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DMI Halts Publishing For Six Months

by Brand
Nov 15, 2012 11:19 AM | 32 Comments
According to Digital Manga Inc President, Hikaru Sasahara, the company will halt all physical publishing for the DMP, June Manga, DokiDoki, and 801Media imprints for six months starting January 1, 2013. This will be a temporary measure as they coordinate they production schedule for the next year and focus on their digital publications. The titles will resume publishing in June of 2013.

A number of titles are affected by this, including the titles from the most recent DMP Kickstarter.

The titles affected are:

Source: Official DMP Blog

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I was so looking forward to more volumes of Alice the 101st. :( Oh, well. As long as they don't go out of business, I don't mind waiting.

Nov 27, 2012 3:01 AM by HatsumiShinogu

i never heard of like 99.7 percent of them and i won't miss them at all if you ask me

Nov 19, 2012 11:42 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sadly, I was looking forward to Hana wa Saku Ka.

Nov 17, 2012 2:51 AM by x3ookiineko

I was scared for a moment and was going to check what titles there were but after reading the comments I knew I wouldn't have read any. Whew, I barely avoided Yaoi

Nov 16, 2012 10:01 PM by Andyis

Guess I better pick up Viewfinder 6 sooner rather than later....

With the way Manga companies are going DMI may go digital only before all of those are released physically. >_>

Nov 16, 2012 8:04 AM by DeWinter

so sad about this... I'm looking forward to most of the titles as being a BL fan, especially Ai no Kusabi... V7 took so long to be published, and now V8 was delayed again.. :(

Nov 16, 2012 7:26 AM by endless_nine_09

Redlinks said:
Well poop. I'm currently reading Itazura na Kiss. Was looking forward to reading Unico. Oh well. Guess this gives me a chance to catch up on other stuff.
You have so much things to read until volume 10 comes out on November 2013 (from their site).

Nov 15, 2012 10:09 PM by Maora

Well poop. I'm currently reading Itazura na Kiss. Was looking forward to reading Unico. Oh well. Guess this gives me a chance to catch up on other stuff.

Nov 15, 2012 8:52 PM by MoonLite88

Goddamn it, I've been waiting for yeaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrssssss when they finally publish ZE again, and now I have to wait for another year. I'll wait though

Nov 15, 2012 6:54 PM by anaaga

does anyone even want digital releases? i see all these people going digital digital digital for the new manga releases... i havent looked at how these things work lately but last i checked digital relases had restriction and where a pain to deal with

Nov 15, 2012 6:40 PM by Neverarine

GarLogan78 said:
Is Itazura na Kiss like a republishing?
NO. No one has ever released ItaKiss in the US until DMI licensed it, but they licensed the Japanese rerelease. though they have the weirdest system of just licensing volume per volume rather than the whole series (i'm not even sure if volume 12 has been licensed yet).

I was about to order volume 9 of ItaKiss. Oh well, DMI just happens to not want my money for over a year.

Nov 15, 2012 5:04 PM by Maora

Ovindel said:
BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.
I know right?
That's not a surprise considering it's almost all yaoi.


About half are BL, not all...

Going through the pages I've only read 2... and I know maybe 2 other titles. Never heard of most of these though.

Too bad. A few titles interested me. :(

Nov 15, 2012 4:51 PM by Mirorin

It gets me mad that all these titles at least have a license meanwhile a manga like TWGOK is nowhere to be found in english

Nov 15, 2012 3:06 PM by game8910

Pity. Was really looking forward to some of them. Well, good for my wallet.

Nov 15, 2012 2:51 PM by Ashi-nyan

Ovindel said:
BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.
I know right?
That's not a surprise considering it's almost all yaoi.


I never knew that Unico and Triton were yaoi. I was not aware of that....

Well some companies have certain niches to cater to.

Nov 15, 2012 2:51 PM by Klonoa7H

Ovindel said:
BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.
I know right?
That's not a surprise considering it's almost all yaoi.


Well, that would explain it then. Nothing I'm going to miss then. That's good for me; bad for those that like them.

Nov 15, 2012 2:25 PM by Flairway

Itazura na Kiss is the only one of those I read, but I haven't bought any of the volumes past 3, so I think I'm good.

Nov 15, 2012 2:23 PM by feder

Ovindel said:
BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.
I know right?
That's not a surprise considering it's almost all yaoi.


And nothing of value was lost.

Nov 15, 2012 2:20 PM by ihateeveryone

Ovindel said:
BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.
I know right?
That's not a surprise considering it's almost all yaoi.
After clicking like 10 of those links, you weren't kidding. O_o

Nov 15, 2012 1:42 PM by soulless4now

BoaCC said:
Never heard of a single one of these.

^This, i never read or seen any manga in the list.

Nov 15, 2012 1:34 PM by TrOjAnHoRsE