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Aug 23 2013

Tezuka Week was a rousing success–everyone came out to show their love of Tezuka and his classic manga! And if you didn’t get your Tezuka fix these last 5 days–we’re extending the 15% off the first 10 issues for another week!

As promised, eManga’s site improvements are slowly coming along. This time our site is updated on both the top and bottom! You’ll never miss a deal again because our rotating banner is now clickable! And at the bottom of the page, we now have a latest review box! Like to write reviews? The title will pop up here as soon as you hit post!

For yaoi fans waiting for a print title, we announced a new license last Friday on Twitter.

 We’re proud to announce Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai (title pending) for print and digital, summer 2014! 

Now onto our digital round up!

Marin Vol. 1: Hayami Marin is a boy with incredible magical abilities, yet he wishes only to live a normal life and is always trying to avoid training with his grandfather, a powerful and prestigious magician himself. But when an onslaught of horrifying demons suddenly begin targeting Marin and his peers, he must muster what little knowledge he has to try to save the lives of everyone around him. Although it’s clear things are becoming far from normal, it doesn’t seem like Marin is willing to change his mind…
Planet Ladder vol. 7: Now that Kura has captured me, I, Kaguya, have no idea what to do. I’m beginning to suspect that there is more to the events that have surrounded me than the Emperor wants to let on, and I’m beginning to feel that no matter what world I choose to save, the universe is doomed anyway. I only hope that my brother Kagami can send me some kind of a message or sign about what to do. And I hope that Bambi and Prince Seeu will be able to save me before it’s too late and Kura does something that will destroy us all….forever.
A Dark Fable of the Forest Vol. 2: Supernatural reporter Alyssa Thompson is caught up in the strange world of Chevalier, Pineau Rouge, and their malicious relative, Sophia. Now she finds her own family is intimately involved and always has been! When she’s brought to the Dark Night Forest to confront these forces, the climactic struggle for power between good and evil begins. Find out in thrilling conclusion in the final installment of A Dark Fable of the Forest. This volume also contains an exciting tale of fraud and betrayal, the one-shot “Shiranami Souichirou.”
In Search of Coffee: Created specifically for Kaigai Mangafesta in Tokyo, 2012, Coffee Party is DMG’s very first international, dual language doujinshi! This unique English-and-Japanese mini-manga is brought to you by international duo Nao Yazawa (the creator of Moon & Blood) and Saeko Doyle. Our digital edition even includes fan-art from around the world, as well as stories from behind the scenes of Coffee Party’s creation. Take a peek at this unique doujinshi, and experience manga straight from the hands of the creators to your screen!
Aug 14 2013

Everyone at Digital Manga are huge Tezuka fans—without him there certainly wouldn’t be any manga industry at all. In celebration of the “God of Manga” and our upcoming 50th issue of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine, Digital Manga presents an entire week of Tezuka goodness! For five entire days, we’ll be giving away issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine and physical copies of our Tezuka Kickstarter titles!! How do you enter? Check out our schedule here and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for opportunities to win! (Remember: our contest is open worldwide!!) Here’s the schedule for our exciting week of Tezuka (all times PST):

Monday: 08/19/13 10:00 am – Blog contest begins! Enter via email to win the first 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine! Five random people will win. The trivia question and email will go up on this blog at 10am PST! (DMP blog)

10:00 am – Facebook and Tumblr contest begins! Enter via email to win the first 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine! Five random people will win. The trivia question and email will go up at 10am PST!

10:00am – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter) 1:00pm – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

4:00 – Trivia contest. Win One copy of Atom Cat (Twitter)

Tuesday: 08/20/13  10:00am – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

1:00pm – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

4:00 – Trivia contest. Win One copy of UNICO (Twitter)

Wednesday: 08/21/13  10:00am – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

1:00pm – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

4:00 – Trivia contest. Win One copy of Triton (Twitter)

Thursday: 08/22/13 10:00am – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

1:00pm – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine  (Twitter)

4:00 – Trivia contest. Win One copy of Barbara (Twitter, MUST BE 18+ TO WIN)

Friday: 08/23/13  10:00am – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

1:00pm – Trivia contest. Win 5 issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (Twitter)

4:00 – Trivia contest. Win One copy of Swallowing the Earth(Twitter, MUST BE 18+ TO WIN)

4:00 – Blog, Facebook, and Tumblr contest ends. Winners will be announced on 08/26/13.

Don’t want to wait for the contest? Get more bang for your buck with the first 10 issues on sale at 15% off! With 7 of Tezuka’s most popular titles (most OOP in English!), you’re never go hungry for classic manga again–all for the heroic price of $4.99!

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The YaoiCon 2014 volunteer fome is LIVE! Join in on the fun! Remember, if you have questions please email info [at] yaoicon.com! 

Love telling the world about your favorite manga? Did you know eManga has a review feature? Share your opinions, likes and dislikes with us! It might even be featured in the eManga newsletter!

Onto our weekly digital round-up:

F-Stop: Cosplay Made in Japan Vol. 3: A world class photographer, Yuji Susaki captures vibrant & powerful fashions of cosplayers in Japan.
Give My Regards to Black Jack Vol. 12: “We’ve been giving the world the wrong impression…!” The overhyped media is causing the mentally ill to be viewed with fear by the public. While mass panic runs rampant, Ozawa’s time for release draws near. Defenseless and hurting, he is driven into a corner. And then… Tragedy. “I want to know.” “We must give them an answer.” The combined ire of both the general public and the media triggers violence against the mentally ill. The psychiatric department arc reaches its conclusion in this gritty medical drama! Watch as the truth reveals the real meaning of “trial by media.”
Weekly Astro Boy Magazine: The second installment of Astro Boy: The Artificial Sun continues! The professor reveals an abandoned project that could change the world, except it already has! Someone has hijacked the project to melt the world into a new climate and the only one who can stop them is Professor Ochanomizu! Also included are Buddha, Dororo, and Black Jack!
Femmes Fatales: O-Sato is willing to do anything to get revenge on the men who raped and murdered her younger sister, even if she must sleep with the perpetrators in order to get close enough to them to slit their throats. She is a viper longing to coat her fangs in the blood of the guilty. O-Sono marries into wealth and power. However, her jealousy soon drives her to punish her cheating husband right where it will hurt him the most. O-Kinu uses her innocent face and honeyed words to get whatever she wants, no matter the cost. She leaves a trail of the blood of her lovers in her wake. Sinister and sexy, the women illustrated in Femmes Fatales embrace their darkest natures. Men who enter into the barbed embraces of these deadly women are doomed to never leave. Hell hath no fury…
Aug 9 2013

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Triton of the Sea vol. 1 is now available on Akadot! Woohoo!

Dinobyte’s been hard at work tinkering away at his eManga site! Over the years eManga’s learned an incredible amount from the feedback we receive every day. Every suggestion, compliment, and complaint is never too small or insignificant. In the coming months expect to see some changes to eManga that will make your shopping experience smoother and more streamlined.

Love telling the world about your favorite manga? Did you know eManga has a review feature? Share your opinions, likes and dislikes with us! It might even be featured in the eManga newsletter!

Onto our weekly digital round-up:

Planet Ladder Vol. 6: My name is Kaguya, and I am prophesied to choose which one of the nine dimensional worlds is saved while the rest are destroyed. But in reality, I don’t want anyone to die, so i made a declaration to all nine worlds that i wanted to save them all, not just one. I worry that all the worlds will not see things as clearly as I do since they have fought each other for so long. I don’t know if they can ever change. If they don’t we’ll all be destroyed.

Earthian Vol. 5: Yun Kouga presents Earthian’s “Secret Garden” collection! Filled with heartbreaking tales of the forbidden relationship between Lord Michael and Raphael, this volume also includes a never-before-seen bonus story specifically created for this special deluxe edition. And as a fitting epilogue to the unforgettable manga series, catch a glimpse of the future of all your favorite Earthian characters!

Give My Regards to Black Jack vol. 9: “The psychiatric department–we know nothing of what takes place there.”What’s your image of the psychologically disturbed? Eerie. Unsettling. Criminally prone.Saitou arrives at University of Eiroku’s psychiatric department for training when he ends up becoming the primary doctor for Kadowaki, an inpatient. However, Kadowaki is an undercover reporter! His stay at Eiroku is for research and his attending physician, Iseya, has a few tricks of his own. Thus, the psychiatric ward arc begins! For the first time ever for the country of Japan, the disease schizophrenia is illuminated!

Weekly Astroboy Magazine: In Astro Boy: Space Snow Leopard, Tezuka does his take on the “angel hair” snow phenomena! One snowy day, Astro discovers all the robots in the city completely drained of energy and rushes to investigate. Surprisingly, his search leads him to a crazed man and his mysterious “space snow leopard!” Is the leopard responsible for the robots’ mass collapse? And why exactly isn’t Astro affected?! Also included are Buddha, Dororo, and Black Jack!
Aug 2 2013

As you all know, yesterday was the famed 801 Day! Everyone at Digital manga had a blast! Our trivia contest was a success–our turn out was great. It’s sad that Yaoi Day only comes once a year, but don’t worry–we’re extending the fun all weekend!

We’re having an 801 Day sale over at eManga! Expand your digital yaoi library with 4 titles at 15% off!

And of course, Akadot. Many out-of-print yaoi titles are back in stock for an extremely limited time! In celebration, all items are 30% off with the code 801day13!! Spend $80 and get a free yaoi gift bag.

Onto our weekly digital round-up. We have quite a few new titles and an exciting announcement: Give My Regards to Black Jack is now up on eManga in its entirety!  The first three volumes are FREE and every volume after that is $1.00!

A Fortnight Until We Touch: Ooji hasn’t been the same since his coworker Kaizuka quit. Kaizuka’s replacement, Sekimoto, is rude at first, but Ooji still can’t resist offering to let him crash at his place. Though there may be tension between them at first, a lot can change in a fortnight.
Minase can’t stop thinking about the summer of his last year of high school when his mother died. His friend Susa took him to the beach and patted him on the head. Now, five years later, Minase keeps waking up at three every morning to find a sleepwalking Susa at his door.Though Sawaki’s high school crush Shiino left him, he could never forget him. After running into him again three years later, he swears this time will be different, even if the ring on Shiino’s finger means he has already been claimed by another.A Fortnight Until We Touch features three emotional short stories of second chances born from words left unsaid.

Give My Regards To Black Jack Vol. 6: “This person is going to die without ever knowing anything…!!”“It’s all right.” “Those who are cured of cancer are those who battled with cancer.”Placing faith in the words of Dr. Shouji, Tsujimoto endures the crippling side effects of her cancer treatments. She knows nothing of her odds of pulling through, her medical options, or the truth behind her doctor’s words.Saitou watches helplessly as Shouji keeps his patient in the dark. In an attempt to “cure” Saitou of his naïve ideals, the oncologist tells Saitou an anecdote from the past. Why do doctors tell half-truths? How do patients deal with the news? Shouji’s tale explains of a patient that answered those questions for him.Discover Japan’s cancer debate taking place right this minute!

Eat For Your LifeMantarou Ohara’s salary can’t keep up with the amount of money he spends on food. He doesn’t just eat his meals, he savors every mouthful and travels Japan in search of new flavors to excite his taste buds. But when a serious lack of funds causes him to choose between living off noodles or entering an eating competition, it seems that the life of this gourmet is about to change…Will the guidance of a mysterious stranger turn Mantarou from a food lover into a professional competitive eater? Or will his passion for the perfect recipe be his downfall…?

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: Often hailed as the “God of Manga”, Osamu Tezuka draws stories of life, death, and morality His compilation of stories touch upon sci-fi, history, crime, politics, romance, but always raises questions on the human condition and reflects the ambiguity of morality.
Aug 1 2013


It’s that time of year again! To celebrate 801 Day, Digital Manga is holding our annual Twitter trivia contest! The fun starts at 9:30AM PST! Win some delicious yaoi prizes every half hour until 5:00pm PST! The contest is open WORLDWIDE! First to answer our trivia question wins and you can only win once. Remember, you must be 18 or over to participate! Keep your eyes peeled for our trivia on Twitter today! Good luck!

And some quick news: Dinobyte got so excited he bit a chunk out 4 great yaoi titles! That means 15% off for the first weekend of August (08/01 to 08/04)! Check it out here!