Following Japan's trend of anthropomorphising stuff, Japanese publisher Kadokawa is releasing a two-book series involving romance between a man and a motorcycle and a car. Wut?
Titled Zokkon, the books are paving the way for a new niche genre. A very niche genre. A very, very niche genre.
The first story of Zokkon revolves around the protagonist, Aoi, who, upon moving to a northern snowbound city, sells his bike. One day, he is approached by a man, Hayato, who claims he was Aoi's bike and professes his love for Aoi. Their romance is interrupted by a man who approaches Aoi, claiming that he is Aoi's car.
The second story focuses on Aoi's brother, Shuri, who falls in love with the man claiming to be Aoi's car, Fitz.
The books are being released under the Kadokawa Ruby line, a line of books of the BL (Boys Love) genre -- homoerotic stories primarily targeted at women.
Kind of brings a whole new meaning to the term "car sex", doesn't it?
Book 1 goes on sale on July 1. Book 2 is scheduled for release on August 1.