Yaoi-Con 2012: That’s a Wrap! (and a NEW BOOK announcement!)

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Maybe you heard it enough at con, maybe not- either way, we’d like to extend our deepest, most yaoi-filled thanks to all of Yaoi-Con 2012′s guests, staff, volunteers, vendors, and (most importantly) attendees. As many of you know, it was our first year hosting the event in sunny Long Beach (sunny except for that sudden downpour on Thursday before con – yikes!) and through the blood, sweat, and tears of that first time experience, we were thrilled to see so many yaoi fans able to share their enthusiasm amongst one another and enjoy themselves in such a unique environment. Yaoi fans: you make this what it is, and it’ll never cease to amaze us. Everyone, right up to our esteemed Guest of Honor, Ogasawara-sensei, was moved by your warmth and enthusiasm. Thank you for a fantastic convention and here’s to an even more thrilling 2013!

We had announcement upon exciting announcement this Yaoi-Con, and for those of you who couldn’t join us for those, here’s the lowdown:

NEW LICENSES! That’s right, a whole bunch of them. A license avalanche, if you will!

  • Depression of the Antiromanticist vol 2 (Yasuna Saginuma and Riyu Yamakami)
  • As Many as There Are Stars (Matsumo Miecohouse)
  • Does the Flower Bloom? (Shoko Hidaka)
  • A New Season of Young Leaves (Venio Tachibana and Akeno Kitahata)
  • Hey, Class President vol 5 (Kaori Monchi)
  • Kinoko Inu, the Mushroom Pup (Kimama Aoboshi)
  • Brave 10 vol 1 (Shimotsuki Kari)
  • ZE 8-11 (Yuki Shimizu)
  • Itazura na Kiss, vol. 12 (Kaoru Tada)

New eManga.com! In November, eManga.com will undergo a transformation of epic proportions! Along with a redesigned site, eManga.com will bring users new features to make reading digital manga easier than ever, including:

  • Downloadable digital files, readable on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony ebook readers, iPad, Android, and more! One book purchase will give users access to both the online version and all downloadable file formats.
  • A redesigned, Java-based online reader, offering increased compatability for mobile devices.
  • A new, cash-only system. No more buying points to purchase your manga!
  • A rewards system that will allow users to earn points that can be used towards future book purchases.
  • Improved search functionality and the ability to leave ratings and reviews.
  • …and more!

All purchased books will be accessible and downloadable once the new eManga goes live – stay tuned for a sampler of our new downloadable files, for those of you who want to move their purchased manga onto a mobile device!

And as an extra thank-you, have some celebratory Yaoi — Honey*Smile by Yura Miyazawa is now available on Akadot!

Click Here to Buy Honey*Smile on Akadot!

15 Responses to “Yaoi-Con 2012: That’s a Wrap! (and a NEW BOOK announcement!)”

  1. Mary S. Says:

    I’m very glad you all are changing emanga. Getting the option to actually download the titles I purchase and being able to use paypal is wonderful. I’m definitely looking forward to that…and the new licenses of course! :D

  2. Jess Says:

    Hi im unsure where exactly i should post this, so sorry in advance if its in wrong place.

    i have a question which involves one of your 801 media title Hey Class President. it says on anime news network that hey class president volume 5 is the final! but i was wondering is that the final volume that you will be doing? because on manga updates it says there are 6 volumes and its still on going. so im confused. and was just wondering if it was a typo or etc.

  3. admin Says:

    Hi there! Vol. 5 being the final volume on ANN is indeed a mistake — the series is still ongoing!

  4. sevi Says:

    Definitely looking forward to all the new and continuing title licenses. But when are we getting more digital downloads? Not everyone can go to the conventions and it seems like you completely shut down the months when there are cons going on :(

  5. e_ Says:

    Hi,
    does it mean all those titles will be printed or are some of them only available digital? I really hope I can buy Hidaka Shouko’s Does the Flower Bloom? in print as I’ve been waiting for the English license forever.

  6. admin Says:

    Every new license except for Brave 10 will go to print. :D

  7. e_ Says:

    Thank you very much for the reply! I’m looking forward to buy your books!

  8. seny Says:

    Will there still be no more Kurashina sensei? I’m fine with smaller size, even omnibus or as a last resort, digital. Geh. But at least you’d be able to read it this way.

  9. an Says:

    Is Kinoko Inu BL?

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  11. misaxixon Says:

    I’m really glad that Does the Flower Bloom? is now licensed. I really like the series and have been waiting for the English license forever. I’ll definitely buy it ^.^!!!!

  12. Kayla Says:

    I am very excited for all of this fantastic news, but I was curious if there is a timeline on when Vol. 2 of The Depression of the Anti-Romanticist is going to be released. The first volume was so amazing but I can’t see to find any facts about the second volume except for the small talk that it should be coming out since it was licensed. Is this still true?

  13. admin Says:

    Luckily for you, we just confirmed a release for volume 2: December 25, 2013!

  14. just somebody Says:

    Hello,

    I also have a question regarding ”A New Season of Young Leaves (Venio Tachibana and Akeno Kitahata)”.

    The manga is supposed to come out as a print copy (thank you god!) and is scheduled on digital mangas website for the 26th of June 2013. Now I’ve been searching for months on different websites like amazon.de or bookdepository.com but none of them seem to have the book for preorder. Did someone make a mistake and the title is going to come out a bit later? Because otherwise I don’t understand why i can’t find it anywhere.

    I would very much aprecciate to get some news on ”A New Season of Young Leaves (Venio Tachibana and Akeno Kitahata)” :)

  15. admin Says:

    Hi, unfortunately we had to reschedule the release of “A New Season of Young Leaves” – we wish we could release it ASAP, but we’ll announce the new release date soon!

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