Company licenses KIZUNA, GUN & HEAVEN, Carmel Espresso, Kimi ga Iru Heya, more
Fantasista, Inc.’s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Thursday that it has licensed 10 new titles from Compass.
futekiya will announce release dates and English names for the following titles at a later date:
- KIZUNA by Kazuma Kodaka
- KIZUNA after story by Kazuma Kodaka
- Hana to Ryu ～KIZUNA Spin off～ by Kazuma Kodaka
- Joushitsu na Otoko to H by Sonoo Michiru
- GUN & HEAVEN by Kazuma Kodaka
- Caramel Espresso by Hiromi Toribito
- Caramel Flavor by Hiromi Toribito
- Kimi ga Iru Heya by Otokichi
- Koi wa Chihyou Minus 2 Meters by Sasaru Imai
- Jouzetsu na Shichakushitsu by Hiromi Toribito
Readers are able to read select chapters from the futekiya library for free, and subscribers to the futekiya service can access full volumes.
The futekiya service launched in July 2019, and it allows access to its entire library of manga for a monthly fee of US$6.99. The service is also offering licensed dōjinshi and manga by independent artists.
Manga Planet launched in November 2019. The service costs US$6.99 per month and allows users unlimited access to English-translated manga. In addition to manga licensed from publishers, the service offers works licensed from independent artists.
Manga Planet is also working with publishers LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., Bunkasha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Kaiohsha Publishing Co., Ltd.; San-Ei Corporation Co., Ltd.; Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.; Shodensha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Home-sha, Starts Publishing Corporation, K.K. HarperCollins Japan, and MugenUp Inc.
Manga Planet started as a joint project between Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Fantasista, Inc. in 2012. The companies’ goal with Manga Planet is to “[bring] new manga to fans from all over the world and support artists and the industry.”
Disclosure: futekiya’s Editor-in-Chief Emma Hanashiro worked at ANN as a news intern in 2014.
Source: Press release