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May 11, 2012

Kizuna, vol. 6 now Available on Akadot!

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How do you tell your father that you are dating another man? Both Kei and Ranmaru had enough – they don’t want to go on like this. Telling everyone, “we are just roommates” and “we are just friends.” They want to tell his father that they are in a committed relationship… but how? And when..? They know they could only keep this up for so long. They will be moving into his father’s house soon. And things are about to stir up even more – its time to pick who will be taking over Sagano Group. Get it now @ Akadot Retail!

Pop Japan Travel Returns With the All-Japan Alpha+Omega Tour, August 29 to September 7

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One year ago, Pop Japan Travel went on hiatus due to the tragedy that occurred in Japan’s Tohoku region. Fans and staff alike have been eagerly waiting for the return of the tours, and thanks to the hard work of our staff and the support of our fans, Pop Japan Travel is proud to announce a triumphant return with the All-Japan Alpha + Omega Tour! The Alpha + Omega tour will be our most adventurous excursion ever, featuring a taste of Japan for every palate. We’ll be visiting an anime studio, meeting Japanese manga artists and learning about their creative process, going on an intimate tour of Shibuya’s famous 109 department store, sitting in the audience of a Japanese television store, and shopping the streets of Akihabara, Nakano, Harajuku, and more!

And that’s just Tokyo: after that, for the first time, Pop Japan Travel will be taking all tour participants to Kyoto and Osaka for a taste of Japan’s southern flair. Walk the streets of historic Kyoto, discover the spiritual roots of modern manga at the Osamu Tezuka museum, and taste the delicious street food on Osaka’s lively Dotonburi. If you’re looking to experience Japan outside of Tokyo, now’s your chance!

Want to taste the very best of Japanese cuisine? For this tour, Pop Japan Travel will be introducing the Gourmet Course! For the first time, PJT will include the option to buy meals with the tour group. We’ll serve you up everything from staples like sushi and ramen to exotic regional cuisines and well-kept secrets.

Pop Japan Travel invites you to experience all this and more! Mark your calendars, the Alpha+Omega Tour is scheduled for August 29th to September 7th! The tour’s land-only price starts at $2,490, and offers further customization (such as breakfast at the famous Tsukiji Market, an anime song karaoke night, or a pub crawl in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa neighborhood) to ensure our tour participants get the precise Japan vacation they’ve dreamed of.

Weekend Yaoi: the Steamy Edition

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Some titles are just too steamy for Amazon’s marketplace – which means they’re missing out on selling all the good stuff! Luckily eManga.com and the B&N Nook are here to make sure you don’t miss them! Pick up one of our “Too Hot For Kindle” titles if you’re looking for some exciting weekend reading!

My Boyfriend, the Mad Dog eManga | Nook
When Honma agreed to be the exclusive assistant to Akae, a popular manga artist, he didn’t realize just what “exclusive” meant! Soon Akae refuses to draw another panel until Honma belongs to him – in mind and body. But Honma is haunted by a painful past. Can Akae help heal old wounds? Meanwhile Akae’s editor Misonou has his own problems when another assistant, Sakai, shows up with some feisty demands. Soon Sakai has literally run Misonou ragged, and with his health in tatters he has a choice to make: Is diving into his work a good prescription, or has the best medicine been right in front of him all along?

What? Sensei eManga | Nook

High school senior Nakagawa is at the top of his class… except when it comes to English. Fortunately, his cram school teacher, Nanjou-sensei, has offered private tutoring to help improve his test scores. But is English the only subject on Nakagawa’s mind? This sexy collection of stories follows five sets of young couples as each discover just how much they have to learn from one another.

The Faithful Dog Waits for Flowers eManga | Nook
When former boxer Yazaki accepts employment with a local yakuza group as a driver, the last thing he is expecting is to be ensnared by love. Especially when it’s the very dangerous man he’s supposed to be chauffeuring about. Not only is Sansui seemingly the boss’s paramour, but spurned suitors that he fleeced are literally gunning for him. Then there is the matter of a certain police detective, who not only has his eyes on yakuza business, but seems to have a personal grudge against Yazaki. Either Yazaki’s life is going to hell in a handbasket, or fate has smiled upon him at last…

My Sweet Home emanga | Nook
Being a real estate agent for luxury apartments, Kazushi Fujimaru has history with an estranged lover, Takamura—Kazushi betrayed and rejected him in the worst possible way! But, lo and behold, Takamura shows up as a client several years later.
Despite everything, Kazushi hasn’t forgotten him. He doesn’t know why Takamura’s here, and he can’t hide his agitation. And then, as he’s leading a tour through the apartment, Takamura angrily shoves him down…on the bed! Find out how this crazy couple reacts after years of misunderstanding and heartbreak. Also included are three one shots: a detective and his mystery man, two roommates hiding their feelings for each other, and a teenager with daddy issues! Watch the warm-hearted, hilarity unfold!

Touching the Night Stars eManga | Nook
Imagine a secret hideaway where you can indulge in your every desire with willing, lovely slaves. Experience the ecstasy of bondage, the pleasure of leather and beautiful men who shine like glittering stars, and no one need ever know . . . except for the staff. But even the staff have dark secrets of their own. In this long-awaited prelude to Maia Tori’s “Star Mansion” series, the hidden past of Master Sakurai, the elegant, exacting master of ceremonies for this exotic house of pleasure, is finally revealed!

Son of the Mimura Family eManga | Nook
Kyu, the second born son of a ceo of an architect firm and heir to the family business, has been best friends with Toshio since they were small children. Now as seniors in high school, Toshio has developed romantic feelings for Kyu and is certain that Kyu doesn’t return those feelings. Toshio suddenly finds himself in a sexual relationship with Kyu’s older brother Sumi, who has returned to town after being missing for a year. When Kyu discovers the relationship between Toshio and Sumi, he finds jealousy burning in his heart. Will Kyu realize his true feelings for Toshio in the first volume of the Son of Mimura series? (This is actually fairly tame, but only available on Nook and eManga and a staff recommendation!)

May 10, 2012

Meet the Mangaka: Rizu Natsumizu

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Good Morning begins when salaryman Hayashi wakes up in bed one morning, lying next to another man! This man, his business client Shinohara, is rumored to be gay, and tells Hayashi that while they were drunk the night before, they had a passionate rendezvous..!

We got the chance to ask Good Morning author Ritsu Natsumizu a few questions about herself and her work – check it out! Did you know she’s a big fan of American comics?

  • · What’s your favorite part about drawing salaryman stories?
    The fact that I can depict the emotions and lifestyles of normal, average people who are just like me.
  • · You wrote a whole story about melon bread! Are you as obsessed with it as Fujino is? What’s your favorite snack?
    I love melon bread! I love all sweets but my favorite has to be chocolate. Kit Kats & chocolate covered cookies are the best.
  • · Do you listen to music while working on manga? If so, what kind?
    I listen to the radio while drawing but then switch to pop music during the lettering process so I can concentrate on the dialogue. Some of my favorite bands include Weezer, Fountains of Wayne, the Flaming Lips, Jonsi, and Miniature Tigers. I listen to MIKA or the Red Hot Chili peppers when I want to get fired up and Oasis or the Beatles when I feel like singing along. I enjoy all sorts of genres and listen to any kind of music as long as the melody is up-tempo and beautiful.
  • · Apart from yourself, who’s your favorite manga artist?
    I read a lot of American comics and I truly enjoy the work by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Superman for All Seasons is one of my all-time favorites.

Don’t miss out on Natsumizu-sensei’s Good Morning – find out how Hayashi and Shinohara handle the aftermath of their supposed drunken exploits, plus read about an epic, workplace melon bread war! You can grab the book on Akadot now!

May 8, 2012

Now Available on Akadot: Samejima-kun and Sasahara-kun!

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Samejima-kun and Sasahara-kun by Koshino • Samejima and Sasahara are friends. They go to college together, they’re in the same year, and they even work at the same place! But when Samejima confesses his feelings run deeper, their relationship explodes in passion… and irritation! Sasahara tries to ignore Samejima, and he tells him to wake up – he tries to accept him, and Samejima plays hard to get. It’s enough to drive a man crazy, in more way than one! Buy it now!

May 4, 2012

The…Analog Round-Up?

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No new digital releases this week means more print releases! In addition to Castle Mango and Private Teacher, vol. 3, these books have been restocked on Akadot!:

Click the covers to grab yourself a copy at Akadot Retail!

May 3, 2012

Now Available on Akadot: Private Teacher 3 and Castle Mango!

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Castle Mango by Muku Ogura and Narise Konohara • Yorozu lives at Castle Mango, a “love hotel” where couples pay for a few hours to themselves. But his quiet life is violated when Togame arrives to shoot an adult film! Soon Yorozu’s being “mistaken” for an actor, having his pants suddenly removed and watching his little brother get hit on. Togame eventually agrees to stay away from Yorozu’s brother, but there’s a catch – and it’s not something Yorozu’s going to like! Buy it now!

Private Teacher, vol. 3 by Yuu Moegi • Rintaro’s gotten into college, and he’s finally moved in with Kaede. But just when they’re getting ready to enjoy each other’s company a little, Rintaro’s older brother Sentaro blows in, bringing storm clouds with him! The fiery third entry in this passionate yaoi series! Buy it now!

May 1, 2012

Announcing Three New Titles!

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Digital Manga is proud to announce three new license acquisitions, two new BL titles for our June imprint, and one new Project-H title.

Shiuko Kano’s Priceless Honey and Lalako Kojima’s Ninth Life Love (Neko no Yomeiri) will be released under our June imprint on a future date. Both books will see both digital and print releases!

Ray’s Days by RYOHZOH will be released in print only under the Project-H imprint!

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