We were planning this one-shot to kick off our fall spooky tales, but I suppose this isn’t all that spooky even though the main male character is a demon. In hindsight, this is more of a late winter/early spring kinda one-shot given the theme of rebirth. Anyhow…we’re doing it now…so yay!
Oh, in case you were wondering, the title’s direct translation is “Affectionate Hands for a Demon”. I thought that was kind of wonky sounding, so I went with something more direct that expressed an adjacent idea. I offer my humble apology to translation purists.
I think (perhaps someone can confirm this) that Takagi-sensei is just coming off a break. I was very surprised to see a work from her in Aria because her series and one-shots have always been in Lala and Lala DX. It would be nice if she switched publishers and will now appear in Aria and Itan. I think both of these publications would allow her to have more flexibility and maturity in her story telling.
Next up is “The Scarecrow of Oz” chapter 3. I was going to do a double release of chapter 3 and 4, but it was cute overload and my brain couldn’t handle it. Instead, I put the big summer one-shot, “Seigi no Mikata” (“Ally of Justice”) back into this month.