New Releases for 7/12

Happy Friday as always! Here are the new releases for today!

Happy Friday as always! Here are the new releases for today! Unfortunately, from next week the blog will not be updated as frequently. Make sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter for more content! Anyway, on to the new stuff!

BL/Yaoi

Title: You’re My Favorite Toy (Chapter 1)
Author: Arashi Arima

Tatsuki spends all his time on girls and partying. But, since his father is the CEO of a major company, he can afford to get into a little debauchery. That is, until he tries to blackmail his fellow student, the shy Miyako, with sex. But, Miyako decides to blackmail Tatsuki right back and snaps a picture of Tatsuki after the act! Looks like Miyako wasn’t as shy as he appeared!

Check out the other BL New Releases!

TL/Love

Title: Come and Eat Me, Breakfast Boy (Chapter 6)
Author: Earithen

Suzume gets caught stealing leftover food from her temp job working at a hotel restaurant. She’s been saddled with her “friend’s” debt and is forced to live out of an internet cafe and work three jobs, so she just wants a decent meal. Luckily, the sous-chef who catches her, Kento, takes pity on her, and even cooks her a meal. Now she’s being invited to a five-star hotel with him…!

Check out the other TL New Releases!

Harlequin/Romance

Title: Stormbound with a Tycoon
Author: Earithen/Shawna Delacorte

It’s an Earithen double-feature today! Author Earithen draws both TL and Harlequin, so I thought I would feature them for both♪

Jessica had the biggest crush on her older brother’s best friend Dylan when she was in high school. But, after he broke her heart her love instantly turned to searing hatred. Imagine her shock when she goes to her oceanside cabin and finds none other than Dylan there! And with the heavy rains going on outside, they’re trapped in the cabin together! Jessica is determined not to let her high school crush get the best of her again!

Check out the other Harlequin New Releases!

Seinen

Title: Monthly: Editor-in-Chief Aikawa (Chapter 18)
Author: Takeshi Ohmi

Ms. Aikawa has been a star magazine editor for her entire career, and now she has moved up the ranks and been transferred to become editor-in-chief at a publishing company! The only thing is that it’s her first time working as an… adult magazine editor. She’s never dealt with this kind of office before! One of her co-workers, Keisuke comes to check up on her after hours, and finds that although she tries to be professional during the day, she has a few fantasies of her own…

Title: entrans! (Chapter 4)
Author: Pon Takahanada

En is always pranked by his fellow students and getting his uniform switched out with a female one. When he wakes up one day to find that he actually has a girl’s body (and a nice one at that!), he realizes that no prank could have gone this far! Now En has to figure out what has happened so he can turn back into a guy. But what issues will he face on the way with his new body?

Shojo

Title: Running a Love Hotel with My Math Teacher (Chapter 46)
Author: Yua Utsugi

Kana is a busy high schooler, but her problems are a bit different from her friends’: she’s secretly managing an after-hours hotel by herself! Since her parents passed away in an accident midway through her freshman year, she has been forced to take over their weird family business. Naturally, her lack of free time and sleep has drastically impacted her studies, and the last thing she wants is to be held back a year. Thankfully, her math teacher, Mr. Saitou, has been kind enough to give her extra lessons. But, one night, he accidentally finds out her secret in the worst way possible!

New Releases for 7/9

It’s a new week, and that means new releases! Let’s check out what’s new on Renta! this Tuesday!

It’s a new week, and that means new releases! Let’s check out what’s new on Renta! this Tuesday!

BL/Yaoi

Title: The Paradox of Deep Obsession (Chapter 1)
Author: Koyubi

Makoto doesn’t really enjoy being in the biology club, especially after his weirdo classmate Kido comes up to him and tells him, “I want to copulate with you.”

Check out the other BL New Releases!

TL/Love

Title: Honey Devil [VertiComix] (Chapters 1 & 2)
Author: Hiraku Miura

Rin Hashiba accidentally summons not only a demon, but the king of all demons. In actuality, he seems like kind of a big softy though… now in full-color, scrolling VertiComix format!

Check out the other TL New Releases!

Romance/Harlequin

Title: The Unexpected Holiday Gift
Author: Haruhi Sakura/Sophie Pembroke

Clara got married to the man of her dreams, Jacob. But, after they got married, Jacob would not listen to Clara’s desire for a child. When she became pregnant, she left him without a word, knowing he would not approve. Now, five years later, Clara runs her own party planning agency, and she gets a surprise visit from none other than Jacob! He says that if she helps him plan for his father’s last Christmas party, he will sign the divorce papers.

Check out the other Harlequin New Releases!

Seinen

Title: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior (Chapter 10)
Author: Miyahara Ruri

Usa (pronounced oo-sa, not like the country) is about to move into a new place for high school, but on the way to his new (actually very old) apartment, he runs into a weirdo peeking into a public school. After dealing with the police and making sure he gets taken in for questioning, he gets to his apartment and is shocked to find that same guy just happens to be his new roommate! Usa can’t live under these conditions, but just as he is on his way out forever, he finds Ritsu, the girl of his dreams, standing at his front door…!

Shojo

Title: Half-a-Million-Dollar Bride (Chapter 3)
Author: Kaiji Umeda

Akane lost her parents when she was young and grew up with her aunt and uncle, who were not happy with the arrangement. Now that she’s 25, she’s always wanted to find a partner and give the happiness to her children that she could never have. She thought she found the perfect man… but it turns out he was already married… and with three kids! Akane is forced to provide compensation to the couple, but a mysterious man takes care of it while claiming to be her husband… just what will become of her?

New Releases for 7/5

Here are the new releases for Friday, July 5th!

Someone please make this week go slower, thanks. Here are the new releases for Friday, July 5th!

BL/Yaoi

Title: What He Doesn’t Know
Author: Yuuki Fujinari

Hiromu wants to be closer to his boyfriend, Taiyo, but every time they get close, he gets so embarrassed and runs away. But, that might be because he’s half cat and turns back every time his heart starts beating. Keep reading for a litter of cat-tastic puns that will have you nipping at the bud for more! Talking cats! They’re so cute!!! Also includes five other stories about cute couples who love horoscopes, traveling, gaming, and more!

Check out the other New Releases!

TL/Love

Title: Just One Taste Isn’t Enough! -Wanna Come Over Again Tonight?- (Chapter 1)
Author: Natsu Kuroki

Momiji takes a part-time job at a bakery to try and make ends meet, but the guy training her, Yuu, seems a bit scary at first. However, once Momiji gets to know him, she finds he has a hidden depth to him. When he accidentally overhears that she’s been kicked out of her apartment, he invites her to stay with him… at his huge apartment! Suddenly he pushes her down and things take a new turn…

Check out the other New Releases!

Romance/Harlequin

Title: The 200% Wife
Author: Megumu Minami/Jennifer Greene

Abby has always put 200% of herself into whatever she does, so it comes as quite a shock to everyone when she decides to throw everything away and spend a relaxing time up in Lake Tahoe. But, things aren’t going so well for her after she gets stranded with a flat tire in a snowstorm on a road in the middle of nowhere. Dejected and lost, she is saved by a handsome driver who happens to be passing by. He introduces himself as Garson, or Gar for short, and walks Abby through how to put on a spare. Abby just wants to relax and spend time for herself, but she can’t get Gar out of her mind…

Check out the other New Releases!

Shojo

Title: This Mage Desires Mediocrity (Chapter 13)
Author: Hiromi Taihei/Ren Hirose

Mizuki just wants to live a peaceful life in her village… but she’s not just any villager. She’s a genre-savvy nerd taken from Earth and suddenly swept into a magical world filled with spells, demons, and danger. She just wants to be left alone, but now she’s being chased by mages, knights, and everything in between. She has to use her knowledge of the genre and newfound abilities to succeed, and maybe enjoy the life she’s able to lead along the way.

Seinen

Title: entrans! (Chapter 3)
Author: Pon Takahanada

En is always pranked by his fellow students and getting his uniform switched out with a female one. When he wakes up one day to find that he actually has a girl’s body (and a nice one at that!), he realizes that no prank could have gone this far! Now En has to figure out what has happened so he can turn back into a guy. But what issues will he face on the way with his new body?

Title: Monthly: Editor-In-Chief Aikawa (Chapter 17)
Author: Takeshi Ohmi

Ms. Aikawa has been a star magazine editor for her entire career, and now she has moved up the ranks and been transferred to become editor-in-chief at a publishing company! The only thing is that it’s her first time working as an… adult magazine editor. She’s never dealt with this kind of office before! One of her co-workers, Keisuke comes to check up on her after hours, and finds that although she tries to be professional during the day, she has a few fantasies of her own…

Review: The Guy I’m into Is a You-Know-What!

This week I want to talk about Nanae Chioka-sensei’s work, “The Guy I’m into Is a You-Know-What!” (Japanese title: その推しは××につき! Sono Oshi wa XX ni Tsuki). The art is super clean and Chioka-sensei is really good at drawing both harmless (and kinda scary) girls and very manly (and sometimes very scared) men like our protagonists, Sakiko and Masayuki.

Title: The Guy I’m into Is a You-Know-What!
Author: Nanae Chioka

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140091/

It’s Thursday and that means I’m back with another review of a series that I think you all should check out. This week I want to talk about Nanae Chioka-sensei’s work, “The Guy I’m into Is a You-Know-What!” (Japanese title: その推しは××につき! Sono Oshi wa XX ni Tsuki). The art is super clean and Chioka-sensei is really good at drawing both harmless (and kinda scary) girls and very manly (and sometimes very scared) men like our protagonists, Sakiko and Masayuki.

Each chapter has its own cover art! I especially like this one for Chapter 3 based on Alice in Wonderland (the actual story does not have anything to do with Alice or Disney though)!

Sakiko is a normal office worker with a big secret: she loves, loves, LOVES her yaoi. Maybe you can relate? Of course, during the day she’s forced to hide her kinda scary devotion to, ahem, the finer pleasures of life. Even so, her secret joy at the office is staring at Masayuki, the high-profile son of the CEO. He’s diligent, extremely hard-working, and cold, and best of all for Sakiko, he looks scarily like Reiji, her most favoritest, most dominating-est top. When a twist of fate leaves her alone with him in the same room, their passion and misunderstandings almost run wild at the office.

Even though Masayuki seems cool and collected on the surface like Reiji, he actually has a lot of insecurities about women and has no idea how to react when they get close. He really wants to get to know Sakiko more, but his lack of experience with women and his elite upbringing keep getting in the way of making rational decisions.

Will Sakiko be able to find Masayuki’s true personality under his Reiji-like surface? Will Masayuki finally be able to live up to the expectations of his wacky father? Throughout the series, the two characters just keep getting into more and more trouble, and you won’t know what misadventures they’ll end up in next! Every chapter they keep getting closer and closer to actually doing it, but there always seems to be some crazy thing that gets in their way.

Later chapters introduce a new character, Sota, who is either doing a great job of sabotaging their relationship on purpose, or doing a really bad job of keeping them together. It’s… kind of hard to tell?

I especially think Sakiko is a great character. She doesn’t spend every chapter just endlessly worrying about stuff, but she gets distracted by things and cracks jokes. She really loves her yaoi and her Reiji, but she also wants an actual, blossoming love with the real-life Masayuki. A lot of the series deals with how much of her fantasy she’s willing to give up for a “normal” relationship. Well, as close to normal as possible for someone like Sakiko. Later chapters introduce even more crazy characters, each with their own personalities and hidden wants and desires.

Sometimes it’s okay to let your guard down and show the people you love your deepest, darkest secrets, even if it’s embarrassing at first! I highly recommend you check out The Guy I’m into Is a You-Know-What!, only on Renta!

Kris’s Korner: Bands and Boys

It might just be me, but I feel like recently BL series are getting anime adaptations more than they used to. Not just BL series in fact, but bishounen series in general have been getting more love, with a lot of reverse harems and male idol shows popping up as well (*´Д`)θ~♪~

It might just be me, but I feel like recently BL series are getting anime adaptations more than they used to. Not just BL series in fact, but bishounen series in general have been getting more love, with a lot of reverse harems and male idol shows popping up as well (*´Д`)θ~♪~

Although I tend to prefer watching cute girls doing cute things, I think it’s great to see more balance in anime, and more series aimed at female viewers being released!

One such series that was recently brought to my attention was Given, a BL manga about four guys in a band, which has an anime adaptation airing this July.

Here’s hoping the anime is as well received as the manga! I’ll certainly be giving it a watch.

Quite a few fujoshi I’ve spoken to over here in Japan seem to be really excited for it, so I’d highly recommend checking it out next season (it airs on July 12th) ( ´∀`)b

Hah!

Music in anime and manga has long been a thing, from classics like Nana and Beck, to K-On!, and the recent Carole & Tuesday, which has been making waves online. Idol series have been thriving as well, for example Ensemble Stars! and IDOLiSH7 being a couple of the ones that seem to be getting a lot of attention recently.

Of course, with the copious amount of music themed manga and anime about, we’ve got you covered here at Renta! as well! So here are a couple of my recommendations (´▽`)

Title: I’m a Pop Star, Now Expose Me!
Author: Hokke Shima
Adult content: Yes
Link to store

Yukinari is searching for the scoop of his life, working as a paparazzo, but no good stories seem to be coming his way. That is, until he bumps into his old high school friend and idol super star, Subaru Nagare. Although Subaru’s been completely free of scandals for his whole career, one night of hot passion between the two old friends looks to change all of that in an instant. That is, if Yukinari publishes the story…

Although I’m not a big fan of voyeuristic stuff normally, there’s just a hint of it in this, and it gives me a bit of a thrill (*´Д`)=3 Subaru is an interesting character, as he has a lot of different sides to his personality. On stage, he’s a beautiful, brazen star, when he’s with Yukinari he’s sweet and fragile looking, and during the smut scenes he’s an absolute animal! It’s also really cute watching Yukinari trying to decide whether to expose Subaru and get his big story, or whether to protect him and keep him for himself!

Title: My Fickle Jaguar
Author: Unohana
Adult content: Yes
Link to store

Sojun Shiina used to be immensely famous in the Japanese music scene, as part of the band “Peg”. But in recent years he’s just been drifting around from place to place, doing whatever he feels like with no real sense of direction. Occasionally he’ll go back to his partner Arata’s house, so that he can ‘recharge’. While Arata really wishes Sojun was around more often, it’s hard to keep this fickle jaguar pinned down!

I really liked the character development in this series, and both Arata and Sojun feel like they could very much be real people. They’re both complex and flawed individuals, who’re trying to make their somewhat janky relationship work as best they can. This is not a smut-fest, but more of a slow-burner, with a really well put-together story.


Are you in the mood to pick up guitar!? ‘Cus I sure am! Maybe when I have more time anyway… (’  ̄3 ̄) ~

Until next time~! ヴァ───ヾ(´ー`)ノ───イ

New Releases for 7/2

Whoa! It’s already July! Where is the year going? Here are the new releases for today!

Whoa! It’s already July! Where is the year going? Here are the new releases for today!

Yaoi/BL

Title: I’ll Act, But I Never Said I’d Do That! (Chapter 1)
Author: Sakae Mizuki

Tetsu has wanted to be an actor for a long time, but his abrasive personality has always kept him from landing a role. So many failed auditions have taken their toll, and what’s worse, he has to come home to his roommate Satoshi, his old friend who has found a career as a successful writer. However, one day Tetsu gets a call from his agent saying he’s landed a starring role in a movie! The only catch: there’s a gay love scene in it! Satoshi is the only one he can turn to for advice!

Check out the other new BL releases on the New Releases page!

Love/TL

Title: First Love Reset (Chapter 1)
Author: Urara Kuroda

Ako is having trouble convincing her parents to let her move out and live on her own. While she can be clumsy sometimes, she really wants the freedom of living her own life and having pets that she just can’t have from living with her folks. She’s about to give up when there’s a knock on the door from her childhood friend, Hiro, who she hasn’t seen in 10 years. Ako used to have a crush on Hiro, but when he moved away after graduating high school, he rejected her. Now, 10 years later, Ako has ended up moving into the same apartment building as him! Will she be able to reset her first love and do it right this time?

Check out the other TL releases on the New Releases page!

Romance/Harlequin

Title: The Sheikh’s Wedding Contract [Society Weddings IV]
Author: Shion Hanyu/Andie Brock

The kingdom of Gazbiyaa has been the enemy of Princess Nadia’s kingdom for a long time. But, Nadia believes that by offering herself to be the wife of the new King Zayed, she can forge an alliance of peace between the two countries. She dresses up as a dancer and sneaks into his castle, afraid of the rumors that Zayed is known as a vulgar playboy obsessed with the simple pleasures of life. But, when she ends up in his bedroom, she is shocked to find a handsome man who acts nothing like the rumors…

Check out the other new Harlequin releases on the New Releases page!

Seinen

Title: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior (Chapter 9)
Author: Miyahara Ruri

Usa (pronounced oo-sa, not like the country) is about to move into a new place for high school, but on the way to his new (actually very old) apartment, he runs into a weirdo peeking into a public school. After dealing with the police and making sure he gets taken in for questioning, he gets to his apartment and is shocked to find that same guy just happens to be his new roommate! Usa can’t live under these conditions, but just as he is on his way out forever, he finds Ritsu, the girl of his dreams, standing at his front door…!

Yuri

Title: A Timid Woman Longing for her Delivery Girl (Chapter 2)
Author: Haiji Sanada

Rei has finally found a freelance job working at home so she can avoid all the hassle of dealing with other people. After one too many bad experiences, she’s tried to close herself off from the outside world as much as possible. But, the new driver who delivers her packages, Rinko, is so cheerful every week. She even writes a cute little newsletter about her life! Rei can’t help but start looking forward to the days when Rinko will be arriving

Shojo

Title: One Second Away from a Kiss (Chapter 38)
Author: Sui Souda

Rikka volunteers to write her school’s play, thinking it’s a historical performance, but finds out that it’s actually a fairy tale. Not knowing the first thing about that kind of stuff, her handsome but bossy childhood friend Izuru forces her to go to his house and read all of his sisters’ girls comics. He even suggests a kissing scene to close off the performance. But, when the princess for the play comes down with a cold on the day of the performance, Izuru suggests Rikka act as the princess, despite Izuru being the prince! He tells her he’ll stop a second before the kiss, but…