Where’s Sweet Cream?

Sweet Cream and Strawberries cover

It’s terribly ungrateful to read all the news and previews coming out of the New York Con and focus on what WASN’T talked about, but I do share Chris Mautner’s question in noting CPM’s panel: “Does this mean we’ll finally see the release of Sweet Cream and Strawberries?”

The josei manga was being promoted in May 2006 after originally being solicited a year ago, but a new release date has yet to be announced.


  1. Hey Johanna, let’s start a petition!

  2. Chris, I will sign. I have been waiting for this book since it was first announced.

  3. […] their appeal, echoing the call for a CPM boycott. (Seems premature to me, but then again, the only CPM book I’m really looking forward to hasn’t been published yet and may never be.) Libre claims that CPM is relying on agreements […]

  4. […] I agree, it’s great to see this kind of transparency instead of simply wondering, “hey, whatever happened to that title?” Brigid points out that DeAngelis’ approach makes for more supportive fans, which […]

  5. […] Del Rey have any women-targeted manga? And I’m still wondering what happened to CPM’s Sweet Cream and Strawberries, which has had two rounds of promotion but never came out. […]

  6. where is this book..i always search for it.

  7. It still hasn’t been released, unfortunately.

  8. […] Chris Mautner for following up on a missing manga title from 2006 (!): Sweet Cream and Red Strawberries. He publishes some translated pages from the josei […]

  9. […] CPM Manga was due to release Sweet Cream & Red Strawberries, a much-anticipated short story collection by Kiriko Nananan (Blue) that got as far as having […]

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