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I thought that this has got to be the funniest joke but it turns out, it was no joke at all.
I’ve seen this being tweeted for some while but it wasn’t long until I finally saw the commercial for Shueisha’s new quarterly BL magazine (under its subsidiary Homesha), BL-ink.
But don’t they have Weekly Shounen Jump already?
I know. It’s crazy. But it seems Weekly Shounen Jump is not the “Sweet BL” that BL-ink is trying to offer. The magazine is a dedicated BL magazine for Homesha and I think this is perhaps an outright acceptance of the popularity of BL.1
What I found interesting was it took some google powers to find the site. It’s mostly mentioned as BLink which doesn’t come out much in searches. Looking at Shueisha’s website doesn’t even announce the magazine (or at least I didn’t see it.) I had to find the websites of actual authors in the magazine to actually figure out that it should be searched as BL-ink to finally find the proper search term for the said magazine.
As I mentioned, BL-ink will be sold more under Homesha, but it’s inevitable to not associate this publishing firm with Shueisha. In fact, in the advertisements, they would proudly put the banner of Shueisha as if it’s quite important and crucial that Shueisha’s involved in this. After all, the company has had a love affair with fujōshi especially with Shounen Jump.
- strangely, the niconico video has only been seen by 1000++ people! [↩]
Last night, I was thinking about the first thing that I should blog about here in Champloo. I’ve had a couple of hiccups last year and this year, I made a resolve to write more for my blogs than elsewhere.
But what should I write?
Should I write a review?
Or should I talk about some handsome boys?
The idea of talking about handsome boys for the first day of the year excited me and there’s no other book that came to mind other than the collection of handsome boys that caused waves last year, Moedanshigatari.
I am shameless. Very shameless indeed.
I have been wanting to do this for the longest time but it’s only this afternoon that I actually managed to add some of my favorite mangakas over twitter. I was hesitant at first and added only those that I really really liked. And while I liked them, I realized I started to stalk their lives a little more. The way that Est Em has been wandering around Europe has been inspiring me to travel and Tagro’s crazy antics just… really proves to me on how perverted he can get.
Nonetheless, it’s an interesting glimpse on their minds and if you want to keep up on their projects, it’s nice to see whether they’re wasting their time or hasn’t seen a ray of sunshine. Sometimes, they like to post about their food and it makes me incredibly hungry. Especially Tagro. I honestly read a little of HenZemi, but I like looking at his food posts.
I got the list online from Tanbishugi and am following the following mangakas:
- @zi38 – Miwa Shirow
- @TAGRO – Tagro
- @hikakom – Hikaru Nakamura
- @wakasugi_k – Wakasugi Kiminori
- @est_em – Est Em
- @enneono – Natsume Ono
- @okamarble – Okama
- @korinntonn – Ueda Rinko
- @beef_or_beef – Yamashita Tomoko
- @Takashigee – Shigeyoshi Takagi
- @levizo – Aoi Levin
Naturally most of their tweets will be in Japanese, but for those who can read, it’d be quite interesting to see the lives and preoccupations of your favorite mangas. (And what they’re doing when they’re slacking off!!!)