The Near Hentai Monthly Lady for April 2023 is Ayame, a character introduced to the anime adaptation of Inuyasha to give Kōga a love interest after he loses the love triangle with the protagonists. I happen to know she was nominated by someone specifically wanting to get Kōga in the Studio, which made my impulse to pair her with Kagome instead… but in the end she exists solely to be paired with Kōga, so here she is with Kōga.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of May are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, Inuyasha. If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of these things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting on this post, or emailing me (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees in the sidebar of this site, and then on May 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!