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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!
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.
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/
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!
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|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.
Looking for some fantastic yaoi titles to read over spring break? This week’s digital round-up delivers two sure-to-please books to your doorstep with Shushushu Sakurai’s steamy workplace romance, Ice Eagle, Fire Hawk and Marino Nomo’s The Pain in My Heart, a heartwarming tale of love, duty, and boys who stumble into your life like stray cats. And if you don’t run with the fujoshi crowd? We’ve got some quality josei for you, with the first volume of Takako Shimura’s quirky slice-of-life title, Happy-Go-Lucky Days. And, as usual, if you were waiting to grab something from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, Free Soul and Torio’s Diary are available there this week!
And if you really want to try something new? This week we’ve added American comics from Heroic Publishing to the eManga library!
With so much going on in the world of digital manga, you might be wondering if eManga’s download-to-own system works properly with your tablet or e-reader – and rightfully so! You can find out by downloading our free sampler pack in your file type of choice and take our system for a test drive!
|Ice Eagle, Fire Hawk: Hard-working finance employee Takashi Gojo didn’t earn the nickname “Fire Hawk” for nothing — he’s strong, tough, and fiercely passionate about his work, but that doesn’t stop things from heating up even more. Life gets complicated for Gojo after a steamy one night stand, or rather, the next morning when he finds out that his mysteriously alluring partner was actually his new boss, Shuichi Miyagi. Stumped and off his game, the questions and paperwork start piling up for Gojo. Will he be able to figure out what happened to his previous boss? Will he be able to get past Miyagi’s icy gaze and warm the man’s cold heart with his own fiery desire? Or has the famous Fire Hawk finally been shot down?|
|Happy-Go-Lucky Days, vol. 1: A young woman going through a divorce finds a kindred soul in a bar one night and wakes up the next morning in his bed. On the opposite side of town, a boring high school teacher is met with a startling confession and an equally unexpected encounter with his family. A lonely girl who lives with a ghostly house guest meets the (living and breathing) man she could be destined to marry, while twin boys who don’t quite see eye to eye encounter love and lust in the most unexpected of situations. Take a moment to sit back and watch life through the eyes of these ordinary people, a series of happy-go-lucky days colored by intersecting lines of sex, love, and longing.|
|The Pain in My Heart: When Kousei Matsumoto finds a a man apparently suffering from heatstroke alone out on the street, he takes him despite his better judgement. The young man is a mystery with a scar he won’t explain, and the only clue to his past is the whispered name “Mori.” Despite this, Kousei finds his heart becoming entangled, and the pair forge a fragile relationship. When the past literally comes knocking at his door and the truth of the young man’s true identity comes out, Kousei comes to a decision that literally tears the pair apart. But is it the right choice, and can the lonely, waif-like stray face his past and forge a future that includes Kousei?|
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Adorable chicks, slice of life BL, and a World War II era tale of starcrossed love can all be found on eManga.com, sweetening up your Valentine’s week – check ‘em out, and don’t forget to take a peek at our digital preview of Osamu Tezuka’s Unico while you’re at it!
And as always, we have idol photobooks and hentai in eBook form for your weekend enjoyment — right now you can grab Project-H’s Colorful Dreams and Extra Juicy on eManga.com before you can get it in print! Don’t miss ‘em!
| The River’s Current: Nao as a model can’t help but fear the worse from Washio, his artist lover. Has Nao done something wrong to be ignored? They haven’t slept together for more than two months. Will Nao’s past eventually tear this couple apart?
Natsu and Eiichi are childhood friends in rural, post-World War II Japan. When the booming urban city beckons to Eiichi, he leaves Natsu behind and four years pass by. Upon his homecoming, he realizes something sinister has happened. Will he be strong enough to support Natsu?
These are just two couples from this premium yet steamy collection of short standalone stories. Available for the first time in English from Jun Kajimoto, Digital Manga is on the move to bring out well known doujinshi turn mangaka artists for the enjoyment of English readers.
|Rose and Savage: When Yasukuni was in middle shcool, he fell in love with Tomokazu, a transfer student who dreamt of becoming an illustrator. Yasukuni couldn’t ignore the shy and reserved Tomokazu. Without knowing first love, the two separated unexpectedly. Seven years later, Yasukuni met Tomokazu again on the day he entered the college of arts. But Tomokazu’s reaction is not what he expected. Can Yasukuni convince Tomokazu of his feelings?|
| Shameful Body: When you’re a sadist and the boy you love is a masochist, picking on him is a pleasure.
Pain doesn’t affect Yoshie… no, that’s not quite right; it feels good! Sensei’s forceful massages at the Seitai Clinic are the best. But Sensei’s solemn and bone-obsessed son, Mikawa, is secretly listening to Yoshie’s breathless moans! Is it only a passion for bones that excites Mikawa? Yoshie soon realizes that pain in your heart isn’t the same as pain in your body.
Bonus! A young man loves the pâtissier who works at his dad’s café, but with their age gap, will his love ever be taken seriously?
| Flame of the Tropical Butterfly: They say that the smallest movement from a butterfly’s wing has far-reaching effects… and that butterflies are the souls of the dead.
In North Africa, a rocky but fated romance flutters to life while the horrible violence of World War II rages. Richter, a fragile, brilliant German scientist is a prisoner of the Allies. Grandall is an American soldier with a personal grudge against the enemy. To stay Richter’s execution, Grandall makes a startling decision. When tragedy hits Grandall, Richter surprises him with an offer of comfort. These two events begin a relationship that will affect everyone. But an extreme test lies in wait as the landscape of guilt, doubt, and fear intensifies.
|Torio’s Diary: Torio-san is a frizzy hair chick living in a small island named ” Donatello”. He loves walnuts and enjoys the laid-back life with his friends and family. Let’s take a peek of his funny stories!|
We’ve got a whole ton of extra inventory in our warehouse that we need to get rid of, so come on down to our Gardena warehouse to get your hands on deeply discounted manga and anime goods! Saturday and Sunday March 9 and 10 are the big days, so mark your calendars now! We’ll be open from 10AM to 4PM and you can find our warehouse and office at:
Digital Manga, Inc.
1487 W. 178th St.
Suite 300 (third floor)
Gardena, CA 90248
Parking is free, and while the lot is gated, the gate will be wide open, so drive right on in and look for the Digital Manga logo outside the building.
Everything is available on a first come, first serve basis and will be discounted up to 70%! We’ll be swimming in manga and merchandise, so get there bright and early at 10AM.
Make sure you bring a valid driver’s license or DMV-issued ID card! You MUST have one of the two to prove that you are over 18 before entering the building.
Remember, we’re on the third floor – catch the elevator on up, and we’ll see you there!
The digital round-up is back for another lovely installment! As always, eManga is bringing you tons of great titles. So if you see anything interesting (and I promise you will) in this blog post, head on over to eManga, and get your own digital copy! We got cool Magicians and sexy girls and boys, you name it, we got it. Got some traveling to do over the long weekend? Then why not grab a few of these awesome titles to read to keep you entertained on those rides that can get a little…boring? We’ve got action, drama, romance, and comedy, anything you want. Check out our preview sampler, 100% free, and find out what file type works best for your digital reader or computer of choice.
Magician Vol. 2: The always debonair Ryuuichi the Magician has left American and returned East, only to be assaulted by his adoring fans and mysteries so deep that they will squeeze the living brain juices out of you. In “When the Pale Moon Shines” Ryuuichi must steal away a ballerina from the oppressive country she lives in. But will he be able to stay so graceful when ordered to kill or lose the person he cares about? In “Picture Scrolls of the March Burglar”, Ryuuichi is visiting Japan! He sees the sights, does the whole tourist thing, and tries to steal a priceless Bodhisattva statue. Once he finds out the truth behind it, however, can he steal it without losing his life? And why is there blood on the floor?
Don’t Tell My Husband Vol. 1: Because Minano has spent her entire life sheltered by her wealth and parents, she has seldom experienced the hardships of everyday life. Nothing changes after her marriage to a wealthy CEO, as she is still spoiled shamelessly by her husband. Why then, would she try and break into said husband’s company to steal a heavily guarded opal necklace? Or why, when she’s held up in a bank robbery, would she take matters into her own hands to thwart the robbers? Is she really who she seems? Does one high-heeled madam with nerves of steel even stand a chance against gun-wielding criminals? Just who is this sheltered wife? Find out in Volume 1 of Don’t Tell My Husband!
Get! Vol. 2: Hino Ryosuke is on top of the world. Class president Kaonji Kyo, the most beautiful student in school, is his lover! Each day brings them closer. Each time they make love, Kyo shares more of himself. Their growing intimacy makes Ryosuke think about their lives beyond college. But then, there is a campaign of threatening letters and blackmail photos. It seems that Ryosuke just gets a handle on that when rumors spread at school that he is making extra money as a gigolo! Even Kyo seems to think there is something to those stories. It seems that things can’t to get any worse for Ryosuke. That’s when Kyo’s handsome and accomplished cousin returns from studying abroad determined to come between the two. Enough is enough! No one who wants to take Kyo away has reckoned on a determined Ryosuke in love!
Welcome to 2013 and the brand spanking new Weekly Digital Round-Up, featuring all the latest titles from our newly revamped eManga.com! This week we’re bringing you four new BL titles from DMG along with the first volume of Diabolo, an older series that gives manga fans a glimpse of the terrifying and supernatural. Looking to take the new eManga.com’s files for a test drive before you buy anything? Check out our preview sampler, 100% free, and find out what file type works best for your digital reader or computer of choice!
|Love Connect: Kouki’s twin older brother, Keiki, has decided to work as a part-time waiter during one of the most important summer of their lives! Worried about his sibling’s college career, Kouki decides to take matters into his own hands. But when he goes to the café, Kouki realizes the manager is GAY?! What does this mean for him and his brother? Will Kouki be able to get out of this dilemma, or will things only get worse? Also, see what happens when the Internet-famous “Kazushi” finally decides to face his real life terrors…|
|Diabolo, vol. 1: Something extra-wicked this way comes! Ren and Rai play with fire when they sell their souls to the demon Diabolo to save Ren’s cousin. Diabolo gives Ren the power of ultimate offense and Rai the power of ultimate defense. However, those who fall into the Diabolo’s trap start to go crazy at 17, and at age 18 they reach the point of no return…|
|Daily Fiction: Riku Shiraishi and Tooru Yatsu are childhood friends. Yatsu loves him, but their relationship has always been forced. Just as Shiraishi starts to realize how Yatsu really feels, he loses all his memories in a car accident. How will their love end up?|
|Love and a Sin: Harada and Shibata were an unlikely couple in high school, and on a whim made an even stranger promise to meet each other again 30 years later. After graduation, Harada seems to have all but forgotten their promise. Now he spends his days as police chief keeping an eye on a Chinese mafia boss with a familiar face… Against all odds and logic, Shibata ends up back in Japan exactly on the date they promised to meet. Can Harada find him in time and catch the criminal who stole his heart? Or will his high school sweetheart rob him blind again?|
|Self-Portrait: “Wanna make a bet with me? If I manage to run into you one more time within a week, you’ll agree to model for me.” With that, up-and-coming photographer Kiwamu Izumi scouts high-schooler Takahito as his model. Assuming he’ll never see Kiwamu again, Takahito takes the bet, but then the two meet again at school! Takahito is repelled, yet simultaneously finds himself gradually attracted to Kiwamu…|