A hairy girl that's explicitly into gay sex (so much so that she actually makes a career out of creating it)? Sign my ass up.
Very few porn artists-- even in Japan, the art-porn capital of the world-- are able to make a living exclusively off of their porn-art. Especially when other aspects of your life change and you need more reliable sources of income (once you have a kid, it's kinda tough to explain to them how you make your money when you're spending hours a day drawing pictures of people having sex.) If I had to guess, I'd put my money on Po-Ju having been working on private commissions (as in, Po-Ju can't put 'em up on Po-Ju's website and stuff right away, if at all) or perhaps working for another art company where you can't take much credit for the work you put into the creation (Disney's apparently got a situation worked out like this with their creators and artistic collaborators.) Ideally, however, Po-Ju would be working on a whole bunch of other projects which are not only extremely exciting, but which simply aren't able to be spoken about yet (business contracts, deals getting sorted out, stuff like that.)
Also, the market for shotacon-yaoi is already pretty niche. If you're gonna put in the hundreds of thousands of dollars (at LEAST) needed to make a pornographic cartoon, you've gotta be sure that there's enough of a demographic with which you can both A: earn your money back and B: gauge whether or not the demographic is strong enough to make putting more money into it a viable strategy. To do that, it's safer to make it that way your inaugural product can at least have some crossover-appeal to the field's primary demographic (in this case, the conventional-yaoi demo) along with your target demographic (the shota-yaoi group.) You've also gotta actually deal with straight-up marketing, and, even in Japan, unless you've already financially proven that there's a demographic which will eat this up and get you your money back, the hardcore gender-dysphoric young-boy-fucking gay porn genre is a real tough sell. Which, again, is why the first Po-Ju thing was awesome and experimental (in that it had some role-reversals of the typical seme-uke trap dynamic), yet underwhelming for longtime fans of Po-Ju's work due to the comparatively-softcore nature of it. There's a reason there hasn't been more Boku No Pico cartoons made, despite the demand for it. I think the Po-Ju team wanted to try to avoid that, and hopefully save that stuff for a little later (after they get some more safety nets for future potential movies.)
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