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The shota manga thread >>3734757 has hit the bump limit and is currently on page 10, so we need a new one, with a place for all kinds of cute boys. I'll start.

The Summer Hikaru Died is probably my favourite currently running manga. It's a horror manga where the protagonist's friend gets replaced by a monster that (almost) perfectly mimics his looks and personality, but isn't quite right. It's full of gay subtext and apparently it's supposed to be an analogy to growing up gay in the countryside.

If you like it, you can also read the 10 page oneshot by the author (mokmok_len) called "Period".
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From the same author as the last one comes A Boy's Scar, in which an extremely shy vampire boy gets adopted by a woman in her mid-twenties. The protagonist is 8-years-old and can't go anywhere without his insanely cute oversized frog plushie.
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Coming back to BL, Umibe no Étranger and its sequel, Harukaze no Étranger. The protags are both cute boys, who fall in love with one another and end up living together with the older boy's family, sharing a whole host of cute and funny (and sometimes sexy) moments. Do note that the official English release has localised both as "Seaside Stranger" and, since Umibe only has 1 volume, volume 1 of Harukaze is volume 2 of Seaside Stranger.
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Pandora Hearts is a shounen, but similarly to Kemono Jihen, it's full of cute boys. The protagonist is a shota boy named Oz who gets transported into the future and is cursed to eventually become an uncontrollable monster. Between the fight scenes, there are lots of cute scenes between him and his former (before timeskip) servant Gilbert, who is now a full grown Onii-san. I haven't read this one since I was a teenager, but my PC is still full of pictures of Oz and Gilbert from back then. Every handful of months I'd go with my friends to the local bookstore, we'd pool our money together and read the newest volume together. For the final few volumes I had to go alone though, as my friends had all "outgrown" manga... ;-;
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>>3844999
giwtwm
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And finally, Boy meets Maria. The brown haired boy Taiga falls in love at first sight with a girl named Maria, only to find out she's actually a boy named Arima. It's only 1 volume long, but it's a story I haven't been able to forget these past 3 years. Taiga is really energetic and optimistic, while Arima is cold and has a traumatic past. Sadly, the author died in an accident 3 years ago, before the manga was even published in English, and her other (incomplete) manga has neither been scanlated, nor gotten an English release. Also, EXTREME trigger warning for chapter 4. It's really gross and almost made me want to quit reading the manga the first (and only) time I read the chapter. If you're reading the scanlation by FTS, there is a warning at the start of the chapter.

So that's it. I've posted my 6 images and hope this thread flourishes with great manga and cute boys!!
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>>3845002
you ruined my 6 image streak....

Oh well, here's another image from The Tiger won't eat the Dragon Yet
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>>3844997
Oh, and if anyone is interested, I've made a "voice comic" video of this scene from chapter 4, using the unofficial (but endorsed by the author) audio from the Ace Comic's Channel. https://youtu.be/UOCDJ0g-Y1o

Have another cute Hikaru!
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>>3844997
Vol 2 is already on nyaa.
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>>3845189
So is the SasaMiya anthology.
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>>3844998
Welp, it seems like this series has been dropped by the current scanlation team. Hopefully someone pics it back up and it doesn't stay in untranslated limbo, like so many other series.
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>>3846430
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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>>3846430
I don’t think these people actually knew Japanese
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>>3846452
>>3846453
Those are not from the "Can You Do The Clam-Clam" scanlation "team", which was the one that had been translating this manga since chapter 5. The manga image is from page 22 of chapter 2, that was translated by "Phobinous Scanlations", which did chapters 1-3, and the discord chat is from "Rei's Most Likely R18 Scans", which only did chapter 4.
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Best straight yaoi/BL recs?
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>>3846430
What do they mean? I hope the shota gets raped.
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>>3848496
Dude, it’s straight shota shit, do you honestly expect the author to be brave enough to show the shota getting raped? It’s probably just girl rape.
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>>3848550
>non-ugly straight shotadom
Holy
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>>3848623
No, not yet, and imo probably not until very close to the end, if at all. Except for a few joking remarks, there's no mention of BL at all. It's all subtext and will probably remain that way, but they've had a lot of great, intimate moments together. Hikaru even [spoiler]gave Yoshiki half of his (implied) heart!!! If that's not the gayest thing ever, I don't know what is.[/spoiler]
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>>3848550
Sounds boring.
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>>3848634
What's up with spoilers not working here on /cm/? They seem to work everywhere else I've used them.
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>>3848638
only works on narrative content boards like /a/ and /v/
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>>3848634
here at /cm/ we are against censorship of any kind
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>>3848634
It's definitely not just subtext.
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>>3848863
Based horse scene
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>>3844997
>it's supposed to be an analogy to growing up gay in the countryside.
Is it though, like officially?
I've only read that on the /a/ threads, and well we could say those are biased, though I agree it does fit very well
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They are back!
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I think somebody mentioned this manga on the previous thread, it's nice though it has lots of girl characters too.
Dancing in the Evening Lull With My Ribbon
Only 2 chapters more need translating to finish the manga.
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>>3852478
the story is pretty melodramatic and silly, but damn that boy is adorable, and I really like how the author always has him in short shorts
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Speaking of short manga, Honya no Yagi-kun is really cute!
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Any manga with evil shos in main roles?
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>>3852478
>>3852874
I some times think the Male ballarina genre is NOT used enough
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>>3845003
top class, just finished reading it
so fucking good
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Why does every cute BL manga have to include rape or grooming on some way, whether it happens to a character in the story or part of their sad backstory?

Like, I'm honestly so sick of it. You can have a sad backstory without the character being groomed or raped but it's like the first thing on the fucking list
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>>3853522
Isn't that common only on BL manga made by women?
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these two boys in blue period are never explictly shown to be gay for eachother but they so obviously are.
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>>3845000
Thanks for these recommendations, just read them both and finished now. They were really nice
Is Harukaze no Étranger still publishing? Ch 20 is from 2020 and it didn't really feel like an ending
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>>3853766
The fan translators dropped the project three years ago since it got officially licensed. The 2020 volume has just been released in English, and the 2022 volume will be released in English in early Spring 2024. Hopefully that volume will be leaked online. Alternatively, if you are so inclined, you can purchase the physical volume once it's out.
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>>3853769
I see, another reason to practice my Japanese then
Worst case I could buy the physical and scan it if an digital english one doesn't leak when it releases
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>Putting naked shota on volume cover
Based mangaka
btw it's Kemono Jihen for anyone interested
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I started this recently, has a cute shota.

Poco's udon world
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>>3854637
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>>3854641
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Has there been a manga yet where a girl gets isekaid + gains a shota harem?
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>>3854712
God I hope not
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>>3854720
Is it a bad idea?
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>>3854728
I'm just tired of isekai slop, plus the /ss/ trope is almost as tiresome as isekai
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>>3853522
Because of this >>3853636. The BL genre wasn't created to represent actual gay relationships. Even today, most BL present relationships that are more similar to straight relationships than to typical gay relationships and one of the most common tropes in female erotic literature is attempted sexual assault or even full-on rape. It's kind of the female equivalent of a male character losing a sword fight (or smth) in male-centric literature: a trope that makes the reader instantly sympathize with the character and creates an easy villain for the story.

TL;DR most women are terrible at writing conflict and probably also homophobic.

>>3853769
You should also check for it in your local language, if you're European. We often get translations into French and German quicker than into English. Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu will release Volume 3 in German next week, while Americans will have to wait until April. All the Étranger volumes have already been released in German as well.

>>3854268
Kemono Jihen is really cute, I recommend it as well. It's a "shounen" like Pandora Hearts, in that it's a story for boys, but with plenty of cute shots and obviously aiming for that female audioence.
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>>3854734
>most women are homophobic
Correct.
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>>3844997
From what I read on the latest chapter it is pretty much confirmed Yoshiki was gay for Hikaru.
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>>3857867
Haven't read the new chapter yet, but like that was confirmed a while ago.
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Shonen Tantei Mei Shiro no Kigi

Apparently this is a boy? Maybe someone can confirm that it's not a reverse trap.
https://comic-walker.com/contents/detail/KDCW_EB06204330010000_68/
The first 3 chapters are free. There is an onsen scene but I'm not sure.
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>>3854268
Kemono jihen is amazing
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>>3858424
Picture certainly looks boyish
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>>3858426
You just know that if she was allowed, the artist would definitely draw his pp
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>>3858424
It is certainly a boy, though too trapish for my liking
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Can anyone recommend some really good shota manga without having explicit sex scenes? Think of boys kissing, cuddling, bath scenes, that sorta thing. Cute stuff.
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>>3858426
New (translated) chapter has more naked Kabane
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>>3845003
>>3853370
This one was of the best I've read in a long while. Thank you for the recommendation
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>「古代オリンピックへタイムワープ」
>"Time warp to the ancient Olympics"
>作者:もとじろう
>Author: Motojiro
I wish someone would scan this book and even better we get a translation. And I'm pretty sure the author is a shotacon.
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ive been reading a bunch of queer furfag stuff lately, and since im a massive fucking faggot ive been enjoying them. recently read monotone blue and enjoyed it, even though it has zero real substance or artistic merit. any recs, or does furshit hold no place on this board?
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>>3862137
>does furshit hold no place on this board?
Probably it does, but not on this thread unless it is kemoshota/cub stuff
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Anonies recommendies me some goodies mango pleaseee > <
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>>3862318
You need to wait until April 16, I'll photocopy it.
amazon.com/Beasts-Descent-Into-Love/dp/1427875502/
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>>3862137
That guy's other stuff is pretty good too. You should check out "Dog House Inu to Kuma." It's a nice slice of life manga.

Recommend me something too lol
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>>3862137
Oh also I liked Tooboe bookmark a lot
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dear lord /cm/ is so comforting. May the gods never let this board change.
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THE SUMMER HIKARU DIED MENTIONED IM SO HAPPY YAY
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So I just saw this on Twitter
https://twitter.com/kwyoshi/status/1750498380114194692
Apparently it's from a manga called Kowameshi (「こわメシ」)
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>>3862910
me on the far left
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>>3854637
>>3854641
>>3854642
thanks, it's really adorable
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bump
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Given sequel (set 10 years later) started publishing. Haven't heard of any groups picking it up yet, and I also can't find any raws of the magazine it's running in (Cheri +).
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>>3862444
are you still reading it, has it been good. the second they did the "welp i just explained my nature to the group and they have no hard feelings, lets do-" i lost it. that part was like 90% of what interested me in it, the fear and confusion and suddenly they are just cool with it?
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>>3854734
And how said "typical gay relationships" even are?



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