Q&A about japanese yaoi publications

Qestion(3/Sep/2006):

"Would you mind providing us the yaoi manga's titles and author's names in Japanese Character as well to ask shopkeers of comicbook shops to search a particular manga?"

Slash-kun anser(06/Sep/2006):

"You can get Japanese title by following ways:

1)Find the publisher name & publication date(month):

For example:

Tomoe Nanako "Aoi Haru de sho!" (Magazine Magazine) Aug/2004
=>"Magazine Magazine" (2004/8)

2)Then at "detailed search page" of "amazon.co.jp", find the comic titles on the month from publisher

http://www.amazon.co.jp/b/ref=sv_b_0/249-8560762-9662750?ie=UTF8&node=124284011

Fill only search fields:

出版社:(Shuppansha)=>Publisher with Kanji
判型:(Hankei)=>Choose "コミック"
出版年月:Choose year
Choose month (Please try the months around the target one, too)

3)Then you can find the title from retrieved titles.


**Limited publishers issue yaoi books, so you had better the list of yaoi-ish publisher names with Kanji Character at your PC.
(*publishers are non-yaoi ones now)

あおば出版 Aoba Shuppan
*茜新社
*秋田書店
*朝日ソノラマ
*一迅社
エンターブレイン Enterbrain
オークス Oaks
オークラ出版 Oakla Shuppan
*宙出版
*太田出版
海王社 Kaiousha
(桜桃書房 Outou Shobou)
*学習研究社
笠倉出版社 Kasakura Shuppansha
角川書店 Kadokawa Shoten
*キルタイムコミュニケーション
幻冬舎 Gentousha
(ソニーマガジン Sony Magazine)
(スコラ Scholar)
コアマガジン Core Magazine
光彩書房 Kousai Shobou
*講談社
*光文社
三和出版 Sanwa Shuppan
実業之日本社 Jitsugyuononihonsha
*ジャイブ
*集英社
*小学館
*祥伝社
*少年画報社
松文館 Shoubunkan
新書館 Shinshokan
*スクウェア・エニックス
*青林工藝舎
東京漫画社 Tokyo Mangasha
大都社 Taitosha
大洋図書 Taiyou Tosho
竹書房 Take Shobou
*東京三世社
徳間書店 Tokuma Shoten
日本文芸社 Nihon Bungeisha
*白泉社
双葉社 Futabasha
二見書房 Futami Shobou
ふゅーじょんぷろだくと Fusion Product
古川書房 Furukawa Shobou
フロンティアワークス Forntier Works
(ダリア出版 Daria Shuppan)
文苑堂 Bunendou
*ぶんか社
芳文社 Houbunsha
マガジン・マガジン Magazine Magazine
*メディアファクトリー
リブレ出版 Libre Shuppan
(ビブロス Biblos)
(青磁ビブロス Seiji Biblos)
*ワニブックス

**()is old name of publisher

Qestion(31/May/2003):

"I'm living in Indonesia. In my country, yaoi is prohibited. How can I get yaoi manga?"

Slash-kun anser(03/Jun/2003):

"It's too big issue for me. But I think you should ultimately resolve your problem by the change of the law with the political movement with fans. In order to realize it, you and women in your country had better learn very much and get high scholastic ability and attain an exalted status. It's very hard way but inevitable."

Qestion(12/Jul/2002):

"Will 4th volume of 'ALCHINO' by Kouyu Shurei be published though its serialized magazine, 'Comic Eyes' was suspended after 2001 December Issue?"

Slash-kun anser(17/Jul/2002):

"I don't have any information now but I expect it will be. Because 'Gorgeous Carat volume 4' will be published with a lot of 'Kakioroshi' (newly written for 'Tankoubon'=book) in this summer.

BTW
'Volume 2' of 'Hachimitsu to Clover' by Chika Umino will be published from 'Shuueisha' in this August with re-issue of 'Volume 1' because Umino's serialization still continues at Magazine, 'YOUNG YOU' of Shuueisha when 'CUTiE comic' of 'Takarajimasha' was suspended after 2001 June issue. When publisher, 'Scholar' went bankrupt, 'Onmyouji' by Reiko Okano moved to 'Hakusensha'. So if it is good serialization, publishers never miss it. And publisher, 'Shoudensha' increased frequency of issuing magazine, 'Zipper comic' from 'irregular' to 'bi-monthly' now because they could get the readers from 'CUTiE comic'.

BTW2
Sales of manga magazines has been steadily decreasing about 5 years ago (But the sales of manga books does not change). Then I think many publisher will suspend more and more manga magazines for serialization and will issue many Anthology magazines or books of 'Kakioroshi' or books from djs. "

Qestion(25/Jan/2002):

"I heard Kazuya Minekura of 'Saiyuuki' will move to other publisher's magazine from Enix's 'G-Fantasy'. Is it true?"

Slash-kun anser(25/Jan/2002 & 25/Feb/2002):

"YES. Minekura's dairy (at Minekura's offical site) shows it is true. New magazine ('Zero Sum') will be issued from new publisher, 'Issaisha' in this spring (28/May/2002)."

Qestion(16/Sep/2001):

"I'm interested in yaoi detective mangaa along the line of "Fake" by Sanami Mayoh, any recommendations?"

Slash-kun answer(20/Sep/2001):

"In this year I wrote three reveiws of (public or private) detective yaoi manga in my site.

-Tsukihara Mayuri "Life With You" (Taiyou Tosho) Dec/2003 *** 8.9
-Honma Akira "Sabakareshimono" (Shinkousha) Nov/2003 *** 8.9
-Higashizato Kirico "Tokyo Tenshi" (Sanwa Shuppan) Oct/2003 8.7 ***
-Matuzaki Tsukasa "Bespoke" (Kousai Shobou) May/2003 *** 8.73
-Fukai Youki "Kimi ga Ita Basho" (Takeshobou) Feb/2003 *** 8.75
-Tateno Makoto "YELLOW vol.1" (Biblos) Nov/2002 ** 8.5
-Izumi Hitotsubu "'Kedamono' no Onedan" (Sanwa Shuppan) Oct/2002 *** 8.8
-Ebihara Yuri "TRAP" (Shinkousha) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
-Sadahiro Mika "Buddy System" (Magazine Magazine) Apr/2002 *** 8.6
-Shima Asahi "Kiss no Accent vol.2" (Coa Magazine) Jul/2001 8.25 ***
-Enomoto Tsubaki "Yuuwaku Lips" (Biblos) Jan/01 8.15 ***
-Kirishima Tamaki "Yorozuya Kagyou Tadaima Seigyouchuu" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2001 8 ***

Did you read "B-boy Zips vol.19" of detective ("DEKA") anthology? It may be better for you.

At Manga Bonbon I wrote two review of detective with high rating.

-FUSA, Juji. Omaeshika Shiranai (You are all I need) (Houbunsha: Hanaoto Comics; 2000) Rating = 8.5
-HIRA, Hiro. Mono Pole (Magnetic mono pole) (Kousai Shoubou: Kousai Comics; 2000) Rating = 9.5"

 
And followings are also detective stories.
 
"Yubisaki no Koi" by Bora Naono (Biblos)
"Mezase HERO!" by Maki Kodaka (Biblos) <= very interesting !!

General Qestion No.1:

"How can I get japanese yaoi manga? I'm living in US"

Slash-kun anser:

"If you want to read new books asap, you had better buy them through internet book store which deals with manga books and can ship abroad/overseas like:
Fujisan com

If you want to read as many books as you can with reasonable budget, you had better find second hand book store at internet second hand book store like:
Meikidou
(updated on Feb/2002. Now e-bookoff did not deliver the books to only asian countries)
Above second hand store is useful when you find the books which is already out of publishers/print now.


If you want to get new/recent djs, you should get stock list from the author directly through the editors of publishers by air mail envelop with self-addressed envelope and international postage coupon. If the author has her official website, you can ask the author directly.

How to send the money to the author:

1)If you send much money (than 100 dollars), you had better use "International postal money order"(IPMO) or traveller check.

2)If you send less money (10 or 20 dollars) and the author can accept, you had better send the cash (bills/notes) directly within envelop (I tried this so many times but luckily no failure ever)

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