<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> We licensed Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
Well, it turns out [redacted] is a pretty swell dude, and Digital Manga Inc. is pretty cool too. Why?
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<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> i'm not going to ask you guys to stop your scanlation efforts.
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> anyway, I just wanted to ask if it's cool if you can maybe put in another page asking people to purchase the book in your latest chapter releases
Well, we most certainly don't mind doing that, sir. In fact, after a glance through your series list on your site, I realize that DMI is clearly one of the better publishers out there--picking up quite a lot of series and not running them by awful editors/translators/marketers the way firms like Tokyopop did.
For those who are curious (you all should be), Digital Manga Inc. happens to serialize quite a number of series, old and new; Berserk, Trigun, Vampire Hunter D...as for new ones, they even have Nyotai-ka! Plus...I'm sorry, what's that you say?
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> lol we're weird
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> we seriously look at what our fans recommend on twitter and email
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> if someone tells us, "check this out! license it!" we pass it around and al try and take the time to read it.
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> if we all like it, we just push it to the guy who does our licensing
<Sukebe_Jiji_DMI> he'll look it over from a contract/possibility standpoint and we go
<@Demo> you just scored another fan
That's right. They publish virtually anything they think is worth it.
MAKE IT WORTH IT!
To help the industry avoid collapsing on itself, we need to prove that it's worth putting money into--so buy the books! Scanlators and the traffic on sites like Batoto prove that the demand is there. If you like a series and it's being published in your country, please buy it! Henneko and several other great series are currently on DMI's publishing list. Wouldn't you love to have hard copies of your favorites?
Oh, and they have a lot of H stuff too, under the Project-H label. Remember Velvet Kiss, anyone? How about Yamatogawa's works? They publish that too.
(And ladies, there are epic amounts of yaoi-type stuff in there as well~)
We will note which series we know have publishers in America when we release them from now on.
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