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Tokyopop Confirms License of 7 New Manga

Tokyopop Confirms License of 7 New Manga


Tokyopop Confirms License of seven New Manga

Firm to launch 4 new boys-love titles, 1 new yuri title, 2 new shōjo titles in print in February-July

Tokyopop confirmed with ANN on Monday that it has licensed the next manga and can launch them within the coming months in print. The titles can even launch digitally, with some digitally variations already out there.

Title: Alice in Bishounen-Land
Creators: Yūshi Kawata (story), Yukito (artwork)
Launch Date: February 8 (launched digitally on October 20)
Synopsis: Alice Kagami is an bizarre highschool woman who does not actually get her good friend Tamami’s obsession with idol video games. There’s extra to life than good-looking digital boys, courting sims, and mini-games, proper? However then, Tamami is “chosen” as one of many high idol fangirls within the nation and will get drawn into the sport — and hapless Alice will get pulled in too!

Between coping with the mismatched members of her idol group to intense strain to spend actual cash on gachas, how is a complete idol sport beginner presupposed to take them to the highest?

Title: I am On the lookout for Critical Love!
Creator: Shoko Rakuta
Launch Date: February 15 (launched digitally on October 13)
Synopsis: Harmless nation boy Miyazawa Kyouhei has simply moved to the large metropolis of Tokyo for faculty. Think about his shock when an opportunity assembly along with his next-door neighbor, cocky playboy Takara Tomohiro, confirms each certainly one of his fears about wild and debauched metropolis slickers! Kyouhei’s self-consciousness is just made worse by Takara’s playful, provocative perspective, and the 2 of them conflict proper from the beginning.

Regardless of that, Takara appears to be going out of his method to take care of Kyouhei as he begins to navigate his new life in Tokyo, and Kyouhei finds himself drawn an increasing number of into his orbit. Will the thread of mutual attraction between them prevail over Takara’s careless playboy methods? In spite of everything, Kyouhei’s not on the lookout for a one evening stand — he is on the lookout for critical love!

Title: Dekoboko Bittersweet Days
Creator: Atsuko Yusen
Launch Date: March 22 (digitally and in print)
Synopsis: Tiny and cute once they first met, Rui – nonetheless simply as cute – now looms over his boyfriend, Yuujirou. Although they had been little greater than greatest buddies at first, the confusion over their true emotions for each other smoldered till they confessed. Now day-after-day passes with such overwhelming sweetness it is all they’ll do to not ask themselves, “am I allowed to be this glad?”

The ultimate highschool judo contest, the final summer season of their highschool careers, and past… the considered his future with Rui makes Yuujirou’s coronary heart flutter.

A slow-burn love story between a diminutive, athletic teen and his towering, kind-hearted greatest good friend as they journey the marginally bitter street to maturity in the direction of sweeter days.

Title: Alice in Kyoto Forest
Creators: Mai Mochizuki (story), Haruki Niwa (artwork)
Launch Date: April 19 (launched digitally on December 22)
Synopsis: Orphaned at a younger age, Alice has lived along with her aunt for many of her childhood. However her uncle is abusive and resentful, and at 15 Alice decides to return house to Kyoto and prepare as a maiko, finally hoping to develop into a geisha.

However when she arrives again to her beginning place, she finds that Kyoto has modified fairly a bit within the eight years since she left it. Nearly as if it is a utterly completely different world…

Title: Yagi the Bookshop Goat
Creator: Fumi Furukawa
Launch Date: April 26 (launched digitally on December 8)
Synopsis: Yagi is a uncommon type of goat — one who loves studying books simply as a lot as consuming them! Along with his particular expertise to style emotions contained upon paper, he is all the time dreamed of changing into a bookseller. Sadly, paper-munching goats aren’t precisely welcome in bookstores, even in a world the place all completely different animals stay in peaceable coexistence.

Ultimately, Yagi is ready to persuade Ookami, the strict wolf supervisor, into giving him a job at his bookshop… however can a goat surrounded by books resist his pure instincts? And what in regards to the instincts of a wolf, who’s been charmed by a candy and tender goat?

Title: Tomorrow, Make Me Yours
Creator: Koruko Miyama
Launch Date: Could 24 (will launch digitally on January 19)
Synopsis: Yuki is a quiet, common boy who falls head over heels for the assured and funky Hayato in his new highschool class. The 2 hit it off with an easygoing friendship, however when Yuki realizes {that a} feminine classmate has a crush on his good friend, he tries to place a ways between them. As his emotions come to a head, he lastly confesses to Hayato… who confesses proper again!

Title: Yuri Espoir
Creator: Mai Naoi
Launch Date: July 26 (will launch digitally on March 23)
Synopsis: After discovering out she is to be compelled into an marriage of comfort as quickly as she graduates highschool, Kokoro sees her life ending earlier than her eyes at her father’s needs. And so in her remaining 12 months of highschool, she decides to bask in her love of different girls, and create an unimaginable sketchbook of lesbian romance to depart behind as her legacy. As she observes the younger girls of her city, she learns extra about their needs, their struggles, and the unpredictable whims of affection.

The manga launched in 2019 on Tokuma Shoten‘s Comedian Ryū web site. The third compiled quantity of the manga shipped on July 13.

Sources: E-mail correspondence, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tokyopop through @TheOASG, Okazu