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.

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Sometimes, the English translated Harlequin comics don’t feature the atogaki and other extra pages. I don’t think it occurs with the recent releases, but with older digital releases, those pages were often not included or just left untranslated.

For the translators who’d want to scanlate extra pages that are not released by the publisher, I’m posting a few. These seem to be some presentation or free talk from the artist and were not actually part of the digital version of the tankoubon raws.

HQc Storm of Seduction
by Cindy Gerard and Yoshiko HanatsuImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
HQc Ordinary Girl in a Tiara
by Jessica Hart and Yuki ShiomiyaImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
HQc Forbidden: The Billionaire’s Virgin Princess
by Lucy Monroe and Kei KusunokiImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
HQc Mission: Make-over
by Penny Jordan and Sae NanahoshiImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic

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.

Merry Christmas everyone!

I wanted feel-good mangas for the holiday season. So part of this selection consists of sweet light stories and the other part of Christmas theme Harlequin comics.
These are only a few of my December acquisitions. Among them, there are the San Rimini series and the Princess Swap duet the publisher has started translating into English but hasn’t yet completed. In case they would forget about these pending series, I at least have the raws to get an idea of what’s going on for other characters.

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.

Princess Swap
The first story of Jessica Hart’s Princess Swap duet is already translated and published. I still wanted the raws for both books while waiting for the publisher to release the second story in English.
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I bought lots of books this month. One day, I hope to be able to get all those manga adaptations based on Western romance novels. o (◡‿◡✿)

Romance comics

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 take a peek at my acquisitions.

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You’ll find more info about these mangas at my Harlequin and Romance comic raws list and will be able to view excerpts by clicking on the covers.

Harlequin comics

  1. Amy Andrews & SAGARA Kyouko: Greek Doctor, Cinderella Bride
  2. Jacqueline Baird & MAKIMURA Jun: Aristides’ Convenient Wife
  3. Emma Darcy & KOHAKU Yuu: Inherited One Nanny
  4. Robyn Donald & OKADA Junko: By Royal Demand
  5. Patricia Forsythe & SHIOMIYA Yuki: The Runaway Princess
  6. Lynne Graham & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: Bond of Hatred
  7. Deborah Simmons & HOSHIAI Misao: The Devil Earl
  8. Laura Wright & KUROKAWA Azusa: Her Royal Bed

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