Saturday, December 29, 2012

Comic Market 83: Abgrund / Yusa Saikawa

Otokonoko Ace seeks redux of post-Comitia success by keeping on the straight-and-narrow?

A survey of the backlog of doujinshi circle Abgrund shows a considerable amount of otokonoko content, both of parody works and originals--if there is a circle better-equipped to explain to skeptics the crossover appeal of the "trap" phenomenon of the past few years, I have yet to stumble across it.  Far from being a one-trick pony, the circle has also done a fair amount of straight ero books as well, and found considerable commercial success with their most recent straight book, making it to the #1 ranking at Melonbooks Akihabara and #4 at Toranoana Akihabara, which has to be considered rarefied air for an original doujinshi.  The circle will attempt to recapture the magic with their Comic Market 83 release:

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