After a personal altercation, you find your best friend the victim of a grisly death, presumably murder. When four suspicious students arrive and immediately start pinning the blame on you, you know you have to solve this on your own. As you investigate, you discover that the friend you thought you knew so well might have had a more complex personal life than you thought.
When college student Mona with ulterior motives joins a club dedicated to the discussion of yuri media, she doesn’t expect to be so overwhelmed by these two juggernauts of media dissection. As she listens to Hana and Riley go at it verbally, she finds time to self-reflect on her own relationship with her sexuality and neurodiversity.
Follow the story of young girl Megumi Shimizu as she trudges through the monotony of grade school life. When likable transfer student Hinata Mikami upturns her words, she comes to think that the cold, emotionally distant life she’s built for herself seems less and less appealing.
In a world ravaged by calamities and blanketed in ash, a child soldier called Velour Two-Six travels to the edge of the holy warfront and back. Returning from the shadow of calamity, she’s put in charge of the one thing that might save humanity.
Born out of the success of Highway Blossoms, Studio Élan self-describes their work as “uplifting stories of magic, fantasy, and love between women.” Since their founding they have launched successful titles such as Heart of the Woods, as well as their own publishing wing.
We caught up with Studio Élan founder Josh Kaplan to chat about Highway Blossoms, Studio Élan’s creative process, and their future projects.