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The Killer of Killers and More: Rosmei Announces Three New Danmei Novels for International English Release

Rosmei kicks off August with an announcement of their Crime Series with three new licenses: The Killer of Killers by Wu Yi, Wine and Gun by Mengye Mengye, and Enchanted by Wu Chen Shui.

According to Rosmei’s reply to a comment, these three titles are licensed “internationally” and will be available in e-book format. Although the scope of international has not yet been fully defined, it differs from all of Rosmei’s previous licenses which are restricted to sales in Singapore and with no digital options available. This marks a significant expansion of Rosmei’s ability to market English licenses, even if for now limited to only three series.

The Killer of Killers

Original title 杀青 (“Sha Qing)”, The Killer of Killers is a web novel series written by Wu Yi. It was originally serialized on JJWXC and ran for 87 chapters and 6 extras. It has since been published as a two-volume Simplified Chinese print under the pseudonym Tian Xia Xi (天下溪 ) by Overseas Chinese Publishing (中国华侨出版社).  The Killer of Killers has also been adapted into an audio drama available MissEvan under the title The Last Killer (猫鼠游戏).

Rosmei’s English edition of The Killer of Killers will be translated by ayszhang.

No synopsis was provided by Rosmei, so a synopsis as posted on Novel Updates is as follows:

He uses desire to ensnare others, he uses blood as temptation, he uses his appearance as a disguise. Like a wolf, he hunts for prey in the shadows. He is among the FBI’s most wanted list of serial killers. He lives by his own law, the Lex Talionis. He does things his own way, independent and reckless. He gave himself his own name: Sha Qing.

Rosmei previously posted about having the license for this series in July as a reply to a reader request, and noting translation had been started in June.

Wine and Gun

Original title 酒与枪, Wine and Gun is a web novel series written by Mengye Mengye. It was originally serialized on SosadFun and ran for 130 chapters and 21 extras.

Rosmei’s English edition of Wine and Gun will be translated by Xiao, who is also the official translator for Little Mushroom by Peach Flower House.

No synopsis was provided by Rosmei, so a synopsis as posted on Novel Updates is as follows:

Albarino was a forensic pathologist at Westland Forensic Bureau. He was single, witty, and would go out for a drink with his colleagues – just like any other forensic pathologist.

Except for one thing: he was secretly a psycho serial killer.

For the longest time, Albarino had a normal 3-point-1-line life* from home – Forensic Bureau – crime scene (his own or someone else’s), until one day, another psycho serial killer unintentionally killed his target he had planned to kill for 3 months.

With all his meticulous planning ruined, he was pissed off, so he decided to provoke the other serial killer himself.

As with The Killer of Killers, Rosmei previously posted about having the license for this series in July, and noting translation had been started in June.

Enchanted

Original title 着魔, Enchanted is a web novel series written by Wu Chen Shui. It was originally serialized on JJWXC and ran for 81 chapters and 12 extras.

The translator for Rosmei’s English edition of Enchanted was not included in the announcement.

No synopsis was provided by Rosmei, so a translated synopsis from the original serialization is as follows:

A few bizarre murders unveil the ugly desires that lurk deep in the heart. No matter how much one tries to restrain themselves, escape from it and resist it, anyone can become obsessed. Some with love, some with hatred, some with power, and some with ambition. I’m enchanted with you, but who are you enchanted with?

While no specific release dates have been announced, Rosmei’s promotional material indicates 2024 which is likely when the series will debut. No preorders or preorder information is available.

Rosmei also included the following content warnings along with the title list: “Warning: contains mentions of graphic violence, mental health topics, sexual assault, homophobia, racism, etc.”.

Update, 1-16-24: Rosmei states that they have changed the title of this release from “Enchanted” to “Obsessed.”

Source: Official Rosmei Twitter Account