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Restocking the complete series of Finder Vol. 1 - 6 by Ayano Yamane; undeniably one of the best yaoi manga series in BL existence!
Restocking the complete series of Finder Vol. 1 - 6 by Ayano Yamane; undeniably one of the best yaoi manga series in BL existence!
455 backers pledged $60,000 to help bring this project to life.

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New Yaoi Kickstarter!

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)
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You’ve been asking and Juné has been listening; our first ever digital-to-print yaoi Kickstarter is here! We could not think of a better author to launch this brand-new project with other than our best-selling digital author: Psyche Delico! From one of our very first DMG digital titles, Pure Love’s Sexy Time Volume 1, to brand new releases like Eroman, four titles will be made from being digital exclusives to print. Psyche Delico’s work has been gaining popularity in Japan due to its steamy nature and its unique southern dialects.  

The four books that can be pledged for individual or all together are Pure Love’s Sexy Time Volume 1 and 2, The Rest is a Love Thing?!, and Eroman: Paper, Pen, Sex.   

In addition to pledging to these books, Psyche Delico has provided Juné with some unique original art based off her beloved characters. Chibi acrylic keychains, postcards, and even a two sided dakimakura body pillow case will be available exclusively for backers! Juné will also be providing its usual round of add-ons including discounted print titles and Juné merch.  

Been itching for restocks? The HIGHLY requested, critically acclaimed novel series Ai no Kusabi volumes 1 through 8 will be available for additional add-ons (or even its very own tier if Psyche isn’t your thing).  

Interested in attending YaoiCon 2017 with some extra perks? Our Kickstarter will have three available tiers for backers. In addition to getting all four Psyche Delico books and tickets to the con, YaoiCon backers will receive customized YaoiCon shirts and a Little Tokyo snack and care package for added comfort to their YaoiCon weekend.

Order Fulfillment Part #2!

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!! ^-^

Some exciting news, all the reward items (besides the warehousing titles) have arrived to our office and we've been super busy setting up the assembly line for fulfilling all the orders. Warehousing titles are scheduled to arrive Monday (April 6th, 2015) and we'll be sorting it out then. Our goal is to finish shipping all 400+ orders by next Friday (April 10th, 2015). Some orders have already been shipped out and some are currently in processing. Please note, we have to manually enter every single tracking number on the google doc. so it may take us awhile to update the listing. However, all tracking numbers (if applicable) will be listed by April 17th, 2015 or earlier. Again, you can check your status order/tracking # on the google doc:

Special announcement: For any Finder kickstarter order with at least 1 Finder volume, we'll be throwing in a completely FREE Finder Volume 7 Postcard/Bookmark set!! :D Initially, we announced that we wouldn't be able to offer it, but some things happened and now we can!~ 

Finder + A Foreign Love Affair Restock Distribution: 

For those who missed out or know anyone who missed out on the Finder Kickstarter, here's some good news for you guys! We're planning to start selling Finder Volumes 1 - 7 + A Foreign Love Affair on starting April 13, 2015 (tentatively). We'll also be shipping our distributor the restock books in about 2 weeks, so major retailers such as Amazon, RightStuf, BookDepository, B&N, etc. will tentatively start selling late April or later. Please be aware that retailers only carry our titles if they place an order with our distributor. Therefore, they may or may not have our titles available for purchase. 

Finder KS Livestream: 

Sorry for the really late notice on the livestream, we had some scheduling conflict so wasn't sure if we could do it, but we worked it out! :D So, this will officially be the last livestream scheduled for the Finder Kickstarter. In this segment, we'll be showcasing the Finder KS reward items as well going over the latest update post about order fulfillment/restock distributions/YaoiCon. We'll also be talking in-depth about the next yaoi kickstarter that we've been working on! ^_^ This will be the first and only sneak peak on the next yaoi kickstarter so please tune in! :)

Join in on Google+:

  • Let's you ask question/comment during the stream (Google+ account required) 
  • Better quality stream 

Watch on YouTube:

  • You can ask comments on the page and we'll answer them! :) 
  • In case you miss the livestream, you can still watch it anytime on YouTube until April 5th, 2015 at 5:00PM (PST)

YaoiCon 2015 Guest of Honor: Makoto Tateno!!

From YaoiCon's page: "Makoto Tateno, an extremely prolific mangaka, debuted in 1986 with a short story in Hana to Yume magazine. She writes primarily yaoi and shoujo titles, including her well-known works Yellow, Happy Boys, and Blue Sheep Reverie. She regards her influences as Go Nagai and Osamu Tezuka. An Aries with blood type A and born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, Makoto Tateno also writes under the penname 'Tango Shinjuku'."

YaoiCon 2015 Industry Guest: Martha Asahi

From YaoiCon's page: "Martha Asahi, a Tokyo, Japan native, is a professional cosplayer and Boys Love (BL) mangaka. You can find her on the World Cosplay website cosplaying Claude Faustus (Black Butler), Kyoua (Wolf Girl and Black Prince), Haru (Free!), Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon), Shougo (Love Stage!!) and many more. She's often photographed with friends, including BL inspired poses. As a mangaka, her primary works include, Nayameru Giin no Renai Kiyaku, Kimi o Nakasetai!, and Mononoke dj - Juusou. Martha most recently won YaoiCon's mascot contest."

BIG UPDATE! Reward Items & Order Fulfillment

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)

Hello everyone!! :D It's officially been a little over a month since the Finder Kickstarter ended and here we are with your reward items and order fulfillment update! All the reward items have already been ordered and processed, please check below for estimated delivery dates. Please note, all these dates are listed on the google share doc. along with your individual order status. We're perfectly on schedule, actually a little ahead of schedule (yay!), we'll start fulfilling orders early-mid April. If you noticed, we're confirming addresses now so that shipping department can get labels ready. If you need to change your address after the deadline, please message us!! ALL digital orders were fulfilled a few weeks ago, please let us know if you have yet to receive your's. v(。・ω・。)

Fujoshi/Fudanshi Rubber Bracelets HAVE ARRIVED!! 

  • We're super happy with how they turned out!! ヾ(´^ω^)ノ♪ We made the rubber bracelets and key-chains separate. So yes, you will be receiving BOTH the wristband + the keychain, unless you have requested for no bracelet. The bracelets do glow lightly but unfortunately, my camera couldn't pick it up very well so you'll have to try it when you get them! I asked my lovely and very manly co-workers to model them for you. Enjoy the man hand fanservice. ;D Special thanks to Project-H for lending me ya boys <3 
  • We will be fulfilling the "Rubbery Pack" orders and having them shipped out this week. ~
  • Don't worry if you didn't get one, we'll offer it in our next yaoi kickstarter too! :)

 Fujoshi/Fudanshi Poster Design REVAMPED! *~* 

  • Yup, we decided to revamp the fujoshi/fudanshi poster design. The lettering is the same but we changed the logo placement and made it even more fabulous than our original design! Special thanks to "the intern" for creating the beautiful poster design. I'm absolutely loving the fudanshi logo, it's just so.. cute! >w< Can you guess which one is the seme?! xD 
  • Estimated delivery date: March 27th, 2015 
  • Don't worry if you didn't get one, we'll offer it in our next yaoi kickstarter too! :)

 Fujoshi/Fudanshi Tank Top Design Better Than Ever!! ~

  • Yup, we even went the extra mile and fixed up the fujoshi/fudanshi tanks as well! We added a nice color outlining for the font so that it popped out a little more, light pink for the fujoshi tanks and light blue for the fudanshi tanks. The newly added preview on the far right is for all those who ordered the men's tank top with the "fujoshi" logo on it. ~
  • Estimated delivery date: March 25th, 2015
  • Don't worry if you didn't get one, we'll offer it in our next yaoi kickstarter too! :)

 June Eco Tote Bag Samples Have Arrived!! ~

  • The company we order our eco tote bags are super amazing, they always send us pre-production samples. Here's how the June eco tote bag will look like! What do you think? The June logo is really nicely imprinted. In case you were wondering, it's exactly the same size as the yellow YaoiClub bags if you need a reference for the size. 
  • Estimated delivery date: March 23rd, 2015  
  • Don't worry if you didn't get one, we'll offer it in our next yaoi kickstarter too! :) 

Finder restocks + A Foreign Love Affair + Warehousing Titles: 

  • Finally! The most important rewards that EVERYONE wants! :D Finder volumes 1 - 7 + A A Foreign Love Affair restocks are done printing and have already been shipped. Warehousing titles have been ordered as well, we're expecting all the books to arrive between March 23rd - 30th, 2015.
  • As we mentioned before, we're perfectly on schedule and will start fulfilling orders early-mid April. Please remember, you can check your order status/tracking number on the google share doc. N/A means that you don't want your tracking number listed as answered on the shipping survey. 

YaoiCon Information: 

  • For YaoiCon Badges: I've already sent all the backers info for YaoiCon regular/VIP attendee badge registration to YaoiCon department and they will be handling that portion of your rewards. They're currently backed up with other YaoiCon priorities so please be patient with them, they will be emailing you the registration details as soon as they can.
  • For YaoiCon Merchandise: Please remember, all YaoiCon merchandise will be shipped out AFTER YAOICON, which is late September/early October 2015. 
  • For "Trip to YaoiCon:" I (Kristine), should already be in contact with you. :) 

Officially, I believe that is everything! Again, to everyone who backed or help with the Finder Kickstarter, thank you very much again for all your love and support, it's been an overwhelmingly amazing experience. Here's looking forward to the next one!! ᕙ( * •̀ ᗜ •́ * )ᕗ

P.S. Please expect another update either March 27th, 2015 or April 1st, 2015 for pictures of the rest of the goodies to come in. (Poster/Tanks/Finder + A Foreign Love Affair restock books). I will do my best to do another YAOI LIVESTREAM either on March 28th or April 4th, I'll let you all know ahead of time on June's Twitter/Facebook/Kickstarter update if it's possible. ☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message us at any time through Kickstarter, June/DMI Facebook, June/DMI Twitter, or email me directly at [] <-- Head Fujoshi, we'll get back to you as soon as we can! :)

Going out on a limb here...

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)

Hello, fellow fujoshi and fudanshi!

I'm as excited as you all that #FInderProject was so successful. (Super major kudos to Head Fujoshi Kristine for that, as well as to all of you who helped us reach and then EXCEED our funding goals, including both stretch goals! ***tosses flower petals all around excitedly***)

I'm reaching out to you in good faith to ask if you could please spread the word about Digital Manga's Alabaster Kickstarter campaign as well. I know the power of yaoi awesomeness brings us all together, and I know Alabaster is not yaoi, but I'm asking---from one fujoshi to my yaoi sisters and brothers---if you could find it in your hearts to give a little (yaoi) manga love to this campaign, too!

If you have a brother or wife or father or best friend or barista or ANYONE who may like Alabaster, will you please send them our way? We'd really appreciate it. We're getting down to the wire here, as you know, and we need help!

Thank you from the bottom of my yaoi-loving heart,
First Mate Fujoshi

PS: I may work at DMI, but I actually pledged the #FinderProject campaign from my personal Kickstarter account because I was (and am) that excited! Yaaaaaaaaaay Finder. ***high kick for yaoi*** (Gotta put my money where my mouth is, you know? ^_^)

PPS: You can find out more about Alabaster here and here, including info about new reward tiers and add ons.

What happens next?

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)

Hello again everyone!! :D So, the Finder Kickstarter is officially 133% funded at $60,000 and is now over. I know majority of everyone who've pledged are first time backers and don’t really know how kickstarter works so this is for everyone so you guys know what’s going to happen next and to answer any questions you guys may have. 

You can check your reward's order status here, I'll be updating it as often as I can with any new updates;

  • If you don't know your backer ID number to check your order status, here's how: On the kickstarter website, you click on your name in the upper right corner then click the "Backer History" link on the left side of the box. Find the Finder project on the page and click on it. That will pop up a project details page and your backer number is below the project title section. See the example below; This would be backer ID #27. 

Survey Details!! ~

Most importantly, we will sending everyone who've pledged for the $12 or more reward tiers a survey that will ask for your SHIPPING ADDRESS as well as other kickstarter questions. If you need any help with how to fill out the survey or have any questions about the survey, please feel free to ask us at anytime through kickstarter, June's Facebook/Twitter, or email me directly at []. We will be sending these surveys out between today (February 18th - 21st, 2015), PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE SURVEY! >:O

Missed out on the stretch goal add-on and still want to add on any of these items?

  • A Foreign Love Affair = $15 for U. S. / $20 for Canada/International 
  • Fujoshi / Fudanshi Tank Top = $12 for U.S. / $15 for Canada/International 
  • YaoiCon 2016 Bishounen Calendar = $20
  • YaoiCon Anthology = $18
  • Kickstarter perks (June VIP KS Event access) add-on to existing VIP badges = $10

You still can!! :D Simply let us know through kickstarter messages/facebook/twitter/email with the following items you would like to add-on and I will send you a payment invoice from PayPal in which you can pay for your add-on items that way. Please remember to let us know what is your paypal email so that we can send you the invoice. ~ 

Shipping Times!! ~

So, as we mentioned on the kickstarter before, the estimated shipping date for the Finder rewards is either by the end of April 2015 or earlier. Meaning, we'll have everything packed and ready to go by the end of April 2015 to ship out but you may or may not receive it at a later date in May and so forth. If we do experience delays, we'll let you know accordingly. ^_^ 

  • Digital titles will be sent out first as soon as possible, IT department has to manually add all the digital titles to your account so I thank you for your patience in advanced. <3 
  • For anyone who ordered in stock items ONLY, we'll be shipping them out first after we receive the June merchandise (rubber bracelet/poster/tote bags). 
  • YaoiCon merchandise like for the $215 tier/Bishounen Calendar/Anthology/etc. will be shipped out separately and AFTER YAOICON 2015 (late September - early October) 

YaoiCon 2015 People!! ~

First off, super excited you all can make it to YaoiCon 2015 this year wooo! :D So, for the backers who have pledged for a YaoiCon VIP/Regular Attendee weekend badge, we will be contacting you within the next 2-3 weeks to let you know how to register for your YaoiCon 2015 badge with your address, badge nickname, etc. You only need to fill out the information, you won't be charged for anything extra. :) 

For our lovely $600 / $610 backers, I will be personally contacting you within the next week to make all the necessary traveling arrangements for Yaoi-Con so please have any questions or concerns ready for me if you should have any. 

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message us at any time through Kickstarter, June/DMI Facebook, June/DMI Twitter, or email me directly at [] <-- Head Fujoshi, we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can! ^~^