Popular a genre as BL may be, sheer lack of time or profitability means a TON of great series go untranslated–legally/officially or otherwise. Further, licensing of a previously unofficially scanlated series means that fans may be months if not years behind the current storyline by the time official translations come out, and no matter how much you may want to support your favorite artist, you’re often left feeling like you’re missing out by no longer having access to almost real-time unofficial translations. And this issue is bad enough for English speakers–-but it’s even WORSE in countries with relatively small BL/manga publishing industries. So what can you do?
This website compiles summaries of currently-running series from prominent BL magazines–-like Chara, Drap, Be-Boy, Gush, Ciel, etc.–into easily digestible chunks, complete with a few snapshot scans, to help you keep up-to-date on series you love and learn about new series you’ve never heard of simply because they never get scanlated or licensed for one reason or another. It can be quite a risk purchasing a series you’ve never read without knowing the content or even if you’ll like the author’s style. For that reason, we feel that the summaries we offer can be a great way to get a feel for an author’s style before making a purchase. Reading a great ongoing series from a prominent publisher, but finished the current translations and need to see what’s going on in the storyline that hasn’t made it to print yet? Never be behind again using these summaries, and engage with others in the comments section to discuss the current storyline!
We’re also working to facilitate purchases of all of the stories we summarize here through our “Shop” area, which features product pages for every magazine we summarize plus a helpful link to Amazon Japan. If you can support these series financially, we encourage you to do so–go in on a purchase with a friend to save cash and take advantage of Amazon’s worldwide shipping to ensure you get your product from a verified vendor so you never have to worry about middleman services.
As this site grows, we hope to expand items covered here to include things like prominent BL news and information BL fans the world over will enjoy. To that end, we’ll be counting on your support! Keep being awesome, and enjoy the site!