Go back to where it all began! At long last, the one-volume story that birthed the global BL anime and manga phenomenon Hitorijime My Hero arrives in English in print! EITHER YOU LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU, OR WE END OUR FRIENDSHIP AGAIN. WHAT'S IT GONNA BE? Before Masahiro and Kousuke's whirlwind romance in Hitorijime My Hero, there was Hitorijime Boyfriend -and now, the origin of one of manga's biggest franchises is finally revealed! Back in sixth grade, Kensuke had a falling out with his best friend Hasekura that still hurts three years later. Then, one day, Hasekura's suddenly back in Kensuke's life like nothing happened. What, exactly, is going on? And what will Kensuke do when Hasekura wants to take things to a whole other level ?Series Overview: Would you rather break up with me again, or shall I take you in my armsBefore Masahiro and Kousuke's whirlwind romance in Hitorijime My Hero, there was Hitorijime Boyfriend -and now, the origin story of one of BL/yaoi's biggest franchises can finally be told! Back in sixth grade, Kensuke had a falling out with his best friend Hasekura that still hurts three years later. Then, one day, Hasekura's suddenly back in Kensuke's life like nothing happened. What, exactly, is going on? And what will Kensuke do when Hasekura wants to take things to a whole other level ?Meet all your favorite Hitorijime My Hero characters all over again, for the first time!|Longtime yaoi author of Sweet Candy & Secret Man and Fight!! Lovely Apron, Arii's debut manga in English is Hitorijime My Hero, which was adapted into an anime in summer 2017.Author Residence: JapanAuthor Hometown: Japan|Cover (large JPG)
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Cover (PDF)|Marketing: Advertising in Diamond PreviewsPublicity: Promotion in Kodansha Comics's weekly YouTube stream Kodansha Live, airing every WednesdayPromotion on Kodansha Comics's Tumblr (14,600 followers), Facebook (13,100 likes) and Twitter (32,000 followers), all growing every dayPromotion on Kodansha's email newsletter (17,000 subscribers and counting) and comic shop newsletter|Before creating Hitorijime My Hero, which became one of the most successful BL/yaoi manga of all time, Memeco Arii wrote the one-volume story Hitorijime Boyfriend, which introduced the setting and many of the characters. It has been unavailable in English since a brief, digital-only release that went largely unnoticed by the fans.Hitorijime My Hero is still selling well, even two years and nine volumes in, with new fans still finding the series via the Prime Video anime adaptation.Ages 16 and up.One volume only.|Praise for Hitorijime My Hero A perfect starting point anime for a new generation of fujoshi. -Yaoi Playground
Author: Memeco Arii
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release date: November 23, 2021
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