New release: Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love 1, Starting with a Kiss 1, Dousei Ai 2, Candy, Duetto
SuBLime has two new releases; the first volumes of both multi-volume series.
Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love volume 1 (Yume Musubi Koi Musubi, 夢結び恋結び) by Sakuragi Yaya
High school student Ao has been dreaming about his longtime neighbor Ryomei, a priest at the local Shinto shrine. A little freaked out–and a lot excited–at the prospect of having a relationship with Ryomei, Ao gathers up his courage, confesses his feelings…and gets turned down flat. Luckily, Ao’s not the kind to give up easily. Thanks to some creative persistence (and Ryomei’s weakening resolve), he finally gets a kiss. But one single kiss won’t satisfy him for long!
Starting with a Kiss volume 1 (Kiss Ariki, キスアリキ) by Nitta Youka
Tohru, the son of a yakuza boss, is sent into exile on a deserted island for his own protection during a gang feud. Fiery and impetuous, he isn’t thrilled to be sidelined when he’d rather be in the fight, and is even less thrilled that Mutsumi, son of the gang’s second in command, is going with him. The serious, studious Mutsumi is Tohru’s opposite in every way, and it doesn’t take long before the sparks between them begin to fly!
JManga has some new releases too! Two of the titles are available in print from Junè.
Dousei Ai volume 2 by Mizushiro Setsuna
When Tsubaki Sugiura’s relationship with his heartless male teacher is revealed to his parents, he runs away to Tokyo. After losing the temporary happiness he had gained when he first arrived, Tsubaki wanders the city at night and meets Takafumi Mahori, a popular guy in Nichoume. Mahori spoils Tsubaki and gives him the time he needs to accept and, eventually, like himself… But something is not right. This is not where he should be. As the haze in front of Tsubaki gradually begins to clear, who appears? Follow the unexpected meeting and parting of Tsubaki, the drifter, and Koutarou, the man who doesn’t believe in love. At last, all of the cast members are assembled, and the wheels of fate begin to turn in Volume 2!
Candy (Ameiro Banyuu Inryoku, 飴イロ蛮優引力) by Sugita Satomi
When Tooru was an awkward little boy who didn’t fit in, he found comfort in the company of his cousin Takara, a big, strong lad who recognized the loneliness in Tooru and devoted himself to watching over the smaller boy. Sadly though, the cousins had to part ways. Just when he has all but forgotten about Takara, his cousin suddenly turns up at their doorstep! It’s turning out to be quite a bitter beginning, will life ever be sweet for Tooru and Takara?
Duetto volume 1 (デュエット Duetto) by Kujyou Aoi
College mates Shinobu Miura and Eiichi Tashiro have more going on between them than classes and studies – close proximity and animal attraction can create strange bedfellows – but they also have little-to-nothing in common. Shinobu wallows in denial of any feelings he may have, while Eiichi is eager for a commitment. When Eiichi accepts an offer to work overseas for an American photographer, will Shinobu realize too late how much two opposites can make a perfect duo?