With over 10 yeas history, the comic anthology of mixed Yaoi and Gay, “Nikutaiha” series, released final issue “Nikutaiha Gachi! vol.3″ on today.
I join on this issue with a color pin-up(also uses as an illustration on back cover) and an interview(4 pages).
Since when I first published “Gunji” 10 year ago on “Kin-niku Otoko”, the predecessor of “Nikutaiha” series, I’ve been really enjoying to work with them. So I deeply regret to hear that it is discontinued.
A direct cause of this discontinuing is the anti adult manga regulations of Tokyo Government. <reference link>
By this bill, “Nikutaiha” series was banned twice. The editor and publisher tried to continue by changing contents to soft and making pixelation bigger, but it was all in vain. Then, the publisher changed the code of the anthology to an adult material (see note below), but this decision caused declining sales, and they finally gave up to continue.
Note: It’s a strange convention of Japanese publishing industry, but for girl’s comic is not rated an adult, even it includes nudity and sexual contents. And the adult code of Japanese publishing is just a self-regulation by publishing industry, and is applicable for only manga publishing. There are no code for novels like that. These conflicts make the problem more tangled.