Shucream, Inc. is a production house that has been producing manga for various publishers catering to female readers for more than a quarter century. We take the pride in the great range of genre that we have covered including shōjo manga (for girls), josei manga (for women), childbirth & childcare-themed manga, “boys love” manga (a.k.a., yaoi), pet-themed manga, and essay manga.
Though we have launched and edited nine manga magazines for six publishers, the core of our work is the production of trade paperbacks. To date we have produced nearly one-thousand titles, including such best sellers as:
- Happy Mania, by Moyoko Anno, 2003 (In Japan, women are expected to be passive, especially in matters of love, yet heroine Kayoko is a love hunter. She was a revolutionary character, and her story was made into a hit television drama.)
- Love My Life, by Ebine Yamaji, 2005 (The first manga about lesbian life in Japan made into feature film; currently translated into French and Italian.)
- Bunny Drop, by Yumi Unita, 2010 (The story a 30 years man who suddenly finds himself raising a little girl on his own. The story of his struggles as a single adoptive father garnered high praise in Japan, where men seldom take care of their children. Adapted both as a movie and an animated television series.)
- A nous deux Paris, by J. P. Nishi, 2012 (Paris seen through Japanese geek eyes. Acclaimed by the famous French newspaper Le Figaro, the book is in its second print run in both France and Japan; currently translated into French.)
- Helter Skelter, by Kyoko Okazaki, 2003 (This sensational and provocative hit manga pursues the meaning of beauty in women’s lives. A massive hit on its own, it was also made into a feature film.)
More than 20 million copies of the trade paperbacks we have worked have been sold to date. Please see the list for details. (Sorry, Japanese only.)
In addition to print media, we are now aggressively pursuing digital production as well. Currently about three hundred titles, this number is expected to increase rapidly as new titles are added every month. And because digital media offer great opportunities to new talent, we want to contribute to this new media as it grows with the hope of nurturing as many talented new artists as we can. If you are interested in the future of digital manga and comics, we hope you will take a look.(Sorry, Japanese only.)
Today, manga are borderless, and are created and read the world over. We at Shucream continue to pursue new possibilities in manga for women.
[“Shucream“ is a Japanese word means “cream puff“.]