Keep track of Aimaitei Umami

愛昧亭うまみ (Aimaitei Umami) is currently the primary illustrator for circle 愛昧亭 (Aimaitei).

Note: for the purpose of this article I’ll be referring to Aimaitei Umami as the circle (Aimaitei) not the individual.

To begin with, the circle has a very specific focus. This focus is futa-on-male, however the male is almost always drawn submissively and not overflowing with testosterone. As a result, it’s very female focused for a primarily futanari circle. If you were a reader of BL (Boys’ Love), then I think the focus is pretty similar, but I can’t confirm that because I don’t read BL content. This is just the general feeling that I get while viewing Aimaitei’s work.

Now, none of the circle’s doujinshi have been officially translated into English language, so for an English reader like myself, a major point of focus is to (unfortunately) read the (pirated) scanlations. This is the basis from where my opinion is formed, although I was able to obtain around 5 doujinshi between attendance at ふたけっと12, ふたけっと12.5, and Comic Market 91. The circle is progressively getting better and better in illustration and storytelling, and with attendance at these events I started to take a greater notice of Aimaitei in general. At Futaket the circle was not really popular, likely due to the “softer” futa-on-male content… at Comiket however, the circle was a little more popular with a majority female audience in attendance browsing through the booths.

Taking notes on Aimaitei’s aesthetics… there is a particular focus on the storytelling aspects of each title. Each character is developed in detail, there is strong plot structuring and lengthy sex scenes. The artwork is not outstanding, per say but is improving featuring relaxed linework (something I personally attribute to a feminine touch) similar to RaTe or Hinemosu Notari.

In closing, I believe that Aimaitei is definitely a circle that you should continue to consider in the future. As a reminder, the circle tends to delve into Yaoi, Shota and general BL themes as well, so fair warning. Right now, I’m unaware of any manga or tankōbon they they’ve released in the past so read their doujinshi where you are able to. Perhaps you should consider supporting Aimatei directly via Enty or with digital purchases through Booth, DMM, and DLsite.

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