It’s been less than four month since our last announcement, and we’ve been hard at work ever since, to bring you even more high quality English-translated doujinshi. Today we’re very happy to be announcing four new circles that we’ll be working with. To celebrate this, we also have a surprise for all of our loyal fans: two free doujinshi! You heard that right. Read to the end of this blog post for some background on these two doujinshi or, just jump to our store where they’ll be just a click away. Continue reading
We last made an announcement post with new circles in late January. Since then, we’ve published several doujinshi from every circle that we announced and, additionally, we were able to maintain a weekly release schedule, resulting in 21 doujinshi published.
Since it’s been nearly half a year since that announcements, we thought it was time to unveil what we’ve been working on since then. So without further ado, here are the new additions to 2D Market store: Continue reading
After we’ve taken a nostalgic look back at 2016, it time to look forward into the future, and talk about what 2017 brings for 2D Market.
One aspect in which we have to admit to have been slacking is communicating our work. We’ve been listening to your input on our twitter account and responding to questions, but we feel we can do better. In 2017, we’ll try to be more transparent and open, and interact more with our fans. One other important fact is that in the last few year, we’ve seen Twitter shutting down account for Japanese erotic authors without warning, even if they were manually marked as containing sensitive materials. We’ve seen Asanagi, Asaki Takayuki and even Oyari Ashito having their account suspended. For that reason, we’ll be opening accounts on various other platforms as a backup. We have a list of platforms that we’ll use, but we want to hear your input. Which social networks/platforms/sites/apps you use regularly? Let us know!
One other thing that we’re aiming to do is return to the weekly release schedule. We were able to sustain for the majority of 2016, but due to an unfortunate confluence of events, we lapsed in December. We’ll do our best to start putting out new releases during January and keep going. If we manage to bring in more authors, we would like to be able to publish more that one book per week, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves for now…
Before getting to the best part, we’d like to note that we’ve had several giveaways during 2016 that generated some nice interactions with the fans. We hope to have a whole lot more of those in 2017, so make sure to follow us on twitter and other social media.
And now, something that you’ve all been waiting for! We would like to announce 3 new circles that will be coming to our site in 2017:
This prolific circle, lead by the artist RED-RUM, is best known for their long-running series of futanari doujinshi, titled “FutaOna: A Certain Futanari Girl’s Masturbation Diary”. The title is pretty self-explanatory.
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be publishing all eight issues of FutaOna, completely uncensored! Even better, the first issue will contain an expanded story, never before seen by the English-speaking audience. This will double the size of the first issues and make it an even better introduction into the amazing story of Tomoe, a pervy futanari girl with a very vivid imagination.
ToyBox & Kujira Logic
This circle is a collaboration between two artist, Kurikara and Kujiran. They have come together and combined their skills to create an amazing and novel idea: a series of doujinshi that are pretty much 100% about boobs and doing various things with said boobs. And when those boobs belong to various girls (drawn in a very cute style) from the Fate franchise, you get a recipe for a diabetes-induced erection.
And finally, something for the fans of corruption: a circle headed by a Otoo, a master of corruption, mind control and extreme ahegao, with a healthy dose of NTR sprinkled in for good measure.
Old authors, new books
Outside of these three new circles, we plan to publish several new book from our veteran circles. To name just a few, we’ll be publishing the fourth chapter in Muchakai’s Chizuru-chan Development Diary series, a 40- pages doujinshi from Fatalpulse and Garupan book from Kabayakiya.
And on top of all that, we constantly on lookout for new circles, so new announcements in the course of the year are almost given. We hope you’ll be here with us to hear them!
Here’s for a great year in international doujin scene.
-2D Market Staff
*doujinshi titles in this post are not finalized and are subject to change*
With Summer Comiket coming up in less than two weeks (August 12th to 14th), we thought this would be a good time to announce new circles that will be selling their doujinshi on 2D Market. As with all doujinshi on 2D Market, theirs will be sold completely uncensored.
These acquisitions are a few months old so you can expect the first doujinshi from these circles to be released in the following weeks.
Without further ado, the new circles are:
This circle has been gaining popularity lately, thanks to their latest series of amazingly drawn KanColle doujinshi. Unfortunately, the Japanese versions have the black censorship bars applied rather… liberally. Luckily for all the lovers of uncensored art, that will not be the case with 2D Market releases.
We will be translating the latest 3 doujinshi from circle Yusaritsukata: “Summer Love Vacation with Suzuya”, “Haruna Is a Bad Girls” and “Sweet Sweet Kashima”.
Aoba Q Madou
This circle is a milestone for us, as it’s the first circle on our site that focuses heavily on futa content. The author obviously pours a lot of love into the futa characters and it shows. Interestingly, one of the doujinshi we have chosen to translate doesn’t even feature penetration, only ample amounts of petting, stroking and sucking. It’s almost yuri. Only with penises.
We will be translating a KanColle book “Futanari Naval Exercise”, Garupan book “The Way to Calm a Panzer High” and three doujinshi with original characters, “Futanari Joint Practice”, “Futanari Joint Practice 2 ” and “Futanari Medical Checkup”.
Finally, we have a treat for you: the highly acclaimed sin-maniax circle. While the circle is best known for their (still ongoing) series of To Love-Ru books, they have a much larger portfolio. The central theme prevalent in sin-maniax work is corruption, which will make them at home on our site.
We have opted to translate the “Princess Who Tuned Into a Dog” series of four DQ2 doujinshi and “MeloRhythm”, a short and sweet Suite Precure book.
Expect the first doujinshi from these circles to get released soon on 2D Market.
Ever since we’ve switched to the our payment processor in April, we’ve been struggling with the minimum order value limit (we’ve discussed that previously in our back in action post). Basically, you couldn’t make a credit card purchase on our site if the value of your purchase didn’t exceed 2.95€. Since the majority of the books on our site are priced between 2€ and 2.5€, this meant you had to put at least two books in your cart before being able to checkout with a credit card.
We’ve been pondering the solution that would alleviate this problem. Simply raising the prices of all books to 3€ seemed like the easiest way, but it was the one we absolutely wanted to avoid. Keeping the books in our web shop as affordable as possible is one of our guiding principles, and ramping up the prices obviously went directly against this.
After some brainstorming, we agreed on the solution that would hopefully work out for everyone. Without further ado, we’d like to announce that we’ve added a points (e-wallet) system to our site.
As some of you may have have noticed, we’ve been having problems with payment processing for the last two months. The problems started in the week after our last blog post and manifested themselves as certain credit cards getting randomly rejected.
After spending a lot of time and resources trying to fix this issue, we decided that changing our payment processor is the only viable solution. This decision wasn’t made easily, as we have just reworked our payment processing UI a few months earlier to make it more user friendly. Still, getting the payment working for everyone was the top priority.
While we were at it, we also added a much requested feature to our site: a cart system. Now you no longer have to go through the payment process every time you’d like to buy a book. Add ALL of them to the cart and go wild. There’s another reason we implemented a cart system, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
Starting from today, when you click “buy” on our site, you’ll be redirected to an off-site page where you’ll be able to input your credit card information. Users from certain EU countries will also be able to use their debit cards.
We hope you found something to your liking in our five days of announcements, whether it be
the funny and mean Shouwa Saishuu Sensen doujinshi, the sweet and hardcore Ahitakara Ganbaru doujinshi, the violent hardcore Fatalpulse doujinshi, the full-color goodness of Triangle! doujinshi or the story-driven Mieow doujinshi . If you missed any our announcements, feel free to go back and check them our now. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
We’d like to use this post to wrap our week-of-blog-posts and to give out some miscellaneous info that doesn’t relate to any of our big announcements. Without further ado, in no particular order:
Between November, when we released Muchakai’s Chizuru-chan Development Diary 2, and now we’ve been asked several times about when is third installment coming out. We’re pleased to confirm that the work on it has begun and that the release date is closing near.
On a related note, if you’re following us on twitter, you might have seen us tweeting about how Muchakai recently announced that the Chii-chan Development Diary is getting a live-action adaptation. You read that correctly: there’s going to be a AV based on Chii-chan’s doujinshi series!
While we were not involved in any way, we’re very happy for Muchakai to have their work acknowledged in this way. We’ll be sure to tweet any legal ways to obtain this AV, so keep an eye on that. And if you want to become familiar with the source material, keep in mind that the whole series is available on our site, uncensored in all its entirety.
One of the circles we’ve introduced on our site last year was Kabayakiya. We’ve already released four doujins from them and the fifth one is on the way. This one is a bit unique as it’s based on a game that Unagi (the artist behind Kabayakiya) worked on. So in a way, it’s a semi-official doujinshi. We’ll write more about as the release date comes closer, but for now we’d like to leave you with this lovely cover page:
New Credit Card checkout page
This is not really news, as it’s been in place since early January, but we’ve updated our checkout process. The difference is mostly technical (and includes increased security), but the biggest visible improvement is the way you can now save and reuse your credit/debit card info with much less hassle. If you use your credit card once and tick the “save card info” checkbox, next time you want so use the same card, you’ll only have to put in you CVV number.
As before, no credit card information is actually stored on our server, so you can shop with ease.
And for the end, we’d like to introduce a side project that our web developer has been working on for some time now. Basically, it the same online reader that we normally use to display the doujinshi from your library, only expanded to work with local files from your computer. That’s right: hop on here and drop any zip, cbz, rar, cbr or pdf file into the page and read on. Nothing you drop is ever uploaded to our servers as everything is unpacked and displayed right there inside your browser. For that reason we nicknamed it our “offline reader”; once you load the page, you can kill your internet connection and it will keep chugging on.
If you’re in a situation where you don’t have access to a dedicated comic book reader application, this provides simple alternative that works wherever you have access to web browser. It even works on mobile.
As an added bonus, in addition to supporting all the image formats that modern browsers support (jpg, png, gif, svg and more), we added the support for displaying PSD documents, Tiff images and WebM video. Not a feature may people would need, but it comes in handy if you ever need to quickly preview an image or video in any of those formats.
Note that the app is still in development and we’re listening to any comments or suggestions you might have about it. So head on to https://2d-market.com/Reader/App and try it out.
All great things come to an end, and so we came to our last circle announcement (for now). But we’ve left quite a treat for the end: a circle whose fame precedes their name: Mieow. This circle, more know by the name of the man behind it, Rustle, has been very well know in the English-speaking community for its well developed characters, interesting storylines and exceptionally well-drawn floors.
Also, little girls.
While we have never shied away from publishing doujinshi containing characters that look somewhat younger, this will be the first time that we put on sale a doujinshi focusing exclusively on that specific body type. While we realize that this might be somewhat controversial, we’re staunch believers in freedom of artistic expression in any form and, particularly, in the rights of artists to create whatever they feel is needed.
This is particularly apparent in works produced by Mieow, which don’t shy away from explicitly showing petite girls engaging in sexual activity, while at the same time putting the focus on the characterization and the story.
Rustle himself has been drawing for quite some time and has over 30 doujinshi under his belt, plus several chapter in commercial magazines. His latest work is a series of full-color doujinshi titled “Little Girl”. As of this writing, there have been twelve issues of this series, most of which are standalone. From these, we have decided to first adapt Little Girl issues 1, 4, 8 and 11, as these four feature a connected storyline.
We’re hoping these four doujinshi will show that there’s a demand in the English-speaking community for these kind of work.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a way to show your support to Rustle even before his doujishi are on sale, feel free to take a look at his Enty campaign. We’ve already written about Enty in our previous announcement, but, essentially, it’s a Japanese answer to Patreon. If you can’t bring yourself to support him out of goodness of your heart, do it for the sake of getting access to the amazing high-resolution artwork (like this one or this one).
Tune in tomorrow for the wrap-up of our week of announcement.
Following the yesterday’s announcement of Shouwa Saishuu Sensen, we have another prolific circle to welcome to our site: Ashitakara Ganbaru. The circle name translates to “I’ll work hard… starting tomorrow”, a principle that many people follow every day.
Yameta Takashi, the author behind Ashitakara Gambaru, however, occasionally starts working hard today and in those periods has produced several dozens doujinshi, worked on multiple eroge, and contributed chapters to Comic Tenma and Comic MegaPlus. Recently, he’s been drawing the manga adaptation of the light novel “When a gun otaku is reincarnated to a world of magic, he assembled a harem armed with modern weaponry!?”. With a title like that, plot summary is superfluous.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Ashitakara Ganbaru and will be selling their doujinshi in 2D Market store.
Characterized by well endowed characters, Ashitakara Ganbaru doujinshi feature copious amounts of hot, steamy action with girls often losing their bearing from the excitement and making some very sexy, dirty faces.
Currently, there are plans to put four Ashitakara Ganbaru doujinshi in their uncensored form on our store and the work on them has already begun. We hope this will lead to even more doujinshi from this amazing circle coming to the West.
Tune in tomorrow for our next announcement.
As February goes rolling by, we’re slowly approaching the first birthday of 2D Market. Granted, if you dig through our Twitter feed, you’ll notice that our first tweet was from late 2012. That’s a long time time ago, but it shows how long we’ve been working on this project. However, it wasn’t until the end of February of last year that we (somewhat unceremoniously) launched and started proving the English-speaking community with a legal way to directly support the Japanese independant artists.
So, looking back at our first year, what can we say that we accomplished?
We’ve launched with 13 doujinshi and published 11 more during the year. We’ve added two more circles to our portfolio. We’ve even published an all-ages doujinshi, the first one of its kind to get an official English release.
On paper, this doesn’t appear to be much. After all, on average we’ve published a single doujinshi per month. Nevertheless what we’ve created is much more valuable and much less tangible: we’ve shown that there’s a way for Japanese authors to sell their independent creations directly to their international fans and that there is an English-speaking market that’s willing to support them.
With that in hand, we been approaching authors in Japan and looking to bring their work to our site. In fact, one of the reasons our launch has been so belated is the fact that one of our core staff members has moved to Japan in September 2014. Since then, he has been working tirelessly on expanding our catalog. During the last year, he has visited over a dozen doujinshi conventions in Japan and made business contacts (and personal friendships) with several doujinshi authors. While not all of them resulted in partnerships with our site, they have at least put the idea of a possible international debut in the minds of many Japanese doujinshi artists. And that is a great win for all of us who enjoy and appreciate their work and hope to one day be able to express our appreciation, one way or another.
Some of those contact did, however, result in a partnership with our site. In the following few days we’ll be making daily posts on this blog, announcing the new circles whose works we’ll be adding to our site in the following year. These announcements will be the culmination of the effort everyone here has made in the last year, and we’d would like to use this opportunity to thank the Japanese authors for putting their fate in us, and most of all, to thank you, our fans and customers, for allowing us to try to turn our passion into a business.
-2D market staff
Tune in tomorrow for the first of our announcements.