First December orders finally arrived!

So after waiting for a month, I finally got my first batch of orders thanks to Yokatta Shopping Service. 8D

I was actually so frustrated about these since I’m not used to orders arriving a month later but oddly enough, it was worth the wait. And considering I took EMS as my courier of choice, it arrived pretty early as to what I expected.

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Cover update on Dame BL Anthology!


Details are finally posted! → click

AAHHH KUMOTA HARUKO. ;w; this is just too gorgeous I just can’t—!

Thank you very much to Kijitora and Annie who brought the very exciting news as I got back from a long day of grocery shopping, lol.

So the actual main reason why “Dame BL” came to be is because of Kumota Haruko’s certain tweet last May 2010 which created a huge commotion with BL mangakas and readers. Different mangakas started tweeting about the things they would like to draw, and readers started tweeting stories they would like to read. But the stories aren’t really your ordinary BL stories—it has to be unusual. *w*

If you want to join in the conversation, tweet your desired “Dame BL” story with the hashtag #dameBL. The editors would surely love to hear from us readers! ;u; @ reply @bookman_chan or @yama_bookman. Lots of responses will surely result to many more issues to come of Dame BL anthology! *u*

As for my own idea, I actually thought of having a gay trans man as my main character. Then when I saw Psyche Delico’s column with that kind of theme—AHHH. Quite flattered to know we have some kind of same brain wave or something. ;; Originally, that thought of mine started when I read Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore” wherein one of the main characters was a gay transgender man—he was the most awesome character, imo.

Anyway, I hope you’ll all enjoy talking about Dame BL on Twitter! ;u; the release is still on the 25th but time will surely pass by with all these excitement! ❤

Update on Dame BL anthology release date.

Great news as I got home today—-the release of Dame BL anthology’s release is finally announced! \*w*/

Got this information on Psyche Delico’s blog.

Her contributed story is about a trans man and a gay man ajsfhhjdjfh. Omg. I really can’t wait to get this book. /;w;\

Also, I got to see Kumota Haruko’s work for Dame BL a few days ago →  click! <33

She was actually the one I was stalking on twitter about the release information since Bookman doesn’t really update much about the release date, err. ;; She tweeted a few days ago that the release date was still indefinite so I was praying that they won’t delay it too much. ;;

I hope they won’t move the release anymore! ;u; I’m really excited to know the other mangakas who contributed—well, you guys know those who I’m expecting. :>


Dame BL comic anthology + Viz Media’s SuBLime

For those of you who have purchased “Moe Danshi Gatari 2″, I’m sure you guys were able to notice the last page wherein they announced an upcoming BL anthology called “Dame BL”. It’s said there that the anthology will be released early summer of 2011, but it was only recently that they have announced it’s official release. I don’t really know any other information about it besides from the blog entry I read a few days ago by Kijitora.

Twitterで話題になった#dameBLが遂に実現!! 豪華執筆陣が魂込めて描いた、「本当に描きたい物語」


雲田はるこ、もろづみすみとも、えすとえむ、梅松町江、岡田屋鉄蔵、千葉リョウコ ほか
青山十三、草間さかえ、彩景でりこ、ヨネダコウ ほか

(Information from Animate Online)

So the anthology is about the works of different mangakas and authors whose publishers didn’t approve of. Well judging from the title, I think it mostly consists of some bizarre (in a good way) BL story ideas our favorite mangakas/authors have ever thought of. Maybe their publishers thought such stories won’t really get the interest of BL manga readers but—let’s just wait and see, haha!

The line-up looks really exciting:

Comics line-up – Kumota Haruko, Morozumi Sumitomo, Est Em, Umematsu Machie, Okadaya Tetuzoh, Chiba Ryouko, etc.
Columns line-up – Aoyama Toomi, Kusama Sakae, Psyche Delico, Yoneda Kou, etc.

Expecting a lot more from the list, obviously! *w*

On another note, Viz Media launches their new BL imprint called “SuBLime”. I just got to read about it the other day. ;; I’m not really into buying English licensed titles but this is very exciting for all BL fans! *u*

For further info, please do check this site. 🙂