Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Life's Choices Bring New Opportunities!

It is with great joy that we are finally able to present the start of a brand new series: Kyou Kara Yonshimai written by Nanki Satou and illustrated by Akira Kizuki. And what's more, we already have the first two chapters done for your reading pleasure. The story centers around 16-year-old Sakura Manabe and her three siblings. Initially, Sakura is living with her 12-year-old sister Momiji and 27-year-old sister Botan, who works to support the three of them. Their 19-year-old brother Kashiwa has been away at college for two years and has suddenly decided to come back to live with them. However, when Kashiwa arrives, Sakura and the others discover that Kashiwa has now decided to live as a woman. Sakura and her two sisters now have to cope with the new reality of having another sister.

In our experience, it is very rare that we find manga that deal with transgender issues, and even rarer find them available to be scanlated, so we consider ourselves lucky to have found a manga like this, especially since it was more or less by chance, and it was only just recently brought to our attention. The manga started serialization in Comic Birz last October, and the first volume was released in March. But the good thing is that the second volume is just about to be released in about a month. So, we hope you enjoy Kyou Kara Yonshimai alongside Kakukaku Shikajika v04 which starts next.

Kyou Kara Yonshimai ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kyou Kara Yonshimai ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friends with Benefits!

So here's chapter 12 of Himegoto, Comic Rex edition. It may not be that long of a chapter this time, but next month there'll be two chapters when the new issues of Febri and Rex come in, and it remains to be seen whether Tsukudani will do another Himegoto one-shot in the next Josou Shounen volume, which as we mentioned on Twitter, has has illustration by Tsukudani on the cover.

And is everyone enjoying the anime? Even though its so short, it's a surreal feeling seeing something we scanlated as an anime (Kuragehime doesn't really count since we started the manga right when the anime started airing). With any luck, we might even get one or two other anime adaptations of manga we do.

Himegoto (Rex) ch. 12: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, July 25, 2014

Like a Fish Takes to Water!

Today we have a single one-shot from Josou Shounen v01 White Group, Pretty Swimmer by Yuu Eichi, and it's one of the few remaining ones (from volumes 1-15) that is 30+ pages long. Akane recently joined the swim club at his school, but since there aren't enough boys or girls in the club, it's about to be abolished. In hoping to save the swim club, the club's other two members Saya and Rika make Akane participate in the club as a girl.

Our next release will be Himegoto from Comic Rex when it arrives next week, and we'll be starting on Kakukaku Shikajika v04 shortly thereafter. In other news, as we had posted on our Twitter account, Utako Yukihiro is about to end her latest Uta no Prince-sama manga on August 22, so there's a good chance that Shounen Oujo will be returning in Sylph come either September or October, we hope. We'll do another update when we know when it's going to be. Of course, since we're going to be waiting for the release of volume 4, we'll still be waiting a while for that to come out, which we are guessing at this point will be sometime next spring sometime between April and June. Obviously, things could change.

Pretty Swimmer one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Follow Your Heart!

It took a little bit extra time, but here are two Josou Shounen one-shots by Takemaru Yokoshima. The first is Anata ni Ai ni from v03 Princess Group. Sanaka Kawamata impersonates his older sister while she's sick at home so he can go to her school to talk to Minami Hanyuu, the girl he likes. The second installment, titled Anata to Issho ni, is from v05 Red Group, and is the last one from that volume, so we've now completed 4 of the 16 (soon to be 17) volumes.

And now for a small update. Next week, the new Himegoto chapter from Comic Rex arrives, and we'll also be starting on Kakukaku Shikajika v04. Later in August, we'll be working on Josou Shounen v17 and Bokura no Hentai v06. Kuragehime v14 is likely to come out in September, which should also be when we do Usolily v16.

Anata ni Ai ni one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Anata to Issho ni one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All's Well That Ends Well!

Here are the last two one-shots from Josou Shounen v16 Princess Strawberry Group. Believe it or not, even after 110 individual releases, this is only the third volume we've done to completion, the others being v09 Apple Group and v12 Banana Group. And now with v17 Princess Apple Group coming out next month, there still so much more left to do.

The first is Kawaii Iinchou by Masayu. Suzuki, the chairman of the public morals committee, tells Satou that she has to abide by the school dress code. However, Satou doesn't see her accessories as such a big deal compared to Suzuki, who has started cross-dressing.

The second is Ookami-san no Iinari by Tama Tamasaki. Tsukine joins the drama club upon entering into high school, but is shocked when the president of the club hands him the lead role to the play they'll be performing at the upcoming cultural festival: Little Red Riding Hood.

Kawaii Iinchou one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ookami-san no Iinari one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Art of Hiding in Plain Sight!

Nearing the end of Josou Shounen v16 Princess Strawberry Group, here are the next two one-shots from the volume. The first is Makeup no Kokoroe by Kaisanbutsu. Tsubaki Takamine wants to be a makeup artist like his parents, but to gain his father's approval, he has to attend an all-girl high school and hide his male identity for three years.

The second is Kakeru-kun wa Toraretai by Sorahiko Mizushima. Ricchan's childhood friend Kakeru enjoys cross-dressing and getting his picture taken, which causes him to get turned on. Ricchan tries to help him fix this. Fair warning, this one is borderline hentai, so we would recommend reading it with discretion.

Makeup no Kokoroe one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakeru-kun wa Toraretai one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

Now for the next two one-shots from Josou Shounen v16 Princess Strawberry Group. The first is Toaru P-tachi no Nichijou by Kazusa Yoneda, the author of Seitokai Satellite!, which we released almost exactly a year ago, oddly enough. Yuki enjoys writing girly pop songs and posting them online with the added help of his two older siblings–his sister Natsu and brother Haru. Yuki cross-dresses to better understand how a girl feels when writing the songs, but although Haru has no problems with this, Natsu would rather Yuki stopped cross-dressing. In regards to the title, the "P" stands for "producer".

The second is Ojou-sama wa Otoko no Ko by Ryuki. The son of an affluent family identifies as a girl, and one of the family's maids is tasked with discouraging this behavior.

Also, we are happy to announce that a 17th volume of Josou Shounen will be released at the beginning of August called Princess Apple Group (Hime Ringo-gumi).

Toaru P-tachi no Nichijou one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ojou-sama wa Otoko no Ko one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

If Cross-dressing Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It!

Here are two more one-shots from Josou Shounen v16 Princess Strawberry Group, both by authors we've seen before. The first is Misaki-chan to Azami-kun by Anri Sakano, the author of Kokuhaku. Mitsuki Mima is forced by his older sister Misaki to take her place at her school while she works on a doujinshi for Comiket. At the school, Mitsuki encounters the school idol, Azami Akatsuki.

The second is Narikiri Game by Mari Manishi, the author of Henshin! and Osananajimi Rival. When Mao inadvertently suggests to her friend Shinichi that he play a dating sim for girls, Shinichi cross-dresses to better get into the game's mood.

Misaki-chan to Azami-kun one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Narikiri Game one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, July 4, 2014

I For One Welcome Our New Trap-Loving Overlords!

Here are the other two one-shots Kamaboko Red did for Josou Shounen (thus far at least). The first is He is my wife from v13 Plum Group. Per his ailing grandfather's request, Takahiko cross-dresses and the two go out into town, much to Takahiko's embarrassment. The second is Saraba Heibon no Hibi yo from v14 Watermelon Group. Hajime Mutou is suddenly abducted by aliens and forced to cross-dress for the aliens' delight.

He is my wife one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Saraba Heibon no Hibi yo one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, July 3, 2014

100 Traps and Counting!

Himegoto seems to be all over the place lately, and that is no exception with the 16th volume of Josou Shounen, Princess Strawberry Group, the first new volume in a year and a half. Yes, this is a bonus one-shot of Himegoto titled Teach Me! Hime-senpai and features a new character. We can only hope that this character makes it into the main Himegoto series, or at least gets another one-shot, as we think you'll agree.

There is also something else to celebrate with this post. It's taken us about 3 years, but this is officially the 100th one-shot from Josou Shounen that we've released! And what's more, there are a bunch of other one-shots we still haven't done, plus any more that may come out in future Josou Shounen volumes (which at this time is unconfirmed). Having come this far, it would be great to one day finish the entire series, no matter how many volumes there may be, even if this may take us a very long time. In the meantime, enjoy the latest Josou Shounen has to offer with Himegoto.

Himegoto extra - Teach Me! Hime-senpai one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

All Wet in an Ocean of Traps!

It's the start of a new month, and you know what that means: chapter 11 of Himegoto from Comic Rex. This is also the first time Himegoto has appeared on the cover of Comic Rex, which is included at the beginning of this release.

Himegoto (Rex) ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox