Best of Renta! for October 2019

Hey folks! With October already finished (somehow…), it’s time once again to round up the best and brightest for this year. If you need me after that, I’ll be binging on the rest of the half-off Halloween candy from the supermarket…

Hey folks! With October already finished (somehow…), it’s time once again to round up the best and brightest for this year. If you need me after that, I’ll be binging on the rest of the half-off Halloween candy from the supermarket…

BL/Yaoi

Title: Question: Can a Straight Boss Go All the Way… with a Crossdressing Employee?
Author: Secco

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140540/

Okay, so this is actually number 2 on the best-sellers for this month. But I already covered the number 1 winner last month, so I thought I would do something different this time! Kei works at a women’s underwear manufacturer, and happens to enjoy trying on the products. But, when his boss Ono finds out, he’s got some trouble ahead…

With great art, a great story, and a cliffhanger that will leave you dangling for more, this is one you have to check out for yourself!

TL/Love

Title: Over-Cumming Writer’s Block
Author: Awaji Nae

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/138731/

Over-Cumming Writer’s Block is a long-running series on Renta!, and it’s no stranger to the best-seller list. But with new issues coming out featuring our favorite inept writer and her random-stranger-turned-boyfriend elite banker, Fujishima, there’s no reason not to start reading this super-funny, super-sexy, beloved series right away!

Harlequin/Romance

Title: Married by Dawn
Author: Shion Hanyu/Marilyn Tracy

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140742/

Everyone loves a good fantasy romp now and then, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate October than with a story about vampires! Shion Hanyu delivers another beautifully drawn story about a romance between Tara, whose sister was unjustly killed by a mysterious undead creature, and Gavin, a beautiful but cold vampire! Will Tara be able to make Gavin’s cold heart feel again?

Shojo

Title: I Don’t Like That Smile
Author: Hiroshi Daken

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/139925/

With the #1 spot taken yet again by our popular contract marriage series, I turned to the #2, a lovely high school romance featuring two misunderstood students. Sumire is cold and surrounded by terrible rumors of the relationships she’s never had. Ritsuki is the most popular guy at school but can’t face his own feelings. Can these two broken people come together to form a fulfilling meaning?

Seinen

Title: See You in Your Dreams
Author: James Hotate

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/139494/

Who doesn’t love a good fantasy romp? Especially when our main character is a succubus who feeds on the love she gets in people’s dreams! With a premise like that, it’s no wonder people are taking notice. Shuji comes to his late father’s village to close his accounts, but finds his mistress to be much more than he can handle! Could he really live with a demon!?

Yuri

Title: True Love That Starts with a Lie
Author: Wani Kurokoda

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140410/

A lot of the yuri we have on our site is just too cute not to read, and that’s definitely true of this month’s best-selling one-shot, True Love That Starts with a Lie, starring two high schoolers who at first glance couldn’t be more different, but actually share more in common than they think. Black-haired Ai is a self-professed pervert who doesn’t really have many friends, but ends up pretending to be knowledgeable about sex when the ditzy but surprisingly pure Liliya accidentally finds Ai’s “lucky condom!” Also check out Wani Kurokoda’s other one-shot featuring the same characters, No Release Until Ecstasy is Achieved!

Best of Renta! for August 2019

Hello everyone! As August winds down, I’d like to share with you our favorite manga on Renta! for this month. Read on to find out our best and most popular manga this month and share your favorites in the comments!

Hello everyone! As August winds down, I’d like to share with you our favorite manga on Renta! for this month. Read on to find out our best and most popular manga this month and share your favorites in the comments!

BL/Yaoi

Title: He’s a Predator
Author: Yuji Toriba

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140168/

Starting things off, we have this spicy BL featuring a pair of friends whose relationship gets a bit strange once the super-stressed Yuma gives his persistent friend Yasuharu permission to “eat” him. Possessive semes, confused ukes, and a story that might just be so hot you get the chills. If you like steamy stories that ramp up fast, you should take a bite out of this story too! Also check out author Yuji Toriba’s other stories on Renta!

TL/Love

Title: That Unexpected Side to My Childhood Friend -Watch Out for the Animal in Him!-
Author: Nonda Noda

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140522/

It’s not hard to see why Nonda Noda’s works often appear at the top of the charts at Renta! The art is downright beautiful, and the stories are interesting and usually a breath of fresh air. That’s no different with this story, about a tough girl who wants to be cute for the guy she likes, combined with a fluffy guy who might possibly have a little bit of a secret dark side to him. Nonda Noda is also no stranger to Renta!, and you can check out their other works here.

Harlequin/Romance

Title: The Bridesmaid’s Secret
Authors: Yu Asami/Fiona Harper

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140554/

If you’re a Harlequin fan, you’ll be happy to know that this manga ticks all the boxes: a thrilling secret, check! A forbidden love, check! All the romance and passion you could ever hope for, check, check, and check! Jacqueline and Romano dated when they were teenagers, but after she told him one secret, they haven’t seen each other for years. And now, years later, with Jacqueline a successful editor for a famous magazine and Romano an international designer and model, they meet again at Jacqueline’s sister’s wedding.

Shojo

Title: The Duchess of Rosia -A Contract Marriage? How Did This Happen!?-
Authors: Kinosaki Kazura/Tsuredurebana

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/139323/

The Duchess of Rosia is a classic manga whose enduring popularity continues to make me happy. After all, it’s such a cute story of a woman forced into a brand new situation, and she just kinda wants to do her own thing! Beautiful art, a great story, and a charming cast of characters tie everything together in this fantasy comedy manga about the daughter of a small-time earl getting thrust into a political world with a “contract marriage” to a handsome duke!

Yuri

Title: Want to Sell Me Your Body?
Author: Haiji Sanada

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140250/

Continuing the cuteness, we have this combination yuri/shojo/amazing manga reaching the top of the yuri charts this month. What happens when a high schooler plagued by terrible luck is forced to live with a kickass debt collector? Apparently, a sweet blossoming coming-of-age romance between two characters who you just can’t help but root for. Unlike the young protagonist Tsukasa, you don’t need to get thrown deep into debt to check out this heartwarming story. Also check out Haiji Sanada’s other fantastic works on Renta!

Seinen

Title: Filthy Full Frontal Express -Teaching the Teacher…-
Author: Naisho

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140543/

And now for something completely different. Don’t get whiplash, as the top shonen story this month is a table-turning, eye-catching story about a teacher with secret fantasies, and a student willing to take control and make it all happen. If you just want to indulge in some fantasies of your own, definitely check this comic out!

New Releases for 5/31

Here are the releases for this Friday, May 31st! If you have any questions, make sure to let me know in the comments.

Yaoi/BL

Title: Kiss and Tell (Chapter 30)
Author: Anna Takamura

Leo is jealous of his playboy older neighbor, Ryosuke, for being handsome and lucky in love. Leo has problems of his own and is ashamed about his own inability to perform. However, when they both go to a party and kiss each other on a dare, Leo finds that his passions may be going in a different direction than he expected…

The Guy I Hate by Moto Haruyama (Chapter 2)
Marriage in Prison -Bear My Child- by mamoru (Chapter 21)
[VertiComix] Me and My Step-brother by Mawo Aoyama (Chapter 12)

Love/TL

Title: User’s Gude to a Woman’s Body
Authors: Ruchia Mita/Yakan

Despite working as an editor for an adult manga, Yui’s love life isn’t exactly ideal. “Dead fish” is not exactly what you want to go for when you’re trying to have a good time. Finally, she meets the attractive Masaki, who’s basically the sweetest guy ever. There’s no way she could get dumped by him! There’s just the problem of his equally attractive but very much not sweet brothers…

Gender-Swap at the Delinquent Academy -He’s Trying to Get My First Time!- by Yori Takao (Chapter 25) [25% OFF UNTIL JUNE 7TH!]
The Wolf Prince’s Prey by Sankaku (Chapter 4)
Would You Care For a Butler? by Sora Haruno (Chapter 6)
[VertiComix] Mahoko! Quit Being So Bossy! by Hiraku Miura (Chapter 6)

Romance/Harlequin

Title: A Very Public Affair
Author: Ryo Arisawa/Sally Wentworth

On a cold winter night six years ago, the handsome millionaire Jack Straker took in a homeless girl named Clare. However, after Jack’s father passed away, they ended up sleeping together. But, the next day, he gave her a check and tells her he’s already married. Now, Clare is a 25-year-old antiques appraiser living with her son and a dark secret, when she ends up running into the man she never wanted to see again…

Agenda: Attraction! by Yutta Narukami/Jessica Steele
Accidental Baby by Harumi Benisako/Kim Lawrence
Dark Intentions by Mayu Takayama/Carol Buckland

Shojo

Title: A Second Away from a Kiss
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…

That’s it for this week! If you like these posts, make sure to let us know in the comments!

Review: Do Androids Dream of Love?

Philip K. Dick would be proud.
Because who doesn’t want a touch of sci-fi in their love manga?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a robot to do all your housework for you, and more? For me at least, if I could just be able to get out of cleaning my apartment AND also get a cute puppy-dog companion like Akito, the android in this story, I would be able to live the rest of my life happily.

Title: Do Androids Dream of Love?
Author: Ryo Hidaka
Japanese title: Android wa Ai no Yume wo Miru ka? (アンドロイドは愛の夢を見るか?)

Page link: https://www.ebookrenta.com/renta/sc/frm/item/140324/

However, Riko, the primary heroine of our story, is a bit different. By all accounts, she’s had kind of a rough life. Her mother passed away when she was young, and her genius inventor father spent all his time in the laboratory creating new technology instead of really taking care of her. With a childhood like that, it’s not surprising that Riko ended up kind of a loner growing up.

Cut to the present day, and her quiet, lonely life changes when her father passes away and leaves her with a humanoid robot he calls Akito, programmed to be her companion and to make her feel as comfortable as possible. That means all that boring stuff like cooking, cleaning, and taking care of housework. Akito is also a learning robot, which means he can adapt and synthesize information to inform his decisions. The result is that Akito’s personality is like a cross between a wide-eyed child exploring the world for the first time, and a loyal dog ready to do anything for love and affection.

The story really gets interesting while the two of them are watching a movie on TV. Akito gets really curious about the human concept of “kissing” and is eager to try it out for himself. Riko is understandably a little bit uncomfortable, but Akito is just emulating what he sees on the screen. That’s a life lesson for future parents out there: make sure you always know what your kids are watching! But, just how far will they go? You’ll have to read on to find out how the rest of the story develops.

This story’s art is beautiful and it’s definitely a rising fan favorite on Renta! As the series continues, Riko and Akito continue to develop and learn to live together, for better or for worse. Riko is no pushover herself, but it’s hard not to melt a little bit in the face of Akito’s emotional expressions (which is kind of ironic, because in Riko’s words, he’s “just a freakin’ robot”). Akito’s just so cute and trying so hard, it’s impossible to stay mad at him forever! If you like a touch of sci-fi spec fic mixed in with your smut, then I think you’ll really enjoy Do Androids Dream of Love? As of this post, it’s currently on Chapter 2, but there’s definitely more to come soon!