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May 31, 2013

The Weekly Digital Round-Up: Less Digital, More Fanime

We’d like to extend a big thank-you to everyone who came out to the DMI and Project-H panels last weekend at Fanime! Wow, there were more of you than we expected, and it was great to see all the Fanime energy we’ve grown to love.

For those of you who weren’t there, we rolled out a bunch of exciting announcements. If you haven’t heard yet:

Castle Mango, Muku Ogura and Narise Konohara’s surprisingly sweet BL about love hotels and AV directors (of all things!) is slated to continue with volume 2! The book is scheduled for a print release at a future date — we’ll let you know when that is!

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We also have three new yaoi licenses for you! Wolf Magic (Ookami wa Mahou wo) by Natsuki Zippo and Hideyoshico’s Apple and Honey (Ringo to Hachimitsu) and Apple and Honey: His Rose Colored Life (Karno Barairo no Jinsei), pictured above. All three books will be headed to the printing presses, with release dates TBA.

On the hentai front, Project-H announced six new licenses from fan favorite artists and fresh faces alike: Holy Knight by Maya Miyazaki, Not Enough Time to Pull it Out by Jouji Manabe, Fetishism with Dignity by Yuzuki N’ Dash, Love Story of a Kinky Girl by Ryuu Shinonome, You’re Too Hot for Me by Taira Azuma, and Pretty Please by Moral Anzaki. And if you’re not happy just looking at the titles in text, you can head over to the Project-H Twitter or Tumblr [18+ LINKS] to catch all, and we mean all the Project-H news!

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Finally, and most exciting for the con goers amongst you, we’re proud to announce that Yaoi-Con will be returning to its home in the San Francisco Bay Area in Fall 2014! Our convention chairs are working hard to get the dates and venues squared away, so stay tuned and keep an eye on our Yaoi-Con Twitter feed and Facebook page for all the latest updates!

Phew! Lots of exciting stuff, but we’ve got one last thing to share: a beautiful new josei title on eManga.com from the ever-talented Lily Hoshino: Romance of an Ancient Dreaming City!

Romance of an Ancient Dreaming City: Princess Olga lives inside a gilded cage. Denied the right to choose her future or even whom she may love, she seeks solace and escape in magic and the collection of magical artifacts. Through the enchantment of a golden circlet, she is transported to an exotic land very different and yet so very similar to hers, where she meets Abed, a young woman in similar circumstances. Between them lies a mysterious box with magic to grant them power over their destinies — but how high is the price for Olga’s freedom?

May 29, 2013

We Missed You!: Print Yaoi Returns Early

PostcardWe’re happy to announce that print edition yaoi is making an early comeback on Akadot! Next week, both Ze vol. 7 and The Tyrant Falls in Love vol. 8 will be available for purchase! As an added bonus, any Akadot customer who orders Tyrant vol. 8 will receive a limited postcard featuring Morinaga, Tatsumi, and a special omake comic! Thank you for the patience, everyone, the wait is over!

May 24, 2013

The Weekly Digital Round-Up: Happy Fanime!

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We’re at Fanime this weekend – for real! Come see us on Saturday, we’ve got the DMI/eManga.com Panel at 2PM in Panels 2, followed by the Project-H Panel (18+ only – bring ID!) at 9PM in Panels 2. There’s plenty of books to be won and plenty of great announcements lined up, so if you’re spending your weekend at the San Jose Convention Center, swing by and say hi!

And if you’re not at a convention this weekend, there’s still plenty of good stuff to be had. This Memorial Day weekend, you can snag 45% off any order of $60 or more from Akadot Retail with the coupon code “MEMORIAL2013“. There’s plenty of cheap manga in stock, starting from as little as $4, so you can make off with a whole boatload of swag if you so desire.

In the digital realm, Indie comics have arrived at eManga! For those of you looking for new work to read and support, we’ve got a huge launch selection of the best, from OEL yaoi to American comics, fantasy, and more!

And finally, if you prefer the convenience of buying through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, the following books are now available for the Kindle and Nook marketplaces: Body Guard, Clair Voyance, vol. 1, Dark Green and a Dream of Silver, Erementar Gerade, vol. 18, Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky, vol. 1, Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky, vol. 2, Happy-Go-Lucky Days, vol. 1, Happy-Go-Lucky Days, vol. 2, Help! God of Love, Lovers’ Licentious Nights, Maple Leaves, The Pain in My Heart, Paradise of Sin, Seiwa Heigh School Bento Club, The Strange Tale of the Twilight Demon, Welcome to Nyan Café!, Witch Boys! Vol. 3,and Yumeichi

Clair Voyance, vol. 1: Ruerune, a high school boy with the ability to sense alien creatures, and Pi, a girl science geek, set up an “X-file”-ish club to help the inhabitants of an alien world. A wonderful work from Singapore’s acclaimed manga artist FSc!!
convenience A Convenient Man: Meet Kitamura, convenience store manager, age 31. With normal good looks and normal good taste, a normal job and a normal income, he feels a normal amount of unhappiness in his normal relationship with a normal woman. Wait! There is a storm warning over this barren life.Meet Minamihara, younger man and part-time employee. Minamihara lives boldly, courageously. And he is the storm who throws Kitamura’s life and heart in unexpected directions.

May 22, 2013

Akadot Memorial Day Sale, Starting Friday May 24!

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!

 

May 17, 2013

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

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!

May 16, 2013

Digital Manga, Inc. Now Offers Indie Submissions on eManga.com

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Gardena, CA. (May 15, 2013) Digital Manga, Inc., one of the manga industry’s most progressive and innovative publishers, is proud to announce the addition of published works by independent authors to the eManga library. As eManga continues to offer the latest and hottest titles from Digital Manga’s line of imprints and other featured publishers, eManga has been soliciting and reviewing creator submitted works, including web and underground comics, for distribution on its digital storefront. Go directly to our Indie Comics section at eManga.com (https://www.emanga.com/indie).

A fabulous variety of web comics, American manga, novels, and more from talented independent authors and artists is now available on eManga. Choose from over 50 newly launched indie titles! Chapter One Special Edition of Madeleine Holly-Rosing and Emily Hu’s steampunk mini-series, Boston Metaphysical Society, begins the thrilling tale of an ex-Pinkerton detective and his new spirit photography partner in the backdrop of late 1800s Boston. Madison Hawthorne and Bryan Golden bring an intriguing tale of high stakes and royal bloodlines with their comic series, King of Sweden: Last Bloodline. In the charming comic One-Shot!, Rejena Smiley tells the story of an author struggling to find her way out of writer’s block. In A Soldier’s Choice, D.L. Warner writes a tender novel about two “Altered” soldiers battling the militaristic system they live in and their forbidden love for one another.

In addition to these creator submitted works, eManga is excited to offer Abril Espinosa’s vampiric drama, Natura Morta, from eigoManga, long time publisher of Original English Language manga. Seven more eigoManga titles are now available on eManga.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Emanga now also boasts seventeen FREE titles from CE Publishing, including several Lightning Comics revivals like Catfight: Escape from Limbo and Megabook, a 450+ page comic anthology.

With eManga’s seven distinct downloadable ebook types and smooth Javascript online reader, explore the exciting, new stories and worlds from our indie creators. Digital downloadable files that you can keep forever eliminate the hassle of renting restrictions found on other digital storefronts, making eManga an ideal platform for independent content creators to get their works into as many eager hands as possible.

eManga is still on the look-out for new works from independent content creators. If you are an author or creator interested in distributing your work on eManga.com, please consult our Submissions Guidelines (https://www.emanga.com/submission) or contact us at customerservice@emanga.com.

May 15, 2013

Digital Manga, Inc. Does Fanime 2013!

Digital Manga is proud to announce its schedule for 2013’s Fanime event at the San Jose Convention Center – stop on by and check out all the latest news and releases and maybe win some free stuff while you’re at it!

Industry Panel: Digital Manga and eManga.com
Join our panelists as they demonstrate eManga.com, the digital, download-to-own manga bookstore and highlight the newest features and releases. Print book announcements, giveaways, and a crowd-pleasing announcement about Yaoi-Con are also headed your way at Fanime, so don’t miss out! You can catch the panel Saturday at 12PM in Panels 2.

Industry Panel: Hentai by Project-H
Get a jump on Fanime’s late night hentai antics with Project-H, the quality hentai imprint for the discerning fan. Ever wonder what’s up with all the blurred out bits? We’re here to answer all your hentai questions, talk about today’s American hentai market, give you a sneak peek at the Project-H licensing process, and give away some free swag! Come prepared – Fanime will be checking IDs, since this panel is very 18+. Catch us at Saturday at 9PM in Panels 2.

May 10, 2013

The Weekly Digital Round-Up: May 10, 2013

Get all the digital news you could possibly need, not only here at our blog, but all across social media on every platform imaginable! You can find eManga on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, as well as Project-H Hentai on… you guessed it, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr! We’ll be doing giveaways, making announcements, and posting pictures, so don’t miss a moment of the 140-character, rapid fire, status updating action!

This week Erementar Gerade reaches its stunning conclusion… or does it? Coud and Ren’s stories may have come to an end for now, but Achea, the feisty heroine of Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky is here to take their place! Meanwhile, for our yaoi fans we bring you romance and pure smut from two beloved mangaka, TORIMAIA and KIMIYOSHI, and josei and Harlequin fans get some of their own action with Rin Ogata’s Maple Leaves.

Finally… if you’re looking for a yaoi title on Kindle and can’t find it? Iiiit might have been banned. Yeah, Amazon hates fun, but Kindle owners can still purchase these titles from eManga.com in a Kindle-compatible file format. Don’t know how to get the file onto your device? Look here on our eManga FAQ for a handy how-to!

Follow us on your social network of choice and we’ll see you next week!

Dark Green and a Dream of Silver: Krusnik Keep has been hunting his vampire for 300 years. Wishing to end it once and for all, he kills his vampire and watches him turn to ash. But he discovers all has not gone to plan, when he returns home to find he is still immortal and can sense the lingering presence of his vampire. What has happened, and what role does it play in the lives of former familiar Soosa and the Krusnik of his once master, the vampire Endless? Fraught emotions are brought to the fore while ghosts need to be laid to their final rest…
Erementar Gerade, vol. 18: With the threat of C.I.A. gone, Orha and Ranju invite Ren to join them and become a resident of the Edel Garden. Disillusioned and grief-stricken by the loss of her friend, Ren rejects them ferociously with her powers, only to find that she has lost the ability to sing with Cou. Will Ren and Cou be able to sing again or will their bond be severed forever? Find out in the final volume of Erementar Gerade, side Red!
Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky, vol. 1:A harsh winter falls on Fuajarl, the Kingdom of the Sun, when a fierce attack staged by Edel Garden leaves the once prosperous nation kingless and in ruin. Faced with an uncertain future and an impending execution, Fuajarl’s heir and Princess, Achea, must gather the last of her comrades and reclaim the kingdom her father once ruled. Mangaka Mayumi Azuma returns to take readers on another adventure in Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky!
Erementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky, vol. 2: At Idora’s behest, Achea sets a course for Kashi Isle in search of the strength she needs to restore the fallen nation of Fuajarl. But a vast desert lies between the princess and her destination, and the party might just die of thirst before they even set eyes on Kashi Isle! The merchant caravan Rangitts carries all the supplies a parched princess needs to make it across the wasteland… but at what price? New challenges arise as old ones are put to rest, and Achea’s strength, will, and the very blood that flows in her veins will be tested in volume 2 of Erementar Gerade, Flag of Bluesky!
Paradise of Sin: Jeff is a gorgeous blond with suntanned skin and a nice body. He’s also filthy rich. But all these blessings haven’t helped him maintain a relationship with a lover. In search of the passionate love he desires, Jeff heads to Bali. In this foreign paradise he finds an innocent Japanese businessman named Shinji. What will come of this chance meeting? Has Jeff finally found the love he has been missing? Can Shinji put up with the spoiled antics of his pursuer? The answers to all these questions plus two additional stories are found within the pages of Kimiyoshi’s hardcore and steamy Paradise of Sin. Once you find love, you never know what you’ll become.
Maple Leaves: Yoshino found herself married to Keigo Shinoi, the genius artist she had admired since her school days. However, his reason for marrying her was for revenge against Yoshino’s father. Hated all the while, she continues to love Shinoi as he suffers in a state of isolation. Will her feelings finally get through to him…?The title story, Maple Leaves, is just one entry in this best-of selection of sorrowful, bittersweet love stories.
The Strange Tale of The Twilight Demon: Every year, the same ghost story goes around the school: the tale of the Twilight Demon. It is said to be the most terrifying ghost story conceived, yet its every detail is shrouded in mystery. Rumors tell of a girl named Makoto Minase who delved into the story years back and disappeared as a result.When an unusual young boy researching bizarre phenomenons meets one the story’s victims, he decides that he must discover the truth behind the horror.

This year, however, the ghost story has spread much later than usual… and with a chilling message from the very girl no one has seen in years, Makoto Minase herself.

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