Est Em's gorgeous new boys' love title Equus is now available for purchase at Yaoi Club! Since so many people wanted to get a hold of this beauty I asked DMP if they could get some copies for us to purchase and they graciously did. Thank you, DMP! If you are not familiar with this title, I posted a bunch of pictures of the cover and inside contents here (the cover is gorgeous with shiny gold detailing). There aren't many copies so act fast before they sell out. I can't promise they will get more in.
UPDATE: I wasn't kidding! The copies that came in were purchased as I was typing this but I did confirm with Yaoi Club that you can still special order a copy, which takes 2 to 3 weeks to come in.
I noticed a new boys' love game when I got my most recent copy of BeBoy Gold. It's produced by Karin Entertainment and was released on 4/22/11. The best translation of the game's name that I've seen is Omerta – Law of Silence as the word omerta in the mafia refers to a code of silence. You can find a thorough explanation of the game's premise in English at Ponytale in LaLaParadise. There are lots of wallpapers available for free on the official site. Here are some screenshots of the game:
In April Est Em had posted about her recent release Equus with this gorgeous cover. It sounded like it wasn't releasing until August but I think the translation was just bad as it appears it has since been released. I've been perusing the internet and was able to scrounge up some additional pictures of this lovely title if you're curious about how two centaurs would, uh… make love.
I've been patiently awaiting my copy of the Loveless Vocal Collection but alas, it has not come. Luckily for others, they apparently have theirs and we now know the voice actors used for the English dub. I will direct you over to Chris Beveridge at The Fandom Post for the complete list. In the mean time, I will continue to sit here waiting patiently for my copy. ~_~
I've been in contact with Aarin from AarinFantasy as to whether or not she is aware if the Sex Pistols OVA 2 has been delayed. She confirmed today that two of her forumers have had their DVD's shipped and that hers through Amazon Japan was delayed until May 17th for shipping. She thinks it was the recent incidents in Japan as well as some holidays that probably caused the delay from April 27th. Hey, it's only May 1st so I think we're pretty good!
Est Em posted on twitter a link to her cover of Equus, which was posted on Comic Natalie. If the translation of her tweet is correct, it appears Equus is to be released August 25th but other translations say something different so take it for what it is. Either way, it's a gorgeous cover and I'd love to see what's inside.
I'm a big fan of Est Em and loved the few titles we've had released here in the states, Seduce me After the Show, Red Blinds the Foolish and Age Called Blue (neither of which I have reviewed but are equally as awesome). Hopefully we can get our hands on Equus here in English someday.
Sex Pistols OVA 2 has already been delayed twice and is now set for an April 27th, 2011 release date per the site but how accurate is that? I've been monitoring the site and have not seen any updates since the last delay. However, I did find it listed on Japan's Amazon.com for the April 27th release date so I'm hoping that's a good sign. I'll continue monitoring the site and if I see any changes, I'll let you know.
My friend Alex Woolfson over at Yaoi911 has started a new webcomic called Artifice. There are 5 pages already posted and it is set for weekly updates, usually on Saturdays. The artist is Winona Nelson and the art style is more comic book than yaoi. Here's a bit about the story:
Is this comic appropriate for children?
No. It deals with mature romantic and erotic themes and has scenes of very tense action and violence. In terms of content, think The Wire on HBO.
But this comic is a “yaoi” comic. That means there’s going to be lots and lots of explicit sex, right?
Actually, no. I’m telling a grown-up story for other grown-ups—and that will include some erotic scenes—but this isn’t porn. In terms of MPAA movie ratings, some of it is “R” rated, a couple pages even “hard-R”, but not X. If you’re looking for that here, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you’re looking for an entertaining sci-fi story for adults with strong characters and a compelling, thought-provoking plot, then I think you’re going to really enjoy Artifice.
Once there's a bit more to the story, I'll provide a review. In the meantime, I've added the banner and link to the "Webcomics" page to the right.
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