Curious about what I own and have been reading?

Take a peek at my sometimes updated list of manga and light novels I own both physical and digital. My collection starts from the early 80s and contains mostly shoujo manga in the beginning. Then about 10 years ago, I discovered BL.

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Read Free BL Manga

Read Free BL Manga

Explore the links of where you can read BL manga for free on the internet.

Where to Buy Manga

Where to Buy Manga

A list of where you can purchase BL manga both physical and digital.

Sales Corner

Sales Corner

I am downsizing so here is a list of preowned anime/manga items for sale.

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Website rehaul

Hello to anyone who reads my reviews/recommendations. After a year of silence I decided to change the look of this website. The old theme was outdated and had not been updated for ages so I figured it was time to upgrade to something more recent. Finding a new theme was time consuming and so was customizing it.  It took me a while to figure out how the new ones work. And also I had to decide what I wanted exactly.  I finally settled on one after spending months trying at least 10 others.  I spent the last few weeks preparing to launch the new look.  I am relieved it is finally over.  I may make some tweaks here and there... Continue reading

Long time no post

Believe it or not I haven’t posted for about half a year.  My dad ended up in the hospital in early December and things have been hectic ever since.  I have been running around with him to various appointments and a surgery after he was discharged.  These are still continuing.  And I had a part-time job as a lobby screener at a Japanese senior residence from late-January till the end of March.  After that I was able to relax but soon realized the flood in the basement was actually very serious and was caused by a punctured tube that carried water from the sink to the fridge.  I had to get the wall, floor and ceiling tiles removed from the... Continue reading

Ikenie Monzen Barai

Title: いけにえもんぜんばらいAuthor: Katou SusuRelease Date: April 1, 2021Publisher: Libre (Byou de Wakaru BL) This is my first time reading a manga by this manga-ka.  I picked it up in the summer because the reviews were good.  And I was also looking for a light-hearted comedy since I was dealing with some serious issues at the time.  I love the title.  “Ikenie” is a human sacrifice, and “monzen barai” means being told to go away at the gate/door.  That’s exactly what this manga is about. Uzumaki Nanao who is the heir of an ancient and honourable family has been raised to become the human sacrifice on the 111st year since the last sacrifice was given to the enshrined god protecting the... Continue reading

Meiji Juzoku Tungsten

Title: 明治従属タングステン 上・下 (Meiji Era Master and Servant Tungsten Vols 1 & 2) Author: Tatsumoto Mio Release Date: July 16, 2021 Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (Fleur Comics) This is another manga which appeared on the free manga website Comic Fleur (and also on Pixiv) but once again I missed reading a big part of it so I purchased the manga when it was released.  It’s two volumes long so the story is not rushed and it is carefully played out.  As the title suggests, the story takes place in the Meiji-era. Jujoku means master and servant.  Tungsten is (as written in Wikipedia) “a rare metal found naturally on Earth almost exclusively as compounds with other elements….Tungsten occurs in many alloys, which... Continue reading

Oh my! It’s already November!

I am in quite some shock.  I can’t believe it’s November already and we only have one month after that till the end of the year.  Where has my year gone? And it’s my sister’s birthday this month so I can finally give her the things that I have accumulated over the year.  All stuff with her favourite animal.  And I’ve also custom ordered a cake with that animal.  I’ve left it up to the cake designer for the look of it, but we have agreed on a matcha cake with buttercream.  Really looking forward to the cake.  Last time I had her make a Japanese strawberry shortcake for my mom’s birthday and we loved it. There are quite a... Continue reading

Ibara no Naka no Hana

Title: 荊の中の花 Author: Kamo Release Date: February 17, 2020 Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (Fleur Comics) This manga appeared on the free manga website Comic Fleur (and also on Pixiv) but I missed the last few episodes so I was meaning to pick it up when it was released.  I finally purchased it last month.  I was really curious how it ended and was surprised how the story progressed.  This is actually my first time reading a manga where the seme is totally obsessed with the uke to an insane extent.  But I didn’t hate it.  I would be open to read more stories like this as this one was not as extreme in my opinion. The story starts with Asagi Sakuraba... Continue reading

Books to Buy in 2021: November edition

This is the list of newly released manga I plan to buy in November.  Only physical books are included. November 11/01 H&C Comics CRAFTシリーズ 京極家の初夜 木下けい子 759円 Kyougokuke no Shoya by Kinoshita Keiko (BL manga) 11/10 flowers comics 神無月紫子の優雅な暇潰し 3 赤石路代 499円 Kannazuki Yukariko no Yuuga na Himatsubushi by Akaishi Michiyo (Shoujo manga) 11/10 flowers comics ポーの一族 秘密の花園 2 萩尾望都 750円 Poe no Ichizoku Himitsu no Hanazono Vol. 2 by Hagio Moto (Shoujo manga) 11/10 CROSS NOVELS あにだん ライオン王のハビービー 浅見 茉莉 979円 Anidan Lion no Habibi by Asami Mari (BL novel) 11/18 幻冬舎ルチル文庫 恋するうさぎは先生に夢中 伊勢原ささら 726円 Koisuru Usagi wa Sensei ni Muchuu by Isehara Sasara (BL novel) 11/22 ダリアコミックス レムナント 6 -獣人オメガバース- 羽純ハナ 740円 Remnant Vol. 6 Juujin Omegaverse by Hasumi... Continue reading

Books to Buy in 2021: October edition

This is the list of newly released manga I plan to buy in October.  Only physical books are included. October 10/01 H&C Comics ihr HertZシリーズ 東京-四季-上&下 ハル 693円 Tokyo-Shiki Vols. 1 & 2 by Haru (BL manga) 10/01 drap COMICS DX ブルー・ド・ロワ 3 天禅桃子 776円 Blue de Roi Vol. 3 by Tenzen Momoko (BL manga) 10/05 花とゆめコミックス ぼくは地球と歌う 「ぼく地球」次世代編II 7 日渡早紀 495円 Boku wa Chikyuu to Utau Vol. 7 by Hiwatari Saki (Shoujo manga) 10/08 CROSS NOVELS 蒼の王と真珠姫 華藤えれな 979円 Ao no Ou to Shinjuhime by Katou Elena (BL novel) 10/15 プリンセス・コミックス やじきた学園道中記F 12 市東亮子 499円 Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki F Vol. 12 by Shitou Ryouko (Shoujo manga) 10/15 ボニータ・コミックス P.As. 1 赤石路代 660円 P.A.s Vol. 1 by Akaishi Michiyo (Shoujo... Continue reading

Yuutai to Doukyo Hajimemashita

Title: 幽体と同居はじめました。 Author: Sagano Hiwo Release Date: February 24, 2016 Publisher: Gentosha Comics (Birz Comics Rutile Collection) I recently got hooked on Sagano Hiwo’s works so I picked up this older work of hers.  And because it’s Halloween tomorrow I figured it might be a good one to review/recommend.  I really like this manga-ka’s light-touch artwork and her watercolour drawings.  Isn’t this cover beautiful? The story starts off with convenience store manager Aoi Kousuke coming home to his apartment at two in the morning in the snow and finding flowers on the ground.  He assumes there was an accident.   But when he goes into his room he is surprised to find a ghost wrapped in bandages and screams and faints... Continue reading

Muri Kon

Title: ムリ婚。 Author: Itsuki Makoto Release Date: February 19, 2021 Publisher: Junet (Junet Comics Pierce Series) I usually don’t read manga released by Junet (because it’s mainly smut and not much focus on story) but this one looked interesting and the reviews were good so I ended up buying it.  It turns out that there was a lot less smut than expected and the plot and characters were interesting enough.  This comedy takes a story you may often see in BL manga, and presents it uniquely. The story starts off with Shirakawa Momoki and Kurotaki Chikage having to marry each other (with 0 days of dating) due to the rules of their villages.  The legend goes that a male from one... Continue reading