Sep 28, 2014

Sep 13, 2014

Crimson Flower is Recruiting

We are currently recruiting for Fall and Winter projects.  All position are open. Please see our recruitment page for a list of the positions (LINK). If you are interested in joining Crimson Flower for a short term or long term, please contact me, Kuroneko003, using the contact link at the top right-hand corner of this blog.

We will be doing an all shoujo/josei horror Halloween oneshot party and hot and steamy oneshots for to keep you warm throughout the winter. If you want to work on some truly weird shoujo, come join us! There's plenty to do!

Sep 12, 2014

"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 13

This chapter is a continuation of Tatsumi's story. In this chapter, though, the perspective changes to Kanie, the person who Tatsumi is worried about. This time I took the time to give Tatsumi a distinct accent. I probably laid it on too thick. Oh well. There's also some more development of the relationship between Sekka and Usami. I can't seem to think of Usami as being suspicious. I think he's lonely like Sekka and wants to be friends. Granted he may want to make use of Sekka's ability to see ghosts, but given the way this series has been going, he probably wants to say something to a dead loved one or he's just interested in the occult. That's just my guess. I guess we'll see. I'm getting worried about the child ghost. Stories about dead little children are always sad.

And now onto the release!

Sep 5, 2014

Announcement: Schedule Rearrangement

My computer crashed multiple times during most of August. I replaced the hard drive and reloaded everything, and now everything is stable. However because of the lost time, we were not able to complete most of the "Summer Heat" oneshots we had planned. We need to move on to work on the Halloween oneshot party, so the steamy oneshots will become our Winter holiday oneshots in December. Most of them were pretty far along, so they should come out quickly when we're done with Halloween.

Sep 3, 2014

Recently Read: "Innocent" by Sakamoto Shinichi

Title: Innocent (イノサン) volume 1
Language: Japanese
Mangaka: Sakamoto Shinichi (坂本眞一)
Publisher / Publication: Shueisha / Young Jump
ISBN:  9784088795652
Purchase: Amazon JP 

Synopsis: This series is the fictionalized story of Charles Henri Sanson who was the fourth generation Royal Executioner of France. He served during the reign of Louis 16th. This first volume covers from when he was expelled from school to his first execution job. It is based on historical events, but the details are fictionalized.

First Impressions: Wow! The artwork is gorgeous! But yeeks! There are a lot of disturbing scenes in this manga. I'm not sure I can handle this.

Artwork A+: Both the color illustration and the black and white illustrations are amazing. The black and white illustration are technically excellent as well as emotive. There's detail to drool at for days and fantastical scenes of beauty and horror, sometimes in the same image.
There are some scenes of torture which I found unnecessarily erotic considering how upsetting the violence was. But still, the images were lovingly drawn. There is lots of use of light and shadow to make evil people look extra sinister. The drawing styles of the backgrounds shifts throughout the volume.  It's very different than how the faces in the foreground are drawn. I got used to it quickly though.

Sep 2, 2014

New Short Series: "Danshi Gurashi" Chapter 1 by Mai Mishikata

We've been sitting on this short series for a while. We finally have a typesetter, so hopefully we can release the rest of the series soon. This series came out in Hana to Yume in 2013 before "Lip Smoke". It reminds me of a modern day "The Odd Couple". The series is pretty low-key and pleasant with a some fan service thrown in once in a while.  Basically it's fujoshi bait, so fujoshi, go at it. I, on the other hand, will take this for face value.

I think Doujima looks like a younger version of Seta.

And now onto the release!