Friday, February 1, 2013

SuBLime Celebrates First Birthday with New Titles


Global English-Language Yaoi Publisher Celebrates Milestone With New Acquisitions Announcements And A Special Manga Discount From Retailer Right Stuf

San Francisco, CA, January 31, 2013 – SuBLime, the global yaoi manga (graphic novel) publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd., is proud to mark its 1-year anniversary and emergence as North America’s premier yaoi/boys’ love imprint.

SuBLime is celebrating this important milestone with the announcement of six new title acquisitions. TABLEAU NUMÉRO 20, by celebrated creator est em, and MAN OF TANGO, by Tetuzoh Okadaya, will both be available Fall 2013 in print and digital editions. Digital-only titles available Summer 2013 include PERFECT TRAINING by Yuiji Aniya, SWEET MONSTER by Tsubaki Mikage, PRETTY MEN FIGHTING DIRTY by Sakira, and LOST LETTERS by Sakae Kusama.

A couple of special discounts and promotional offers will also be available to fans for a limited time. Leading manga and anime retailer Right Stuf is offering 40% off on all SuBLime print manga orders of 2 volumes or more starting today through February 13th. A special Valentine’s Day freebie will also be available directly from the SuBLime website starting February 14th at:

“VIZ Media’s SuBLime imprint achieved an important milestone with our first year anniversary, and over the past 12 months we’ve developed a substantial collection of celebrated yaoi titles from a cadre of the genre’s top creators,” says Jennifer LeBlanc, Editor, SuBLime. “From AWKWARD SILENCE to YEBISU CELEBRITIES, SuBLime offers an expanding catalog of manga titles to impress even the most discriminating reader. 2013 will be an even more exciting year for SuBLime as we continue to nurture the expansion of the yaoi/boys’ love genre globally and prepare a potent roster of new title debuts.”

Since launching in January 2012, SuBLime has released 20 different titles available as print and/or digital releases. SuBLime digital editions are available with an MSRP of $5.99 (U.S.), and print editions are offered with an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. Digital versions are available worldwide from and are viewable as a download-to-own PDF on any enabled eReader device or computer, or may be directly accessed via the online manga viewer found on the web site.

New 2013 SuBLime Print+Digital Titles

Man of Tango, by Tetuzoh Okadaya
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available September 2013

Tableau NUMÉRO 20, by est em
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available October 2013

New 2013 SuBLime Digital Titles

Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available June 2013

SWEET MONSTER, by Tsubaki Mikage
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available June 2013

Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available July 2013

LOST LETTERS, by Sakae Kusama
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers • Available August 2013

In addition to the new acquisitions, fans can look forward to the debut of 11 additional new titles this year, including:

• BLUE MORNING Vol. 1, by Shoko Hidaka

• BOYS, BE AMBITIOUS!, by Saburo Nagai

• EGOISTIC BLUE, by Mio Tennohji

• EMBRACING LOVE Vol. 1: 2-in-1 Edition, by Youka Nitta

• FALSE MEMORIES Vol. 1, by Isaku Natsume • Creator of DEVIL’S HONEY, also published by SuBLime

• Hide And seek, by Yaya Sakuragi • Sequel to BOND OF DREAMS, BOND OF LOVE, also available from SuBLime

• THE MATCH SELLER, by Sakae Kusama


• SLEEPING MOON Vol. 1, by Miyamoto Kano

• SPIRITUAL POLICE Vol. 1, by Youka Nitta

• SWORD AND MIST, by Hayate Kuku

For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga, Facebook at, or Tumblr at

About SuBLime
SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher, and is a partnership between VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate). This bold, global publishing initiative will present English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime will offer titles digitally worldwide available at, with many available in download-to-own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.

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