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Finder vol. 7 is NY Times Manga Best Seller!

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Finder Vol.7 has made it to New York Times Manga best seller as #1!!

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/manga/list.html

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Super big thank you to everyone who’s purchased Finder Volume 7!

We couldn’t do it without you guys! We’re bringing back the ‪#‎YAOI‬.

Thank you…(´人`●)SOOOOO━━\(´∀`●)/━━MUCH!!

If you haven’t gotten Finder Volume 7 yet, you can purchase it at:
Akadot, Amazon, BookDepository, or the current Finder Kickstarter!
Akadot:
Amazon:
BookDespository:
Kickstarter:

New Rewards! Substituting & Adding Yaoi Titles

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Hello everyone!! We’ve got some extremely exciting news to share! This was one of our backer’s request and we thought it was a fantastic idea and we wanted to open it up to everyone who would be interested. ~

Substituting/Adding on other in-stock yaoi books! (ノ≧▽≦)ノ

This is particularly great for international backers because of the cheaper shipping and a ton of in-stock yaoi titles to choose from!  Also great for those who want to support the Finder Kickstarter/June but don’t particularly want Finder or already have the complete series. :)

Please message us beforehand with the titles you want and we’ll let you know step by step how to pledge, change your reward tier and pledge amount. If you want other yaoi books + June merchandise (poster, tote bag, YaoiCon Badge), message us.

  • You will get a complimentary yaoi bracelet as a thank you for pledging <3

Rules & Guidelines:

  • You must pay the full retail price of the book chosen. Example: Apple & Honey would be $13. ($12.95 but we round up the cents to whole numbers only).
  • You can only choose titles that we have in stock. If you’re unsure what’s in/out of stock, ask us and we’ll find out for you and let you know.
  • No returns/exchanges after we ship out all the rewards. You may only cancel or change your desired books during the duration of the campaign or before we ship your rewards.
  • If you only pledge for other yaoi books and not Finder, your books will be immediately shipped out after the campaign period/if it’s 100% funded.
  • If you pledge for Finder + other yaoi books, your books will be shipped out in 1 package when we receive the Finder books.

If you have any questions or concerns, please message us directly on Kickstarer, Facebook, Twitter. You may also email me directly if you need extra assistance at [kristine@emanga].

We’ve reached our 1st $10,000 milestone!!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock/

We’ve reached our 1st $10,000 milestone! ᕙ( * •̀ ᗜ •́ * )ᕗ

A super big thank you to everyone for the support, we can’t do it without ya’ll, the yaoi fans! Special thanks to all the 1st time Kickstarter backer ever. A lot of people took the time to make an account to specifically back this campaign and it’s very encouraging so thank you again!

*: ;,。・★Thanks(◎≧v≦)人(≧v≦●)Thanks☆・:.,;*

We’re officially 22% funded with 31 days left and going strong, let’s make it to the 2nd milestone of $20,000, wooo!!

P.S. There’s still a possibility of having stretch goal #1 getting unlocked; Restocking “A Foreign Love Affair” by Ayano Yamane. Have you guys seen the OVA yet? If not, you totally should! ;D Also, the secret surprise for reaching our $10K milestone will be coming soon, currently working on it. The surprise will be announced and posted on June’s Facebook & Twitter so please like/follow if you haven’t already! xD

Digital Manga Inc. Launches First June Imprint Yaoi Kickstarter Campaign

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Restocking the complete series of Finder Vol. 1 – 6 by Ayano Yamane; undeniably one of the best yaoi manga series in BL existence!

Launching for the first time a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Juné imprint series Finder by Ayano Yamane. The Kickstarter campaign aims to restock the complete Finder series Volumes 1 – 6. Finder is highly regarded as being one of the best yaoi manga series in boy’s love existence! The Finder Project Kickstarter campaign is 100% designed and dedicated to all boy’s love fans and aims to be a highly intensive fan-driven project. 

Finder Vol. 1 – 6 by Ayano Yamane 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock ]

The Finder series is a yaoi manga revolving around photographer Akihito Takaba and Japan’s notorious crime lord Ryuichi Asami. While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Akihito crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Akihito captive, in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. After a turn of events, both Akihito and Asami come to hold deep affection for one another, though never coming to realize or wanting to admit/succumb to the impending love. Despite circumstances beyond their control, they always find themselves drawn to one another. Will their feelings of love, lust, and desire ever become mutual? The Finder series is a high-pace yaoi with a dark theme and an addictive and captivating storyline that showcases hidden desires as Akihito ventures into the brooding darkness that lurks behind the Japanese underworld and the new found love captured in the viewfinder.

Finder Vol. 1 – 6 by Ayano Yamane https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock ]

The campaign has a goal of $45,000 to restock this six volume series with a stretch goal at $50,000 and another stretch goal at $52,000.  A majority of the tier packages feature fan-based rewards as well as many book-only based tiers, and some even include badges to YaoiCon 2015. (For more about YaoiCon, visithttp://www.yaoicon.com.) The planned restocking date for this series is set for April 2015 or possibly earlier. Digital Manga attempts to adopt a new way of restocking beloved out of stock yaoi titles from the Juné, 801 Media, and DokiDoki imprint labels while utilizing fan-driven demand for restocking projects. With the success of the Finder Project, Digital Manga plans to move forward with even more yaoi restocking campaigns designed to meet the growing yaoi fanbase for older titles. DMI hopes to be able to restock a large majority of the out of stock yaoi titles in future with the help of the yaoi fanbase community. 

(PR) Digital Manga Inc.’s New Tezuka Requiem Kickstarter Campaign : Ludwig B

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Digital Manga Inc. Launches in Lighting SpeedSmaller, Quicker, and Affordable—The Tezuka Requiem Kickstarter Campaign

 

Gardena, CA (November 26, 2014)

Digital Manga Inc. (DMI), a long-time publisher of manga, launches a new Kickstarter campaign for their new Osamu Tezuka title, Ludwig B. With other successful Tezuka Kickstarter campaigns such as Barbara, Captain Ken, and Unico, DMI looks to crowd funding once again to help release a manga classic into English. The 2 volume series release date is set for July 2015.

 

Ludwig B [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-ludwig-b-vol1-2]

 

Ludwig B is a bio-manga about music prodigy, Ludwig van Beethoven. With a focus on Ludwig’s younger years, Tezuka depicts what life was like for a young, struggling artist in a time when those in a higher social class used and abused those of lower class. Born in an era of great composers, Johann (Ludwig’s alcoholic father) forces the young Ludwig to take piano lessons and often acts the dictator. Miserable from his father’s constant abuse, Ludwig hated music, but then he is taken under the tutelage of Christian Gottlob Neefe who nurtured Ludwig’s natural talents. One day, Franz Creutzstein (an aristocrat who hates anyone with the name Ludwig) canes Ludwig Beethoven in the ear which causes internal bleeding. This in turn causes Ludwig to slowly lose his hearing. From abuse by people he trusted, to the death of his parents, to the loss of his hearing, Ludwig continues to compose music because it is the only way for him to connect to people and the world.

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New Yaoi License

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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Ja-Jannn!! ~ New #Yaoi License: 

Soredemo, Yasashii Koi wo Suru by Kou Yoneda!! 
English title: “Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly”
Release date: TBA (sometime spring 2015??) 
Will be in both print & digital!

This was probably one of the most highly requested title this year and we’re happy to say that we’ve officially licensed it! ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ̀ˋ
For those who don’t know, soredemo is the spin-off story featuring Onoda and Deguchi (OTP) from the main story: No Touching At All (Doushitemo Furetakunai)!!

For those wondering, we do have plans to restock No Touching At All but it might be a bit difficult. Though, we’re going to try our best to do it one way or another to make it happen! * ^ * In the meantime, we do have it digitally available: http://bit.ly/NoTouchingAtAll

 

Follow-Up Answers to Tezuka KS

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Tezuka World Release Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/tezukas-world-release-publishing-osamu-tezuka-mang

1. What happens to Stretch #1/2 books if only the initial goal is funded?

Titles in stretch goal 1 & 2 will not get published if only the initial is funded. Decision to add to a future campaign will be decided at a much later time, depending on the licensor’s decision.

2. What happens to all the books if the kickstarter doesn’t get funded?

We’re not sure at this time, it’ll depend on lots of varying factors such as Tezuka Production/Licensor, etc.

3.  Does the licenses expire? (licensing time-frame)

Maybe, it’ll depend on the outcome of this campaign and Tezuka Production’s decision on what to do next.

4. Will there be a sufficient print run to supply the market if the kickstarter gets funded?

If the first goal gets funded, there will be enough to supply books to the backers first and foremost…  depending on how much gets funded after the first goal, will determine the print run will be if any for the open market.

Please note: Books being distributed to the open market will be released one volume at a time over a period of 2-3 years vs. through the campaign you’ll get it all at once

5. Are future kickstarters always going to be in big batches like this one?

It may or may not but regardless, we will rethink our overall kickstarter strategy in terms on tiers/stretch goals, etc, to meet the needs of our backers.

New Yaoi License

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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If you haven’t already seen on June’s Twitter…. 
New #Yaoi Licensing: The Tyrant Falls In Love Vol. 9 (Koisuru Boukun)!!! by Hinako Takanaga 

Release Date: TBA but it’ll be sometime in 2015 
Print Only release, no digital.