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SuBLime Manga Announces "Don't Be Cruel"
By The Editor
June 22, 2016 - 22:57

Don't Be Cruel 2-in-1 Edition Volume 1 cover image


A 2-in-1 Omnibus Edition Of A Highly Requested Manga Series About Classroom Hijinks Between A Playboy And His Studious Classmate Launches This Summer

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga (graphic novel) publisher, announces the launch of adored creator Yonezou Nekota’s series DON’T BE CRUEL.

This newest title to join the SuBLime catalog is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and is now available as a 2-in-1 omnibus edition in print and digital. The print edition carriesan MSRP of $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The digital version will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. and offers readers two methods of digital access to the volume on – a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer as well as via the online manga viewer found on the SuBLime website.

In DON’T BE CRUEL, playboy Maya catches studious Nemugasa cheating on a test and, to ensure his silence, blackmails him into doing whatever Maya wants. Twice a week, Nemugasa must go to Maya’s room for some steamy action, but as dense and oblivious as Nemugasa is, he fails to notice Maya’s true feelings for him. With college entrance exams around the corner, Nemugasa must focus on his studies, but Maya won’t stop distracting him, causing him to finally snap! Can a relationship built on blackmail ever become something more?

“Yonezou Nekota enjoys a dedicated fan base that has looked forward to the release of DON’T BE CRUEL in English, and we are very happy to launch this highly requested series in expanded 2-in-1 omnibus editions,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “What begins as a case of emotional extortion quickly escalates, and readers will enjoy all of the torrid drama that ensues.”

DON’T BE CRUEL is Yonezou Nekota’s first English-language release, but she is already renowned in yaoi fan circles for her title Mousou Elektel. She is also a prolific doujinshi (independent comics) creator. Fans can find out more about Yonezou Nekota at her website,, or her Twitter page, @yonekozoh.

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