full grown woman with the mind of a child might posses; and other tales filled to the brim with big-breasted cuties and their hot, passionate, sexual exploits! Several chapters in beautiful full color also included!
Come celebrate with us!!
It’s a Harlequin Holiday on eManga.com!
Now, for this holiday season, eManga.com brings to all avid fans of manga romance, 30 BRAND NEW Harlequin romance stories. Starting from December 5th, we will be releasing 10 new titles each week on eManga for online streaming at the amazing price of $4.99. With the holidays just around the corner, what better way to spread the joy and manga love than by gifting one of our newest titles? They’re sure to be a great stocking stuffer for devoted fans and for new fans alike.
The Darkest Night Vol. 1: Those crimson eyes look like they want nothing more than to turn this whole world to ash…. But I would die happy if he killed me right now. Ashlyn has a strange power: she hears the voices of the past that linger in this world. Since she was a child, she’s lived a noisy and lonesome life. But when she hears the rumors of angels living in an ancient castle in Budapest, she can’t help but venture into their forest. There, she sees a muscular man covered in fresh blood, a man who advances on her with murder in his eyes. But instead of fear, she feels a complete and total silence descend upon her. And an indescribable sense of security…
The Most Coveted Prize: Alena, the 19-year-old scion of a well-respected, old Russian family, falls in love at first sight with Kiryl, a man she met in the lobby of a high-class hotel. He cuts a devilishly stylish figure, so she has no idea that this man who wears an air of danger around him like cologne has painfully risen up from the slums to become a billionaire. With his sweet words and the simple press of his lips to the back of her hand, Alena readily offers up her body and her heart to him. She could have no idea, at the height of her happiness, that the dazzling pleasures he offers her are, for him, a means to revenge!
The Darkest Kiss Vol. 1: …So, will this ugly angel pull me out of chaos—? Long ago, beautiful, immortal warriors were created by the gods to maintain law and order in heaven. But these warriors fell – Now, housing demons within themselves, the warriors live on earth for centuries in solitary, waiting for the god’s grace. Anya, the goddess of anarchy, arrives in Budapest to check out on these rumors. Contrary to her beautiful appearance, wild Anya brings disaster and chaos wherever she goes. These warriors were just supposed to be a great time-killer; however…!?
Wife by Arrangement: Heather has been charmed by Lorenzo, a rich elite from Sicily. He’s a gentleman, but weak and powerless in the face of his overwhelming brother Renato. Suspicious that Heather may simply be after their fortune, Renato investigates and subjects the woman to a bizarre test, even going as far as to tempt her with a large sum of money. She refuses, and so he rewards her by ordering her to marry his brother…
Raintree: Haunted Vol. 1: Hope Malory’s first day as a homicide detective isn’t going well. Not only assigned to her first gruesome murder, but also partnered to the infamously eccentric Gideon Raintree. Gideon is quite handsome, but a tad creepy, seemingly talking to the very air! Hope’s homicide investigation reveals some intriguing facts: the victims roommate is none other than Gideon’s cousin! With supernatural meddling, suspicious circumstances, and romance in the precinct, Raintree: Haunted starts off with a bloody bang!
Ordinary Girl In A Tiara: Vintage clothing lover Caro decides she wants an ordinary life with an ordinary man after a failed relationship with an upperclass, cheating fiance. But it’s terribly difficult to be ordinary when you’re friends with a princess! Caro is offered the chance of a lifetime: swap lives with her good friend Princess Lotty of Montluce! The catch? She needs to play the girlfriend to Lotty’s unwilling fiance, Prince Philippe. Lotty and Philippe have dreams of their own and marriage to each other isn’t in cards, but not if Dowager Blanche, Lotty’s grandmother, has anything to say about it! Swapping lives sounds all well and good, however if Caro and Philippe can’t play a convincing couple, it’s over! Philippe is as far from ordinary as he can get—not exactly Caro’s type. Can an eccentric fashion fan and a pompous prince pull it off in this dramedy of romantic deceptions? What happens when they both start to believe the lie?
The Greek Tycoon’s Defiant Bride: Maribel has a crush on her cousin’s boyfriend, Leonidas, the Greek billionaire who constantly makes the tabloid headlines. She has a passionate one night stand with him, the day her cousin dies in a car crash! Maribel is convinced that she is nothing but a poor replacement for her cousin, yet she can’t help feeling hopelessly destroyed by Leonidas’s cold goodbye the morning after their tryst. Two years later, she is unexpectedly reunited with Leonidas, but she has a secret that she can never reveal to him. She had given birth to his child. Now, the truth has leaked to the paparazzi and tabloids alike!
Virgin Salve, Barbarian King Vol. 1: The beginning of the fifth century—the flourishing Roman Empire has been attacked by the Visigoths and is becoming a lawless state. Julia, the daughter of an aristocrat, escapes the chaos and conflagration that fills the town—but is then captured by the mob. A strong Visigoth man accompanied by a wolf saves her at the last minute. The man with the long blond hair is Wulfric, the King of Wolves! Julia thanks him, but he only takes her in his arms and says, “Rome is ours. And so are you.” Julia is abducted as a slave! A historical epic of love and fate!
The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress: Billionaire Chrysander Anetakis is known to the world as a rich Greek hotel magnate, but Marley Jameson knows him differently. They made passionate love whenever business took him to New York, but Marley’s hopes for future happiness are dashed when he tells her, “This isn’t a relationship. You’re just my mistress,” and kicks her out of his penthouse. Still reeling in shock, she fails to notice the kidnappers trailing her on that shadowy New York street. Chrysander thinks she has left him for good, until she is discovered three months later, suffering from amnesia, and pregnant to boot!
Her Sheikh Boss: Claudia is a hardworking personal secretary, working 24/7 for her arrogant boss, Samir, the CEO of a shipping company. The only reason she is so devoted to her work is that she is in love with her boss, who, despite his arrogance, is very charming. One day, Samir gives an unexpected gift to Claudia, who has been working so hard that she forgot her own birthday. The gift is an order to join him on a business trip to his home country in the desert. Is it going to be a romantic getaway for just the two of them? Or will it all fall apart when she finds out that he is a sheikh who is already engaged?
INTERVIEW WITH PUKU OKUYAMA
Author of Caramel, The Rule of Standing on Tiptoe, and Warning! Whispers of Love
1. What are some things you like to do while you work to help you concentrate?
I try several methods to help me concentrate, but mostly I listen to music or even sing to keep me on track. But silence also keeps me focused on my work as well.
2. Which manga(s) do you like reading?
I enjoy reading comedy manga.
3. What type of food do you like?
Pudding. I don’t have a hobby of making sweets but pudding I sometimes make them on my own.
4. How do you usually spend your days off?
I usually spend my days off by going to karaoke, spending time going out with my husband, or simply doing work.
5. There were many scenes within Warning! Whispers of Love where Nagura found Hajime to be “cute.” In your personal opinion, in what sort of situation(s) would you say that a guy is being “cute?”
I find men cute when they are enthusiastic about what they are doing and in high spirits because just watching them puts me be in a happy mood. I believe people who can be passionate at what they are doing have great talent.
6. When you are drawing, which part of the characters do you draw first?
I usually start off drawing from the face. Often in order I first start from the outline, the nose, the eyes/eyebrows, hair and then mouth. When I’m inking, I ink the facial features first then proceed to line the contour of the face.
7. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy painting the base colors.
♥A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Puku Okuyama for answering our questions and for the amazing work she has done.♥