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December 22, 2011

FREE streaming of Vampire Hunter D Vol. 1-5

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Take advantage of this limited time offer & join D on his epic adventures this holiday season!

Synopsis of VHD Vol. 6:

D must intervene when the recapture of a young woman kidnapped by the Nobility is waylaid by a band of deviants whose unparalleled cruelty threatens the very lives of the rescue party! Will D make it across a vast desert and out of harm’s way in time to save the girl?

December 21, 2011

◆◇2 new amazing titles licensed by DMI!!◇◆

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☆ “Private Teacher Vol. 3” by Yuu Moegi
☆ “Secretary’s Job” by Miki Araya
We’ll keep you posted on any new proceedings. DON’T MISS IT!! (≧∇≦)

December 19, 2011

ANIME CEL ART 101: Tools that make it happen, Part 1

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Acetate Sheet: cels were originally made out of celluloid, hence the name, but later replaced by the more durable acetate film. They’re offered in a multitude of sizes.

Special Cel Paint: 2 types exist in Japan, which are the Toei Animation ver. & the Animex ver.

Special dip or tracing pen: a.k.a the G-pen (I’m serious, that’s what it’s called!) in Japan, they are perfect for tracing since they don’t scratch up the acetate surface.

Watercolor Paint Brush: a brush with a firmer tip is favorable (That’s what she said… LOL!).

Glass Muddler: preferably a sleeker model (almost like a drink stirrer) since it’ll be used to mix the cel paint.

“Hooray!! \(^o ^)/” to the kick-off of the new anime cel art miniseries. The next tutorial will continue to introduce you more tools of the trade.


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animecelartA brief explanation of what a cel is and how it’s produced can be found at but we’d like to introduce a more detailed breakdown of the creation process. That being said, we plan on posting up short tutorials on all things relating to the fabrication of anime cels.

We’ll begin with introducing you the essential tools/devices used by the artist and then move on to the actual production phase. The 1st edition will be available soon and we hope that you’ll enjoy the upcoming miniseries. Cheers!


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animecelartThe # of anime cel artists is decreasing at a rapid rate due to the digital movement that swept the entire industry in the late 90’s. As a result, this traditional art form and the exceptional technique associated with it are gradually disappearing. () commemorates the advancements in animation that could not have been achieved without the dedicated contribution of such talented cel artists. The site showcases cels from popular anime scenes recreated by the few remaining specialists, which is a rarity in itself.

We hope to pass this wonderful piece of anime history and collectable to our future generation. ENJOY!! (´`o)

December 16, 2011

☆Translator Referral Contest!☆

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prize_smallSPREAD THE WORD!!

The 3 DMG members who recruit the most new qualified translators (they have to pass the test!) by the end of Jan. 31st, 2012 midnight PST will receive:

First Prize (refer to pic): An autographed original art shikishi with a super-cute drawing by Kikuko Kikuya of the characters from her manga “Entangled Circumstances” AND an original Japanese copy of “S” Vol. 1 autographed by author Saki Aida

Second Prize: A DIFFERENT autographed original art shikishi by Kikuko Kikuya from “Entangled Circumstances”

Third Prize: An orignal Japanese-language copy of “The Spiral of Sand” autographed by author Yuna Aoi

It’s easy as pie. Just don’t forget to tell your friends to type your full name in the “Other References” box located at the bottom of the registration form. If they forget, you won’t receive credit, so make sure they include your name!

December 14, 2011

Anime Cel Art × Crunchyroll Super Sale!!!

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Sale@Cruchyroll is featuring a special offer with Digital Manga, Inc. exclusive ANIME CELS. Regularly priced $70.00 cels are marked down to $49.99! Don’t miss out on this awesome deal!! (≧ω≦。) /

December 5, 2011

This Week’s Digital Wrap-up!

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This last week we’ve released five Digital Manga Guild on the AMAZON KINDLE and B&N NOOK COLOR stores! We’re very proud of our DMGers please give them your support and fire up those tablets!

Check out what we have to offer after the break.


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