"The Imperial Army's Love Academy" tells the story of Yamato's journey through military school during World War II. The story starts out very silly with Yamato soon becoming the prey of captain Onizuka's uniform fetish. Like many of Mizukami's works, the beginning storyline is highly sexualized and comedic. As the story progresses, however, it begins to have deeper character developments and an actual romance. The reader is left with a genuine feeling of love felt between the two main characters.
If a historical, smutty romance is your thing, then this is the title for you!
Fujoshi, sports fans, and anime watchers alike have proven once again Wednesday nights belong to "Yuri on Ice!!!." The show has already broken barriers with its diverse casting and realistic character growths. It is one of the first animes to show the progression of a homosexual romantic relationship grow and develop without being labeled as a shounen ai or a yaoi.
Last night's episode was impactful both on the screen and within the YOI universe itself. Fans got to finally see everything come together in one grand plot twist. Viktor's ambitions and reasonings for coaching Yuuri, to many a surprise, all started with a silly drunk Yuuri months before Viktor approached him to be his coach. It was in that moment the fans begin to realize Yuuri was actually the seducer and Viktor was the one who was cast aside all along.
Many fans with the fujo eye had claimed Viktor had fallen in love at first sight after seeing Yuuri at the airport after his failure at the Grand Prix. Little did we know they had a flirtatious dance together months before! The reason why Viktor had decided to drop everything and coach Yuuri was not from pure instinct, but rather he had already been asked and seen exactly what Yuuri was truly capable of. There was a reason Viktor chose Eros for Yuuri to dance to, he knew he could bring out that seduction once more.
Little things start to add together with this new insight to the series. In the very first episode we see Viktor excited to take a photo with Yuuri, only for Yuuri to walk away. Throughout the series Viktor is very touchy with Yuuri and blatantly flirty, assuming that these are things Yuuri wanted since he had shown this flirtation once before.
The idea that they were both infatuated with each other, but were unsure with each other at the same time gives this series more depth. Yuuri not having memory of their one evening together gives these characters even more room to grow emotionally. Each character gets to take the chance to truly get to know one another beyond flirtation, but see one another as they truly are with every struggle and happiness in between. For them to still fall for each other is a truly wonderful and romantic notion.
The giving of the thank-you-rings-turned-engagement-rings is something never done so casually in a sports anime before. What makes this even more significant is that when their friends and competitors find out, they do not scoff or scorn their relationship. Instead they rejoice and amp up their competitive fire. Sayo Yamamoto has created an universe that has well rounded, open minded characters. This is something fans have been asking for a while, creating natural, healthy romantic relationships, regardless of gender with an accepting universe.
Yuuri still has the Grand Prix to compete in, and with the promise of marriage from Viktor and fierce competitors in the way, will he succeed? Regardless of how the season will end, this story has impacted the industry in such a positive light, here's hoping for more creators to follow in Yamamoto's lead.
What's better than the gift of yaoi? (◞ꈍ∇ꈍ)◞⋆**✚⃞ྉ Spread the holiday cheer with some long awaited Juné manga restocks. These BL classics will go fast so be sure to grab a copy for you and a friend!Natsuki sees the world through a lonely haze. So, why is strange and popular Komano suddenly circling him with a sly smile? Is his attention a cruel joke…or is something delicious bubbling just beneath the surface? Apple and Honey mixes summer heat and sweet desire into the perfect treat. Will the beach bring a secret couple closer together? And can the end of the world mark the beginning of lasting love?
Yorozu lives at Castle Mango, a "love hotel" where couples pay for a few hours to themselves. But his quiet life is violated when Togame arrives to shoot an adult film! Soon Yorozu's being "mistaken" for an actor, having his pants suddenly removed and watching his little brother get hit on. Togame eventually agrees to stay away from Yorozu's brother, but there's a catch - and it's not something Yorozu's going to like!On his very first day at a brand-new job, shy Shima is trapped in the elevator with a hungover mess of a guy…who turns out to be his boss! Togawa’s prickly exterior definitely puts the rookie recruit on-edge, but it doesn’t take long before Shima’s every waking thought is invaded by his overbearing yet totally thoughtful superior. Will Shima put aside a history of disappointment in order to take a chance on a complicated relationship? No Touching At All is the main story featuring the couple Onoda x Deguchi in the side story; "Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly."A New Season of Young Leaves
Cool, friendly Mariya is the undisputed king of his year! But why does he always hang around with shy and painfully awkward “Mr. Mannequin” Nachi? Can these boys withstand the non-stop judgment of a school filled with jealous rivals and confused classmates? A New Season of Young Leaves follows every sweet high and lonely low in the growing relationship of unlikely best friends. How will the most popular guy in class deal when his wallflower confidant suddenly steals the social spotlight…and a beautiful girl’s affection?
When Sakurai's small world is taken over by a strange and otherworldly young painter, he can't tell if the fascination is mutual. Will a man with a battered heart welcome a mysterious new friend with open arms? Does the Flower Blossom? mixes curious attraction and feisty friendship to create a picture-perfect tale! Can two men with wildly different histories put their pasts aside and grow in the light of new love?
At the end of S volume 3, detective Masaki Shiiba was last seen running away from the hospital room of his injured S, Keigo Munechika. Now, Shiiba has turned in his resignation, bought a gun of his own, and is bent on only one mission—to kill Takanari Godou. He vows to get the truth from Godou, even if he has to throw away his morals and life to do it. But can he do it? Can he shoot another person and commit cold-blooded murder for revenge?
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.