Release: Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Ch. 6

Shin and Tatsuki meet up to see a comedy show together.

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5 more days until the release of the new Yes/No story in Shousetsu Dear+!! 😀

Also congrats to Ichiho-sensei for Fusaide (spinoff vol. 3) ranking #2 in Kono BL ga Yabai! 2020 in the Novels category!!

Release: Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Ch. 5

Tatsuki does some thinking after Sakae chews him out.

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More Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka anime news! Abe Atsushi and Kawahara Yoshihisa will be reprising their roles as Kei and Ushio from the Drama CD!

The anime will screen Winter 2020 at BL FES, which seems to be a new BL film festival event chaired by Morikawa Toshiyuki. I wonder if the movie will cover the YesNo titled story and Both For You, which has Tatsuki in it, from the first book. But still, I’ll take whatever we can get~ The first preview will be in Spring 2020!

Release: Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Ch. 4

Shin has his first day as the floor manager for The News.

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Congrats to Ichiho-sensei for having 4 novels chosen in the honto x ChillChill’s Top 100 Immortal BL Novels!

Yes ka No ka Hanbun Ka placed 1st in the Happy Love category, and Yuki yo Ringo no Ka no Gotoku placed 1st in Heart-racing Love category. Kiss and Futtara Dosshaburi also have mentions in the Tearjerker category.

There seems to be complaints with the list though, lol, because the novels don’t seem to fit the categories very well. I’ve read a number of the novels, and they do seem kinda random. Like Utsukushii Kare for 1st in the Tearjerker category. Very random. I remember laughing through the entire 2nd half of the book because of the twist in that story. I wouldn’t call Futtara Dosshaburi a tearjerker either. It’s more the Mature Love category, imo.

Anyway, it’s all a ploy to get people to buy books from honto… which I fell hook, line, and sinker for. When there’s the prospect of new short stories from Ichiho-sensei and others, I just have to get them~

Release: Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Ch. 3

Shin is a little anxious at his welcome party.

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Ichiho-sensei posted a doodle from Takemiya-sensei explaining Kei’s outfit on the cover of Off Air 2!

Kei has bedhead hair! So cute~ The inner shirt is an oversized white turtleneck sweatshirt. The overshirt is a warm gray boatneck knit with raglan sleeves and slits at the sides (probably cashmere — expensive💢). It belongs to Ushio. Hee, boyfriend shirt~ The pants are beige-colored shorts that hit around his knees.

There isn’t a lot of description for Kei’s clothing in the series, and the illustrations usually show him wearing his duffle coat over his clothes. But there’s a short story in Off Air 2 that describes his favorite piece of clothing in a little more in detail. It’s a tracksuit like what a few comedians (e.g. Tetsu & Tomo) like to wear. 😂😂😂 I’m dying so much.

Release: Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Ch. 1

Volume 1: Side Profiles and Irises

Today I’m releasing the first chapter of the Yes/No spinoff “Side Profiles and Irises.” It features Tatsuki and a new character, Shin, an assistant director who joins The News at Asahi TV! I hope you enjoy reading about this new couple~

Click to go to Volume 1 Chapter 1.