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Azuki Adds Deborah Is My Rival, Flower Demon Door of the Sakaimeya & 15 Other Manga

Digital manga subscription service Azuki announced on June 8, 2023, that they have added 17 new manga, including 9 manga series and 8 one-shots from Media Do International, Inc. and MediBang! to their library.

All the 17 manga are now available to read on the Azuki website, and iOS/Android apps.

Checkout the newly added manga titles and its synopsis below:

Manga series:

  • DEBORAH IS MY RIVAL by Kaoru Tada
Deborah Is My Rival

Description:

The handsome blonde boy next door goes by “Deborah”.

As a first-year student at her new University, Asayo is scared to be on her own until she encounters the beautiful boy living next door. He says he’s a girl on the inside and wants to enter a fake relationship – he comes from a very traditional family famous for their tea ceremonies and wants to get out of an arranged marriage to a stranger. Asayo accepts but finds herself growing closer with the mysterious “Deborah”.

Will they end up finding themselves to be more than just friends in this not-so-straight rom-com?

  • Love Me, My Knight by Kaoru Tada
Love Me,My Knight

Description:

Yakko’s an extremely normal girl who helps out at her parents’ okonomiyaki restaurant where she encounters a wide range of interesting people. One of her regulars, Sammy, shows interest in her and confesses his love but she has her eye on his bad boy best friend and the lead singer of their rock band, Goh.

Will she stay a good girl or will she choose to go down the path of rock’n roll??

  • Hachi/Ritsu by Sanba Maekawa
Hachi-Ritsu

Description:

Hachi & Ritsu were childhood friends who grew up in the countryside doing everything together despite their vastly different backgrounds. Hachi begins viewing Ritsu in a different light and, plagued by thoughts he deems impure, runs away from his beloved Ritsu.

Can Ritsu confront his friend and learn the real reason why he ran away all those years ago?

  • Another Love Story Between My Trainee and I by Nanameguri
Another Love Story Between My Trainee And I

Description:

As Takanashi and Tokunaga are enjoying their romantic relationship in the office and outside of the office, a drastic change causes emotions to rise.

The company transfers Takanashi to another department and though he tries to remain optimistic, his mind begins to race about his relationship.

Can they overcome this test of their love, or will their relationship come to an end?

  • The Mermaid Prince by Yuana Kazumi
The Mermaid Prince

Description:

The beautiful mermaid I fell in love with became human but when she transformed she became… a man?

Manato Koganei, a part-time worker on the brink of despair meets a beautiful mermaid shining in the moonlit night?! She says she wants to “become human and fall in love”, and is successfully reborn as a very beautiful man. Manato tangles with his own feelings for his former mermaid, now human companion while also trying to help him navigate human culture.

Will they fall in love or will their love sink to the bottom of the ocean?

  • Flower Demon Door of the Sakaimeya by Mako Oikawa
Flower Demon Door Of The Sakaimeya

Description:

“To all the yokai, I am here to make sure you live peacefully together with the humans.” Minoru Hanabusa is in charge of teaching the yokai that enter the human world how to live peacefully alongside humans. Join him as he teaches yokai how to use their unique abilities and interests to build a meaningful life in the human world in this feel-good manga about what it truly means to be human. If you’re a fan of Natsume Yuujin-cho, this series is a must-read!

  • Gourmet Glutton by Shigeru Tsuchiyama
Gourmet Glutton

Description:

Mantaro Ohara is an ordinary salaryman with an above average appetite and a love for good food until he meets professional competitive eater, George Hunter, who introduces him to the world of competitive eating. Will this unexpected “dark horse” be able to escape the fiercely competitive world of eating or will he devour his competition and make a name for himself?

  • Ekikoi: The Young Miss Falls for the Station Attendant by Betty Nanasato
Ekikoi

Description:

After a harrowing encounter on the station platform, Botan, an innocent high schooler, falls in love with Koganei, the handsome station attendant who helped her that fateful day. Kogane’s well-liked by everyone at the station and his popularity makes Botan frantic. She has to confess before someone else does!

Will her confession go the way she planned? Why does Kogane seem so different from his usual self?

Botan! Don’t get fooled by his appearance!

  • SUMMERLESS by E.B.D (Education Bureau Director)
Summerless

Description:

People can breathe in the sullied air of the world only with stix, a device powered by human limbs. Tonika, a rich nobleman, falls from grace when his father’s plan to take over the government fails. Now poor and unable to afford the limbs needed to power his stix, Tonika faces the challenge of learning how to live on the other side of the class pyramid.

One-Shot Manga:

  • Country Called America
  • Sammy and Onokoro
  • Ninja Rookie
  • The Night of No Return
  • The Princess’ Circumstances
  •  Memories of the Sand
  • Playboy
  • Interplanetary Intercourse

Azuki manga app features over 200 series, including international hits like Attack on Titan and acclaimed new series like Natsume & Natsume and My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files.

All titles are available worldwide in English, except Japan.

Kodansha USA was the first publisher that Azuki collaborated with, making the most popular titles of Japanese publisher’s available for on-demand viewing. This was followed by tie-ups with Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books, which gave Azuki access to their selection of their critically acclaimed indie manga, and then an exclusive partnership with Los Angeles-based manga publisher, Kaiten Books.

However due to recent policy changes, they wont be simul-publishing titles owned by Kodansha.

 Azuki, created by KiraKira Media Inc., debuted on June 28, 2021, on iOS, Android, and web browsers.

Select chapters with advertisements are available to free users. Customers can also purchase a subscription for US$4.99 that allows them to read manga without advertising. Each chapter includes comment threads for registered user conversations.

Source: Press Release