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The Reign of Makoto Tateno!! *^*

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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From July 25th, 2014 to August 8th, 2014, eManga will be having its first ever physical giveaway promotion~!! To celebrate the digital licensing of Yellow 2 (Episodes 1-3) + Yellow Omnibus (Editions 1-2) and the ever so amazing Makoto Tateno, we’ll be giving away GOU & TAKI stickers from her hit series “Yellow!!” :D

Buy any 30% OFF Makoto Tateno title (excluding A Murmur of The Heart) and receive a limited edition sticker (7” x 5”) of the ever so gloriously & dashingly handsome seme, Gou!! !!  <( *////* )>.。o♥♡ But that’s not all! If you purchase the whole Yellow 2 series (Vol. 1-3) in a bundle, you’ll also receive his other half, the manly and ever so adorably tsundere uke, Taki!! (๑╹////╹)╭ ~ ♡ 

Take advantage of both promotions and buy any 30% OFF Makoto Tateno title (excluding A Murmur of The Heart), AND buy Yellow 2 series (Eps. 1 – 3) bundle and receive BOTH GOU & TAKI stickers!!! *////*

Note: Physical giveaways are in limited quantities. Promotion applies to domestic U.S. (United States) orders only. Stickers will be sent our in a 9” x 12” envelope with cardboard backing to ensure safe shipping. (^ w ^)v Stickers will be shipped to provided shipping address during check out, make sure it’s accurate! xD

Check it out here at: https://www.emanga.com/promotions

Find all of the 30% OFF Makoto Tateno Titles in “WeeklySales!”: http://bit.ly/eweeklysales

Find Yellow 2 series (Episodes 1 – 3) bundle in “Bundle Promotions”: https://www.emanga.com/giveawaybundle

Captain Ken Kickstarter has been funded!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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On June 3rd, 2014 we announced that volumes one and two of Captain Ken by famous manga artist Osamu Tezuka will be fully translated into English through our Kickstarter. We are happy to announce that we have finally reached our first goal of 13,000 as of June 18th, 2014. Now both volumes of Captain Ken will officially be translated into English by DMP Platinum through our Kickstarter and be shipped onto western shores for Kickstarter backers to receive in February 2015.

However, the fun has only started as we are continuing to move forward onto our stretch goals! At 14,000 all backers will receive a set of exclusive limited edition Captain Ken trading card sets. In a set of four, each card has detailed descriptions of characters and images  pulled from the stunning artwork of the books. Not only that, but if you bring your cards to our convention booths (Digital Manga, Akadot, or Project H), then you’ll receive three dollars off any purchase.

At our final stretch goal of 16,000, all backers will receive a beautiful 24×36 poster of some of the iconic scenes from the volume. There are two posters, one for each volume and backers will receive the poster according to the volume they ordered. If you order both volumes then you will receive both posters!

Backers can pledge to the Captain Ken Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-shonen-captain-ken-
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Digital Manga, Inc. To Launch Captain Ken by Osamu Tezuka Kickstarter

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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Gardena, CA (June 3, 2014) Digital Manga, Inc. has launched a new project on crowd-funding site Kickstarter to translate and publish Osamu Tezuka’s shonen title Captain Ken volumes 1 and 2 for ages 16+ in English for the first time. From June 3 until July 3, fans will be able to pledge for publication of the books and receive Kickstarter exclusive rewards including early release copies of both volumes, the digital companion with featured translation notes, decals, bandanas, messenger bags, and a handmade plush of Captain Ken’s horse, Arrow.
 
If fans pledge a total of $13,000 or more by the deadline, both volumes of Captain Ken will be released simultaneously for Kickstarter backers to receive in February of 2015, before hitting bookstore shelves in March of 2014, through DMI’s Platinum Manga classics imprint. Swallowing the Earth, Barbara, Unico, Triton Vol. 1 & 2, and Atom Cat were all successfully funded in previous Kickstarter campaigns, but Captain Ken will be first young adult fiction to add to Digital Manga’s Tezuka collection.
 
Captain Ken takes place after Earth’s colonization of Mars, causing the uprising and civil conflict between the space cowboy colonizers and the native Martians. The story opens up with a diary entry from a Martian, recalling the history of how Earthlings came to be the supreme rulers of Mars.
 

“It started in the year 1983, when these ‘Earthlings’ landed on our home. Ourancestors approached the strange creatures, but that was when their terrorstarted…we didn’t know for how long this dark period would last.Then one day, he came…”

 
This savior who comes to their aid is Captain Ken. He is a mysterious vigilante from Earth who travels to Mars on a secret mission with Arrow, his noble steed who also happens to be a fully stocked armory on four legs. The arrival of this young gunslinger is the start of a chain of events which includes the unveiling of Governor Devon’s corrupted government and the retaliation against Martian slavery by rebel Martians. Ken’s first appearance on Mars also coincidentally coincides with the arrival of an Earthling girl named Kenn Minakami, who bears striking resemblance to him and thus raises further questions and speculations about Ken’s true identity and his role in this fight for Mars.
 
In this young adult manga, Tezuka pays homage to some of the most prominent historical moments such as the Gold Rush in the West, colonization, genocide, and nuclear warfare. “Tezuka’s experiences during WWII really colored his perception of the possibilities of peaceful co-existence and he explores that theme again and again in works like Captain Ken, Zero Men, Adventure of Rock, and, of course, Astro Boy,” explains Greg Baker, creator and author of the fan website Tezuka in English. “I’ve long thought that Tezuka’s classic shonen adventure stories have been largely overlooked by English publishers. It’s such a big part of his library too”.

Captain Ken is the first of the 250 titles in Tezuka’s manga backlist to be published in English by DMI.
 
About Digital Manga, Inc.
 
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga, Inc. 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 DMP Platinum imprint publishes classic manga from Japan, including Swallowing the Earth by Osamu Tezuka and Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go.
 
Backers can pledge to the Captain Ken Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-shonen-captain-ken-
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For more information about Digital Manga Publishing,
visit www.digitalmanga.com or www.dmpbooks.com.
Follow us on Twitter at: @digitalmanga
Find us on Facebook: Digital Manga Inc.

Latest License Acquisitions!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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No Pants, No Problem!

At our Fanime 2014 panel, we announced that Digital Manga will release both Dance Blade of the Spirit Master and No Pants, No Problem! for PRINT and DIGITAL under DMP’s imprint. We will also release Desire in the Viewfinder, the seventh volume of Ayano Yamane’s Finder manga series, volumes 4 and 5 of Kazuma Kodaka’s Border manga, and volume 2 of Kou Yoneda’s Twittering Birds Never Fly.  The release date for these titles are TBA.

Fanime 2014 DMI/DMG & Project-H Panels

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

DMI/DMG Panel
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 | 12:00PM PST (Noon) | Room Panels 3

The DMI/DMG panel started on time, at 12, noon. — We opened by applauding to the crowd, letting them know this was the biggest response we’ve had for a DMI/DMG panel for all of our conventions of 2014. The first set of slides informed customers of our newest releases, including the newest Kickstarter campaign for Captain Ken. We then explained the workings behind DMG and how it’s like to have your name in a manga. A lot of people scooted to the front of their seats to learn about the behind the scenes process of translating, editing and lettering for manga books. After the panel ended, we received a large handful of questions about our newest licenses, particularly for “No Pants, No Problem”, and more questions about the specifics in becoming a member of the Digital Manga Guild. Press was also there to report on our newest licenses and announcements.

Project-H Panel
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 | 10:00PM PST | Room Panels 2

Our Project-H panel at Fanime 2014 was a big success. With a line waiting to get in, the Project-H panel was able to open the doors to its fans right on time.  The room could seat 800 and from the start, we had about 480 filled. Though fans were stumbling over each other to get a front row seating, we were not able to start the panel on time due to technical difficulties with the large theater screen, provided by the hotel. We improvised and played a game of Jan Ken Pon (Rock Paper Scissors) with the crowd for them to have a chance to earn some free books. There was a tie breaker and both guests had to stand in front of the stage for a “face off” to see who would be the true winner of our hentai manga. We delayed the crowd as much as we could until the Fanime staffers told us there was nothing they could do to remove the technical difficulty. Although there was a large black square covering a part of our presentation, we joked, “It’s okay, we’re used to being censored.” The crowd was very understanding and laughed at our humor.

We gave the crowd an interactive panel that made them “Ooou!” and “Ahh!” over our various slides. Fans were excited to see new titles and the new plans we have for Project-H. As soon as the slides were over, we opened the remainder of the panel for Q&A. Fans had all kinds of questions from, “Can you release yuri?” to “What are the current hentai trends in Japan compared to the US?” Anime News Network was there as press and covered our newest licenses and announcements.

Yaoi-Con GOH!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Introducing this year’s, Yaoi-Con 2014 Guest of Honor,  Shoko Takaku (高久尚子)!

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Takaku sensei will be attending this year’s Yaoi-con 2014 in San Francisco on September 12-14 a the Hyatt Regency hotel. Digital Manga, Inc. (DMI) has licensed a variety of Takaku Sensei’s series which includes, I’ve Seen It All (Boka wa Subete o Shitteiru) in 2012 and released the first 2 volumes under the Juné imprint. The 3rd volume was released in Japan this March, and we are eagerly awaiting the chance to license it! We’ve also published Kissing (Nov. 2006), Shy Intentions (Sept. 2008), as well as Passion – Forbidden Loves + Passsion Vols. 1- 4 (Novels) in which Takaku sensei had illustrated for.

In additional news, SuBlime, a yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher, will also be joining us in our exhibit hall with lots of yaoi goodies to sell. :)

Yaoi-Con: http://www.yaoicon.com

Exhibitors: http://www.yaoicon.com/exhibitors.php

Hentai Festival Press Release

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

PROJECT-H, LLC. TO HOST “HENTAI FESTIVAL” AT ANIME EXPO 2014 IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 10PM PST to Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2AM PST in LP1 Petree Hall

GARDENA, CA (April 23, 2014) – Project-H is honored to officially announce the titillating new adult-only “Hentai Festival.” Sponsored by Project-H, LLC., the Hentai Festival is sure to excite the attendees at the largest Anime Expo in North America.This grand hentai event is provided to help bring together the enthusiastic and energizing community of Japanese hentai manga/anime fandom.

Everyone 18 years of age or older is invited and all attendees must be registered with Anime Expo 2014. No extra registration is required. All guests must be over the age of 18 years old on the day of the Hentai Festival.

At Anime Expo 2014, attendees will experience the multi-faceted world of Japanese hentai fandom sponsored by North America’s largest hentai manga localizer and publisher, Project-H, LLC. TheHentai Festival will begin on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10PM PST, and is planned to begin with theProject-H Industry panel followed by a unique variety of activities which include, but are not limited to, video, interactive one-on-one activities, and games that will test your wits and luck. It’s not a party without giveaways! The panel will discuss Project-H and how it got its name. The ever-evolving conversation regarding Japanese censorship and how it plays a role in North American translations will be deliberated. The panel will also address the 2014 Fall/Winter release schedule and the newly acquired hit-releases for 2015. New forums and a new website will launch before the Anime Expo. Those who attend the Project-H panel will be gifted a limited amount of exclusive items such as special-edition Project-H preview books (and keep an eye out for collectible buttons, pins, and discount coupons that can be used online or at the Project-H booth located in the Exhibit Hall).

There will be a Project-H booth and a Project-H Goods booth selling books and adult toys from Japanese erotic vendor Toys Heart, respectively.

For die-hard fans there will be exclusive gifts such as autographed boards, new releases, and artwork posters. Guests can take a free photo with a tentacle in the seas and keep their photo or share it on social media sites. Fans can expect to have a great time as each attendee participating in the Project-H Hentai Festival is guaranteed to receive a special gift on the night of the event. Additional goodies can be won and earned by playing games and entering contests for even bigger special prizes.

Project-H, LLC.

Established in 2011 under Digital Manga Inc.’s hentai imprint, “Project-H Books” was born. After a short while, Project-H Books became its own separate entity, now called Project-H, LLC. With a dedicated fan base exceeding high-count numbers every day, Project-H continues to bridge the gap between Japan and the West by boldly licensing, localizing, and distributing Japanese hentai manga in English to audiences worldwide.

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)

Founded in 1992, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is the non-profit parent organization for Anime Expo. The SPJA’s mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans.

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Weekly Digital Releases!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Age Called Blue by Est Em: 

Billy is the guitarist for a relatively unknown band called The Idiots. On a fateful Wednesday, two perceived unrelated events occurred: (1) his idol passed away, and (2) his roommate stole both his money and guitar. Surrounding these two events is a series of chance meetings, painful realizations, excessive alcoholism, listlessness, flashbacks, and love. This is a terribly poignant story defining the unyielding love found between a vocalist and his guitarist.

Included with this manga are a couple of side stories. One is a story of the fantastical love between an artist and his subject. The other is a story of childhood friends turned lovers and their journey through life.

Sweet Blue Flowers Vol. 1 by Takako Shimura: 

Once childhood friends, sweet Aki and shy Fumi, unexpectedly reunite the year they enter separate all-girls high schools.

Fumi has learned that romance can have its thorns but in meeting an upperclassman she discovers that, like a flower hibernating through the winter, love too can grow and bloom again come spring. But has there in fact been a little flower, almost too small to see, at her side all along…?

Join Aki and Fumi in the first volume of Takako Shimura’s touching coming-of-age series as they discover more about who they are, and who they can become.

Kimagure Orange Road Vol. 1 by Izumi Matsumoto: 

Teenage romance meets fantasy in this series as a love triangle develops between the main character, an indecisive esper named Kyōsuke Kasuga, Madoka Ayukawa, a mercurial and enigmatic girl with a tough past, and Hikaru Hiyama, Madoka’s ditzy and energetic best friend. Kyōsuke falls in love with Madoka, and Madoka wants to return those feelings, but can not because of Hikaru’s involvement with Kyōsuke.

Written by Izumi Matsumoto and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, it was later adapted into an anime series broadcast on Nippon Television, animated by Studio Pierrot and directed by veteran animator Osamu Kobayashi with character designs by Akemi Takada and scripts by Kenji Terada.

All Purpose Chemistry Club! Vol. 2 by Sho Hidaka: 

Ready for another exciting adventure with the All Purpose Chemistry Club? If you said no, we’ll take that as a yes. If you said yes, then prepare yourself for more ghosts, body swapping pills, talking puppets and… wait… is that Boss with a girl?! WHAT?!
It’s just the usual everyday crazy antics of the All Purpose Chemistry Club! So what are you still reading this for? Buy it and get in on some of this awesomeness already! Geez.

EREMENTAR GERADE: Flag of Bluesky Vol. 4 by Mayumi Azuma: 

The long journey to Vapell Viji has finally come to an end. Unfortunately, the company arrives in the land renowned for its delicious cuisine while it is in the midst of some dire circumstances. Not long after their arrival the Princess Achea and her companions witness the orchard of life deteriorate! Many trials arise for Achea, once she offers aid to the queen of Vapell Viji and their dying tree.