I keep piling the raws purchases and still have no time to screencapture them all. Today is a rare opportunity for me to update a little my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection by adding a few Romance mangas that have been waiting in my hard drive for months, some of them for over a year. Yeah, I’m the laziest of the slackers.

Romance comics
First we have the Romance comics based on Western novels:

  • [Patricia K. Azeltine×SAKURAYA Hibiki]Temporary Husband
  • [Barbara Cartland×HANABUSA Yoko]Paradise Found
  • [Barbara Cartland×HANABUSA Yoko]The Wings of Ecstasy
  • [Barbara Cartland×KOBAYASHI Hiromi]The Innocent Imposter
  • [Barbara Cartland×MIYAMOTO Karin]Love in the Dark
  • [Janet Daily×HARADA Makiko]The Second Time
  • [Aimee Duvall×KISHIDA Reiko]One More Tomorrow
  • [Liz Grady×KOBAYASHI Hiromi]Reclaim the Dream
  • [Anne Hampson×MOCHIZUKI Reiko]Sweet Second Love
  • [E. M. Hull×HANABUSA Yoko]The Sheikh
  • [Valerie King×HASHIMOTO Takako]Wicked and Wonderful
  • [Jayne Ann Krentz×HASHIMOTO Takako]Trust Me
  • [Connie Mason×SAITO Chiho]Sheik
  • [Nora Roberts×HANABUSA Yoko]Tonight and Always
  • [Elizabeth Thornton×HASHIMOTO Takako]The Marriage Trap
  • [Patricia Waddell(gc4)×SANAZAKI Harumo]He Said Never

Then the original Japanese works:

  • [HAMAGUCHI Natsuko]Boku dake no Princess
  • [Kate Field×HANASATO Hikari]Kamen no Sheikh
  • [Sharon Andrew×NAGASAKI Maoko]Matenrou no Sheikh
  • [SAKAI Miwa]Millionaire lawyer likes redhead+A night at the ball
  • [SANAZAKI Harumo]Sheikh ni Koi no Hanataba wo
  • [Margaret Channing×TACHIBANA Kaya]Sabaku no Ou ni Dakaretara

Plus these 2 that are completing the Sheikh to ai no daiya series:

  • (sad2)[OGATA Rin]Aoki Hoshikage no Chikai
  • (sad3)[MAKI Shoko]Aoki Ryuusa no Kuchizuke
Details and samples for each manga can be read at the following pages:
► Harlequin comics raws: A-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z | Complete multi-author series
► Non-Harlequin manga raws: Adapted from Western works | Original Japanese works

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.
But I suggest for English speaking scanlators to look preferably at the non-Harlequin manga list. The Harlequin comics are consistently translated into English by the publisher. So sooner or later, the one you’re interested in will get translated. Contrastingly, the non-Harlequin mangas are barely picked by anyone.

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Here we go again with a bunch of Harlequin comics I bought this summer. There are still over 40 mangas sitting in my account at that ebookstore where I got them and that I need to screencap.

Harlequin comics

  1. Myrna Mackenzie & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: At The Billionaire’s Bidding
  2. Robyn Donald & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Stone Princess
  3. Michelle Celmer & ASO Ayumu: An Affair With The Princess
  4. Susan Stephens & EIDA Kyoko: Count Maxime’s Virgin
  5. Lynne Graham & HASHIMOTO Takako: A Mediterranean Marriage
  6. Christina Hollis & OGURA Tsukushi: The Count of Castelfino
  7. Lindsay Armstrong & UINO Rio: The Billionaire Boss’s Innocent Bride
  8. Kathryn Jensen & SATO Tomoko: I Married A Prince
  9. Abby Green & NANAHOSHI Sae: The Legend of de Marco
  10. Sarah Holland & HAMADA Rieko: Red-hot Lover
  11. Alaina Hawthorne & TAKAKURA Tomoko: Make-believe Bride
  12. Maggie Cox & EIDA Kyoko: The Rich Man’s Love-child
  13. Jessica Hart & YONETANI Takane: Newlyweds of Convenience
  14. Kim Lawrence & YUMI Eko: Mistress by Mistake
  15. Emilie Rose & ICHINOSEKI Rinko: Scandalous Passion
  16. Marie Ferrarella & TODA Megumi: The Bachelor
  17. Vicki Lewis Thompson & KODA Ikuko: Every Woman’s Fantasy
  18. Sarah Holland & OGOSHI Natsue: The Dominant Male
  19. Jackie Braun & HIMURA Soraha: The Game Show Bride
  20. Kim Lawrence & OGATA Hiromi: Under The Spaniard’s Lock And Key

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Olivia Christine & HIDAKA Nanao: Oujo to Bodyguard
  2. SANAZAKI Harumo: Prince to Ai no Kaori
  3. YANAGIWARA Ichihi & TOMOI Miho: Counterclockwise Waltz
  4. Julianne Maclean & SASAKI Misuzu: Be My Prince
  5. SAKAI Miwa: Gouman Sheikh ni Goyoujin
  6. Zoe Akins & Katherine Albert & Dale Eunson & TAKAYAMA Mayu: How to Marry a Millionaire
  7. Barbara Cartland & SAGARA Kyoko: A World of Love
  8. Lynn Kurland & TSUJI Rikako: A Dance Through Time (2 books)

Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page. If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Here we go with my newest purchases.

Romance comics

  1. Lee Williams & KAWAKAMI Chikako: A Little Night Music
  2. AYABE Mizuho: Prince and false bride
  3. Isabel K. French & HIDAKA Nanao: Beauty and the Sheikh
  4. Diana Morgan & HASHIMOTO Takako: The Wedding Belle
  5. Anne Hampson & OGATA Rin: Payment in Full
  6. Linda Howard & HARA Noriko: Open Season
  7. HIBIKI Naomi: Flower Thief Prince
  8. John Taintor Foote & MINATO Yoriko: Notorious
  9. Anne Hampson & UESUGI Kanako: Where Eagles Nest
  10. Yohna: The Morning I Met Goddess
  11. Barbara Cartland & HANABUSA Yoko: A Nightingale Sang
  12. Jasmine Craig & ISEZAKI Towa: Imprisoned Heart
  13. Claire Williams & KANA Azumi: Ougon no Sheikh to Toware no Hanayome
  14. SACHIMI Riho: Emerald Queen
  15. SANAZAKI Harumo: Sheikh wa Koi no Miyako de
  16. TSUJI Rikako: The Sheikh and a Desert Pearl
  17. Carole Buck & KARINO Mao: Love Play
  18. Margaret Channing & TACHIBANA Kaya: Nessa no Ryuu ni Koi wo Shite
  19. Barbara Cartland & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: A Gentleman in Love
  20. Anne Hampson & NATSUME Aiko: Desire

There were promos at a place where I buy digital raws so I was quick to make use of the campaign to grab these Romance comics. I got a few surprises, the biggest one being Jasmine Craig’s Imprisoned Heart, illustrated by Isezaki-sensei. It’s the first Harlequin novel I remember reading in French. I was a teen at that time, around 11 or 12 years old. I never got hooked to Harlequin books before my 20s. But I do remember this one because among the 2 or 3 Harlequin books I read back then, it was different. And reminiscing about the story over 20 years later, I’d like to find again this novel and re-read it.

As usual, info and details about these Romance comics can be found at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection.
And if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more from that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Newest acquisitions. You’ll get more details and information about these at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection.

Harlequin comics

  1. Joan Elliot Pickart & IZUMI Show: A Wish and a Prince
  2. Lynne Graham & MOMOSE Natsu: The Sheikh’s Innocent Bride (translated)
  3. Michelle Reid & KYUKA Min: The Markonos Bride
  4. Julia James & OGIMARU Masako: Royally Bedded, Regally Wedded (translated)
  5. Jane Porter & MIDORI Yukako: Taken by the Highest Bidder
  6. Sara Craven & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: Marriage by Deception
  7. Jo Leigh & OKAZAKI Hitomi: Scent of a Woman
  8. Fiona Harper & WAZUMI Fusako: Invitation to the Boss’s Ball
  9. Jane Porter(pb1) & TANAKA Rin: The Sultan’s Bought Bride
  10. Jane Porter(pb2) & TANAKA Rin: The Greek’s Royal Mistress
  11. Jane Porter(pb3) & TANAKA Rin: The Italian’s Virgin Princess
  12. Jane Porter(pb4-end) & MIZUKI Mio: The Sheikh’s Virgin
  13. Susan Mallery & TAKAGI Kana: The Sheik and the Christmas Bride
  14. Jennifer LaBrecque & IIZUKA Akiko: Andrew in Excess
  15. SACHIMI Riho: Desert Love (scanlated)
  16. Olivia Christine & TACHIBANA Kaya: Doctor no Koi no Nayami
  17. John Dighton & HANABUSA Yoko: Roman Holiday (scanlated)
  18. Olivia Christine & HIDAKA Nanao: Koisuru Keiyaku
  19. TAKADA Yuko: Hollywood Star to Koisuru Houhou
  20. SANAZAKI Harumo: Glass no Princess
  21. Mary Orr & OGATA Rin: All about Eve
  22. UIKA & HOSHIAI Misao: Ai to Itsuwari no Giselle
  23. Patti Beckman & NATSUME Aiko: Tender Deception
  24. Barbara Cartland & SAKURAYA Hibiki: Touch a Star

Because my collection has grown so huge (there are over 350 mangas and I’m still buying more), I’ve decided that compiling all datas in 1 post isn’t the best solution. For some time already, the Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page was taking forever to load.
So I thought about just making a text list so that the main page could appear faster and give links to pages with the detailed datas and samples. I should have switched to that text list long ago. Now that I look at it, it’s clearer for me to know what I actually have… and what I’d want to purchase in the future.

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

And here comes the time for me to show my new acquisitions. Information and samples for these mangas are compiled in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection. And as usual, if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more, listed at that page, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Harlequin comics

  • Barbara Cartland & AIKAWA Momoko: The Heart Triumphant
  • TAKAGUCHI Satosumi: Story of a flower and the prince
  • Adrienne Basso & UESUGI Kanako: A Night to Remember
  • Sharon Kendrick & MIDORI Yukako: The Mediterranean Prince’s Passion
  • Lynn Raye Harris & NARUKAMI Yutta: Kept for the Sheikh’s Pleasure
  • Anne Ashley & HANABUSA Yoko: The Earl of Rayne’s Ward
  • Jennifer Taylor & FUJIOMI Miyako: Their Little Christmas Miracle
  • Emilie Rose & AI Marito: Executive’s Pregnancy Ultimatum
  • Abby Green & NOWAKI Nei: The Virgin’s Secret
  • Justine Davis & KASUMI Mayu: A Whole Lot of Love
  • Natalie Anderson & SHIOMIYA Yuki: Bedded by Arrangement
  • Margaret Moore & IWASAKI Yoko: A Lover’s Kiss

In this set, there are 2 mangas that have obvious flaws between what the plot is promising and what the artist draws. First is Narukami Yutta’s adaptation of Kept for the Sheikh’s Pleasure. Sensei has a questionable sense of Arabian fashion. I doubt the heroine can wander around an Arabian country as scantily dressed as she is most of the time. In private, I guess it is tolerated, preferably in the bedroom for the hero’s eyes only, but it’s not much plausible that she goes out like that. You wonder how come she’s not raped as soon as she sets a foot outside, or just arrested for public indecency. Narukami-sensei’s sense of Arabian male clothes is also questionable at times. The low-cut square collar doesn’t look much manly on a man. And towards the end, there are a few scenes where I had the impression sensei was confusing Arabian fashion with the ancient Greece.

The other manga, Kasumi Mayu’s adaptation of A Whole Lot of Love, presents a major flaw to me. I’m frustrated in this case because the art style is pleasant and consistent, the story looks interesting, everything seems to be done nicely. But the synopsis says the heroine is a plus-size woman. Heck, the main appeal of the story is that the heroine is a “big” girl. But Kasumi-sensei’s design just delivers a normal figure heroine. You can’t even start to describe her as plump. She’s just an average lady, who looks tall, healthy on a rather lean side, and has a slim waist any girl would envy. So that’s hard to believe that a crowd could be laughing at the heroine for being a “fatty” when they aren’t that thinner than her. If only sensei had just drawn the heroine with say, at least 20 pounds more of excess weight, the story would have looked a little more realistic visually and the heroine would still be cute.

Greetings everyone! May 2014 brings you happiness. Here’s my first post of the year to update my raws collection with my latest acquisitions. Two of them are already translated and published, but I could have the Japanese versions at a bargaining price so I didn’t hesitate and purchased them.

Harlequin comics

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories presented in this post or listed in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Now, let’s have a look at these mangas.

. HAPPY NEW YEAR .

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Go to my Harlequin and Romance comic raws list for more information on the mangas listed in this post. At that page, you can also read excerpts of the raws which belong to me by clicking on the covers.

Rc

  1. Barbara Cartland & KASUMI Mayu: An Innocent in Russia
  2. Linda Howard & HIDAKA Nanao: Mr. Perfect
  3. Lynn Kurland & SANAZAKI Harumo: Stardust of Yesterday
  4. SAKAI Miwa: My Boss, My Lover
  5. Nan Ryan & MOCHIZUKI Reiko: Burning Love

If someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.