The last few years have seen a growing interest in LGBTQ manga in the West, with titles like My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Brother’s Husband connecting with readers and collecting major awards recognition. Yet there’s a particular category of manga with queer-identified characters that is also quietly increasing in prominence: boys love (BL) manga. What […]
As the year winds down and the holidays approach, November brings a fresh crop of new series, new volumes of ongoing series, and new light novels, covering love, war, adventures, and elves making pizza. Read on for some of our picks from this month’s new releases. What new manga is on your list for November?
Seemingly endless manga series are great—have we mentioned we love One Piece?—but sometimes you just want a good story that ends before you wade through 12 or 60 or 80 volumes (again, we’re looking at you, One Piece). Enter the one-shot manga, a format that probably doesn’t get as much attention as it should—because there […]