The Homeless Salaryman by Ima Ichiko

Was trying my luck to see if censorship works for online yaoi manga, and it din! It’s the genre that is censored, in case you are wondering. 

Perfect delivery! Just what I was waiting for. 

Two quite unknown series in the yaoi world by Ima Ichiko – “The Mysterious Story of Ghost Moon Tower” and “The Homeless Salaryman”, that finally landed on my lap.! 

  
“The Ghost Tower” is quite close to the series of “Hayyaki Yakoushoi” with its genre of ghost and mystery, and the 2 male leads fumbling around solving mysteries with their half baked love. 

“The Homeless Salaryman” – young man who is almost a loser, and second guessing whether ‘did he, or not’ with a one night stand, while being reduced to being a lived-in housekeeper, a job found by his Senpai. Now, is there even a hint of a love triangle? Even by the end of the first volume, there’s no clear answer on whether did anything really happen!

I wonder what makes her series appealling – is it the subtle comical liners, or the way how she drawn out the situation? Think “Otona no Mondai” which has a funny depiction of events.

Hopefully one day, some groups can finally pick it up. 

Boku no Yasashii Oniisan by Ima Ichiko

After taking such a long break from reading manga, it’s always refreshing to touch on something that makes you wonder ” what the hell have i been doing for the last few months”.

Chanced upon Boku no Yasashii Oniisan or My Gentle Brother while trying to see are there any scanlations by Ima Ichiko. It’s really rare to see her works being translated these days or even on a regular basis, either it’s not yaoi enough or just not enough romance. Her works are beautiful, maybe just missing those juicy bits that makes scanlators want to do it “Rgight now!!! “.

My Gentle Brother is about 2 siblings almost having a one night stand without knowing they were siblings, falling in love, and trying their best (or not) to keep away from each other. Their efforts were not the most unbelievable things that you could think of and its funny just to think of how things were being narrated in the story.

I’m dying to know more and it’s frustrating to know that only 1 chapter (1! not a volume) was being translated only, and the rest is just skimping through raws with no idea what exactly is happening, esp. when there’s a 3rd guy appearing. Is he one of their kind too?  Anyway, just wondering does anyone knows where I can find the raws from Vol 4 onwards – any language is fine.