New York, New York Vol. 01
Police officer Kain Walker has gone to great lengths to prevent his coworkers, family, and friends from finding out he’s gay. But when Kain meets Mel Fredericks, he realizes at once that his whole world is about to change. For the first time, Kain wants more than a one-night stand, but a relationship carries risks, discovery not least among them.
Battling with others’ expectations and biases—and his own—Kain struggles to balance his desire for secrecy with his feelings for Mel at a time when being out could cost him dearly…Set in New York in the 1990s, this heartbreaking love story makes its English debut in a beautiful, oversized omnibus edition.
Marimo Ragawa is a Japanese manga artist. She began submitting manga to comic magazines when she was only 12 years old, in the sixth grade of elementary school. She continued to send her manga to the same magazine for four years, but failed to receive a positive critical reception. Ragawa then decided to switch to a different magazine. Surprisingly, her first submission to this magazine, Hana to Yume, has won a prize called the top-prize.
Two years later, she succeeds in debuting with her first manga, Time Limit. She continued to draw other manga such as Aka-chan to Boku (Baby and Me), New York New York, and Itsudemo Otenki Kibun. She received the 1995 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Baby and Me. She continues to draw a tennis manga, Shanimuni-Go in Hana to Yume (Flowers and Dreams).
Ragawa’s stable and cute design is one of the traits of her drawings. Her energetic drawing and characters are very attractive, even to non-manga readers. She is widely known for her great ability in describing people’s complicated feelings, which is especially presented in New York New York and Baby and Me.
New York, New York is a classic work of boys love manga—a release highly anticipated by the passionate boys love fanbase.
Recently works of boys love manga have risen in popularity and stand out as some of the strongest sellers in today’s market, as seen with hits such as Sasaki and Miyano and I Cannot Reach You.
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