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Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica
Anime Vice's Quick Picks Erotica

A couple of months ago, my partner BigHeart711 and I included adult titles in Quick Picks until Geo told us to be family friendly. There was no more adult titles until now. This is a special edition for all the releases in 2012 for you hentai fans. Right now (due to time constraints), I will cover the manga portion. Sorry guys and gals, I will put up the hentai anime later. Oh, my partner and I made this interesting observation about the hentai market. It appears that Yaoi dominates the manga section while Straight dominates the animations.

Warning: This blog is for adults age 18 and up. Don't worry, I won't put nudity due to the Anime Vice's community rules. :)

I hope you find something you like and please support these series legally.

Thank you.

Hentai Anime Titles

Angelium (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Another Lady Innocent (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14

Distributor: Kitty Media

During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart, Faye. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.

Classroom Atonement (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: August 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Nanase's father has just been arrested for murder. While his guilt remains in question, Nanase's classmates have already passed judgment and are punishing her for her father's crimes. To atone for his sins, she must obey their every sexual command to satisfy their twisted desires. At school, in her room, even on a crowded train - no matter where they are, Nanase must pleasure them in any way possible. But not all of Nanase's classmates can be so easily satiated. Someone's publishing very detailed articles about her nightly lustful escapades in a special Atonement Newspaper! Spread across campus, this public humiliation might just be worse than her nightly tortures!

Classes in Seduction (DVD)

MSRP: $12.99, Release Date: November 6, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Shino's out to change the world - one lusty lesson at a time! Shino might be a science teacher, but her specialty really lies in teaching her students about their sexual chemistry! Whether it's guiding two virgins through their first time or teaching a tough guy what it really means to make love, this sultry Professor has all the gentle advice and sexual skill to make a man out of anyone. But even though her sex ed is second to none, Shino has needs, too. She aches to find that special someone who can help her achieve the fulfillment that she teaches to others. How many lustful encounters will she have before she finds someone who can please both her body and her heart?

Cool Devices - Collection (DVDs 1 - 4)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 10

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Enter a world of forbidden pleasure tightly bound together inside eleven erotic tales of lust and desire where the darkest yearnings and deepest hatreds intertwine to create the most exquisite ecstasy imaginable. Where sex and depravity shatter the illusion of innocence and replace it with the unquenchable flames of desire!

Special Features: Digitally Remastered, Art Galleries, Cool Devices Teaser & Trailers, Previews.

Note: They did sold each DVD separately for $9.99 prior to this release in 2012. I didn't list these DVDs separately for this blog. It's better to get the whole package for more "satisfying experience."

Fifty Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: July 24

Distributor: Adult Source Media

These couples engage in innocent and not-so-innocent trysts. Consumed by their dark desires to embark on daring, physical sex, these thrill seekers experience the erotic pleasures reserved for those who like to play. No need to sign a contract. Are you and your lover ready to play?

Fifty Darker Shades of Hentai (DVD)

MSRP: $24.99, Release Date: November 13

Distributor: Adult Source Media

Undaunted by the curious preference and shady desires of sexy, anguished young women, men cannot resist the urge to dominate. The searing affairs of the heart take second stage to the sensual curiosity that these men and women explore as they confront their playful fantasies head on.

Hooligan (DVD)

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: July 7

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Five girls. One guy. Seven sex toys. It all started when our hero, Yukito, was trying to score with his favorite blonde bombshell, Olga. Things were just heating up when one of her science experiments exploded, and it screwed up all of time and space. Now it's up to Yukito to find and collect each of the seven sex toys from the beautiful maidens who possess them! To win these seven sabers, Yukito must face off against their lusty owners in a sensual skirmish, where sex is the name of the game - and the winner is the one who can keep going the longest! He'll be battling it out with the lovely shrine sisters Yuka and Yuki... the foxy ninja Victoria... the sweet and spicy Hiromi... so many women, so little time! It's a tough job, but it's up to Yukito to get his freak on and save the universe!

Hot for Teacher (DVD)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Yumi is a busty, dark haired beauty who knows how to give her students what they want. But unfortunately, she's never been good at getting what she wants and lately everything seems to be going wrong. First she has a nasty break-up with her fiance, and then she's sexually harassed by the Vice-Principal. One thing leads to another, and before she knows it, the VP and some very horny students trap her into a hot and heavy orgy. After ravishing her over and over again, they make her swear to become their secret sex slave. Now Yumi's only hope is the reluctant Katsutoshi and his perky girlfriend Keiko. But even with their help, it'll be hard for Yumi to escape her bonds of sexual slavery, since everyone seems to be hot for teacher...

Kite Uncut (Blu-Ray)

MSRP: $29.99, Release Date: February 28

Distributor: Kitty Media

Sawa is a school girl, an orphan, and an assassin. She is being controlled by a corrupt cop who gives her targets to kill, detailing to her the crimes these men have committed in order to justify their death. Some of his power over Sawa has to do with her deceased parents and the promise of revenge. When another orphan, a teenage boy called Oburi, is brought in to assist Sawa, the two teenage killers form a bond of sorts. As they heal each other's emotional wounds, they begin to dream of a life that would not be spent under the shadows of murder.

Nightmare Campus - Complete Collection

MSRP: $39.99, Release Date: January 3

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Masao stumbles upon a bloody occult rite that opens the gates of Hell. He escapes with his life, but a demon possesses his soul... and his college campus! One by one, Masao's peers degenerate into lustful fiends, and terror ravages the student body!

Notes: It has five episodes in total.

Private Sessions - Complete Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: September 11, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Professor Saki was a normal woman - until her heart and mind were twisted by her sadistic boyfriend Mikami. Fired from his last teaching job for assaulting one of his students, he forces Saki into getting him a teaching position at her all-girl college.

With beautiful, buxom ladies everywhere, Mikami's dark desires quickly target his new female students for some very special private sessions - and this time he plans on making Saki help him. Will Saki's misguided love for Mikami drive her to help him trap innocent women in his demented little world?

Step MILF (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: February 14, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Kitty Media

Tomonori is thrown into confusion when his mother suddenly passes on and his father marries the sexy and mysterious Hanae right away. Tomonori is able to discover his new step-mother's secret: she had been having an affair with his father for many years. Not wanting the secret to get out, Hanae and her daughter from a previous marriage will do anything to keep Tomonori quiet - including bribe him with their bodies!

Step Up Love Story (Complete Collection)

MSRP: $14.99, Release Date: July 10, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles, English,

Distributor: Media Blasters

Makoto and Yura Onada are a newly married couple. They're happy and deeply in love. But there's just one problem: they're both inexperienced in the ways of intimacy. As a result, their expressions of love and passion tend to be a little awkward. Seeking advice from wherever they can get it (neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc.), the couple begins to explore all the ins and outs of the married life.

Notes: Contains 2 DVDs (4 episodes).

The Erotic Temptress - The Tower of Lust (DVDs 1 - 5)

MSRP: $9.99 Each,

Release Dates: June 5,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Maya: unspeakably beautiful, her body drives men insane with desire. Wherever she goes, chaos erupts just for a chance to touch her sensuous body and experience true ecstasy...

Variable Geo Neo - Collection (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: November 13, Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles,

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Variable Geo: an all-girl fighting league where the winner walks away with an incredible fortune and the losers are stripped of their dignity and raped for the amusement of the spectators. Yuu Asuka dreams of winning the money so she can save her brother's restaurant, but first, she must battle her way through the world's sexiest martial artists! The list of Yuu's buxom competitors includes her childhood friend Misumi, who isn't about to miss a chance to finally beat Yuu. Unfortunately, Misumi doesn't know anything about the penalties for losing, and she's been selected as Yuu's opponent in Round One! Will Yuu sacrifice her own dream in order to save her friend from the terrible punishment that awaits the loser?

Note: Contains 3 episodes.

Viper GTS (DVD)

MSRP: $19.99, Release Date: March 6

Distributor: Critical Mass Video

Carrera, Rati, and Mercedes are three succuba demons who will grant any wish in exchange for a soul. Ogawa uses a summoning spell to gain vengeance, but when he sees the sexy Carrera, he gets a better idea for a wish.

Hentai Manga Titles

All summaries are from Anime News Network.

Awkward Silence

  • Released on October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Satoru Tono is too shy to speak to classmate Keigo Tamiya. Instead he fills his sketchbook with drawings of the boy he likes. But perhaps Keigo has noticed him too...?

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Bad Teacher's Equation

Atsushi can hardly believe his good luck - he's scored an actual, day-long date with the man of his dreams! But will he manage to stay totally cool, calm, and collected during the biggest moment of his young life? And will the rest of the gang leave him alone... or stalk his every nervous move?!

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love

  • Released on August 14
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

High school student Ao has been dreaming about his longtime neighbor Ryomei, a priest at the local Shinto shrine. A little freaked out - and a lot excited - at the prospect of having a relationship with Ryomei, Ao gathers up his courage, confesses his feelings... and gets turned down flat. Luckily, Ao's not the kind to give up easily. Thanks to some creative persistence (and Ryomei's weakening resolve), he finally gets a kiss. But one single kiss won't satisfy him for long!

Story and art by Yaya Sakuragi.

Border

  • Released on January 31 (Vol. 3)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Sweet (and sugar-addicted) programmer Kippei is an invaluable part of his team! But when a client's case regarding a long-lost heir suddenly brings the bright young boy into the spotlight, everyone is forced to look back on Kippei's shadowy former life in order to uncover the darkest of secrets. Will the squad stand strong... or will they lose Kippei forever? Border breaks down the barrier between work and play with a team of brilliant guys who think nothing of fighting crime and roughhousing after hours! Though they come from totally different backgrounds, these men share a bond that runs much deeper than blood. But will they be ready to let go in the toughest of circumstances?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Colorful Harvest

  • Released on July 27
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.99

Ryosuke fled his family's country vineyard to go to college in Tokyo after his lifelong crush turned him down cold! But what will happen when a trip back home bears juicy, surprising fruit? And how can one clumsy guy suddenly be so irresistibly popular?

Colorful Harvest bursts with the succulent sweetness of fresh flirtation! Will a hopeful guy get a second chance to woo the love of his young life? And how may delicious interludes does it take to totally wipe out a budding romantic?

Finder - Passion within the Viewfinder

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 6)
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.99

“The worlds we live in are just too different!” After his imprisonment in Hong Kong, Akihito returns to Japan with Asami…and slips away to freedom! But when a celebrity stalking case gets the hotheaded photographer mixed up with a pure psychopath, Asami’s underworld influence once again seems to be everywhere…

Story and art by Ayano Yamane.

Flutter

  • Released on July 10
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Asada is hypnotized by a handsome co-worker he sees on the street nearly every day. When the two men are paired up for a high-pressure project, he can't believe his good luck! But what will happen when Asada's defenses are shaken by their immediate, undeniable connection?

Flutter beats with the racing pulses of brand-new lovers! When success at work leads to an after-hours confession, an exciting relationship sparks to life. But is the flash of intimacy the beginning of a fiery blaze... or just a passing flicker?

Story and art by Momoko Tenzen.

Gentlemen's Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf

  • Released on January 31
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

It's all in a name - USAGIKAWA, the rabbit. KAIOOKAMI, the wolf. They''re both in a creative and promotional department of a toy manufacturing company. Were they destined to fight? Every time they see each other, they fight like cats and dogs! One day, as a special promotional campaign, they''re assigned to go out on the street wearing a animal suits. Huffin' and puffin', whining and complaining, they head to the locker room to change into their suits. But, when the wolf sees the rabbit getting change, he finds him charming and attractive. Can the wolf suppress his desire - and appetite?

Story and art by Shinano Oumi.

Good Morning

  • Released on April 25
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

One morning, Hayashi wakes up naked - next to another man. That man: Shinohara, a client everyone says is gay! Hayashi, hung over with no memory of the night before, is horrified when Shinohara tells him they slept together. He doesn't know Shinohara is lying. Plus, normally a cool character, Shinohara's turned beet red, and he's crying and yelling... and incredibly, Hayashi thinks this new Shinohara is kinda cute!

Story and art by Ritsu Natsumizu.

His Favorite

  • Released on December 11 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime
  • MSRP: $12.99

Awkward Yoshida is hated by all the girls in school for his perceived closeness with hot guy Sato, who uses hanging out with Yoshida as an excuse to turn them all down. If Yoshida is merely an excuse, why does Sato taunt him in private about “his favorite”? Is it possible Sato’s feelings run deeper than friendship? And what could he possibly see in the funny-looking Yoshida? Watch Yoshida’s life turn upside down with hilarious results!

Honey Darling

  • Released on June 12.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Chihiro drifts through life with no purpose, going from girl to girl, until one day he finds an abandoned kitten in a box. He quickly falls in love with little Shiro and couldn't imagine his life without her. One evening, Chihiro finds Shiro has fallen ill. While searching aimlessly for an animal hospital, he runs into Kumazawa, a local vet who takes Shiro into his care.

Watching Kumazawa in action, Chihiro realizes he wishes to learn the value of life and asks Kumazawa to consider hiring him at the vet clinic. Kumazawa agrees, but only if Chihiro serves as his live-in housekeeper. Has Chihiro finally found his purpose in life, or will living with the handsome vet be a little too much to handle?

Story and art by Norikazu Akira.

Hot and Steamy

  • Released on December 26.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Matsuno, a former employee of a big enterprise, quit his job to work at a rural hot-spring inn. That inn was renowned for its romantic matchmaking efficacy so it brought in a crowd of newlyweds and couples. One day, after a hard day’s work, Matsuno accidently shares a bath with the head mistress of the inn and ends up having sexual relations with her. What will be the outcome of this casual fling?

Story and art by Hiroshi Itaba.

Kiss Ariki

  • Released on August 14.
  • Distributed by SubLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Toru, the son of a yakuza boss, is sent into exile on a deserted island for his own protection during a gang feud. Fiery and impetuous, he isn't thrilled to be sidelined when he'd rather be in the fight, and is even less thrilled that Mutsumi, son of the gang's second in command, is going with him. The serious, studious Mutsumi is Toru's opposite in every way, and it doesn't take long before the sparks between them begin to fly!

Kizuna Deluxe Edition

  • Released on January 31 (Volume 5) and May 30 (Volume 6).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Handsome and powerful Masa has been made an offer of marriage! In a political move meant to cement ties with another faction, the sweet daughter of a local heavyweight is offered up... but Masa's heart (and body) are meant only for Kai. Will he stay true to his "young master" and save himself for the man he really loves?

Story and art by Kazuma Kodaka.

Love Hair

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

This collection of multiple, short-situational stories will surely strike the fancy of fans alike. The first story of this fine collection revolves around a cute blonde-haired girl, who, despite her innocent looks, is always on the lookout for a stimulating sexual experience. Through her quest, she comes across a weak-looking man, and to her surprise, he is quite the beast in bed! Another story focuses on a girl working as a waitress at a maid cafe, who tries hard to avoid the aggressive approaches of a customer. Other stories include a power struggle relationship, a couple getting cozy on a cold winter's night, and much more.

Story and art by Maban.

Love on the Job

  • Released on June November 30 (Vol. 1).
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

Ryou and Minori are two newly graduated lovers ready to find employment, but when they finally land jobs, it turns out they’re working for two companies embroiled in a bitter rivalry! “Associating with rival workers is prohibited. If you’re found out, you’ll get the pink slip!” they’re told. And so Ryou and Minori must live day to day hiding their relationship from their employers…

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi

My Cute Crossdresser

  • Released on June 27.
  • Distributed by Project-H.
  • MSRP: 17.95

A bunch of nerdy guys (without girlfriends) get together to try to catch a perverted predator on a crowded train and decide to run a sting operation. But... how will they do that? Who or what would they use for a decoy to catch this predator? Oh, we know! Let's dress up one as a girl! He looks so cute! He's just perfect and anyone would fall for him... including his classmates!

Story and art by Mitohi Matsumoto.

Private Teacher

  • Released on April 25.
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Rintaro's gotten into college, and he's finally moved in with Kaede. But just when they're getting ready to enjoy each other's company a little, Rintaro's older brother Sentaro blows in, bringing storm clouds with him!

Story and art by Yuu Moegi.

Punch Up!

  • Released on July 10 (Vol. 1) and October 9 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by SuBLime.
  • MSRP: 12.99

Architect Maki Motoharu is hanging out at the construction site ogling a particular hunky, well-toned construction worker when he is unexpectedly reunited with his lost cat, Shinobu. The reunion is all thanks to Ohki Kouta, a foul-mouthed young ironworker who found and cared for the lost cat. Unfortunately for Ohki, this act of kindness led to his eviction! When Maki agrees to take in young Ohki, will he be able to tame this feisty stray?

Includes a bonus "P.B.B" (Play Boy Blues) side story.

Story and art by Shiuko Kano.

The Tyrant Falls in Love

  • Released on April 25 (Volume 6) and August 29 (Volume 7).
  • Distributed by Digital Manga Publishing.
  • MSRP: 12.95

Waiting for Tatsumi to return to Japan, Morinaga's sure that his unstable lover is finally changing his ways. But Morinaga's hopes are soon overridden by sheer terror! Tatsumi's brought someone with him - his father! And as Morinaga heads into his first meeting with Tatsumi Sr., he can't quell his worries that the old man's come to tear his life apart!

Story and art by Hinako Takanaga.

Velvet Kiss

  • Released on June 27 (Vol. 1) and October 31 (Vol. 2)
  • Distributed by Project-H
  • MSRP: 17.95

What does it mean to become "her friend"...? Nitta, unable to pay back his huge debt, receives a phone call from his loan advisor and tells him they would work something out if he becomes "friends" with this woman at his work. Mysterious, pretty, and unaware of what's going on, Nitta approaches her. They eventually end up having a relationship... but everything comes with a price, and it's not what it all seems to be!

Story and art by Chihiro Harumi.

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Continuing from the October 2013's Quick Picks for DVDs and Blu-Rays, here are the manga releases! I list the MRSP price since I don't have time to make a complete table with the Rightstuf and Amazon prices. I'm sorry.

Oct. 1

**Note: Even though that ANN listed it on Oct. 1, 2013, Amazon and Rightstuf will release Toradora on February 18, 2014.

Oct. 8

  • Case Closed Vol. 48 - Published by Viz Media ($9.99)
  • Hey, Class President! Vol. 4 - Published by 801 Media ($9.99)
  • Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic Vol. 2 - Published by Viz Media ($9.99)
  • Tiger & Bunny Vol. 3 - Published by Viz Media ($9.99)
  • Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning - Side A Vol. 1 - Published by Viz Media ($9.99)
  • Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning - Side B Vol. 2 - Published by Viz Media ($9.99)
  • Triton of the Sea Vol. 2 - Published by Digital Manga Publishing ($19.95)
  • Vinland Saga Vol. 1 - Published by Kodansha ($19.99)

Oct. 15

Oct. 22

Oct. 29

For the rest of the entries, I have to stop for today. I will finish by the end of the week. Sorry for the inconveniences.

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ComiXology has removed 56 titles from its iOS app this week — they range from Angry Youth Comix to Sex to The Boys: Herogasm — to adhere to Apple App Store policies. They’re still available for purchase from comiXology.com.
“In order to comply with the Apple App Store guidelines regarding adult or inappropriate content, some new releases were rejected for our iOS app this week,” a statement on the comiXology blog reads. “In addition, certain previously released titles that fall outside of these guidelines were also rejected and will be removed from sale.”
The announcement comes a little more than a month after the digital-comics distribution platform rejected Saga #12 in an effort to adhere to Apple policies, an action originally attributed to the computer giant. In the aftermath, Image asked that Black Kiss II, XXXombies and Sex #1 be revisited, resulting in all three being approved for the comiXology and Image Comics iOS apps. Now, however, all three have been removed.
The list of removed titles also includes Jess Fink’s Chester 5000, Reed Waller and Kate Worley’s classic Omaha the Cat Dancer, Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit and the gay-comics anthology No Straight Lines, which features the work of Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse and Eric Shanower, among others.
Update (11:50 a.m.): ComiXology contacted ROBOT 6 to clarify that it was notified by Apple that those titles didn’t meet the App Store content guidelines, and therefore were pulled from the iOS app.

Five of the 56 titles included volumes that were published by Digital Manga Publishing.

  • Again Tomorrow by Nabako Kamo
  • Ata by Tamaki Fuji
  • Alterna by Kikka Furutsuji
  • An Abandoned Cat's House by Nawo Inoue
  • Maiden Rose by Fusanosuke Inariya

In related news, ANN reported that "Apple began enforcing stricter standards on sexual content in 2010, leading to censorship of the underground comics app Comix Classix: Underground Comics, as well as rejection of 30% of Kodansha's e-manga titles."

Sources: Comic Book Resources's Robot 6 and ANN

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Gardena, CA (September 15, 2009) - Pop Japan Travel, originator of the best pop-culture tours of Japan, is excited to announce the tour that every manga lover should join, the Mind Over Manga tour!!! On this amazing tour, you'll get to visit the land where manga originated, and go to a manga cultural event like no other, Comitia 90! At Comitia, amateur and professional artists alike create and sell their own manga called "doujinshi", and you can see the up and coming stars of Japan right there! Tour attendees can even make their own doujinshi to sell at Comitia, and Pop Japan Travel will take care of the table space and booth costs for it's attendees so that they can sell their own books to the Comitia 90 audience! Even if you don't make your own doujinshi, there's tons of things at Comitia to keep you occupied, and Pop Japan Travel will even make arrangements to visit a hot spring, or do some shopping once you've had your fill of the convention! 

On the tour you'll also get to see the Toei Animation gallery, as well as do some shopping in pop-culture meccas Shibuya and Harajuku! On the optional tour extension* to Kyoto, you'll get to visit the amazing Osamu Tezuka Museum, to see amazing works by the proclaimed "Godfather of Manga". The Mind Over Manga Tour is a ton of fun, and you can check out the tour memories from last year on the Pop Japan Travel site under Tour Memories! 

The Mind Over Manga Tour takes place from November 11th-20th, and you still have time to sign up and join the fun! The tour signup deadline is October 9th, so don't miss the opportunity to join a group of fellow manga lovers, artists, and pop culture aficionados to participate in a cultural event that has been captured in multiple manga, and regarded the world over. The Mind Over Manga tour is $1988 plus tax and fuel charge. Or you can meet the tour group in Japan for a land only price of $1598. Contact Pop Japan Travel for more information at travel@popjapantravel.com, or visit us online at www.popjapantravel.com! 

We look forward to having you join us for an amazing time in Japan!!!
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Gardena, CA (July 20, 2009)- Digital Manga Publishing is excited to announce their special guest for Yaoi-Con 2009, prolific yaoi mangaka, Makoto Tateno! Makoto Tateno has long been a fan-favorite of the yaoi community, and she is pleased to be coming to the US to meet her fans in person this October!  Her published works in the US include: Hero Heel (June'), Steal Moon (June'), Blue Sheep Reverie (June'), Angelic Runes (DMP), Red Angel (DMP), King Of Cards (CMX) and the much loved Yellow.  In another first for Tateno, Digital Manga Publishing will be putting out her first DokiDoki comedy title, Happy Boys, which revolves around the lives of five young men who work in a butler cafe', and was recently made into a Japanese television live-action comedy series. This will be Makoto Tateno's first appearance at Yaoi-Con!

To coincide with Tateno's US appearance, Digital Manga Publishing is also proud to announce the reissue of Tateno's first yaoi title in the US: Yellow. Collected into two omnibus editions, The Yellow: Omnibus Edition v.1 collects the first two volumes of the series into one special collection, with some new content.  For fans who attend Yaoi-Con, they'll get their hands on advances of this reissued title first, and they can get it signed in person by Makoto Tateno! 

Yaoi-Con takes place over the Halloween weekend, October 30-November 1, in beautiful San Mateo. For more information on Yaoi-Con, including location, hotels, and registration, please visit their site at: www.yaoicon.com

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YELLOW: OMNIBUS EDITION VOL. 1, Rated M+ (for ages 18+), MSRP: $19.95, Available: November 18, 2009, 5.87"x 8.25", 385 pages!, June' Imprint

Taki and Goh share just about everything – their apartment in the city, their job as elite drug “snatchers” and even dinner duty. But hot Goh wants to go much deeper undercover with his gorgeous partner. Too bad Taki doesn’t swing that way...or does he? If yellow is the warning color, will this team finally end up in-the-red (and in bed)? Boys will be boys, and the hot guys of Yellow are no exception. An illicit thrill-ride from cover to cover, this hip drama turns up the heat on every page and guarantees to get your heart fired-up! Back by popular demand, this limited edition omnibus collects volumes 1 and 2 of the original series, with some unseen artwork and unpublished content!

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About Digital Manga Publishing

Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company's imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing. 

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com 
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June Manga Pre-Order/Demand For Publication Web-A-Thons! Fans-now YOU can make a book see print earlier than scheduled!

Gardena, CA (June 11, 2009)- Digital Manga Publishing, one of the industry's most innovative and unique companies, is pleased to announce a special program for yaoi fans who have been waiting patiently for titles to see print an opportunity to make it happen themselves! Junémanga.com is finally offering awaiting yaoi fans an opportunity to acquire selected anticipated yaoi titles, months in advance, through Juné's new Pre-Order/Demand for Publication Web-A-Thon program. This is for those long-yearned titles eager fans have been waiting for, which have yet to see publication anytime soon from Juné's immediate release schedule.

Through this program, we are offering a limited selection of Demand for Publication titles in which you can choose and pre-order a title, (originally set far into Juné's future normal release schedule, or was held back in publication), for early limited print publication (even several months earlier if fan demand is high). Each title offered will have its own minimum dollar amount goal to reach for its print publication. Once that dollar amount goal is reached, the book will be printed and copies will be sent off to those who have participated in this program immediately. This could mean acquiring a title several months in advance before its scheduled street date. All sales will be through PayPal, using a credit card or your PayPal account, meaning your purchase is secure and verified. Shipping is available domestically and internationally, so this program is for all yaoi fans all over the world! 

You can monitor the progress of a title's Demand for Publication through the status bar posted on the website. As more Pre-Orders are placed for a title, the status bar will increase, coming one step closer to its dollar amount goal for print publication.

If the dollar amount goal is not reached by the particular deadline date we set, the book will continue back on its normal path of its original scheduled Juné release date. Pre-Orders placed will still get their books early before the street date, but only a couple weeks earlier before it actually hits store shelves.

For those of you who just can't wait for Juné's long scheduled release of your favorite awaited title or artist, this is an opportunity for you to be among the select few to get the publication several months in advance. Be one of the few on your block to get the book early!!! Don't wait—Pre-Order/Demand for Publication NOW!!! 

Visit: www.junemanga.com/webathon for more information and to see the very first book up for demand...the novel "All You Need Is Love, Vol. 1"!

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Gardena, CA (May 11, 2009) - Digital Manga Publishing, Inc., one of the industry’s most innovative and unique companies, is proud to announce the revamp of its online rental and manga viewing site, eManga.com! eManga streams content through an Adobe Flash player, which allows readers to access their library wherever they have an internet connection. The newly revamped custom reader has been streamlined to focus on making reading fluid and enjoyable. With custom features that include two-page, one-page, or panel-by-panel reading, three custom zoom options, a bookmark bar, and auto play, the reader is also made to work with different screen sizes to maintain great image quality at any screen size. In addition to offering complete titles for rental, the new eManga site features free previews of titles from Digital Manga’s entire catalog.
 
eManga relaunches with some great new titles for preview, including Vampire Hunter D, Tricky Prince, and Steal Moon. Many more will be added in the coming weeks. The reader is also fully compatible with DMP's line of novels and instructional titles as well, many of which are available for viewing. 
 
The standard eManga rental package is $10 for 1000 points, with entire books averaging between 200 and 300 points. Higher packages come with free bonus points. Points are kept in user's accounts, allowing for quick and easy rental of titles whenever and wherever they want. For most of Digital Manga's titles, you also have the option to read the entire book by spending eManga points to "rent" the title for a limited amount of time (currently 72 hours). If you later decide to rent the same title again, it will be automatically upgraded to an "unlimited" rental, which does not have time restrictions.
 
We invite you to try out the new and improved reader to go along with the newly redesigned eManga site. Visit eManga at: www.eManga.com
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Gardena, CA (April 21, 2009)- The newest DokiDoki promotional giveaways are here, with beautiful fukuseigenga to go with them! The next two titles in the DokiDoki inaugural line are Living For Tomorrow by Taishi Zaou, and Brilliant Blue Vol. 1 by Saemi Yorita!  Hurry and order today to receive a great promo item with it-and for DokiDoki members-remember, books are available early in late April/early May in limited supply! Still wondering what fukuseigenga are? Check out pictures and customer feedback on the DokiDoki Blog!

There are two ways to retrieve your special promo item: the first is to go to www.dokidokibooks.com, and click on the Register button for the DokiDoki newsletter. Just fill out a brief survey, and it'll direct you to Akadot Retail (www.akadot.com) checkout for purchase of the book of your choice with the promo item. For those who purchase a DokiDoki title in bookstores, there is a special promo code in the back of the book. All you have to do is go to www.dokidokibooks.com, and click on the Enter Promo Code button. Enter the promo code specific to your title, and after filling out the survey, you will be able to checkout just the promo item. Easy!  

Now the legal details: promotional items are limited in quantity, and are therefore on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. Promotional items are free, but are subject to a shipping and handling fee (continental US only) and are only eligible after registration for the DokiDoki newsletter and a one-time survey participation. We will not divulge any personal information to any third party, nor is it used for anything but internal purposes-but your participation in the survey helps us help you!  Promo items will vary from book to book.  Promo items are limited to one giveaway per book bought, but you are not limited to the number of DokiDoki titles you purchase to obtain the promo item. By all means, buy as many as you want!  Plus, being on the DokiDoki newsletter will keep you notified ahead of time of the newest titles, their date of availability, and the special items that come with each title. To start, you can pre-order these two titles now to be first in line for your promo item! 

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LIVING FOR TOMORROW written and illustrated by TAISHI ZAOU - Rated M+ (Ages 18+), 5" x 7.2", MSRP: $12.95 US, Yaoi Manga, Available In Stores: May 20, 2009 
*Click here to order!

High school student Tasuku Mizuochi has a secret he knows and a secret he doesn’t. Even though he punches, kicks, and otherwise abuses fellow karate team member, Ryouta, on a daily basis, Tasuku has hidden feelings for his childhood friend. When Tasuku’s mother died, Ryouta was always there to comfort him, and these emotions grew over time to become something else. Confused and embarrassed by his secret crush, Tasuku takes his frustrations out on Ryouta to keep him from ever knowing the truth. When Tasuku learns that his late mother may have been an “ageman” (ah-gay-man) – a woman who brings men good fortune – he starts to believe he’s inherited these powers, too. Can having the ability to influence luck give Tasuku and Ryouta a future together? Or will all the people crawling out of the woodwork wanting to use Tasuku’s power cause him to run screaming for the hills?!

BRILLIANT BLUE VOL. 1 written and illustrated by SAEMI YORITA - Rated YA+ (Ages 16+), 5" x 7.2", MSRP: $12.95 US, Yaoi Manga, Available In Stores: May 6, 2009 
*Click here to order!

When Shouzo Mita left home, he thought it would be for good. Although he followed his father’s career path as a construction manager, Shouzo never wanted to enter the family business – that is, until dad got laid-up with an injury. Forced to return home and oversee his father’s company, Shouzo finds that a lot of things haven’t changed, but some things have. Nanami, a childhood acquaintance, has gone from being an awkward fatty to a sparkling pretty-boy straight out of a shojo manga. As an electrician contracted to work for Mita, Nanami’s simple, naive charm and healthy appetite manage to flip Shouzo’s switch. With the choice between remaining independent and accepting responsibility for his family even more complicated, what will Shouzo do?

TAISHI ZAOU is the pen name for MIKIYO TSUDA, creator of PRINCESS PRINCESS and THE DAY OF REVOLUTION for all her BL (boys love) manga. SAEMI YORITA is the creator of various shonen-ai and yaoi manga in Japan, and BRILLIANT BLUE is her first US english release. 

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About Digital Manga Publishing, Inc.

Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company's imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DOKI DOKI: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing. 

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com 

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