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Manga Planet Licenses Six Romance Manga from Starts Publishing

Kimi wa Iinazuke, Gouin Doctor no Dekiai Shohousen, Karei naru Gisou Kekkon, and three other titles to be released on Manga Planet!

Ikebukuro, Japan – Manga Planet is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the following manga titles* from Starts Publishing:


Konya, Joushi to Koi ShimasuStarts Publishing

Japanese Title: 今夜、上司と恋します
Story: Mitiko Kisaka / Art: Asako Mukae
Release Date: February 15, 2021

If Kei only falls for the worst kinds of bad boys, how should she avoid her fate? By not falling in love, of course! After her latest ex-boyfriend breaks her heart by leaving her for his pregnant lover, Kei swears up and down that she’s never going to let herself go through that again. This time, she says, as she starts a purely physical relationship with her boss Sakuma, it’s going to be different – but can she really stop herself from falling in love with him?


Karei naru Gisou KekkonStarts Publishing

Japanese Title: 華麗なる偽装結婚
Story: Nanako Naruse / Art: Hiroko Ishimaru
Release Date: February 16, 2021

Amiko Inada takes pride in being the hardworking, poker-faced secretary to Sakura Products Trading’s irrepressible Casanova of a chairman, but little does anyone around her know, even she has fallen prey to her boss, Rei Sakura’s charms! When her supposed lack of interest makes her the best candidate for a sudden marriage of convenience, how long can she keep up her cool façade?


Gouin Joushi to Otaku Joshi

Japanese Title: 強引上司とオタク女子
Story: Mamu Sakano / Art: Rito Kouzuki
Release Date: February 18, 2021

In this world, it’s either you have people’s attention, or you don’t, and Kawano’s perfectly fine with being the wallflower… as long as she gets to support her anime bias, Dream Detective Ishi Mikage! She’s really not interested in stuff like real-world lovers, or the reason why she saw her hot-headed boss in a very compromising position – but when this same indifference makes her boss Kunishima even more interested in her, how much longer can she stay unnoticed?


Gouin Doctor no Dekiai Shohousen

Japanese Title: 強引ドクターの溺愛処方箋
Story: Natsume Natsuyuki / Art: Toriko Kouno
Release Date: February 20, 2021

Ambitious Saori Fujiya may be pushing 30 by now, but romance is absolutely the least of her problems – she’s committed to her job, and she’s really good at it! So it’s nothing but an unwelcome distraction when every time she makes her rounds at Touma General Hospital, a certain Doctor Maki keeps attempting to reel her in with his flirty charms…


Fukigen de katsu Sweet na Karada

Japanese Title: 不機嫌でかつスイートなカラダ
Story: Haru Sakuragawa / Art: Nana Ikechi
Release Date: March 4, 2021

Thanks to some painful experiences in her past, Moeka had always been too terrified to take things to the bedroom. When she confesses this at a mixer, a guy named Takumi proudly says he’s confident he’s good enough to dispel her fears, so he takes her to a hotel, and one thing leads to another…!

Ever since then, Takumi’s always called her over to have some fun, but is Moeka really content with just his body? Or does she want to have his heart, as well?


Kimi wa Iinazuke

Japanese Title: キミは許婚
Story: Mami Haruna / Art: Esumisumi
Release Date: March 5, 2021

Innocent, optimistic Mei Sahara goes home one day to find out that she’s engaged to be married to a man she’s never met as soon as she turns twenty – a few months from now! Good-looking, well-educated company president Hijiri Kamijo looks every bit the perfect prince straight out of a fairytale, but can Mei deal with him as he attempts to take all of her firsts?



*English titles to be announced later. Release dates subject to change without prior notice.


The first chapters of these Starts Publishing titles will be available for free in the Manga Planet Library. Subscribers to the Library get to read the succeeding chapters in addition to other manga titles from Shodensha Publishing, Thirdline, SOZO Comics, Tokuma Shoten, Home-sha, Inc., LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., San-ei Corporation, WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd., SHONENGAHOSHA, Parsola Inc., and by mangaka Masaya Hokazono and Nakashima723.

Negotiations with other publishers such as BUNKASHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., KAIOHSHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., K.K. HarperCollins Japan, MUGENUP Inc., are going smoothly, and we will post information on upcoming licensed titles on mangaplanet.com soon.


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