SuBLime Adds Ten Count, 2 More; All Due For 2016 Releases

Source: SuBLime

SuBLIME announced that they acquired three manga titles. The company will release the following:

  • Ten Count: Summer 2016
  • Don’t Be Cruel: Summer 2016 (2-in-1 Omnibus)
  • Midnight Stranger: Spring 2016

SuBLIME announced that they acquired three manga titles. The company will release the following:

  • Ten Count: Summer 2016
  • Don’t Be Cruel: Summer 2016 (2-in-1 Omnibus)
  • Midnight Stranger: Spring 2016

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San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2015SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, has announced the acquisition of three notable new manga (graphic novel) series. The new titles are set to begin publication in 2016 and will include the highly requested fan-favorite TEN COUNT, by Rihito Takarai, DON’T BE CRUEL, Yonezou Nekota’s English-language debut, and MIDNIGHT STRANGER, a paranormal beauty-and-the-beast tale by Bohra Naono.

The forthcoming new SuBLime series will be published in print, with TEN COUNT and DON’T BE CRUEL available digitally via as a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader device or computer as well as via the online manga viewer found on the Website.

“We are very excited to expand the SuBLime manga roster with the addition of these new series for 2016, and we look forward to announcing additional information on each of the titles in coming months,” says Jennifer LeBlanc, Editor, SuBLime. “From the debut of MIDNIGHT STRANGER, by the creator of the SuBLime series THREE WOLVES MOUNTAIN, to the launch of the doctor–patient romance, TEN COUNT, and the debut of DON’T BE CRUEL, which marks the English-language debut of creator Yonezou Nekota, these three new SuBLime titles are not to be missed by yaoi manga fans!”

TEN COUNT · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Debuts Summer 2016

In this series created by Rihito Takarai, corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows.

DON’T BE CRUEL 2-In-1 Omnibus Edition · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Debuts Summer 2016

Maya catches Nemugasa cheating on a test and to ensure his silence blackmails him into doing whatever Maya wants. Catch the debut of this series by Yonezou Nekota, which also includes two bonus side stories!

MIDNIGHT STRANGER · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Debuts Spring 2016

Roi, a black goat spirit, is getting bullied when out of nowhere he’s rescued by the beautiful fire god Xiu. Xiu gives Roi the ability to take human form, and a grateful Roi decides to serve Xiu as his new master. Discover what happens in this new series from Bohra Naono, the creator of THREE WOLVES MOUNTAIN.

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

About SuBLime

SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher presenting 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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