Digital Manga Adds Hentai Porn

Apparently, the Digital Manga Guild program, where fans translate titles for free with the potential for later payment, has been successful enough for the publisher that they’re expanding from boys’ love/yaoi into other types of sex-driven titles. Digital Manga has announced that they have released digital hentai from the Japanese Leed Publishing Company on their website emanga.com for $8.95 a book. However, I’m not sure who really did the translation, since the press release says it’s from the DMG, but localization was “provided by LEED”. Perhaps Digital is using “DMG” just to describe their digital offerings?

Hentai at Digital Manga Guild

Titles include four volumes of Real Sex Stories, supposedly true confessions turned into manga by Kaoru Hazuki, plus four other books by the same artist.

Update: I asked Digital Manga about my DMG question, and they responded:

From time [to] time, Japanese publishers would approach us if they could hire our DMG localizers to get the job done outside of DMG contract.
These books were localized for Leed by using DMG localizers.
We feel it was appropriate to say that these titles are DMG projects.

Porn comics have traditionally been a good way for companies to support other, more serious publishing efforts (as with Fantagraphics’ Eros line), since sex brings in money. It remains to be seen how many readers want to buy manga porn when the internet provides so much material for free.

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