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Rosmei Licenses DON’T YOU LIKE ME Danmei Novel Series for Limited English Release

Publisher Rosmei announced via Twitter that they’ve licensed Lv Tian Yi’s danmei series Don’t You Like Me for an English publication.

Original title 你是不是喜欢我, Don’t You Like Me is a web novel series that began in 2017 before running for 98 chapters on JJWXC. It has since been published as a two-volume print edition and received an audio drama adaptation. It’s one of several series by Lv Tian Yi written within the same universe.

No further release details for the English edition were provided.

Fan translation group Chrysanthemum Garden gives the following for a synopsis:

Short, rich, and handsome, Lin Feiran was always the center of attention. But after transferring schools in his second year of high school, he discovered that his limelight was snatched by his Adonis classmate, Gu Kaifeng.

Lin Feiran was very resentful, and he and Gu Kaifeng became archnemesis (one-sidedly). Although the two lived together, they were like strangers.

When Lin Feiran went back home to attend his grandfather’s funeral, he accidentally inherited the Yin-Yang eyes that had been passed down from generation to generation. After gaining the ability to see ghosts, the timid Lin Feiran discovered that his two-person dormitory was actually a sixteen-person (ghost) room. Every day, he was scared to the point of collapsing.

The more aggravating thing is that because of Gu Kaifeng’s innate body constitution, he possessed an abundant amount of Yang energy. Lin Feiran found out that whenever he touched Gu Kaifeng, Gu Kaifeng’s Yang energy could temporarily disable his Yin-Yang eyes. A light touch would disable it for five minutes, a kiss for an hour, and so on…

Lin Feiran had no choice but to throw himself into his archnemesis’s embrace. This complete reversal in attitude to being intimate with Gu Kaifeng persisted every day from morning till night.

When sleeping, he must squeeze in the same bed as Gu Kaifeng. Going to the toilet? He must drag Gu Kaifeng with him. Homework? It must be done hand-in-hand with Gu Kaifeng… He also had to try his best to persuade the teacher to make him Gu Kaifeng’s deskmate. Every day in class, he would rub Gu Kaifeng’s calf with his foot beneath the desks…

Following the clingy little bastard’s sudden change in personality, the initially shocked Gu Kaifeng gradually became smitten. Every day he would chase Lin Feiran to flirt with him, make crazy confessions, and even routinely push him against the wall and kiss him…

Unique to this announcement is Rosmei’s inclusion of retailers in the US and the Philippines—listing Yiggybean for the US and Eiwa Manga Store for the Philippines. Since they began announcing titles with English translation, Rosmei has fielded numerous questions on social media regarding the company’s limited license territories. Despite having a license to publish select novels in English, Rosmei is limited to only selling their books in Singapore. Typically promotion of this kind of sale outside their permitted regions could be considered a breach of contract, but Rosmei seems ready to take that risk in order to provide global readers with easier methods of obtaining their books. Whether this works out for them and the many eager buyers remains to be seen when the book comes out in 2024.

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Source: Rosmei Twitter Post