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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/
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.
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.
It’s been a busy week, but first I’m sure there are plenty of you waiting on more print titles — never fear, Ze, vol. 7 will see an early pre-sale at the end of this month, and eighth and final volume of The Tyrant Falls in Love will be headed to pre-sale at the end of June. We can’t wait to get them into your hands! And if you still haven’t finished off Ai no Kusabi, head on over to Akadot to grab the final volume, guaranteed to please every longsuffering fujoshi!
In the digital realm we’re bringing you four great titles — the second installment of Takako Shimura’s sweet and melancholy Happy-Go-Lucky Days, Help! God of Love, a fluffy little BL number starring one fiery tsundere, the cute 4-koma title Yumeichi, and finally Body Guard, a yaoi so hot it made our interns blush — for real! Can’t decide on just one book? Never fear: we’re giving away free books! Just follow our twitter account, @emangadotcom, before Friday, May 10th for your chance to win a free eManga title! We’ll bring you up-to-the-minute updates on all the new eManga titles, along with more prizes, promotions, and fun in the future, so don’t miss out!
And finally, on a different note: Several of our yaoi titles have been removed from our Amazon Kindle store due to “inappropriate content.” While we investigate the matter, 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!
Currently, the banned titles are as follows: Yokan – Premonition vol.1, Author’s Pet, Sadistic Boy, Mourning Dinner Party, The Spiral of Sand, Spider, Ice Eagle, Fire Hawk, Honey*Smile, Love Makes Everything Right, Shameful Body, Rose and Savage, and Flame of the Tropical Butterfly.
Click the banned title to find it on eManga — because no one should stand between a yaoi fan and their manga! Looking for the new releases this week? Click the jump to see more!
If you’re a fujoshi and you, somehow, haven’t heard: Ai no Kusabi, vol. 8 has arrived at Akadot! Yes, that’s right, the stunning conclusion to Rieko Yoshihara’s yaoi classic is finally in print! Right now you can ONLY get it on Akadot, so don’t miss your chance! Grab yourself a copy here!
Our digital releases this week lean towards the dark and the thrilling. Diabolo offers yet another look into a perilous world of good and evil, while Magician heralds the return of everyone’s favorite stage magician and sometimes detective, Ryuuichi. Meanwhile, if your tastes run in more of a yaoi vein, then TORIMAIA’s Sadistic Boy 3: When I Wake Up, I Wish You Were With Me is sure to satisfy your need for rough, sexy bondage play.
And don’t forget to check eManga.com for even more digital selections of the adult variety, including new idol photobooks and the digital edition of Ring x Mama, vol. 1, Joji Manabe’s hit hentai about women’s wrestling that isn’t afraid to hit below the belt!
|Diabolo, vol. 3: Rai has fallen to the Diabolo! Ren ventures forth in an extremely risky effort to save his friend, but standing in his way are the Six Great Spirits. When these spirits converge, the world will be on the threshold of cataclysmic devastation! Is there anyone on Earth who can survive this ultimate struggle between good and evil?|
|Magician, vol. 4:It looks like Yukari is following in Ryuuichi’s footsteps. When Ryuuichi is incapacitated, she and her girlfriends step up and dazzle the audience with their sleuthing and wit. Watch as they use their cute little noggins to thwart the terrorists hiding out in London. And what’s this about Ryuuichi’s inheritance?!|
|Sadistic Boy 3: When I Wake Up, I Wish You Were With Me: Mamiya has Sarasa in his clutches. When Kazunari finds out what Mamiya has done, he sacrifices his dignity to save Sarasa and to expose the true Mamiya to the Principle. Meanwhile, Haruki sees the going love between Sarasa and Kazunari as something that will not include him. But while he makes a decision to leave them, Kazunari and Sarasa can’t stand to be without him. Will Mamiya realize that he is the odd one out, and will Haruki realize that he is very much wanted by both of his boys?|
It’s not digital, but no one would object to a cute unicorn…would they?! Unico has arrived, and if you didn’t back the Kickstarter (or if you really want another copy to share!), never fear! You can grab yourself a copy now at Akadot Retail!
In the digital realm, there’s a bit of something for everyone this week. Ever thought Twilight just didn’t have enough yaoi? Check out Dark Crimson and a Shadow of White from TORIMAIA, the author of the steamy BDSM series Sadistic Boy. Prefer a sweet, quiet high school romance with a dash of baseball? Check out Silent Voice from Atsuki Kyoyama. And if you don’t want to get any of that gooshy romance into your vampire action, we’re releasing Vampire Hunter D. vol. 7 digitally, before it hits store shelves in May! So check out this week’s releases, try something new, and if hentai’s your sort of thing, head on over to the hentai section of eManga for early digital releases of Love on the Job, vol. 2 and our first uncensored title, LoveHair!
| Dark Crimson and a Shadow of White: Longing for his lost humanity, the vampire Endless faces eternity alone, save for his faithful familiar, the wolf, Soosa. Fate caused the pair to briefly encounter a bright eyed youth, and a connection was forged. Four long years later, the youth is now a young man and ready and willing to leave his brother to become Endless’ companion. Rei’s brother is not so keen to let him go, however, and swears to get him back at any cost. Vampire hunters, Endless’ own jealous sire, and personal guilt inducing regrets are all complications added to the unforeseen outcome of Rei’s turning. Is Rei and Endless’s love true, and can it overcome all obstacles to become the stuff legend whispers of?
Be sure to check out the next upcoming title in this series, “Dark Green and a Dream of Silver”!
| JIVE: Himuro stumbled upon his classmate Tsuzuki’s secret hobby… playing with fire! Taking advantage of the situation, Himuro decided to blackmail the model student so he could make his secret (wet) dream come true. Unsuspectingly, Tsuzuki turned the tables on Himuro and started playing with fire on him instead!
Enjoy this unique, sexy, fun collection of no-holds barred love stories from Rize Shinba!
| Obey Your Secretary!:When Masatsugu’s father spontaneously decides to travel the world, Masatsugu is forced into the role of company president. The plus side is that the secretary assigned to him is Shiroba, the man he’s madly in love with. But Shiroba only seems to see Masatsugu as his boss instead of as a potential lover. If Masatsugu pulls a few strings, he can win Shiroba’s body. However, Masatsugu isn’t quite as in charge as he thinks he is.
Obey Your Secretary! features three short stories of strong and confident secretaries who use unconventional (and sexy) methods to whip their bosses into shape. Also included are two stories of sweet office romance. It’s not always a bad idea to get your meat where you make your bread!
|Silent Voice: Meet Hikita. Small, awkward and quiet, he’s the runt of the high school baseball team. His habitual glare scares off everyone – everyone, that is, except Imai, star of the baseball team. Hikita’s fierce dedication to baseball earns him Imai’s friendship and respect…and perhaps more than that, as the two spend quiet evenings alone after practice in the club room. Atsuki Kyoyama’s unique style and delicate touch fills every line of Silent Voice with emotion so tender you’ll lose yourself in Imai and Hikita’s struggle to understand and accept their blossoming romance.|
|Taimashin, vol. 3: Akamushi the Red Spider Exorcist has found an abundance of monster filled mayhem during his travels. Now in Japan at the Kurosawa family residence, he not only encounters a bullied school girl that he feels may one day make him a fine wife, but an ancient family curse. The Laughing Face is anything but fun and games, as its demonic minions wreak murder and mayhem across the centuries, affecting the Kurosawas and anyone else within their family domain. The enemy may be many, but they haven’t yet faced off against anything like Akamushi. Who will prevail and who will go the netherworld?|
|Vampire Hunter D., vol. 7: In a fleeting last breath, a beautiful woman on her deathbed hands a strange gemstone to D and asks that he deliver it to her sister in a remote North Sea fishing village. As D cuts across never-ending expanses of Frontier in search of his seaside destination, he is relentlessly attacked by wave after wave of mercenary and monster…all employed by the man who murdered the young girl. In order to grant a dying wish, D must find a way to keep this priceless jewel out of everyone’s covetous reach, and all without sacrificing his own life!|
|Your Gentle Hand Vol. 2: A tragic childhood accident left Mitsuki Etou with the mysterious ability to read others’ minds with just the touch of her right hand. Though this ability has long kept her feeling isolated from others—especially men—an unlikely partnership with wealthy university student Kazuhisa Kitazono may be just the thing she needs. But is Mitzuki’s association with Kitazono putting her in danger? This volume also includes the bonus suspense story “Blind.”|
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