Archive for May 2013
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!
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 (Kare no 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!
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?|
We’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!
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/
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!