Project-H Kickstarter for Vanilla Essence Erotic Manga Anthology Reaches Goal

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st stretch goal of dust jackets for 5 other Yamatogawa manga also reached

Digital Manga's hentai manga imprint Project-H's Kickstarter campaign to localize Yamatogawa's erotic manga anthology Vanilla Essence reached its US$27,000 goal on Thursday. As of press time the project has earned US$29,880.

The campaign has also reached its first stretch goal, which was at US$28,300 for dust jackets for all five of Yamatogawa's erotic manga that Project-H previously released: Aqua Bless, Witchcraft, How Good was I?, Boing Boing, and Power Play!. The next stretch goal is an art book at US$32,800.

Digital Manga told ANN that it first checked with Kickstarter about the content, as the crowdfunding platform restricts pornographic material. The book features nudity on the cover, and is rated 18+, but all the stories are consensual and romantic.

"Their response was 'This project should be ok as long it's not offensive'," campaign manager Tina Nguyen said. "I wasn't sure what their definition of offensive means but I'm pretty sure it has to offend the average person, such as hate speech. Yamatogawa's Vanilla Essence was far from offensive."

However, due to pornography laws in some countries, Project-H cannot ship to all territories.

Digital Manga has previously run 13 Kickstarter campaigns to publish manga overseas, the most recent being a successful campaign to publish four of Sakira's 18+ yaoi manga: Wild Boyfriend, Boyfriend in Heat, Don't Rub Yourself Against My Ass!, and Sailor Men.

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