Archive for April 2014
PROJECT-H, LLC. TO HOST “HENTAI FESTIVAL” AT ANIME EXPO 2014 IN LOS ANGELES, CA
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 10PM PST to Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2AM PST in LP1 Petree Hall
GARDENA, CA (April 23, 2014) – Project-H is honored to officially announce the titillating new adult-only “Hentai Festival.” Sponsored by Project-H, LLC., the Hentai Festival is sure to excite the attendees at the largest Anime Expo in North America.This grand hentai event is provided to help bring together the enthusiastic and energizing community of Japanese hentai manga/anime fandom.
Everyone 18 years of age or older is invited and all attendees must be registered with Anime Expo 2014. No extra registration is required. All guests must be over the age of 18 years old on the day of the Hentai Festival.
At Anime Expo 2014, attendees will experience the multi-faceted world of Japanese hentai fandom sponsored by North America’s largest hentai manga localizer and publisher, Project-H, LLC. TheHentai Festival will begin on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10PM PST, and is planned to begin with theProject-H Industry panel followed by a unique variety of activities which include, but are not limited to, video, interactive one-on-one activities, and games that will test your wits and luck. It’s not a party without giveaways! The panel will discuss Project-H and how it got its name. The ever-evolving conversation regarding Japanese censorship and how it plays a role in North American translations will be deliberated. The panel will also address the 2014 Fall/Winter release schedule and the newly acquired hit-releases for 2015. New forums and a new website will launch before the Anime Expo. Those who attend the Project-H panel will be gifted a limited amount of exclusive items such as special-edition Project-H preview books (and keep an eye out for collectible buttons, pins, and discount coupons that can be used online or at the Project-H booth located in the Exhibit Hall).
There will be a Project-H booth and a Project-H Goods booth selling books and adult toys from Japanese erotic vendor Toys Heart, respectively.
For die-hard fans there will be exclusive gifts such as autographed boards, new releases, and artwork posters. Guests can take a free photo with a tentacle in the seas and keep their photo or share it on social media sites. Fans can expect to have a great time as each attendee participating in the Project-H Hentai Festival is guaranteed to receive a special gift on the night of the event. Additional goodies can be won and earned by playing games and entering contests for even bigger special prizes.
Established in 2011 under Digital Manga Inc.’s hentai imprint, “Project-H Books” was born. After a short while, Project-H Books became its own separate entity, now called Project-H, LLC. With a dedicated fan base exceeding high-count numbers every day, Project-H continues to bridge the gap between Japan and the West by boldly licensing, localizing, and distributing Japanese hentai manga in English to audiences worldwide.
Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)
Founded in 1992, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is the non-profit parent organization for Anime Expo. The SPJA’s mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans.
| Age Called Blue by Est Em:
Billy is the guitarist for a relatively unknown band called The Idiots. On a fateful Wednesday, two perceived unrelated events occurred: (1) his idol passed away, and (2) his roommate stole both his money and guitar. Surrounding these two events is a series of chance meetings, painful realizations, excessive alcoholism, listlessness, flashbacks, and love. This is a terribly poignant story defining the unyielding love found between a vocalist and his guitarist.
Included with this manga are a couple of side stories. One is a story of the fantastical love between an artist and his subject. The other is a story of childhood friends turned lovers and their journey through life.
| Sweet Blue Flowers Vol. 1 by Takako Shimura:
Once childhood friends, sweet Aki and shy Fumi, unexpectedly reunite the year they enter separate all-girls high schools.
Fumi has learned that romance can have its thorns but in meeting an upperclassman she discovers that, like a flower hibernating through the winter, love too can grow and bloom again come spring. But has there in fact been a little flower, almost too small to see, at her side all along…?
Join Aki and Fumi in the first volume of Takako Shimura’s touching coming-of-age series as they discover more about who they are, and who they can become.
|Kimagure Orange Road Vol. 1 by Izumi Matsumoto:
Teenage romance meets fantasy in this series as a love triangle develops between the main character, an indecisive esper named Kyōsuke Kasuga, Madoka Ayukawa, a mercurial and enigmatic girl with a tough past, and Hikaru Hiyama, Madoka’s ditzy and energetic best friend. Kyōsuke falls in love with Madoka, and Madoka wants to return those feelings, but can not because of Hikaru’s involvement with Kyōsuke.
Written by Izumi Matsumoto and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, it was later adapted into an anime series broadcast on Nippon Television, animated by Studio Pierrot and directed by veteran animator Osamu Kobayashi with character designs by Akemi Takada and scripts by Kenji Terada.
|All Purpose Chemistry Club! Vol. 2 by Sho Hidaka:
Ready for another exciting adventure with the All Purpose Chemistry Club? If you said no, we’ll take that as a yes. If you said yes, then prepare yourself for more ghosts, body swapping pills, talking puppets and… wait… is that Boss with a girl?! WHAT?!
|EREMENTAR GERADE: Flag of Bluesky Vol. 4 by Mayumi Azuma:
The long journey to Vapell Viji has finally come to an end. Unfortunately, the company arrives in the land renowned for its delicious cuisine while it is in the midst of some dire circumstances. Not long after their arrival the Princess Achea and her companions witness the orchard of life deteriorate! Many trials arise for Achea, once she offers aid to the queen of Vapell Viji and their dying tree.
PROJECT-H PARTNERS WITH IKDInternational to bring JUNICHI YAMAKAWA’S MANGA TO NORTH AMERICAN SHORES
Gardena, CA, April 01, 2014 – Project-H is excited to announce our partnership with IKDInternational to bring the manga of beloved artist Junichi Yamakawa to North American shores.
Best known worldwide for “Kuso Miso Technique”, Junichi Yamakawa’s popularity experienced a resurgence of popularity after his work resurfaced on the internet in 2003. Kuso Miso technique tells the story of a typical student, Masaki Michishita, as he meets Takakazu Abe, a man who will change his perception of love, lust and the world.
Kuso Miso Technique brings in a different flavor compared to any of Project-H’s past works including, but not limited to: homoerotica, scatology and urination.
More information regarding Kuso Miso Technique can be found here: Wikipedia (NSFW)
Project-H’s President, Hikaru Sasahara commented:
“I am excited at the possibilities this collaboration brings to Project-H. Our goal is to bring new wholesome titles that appeal to everyone and I am pretty sure I’ve made a few people very happy.”
New and Current Project-H fans can look forward to a faithful adaptation of all of Junichi Yamakawa’s short stories on May, 2015.
To view the full press release: Click here