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SuBLime Manga Announces "Ten Count"
By The Editor
August 12, 2016 - 18:50

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The Hotly Awaited Psychological Tale Of Forbidden Love Between A Therapist And His Patient From Rihito Takarai

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, delivers summertime sizzle to readers with this story of forbidden love between a therapist and his patient in the new series TEN COUNT, now available.

This new title by creator Rihito Takarai is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and is available in print and digital formats. The print edition carries an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. The digital version carries an MSRP of $5.99 U.S. and offers readers two methods of digital access to the volume on – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer found on the SuBLime website.

In TEN COUNT, corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. But as the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows.

“This hotly awaited new series is going to heat up summer reading as its troubled protagonist falls for a therapist with a most unorthodox treatment,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “Creator Rihito Takarai is adored among yaoi fans. We are very excited to add her to the SuBLime catalog and look forward to her work reaching even more readers through this latest release.”

TEN COUNT is Rihito Takarai’s second English-language release, with her first being the now out-of-print Seven Days. She has also been published in French, Spanish, and German.

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