Keiko Kinoshita has been creating boys love comics since the early 2000s. She has a very distinct look with square jaws and a gentle, delicate touch. Her manly features stray away from the typical bishounen look and give her the chance to thoroughly work on her expressions. Each story tugs at the heart in different ways, conveying a wide range of human experiences. Watch our video and be sure to grab one of her great works!
When Tomosaka realized he was in love with his best friend Noda, it seemed the most natural thing in the world. He couldn't even remember when he'd first started falling in love. He had his feelings, but he couldn't express them... because Noda was his best friend. A story about the delicate thread that separates friendship and love.
Night of a Thousand Nights
Growing up in a single parent household with an abusive father, Sora always took comfort in knowing that his best friend and neighbor Tetsuya is always there for him. Their relationship has always been a close one, but when they realize they're beginning to develop feelings for each other beyond the boundaries of "best friends", Tetsuya starts to avoid Sora all together. Will they be able to regain the comfortable friendship they once shared? Or will it all fall apart?
Want to Depend on You
Be it a sudden, painful revelation or a slow ballad, second love carries the hope of happiness again. Two tales of love experienced twice unfold in Want to Depend You. A professor of literature has died, leaving his son Yamato and his assistant Onodera to put his affairs in order. To Onodera, Yamato constantly echos his beloved professor; his grief grows desperate. Will Onodera’s past memories consume his chance for future love and break Yamato’s heart in the process? Ten years ago, friends Yuuya and Arata became lovers, but their crushing love died as soon as it began. Yuuya fears the past will repeat itself... but could a song feel different when it’s played a second time?
That Cute Kid is Mine and Mine
Elite businessmen Hosokawa and graduate student Takagi are both in love with cute little Gouda, who they used to go to school with! Gouda, however, is a little thick and only sees the two as good friends. One of them is his beloved childhood friend, and the other is his bosom buddy. But then, one day, Gouda falls in love...
Juné will be starting a featured Fanart Friday every Friday! This is to honour the community that enjoys the titles we publish enough to give homage to their favourite mangakas. All works will be published with their artists permission and are not for sale, purely made for the love of the comic. Do you make fanart from one of the Juné titles? Comment below and you could be our next featured artist!
Italian artist and huge Kou Yoneda fan, em_dreamy creates many wonderful depictions of Doumeki, Yashiro, and the rest of the gang in hand drawn illustrations. She draws in a style similar to her adored Yoneda-sensei, but stills adds her own personal flare. Below are some our favourites, but be sure to check out the rest of her work on tumblr and instagram.
Twittering Birds Never Fly, Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai, or 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない, however you call it, Juné's got it!
The long awaited restock of Twittering Birds Never Fly volume 1 revised edition is in! Available in Print, Digital, and Bundle form, Kou Yoneda's angst filled drama may adorn your bookshelves once more."Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly."
With the latest rewards program added to Juné Manga, Akadot will be down to its final conversion days.
Since Juné's soft launch, all yaoi titles have been making their way over from their printed forms on Akadot and digital forms on Emanga. Whether they are print, digital, or guest publications, if it's yaoi it's going to be on Juné! By the end of 2016 all these boys love goodies will be made available exclusively on JuneManga.com
As it stands right now, Akadot carries more than just yaoi, such books as Tezuka, Harlequin, and DMP related titles. However, soon these manga will be finding a new home. Juné isn't the only DMI imprint that is getting a makeover this year, Emanga will also be getting a new look to start carrying all of DMI's mainstream titles!
What does this mean for Akadot? Once all new websites have been updated with their full inventory, Akadot will slowly be taken down. DMI is making things easier for the fans to buy directly from the imprints they already know and love.
This also means Akadot's current reward points will vanish from Akadot as well. These points will then be transferred over to the corresponding website of the customer's choosing. If they want all their points just for yaoi, please email us at email@example.com and we will add the correct rewards points to the new Juné rewards system. If the customer wants all their points for mainstream titles, these points will be transferred over at the soft launch of Emanga.
Here at DMI, we take change as a challenge, something new and exciting! We want to thank all of our fans as they support us through this new transition into new and special.
At an art exhibit showing Nakamura's famous "Doukyuusei" or "Classmates" manga, it was then revealed that a live-action adaptation of the dark, psychological boys love "Double Mints" manga is slated to come out in 2017 in Japan.
With the adaption of "Classmates" made into the success movie by Aniplex films, it will be interesting to see Nakamura's signature atypical art style adapted to live-action.
While "Classmates" was the innocent love story of two young boys falling in love, "Double Mints" is a much darker feature with dark undertones of murder, manipulation, and sacrifice.
Both titles have been translated by DMI and made available for digital download on Juné. Currently Juné only has the digital rights for these titles, but we are pursuing printed version in the future.
Read "Double Mints"