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Delicious Traps Get A Manga Anthology

A manga of nothing but cross-dressing boys? I'm in.


Sweet jesus, it's like they read my dirty little mind and came up with a magazine just for it! Ichijinsha, publisher of such popular titles as 07 Ghost, Loveless, and what I expect are the most well-known yuri manga anthologies amongst western fans, Yuri Hime and Yuri Hime S, is starting a new manga anthology. The full name of the anthology is " WAaI! boys in skirts."

Yup. In a world where everything from fishing to mahjongg has its own special manga magazine, we now have a delicious traps manga mag. Source Canned Dogs remains unimpressed because there was already a magazine about cross-dressing, but I think this is a little more up my alley. (Besides, those manga are much more likely to get localized than the magazine, I suspect.)

No word yet on the magazine's starting lineup, at least not that I can find, but I'm looking forward to seeing if anything fun comes out of this. If I may completely speculate: Ichijinsha published Hatenkou Yuugi, also known as Dazzle in the US, by Minari Endoh. Minari Endoh is also the creator of Maria Holic, which features a rather cruel crossdressing boy. So I wouldn't be surprised if an Endoh work of some kind wound up in the anthology...but again, that is complete and utter speculation with not a bit of real fact to back it up, so take it with a grain of salt.
 
How about you guys? Think anything good may come out of this?
rocketbomberon Dec. 30, 2009 at 10:05 a.m.
No. 
 
for what it's worth, while I am not a fan of Maria Holic (just didn't like Mariya as a character, not even in a "rascally villain" kind of way) I did enjoy Yubisaki Milk Tea, After School Nightmare, and even Icarus Publishing's localization of A Wish of My Sister (which has an even greater squick factor even beyond mere crossdressing but still manages to be a cute, fun romance comic -- you know, while still being porn.  With crossdressing.) 
 
(btw:  If you haven't checked out Yubisaki Milk Tea yet, I highly recommend it) 
 
It's not the cross-dressing necessarily that sticks in my craw -- It's a big enough twist that when present it can't help but be a major plot point -- but the fetishization of the 'delicious trap'  ("ooooh, boys in skirts") to the point where there isn't really a plot to speak of  isn't really for the best, even if it scratches a particular itch. 
 
But that's my opinion.  maybe Ichijinsha will prove me wrong
cfatalison Dec. 30, 2009 at 10:07 a.m.
maybe, i mean it's an anthology there's bound to be at least one good comic
giaon Dec. 30, 2009 at 3:17 p.m.
@rocketbomber: It may take some time to really start churning out good stuff, if the magazine even lasts long enough, but those niche magazines can turn out some really excellent work in the end. Akagi, for example, is a much-liked manga by many, and it ran in a mahjongg anthology. Mahongg in and of itself doesn't get me interested in a series in terms of plot, but it can make an interesting theme when it's played with enough.
 
I don't think this manga anthology is going to be "about" cross-dressing so much as all the manga in it will feature cross-dressing...which doesn't mean all, or perhaps even most of it will be good. But my bushy-tailed bright-eyed optimism leads me to hope there'll be at least something of Princess Princess-level enjoyability :)
reinon Dec. 30, 2009 at 3:34 p.m.

Stop confusing me dammit
John_Martoneon Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.
In the right setting, traps are amazing.
 
On a related note:
@rein:

Confused yet?
cfatalison Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:21 a.m.
@rein: jun became a girl once, with breasts, don't ask
 
@John_Martone:
if i am correct that is a trap
giaon Jan. 12, 2010 at 3:09 p.m.
@cfatalis: What gave it away? The context at hand, or the nipple poking out?
 
IT WAS THE NIPPLE WASN'T IT?
cfatalison Jan. 12, 2010 at 9:59 p.m.
@gia: quite some actually, and yes the nipple seals it, why does only one pokes out

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