New and Upcoming BL/TL for November 2019

Hey folks! Fall is here, and with the delectable sites and smells of the harvest breeze, Renta! is here to bring you the best new manga we can! Here are some of the freshets new yaoi and love manga coming this month to Renta!

Hey folks! Fall is here, and with the delectable sites and smells of the harvest breeze, Renta! is here to bring you the best new manga we can! Here are some of the freshets new yaoi and love manga coming this month to Renta!

BL/Yaoi

Title: You’re a Cute Slave of Love
Author: Jita
Publisher: JULIAN PUBLISHING

Release date: Out now!

Tenya and Yamato Hagiwara, have always been raised as twin brothers, until they found out the truth of their relationship. Ever since then, the younger of the two, Yamato, started skipping class and hanging out with the delinquents at school. Tenya takes it upon himself to fix Yamato and make sure he ends up on the right track again, but it’s proving to be difficult. One day, Yamato’s friend Tatsumi tells Tenya where he can find his brother, but it ends up being a trap as he walks in on his brother having sex! Afterwards, Yamato tells Tenya that he will have to make up for his interruption by being a replacement for the girl who ran off…!! There’s also a bonus story exclusive to Renta! with the three of them together…!?

If you like Jita’s steamy, slow-building style, check out their other work on Renta!, A Seductive Relationship, about an adult film star who pretends to be his male co-worker’s boyfriend.

Title: There’s Fanfiction About Us?
Author: Tsubame Koshiora
Publisher: Brite Publishing

Release date: Out now!

Rui and Hibiki have been pop stars for five exciting years, and things are going well. When Hibiki stays at Rui’s one night, the two men find some fan-made manga about them and are shocked to see that it’s more than a little suggestive! In fact, the two of them can’t help but think they want to try it out for themselves…

Title: My Quiet Best Friend’s Just Tongue-Tied
Author: Gomouriki
Publisher: DeNIMO

Release date: November 15

For some reason, one day Ohdai wakes up with the power to see how turned on people are. He thinks to himself “Hey, I could meet horny girls!!”, only to notice that his silent and poker-faced best friend’s lust gauge is bursting at the seams. Apparently, if the gauge isn’t depleted regularly, he could end up becoming a molester…!? He’ll be okay if we take care of “it” before the gauge breaks, right!?

Title: Don’t Say You Love Me!
Author: Haruhi Yuzuya
Publisher: HOUBUNSHA Co.,Ltd

Release date: November 26

At first it seemed like the gorgeous and popular student council president Eiji Tokita, and Oriya Okamoto, your average, everyday student, would never cross paths. But, one day, Eiji starts passionately telling Oriya how much he loves him…! He even proposes marriage, and no matter how cold or violent Oriya is to him, Eiji can’t seem to give up…!! A romantic comedy set in high school depicting love between a hot school president who’s obsessed with a boy with no traits that make him stand out!!
This manga includes a short story and a bonus story!

TL/Love

Title: Night Cherry Blossom Trance
Author: Funa Isono
Publisher: Taiseisha

Release Date: Out now!

You better be prepared, ’cause I’ll make you feel good. After being locked in a mysterious building, I ended up performing a show. Lively music, and four gorgeous dancers… among them is an arrogant-looking guy who catches my eyes. After the show, the guy takes me to a secret room…! But, just when everything was getting steamy, I turn into a woman? “Huh, this is your first time doing a ‘trance’?” he says. Not knowing what’s going on, I find myself in the company of these four. This series is set in the world of handsome men and gender- benders!

Can’t get enough of Funa Isono’s gorgeous art? How about a BL story also on Renta! about an (aspiring) photographer and his (aspiring) model friend by the same author? Check out We’re Shooting, also on Renta!

Title: I Chose a Gangster Over God!?
Author: Haruo Haruyama
Publisher: Taiseisha

Release Date: Out now!

This one’s not for the faint of heart! “When I call, you better bring me the goods!” Even the confession booth offers little protection from being violated by the wounded brute of a man… Meet Shihoko, a young nun leading a peaceful life of purity. At least, she was until some gang members embroiled in a turf war take refuge in her church! The leader is a quiet man of large build with sharp, piercing eyes. Despite his terrifying demeanor, however, Shihoko is grateful for his help, and refuses to give up on him. She wants to get to know him better, but he immediately takes things to a “physical” level!! An immoral romantic comedy of erotic love!

Title: Prone to His Teasing -Driven Wild By My Blind Date’s Fingers-
Author: Korome
Publisher: Iproduction Co. Ltd.

Release date: Out now!

“This is punishment for deceiving me.” “You’re aroused, even now?” Tomoe is a working adult whose relationships always fizzle out. She’s 27, her parents are pressuring her to get married, and though she’s reluctant, she agrees to go on a trial blind date. However, the man who shows up is her old classmate, Kyosuke, who bullied her all throughout junior high! Tomoe can’t fathom marrying him, and she decides to get revenge for all the grief he caused her… by making him fall for her and then dumping him spectacularly. However, she finds herself subconsciously attracted to him, because in the time they were apart, his appearance and mannerisms have changed drastically for the better. Worried that she might fall in love with him for real, she reveals her plan… but in his anger, he forcefully brings her to climax. What will happen to Tomoe now that her body can’t refuse him…!?

Want more of Korome’s art? You’re in luck! You can check out another story on Renta! starring a factory worker who turns to something a little bit more risque in order to pay off her shopaholic mother’s debt: A Naughty Side-job -My Perfect Boss’s Dirty Training-

Title: Fleeting Desire -Having to Live with My Adorable Best Friend!-
Author: Takara Kotobuki
Publisher: CLAP Comix

Release date: November 12

I’m nervous, too, okay? …I’ve never done this before, just like you. Ami has been in love with her cool childhood friend Mioto for fifteen years. She’s told him many times, but he doesn’t say anything back. That cycle was in full swing when “unavoidable circumstances” force them to live in the same apartment! No matter the reason, now’s her big chance! Unfortunately, Mioto keeps his distance, saying it’s “embarrassing.” In reality, he’s just shy around her feminine wiles and loves her back…! Something’s bound to happen with these two living under the same roof…!! Two love-struck virgins are about to embark on a journey into adulthood!

As always, let us know what manga you’re looking forward to, and don’t be shy to request your favorites! We might just be able to get that perfect manga soon…!

Review: My Fickle Jaguar

My Fickle Jaguar (気まぐれなジャガー Kimagure na Jaguar) is the latest addition of Unohana‘s works to Renta!’s English-language website. I have had the pleasure to edit its translations as they come out. Although I have been working in Renta! as an editor for only one year, let me tell you–this is nothing like the other BL/Yaoi that I have had the opportunity to read and/or edit in my short time here.

MyFickleJaguar

As one user review put it…

“The plot is quite different from the typical BL: theres [sic] no more of the cat and mouse, back and forth of getting to a love declaration (ot [sic] ahem, a night together). The main couple is two interesting adults who are together in love, but the slow reveal of how they get to that point is so riveting. The music industry background is also fascinating. I love love looove this manga and I can’t wait to read the rest of it!!!!”

I can fully stand behind this review. That’s why I’ve chosen to review it here, so get your guitars and picks ready. You’ll need them.

My Fickle Jaguar starts at Arata Aso’s apartment. Sitting up in bed with his smart phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Arata’s scrolling through an online forum.

“What’s Shiina doing now?”
“Who’s Shiina?”
“Sojun Shiina, from Peg.”
“Yeah. After Peg split up he was the backup in some other bands and did some side projects. But I haven’t seen him at all lately.”
“But what’s he doing now? I mean, is he still alive?”
“Don’t kill him! LOL!”
“But he vanished!”
“Is he in Alaska or something?”

Pull back from Arata’s screen. A man is lying asleep next to him. Arata scrunches his eyebrows, puts his cigarette to his lips, and says:

“[In fact Shiina] is sleeping right next to me.”

Three months earlier, Sojun (A.K.A. Shiina) showed up at Arata Aso’s doorstep.

“Arata, I’m hungry,” he proclaimed as he threw his arms around Arata’s waist and his stomach growled. The main course: Arata à la carte.

We learn then that Sojun Shiina is a professional musician, but he’s bordering on the title of ex-musician (since his fans wonder if he’s even alive). Three years prior to the beginning of My Fickle Jaguar, Sojun tells his band members from Peg that he’s taking a break and bounces between Japan and other countries. He’s so fickle that he hardly stays in one place for more than a few months. Three months away from Japan (and Arata), however, is the shortest that he’s ever been away. Arata can’t help but find it unusual.

Arata Aso, on the other hand, is an editor at a music magazine. He’d dreamed of becoming a professional musician like Sojun, but gave up after he realized he had no talent and would never reach Sojun’s level. He took up writing instead so that he could share Sojun, the center of his universe, and his talent with the world. He’s miffed that Sojun is so self-centered and unaware of his feelings that he runs away for months at a time, though.

This time, Sojun confesses that he missed Arata so much he “wanted to die”. They’ve discussed his leaving endlessly before. He’s always replied in the same manner. Arata wonders why he leaves if he feels the way he says he does. He knows that Sojun is as fickle as a cat (Jaguar) and that he only goes to Arata when he feels like it. Yet, he can’t help but loving him…

Although currently up to volume 6, the intertwining of Arata and Sojun’s dreams, careers and relationship is totally captivating. You won’t want to miss out on this one! Check it out from the item page here!