Archive for July 2012

YAOI DAY is Coming: Calling All Yaoi Aficionados (A.K.A. Fujoshi!)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

August 1st ,  or “Yaoi Day”, as fujoshi call it, is just around the corner! (And you thought August was a boring month with no real holidays.) We at Digital Manga would love to make this summer month not only HOT but extra SEXY with an official Yaoi Day Twitter Trivia Contest (try saying that ten times really fast). The experts here in the Yaoi Labs will be posting questions on Twitter all day!  We’ll be starting the fun bright and early, so don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on some steamy prizes! follow @digitalmanga on Twitter and show us just how “yaoi-smart” you are. Below is the contest schedule, so you know when we’ll be posting a question and what you can win. (All times are for Pacific Standard Time.) The best part about this contest is that you can choose which question you want to answer based on which prize you want! Are you looking for just Black Sun Volumes 1 &2? Then tweet at 8:30am! If you want to try getting all the prizes, then stay with us the whole day! So get ready to tweet away and win awesome prizes!

Contest Rules: You must answer the question(s) correctly to qualify for the prize(s). The first 2 people who answer the questions correctly will be deemed the winners for those prizes. (FOR THE PRIZES WHICH INCLUDE AMAZON GIFT CARDS, THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE WINNER!) You may enter as many times as you like in one day, BUT we will allow only one entry per person, per question.  Multiple submissions will be disqualified. Winners will be contacted via email at the end of the contest. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize(s). The contest is open worldwide. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize(s). We are not responsible for lost or stolen shipments.

Time Prize

8:01     DOG X CAT V1 & DOUBLE CAST

8:15     ONLY THE RING FINGER KNOWS (MANGA)

8:30     BLACK SUN V1 & V2

8:45     SAME DIFFERENCE

9:00     KIZUNA V6

9:15     PRIVATE TEACHER V1

9:30     AMAZON $10 GIFTCARD

9:45     Any ONE Yaoi manga from 2012.

10:00   FLUTTER & SKYLINK

10:15   TREASURE V1 & V2

10:30   AMAZON $10 GIFTCARD

10:45   5000 EMANGA POINTS

11:00   THE DEVIL’S SECRET

11:15   Finder v5 & v6

11:30   Any ONE Yaoi manga from 2012.

11:45   AMAZON $10 GIFTCARD

12:00   5000 EMANGA POINTS

12:15   MEN OF TATTOOS

12:30   THE FALLEN SAINTS KISS

12:45   Any ONE Yaoi manga from 2012.

13:00   MR CONVINIENCE & KIZUNA V6

13:15   PRIVATE TEACHER V1 & V2

13:30   YOUR STORY I’VE KNOWN & MEN OF TATTOO

13:45   5000 EMANGA POINTS

14:00   RABBIT MAN, TIGER MAN V1 & V2

14:15   AMAZON $10 GIFTCARD

14:30   THE DEVILS SECRET

14:45   FINDER V6 & KIZUNA V6

15:00   Any ONE Yaoi manga from 2012.

15:15   KIZUNA V5 & KIZUNA V6

15:30   5000 EMANGA POINTS

15:45   THE DEVILS SECRET

16:00   AMAZON $10 GIFTCARD

16:15   SAMEJIMA KUN&SASAHARA KUN & KIZUNA V6

16:30   Any ONE Yaoi manga from 2012.

16:45   OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART & NO ONE LOVES ME

17:00   AN EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL LIE & BORDER V1

17:01   Any THREE Yaoi manga from 2012 + AMAZON $15 GIFTCARD

17:02   Any FIVE Yaoi manga from 2012 + AMAZON $20 GIFTCARD

The Weekly Digital Round-Up!: Voice actors, smut, and robot dogs!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

This week’s Digital Round-Up truly brings something for everyone: dirty, dirty yaoi, some BL for those with softer tastes, adorable shojo titles with adorable robot dogs, and a few eManga.com releases. International fans who want to read Sakira’s books but don’t own a Nook can now grab her smut-fests on eManga.com! Happy reading, everyone!


(PR) Digital Manga rides with Drivethru Comics

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Digital Manga Inc. is proud to officially announce the release of their digital content through DriveThru Comics (drivethrucomics.com) After months of testing digital titles on the DriveThru platform, primarily a US-comic-based digital ebook storefront, Digital Manga’s never-ending expansion on the digital forefront for the US comic market continues.

DriveThru Comics is the first one-stop, on-line download comic shop for new and vintage comic books. They carry titles from over 500 independent publishers, delivered fresh to a customer’s desktop or tablet. DriveThru provides digital files for purchase and download in a variety of formats, such as watermarked PDFs, CBZs, ePubs, and Mobi files, as well as audio, video, and print formats.

Currently DriveThru Comics carries a number of digital titles from Digital Manga’s various imprints, including: DMP, Juné, 801 Media, and Digital Manga Guild. With over 100 titles now available on DriveThru Comics, and more to follow in the coming weeks and months, Digital Manga has all gears revering up to revolutionize your digital library.

Visit drivethrucomics.com and check out Digital Manga’s Publishers page here:

( http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?&manufacturers_id=3925 )

(PR) Digital Manga joins the Graphicly platform

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Read manga directly on Facebook – Digital Manga joins the Graphicly platform

Gardena, CA (July 23, 2011) – Digital Manga Inc., one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers, is proud to officially announce the launch of their digital titles on Graphicly. (www.Graphicly.com/store).

Graphicly, a leading eBook distribution solution ideal for fixed layout content like comics and graphic novels, offers publishers and individual creators a wide range of digital distribution services to the various ebook market places, especially for the US comic industry. One unique feature they offer is digital ebook distribution on Facebook, using their Graphicly Facebook app and widgets.

“It only makes sense for Digital Manga to jump on to the Graphicly platform, to grow our ever-expanding digital distribution and to reach out to manga and American comic readers alike.” – Fred Lui- VP Publishing and Digital Content

Access to Digital Manga’s titles through Graphicly’s platform is available in several ways:

- Digital Manga’s  ebooks are for sale on the publisher’s page directly at Graphicly’s website via web browsers: http://graphicly.com/digital-manga-publishing

- They are also available in the Graphicly Facebook App: https://apps.facebook.com/graphicly/, which can be installed on personal Facebook pages. The app provides a free preview of the ebook and allows the user to directly purchase any Graphicly book and read it right on their own Facebook page.

- Additionally, Digital Manga’s titles are available directly from their Facebook Page via the Graphicly Facebook App, available for previewing, purchase and reading.

Go to Facebook and search Digital Manga Inc. or go to the following link: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalMangaInc/app_105395256203337

Digital Manga is celebrating the launch with the first 60 titles coming from their DMP, Juné, and DMG imprints.

Titles include 9th Sleep, Author’s Pet, Butterfly of the Distant Day, Climb On My Shoulders, Erementar Gerade, Vampire Hunter D, Itazura Na Kiss, Let’s Draw Manga, Only the Flower Knows, Pathos, Seven Days, Sky Link, The Song of Rainfall, A Truthful Picture, Vampire’s Portrait and many more. Pricing varies from $1.95 to $12.99, depending on the title.

Kickstarter: Unico, Atomcat, and Triton FUNDED

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Our latest Tezuka Kickstarter came to a close over the weekend, ultimately earning $49,411 from 715 enthusiastic manga fans. The project’s final hours were truly a sight to behold, as manga fans everywhere rallied together to push the campaign over the $47,000 mark we needed to publish Triton of the Sea, vol. 1 and 2. We can’t extend enough thanks to everyone involved in the funding of this ambitious project. Whether you pitched in $5 or $500 or just a tweet to get the word out, you were truly a part of bringing more classic manga to English speaking fans. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy this thank-you from our staff at DMP Platinum! (click for a larger version!):

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The Weekly Digital Round Up!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Only three digital releases this week, but they’re all good ones! Check it out on your very own Nook or Kindle! And don’t miss Only the Ring Finger Knows, vol. 5 in PRINT on Akadot!


KICKSTARTER: The Final Countdown: Triton and the Last 30 Hours!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

First and foremost we’d like to extend a huge helping of thanks and gratitude to all of our Kickstarter backers who pledged towards the publications of Unico, Atom Cat, AND Triton of the Sea! The response to this Kickstarter project has been and still is very overwhelming, not just in numbers, but in the love and passion that Tezuka fans have expressed. Really. Honestly. Seriously — you guys have floored all of us here at Digital Manga, and we’ve absorbed extra Tezuka excitement via osmosis from you all.

But, our fight isn’t over yet — as I’m writing this, Unico, Atom Cat, and Triton have 30 hours left on the clock and $7,000 left to raise. You guys have helped us immensely in making a lot of noise to see Triton through to the end, but in the event that our project does not reach its ultimate goal of $47,000, we’ve come up with a plan that will make sure Triton makes it to bookstore shelves one way or another. We just wanted to let all of you know now. So here’s what we’re going to do:

If the current Kickstarter doesn’t make it to $47,000, we’re going to take all the funds that were pledged beyond the amount that we needed for Unico and Atom Cat, and we’re going to apply it towards publishing Triton — right now that means $14,606 will go towards publishing Triton volumes 1 and 2. We’ll launch another Kickstarter project before the end of the year to raise the rest of the funds needed to bring Triton to press. Currently that’s $6,394, but the fight’s not over yet! Of course, if this goes to another Kickstarter, we’ll be introducing bunch of new Triton goodies and surprises to make the new campaign worth your while!

I’m sure at this point, many of you are wondering “but what about the people who already pledged towards Triton?” –No need to worry, anyone who has pledged towards Triton in this Kickstarter will receive exactly what they pledged for, even if they decide not to pledge towards the new Triton campaign. Pledged for Triton, vol. 1? You’ll get it. Same goes for those of you who pledged for both Triton 1 and 2. That’s your money we’re putting towards the book, and we at Digital Manga firmly believe that it’s important that all of you get exactly what you put your money towards.

31 hours left, guys — Go, fight, Triton!

Now Available on Akadot: Replica and Countdown 7 Days!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Replica and Countdown 7 DaysNow available on Akadot, two fantastic shonen titles by Karakara Kemuri: Countdown 7 Days and Replica!

In Replica, CARDS has confirmed the location of the mysterious Alice! But with a traitor in their midst, how will they mobilize to launch a successful attack? And with chaos erupting, are any bonds of friendship meant to last? An exciting new chapter begins…and AAA can’t wait to pop up and add the most sinister twist yet.

Meanwhile in Countdown 7 Days Hanasuke and Mitamura are playing a cat-and-mouse game with Karasuma…but have they finally become trusting partners and friends? When a surprising blunder suddenly fixes the link between Sheol and the living world, the fates of many hanf in the balance. But will the vicious cycle of life and death spin on and on no matter what?

Ready for some action? Head on over to Akadot and check ‘em out!