It’s been a while since our last release. Most of the releases that we are working on are over 40-pages and therefore require more time than usual to complete. Anyhow, we’re chugging along now, so hopefully we’ll get back to our average 2 releases/week schedule.
Here is the second chapter of “Kanojo ni Naru Hi — Another”. I like how this story begins by focusing on friendship and self-acceptance (regardless of gender) first. I guess I say this because it’s clear Sagara got in lots of fights before emergence because he didn’t like being small and feminine looking even as a boy. After reading this chapter, I want to know more about Kurokawa and what it’s like to emerge as a child. (Seeing Sagara and Kurokawa in the past would be a nice short special chapter.) Also the situation they get into toward the end of the chapter raises some interesting sexism questions. You would think in a society where some males become females that there would be more gender equality. But as shown through Sagara and Kurokawa, it seems that there is some loss of status after a boy emerges. I hope Ogura explores this more. Interestingly, this didn’t seem to be much of an issue with Mamiya because he was cool and confident both as a male and then as a female. I guess I want to understand this deeper. How do families feel when their son emerges? Is it a joyous occasion or is it a source of shame? Also, how do girls feel about emerged girls? Are they accepted as “real girls”? Or are “emerged girls” marginalized both by girls and boys?
Next up could be “Baraou no Souretsu” Chapter 3, “Pochamani” Chapters 10 and 11, or “Megane no Incubus” Chapter 1 depending on which typesetter finishes first. Please look forward to these releases. After I finish with “Baraou”, I will start working on oneshots for our Valentine’s Day oneshot party! Hooray!!!