Have found the new mangas translated into English at amazon.
Seems like Softbank and Harlequin K.K. are actively working on translating the Lords of the Underworld series. Also, this month, they’ve released the whole Italian Grooms trilogy.
I’ve read the June releases, and overall, they look a bit more professional than those official English version we got of the Harlequin comics from half a year ago. The newest translations flow quite nicely. And the lettering is better too, though there’s room for improvement, like the fonts on the covers — I dislike most of the letterers’ choices on this matter, the titles look so Western comic like.
…So, will this ugly angel pull me out of chaos?? Long ago, beautiful, immortal warriors were created by the gods to maintain law and order in heaven. But these warriors fell ? Now, housing demons within themselves, the warriors live on earth for centuries in solitary, waiting for the god’s grace. Anya, the goddess of anarchy, arrives in Budapest to check out on these rumors. Contrary to her beautiful appearance, wild Anya brings disaster and chaos wherever she goes. These warriors were just supposed to be a great time-killer; however…!?
Lucien, keeper of death, has been tasked with killing the goddess of anarchy, Anya and stealing her All-Key in order to keep tragedy from befalling the world. Lucien pretends to fall victim to her seduction and pushes her down onto the bed. However, the moment he kisses the wild temptress, he sees something on her face that he never expected: timid fear, and innocent tears…
Ah, Iwasaki-sensei is my hero! This artist’s drawings are the sole reason for me to be interested in this manga series. How can I not admire a mangaka who can make a character so very visually sexy and virile with long hair, leather outfit and scars on his face?! Gosh, lots of those shoujo artists should learn to draw men right like this! Even lots of BL mangakas should learn to draw manly men like this!
Now, let’s take a look at Lucy Gordon’s Italian Grooms trilogy.
Urgh, second volume looks like the kind of stories I dislike. But Renato and Lorenzo’s stories seem more fun. I especially like Renato’s type of heroes. Have a soft spot for those authoritarian control freaks who get taught a good lesson in humble love.