Rutile July 2018



July 2018 volume of Rutile, release May 22nd.

The release features the 1st chapter of the new series by Ikunirappa and Misaki Saito (with character drafts by Migi) titled Leo to Mabu ~Futari wa Sarazanmai~ 



Asakusa Sweets – 1

From the official Sarazanmai Twitter account:

As of today the serialization of the manga Reo to Mabu ~Futari wa Sarazanmai~ will start in the manga magazine Rutile. Like Mabu who loves sweet food, together with director Ikuhara we’re introduced to sweets at the site for after recording! It’s a special cake commemorating the first day of recording for Sarazanmai!

More people join the party

The character drafts for Reo/Leo and Mabu were done by Migi ( ミギー ). They seem to be active with doujin work (they’re the head of their 天羅万象 circle) and they have done some previous professional work doing cover art and illustrations for various things (nothing that I recognize, unfortunately). You can check out their blog or Pixiv for more. They work mainly with watercolours and have painted some really beautiful artworks! 

The spin-off manga serialisation will be published in Rutile and Rutile SWEET, both in a magazine and online. They publish exclusively BL. I’m not really sure if I can make more generalisations or guesses based on who the publisher is (this is not my area of expertise), but looking through what they’ve published I can spot one of my favourites within the genre so yay for that!

The serialisation will be done by Misaki Saitō ( 斎藤岬 ). She’s a mangaka and illustrator who debuted in 1995 and has been drawing manga for a more mature audience ever since. She appears to be drawing mystery, horror, supernatural and historical manga. You can check out her manga from her website. Her latest work is Keishichou Battouka. Interestingly she also has a tumblr blog, although not an active one.

The logo was made by Wataru Osakabe ( 越阪部ワタル ). He’s an art director and graphic designer who represents Lovedesign co. He has previously worked on other Ikuhara projects such as Mawaru Penguindrum and Yuri Kuma Arashi, as well as more recently on Doukyuusei, Inuyashiki and Koi wa Ameagari no You ni. You can check their blog for more. 

Reo to Mabu ~Futari wa Sarazanmai~

From Gentosha Comics webpage for Rutile:

Reo to Mabu ~Futari wa Sarazanmai~ by Ikunirapper and Misaki Saito (character drafts by Migi)

Police box officers Reo and Mabu. What is the sweet incident that these two who protect the peace of the city encounter!? The heartwarming spin-off that ties in with the latest TV-anime by the notable director Kunihiko Ikuhara starts its serialization!

Sarazanmai spin-off manga announcement

A spin-off manga to Sarazanmai has been announced!

It will be drawn by Misaki Saito and titled “Reo and Mabu~ together they’re Sarazanmai~”『レオとマブ~ふたりはさらざんまい~』

The serialization will begin on Tuesday May 22nd. On odd months chapters will be published in the manga magazine Rutile and on even months on the web comic site Rutile SWEET.