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December 3, 2009

Digital Manga is proud to present Harlequin Manga on!

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Digital Manga Publishing has teamed up with Softbank Creative to bring Harlequin manga for online enjoyment through our online manga rental site,! We are excited with our new partnership to bring the manga versions of the popular Harlequin novels for the enjoyment of manga lovers, and romance lovers everywhere you can get an internet connection!  Please read on forward to see the full PR! We hope you’ll love these new additions to the eManga library, where we strive to bring new and exciting content for you-our amazing readers!


Gardena, CA (December 3, 2009) – Digital Manga Publishing, one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers,is proud to announce their online collaboration in making Harlequin romance manga available online at! Harlequin Enterprises Limited ( is a global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction. Harlequin manga are comic adaptations of Harlequin’s romance novels and are currently digitally distributed by Harlequin and SOFTBANK Creative internationally. Harlequin manga will now be available for rental through eManga’s online manga service, bringing the manga versions of the popular Harlequin romance novels to the US for english readers to enjoy!

Beloved by readers the world over, Harlequin has shipped 5.8 billion novels worldwide since its inception. In 1998, Harlequin Enterprises Limited began licensing their novels to Japanese publishers, culminating in the creation of Harlequin manga, which are drawn by various shojo mangaka, and geared towards teenage and adult women. Now, twenty of these titles will be available through for rental alongside Digital Manga’s own rental library. These twenty titles have never before been available in their print manga form in the US, until now.

The first of the Harlequin manga titles available for rental will be: Millionaire Husband written by Leanne Banks and illustrated by Kanako Uesugi, Prisoner Of The Tower written by Gayle Wilson and illustrated by Karin Miyamoto, The Sheikh’s Reluctant Bride written by Teresa Southwick and illustrated by Ayumu Asou, Word Of A Gentleman written by Lyn Stone and illustrated by Tsukiko Kurebayashi, Married Under The Italian Sun by Lucy Gordon and illustrated by Mayu Takayama and Sale Or Return Bride written by Sarah Morgan and illustrated by Kazuto Fujita. streams content through an Adobe Flash player, which allows readers to access their library wherever they have an internet connection. The reader has custom features that include two-page, one-page, panel-by-panel reading, three custom zoom options, a bookmark bad and auto play. The reader is also made to work with different screen sizes to maintain great image quality at any screen size. The standard eManga rental package is $10 for 1000 points, with entire books averaging between 200-300 points. Higher packages come with free bonus points. Points are kept in user’s accounts, allowing for quick and easy rental of titles at anytime, anywhere. For most of the titles on eManga, you also have the option to read the entire book by spending eManga points to “rent” the title for a limited amount of time (currently 72 hours). If you later decide to rent the same title again, it will be automatically upgraded to an “unlimited” rental, which does not have time restrictions.

For more information and to begin reading right away, visit and click on the Harlequin tab under “publishers”.

About Digital Manga Publishing

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

About SOFTBANK Creative Corp.

SOFTBANK Creative corporation is a Japanese publishing company specializing in digital books for cellphones and online use. They are located in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information about Softbank Creative, visit
Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 28 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company produces more than 110 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,100 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin’s Web site is located at Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit or

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  1. I’m looking for a book for a frneid of mine. I bought her an ereader that she takes with her when she goes into get her chemo. She’s always talking about 2 books. I have to believe that they are Harlequin (she LOVES and reads ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that is Harlequin) I hope someone can help me find them for her. These books have to be from the early 90 s.One has to do with this girl helping her frneid out. The Uncle/cousin believes that she is to young/immature to recieve her inheritance/ or marry. She asks her frneid to help her out by acting wild and immature. when she see’s the Uncle/cousin for the first time he is skinny dipping in a lake.The other is about a prince who gets misplaced by his bodyguards. He ends up in a camp for children who have disabilities. He falls in love with the woman who runs it. He tells her the truth when his people find him and he has to go back to his country. She goes and visits him and finds out that his dad, the King, wants him to get married and he was sent to sow his wild oats.I know, and I apologize ahead of time, I didnt give that much information. But any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I know that this will make her day. I would ask her but her long term memory is not that great, a side effect of all her meds. Again THANK YOU for your help.

    Comment by Ipandehuribest — November 16, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

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