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January 29, 2015

Digital Manga Inc. Starts the New Year With a Bang: Alabaster to be Crowd Funded

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(GARDENA, CA) It’s a whole new year, and to start off 2015, Digital Manga Inc. (DMI) is excited to announce their next World Tezuka campaign with the much anticipated title, Alabaster. The series is darker than Tezuka’s usual fare, and with a total of 2 volumes, the series is set to release on September 2015.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-alabaster-vol1-2

Alabaster

James Block was once a famous athlete, but one day when he confesses his love to the actress he dated at the time, she insults him for his appearance, infuriating him. In a burst of rage, he lunges for her but is then arrested for assault.

January 28, 2015

KICKSTARTER LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Follow-Up Update to the last post about “New Rewards: Substituting/Adding on other in-stock yaoi books!” (ノ≧▽≦)ノ”

Here’s the list of in-stock yaoi titles from Akadot’s inventory. We’ve also added some titles that are not listed on Akadot! You can check it out here; http://bit.ly/InStockYaoi

The list will be updated on a daily basis so please check back regularly if you’re still deciding on what books to substitute/add-on. Please keep in mind that RED TITLES = LOW STOCK and any titles in BLUE (Not List on Akadot) = Are ALL LOW STOCK. If you want a low stock title, please message me ASAP (as soon as possible) so that we can hold it for you. Remember, it’s 1st come 1st served, titles will be given out according to the order of requests.

Again, you can let us know what titles you want through Kickstarter, June Facebook, June Twitter.

January 28, 2015

15K milestone

KICKSTARTER LINKhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Again, super big thank you to everyone for the support, we can’t do it without ya’ll, the yaoi fans! ★Thanks(◎≧v≦)人(≧v≦●)Thanks☆・:.,;* We’re officially 33% funded with 21 days left and going steady, let’s make it to the 3rd milestone of $20,000!! xD

P.S. There’s still a possibility of having stretch goal #1 getting unlocked; Restocking “A Foreign Love Affair” by Ayano Yamane. Let’s do our best to make it happen! * ^ *

Time to start the preview scans for Finder Vol. 2 on June Facebook & Twitter! Just a reminder that Finder Vol. 3 previews start at the $20,000 milestone. Plus, if we reach our halfway mark of $22,500 by Jan. 31st (Saturday), I’ll announce something SUPER SPECIAL for everyone on our livestream on Saturday! * ^ *

June Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mangajune
June Twitter: https://twitter.com/junemanga

January 23, 2015

Finder Vol.7 has made it to New York Times Manga best seller as #1!!

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/manga/list.html

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Super big thank you to everyone who’s purchased Finder Volume 7!

We couldn’t do it without you guys! We’re bringing back the ‪#‎YAOI‬.

Thank you…(´人`●)SOOOOO━━\(´∀`●)/━━MUCH!!

If you haven’t gotten Finder Volume 7 yet, you can purchase it at:
Akadot, Amazon, BookDepository, or the current Finder Kickstarter!
Akadot:
Amazon:
BookDespository:
Kickstarter:
January 23, 2015

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Hello everyone!! We’ve got some extremely exciting news to share! This was one of our backer’s request and we thought it was a fantastic idea and we wanted to open it up to everyone who would be interested. ~

Substituting/Adding on other in-stock yaoi books! (ノ≧▽≦)ノ

This is particularly great for international backers because of the cheaper shipping and a ton of in-stock yaoi titles to choose from!  Also great for those who want to support the Finder Kickstarter/June but don’t particularly want Finder or already have the complete series. :)

Please message us beforehand with the titles you want and we’ll let you know step by step how to pledge, change your reward tier and pledge amount. If you want other yaoi books + June merchandise (poster, tote bag, YaoiCon Badge), message us.

  • You will get a complimentary yaoi bracelet as a thank you for pledging <3

Rules & Guidelines:

  • You must pay the full retail price of the book chosen. Example: Apple & Honey would be $13. ($12.95 but we round up the cents to whole numbers only).
  • You can only choose titles that we have in stock. If you’re unsure what’s in/out of stock, ask us and we’ll find out for you and let you know.
  • No returns/exchanges after we ship out all the rewards. You may only cancel or change your desired books during the duration of the campaign or before we ship your rewards.
  • If you only pledge for other yaoi books and not Finder, your books will be immediately shipped out after the campaign period/if it’s 100% funded.
  • If you pledge for Finder + other yaoi books, your books will be shipped out in 1 package when we receive the Finder books.

If you have any questions or concerns, please message us directly on Kickstarer, Facebook, Twitter. You may also email me directly if you need extra assistance at [kristine@emanga].

January 7, 2015

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Restocking the complete series of Finder Vol. 1 – 6 by Ayano Yamane; undeniably one of the best yaoi manga series in BL existence!

Launching for the first time a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Juné imprint series Finder by Ayano Yamane. The Kickstarter campaign aims to restock the complete Finder series Volumes 1 – 6. Finder is highly regarded as being one of the best yaoi manga series in boy’s love existence! The Finder Project Kickstarter campaign is 100% designed and dedicated to all boy’s love fans and aims to be a highly intensive fan-driven project. 

The Finder series is a yaoi manga revolving around photographer Akihito Takaba and Japan’s notorious crime lord Ryuichi Asami. While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Akihito crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Akihito captive, in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. After a turn of events, both Akihito and Asami come to hold deep affection for one another, though never coming to realize or wanting to admit/succumb to the impending love. Despite circumstances beyond their control, they always find themselves drawn to one another. Will their feelings of love, lust, and desire ever become mutual? The Finder series is a high-pace yaoi with a dark theme and an addictive and captivating storyline that showcases hidden desires as Akihito ventures into the brooding darkness that lurks behind the Japanese underworld and the new found love captured in the viewfinder.

The campaign has a goal of $45,000 to restock this six volume series with a stretch goal at $50,000 and another stretch goal at $52,000.  A majority of the tier packages feature fan-based rewards as well as many book-only based tiers, and some even include badges to YaoiCon 2015. (For more about YaoiCon, visithttp://www.yaoicon.com.) The planned restocking date for this series is set for April 2015 or possibly earlier. Digital Manga attempts to adopt a new way of restocking beloved out of stock yaoi titles from the Juné, 801 Media, and DokiDoki imprint labels while utilizing fan-driven demand for restocking projects. With the success of the Finder Project, Digital Manga plans to move forward with even more yaoi restocking campaigns designed to meet the growing yaoi fanbase for older titles. DMI hopes to be able to restock a large majority of the out of stock yaoi titles in future with the help of the yaoi fanbase community. 

November 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Digital Manga Inc. Launches in Lighting SpeedSmaller, Quicker, and Affordable—The Tezuka Requiem Kickstarter Campaign

 

Gardena, CA (November 26, 2014)

Digital Manga Inc. (DMI), a long-time publisher of manga, launches a new Kickstarter campaign for their new Osamu Tezuka title, Ludwig B. With other successful Tezuka Kickstarter campaigns such as Barbara, Captain Ken, and Unico, DMI looks to crowd funding once again to help release a manga classic into English. The 2 volume series release date is set for July 2015.

 

Ludwig B [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-ludwig-b-vol1-2]

 

Ludwig B is a bio-manga about music prodigy, Ludwig van Beethoven. With a focus on Ludwig’s younger years, Tezuka depicts what life was like for a young, struggling artist in a time when those in a higher social class used and abused those of lower class. Born in an era of great composers, Johann (Ludwig’s alcoholic father) forces the young Ludwig to take piano lessons and often acts the dictator. Miserable from his father’s constant abuse, Ludwig hated music, but then he is taken under the tutelage of Christian Gottlob Neefe who nurtured Ludwig’s natural talents. One day, Franz Creutzstein (an aristocrat who hates anyone with the name Ludwig) canes Ludwig Beethoven in the ear which causes internal bleeding. This in turn causes Ludwig to slowly lose his hearing. From abuse by people he trusted, to the death of his parents, to the loss of his hearing, Ludwig continues to compose music because it is the only way for him to connect to people and the world.

November 18, 2014

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Ja-Jannn!! ~ New #Yaoi License: 

Soredemo, Yasashii Koi wo Suru by Kou Yoneda!! 
English title: “Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly”
Release date: TBA (sometime spring 2015??) 
Will be in both print & digital!

This was probably one of the most highly requested title this year and we’re happy to say that we’ve officially licensed it! ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ̀ˋ
For those who don’t know, soredemo is the spin-off story featuring Onoda and Deguchi (OTP) from the main story: No Touching At All (Doushitemo Furetakunai)!!

For those wondering, we do have plans to restock No Touching At All but it might be a bit difficult. Though, we’re going to try our best to do it one way or another to make it happen! * ^ * In the meantime, we do have it digitally available: http://bit.ly/NoTouchingAtAll

 

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