Black Friday is one week away and we have all the boys love discounts you could want! Our deals will be available Black Friday starting at 1 a.m. pst through Cyber Monday until 11:30 pm pst. Our deals are as followed:
Juné's east coast yaoi+ Bishounen Con weekend badges will be on sale through the weekend!
- Free Shipping over $50 (domestic AND international)
- Triple Rewards Points
- Digital/Print Bundle Discounts
- General Weekend Badges are $35
- Buy 2 for $60 for you and a friend, saving $10!
- Buy 3 for $75 for the whole family, saving $30!
With the latest rewards program added to Juné Manga, Akadot will be down to its final conversion days.
Since Juné's soft launch, all yaoi titles have been making their way over from their printed forms on Akadot and digital forms on Emanga. Whether they are print, digital, or guest publications, if it's yaoi it's going to be on Juné! By the end of 2016 all these boys love goodies will be made available exclusively on JuneManga.com
As it stands right now, Akadot carries more than just yaoi, such books as Tezuka, Harlequin, and DMP related titles. However, soon these manga will be finding a new home. Juné isn't the only DMI imprint that is getting a makeover this year, Emanga will also be getting a new look to start carrying all of DMI's mainstream titles!
What does this mean for Akadot? Once all new websites have been updated with their full inventory, Akadot will slowly be taken down. DMI is making things easier for the fans to buy directly from the imprints they already know and love.
This also means Akadot's current reward points will vanish from Akadot as well. These points will then be transferred over to the corresponding website of the customer's choosing. If they want all their points just for yaoi, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add the correct rewards points to the new Juné rewards system. If the customer wants all their points for mainstream titles, these points will be transferred over at the soft launch of Emanga.
Here at DMI, we take change as a challenge, something new and exciting! We want to thank all of our fans as they support us through this new transition into new and special.
Our first batch of restocks have just come in! Grab yours while supplies last!! ೭੧(❛▿❛✿)੭೨
Border Volume 1 by Kazuma Kodaka
Welcome to a behind-the-scenes detective agency staffed by the most stunning men on the street…but don’t mistake this smooth, stylish crew for gumshoes! They always one-up the law with the greatest of ease and nab every crook, schemer, and gang lord…but can they solve the mysteries of their own confused past? In the end, which of these sleuths will be rewarded with an everlasting love?
Border bares all in a fast-paced, funny and bittersweet tale of the lengths one detective will go to in order to protect his best friend teammates! Is it possible to honor the memory of a long-lost love and find peace in the present? When every day on the job brings the possibility of death, there’s simply no time to lose!
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 2 by Hinako Takanaga
University study Tetsuhiro Morinaga has been in love with his homophobic, violent and tyrannical sempai Souichi Tatsumi for more than four years now. Even though he’s told Tatsumi how he feels and even managed to steal a kiss, expecting anything more seems like nothing more than the stuff of dreams... That is until the long-oppressed Morinaga gets his biggest chance ever. Might his unendingly unrequited love finally be returned?
Mr Mini Mart by Junko
Shy Nakaba has been a shut-in ever since gossip at school destroyed his reputation. But when his mom snags him a job to help him break out of his shell, he’s forced to face a co-worker who knows a thing or two about courage and commitment! Can Nakaba stand tall and speak up for what he truly wants? Mr. Mini Mart serves up a sweet-and-salty story filled with brave confessions and bold crushes! Will the past catch up to a boy who wants nothing more than to hide away forever? Or will the future finally shine with the promise of brand-new beginnings?
Seven Days: Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday by Rihito Takarai
It is rumored that Touji Seryou, one of the more popular boys at school, would go out with anyone who asks him out on a Monday morning. But on this particular Monday morning, the first person he meets at the school gate is no other than Yuzuru Shino, Seryou's sempai at the archery club.
On a whim, and well-aware of Seryou's reputation, Shino asks Seryou to go out with him. Thinking that it will be treated as a joke, they’re both guys after all, imagine Shino's surprise when Seryou takes him up on the offer!
There is a catch, though. While Seryou does go out with the first girl who asks him out on a Monday morning, the other side of the coin is - by the end of the week, he will break up with that person. In essence, Seryou is a lover with a one-week expiration date. But will Shino prove to be the exception to that rule?
Private Teacher Volumes 1-4 by Yuu Moegi
Kaede is the perfect tutor -- he’s brilliant, funny and completely hot. But Rintaro had better watch out when he underperforms! Kaede’s very strict when it comes to his pupil’s scores…and he has no problem keeping Rintaro late for a little extra one-on-one! Will these study sessions turn into a steamy excuse to dish out discipline and discover forbidden desires?
At an art exhibit showing Nakamura's famous "Doukyuusei" or "Classmates" manga, it was then revealed that a live-action adaptation of the dark, psychological boys love "Double Mints" manga is slated to come out in 2017 in Japan.
With the adaption of "Classmates" made into the success movie by Aniplex films, it will be interesting to see Nakamura's signature atypical art style adapted to live-action.
While "Classmates" was the innocent love story of two young boys falling in love, "Double Mints" is a much darker feature with dark undertones of murder, manipulation, and sacrifice.
Both titles have been translated by DMI and made available for digital download on Juné. Currently Juné only has the digital rights for these titles, but we are pursuing printed version in the future.
Read "Double Mints"
In an industry full of every kind of love story imaginable, Juné launches its own original content with a fresh new genre.
The yaoi genre has been defined as the depiction of boy's love written for women by women. It is chalked full of slender, beautiful men with common themes of forbidden love and dramatic romances.
Bara, yaoi's counterpart written by men for men, shows muscular manly men with much less plot driven story lines and a lot more sexual encounters.
The two terms are rarely aimed at the same audience and yet, at their core, come from the same foundation of male-love driven stories.
DMI's president Hikaru Sasahara, known for being a constant innovator in the manga industry, has found a way to join the two genres with the new term "yabara." It may seem as simple as combing yaoi + bara = yabara, but this new genre has even more hidden behind some clever wordplay.
Steering away from the old stereotypes of mature older semes, pretty boy ukes or even just two overly muscular hairy men, yabara will appeal to each and every body type. Race, age, shape, and size will be explored on new levels to appeal and even broaden the reader's experience to the male love genre.
Not only will yabara combine the art styles of yaoi and bara, but it will combine its audiences as well. Yabara content is made for the comic book audience as whole. It's intent is to appeal to all the fujoshi, fudanshi, LGBT community, and indie comic book lovers.
Yabara breaks away from typical plots of both yaoi, known for stories like hidden office love affairs, and bara, known for a whole lot of sex. This genre will bring the male love genre to the masses with modern romances, current events, and true to life tragedies.
Juné's very first yabara title is not only the first of its kind, but it will also be DMI's first originally produced yaoi title. DMI has produced original content once before with the novel "Vampire Hunter D," making it into a manga for the first time back in 2007.
"Eden's Mercy," by Japanese mangaka Velvet Toucher, was announced at Yaoi Con 2016. This title will be made in America and produced in English before it will be later translated into Japanese.
Giving English speaking audiences the opportunity to read works from their favourite mangakas first, without having to wait for translations opens up new opportunities for the otaku world. With the announcement of companies like Netflix putting more money into original content, Juné plans to keep with its own trend by producing original yaoi works from both local talents and Japanese artists.