Monday, February 27, 2012

TORIMAIA's Touching the Night Stars

Touching the Night Stars  by TORIMAIA (Hoshi no Yoru ni Furete)
Imagine a secret hideaway where you can indulge in your every desire with willing, lovely slaves. Experience the ecstasy of bondage, the pleasure of leather and beautiful men who shine like glittering stars, and no one need ever know . . . except for the staff. But even the staff have dark secrets of their own. In this long-awaited prelude to Maia Tori's “Star Mansion” series, the hidden past of Master Sakurai, the elegant, exacting master of ceremonies for this exotic house of pleasure, is finally revealed!

DMGuild Group: Kitto Katsu
Translated by Lea H.
Edited by April Gutierrez
Lettered by Alexandra Gunawan

Available for all platforms at eManga.
Also available from Nook and Wowio.

Hoshi No Yoruni Furete © TORI MAIA 2004. All rights reserved. Original Japanese edition published in 2004 by Oakla Publishing Co., Ltd.

Kotetsuko Yamamoto's Tweeting Love Birds No.2

Tweeting Love Birds No.2  by Yamamoto Kotetsuko (Chuchun ga Chun)
Tweetie is the prize in a game that plays for keeps! The only rule? No hanky-panky until after Tweetie is won!

News of the competition has traveled back to Tweetie’s dad, and he wants to know Ohtaka’s intentions toward his son! But Ohtaka hasn’t even told
Tweetie how he feels!

Who will win Tweetie -- Shiratori or Ohtaka?! The tension mounts in TWEETING LOVE BIRDS volume two!

Translated by Anne Whittingham
Edited by Kimberly Lammens
Lettered by Alexandra Gunawan
Available for all platforms at eManga.
Also available from Kindle, Nook, and Wowio.

Preview: Click images to make larger.

Chuchun Ga Chun 2 © Kotetsuko Yamamoto. All rights reserved. Original Japanese edition published in 2010 by Taiyoh Tosho Publishing Co., Ltd.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Keiko Kinoshita's Want to Depend On You

Want to Depend on You  by Keiko Kinoshita (Kimi ni Yori Nishi)
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?

Translated by Anne Whittingham
Edited by Kimberly Lammens
Lettered by Alexandra Gunawan
Available for all platforms at eManga.
Also available from KindleNook, and Wowio.

Preview: Click images to make larger.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Workspace: Bangin' Behind the Scenes 02

Whether localizers work out of bed or a cluttered desk or have a table reserved at a local coffee shop, we all do our thing somewhere. Take a peek!

Barb's Birdy Desk:

That tiny and messy desk in the corner is my workspace. It's backed up against the stereo cabinet and a case of DVD's and video tapes including our small Naruto anime collection.

In the background, you can see Francine at her computer (really the family computer, but obviously she gets free use of it with all the men out of the house, besides which they have their own computers anyway). You can see when I am working I have an almost constant companion! In this photo you can see I've just been to Peet's Coffee and gotten coffees for both F and me.

And lastly on the left you can see my other companion, Jade, the blue-front amazon. She often flies over to sit on the back of my chair or even hops onto my shoulder to get scratched or pull on my glasses.

Anne's Area:

Anne still hasn't found the perfect work setup after moving to a new apartment at the end of 2011. Lucky for her, a handy-dandy laptop means her work place can be wherever she darn well feels like it! But that usually involves sitting in some awkward position on the living room floor or hunching over the keyboard in the kitchen...

One day, she dreams of having a study filled with BL and academic books all to herself! And two monitors would certainly be nice, too...

Kim’s Workspace:

My hubby did a photo shoot! I have a bajillion photos of my space now! LOLZ. He's a star!

This is one half of my room; the other half of the room is... books. Wall-to-wall.

Alexandra's IKEA Eyesore:

I relocated for work and live in temporary housing, so I have about two sticks of furniture in the whole apartment to rub together. It's like university living all over again!

The shelf above my desk houses a sliver of my reading queue, along with a bucket of pens I never use, and two boxes full of stationary. Anyone want a letter? ;)

Below the shelf there's a calendar marked with deadlines and appointments and book/movie releases. Next to that is a bulletin board littered with colored advert inserts from various books. My favorite is a Citron anthology advert featuring est em's art. Salarymen on a scooter. Yum.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 6, 2012

BLBangBang: Bangin' Behind the Scenes 01

Boys Love Bang Bang is a localization group currently working with the Digital Manga Guild. Our books are available on Kindle, Nook,, and DMP's iOS and Android apps.

Catch us on facebook and tumblr! Feel free to contact us by email at boyslovebangbang at gmail dot com.

Name: Barbara (translator @kokiden)

Age: 54

Blood Type/Sign: A positive/Aquarius/Dog

Hobby: Knitting and raising my pet teenaged girl

Comment: Love is the only thing better than a well-written sentence.

Name: Anne (translator @apricotsushi)

Age: 24

Blood Type/Sign: Rabbit/Sagittarius/O

Hobby: video games, crafting

Comment: You're sure to learn all about getting the creeps in due time, but it won't help you earn a living.

Name: Dutchie aka Kimbo. (editor @lostdutchie) Strangely, I was called "Tim" for years by my friend's dad. What does this mean?!

Age: Hippie Age (I wash my underwear religiously! Once a week! I swear!)

Blood Type/Sign: Oh! After a bloody battle, I admire the signs on Sesshoumaru's face. And Beast Inuyasha! My, that's rather fetching as well. Oh. That's not what you meant.

Hobby: I ponder important matters: would a "Cheer up Mishima Day" have helped Yukio? (Nah, Saint Sebastian cosplay: heaps more effective.)

When I'm feeling frisky, I set aside my grammar, punctuation and style manuals to read textbooks on: psychology; sexuality; and the history and structure of the comic art form.

To relax, I like to memorize lines from Ueda Akinari's Tales of Moonlight and Rain and Ihara Saikaku's Great Mirror of Male Love.

Then, I postulate on what would make Bunny cry. Tiger leaving him? Whipping him?

Comment: I've said too much.

Name: Alexandra (letterer @blbangbang)

Age: 25. Permanently.

Blood Type/Sign: Rawr~ I'm a twin tiger.

Hobby: Too busy digging myself out from under an avalanche of dirty books... that counts as traveling, right?

Comment: No attention paid to TPO, I enjoy reading dialogue aloud from comics while lettering. It's earned me a few perplexed stares at my local coffee shop. Whoops. Good thing I wear pants.

That's all from us (or is it?). Have a bangin' good week!