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How would you like the opportunity to ask your favorite mangaka a question? Well, if that mangaka is Hinako Takanaga of Tyrant and Little Butterfly fame, now you can! DMP has been gracious enough to give me the opportunity to interview Ms. Takanaga at YaoiCon this Saturday and I thought what better interview than an interview of fan submitted questions? All you have to do is submit your question in the comment section below and I will pick a choice few to ask Sensei during the interview. I'll of course interject here and there with follow up questions to keep it coherent.
Time is limited! I need to organize my questions Friday night so hurry and good luck!
Digital Manga Publishing and TOKYOPOP bring twelve new titles to eManga.com
Gardena, CA (October 14, 2010) – Digital Manga, one of the manga industry's most unique and creative publishers, is proud to announce an online collaboration with TOKYOPOP, a leading manga publisher and pop-culture digital entertainment company. The partnership will launch with the addition of twelve new titles from TOKYOPOP's BLU Manga yaoi imprint to eManga’s online library.
The BLU Manga yaoi will be available for purchase through eManga’s online manga service, emanga.com, which streams content through an Adobe Flash player, allowing readers to access their library wherever they have an internet connection. Originally sold for $14.99 in print, the BLU volumes will be available on eManga.com for $5.99, making it more affordable than ever to read old and new favorites.
The first twelve BLU titles will include: Liberty Liberty! by Hinako Takanaga, Calling by Miu Otsuki, Croquis by Hinako Takanaga, Cute Devil by Hiro Madarame, Isle of Forbidden Love by Duo Brand, Blood Honey by Sakyou Yozakura, Love Knot by Lemon Ichijo, Madness volumes 1 & 2 by Kairi Shimotsuki, Scarlet by Hiro Madarame, Secretary’s Love by Tohko Akiba and Stray Cat by Halco.
For more information about our eManga system and to begin reading right away, visit www.emanga.com and click on the TOKYOPOP tab under "publishers".
Clearly the recent topic of Digital Manga wanting to hire scanlators has struck a nerve with some and struck up great conversation with others. As a follow up to the discussion, I forwarded a link to the post as well as a link to the thread on the AarinFantasy forum that started the entire thing to Hikaru Sasahara, Digital Manga's President to see if he wished to address any of the concerns or to clarify his project. I'm posting his response, with permission, below:
Hi Jenny,Thanks you for sending us the feedback. Reading some of them, I feel that they are missing an important aspect of this special venture. That is they are not the only people that don’t get paid upfront on this project. Neither the contents providers (publishers in Japan) nor we (Digital Manga) would get paid upfront. This is the venture where all 3 parties involved share the “risk” and “revenue” although the level of the share varies meaning it won’t be that translators get the 1/3 of the revenue. That is something I would have to figure out based on a level of the contribution that each party makes to the overall venture.We are not looking for a cheap labor but looking for the people who have passion to read more manga titles and this venture may be the only way to make that happen.Hikaru
So what do you think? Does this change how you feel about his project or merely add more questions/concerns? He's listening so if you want to be heard, speak up! You've all been doing great so far! Keep the wank to a minimum though. You know who you are.
So much news, so little time…
Let's start with some YaoiCon news, shall we? DMP teased us with this little snippet regarding their YaoiCon guest:
Oooooo-we already have our guest for Yaoi Con! Whoooo! But can't say yet. HA!
Any guesses? If not, who do you WISH it was? Of course, it would have to be a mangaka they have or will be publishing. Continue reading »
Atsu and Junya are childhood friends. Junya has been in love with Atsu for as long as he can remember and finally decides to confess his feelings to his best friend.
Dog X Cat is the perfect representation of yaoi. Plot? What plot? For a title with so many pages I sure did have a hard time finding any true conflict. It certainly isn’t a unique plot by any means; two best friends, one secretly in love with the other. He confesses his love and the rest of the story deals with the relationship you know they’re going to have. Usually this is where we find all kinds of hills and valleys in the way of relationship issues that make them stronger as a couple but not so much here.
Fresh from Digital Manga’s Twitter feed:
801 Media is pleased to announce it’s latest license acquisition: Under Grand Hotel by Mika Sadahiro-June 2010! http://tinyurl.com/ydju8qy
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