Digital Manga Inc. announces new titles under its Juné imprint

Aug 10th 2006
and Digital Manga Publishing along with the formation of a new company!

Gardena, CA, August 8, 2006 – Digital Manga Publishing wrapped up its summer convention season with new title announcements at its DMP panel at Otakon 2006. Flower of Life by Fumi Yoshinaga joins Vampire Hunter D and Megami DX in Digital Manga Publishing's line-up for 2007.

Flower of Life

Written and illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga

Rated 16+; MSRP: $12.95 – January 17, 2007

Forced to enroll in school one month late after recovering from a serious illness, Harutaro is doing his best to remain optimistic about the entire situation. The other students are working hard to make Haru feel welcome – especially his chubby, loveable pal, Shota. However, Kai Majima, President of the Manga Club and all-around hard case, seems to be the one person intent on making Harutaro's school life a living nightmare.

Megami DX

Written and Illustrated by Various artists

Rated 16+ - June 6, 2007

Known as Megami Deluxe in Japan, this mook – a cross between a magazine and a book – is a collection of art from famous bishoujo anime and manga series.

Vampire Hunter D

Written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Saiko Takaki

In production – tentative release date of December 4, 2007

From the master horror author Hideyuki Kikuchi and Saiko Takaki, the illustrator hand chosen by Kikuchi-sensei, comes Vampire Hunter D: The Manga. Based off the original novels first published in 1983, D finally makes the jump from film and prose to an original manga. Having inspired several anime features and a hit Playstation 2 video game, the tale of the epic Hunter will continue in this revolutionary series.

For fans of Juné, Digital Manga Publishing's yaoi imprint, 6 new yaoi titles join Moon and Sandals by Fumi Yoshinaga, announced at Comic Con two weeks prior, in the spring 2007 line-up.

Kurashina Sensei's Passion Written and illustrated by Shino Natsuho

La Vie in Rose Written and illustrated by Sakurako Yamada

WARU Written and illustrated by Yukare Hashida

Wagamama Kitchen Written and illustrated by Kaori Monchi

Fake Fur Written and illustrated by Satomi Yamagata

The Paradise on the Hill Written and illustrated by Momoko Tenzen

Finally, Digital Manga Inc. announced the formation of a separate company called 801 Media, Inc. that will focus on bringing yaoi for a more mature audience to the United States. The company will be hosting a launch party and a panel at Yaoi Con 2006. So, stay tuned for title announcements and more information.

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About Digital Manga, Inc.

Digital Manga, Inc. (DMI) specializes 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.

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