Archive for the ‘Digital Manga Publishing’ Category

Time to Rally the Troops!!

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

As you can see from the side bar to the right, one of my fave manga is a title by Nao Yazawa called The isolated Zone. I highly recommend this series, but it seems that DMP the publishers are lagging behind in the releases. So it’s time to rally the troops and get pestering!!

If you haven’t already go get the title from EManga and you’ll see why i liked it so much, if you have got it already drop Nao Yazawa a message of support on twitter, then either email DMP at and let them know you want the series to continue. Also don’t forget to drop them tweets on both the Digital Manga and Digital Manga Guild twitter accounts. Let them know the fans want their Nao fix and we want it NOW (pun intended :P)

The problem with delayed releases is that while a title may have a strong following at first, the longer they wait to release the subsequent volumes the less interest there is, thus less sales. So come on manga fans, lets rally up and show DMP there is interest in this series!!

Hopefully it won’t end up a forgotten series!!

Digital Manga Publishing–Taimashin Response

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

So, after my recent Taimashin post i received a email from Digital Manga regarding the elements i posted about. Since they were important responses, and they requested it, i decided to both update the original post and  make this post.

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01Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Hideyuki Kikuchi (Story), Shin Yong-Gwan (art)
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
Type: Series
Genre: Seinen, Horror, Action


Traveling in-between the world of the living and the twilight world of the dead, Akamushi, the shaman is known as the Red Spider Exorcist. With the powers of a giant spider, he combats the demons of the netherworld. When career woman Megumi is suddenly pursued and attacked by unholy demons, she seeks Akamushi’s help. But as it seems, the minions of the underworld may also be too much for Akamushi to handle. But why are these creatures of twilight after her? What truths will unravel about her true self and everyone around her? And what of Akamushi—can he use his unique shamanic spider-like powers to cast out and purify himself from the demon scourge? From acclaimed Japanese horror writer, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Taimashin – The Red Spider Exorcist—vol.1 of an ongoing series—takes you to a world of monsters and demons that’ll twist your senses and blur your mind, in and out of reality.

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Site Review: Taking a peek at the new

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

I’ve put off looking at the new eManga site both because it launched just before Christmas and the new year, which is family time. But also because i wanted to give them time to fix anything that may  have gone wrong.

I think it’s safe to do it now, so here we are. I’ll be up front and warn you now, I’m biased as hell when it comes to DMP, they’re probably my favourite publisher these days. And while I’ve been disappointed with the way they’ve handled their kindle editions, overall i have a very high opinion of them. So yeah, expect a lot of gushing praise, though it is deserved Open-mouthed smile

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Ryu’s Musings – Maohden Vol 02

Posted on December 20th, 2012 by Ryu Sheng |

maohdenLanguage: English
Direction: Left to Right
Pages: 186
by: Hideyuki Kikuchi (story), Jun Suemi (art)
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
Type: Series, Novel
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Supernatural, Seinen


In the second volume of Maohden, Setsura Aki arrives at the Coliseum Death Matches to rescue the seal—the girl known as Mayumi. But Setsura is not the only one who knows Mayumi’s secret. In the shadows beneath the Coliseum, his arch-enemy Gento Roran works to pull the strings to outwit Setsura’s every move.

Meanwhile, at the other end of Demon City, Azusa Sasaki investigates the suspicious dig behind the new mortuary. What dark thing does Gento Roran seek beneath the earth? And can Azusa ferret it out before Gento’s henchman Hyota tracks her down?

As Setsura moves closer to the truth, new alliances and allegiances are forged in the city on the edge of the abyss. Even the Demon Physician, Doctor Mephisto, is brought into the conflict—at Gento’s behest. Gento’s secret plan to overpower Setsura finds a willing accomplice in Mephisto—or so it seems.

Destroying Gento’s seat of power is Setsura’s aim. When Setsura discovers its location, a new crisis arises. For the place that holds Gento’s accursed coffin is the most haunted building in Demon City Shinjuku—and home to its most terrifying monster.

Don’t miss the thrilling second installment in Hideyuki Kikuchi’s acclaimed horror trilogy, Maohden.

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Digital Manga updates the Demon City Shinjuku eBook

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by Ryu Sheng |

I received an email from DMP today regarding the review i did earlier on Demon City Shinjuku. As a result I’ll be updating the review with the new info received and thought I’d make a quick notice post about it.

If you’ve read the review you’ll recall i had two main issues with the release, the first was odd spelling mistakes, and the second errant ‘C’s littered through out the volume; both of these have now being addressed. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:

We went back to the file and found what caused all those unseemly “C’s”. Of course much of the spelling issues were a stylization call, we made sure to clean it up a bit.

I immediately went and got the new version from amazon and will check it out when I’ve finished reading my current book.