Digital Manga Inc. Launches Five New Yaoi Titles

Mar 24th 2006
Gardena, CA, March 23, 2006 – Digital Manga Publishing, one of the industry's most innovative manga licensing and publishing companies, has announced the debut of 3 new yaoi titles and 2 new yaoi novels under its June imprint!

The titles include: Cold Sleep, Kissing, Rin, The Man Who Doesn't Take off His Clothes and Hero Heel.

“The yaoi manga industry has really taken off in the US!” exclaims Fred Lui, General Manager of DMP Production. “Everyday we receive requests from fans for more titles,” adds Erica Jeng General Manager of Digital Manga, Inc, “Our lineup of fall releases is a nice mixture of light shounen-ai as well as more mature titles. Everyone should find something they like.”

Cold Sleep (Yaoi Novel)

Written and illustrated by: Narise Konohara

Rated 16+; MSRP: $8.95 – August 8, 2006

Having lost his memory in an accident, Toru Takahisa is taken in by Fujishima, an older man claiming to be his friend. However, Fujishima is cold and unwieldy, refusing to tell Toru anything about his past. What unravels is a dramatic love story that entangles the intricate relation of past and present.

A prolific writer in Japan, Konohara's works have been translated into more than 4 different languages.

Kissing

Written by Teiko Sasaki and illustrated by Shoko Takaku

Rated 18+; MSRP: $12.95 – October 25, 2006

“The person I love is you, Haru!”

Haru is shocked by the sudden confession from his best friend Kazushi and the passionate kiss that follows! However, he can't bring himself to see the perfect and widely admired Kazushi as anything more than a friend. Determined to win Haru's admiration and love, Kazushi steals a kiss every chance he can get. How long can Haru ward off his increasingly strong and bold advances?

Rin!

Written by Satoru Kannagi and illustrated by Yukine Honami

Rated 16+; MSRP: $12.95 – October 25, 2006

Katsura, a second year in his high school's archery club, has a hard time controlling his nerves. His “secret weapon” is his brother's best friend and childhood buddy, Sou! One hug from Sou and Katsura's nerves are soothed to a peaceful calm. But he can't keep Sou around him forever. As he wonders how he'll survive without Sou's hugs, his friend Kouichi suddenly asks if he can be the one to save him, and kisses him! What now?!

This lighthearted yaoi tale combines the story telling of Satoru Kannagi, the genius behind the best selling Only the Ring Finger Knows, and the artistic talent of Yukine Honami, the illustrator of Sweet Revolution and Desire.

The Man Who Doesn't Take Off His Clothes (Yaoi Novel)

Written by Narise Konohara and illustrated by Yuki Shi

Rated 18+; MSRP: $8.95 – October 25, 2006

After leading anything but a fashionable collegiate life, Kaitani is entering his third year at a major cosmetics company. His boss is the Adonis, Fujiwara. Although any number of women have had their eyes on Fujiwara, Kaitani can't think of him as anything but an ill-mannered snob. Word around the office is that Fujiwara keeps his clothes on even when making love! Things start to heat up when the two clash over a marketing campaign for a new line of men's cosmetics.

This yaoi novel combines the creative talent of Narise Konohara (Cold Sleep) and the illustrative genius of Yuki Shimizu (Love Mode, Blu) in the continuation of the Don't Worry Mama series.

Hero Heel

Written and illustrated by Makoko Tateno

Rated 18+; MSRP: $12.95 – November 8, 2006

Makoko Tateno, famous creator of Yellow, is back with another angst filled yaoi manga!

Minami is a young actor who has been cast as the main character of a superhero TV program. Although he takes the job half heartedly, thinking of it as a mere children's show, he's soon taken by the talent of his costar, Sawada. One day, Minami stumbles upon Sawada kissing a man! Deeply confused, he's unable to hide his growing attraction for him... A hero's love is always filled with trials!

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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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