Azuki Adds New Manga Series for May

My favorite digital manga subscription service Azuki, home of my beloved My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files and newer fave Our Aimless Nights, will be adding six new titles to its library. This includes four comic series from Japanese publisher YUZU Comics and distributed by Media Do International, Inc., and two one-shots from independent manga publisher Star Fruit Books. The six titles are now available worldwide on the Azuki website and iOS and Android apps, with select free chapters available.

The two Star Fruit Books one-shots — Handyman Quincy and To White — are Azuki digital exclusives. This is part of a new partnership between Azuki and Star Fruit Books that will bring new Star Fruit Books titles to Azuki before they’re available anywhere else. A full list of the series with synopses from the publishers is provided below.

The Light Conjurer by Gene, published by YUZU Comics and distributed by MD-i: Robin, a seemingly useless summoner whose conjuring attempts are comically futile, secretly dreams of defeating a dragon. Fate has a sense of humor when Robin summons a mysterious prince who coerces him into going to an abandoned castle… where a dragon lives. Can a useless conjurer face the challenge of confronting a legendary beast? Creator Gene is a comic artist/illustrator who was born and raised in Tainan, Taiwan. She was the Bronze Prize-winner in the BL category at the first Ever Glory Original Comic Competition. An active figure in various doujin communities. Gene’s works come in diverse styles, and she loves to add a touch of humor to stories. Her work Wanted, Magic Girl! was selected to the 10th Golden Comic Best New Artist Award in 2019 and she also has won two top prizes at the 2020 Kyoto International Manga Anime Awards.

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: fantasy BL, PRINCES AND DRAGONS and really gorgeous, detailed artwork, and some really fun world-building,

Loving You When the World Ended by Gene, published by YUZU Comics and distributed by MD-i: An apocalyptic event forces two strangers to navigate a world where the old order is shattered. Is it survival of the fittest or survival of the richest? Spoiled Nuowan can’t stay alive in this new reality without the help of skilled hotel worker Yu Seng, whom he met only moments before the world ended. Yu’s former military training comes in handy but is kissing out of the blue a survival tactic?

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: post-apocalyptic settings, the grumpy/sunshine romancing trope, and the hilarious side of BL

Three Seconds After Our Eyes Met by Rancha, published by YUZU Comics and distributed by MD-i: The friendly, kind Student Union Event Division President Hezhan has a carefully maintained image but when fellow student Shunwen witnesses Hezhan’s outburst in a meeting room, he inadvertently becomes the keeper of Hezhan’s hidden side. Worried his secret will be revealed, Hezhan approaches Shunwen but every time their eyes lock, it feels like Shunwen sees right through him and he must “never lock eyes for more than three seconds.” Will Hezhan be able to protect his secret or will Shunwen reshape Hezhan’s life and his own? The creator of Three Seconds After Our Eyes Met, Rancha, was a Gold Prize-winner in the BL category at the second Ever Glory Original Comic Competition. Rancha is one of Taiwan’s most popular BL comic creators and renowned for delicate storytelling and for realistically presenting the emotions of his characters.

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: layered storytelling, college life/school life settings, and lots of drama

Confessions of a 35 Year Old by TEI, published by YUZU Comics and distributed by MD-i: Thirty-five-year-old, single office worker Jason normally finds love to be elusive. He doesn’t give much thought to his new coworker Frank when he joins the company. But when a chance encounter evolves into a series of shared moments, an unanticipated twist in their relationship finds Jason and Frank being roommates. Will Jason find his new normal is love?

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: late bloomers via characters in BL, older characters, and work place romances

Handyman Quincy by Stephan Lapin with art by Naoto Tsushima, published by Star Fruit Books: Quincy, a boy with prosthetic limbs, starts as a handyman to support his family. But buying a second-hand phone from a thrift shop accidentally connects him to hitman requests. Can the kind-hearted Quincy fulfill these requests for murder?

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: futuristic settings, disabled characters, and LOTS OF ACTION

To White by Dei Saito, published by Star Fruit Books: A young girl living in a strange black-and-white world fights her way past a creature guarding a door that leads to somewhere else.

This looks like it will appeal to fans of: manga in the fantasy genres, female protagonists, unique artwork, and one-shots


My Dear Detective is Coming to Print from Seven Seas!

Ever since Azuki launched the series, they’ve gotten nonstop requests for a print edition of My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files. It’s a digital exclusive historical mystery manga about a talented detective and her quirky assistant. Now Seven Seas has announced My Dear Detective will be coming to print in October 2024! If you’ve kept up with my manga coverage on the site, you know this is a manga series that I love for its historical setting as well as one that I recommend for lovers of detectives stories via manga.

Of course, Azuki will continue to release the series digitally. You can read the entire series right now, plus new chapters straight from Japan on the first Monday of the month, in their Web, iOS, and Android apps! Find out what all the fuss is about!

Azuki is available on the web at and in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The app features 300 manga series, including international hits like Attack on Titan, Fire Force, and A Silent Voice. Azuki also publishes acclaimed new series like Mecha-Ude: Mechanical Arms, Natsume & Natsume, and My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files, with weekly new chapters available exclusively via the Azuki app.

Manga fans can start reading for free with advertisements today, or upgrade to Premium and access the full Premium catalog featuring thousands of chapters for just $4.99 a month. A 14-day free trial and discounted annual plan are also available, and additional volumes outside the subscription can be purchased via direct volume sales. Premium members get 20% off all volumes. Most titles are available worldwide (except Japan). Stay up to date on the latest announcements by following Azuki at,, and

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  • Carrie McClain is writer, editor and media scholar. Other times she's known as a Starfleet Communications Officer, Comics Auntie, and Golden Saucer Frequenter. Nowadays you can usually find her avoiding Truck-kun and forgetting her magical girl transformation device. She/Her

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