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The Weekly Digital Round-Up: Say Hello to Astro Boy!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

A very special manga celebrity arrived at eManga this week… I’m sure you all noticed, but in case you missed it, give a warm welcome to Astro Boy, the star of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine! Astro Boy and countless other members of Tezuka’s famous Star System appear in over 80 volumes of this fine publication, more than enough to sate a classic manga fan’s hunger for Tezuka! Haven’t read any Tezuka before? Maybe you should change that — he isn’t hailed as the “God of Manga” for nothing. Tezuka’s work is charming, insightful, and surprisingly relevant even today! You can grab the first 10 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine now, available to stream via our online reader anywhere you have an internet connection!

In other digital news, we’re happy to release a number of old June and 801 titles digitally, including I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone and Sensitive Pornograph! And if you couldn’t join us at Yaoi-Con 2012, Uki Ogasawara, our esteemed guest of honor, was kind enough to give fans everywhere a unique glimpse of the event with her short manga, My Yaoi-Con Report 2012!

Finally, if you’re a hentai fan looking to pick up something new to read, we’re offering double the reward points with every purchase at Project-H’s online store (18+ link) on June 9th… that’s 6/9, you see. Happy “Hentai Day”!

I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone: Sakai Kazuya is a 23 year-old man in love. Unfortunately, the object of his affection is a woman who’s only interested in well-educated men. Sakai never finished high school-he’s been living off his brawn, not his brains-so he enlists the aid of the woman’s younger brother, Ezumi Masashi, to help him pass the high school entrance exam. Ezumi is happy to assist, but his services come with a very steep fee; he isn’t interested in money-he has his sights set on Sakai’s other assets…

Maybe I’m Your Steppin’ Stone
:Kousei seems pretty popular with everyone-the other construction workers, the clerk at the convenience store-just about everyone except his ex-wife. Kenji Hirose, the clerk at the convenience store, has become a doting uncle ever since he realized that his niece and Kousei’s son attend the same nursery school. When the school’s sports tournament leaves Kenji injured, Kenji’s more than willing to take advantage of Kousei’s nursing ability and wait for the opportunity to pounce!
My Yaoi-Con 2012 Report: Uki Ogasawara (Black Sun) was the special guest for 2012′s Yaoicon. It was her first con attendance located in a hotel, and DMP’s first year as the event’s hosts. So, what did she think and how did it all go? Come on and find out!!
Sensitive Pornograph: Seiji-kun is a novice manga artist. A long time fan of the works of Sono-san, a famous manga-ka, he’s surprised to learn that Sono-san is a guy! A chance meeting leads to a night in bed and Seiji-kun becomes completely addicted to the body of the incredibly beautiful Sono-san. Is this love or is Seiji-kun taking his admiration for Sono’s work just a little too far? The manga on which the hit OVA of the same name is based is finally available in English!
Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist, vol. 4: Believing the immediate threat from Laughing Face is over, Midori returns to school and faces her more mundane opponents. Akamushi doesn’t take well to his bride being bullied and steps in, but the real terror comes from unexpected quarters for the pair in separate incidents. Was their love doomed from the start and is Midori fated to never find peace and happiness?
Weekly Astroboy Magazine: Often hailed as the “God of Manga”, Osamu Tezuka draws stories of life, death, and morality His compilation of stories touch upon sci-fi, history, crime, politics, romance, but always raises questions on the human condition and reflects the ambiguity of morality.

The invincible Pluto sets out to kill the seven strongest robots in the world and become king of the robots. It’s the duty of Astro Boy, Japan’s resident boy robot, to stop Pluto from wreaking havoc and killing more robots. In Phoenix: Karma, the crippled bandit Gao meets a mysterious old man who tells him he will die in three years…by a nose disease of all things! And Dororo opens up with a story of a power-starved man who sacrifices his son for infinite power. Also included is the story of Black Jack, the most infamously expensive and morally ambiguous doctor around.

Astro Boy Arrives! – Weekly Astro Boy Magazine Now Available on eManga.com

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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Gardena, CA (June 5, 2013) Digital Manga Inc. is proud to announce the release of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine on eManga.com in collaboration with Tezuka Productions. A collection of Osamu Tezuka’s works spanning over 80 issues, Weekly Astro Boy Magazine features chapters from Astro Boy, his most acclaimed manga (first printed in Japan in 1951), as well as selections from the beloved manga classicsPhoenix (1967), Buddha (1972), Black Jack (1973), Dororo (1967), Adolf (1983), and Ode to Kirihito (1970). Originally translated into English by Viz Media, Vertical, and Dark Horse Comics, eManga now brings you a new way to read classic manga wherever you have an internet connection!

Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), often called the “God of Manga” and the “Godfather of Anime,” was instrumental in the development of the early manga and anime industries. A prolific creator during his career, Tezuka created and penned over 700 manga titles made up of over 15,000 individual pages. His original style featuring characters with “large eyes” is now a characteristic of most Japanese comics and cartoons. Although he completed a medical degree, he never practiced medicine and instead chose to become a mangaka: a risky and controversial decision that manga and anime lovers now thank him for.

Who knew robots could be so lovable… In this futuristic “Pinocchio gone wrong” where robots co-exist with humans, Astro is rejected by his creator and sold to the circus. Only later does he become the legendary defender of justice when Professor Ochanomizu, Japan’s new head of the Ministry of Science, discovers him and becomes his legal guardian. Don’t miss this classic manga with all its crime fighting, robot battles, and alien invaders. How close to a ‘real’ boy can a robot become…?

The first ten issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine are now available for $4.99 per issue on eManga.com. Each week we’ll be adding 5 more issues, providing Tezuka fans with a constant stream of Astro Boy adventure!

To find out more about eManga or to begin reading right away, visit http://emanga.com/

Akadot Memorial Day Sale, Starting Friday May 24!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

memorial-day_bannerGet 45% off any purchase of $60 or more with the coupon code Memorial2013, Friday May 24 to Tuesday May 28 on Akadot Retail!

 

The Weekly Digital Round-Up: One Week Until FANIME!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Have you heard? You probably have — we’re headed to Fanime this coming Memorial Day weekend… that’s in one week! Everyone prepared yet? …no?

…yeah, that’s how things tend to go with conventions, huh? Never fear, there’s plenty in store to look forward to, including two fabulous DMP panels! Saturday, May 25 at 12PM we’ll be presenting our DMI and eManga panel and covering the features of eManga.com, print book announcements, classic manga news, and a very exciting Yaoi-Con announcement. Into the more ecchi side of things? Head on over to the Project-H panel on Saturday at 9PM in Panels 2, where our fabulous Project-H rep will answer all your questions about the hentai industry and give away fabulous prizes, including a full collection of every Project-H book we’ve released so far! Don’t miss it!

(And Yaoi-Con fans… don’t worry! We’ll be hitting “POST” on the Yaoi-Con news the moment the panel wraps up in San Jose – you’ll be in the know too!)

Phew, that’s a lot of real life news! On the digital front, eManga is proud to present our growing indie comic selection! A curated selection of the best web comics, indie comics, and fan submissions, all our digital indie comics are 100% home-grown and sure to please everyone from American comic fans to the most die-hard fujoshi. Take a spin through our launch titles and keep an eye out for more new releases!

Lovers’ Licentious Nights: My boyfriend’s a little on the sadistic side, and he takes pictures of me while he’s taking me from behind… I know it’s wrong, but it gets me going so much that I shiver and cry. These are five stories about lovers’ licentious experiences.
Seiwa High School Bento Club!: During lunch at school, Sayoko is always receiving odd stares from her peers as she gorges herself with pastries. She can’t help it, she has a wormhole of a stomach! And it doesn’t help that she skips meals at home. Even she sees her behavior as weird and dreams of having a real bento for lunch; mere leftovers from work are never enough.

But one day while stalking the kitchens of the neighboring culinary school, Sayoko’s hunger overwhelms her and she passes out, awakening in the presence of the Bento Club boys, who offer her a taste of their bentos. If only Sayoko was a member of a club like this, she’d be able to eat her fill of delicious meals everyday. But she’s a horrible cook, what skill could she possibly possess that would get her in? And how would the Bento Club fair with a monstrous appetite like hers?

A Spiritual Boy:One day at school, Kiyora Kotonoha receives a fortune about a guy she’s destined to meet. However, her heart has long since been closed off due to the mysterious disappearance of her parents; she no longer believes in the spiritual power of God. Her skepticism doesn’t get her very far when she accidently bumps into the popular and handsome Kazumi Tenjin , the chairman of her high school’s highly rated Spi-Search Team: a group of attractive boys specializing in spiritual investigations! Suddenly and with great reluctance, she finds herself roped into their odd and eccentric world with no hope of having an ordinary life again.

Will Kiyora’s involvement with Kenjin and the elusive Spi-Search team be enough to renew her faith and open her heart once more? Or will she continue to close herself off and walk further away from this thing called destiny?

Welcome to Nyan Café!: Welcome to Nyan Café, a host club where all the hosts are cats! Who would you like your host to be today? There’s the big, fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat, Nor, who’s handsome and suave but a bit of a show-off. Or maybe Curl the tsundere American Curl is more to your tastes? If not, then there’s always Scotch, the Scottish Fold. His flirty and gentlemanly nature is sure to win you over—just watch out for his sadistic streak. Oh, and let’s not forgot our newest member: Shiro, the mixed breed! He’s the youngest and most adorable of the group.

Have you decided? Good! Have a seat and join in the fun! If you’re lucky, something special might happen today!

The Weekly Digital Round-Up, February 15, 2013

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Adorable chicks, slice of life BL, and a World War II era tale of starcrossed love can all be found on eManga.com, sweetening up your Valentine’s week – check ‘em out, and don’t forget to take a peek at our digital preview of Osamu Tezuka’s Unico while you’re at it!

And as always, we have idol photobooks and hentai in eBook form for your weekend enjoyment — right now you can grab Project-H’s Colorful Dreams and Extra Juicy on eManga.com before you can get it in print! Don’t miss ‘em!

The River’s Current: Nao as a model can’t help but fear the worse from Washio, his artist lover. Has Nao done something wrong to be ignored? They haven’t slept together for more than two months. Will Nao’s past eventually tear this couple apart?

Natsu and Eiichi are childhood friends in rural, post-World War II Japan. When the booming urban city beckons to Eiichi, he leaves Natsu behind and four years pass by. Upon his homecoming, he realizes something sinister has happened. Will he be strong enough to support Natsu?

These are just two couples from this premium yet steamy collection of short standalone stories. Available for the first time in English from Jun Kajimoto, Digital Manga is on the move to bring out well known doujinshi turn mangaka artists for the enjoyment of English readers.

Rose and Savage: When Yasukuni was in middle shcool, he fell in love with Tomokazu, a transfer student who dreamt of becoming an illustrator. Yasukuni couldn’t ignore the shy and reserved Tomokazu. Without knowing first love, the two separated unexpectedly. Seven years later, Yasukuni met Tomokazu again on the day he entered the college of arts. But Tomokazu’s reaction is not what he expected. Can Yasukuni convince Tomokazu of his feelings?
Shameful Body: When you’re a sadist and the boy you love is a masochist, picking on him is a pleasure.

Pain doesn’t affect Yoshie… no, that’s not quite right; it feels good! Sensei’s forceful massages at the Seitai Clinic are the best. But Sensei’s solemn and bone-obsessed son, Mikawa, is secretly listening to Yoshie’s breathless moans! Is it only a passion for bones that excites Mikawa? Yoshie soon realizes that pain in your heart isn’t the same as pain in your body.

Bonus! A young man loves the pâtissier who works at his dad’s café, but with their age gap, will his love ever be taken seriously?

Flame of the Tropical Butterfly: They say that the smallest movement from a butterfly’s wing has far-reaching effects… and that butterflies are the souls of the dead.

In North Africa, a rocky but fated romance flutters to life while the horrible violence of World War II rages. Richter, a fragile, brilliant German scientist is a prisoner of the Allies. Grandall is an American soldier with a personal grudge against the enemy. To stay Richter’s execution, Grandall makes a startling decision. When tragedy hits Grandall, Richter surprises him with an offer of comfort. These two events begin a relationship that will affect everyone. But an extreme test lies in wait as the landscape of guilt, doubt, and fear intensifies.

Torio’s Diary: Torio-san is a frizzy hair chick living in a small island named ” Donatello”. He loves walnuts and enjoys the laid-back life with his friends and family. Let’s take a peek of his funny stories!

One More Chance for Tezuka Goodies!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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The t-shirt, poster, and sticker designs for our Unico/Atomcat/Triton Kickstarter have arrived, and as you can see from the poster and t-shirt designs, our graphic designers really put the cute into overdrive this time around! As some of you may remember, the Kickstarter goodies are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign, and unlike the books, they won’t be headed to retail shelves. What does that mean for our fans who want the unicorn goodies but didn’t get the chance to chip in to the original Kickstarter campaign?

That means we’re giving them a second chance to pledge towards Unico’s publication, of course! Simply head on over to our New Unico Backer survey here, give the new backer information a good read, and then fill out the form to let us know what you’d like to pledge towards!

And if you’re a current Unico backer who didn’t originally pledge towards the t-shirt/stickers/shirt? We’ve got you covered too! Head on over to this form if you want to raise your pledge level or add a t-shirt/poster/sticker set to your existing pledge! Curious about shirt sizes? Check out the sizing chart here.

Upgrades and pledges close on January 23rd, at 5PM PST. Don’t miss your second chance!

This is the last stretch, guys — Unico will be headed to Backers at the end of February, and on his way to stores at the end of March. It’s so close we can feel the soft, fluffy unicorn love!

The Tyrant Falls in Love, vol. 7 Now Available on Akadot!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Is Morinaga dreaming? Now that he and the ever-stubborn Tatsumi have made their house a home, it looks like they’re finally a legitimate couple! But will a sudden visit from a troublingly familiar face shatter the illusion and throw everything (and everyone) into chaos? The Tyrant Falls in Love pits a research superstar “against” his smitten assistant and watches as they frolic and fight their way through a truly combustible relationship! Every couple encounters a speed bump or two on the road to bliss…but what happens when you can’t stop hitting the brakes?

Buy It Now on Akadot!

The DMG Bookshelf: Now in Delicious PDF Form!

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Our Digital Manga Guild Members have been hard at work bringing you the very best in digitally distributed manga — check out the fruits of their stunning labor: over 100 titles to sink your manga-loving claws into! These titles are available on emanga.com, Nook, Kindle, and most excitingly, through WOWIO as DRM-free, downloadable PDFs. DMG books are now more accessible and portable than ever! Grab a few if you haven’t already, it’ll be well worth your time! (more…)