My wide screen monitor broke about a month ago. I can’t buy a new one right now and am using a spare smaller monitor. It takes me four to six times longer to screencapture a manga. But for now, I have to make do. This is forcing me to slow down my manga purchases, only buying those I absolutely want.
What a pain as campaigns and bargains fly out of my reach for lack of time.

Here are the latest additions to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection (details, information and samples available there) :

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & KOSAKI Kei: The Bedroom Surrender
  2. Kat Adams & AKINO Nanami: The Ace of Hearts
  3. Liz Fielding & MAKI Akemi: His Little Girl
  4. Penny Jordan & KONO Wakana: The Blackmail Baby
  5. Susan Napier & TAKAKURA Tomoko: Honeymoon Baby
  6. Michelle Reid & BEPPU Chizuko: The Ranieri Bride
  7. Lucy Gordon & OKAMOTO Keiko: Plain Jane in the Spotlight
  8. Karen Leabo & ORIHARA Mito: Beach Baby
  9. Debbie Macomber & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: Wanted: Perfect Partner
  10. Charlotte Lamb & HANABUSA Yoko: Desert Barbarian
  11. Susan Wiggs & KURODA Kasumi: Cinderfella
  12. Trish Morey & SASAKI Misuzu: Forced Wife, Royal Love-child
  13. Shari Anton & INOUE Emiko: Christmas at Wayfarer Inn
  14. Rebecca Winters & MAKI Akemi: The Duke’s Baby
  15. Diana Hamilton & FUJIWARA Motoyo: Bought: One Husband
  16. Melanie Milburne & TACHIBANA Mieko: The Fiorenza Forced Marriage
  17. Rosemary Carter & KISHIDA Reiko: Daredevil
  18. Catherine Spencer & MINATO Yoriko: The Costanzo Baby Secret
  19. Miranda Lee & JET: The Boss’s Baby
  20. Penny Jordan & NARUKAMI Yutta: A Savage Adoration
  21. Judy Christenberry & TAKAYAMA Mayu: The Bride’s Best Man
  22. Christie Ridgway & HANATSU Yoshiko: The Bridesmaid’s Bet
  23. Elizabeth Bevarly & OCHA Machiko: The Virgin and the Vagabond
  24. Jennifer Mikels & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: The Marriage Bargain
  25. Ann Major & HASHIMOTO Takako: Seize the Moment
  26. Emma Darcy & FUJIMOTO Sami: His Bought Mistress
  27. Heather MacAllister & HIGASHIZATO Kirico: Mr. December
  28. Nancy Warren & TAKAI Mio: Indulge

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

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For the translators who’d want to scanlate extra pages that are not included in the translated versions released by the publisher, here you are.

HQc Saving Sarah 1
By Gail Ranstrom & Satomi Tsuya
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HQc Kept For The Sheikh’s Pleasure
By Lynn Raye Harris & Yutta Narukami
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HQc A Royal Bride of Convenience
By Rebecca Winters & Nanao Hidaka
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HQc Wedding Vow Of Revenge
By Lucy Monroe & Keiko Okamoto
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HQc Brazilian Boss, Virgin Housekeeper
By Maggie Cox & Jinko Soma
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It’s been a while and I bought a lot of mangas. There are many promos at different sites so I just grab the Harlequin and Romance comics I don’t have yet in Japanese. Here are some of those latest acquisitions. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Jessica Steele & BEPPU Chizuko: A Most Suitable Wife (translated)
  2. Michelle Reid & KOHAKU Yuu: The Greek’s Forced Bride
  3. Lucy Gordon & TAKAYAMA Mayu: Married Under the Italian Sun (translated)
  4. Meredith Webber & YAMASHITA Tomomi: Sheikh, Children’s Doctor…husband (translated)
  5. Rebecca Winters & HIDAKA Nanao: A Royal Bride of Convenience
  6. Penny Jordan & JET: Wanting His Child (translated)
  7. Jane Porter & DAN Karan: A Dark Sicilian Secret
  8. Sandra Marton & NAGASAWA Satoru: The Sheikh’s Rebellious Mistress
  9. Liz Fielding & NAKAYAMA Sara: Her Wish-list Bridegroom
  10. Annie West & MOMOSE Natsu: Girl in the Bedouin Tent
  11. Chantelle Shaw & KUSUNOKI Kei: Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child
  12. Olivia Gates & KYUKA Min: The Once And Future Prince (translated)
  13. Lynne Graham & HOSHIAI Misao: The Frenchman’s Love-child
  14. Natalie Anderson & MINATO Yoriko: Unbuttoned by Her Maverick Boss
  15. Debbie Macomber & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: Lonesome Cowboy
  16. Leanne Banks & NARUKAMI Yutta: Billionaire Extraordinaire
  17. Sharon Kendrick & UESUGI Kanako: Getting Even
  18. Jane Sullivan & HANATSU Yoshiko: Risky Business
  19. Leanne Banks & TOMOI Miho: The Prince’s Texas Bride
  20. Abby Green & YOKOI Rina: Bought for the Frenchman’s Pleasure

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Doctor ni Koi no Wana wo
  2. Nora Roberts & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: Endings and Beginnings
  3. Misaki Chihiro & SASAKI Misuzu: Yuuwaku no Wana
  4. Judith Ivory & SANAZAKI Harumo: Sleeping Beauty (2 books)
  5. Emma Holly & TAKAMURE Tamotsu: Beyond Innocence
  6. Anne Hampson & SAGARA Kyoko: A Kiss and a Promise
  7. Carole Buck & HIMURA Soraha: Intruder’s Kiss
  8. Carole Buck & TSUJI Rikako: Fallen Angel
  9. Clarence Budington Kelland & OGATA Hiromi: Mr Deeds Goes to Town
  10. MOMOKAWA Haruhiko: Sheikh to Shakunetsu no Sapphire

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.

Maybe I’m in a foul mood, or maybe it’s that bad cold making me cough for over a month that’s turning me grumpy. I absolutly dislike Beyond Innocence illustrated by Takamure Tamotsu-san. It’s one of the rare Emma Holly’s novels I’ve read and liked. Even if I don’t expect a manga adaptation to be accurate, I barely recognize the story.

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Latest Harlequin comics raws acquisitions added to my collection. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & TOBA Shoko: Bride of His Choice
  2. Sharon Sala & NAKAYAMA Sara: Ryder’s Wife
  3. Candace Camp & TAKAYAMA Mayu: No Regrets (translated)
  4. Rebecca Winters & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: The Forbidden Marriage (translated)
  5. Janette Kenny & KIRISAKA Mao: Innocent in the Italian’s Possession
  6. Alexandra Sellers & TAKAGI Yuri: Sheikh’s Betrayal (translated)
  7. Kim Lawrence & WAZUMI Fusako: The Carides Pregnancy (translated)
  8. Alice Sharpe & RYOU Atsumi: Make Me a Match
  9. Kate Walker & FUJIMOTO Sami: The Hired Husband
  10. Kate Hewitt & TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Love-child
  11. Grace Green / Laurey Bright & MATSUNAE Akemi: A Miracle for Christmas / Marrying Marcus
  12. Maisey Yates & UCHIDA Kazuna: A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy

Though the only information I can get about Ryou Atsumi is that she is a shoujo mangaka, for some reason, the first time I saw her art, it rang a bell, reminding me of a BL mangaka’s art style. After looking at 3 more Harlequin comics drawn by her, I still have this nagging feeling she may be initially a BL mangaka. I usually prefer BL artists to shoujo artists for their arts but in Ryou-sensei’s case, it’s very not a compliment because her art style is typically the kind I dislike in BL genre.

First, because her characters look like teens, however old they are supposed to be. Second, when I look at her heroine’s face, I see a boy with a ridiculous wig. Sometimes, it’s okay, but in Make Me a Match, I can’t help seeing a boy in disguise, with straight short hair and a lousy fringe that I see on so many guys in BL mangas. But it’s like the artist has reminded herself she’s drawing a girl so she’s added those annoying wavy extensions to convey a somewhat girly vibe. Though, the wavy strands don’t blend with the whole hairdo.

In spite of her efforts, if her male lead design is decent, her heroine still looks male. The shape of the face, the masculine features, the thickness of the neck, the flatness and angles of the body… all this is screaming “boy” to me. You add this to the very doubtful sense of female fashion from the artist, not the kind that you think she just has bad taste but you get the feeling the artist doesn’t know what a “girl” wears. Yeah, you get the picture I absolutely dislike Ryou-sensei’s art style.

Whether you like their art styles of not, shoujo mangakas have a sense on how to draw girls, to the point that even their males often look girly. But with Ryou-sensei, she doesn’t know how to draw a girl and all her characters look like men. That’s the kind of flaw you sometime notice with BL mangakas. I don’t know if Ryou-sensei is one but I have strong suspicions.

Fortunately, I have other artists to brighten my mood. Like Uchida-sensei. She’s primarily a BL mangaka but her art style is good, consistent and mature. And she can draw pretty women!The heroine of A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy is all womanly, pretty sexy in a very female way, thank you very much!
The manga looks quite fun and I hope to see it translated very soon.

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 I go with a new batch of Japanese Harlequin comics I recently acquired.

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.

So, these are the 12 mangas I’m introducing to you. Amongst them, I finally purchased the second book of the Twin Brides duet to complete this series.

  • Annie Burrows & MURATA Junko: The Rake’s Secret Son
  • Caitlin Crews & OKADA Junko: The Replacement Wife
  • Caitlin Crews & UCHIDA Kazuna: Heiress Behind the Headlines
  • Cindy Gerard & HANATSU Yoshiko: Storm of Seduction
  • Lori Herter & SAKURAYA Hibiki: Right Husband! Wrong Bride?
  • Jo Leigh & TOUJOU Kazumi: Kidnapped!
  • Judith McWilliams & FUJIMARU Hiroko: The Matchmaking Machine
  • Renee Roszel & ITO Kako: Blue Moon Bride (translated)
  • Alice Sharpe & ITO Mon: Missing: One Bride
  • Annie West & HANYU Shion: A Mistress For the Taking
  • Cathy Williams & UESUGI Kanako: At the Greek Tycoon’s Bidding
  • Rebecca Winters & CHIHARA Esu: Rush to the Altar

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Today, I’m adding to my raws collection 5 prince theme Harlequin comics and 3 noble Waterloo veterans.

Harlequin comics

The publisher already translated and released Lord Calthorpe’s Promise, but its 2 sequels remain untranslated as of now. It’s such a pity! Colonel Ancroft’s Love manga version looks nicely spirited.

■ Sylvia Andrew & OGATA Rin: The Waterloo Trilogy

  1. Lord Calthorpe’s Promise
  2. Lord Trenchard’s Choice
  3. Colonel Ancroft’s Love

■ Cara Colter & ICHIJU Yuko: The Prince And The Nanny
■ Penny Jordan & KISHIMOTO Keiko: A Bride For His Majesty’s Pleasure
■ Lynn Raye Harris & AKIMOTO Nami: Cavelli’s Lost Heir
■ Emilie Rose & INOUE Emiko: The Prince’s Ultimate Deception
■ Rebecca Winters & CHIHARA Esu: Bride Fit For a Prince

You’ll find information and snippets about these mangas at my Harlequin and Romance comic raws list. If someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.