About Renta!

Welcome to the official staff blog for Renta! The digital-manga store that specializes in professionally translated romance manga such as shoujo, love manga (shoujo for adults!), yaoi (BL), Harlequin romance manga, and more recently even Seinen titles!

Renta! is not a print publisher, but we are an online bookstore for digital manga straight from Japan with a team of editors and translators that will knock your socks off with official licensed translations of contemporary manga.


We love what we do and hope to bring you even more great content, so please stop by our homepage www.ebookrenta.com every Tuesday and Friday for new ongoing series and full volume releases of the hottest manga from Japan, and every Wednesday for news on weekly sales and campaigns!

This blog is updated regularly by actual Renta! staff here in the Tokyo office. If you love reading manga in Japanese and want to check out the original, you can find almost anything you could possibly want over at the Japanese Renta! which has been around for over 20 years!

How and when it became a haven for lovers of yaoi is another story!

Our Writers


Hello and thanks for reading! My name is Nate and I love translating, games, manga, and manga/game translation. Game music and chiptunes are my raison d’etre. My main in Smash Bros. has always been Ness because like me, he has psychic powers (I just don’t know how to use mine yet). I want to write about site news, reviews, linguistic-y, translation-y, and other behind-the-scenes-y fun stuff!


Hi! (・ω・)ノシ I’m Kris and I’m Renta’s lone British in-house staff. Cute girls and pretty boys are what drive me, from K-On! to Toukenranbu, anything goes. I’ll be writing about anime, manga, games, and all sorts of otaku stuff, so I hope you enjoy it!