Digital Manga is proud to announce the opening of our DokiDoki website, the official source of information for our newest imprint!
DokiDoki is a special co-publishing imprint with Japanese publisher Shinshokan. The titles range from shojo to shonen-ai to yaoi, with age ratings from 13+ to 18+. Our first two titles will be released in April: Mikiyo Tsuda’s Princess Princess Plus and Eiki Eiki’s Train Train Vol. 1!
Pre-orders for the two books are available now through Akadot Retail. Register at DokiDoki to place your pre-orders! Becoming a member also makes you eligible for a free promotional item for each title! At this time, though, items can only be shipped to the contiguous United States.
Register now to stay up to date with our books and promotional items!
Here’s the full press release:
Gardena, CA (February 24, 2009)- Digital Manga Publishing, Inc., one of the industry’s most innovative manga companies, is proud to announce the launch of their newest imprint DokiDoki, a special co-publishing line exclusively between popular Japanese publisher SHINSHOKAN and DIGITAL MANGA. The DokiDoki line is essentially “The Gateway from Shojo to Yaoi”, with stories varying between shojo and shonen-ai to yaoi, and will be for ages anywhere from 13+ to 18+. To celebrate this newest addition to the Digital Manga family, Digital Manga is excited to present a very special promotional giveaway!
Each DokiDoki title comes with a special promotional item exclusive to their particular book with purchase. To kick off this giveaway will be the first two titles on the DokiDoki line, TRAIN TRAIN VOL. 1 by Eiki Eiki and PRINCESS PRINCESS PLUS by Mikiyo Tsuda. Each of these two titles comes with “fukuseigenga”, two full-size (B5) prints of the original artist pages. To get your special promo item, as well as to introduce the entire DokiDoki brand, Digital Manga has created their newest website: www.dokidokibooks.com. Get your exclusive look at what’s going to be happening with DokiDoki there!
There are two ways to retrieve your special promo item: the first is to go to www.dokidokibooks.com, and click on the Register button for the DokiDoki newsletter. Just fill out a brief survey, and it’ll direct you to Akadot Retail (www.akadot.com) checkout for purchase of the book of your choice with the promo item. For those who purchase a DokiDoki title in bookstores, there is a special promo code in the back of the book. All you have to do is go to www.dokidokibooks.com, and click on the Enter Promo Code button. Enter the promo code specific to your title, and after filling out the survey, you will be able to checkout just the promo item. Easy!
Now the legal details: promotional items are limited in quantity, and are therefore on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. Promotional items are free, but are subject to a shipping and handling fee (continental US only) and are only eligible after registration for the DokiDoki newsletter and a one-time survey participation. We will not divulge any personal information to any third party, nor is it used for anything but internal purposes-but your participation in the survey helps us help you! Promo items will vary from book to book. Promo items are limited to one giveaway per book bought, but you are not limited to the number of DokiDoki titles you purchase to obtain the promo item. By all means, buy as many as you want! Plus, being on the DokiDoki newsletter will keep you notified ahead of time of the newest titles, their date of availability, and the special items that come with each title. To start, you can pre-order these two titles now to be first in line for your promo item!
TRAIN TRAIN VOL. 1 written and illustrated by EIKI EIKI – Rated YA+ (Ages 16+), 5″ x 7.2″, MSRP: $12.95 US, Available: April 22, 2009
*Available for Pre-order Now!
Welcome to Minami-Kitazawa Station, where the trains run strictly on time, customer service is an important priority, and the staff is entirely made up of super good-looking guys! That’s the environment 18-year-old Asahi Saruta gets dropped in the middle of when he finds himself assigned there. Asahi’s goal is to one day become a train operator like his father, but never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he’d have to deal with a group of strange co-workers like this. Even though Asahi may have been chosen more for his cuteness-factor than his job skills, can he rise to the challenge, or will the day-to-day mayhem of working in a train station cause him to reevaluate his career path altogether?!
PRINCESS PRINCESS PLUS written and illustrated by MIKIYO TSUDA – Rated YA+ (Ages 16+), 5″ x 7.2″, MSRP: $12.95 US, Available: April 22, 2009
*Available for Pre-order Now!
The new school year is here! Fujimori Academy students Kiriya Matsuoka and Tomoe Izumi have been chosen as this year’s princesses, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work to bring them up to speed. Enter former princesses Kouno, Shihoudani and Yutaka for a bit of princess training! Although Matsuoka and Izumi seem willing and able to take over the job of dressing up as girls and cheering at school events, they’re not exactly what you’d call “friends.” In fact, they seem to be about as opposite as two people can get. This animosity spells trouble for a student body that depends on their princesses to give them a warm, glowy feeling all year long. Can President Sakamoto and the ex-princesses convince Matsuoka and Izumi to bond for the sake of the school? Or will it take more than a common experience to bring two very different people together?
EIKI EIKI is the creator of THE ART OF LOVING, WORLD’S END and DEAR MYSELF all published on Digital Manga’s June imprint. MIKIYO TSUDA is creator of the popular PRINCESS PRINCESS series, FAMILY COMPLEX and THE DAY OF REVOLUTION, all published on Digital Manga’s DMP imprint. The two are best friends and are known to collaborate frequently on projects together.
About Digital Manga Publishing, Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry’s most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere – specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company’s imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing.
For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit the website at www.digitalmanga.com