This is now a stupid running joke: me not having yet screencapped the rest of the Harlequin comics bought 2 years ago. And to make matters worse, I just keep buying more. But… I try… I really do try cleaning. It’s just that sometimes, I can’t seem to resist purchasing a manga even though I know I’ve got over hundreds waiting for me to make a safe copy, just in case the ebookstores I use keel over and disappear with my purchases.

Whatever, today I’m adding this batch to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page:

Harlequin comics

  1. [Susan Stephens×SAKUYA Kaishi]The Greek’s Bridal Purchase
  2. [Helen Brooks×OGINOME Kaoru]A Heartless Marriage
  3. [Carol Marinelli×KANOKO Yuri]A Shameful Consequence
  4. [Liz Fielding×KUSUNOKI Kei]SOS: Convenient Husband Required
  5. [Diana Palmer×TAKIGAWA Eve]mmr1-Circle of Gold
  6. [Caitlin Crews×MURATA Junko]A Royal Without Rules
  7. [Myrna Temte(hw)×SOMA Jinko]Urban Cowboy
  8. [Lucy Gordon×OGIMARU Masako]For His Little Girl
  9. [Tessa Radley×NOWAKI Nei]The Untamed Sheik
  10. [Kim Lawrence×SENKE Yu]A Convenient Husband
  11. [Trish Morey(db2)×SHIOMIYA Yuki]The Sheikh’s Last Gamble
  12. [Elizabeth Bevarly×IKEZAWA Satomi]The Temptation of Rory Monahan
  13. [Lindsay Armstrong×SHINOZAKI Kakuko]The Return of Her Past
  14. [Olivia Gates×KOHAKU Yu]A Secret Birthright
  15. [Kristi Gold×SAGARA Kyoko]The Return of the Sheikh
  16. [Jennifer LaBrecque×HASHIMOTO Takako]Jingle Bell Bride
  17. [Abby Green×NANAHOSHI Sae]dp2-Forgiven but not Forgotten?
  18. [Ann Major×KYUKA Min]Nobody’s Child
  19. [Carol Devine×JET]Beauty and the Beastmaster
  20. [Sandra Marton×SHIRAI Sachiko]wb1-The Dangerous Jacob Wilde
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.

I feel like an utter failure. Don’t laugh but despite my efforts to scan the Harlequin comics purchased a year ago, there are still some left unattended. I’m terrible, buying more and more and unable to find the time to screencapture them all in my greed. I try, I swear that I try!

Well, in the meantime, I’m adding this batch to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page (details, information and samples available there) :

Harlequin comics

  1. Jill Shalvis and INOUE Emiko: Blind Date Disasters
  2. Kim Lawrence and KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Luca’s Secretary Bride
  3. Olivia Gates and TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Redemption
  4. Jennifer Taylor and WAZUMI Fusako: Jungle Fever
  5. Karen Templeton and IDE Chikae: Honky-tonk Cinderella
  6. Michelle Reid and AI Marito: House of Glass
  7. Sharon Kendrick and ASO Ayumu: The Greek Tycoon’s Baby Bargain
  8. Amanda Browning and KOBAYASHI Hiromi: His After-Hours Mistress
  9. Christine Rimmer and HOSHIAI Misao: Prince and Future… Dad?
  10. Sandra Marton and TODA Megumi: The Greek Prince’s Chosen Wife
  11. Jennie Adams and NATSUMI Rin: Nine-to-Five Bride
  12. Linda Goodnight and NOWAKI Nei: Her Prince’s Secret Son
  13. Betty Neels and ISHIKAWA Mami: Love Can Wait
  14. Jennie Lucas and IKEZAWA Satomi: To Love, Honor and Betray
  15. Chantelle Shaw and KOHAKU Yu: The Greek’s Acquisition
  16. Jane Donnelly and KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Max’s Proposal
  17. Sharon Kendrick and NANAHOSHI Sae: A Tainted Beauty
  18. Chantelle Shaw and HORI Erio: Untouched Until Marriage
  19. Kate Hardy and NAKAMURA Chisato: The Doctor’s Royal Love-child
  20. Heidi Rice and HASUMI Toi: Unfinished Business with the Duke
  21. Lynn Raye Harris and UCHIDA Kazuna: Revelations of the Night Before
  22. Jacqueline Baird and OKAMOTO Keiko: A Husband of Convenience
  23. Jessica Hart and FUMIZUKI Kyoko: The Convenient Fiancee
  24. Sarah Morgan and SAKURA Haruhi: A Bride for Glenmore
  25. Kim Lawrence and TSUYA Satomi: Maid For Montero
  26. Cathy Williams and SHINOHARA Masami: The Italian Billionaire’s Secret Love-child
  27. Heather MacAllister and KOBAYASHI Mine: The Paternity Plan
  28. Carol Marinelli and HANATSU Yoshiko: The Italian’s Touch

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

But I’d really like for scanlators to look at the Romance mangas instead of the Harlequin ones. It’s not that I don’t like Harlequin comics. It’s just that they are now consistently translated and released by the publisher. So sooner or later, the Harlequin manga you’re interested in will be officially translated. In comparison, the Romance mangas are hardly picked up by anyone so far.

I still haven’t screencapped all the Harlequin comics left from last summer shopping spree. Gosh, this is so hopeless… In my defense, there are not a lot left, about 20 or 30, I think. But I keep buying more, crazy collector me!

Alright, this is the new batch I’m adding to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page (details, information and samples available there) :

Harlequin comics

  1. Susan Kearney & MIYAMOTO Karin: Royal Target
  2. Amy Fetzer & MORI Motoko: Undercover Marriage
  3. Jacqueline Baird & OGATA Hiromi: Picture of Innocence
  4. Barbara Shenck & AKINO Nanami: The Playboy and the Nanny
  5. Kate Hardy & MAKI Akemi: In the Gardener’s Bed
  6. Anne Mather & OHASHI Kaoru: His Forbidden Passion
  7. Tessa Radley & NOWAKI Nei: Spaniard’s Seduction
  8. Annette Broadrick & HOSHINO Masami: Danger Becomes You
  9. Josie Metcalfe & MIURA Hiroko: Her Longed-For Family
  10. Penny Jordan & UCHIDA Kazuna: The Marriage Demand
  11. Susan Napier & KURODA Kasumi: Secret Seduction
  12. Elizabeth Harbison & HAZAMA Kuremi: Wife Without a Past

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Linda Howard & SANAZAKI Harumo: After the Night (2 books)
  2. HASHIMOTO Takako: Koi wa Suteki na Mahou
  3. Elizabeth Boyle & NAKAMURA Chisato: Something About Emmaline (2 books) (scanlated)
  4. Elizabeth Boyle & NAKAMURA Chisato: This Rake of Mine (2 books)
  5. Jane Austen & MOCHIZUKI Reiko: Pride and Prejudice (2 books)
  6. Carla Kelly & KISHIDA Reiko: Reforming Lord Ragsdale
  7. MAFUNE Runoa & YAMADA Pan: Royal Prince no HatsukoiKyuutei Netsuai Romance
  8. NAGATANIEN Sakura & KOUZUKI Sachino: Keiyaku no KissDaifugou to Kizoku Reijou

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

There are only 2 smutty additions this time: Royal Prince no Hatsukoi and Keiyaku no Kiss. Both are kinda disappointing for me, though they are sweet reads. I’m especially enthusiast about my Reforming Lord Ragsdale purchase. I’ve never read anything written by Carly Kelly, but this manga is sure something really different and lively. I’m not going to comment more about it though hope a scanlator or some publisher will decide to translate it because the manga is very good!

So, I’m gonna talk a little bit about my impressions about the 2 smutty mangas of my selection. (more…)

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.