futekiya, the online subscription service for Boys’ Love (BL) manga, is holding its first online event on Sunday, August 1, 2021, also known as Yaoi no Hi (Yaoi Day) for BL fans.
In 2018, futekiya began as a Boys Love manga news and culture website operated by FANTASISTA, INC., a CG/VR production studio based in Tokyo, Japan. futekiya transformed into a budding global distributor of officially licensed BL manga in 2019.
futekiya launched as an online subscription service for officially licensed BL manga on July 8, 2019. Determined to connect fans around the world with English-translated BL legally and conveniently, futekiya empowers readers to support creators and the manga industry.
Readers who subscribe to futekiya and pay a flat monthly fee of $6.99 will have access to our expanding library of English-language manga. To subscribe, please go to read.futekiya.com and create an account. More information is in our guide.
The event will host guests such as voice actor Yuki Ono (Josuke Higashikata in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Junta Azumaya in Dakaretai Otoko 1‑i ni Odosarete Imasu.), independent creators Kobuchi and Chie Kutsuwada, and the staff of “swamp,” the BL floor of hybrid Japanese bookstore honto.jp.
futekiya Fes will also feature messages received from creators on its platform in celebration of their second anniversary. These illustrations were drawn especially for the event.
Exclusive giveaways will also be held for futekiya Fes attendees.
futekiya Fes starts at 10 AM (Japan time) and ends at 4:45 PM on August 1. For the entire schedule, please refer to our Schedule page.
The event is free. Attendees must be 18 years old and above to join. To register, please visit the official futekiya Fes website and follow us on Twitter.