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About this project

 A murder in New York. Manny Morrison, a transgender woman working at a LGBTQ help center, is left dying in her own blood. Between the apathetic police, charlatan activists, hostile politicians, and hate-fill populace; there's no hope for justice, but there is a chance for revenge. 

Eden, a crime boss with big ambitions and even deeper pockets, promises to avenge his old friend by putting his men on the case. Vince, Eden’s top fist-fighter, is fresh out of jail and eager to work again, if only to prove his worth. One dead-end after another, and it's clear to Vince and Eden that this is more than just a hate crime.

Rumors are swirling around the homeless man Manny had opened her home up to. Some say he's a killer, a drug addict, or even  worse. In the end, the only thing that's clear is he's the key to understanding why Manny was killed.

 

 

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Please check the kickstarter google doc. for all in-stock yaoi listings and restock yaoi titles information. 

 

 

 

 

Velvet Toucher has teamed up with Juné manga to launch her new series under the new "yabara” genre. Juné is known for being a publisher of the yaoi, or “boys love,” type of comics. This genre is dominated by women; its origins established in the drawing of slender, beautiful men with common themes of forbidden love and dramatic romances. Yaoi’s counterpart, “bara” came about to appeal to the homosexual male comic reader with depictions of heavy muscled men and explicit content.

The two audiences very scarcely overlap, but at their core they come from the same mutual love of male-male driven stories. Steering away from older stereotypes from both genres, yabara will appeal to a much broader audience. With heavy American influences, Velvet Toucher is the best to showcase this new genre with her diverse cast of masculine men ranging from slim fit to large and rugged.

Not only does her art style appeal to both fujoshi, the LGBTQ communities, and even mainstream comic book readers, but her storytelling is vast and deep with meaning. Underlying plots, current social issues, and an understanding of the human psyche, Velvet Toucher tells the story of “identity.”

Velvet Toucher’s upcoming mafia drama promises to thrill, shock, and entice. Readers across all spectrums are assured to be hooked to this new class of underworld gangs full of sex, violence, and mystery.

DISCLAIMER:Juné Manga is the yaoi brand imprint under the English based publishing company Digital Manga Inc. DMI publishing ranges from boys love like Juné to our hentai imprint Project Hentai to publishing the works of Tezuka under the Digital Manga Publishing imprint. Each imprint is managed by their own team and is responsible for fulfilling their individually run Kickstarters. Profits made from this Kickstarter go towards publishing fees to create "Eden's Mercy," supporting the artist Velvet Toucher, and for the reward tiers.

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WHY KICKSTARTER?
The main reason we chose kickstarter to fund Eden's Mercy is that it is a completely new process for us. This is our very first original content publication from the very start to its completion. Yabara is also a new concept for us and we wish to continue to create original contents to blend the yaoi and the LGBTQ communities together. Hence, kickstarter is the perfect route to gather funds so that we are able to produce more original content. Additionally, through kickstarter, we are able to make extra yaoi merchandise and goodies (can never have enough yaoi merchandise!! :D)

THE PROMISE:
Complete transparency: The [Fujoshi Committee] will be ready to answer any questions and concerns you may have regarding this project during the entire duration of the pledging period. If the project is 100% successfully funded, we'll be actively updating our facebook/twitter page every month with information regarding the printing progress/timing and images of the merchandise. Plus, we'll always take any backer suggestions and comments into consideration, so please feel free to message us at any time on here/facebook/twitter.

Eden's Mercy Kickstarter Customer Support:
ebenezer@emanga.com

Juné Manga Brand Manager:
madisong@emanga.com

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    THANK YOU PACK

    Love from Velvet Toucher and Juné!
    ♡〜٩(^▿^)۶〜♡

    (no add-ons for this tier)

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    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT PACK

    Every little bit counts! Support and get some fun Juné and yabara swag:

    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    FUJO-SWAG PACK

    Wear your fujo pride with custom embroidered beanies declaring yourself Fujoshi or Fudanshi:

    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    TP PRINT PACK

    Get "Eden's Mercy" in a soft cover Trade Paperback with a couple extra thank you gifts including an original drawing by Velvet Toucher herself:

    -Trade Paperback of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    PRINT AND DIGITAL PACK

    Print and Digital versions of Eden's Mercy plus character design postcards:

    -Trade Paperback of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Choose 2/5 character study postcards
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    HC PRINT PACK

    Get "Eden's Mercy" with a Hard Cover with a couple extra thank you gifts:

    -Hard Cover of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Choose 2/5 character study postcards
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    PRINT TP AND TRAVEL PACK

    What better way to carry all your yabara swag than with our extra sturdy Juné convention tote?!:

    -Trade Paperback of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    SAVE THE DATE PACK

    Greet 2018 with 12 months of Velvet Toucher goodness in our calendar pack:

    -Trade Paperback of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    Print HC AND TRAVEL PACK

    Mark your calendar and tote away your goodies in this rewards pack:

    -Hard Cover of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    CHARACTER STUDY BOOKLET PACK

    Get a custom bound booklet full of character studies, works in progress, and notes from the author:

    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Character study, author notes, sketches etc. bound booklet
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    EVEN MORE FUJO-SWAG PACK

    Get all the fujo swag PLUS custom Velvet Toucher phone skins:

    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Velvet Toucher custom phone skin
    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    BOOKLET, PHONE SKIN, PRINT PACK

    Get a custom phone skin and the lovely bound character study booklet:

    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Velvet Toucher custom phone skin
    -Character study, author notes, sketches etc. bound booklet
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    ANIME EXPO BRUNCH PACK

    Spend brunch with Velvet Toucher at downtown's lovely Bottega Louie and get to talk to the artist herself:

    -Anime Expo Weekend, paid brunch with Velvet Toucher at Bottega Louie*
    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Character study, author notes, sketches etc. bound booklet
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

    *brunch date will be selected at completion of KS, all other items will be shipped out in November

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    YAOI CON GENERAL WEEKEND PACK

    Get a general 3 day weeknd pass for YaoiCon 2017 plus specialized YaoiCon kickstarter exclusives:

    -Yaoi Con Regular attendee 3 day pass*
    -Yaoi Con 2017 shirt*
    -Little Tokyo snack and care bag*
    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

    *YaoiCon items will be delivered at YaoiCon, all other items will be shipped out in November

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    YAOI CON VIP WEEKEND PACK

    Get a VIP 3 day weekend pass for YaoiCon 2017 plus specialized YaoiCon kickstarter exclusives:

    -Yaoi Con VIP attendee 3 day pass*
    -Yaoi Con 2017 shirt*
    -Little Tokyo snack and care bag*
    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -All 5 character study postcards
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

    *YaoiCon items will be delivered at YaoiCon, all other items will be shipped out in November

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    SHIKISHI PACK

    Get a hand drawn, one of a kind shikishi by Velvet Toucher:

    -Shikishi drawn by Velvet Toucher
    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Velvet Toucher custom phone skin
    -Character study, author notes, sketches etc. bound booklet
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

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    COMMISSION PACK

    Velvet Toucher will draw YOU a custom commission drawing in her signature style:

    -Commission drawn by Velvet Toucher*
    -Choice of TP or HC of Eden’s Mercy
    -Digital edition of Eden’s Mercy
    -Velvet Toucher custom phone skin
    -Character study, author notes, sketches etc. bound booklet
    -Original thank you illustration postcard
    -Fujoshi/Fudanshi Beanie
    -Velvet Toucher 12 month calendar
    -Juné convention tote
    -Yaoi + Bara = Yabara rubber bracelet
    -Juné vinyl sticker

    *artist has the right to refuse specific commissions should they offend her personally. She is very open minded, but please be respectful!

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Funding period

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