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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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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

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.

Kuso Miso Techinque

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

PROJECT-H PARTNERS WITH IKDInternational to bring JUNICHI YAMAKAWA’S MANGA TO NORTH AMERICAN SHORES

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Gardena, CA, April 01, 2014 – Project-H is excited to announce our partnership with IKDInternational to bring the manga of beloved artist Junichi Yamakawa to North American shores.

Best known worldwide for “Kuso Miso Technique”, Junichi Yamakawa’s popularity experienced a resurgence of popularity after his work resurfaced on the internet in 2003. Kuso Miso technique tells the story of a typical student, Masaki Michishita, as he meets Takakazu Abe, a man who will change his perception of love, lust and the world.

Kuso Miso Technique brings in a different flavor compared to any of Project-H’s past works including, but not limited to: homoerotica, scatology and urination.

More information regarding Kuso Miso Technique can be found here: Wikipedia (NSFW)

 

Project-H’s President, Hikaru Sasahara commented:

“I am excited at the possibilities this collaboration brings to Project-H. Our goal is to bring new wholesome titles that appeal to everyone and I am pretty sure I’ve made a few people very happy.” 

New and Current Project-H fans can look forward to a faithful adaptation of all of Junichi Yamakawa’s short stories on May, 2015.

To view the full press release: Click here

St. Patrick’s Day 17 days of savings!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ✿ ლ(╹◡╹)ლ ✿
March is the month to Be merry, Be green, and Be lucky!
This month we’re betting on the lucky #17 so starting from March 14th till March 31st, enjoy emanga’s 17 days of savings!

Get 17% off your total purchase using dinobyte’s coupon code: LUCKY17 and an additional 10% off on 7 selected titles. You can get up 27% off on these 7 titles so make sure to get it while you can! Discounted price is already reflected on eManga.

  1. A Spiritual Boy
  2. Seiwa High School Bento Club!
  3. A Taste Of Honey
  4. Backlight
  5. Overdrive
  6. Tonight’s Take-Out Night!
  7. Take Me Away

Weekly Digital Releases!

Friday, March 7th, 2014
Double Mints by Asumiko Nakamura: 

Drama, Josei, Mystery, Romance, Yaoi
Age Rating: Mature (18+)

“I’ve killed a woman.” The overbearing voice on the phone was that of a high school classmate named mitsuo ichikawa. Buried memories from the past resurface within the heart of a man who carries the same name, Mitsuo Ichikawa. Events drag him right back into the passions of the past. The two reunite as accomplices, yet their relationship as master and servant slowly changes into something different…

The Beautiful Skies of Houou High Vol. 2 by Aki Arata: 

Genres: Comedy, Shojo
Age Rating: Young adult (16+)

Surrounded by boys, Kei was certainly having the time of her life in Houou High. But soon after she enrolls, troubles are thrown at her from every direction! Will her roommate, Yui, help her get along or will he be the evil villan that he already is? Or will her classmate, Kousuke, be the true saviour?

Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist Vol. 5 by Hideyuki Kikuchi, Shin Yong-Gwan: 

Action, Horror, Supernatural
Age Rating: Young adult (16+)

While Akamushi prepares to face the Laughing Face in one final epic showdown, he finds himself unexpectetedly indisposed due to some unexpected surgery at the hands of one very deranged doctor. Is it the end for Akamushi, or does the surprise re-appearance of a certain old lady bring hope to our demonic hero and his future bride? And just who is the mysterious beautiful man with the mansion that has Akamushi’s teeth set so edge? One thing is definitely for certain- Akamushi, needles of exorcism and parked cars do not mix…

My Pretty Idol Girlfriend by Rumi Matsunami: 

Genres: Hentai, Seinen
Age Rating: Mature (18+)

Akira’s girlfriend, Mai, is about to debut as an idol! Will they be able to keep their hands off each other long enough for her to rise to stardom? And why does Akira find Mai’s unit member, Yui, so fascinating? Sexy idols and more await inside My Pretty Idol Girlfriend!