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Project-H Announces License For First “Uncensored” Title – Love Hair

Project H Licenses Love Hair

Digital Manga announced via their Twitter & Facebook (18+ only!) accounts late last week that they’ve acquired a new license for their Project-H imprint – Maban’s Love Hair.

The company is promoting this book as their first “uncensored” title. Having now read a couple of their already released hentais, I can assure readers who may be concerned hearing this that it doesn’t mean DMP has censored their books in the past (from what I can tell). There are some small elements in the source material that qualifies as censoring – little to no drawn detail in certain areas, for example, and tiny rather useless black bars over genitalia, but those things are there from the get-go.

You can see a few preview pages of Love Hair’s interior on its Amazon.jp page, with a reminder that these images and the book are for 18+ readers only! The ‘uncensored’ detail work that stands out most in the book seems indicative of where the book’s name comes from.

Between their boys’ love and hentai titles, there seems to be a number of Digital Manga licenses as of late. I’ve really been liking how they’ve been making announcements all year ’round instead of staying confined to the late-Spring, early-Summer convention season as others do. That they’ve generally announced only 1-2 titles per time also gives them a lot more press time on sites and blogs spread out over weeks. Clever, clever.

Project HI do hope we see their actual Project H website launch sooner than later though. They’ve got quite a few titles now but only the original three on their website (which  still has no working links past the age verification page). The same can be said for 801Media for which they’ve even printed previews of the ‘finished’ website in their Project H books, yet the original website remains untouched since early 2010. I love all the new licenses but it’d be even nicer to have up and running sites to go to for information on them.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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4 Responses

  1. Oni says:

    In regards to the website, they’ve been repeatedly saying for about a month or so now that it’s “coming very soon”. So one can only hope that holds true.

    Project H is really turning out to be a great subsidiary, and they’ve picked up a number of great titles recently. Really looking forward to see where they go.

    • Lissa says:

      I’m conditioned to be skeptical by ‘coming very soon’ messages by now I think! The full website was ‘coming soon’ when it first launched last year and the new 801Media website has been ‘coming soon’ since 2009. I’m sure they’ll come eventually, I’m just hopeful it’s sooner than later by this point. At least before convention season takes off in full swing this year!

      And I agree about Project-H – I didn’t expect them to get this many titles so early as they have been. The books are good quality too in terms of print quality. It’s always nice having more diverse licensing to line my bookshelves with too ( :

  2. Aaron says:

    Something in me died when I read this I understand at the end of the day DMP has to make money and Pronography is always good for a quick buck.

    But I tried to be open minded considering Hentai but their comes a time when one has to say “I am what I am and that’s all that I am, and with this it just makes me really, really, uncomfortable. Not trying to start an acromouious debate or anything just felt like if I did’nt say something I was going to “burst asunder.”

    Ultimitelly the judgement is not in my hands if DMP makes money off of Pronography that’s their business but ultimate justice will find them out in the end. Just my two cents here I stand I can do no other

    • Lissa says:

      Honesty is always welcome and its good to hear from all sides – thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Hentai is often so graphic its completely understandable where you\’re coming from.

      Digital Manga\’s bread and butter has always been 18+ material with their primary focus on boys\’ love so I personally don\’t see too much changing here. I think their new hentai imprint is them just branching out to a different market, one that\’s pretty under-serviced in English print with Icarus Publishing gone. Just like anything else they or someone else publishes, we can choose to avoid what we\’re not comfortable with. I\’ve already gotten a couple of their Project-H books but there are others I won\’t be since they\’re just not for me.

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