Digital Manga Inc. Blog

January 31, 2011

Kizuna and Blue Sheep continue!

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 6:51 pm

Newly arrived to our office and to our Akadot / Yaoi Club store, our January releases are here! The second volume of the deluxe edition of Kizuna proves why it’s a classic. The story grows and matures, trust me — it’s worth continuing. Also arriving today is the third volume of Blue Sheep Reverie, where Kai and Lahti’s love is tested when Lahti’s old lover returns. Also don’t miss out on Love Syndrome and Then Comes Love. Read on for summaries!

Kizuna Deluxe Edition Volume 2 – Juné

Kazuma Kodaka

A small misunderstanding leads to serious trouble for Ranmaru and Kei. However, their bond is so strong that they can overcome anything! Their happy life together continues, until one day Ranmaru’s grandfather and dojo master asks, “Will you choose the path of the sword once more?” At the same time, Kei spots his half-brother Kai selling drugs in shinjuku! Why would Kai do such a thing…?!

Blue Sheep Reverie Volume 3 – Juné

Makoto Tateno

Akatsuki—a city ruled by violence and death. Lahti and Kai live above and among its dangerous streets, fighting, hurting, and supporting one another as they battle to keep the city controlled. That is, until Kai falls into the hands of a rival gang, his body to be abused and defiled. Making no attempts to free himself, though, Kai is willing to throw his life away if it means he might be able to protect Lahti. The love and bonds between these two urban warriors is set to be tested in this jewel of a hard-boiled romance!

Then Comes Love – Juné

Riyu Yamakami

Midori had an offbeat air and a gorgeous face that gets him tons of attention…but he’s completely antisocial! His popular pal Takahiro couldn’t be more different, but behind his sweet smile, there’s something that suggests he wants more out of life than just night after night of drinking and flirting. Will these two opposites finally come together and find the words to tell each other how they truly feel?

Love Syndrome – Juné

Yura Miyazawa

Shinoda and Serizawa are so close that when Serizawa suddenly needs to find a place to crash for a little while, Shinoda opens the door to his beautiful apartment without a moment’s hesitation…but there’s a catch! Will a kiss every morning change the way these two college pals feel about one another? And is there any way to guarantee that you won’t destroy a friendship once your feelings blossom into something new?

Exclusive early releases of new titles are available only at Akadot Retail and Yaoi Club.


  1. I’m still wondering if I should but Kizuna vol 1 or not. There’s so much else I wanna buy. And I’m not really a millionaire. xD Not even close. I plan to buy Then comes love and Love syndrome though.

    Comment by seny — February 1, 2011 @ 10:55 am

  2. Okay so as soon as Kizuna volume 2 made it to Yaoiclub its now going to be released in July on Amazon when it was going to be released like next week. Also the release date of Ze vol. 6 which was also going to be released finally (outside of Yaoiclub) this February has been dated for July. Why? That would mean without a doubt that the two to three week wait (which has passed a long, long time ago for Ze) for the volumes to get to other sellers will be over five months. It seems like it’s usually the highly-anticipated volumes that most everybody wants have an extended-YaoiClub-is-the-only-place-to-get-this-so-you-better-buy-it-here-at-fullprice-with-expensive-shipping-or-wait-a-reaallly-long-time period. I don’t know it might just be me. I know I saw on the last DMI newsletter that Ze volume six is exclusively at Yaoi Club but does that mean only at Yaoi Club forever and ever and no release anywhere else ever although June fans have been reassured time and time and time again that the books will be in two to three weeks after its debut at Yaoi Club and that there is no control on their part of those other distributors and their release dates? Just saying.

    Comment by kiri — February 1, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

  3. This questioned has also been answered in our forums, please visit there if you have further questions. Books are only available first at Akadot and Yaoi Club because they are part of DMI. It doesn’t have to go through a distributor, so therefore we get it faster. We WANT books to be available at other retailers, but ultimately it has to do with distribution issues. Some of it is on our end because our books get delayed, so that throws things off. Two to three weeks is our estimate. But ultimately it has to do with distribution — we DON’T send books to retailers, our distributor does. Ze 6 is not exclusive per se, but because it unfortunately hasn’t been picked up and made available elsewhere by our distributor. We try to have constant promotions and deals at Akadot, but we are not a large retailer and cannot always eat up the costs of shipping. I hope that answers your question.

    Comment by admin — February 1, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

  4. Actually it’s not a fair answer. My complaint is not against the full price and shipping – and I’m sure it’s true for everyone else here – but about THAT international shipping. Noone wants you to ship free of charge, but clearly, to send a book to Europe would cost about $8-10, so why are we expected to pay $35 shipping fee for a $12 book when other options are available?! It’s plain unjust in my book.

    Comment by Suzanna — February 2, 2011 @ 12:53 am

  5. I don’t work on the Akadot side so I answered as best as I could. We are currently running a 30% off sale on all Digital Manga books, give that a try?

    Comment by admin — February 2, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  6. Thank you for the information about the discount. However the shipping fee still would be over 40$ so I can’t afford it. Sorry if I’m rude, but I can’t help feeling cheated and sad. I’ve bought a lot of your publications during the years, dealt with the constant delays, and after waiting and waiting for years – like for Close the last door vol. 2 – I still can’t buy it, because of the extreme shipping fee. Guess I better take my Japanese studies seriously and just give up on these books. I make this the last time to write here, too.

    Comment by Suzanna — February 3, 2011 @ 7:13 am

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