INTERVIEW WITH PUKU OKUYAMA
Author of Caramel, The Rule of Standing on Tiptoe, and Warning! Whispers of Love
1. What are some things you like to do while you work to help you concentrate?
I try several methods to help me concentrate, but mostly I listen to music or even sing to keep me on track. But silence also keeps me focused on my work as well.
2. Which manga(s) do you like reading?
I enjoy reading comedy manga.
3. What type of food do you like?
Pudding. I don’t have a hobby of making sweets but pudding I sometimes make them on my own.
4. How do you usually spend your days off?
I usually spend my days off by going to karaoke, spending time going out with my husband, or simply doing work.
5. There were many scenes within Warning! Whispers of Love where Nagura found Hajime to be "cute." In your personal opinion, in what sort of situation(s) would you say that a guy is being "cute?"
I find men cute when they are enthusiastic about what they are doing and in high spirits because just watching them puts me be in a happy mood. I believe people who can be passionate at what they are doing have great talent.
6. When you are drawing, which part of the characters do you draw first?
I usually start off drawing from the face. Often in order I first start from the outline, the nose, the eyes/eyebrows, hair and then mouth. When I’m inking, I ink the facial features first then proceed to line the contour of the face.
7. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy painting the base colors.
♥A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Puku Okuyama for answering our questions and for the amazing work she has done.♥
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| BRAVE 10 Vol. 1: It is a time of great unrest. A lone ninja wandering in search of his life’s path unexpectedly finds his destiny when he crosses paths with a shrine maiden escaping a terrible fire that was intended to kill everyone at her temple. Together they find they are part of a much larger purpose, as fate brings them into the fold of warlord Sanada Yukimura who is gathering ten of the bravest he can find. Ten who will not only bring him victory, but become the stuff of legends. Kairi Shimotsuki brings an exciting tale of action and intrigue based upon the Edo era legend of the Sanada Ten Braves.
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|I Want To Hear Your Voice: The worst possible thing imaginable has happened to rock star Reito Ooba: His wonderful singing voice has become scratchy and unusable. While admitted to a hospital for treatment, Reito meets Kouya, who has been struck mute due to his tragic past. After the two become close, Reito peeks into Kouya's window one night and discovers that Kouya is hiding something scandalous and twisted.Also included are three short stories where characters lose, find, or silence their voices in order to find happiness.|
|Wife In Short Shorts: What would you do to satisfy your sweetheart? That’s the question being asked in Wife in Short Shorts. Kazu and Mayu have been together since high school. With Kazu’s birthday coming up, he’s hoping to relive their high school romance! For his birthday wish, he asks his wife to wear her P.E. uniform for the entire day. But when he sees her in her tight, sexy gym shorts it’s not long before the two are getting hot and heavy.|
|Power Play!: Sadaharu is a 30-year-old would be game designer whose world is turned upside down when the characters from his latest hentai game start coming to life! What’s more, they all think he’s the great Incubus King Shadahr. What’s a man to do when you have beautiful buxom babes trying to kill you? Is he really the Incubus King or is something more at play?|
|An Innocent Relationship Vol. 2: To take a quick look at him, no one would consider 25 year old office worker Tadashi Kimijima to be a sex symbol. But as luck would have it, Tadashi has somehow won the attention of his incredibly sexy boss, Kana Akashi. Tadashi knows he’s the luckiest guy in the world, but can’t keep his pants buttoned long enough to enjoy his great fortune. Temptation is all around him, such as his naive coworker Makoto Momoyama and the sexy lingerie bar hostess Sonoko Shido. Will Tadashi be able to make his relationship work with Kana, or will his constant cheating land him with no one?|
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|Takasugi-San's Obento: Harumi may be finished with graduate school, but he’s 31, unemployed, and not exactly living the dream! But when a beloved aunt passes away and leaves him in charge of his striking young cousin Kururi, Harumi suddenly feels his dull, depressing days take on an exciting new flavor…Takasugi-san’s Obento serves up bittersweet memories and savory surprises in a perfectly-presented feast! Can a hapless post-grad help a severely shy junior chef come out of her shell? And will the unlikely duo learn to both cook and live in sweet harmony?|
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|The Hentai Prince and the Stoney Cat vol. 1: Yokodera Youto is a boy from a local school academy whose mind is focused on his “carnal desires” — the only problem is that no one recognizes him for the pervert he is! When he hears an urban legend about a stony cat statue that can grant his wishes, he prays that he'll be able to speak his perverted mind wherever and whenever he needs to. Just wait and see how this stony cat grants his wish!|
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