• A Message from Sakira

    Working with Sakira has been a great honor for us at Juné and we are very grateful she has be so enthusiastic about this project :)

    Here is a message from Sakira to you: 

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    ヤオイコンにて、アメリカのファンからの大きな反響にとても驚き、感激しました。そして、ぜひ、アメリカのファンの方々に向けた新しい作品を作りたいと考えました。

    BLは元々日本で生まれ、日本人の好むように作られており、私もそのように描いてきたため、今回はいろいろな発想を巡らせ、悩みました。結果的にアメコミヒーローの要素と、日本の妖怪や巫女の要素を両方併せ持つBL作品になりました。

    「アメリカ発」の日本人によるBL作品第1号となる不安もありますが、デジタルマンガ社というパートナーにも恵まれ、斬新な試みという意味では大きな意義を感じています。

    皆さんのために、本作品のポスター、イラスト、また数点ですがサイン入り色紙などもご提供したいと考えております。
    この作品が海外で広まり、これからの作品にも繋がることを大変期待しています。

    「俺巫女!」第1話では不思議なことがたくさん起こりますが、謎のままです。2話以降少しずつ明かされ、少しずつ2人の心が動いていきます。ただいま執筆中ですので、回を追うごとに魅力的なキャラクターに育つよう描いていけたらいいなと思っています。
    4話では新キャラクターがドっと増えますのでおたのしみに!

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    When I visited Yaoi-Con, I was blown away by the sheer amount of (positive) feedback I received from the American fans. I was deeply moved. Which is why I decided to create a brand new manga just for my American fans, as a way to say thank you.

    BL was originally born in Japan, so it is created in a way that caters to a Japanese audience. And since I've always written my stories in a similar way, I had to think very hard for this project. In the end, I landed on the idea of merging certain aspects of American superhero comics with elements from Japanese "Youkai" and "Mikos".

    I'm a little worried about this becoming the first ever U.S. original BL manga written by a Japanese artist, but at the same time, I feel honored to have this opportunity to work alongside Digital Manga on such an exciting, innovative project.

    I also have plans to provide posters, illustrations, and a few of my signed "shikishi"s for everyone.
    I'm very much looking forward to this becoming more popular overseas, which I hope will contribute to the success of other titles in the future.

    A lot of mysterious things will happen in Ore Miko! Episode 1, but they will remain a mystery. They will slowly start to be revealed from Episode 2 and onward, when the hearts of the two characters begin to waver for each other. I am still in the process of writing the story, so my hope is to have them develop into strong, attractive characters as the story progresses.
    A bunch of new characters are planned to show up in Episode 4 so please look forward to that!

    -Sakira

     

     

    Episode 2 will be released on December 7, 2018 at 12:00 PST. We are also working on episode 3 and hope to release it soon as well.

    Posted by Lindsay M.
  • NOW HIRING - English/Spanish Bilingual - Sales + Marketing

    Digital Manga, Inc. is seeking an English/Spanish Bilingual individual to join us at our Gardena office to help with sales and marketing.

    Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in both the English and Spanish language (written / spoken)
         Some Japanese is a plus, but not required
  • Possess an understanding of Japanese manga and be willing to work with both hentai + yaoi material
  • Knowledge of the Spanish speaking market
  • Interested in East Meets West business
  • Must be comfortable working with adult content
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Local applicants ONLY
  • Must be 18+
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    Please email all applications / resumes to career@emanga.com

Posted by Jennie Flogstad
  • NOW HIRING - Warehouse Assistant : Shipping & Receiving

    Digital Manga, Inc. is seeking an individual to join us at our Gardena office to assist in shipping / receiving.

    Requirements:

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time and lift a minimum of 40lbs
  • Able to maintain warehouse inventory and process orders in a timely manner
  • Past warehouse / shipping experience preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge or interest of manga/anime/games is a must
  • MUST be comfortable working with adult content
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Local applicants ONLY
  • Must be 18+

  • Please email all applications / resumes to career@emanga.com

    Posted by Jennie Flogstad
  • E-Choco, Our First Digital Magazine + Understanding Japanese BL Magazines

    e-Choco (イーショコ) is a digital magazine that releases new titles periodicially. Compiled of multiple stories by different authors, this magazine delivers a unique experience.
    In Japan, BL fans enjoy reading these magazines as it's the newest stuff on the market. It's similar to waiting for the next episode to air on television as oppose to waiting for the whole season to come to a close.

    We here at Juné, wanted to recreate that affect by publishing e-Choco in English. Soon we will publish upcoming volumes so you too can follow stories in this magazine style. It's the perfect e-book for someone looking for a quick read as it's made up of chapters from different stories.

    Do bare in mind, that this is authentic to the experience of BL readers in Japan. Sometimes a story will gain more popularity and thus, the story will continue. If a story is not as popular, it may or may not discontinue. That's just the way the magazine business works in Japan sometimes. If a story reaches a certain amount of popularity, it will be released as a tankōbon (単行本/standalone book).

    BL magazines have another quirk, even if the story is popular, it may not show up in the next volume, and instead, in volume 4 or 5 for example. While it may seem frustrating, it is something common in Japan magazines. The best we can do at 
    Juné is let you know about continuations and the content in each of our magazines :) 

    A useful link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank%C5%8Dbon

    We hope you enjoy e-Choco and please comment if you have any questions!! 

    Posted by Lindsay M.
  • Sakira's Ore Miko Announcement

    Dear BL Fans,

    After a lot of buzz and anticipation, Juné is happy to announce the release of Ore Miko!

    We are delighted to work with Sakira as she has brought us fantastic titles like “Boyfriend in Heat,” “Sailor Men,” and “Don’t Rub Yourself Against My Ass!!” Her beautiful art starring muscular handsome men (both tops and bottoms) and amusing stories make her oeuvre one of a kind. She is just as excited to work on this project as we are. Sakira created Ore Miko with her overseas fans in mind, making sure to include hot scenes, eye-pleasing character designs, and as always, delectable buff men!~

    If you love muscular men and the supernatural, then you’re in for a treat! This manga has it all, demons, romance, steamy scenes, comedy, loveable protagonists and more! Plus, it's uncensored ;) No redraws or light sabers here!

    This is the first Yaoi manga created and catered for the English-speaking audience. Ore Miko is an exclusive release by Juné, a U.S. based company and Sakira, a Japanese Mangaka. Together, we wanted to make something special for overseas yaoi fans since we understand the devotion and love for BL/Yaoi outside of Japan.

    This brand new title will be made up of 5 episodes plus a spin-off. You can already read episode 1 for free from our website and we will release episode 2 soon.

    We will digitally premiere each episode one by one and thereafter, we will compile all 5 episodes into one physical print :) Upon the physical release, we will also lauch merchandise for the series so be on the look out!

    Please support the title and Sakira by purchasing Episode 2 when it comes out.

    Posted by Lindsay M.
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