Summer announcements

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

2017: Looking forward

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:

Doronuma Kyoudai

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.
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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.
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Izanagi

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.
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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.
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We’ll also be publishing even more books from AobaQMadou, Triangle! and Shouwa Saishuu Sensen.
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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

2016: Looking back

Hello everyone, in the first post of 2017! Last year, we’ve had our yearly write up post in February, so it looks like we’re getting better with keeping up a schedule.

We would like to use this post to write a sort of recap of what we achieved this year, while in a next post (coming up in a day or two), we’ll write about our plans for 2017. Expect some exciting announcements in that one! But first, let’s take a look at what happened this year in the world of 2D Market:

The year didn’t start in a good way. Almost immediately after making a bunch of new announcements in February, we lost our payment gateway, effectively leaving us with Bitcoin as the only purchase option. While we used this period productively and implemented a proper cart system for our shop, this was a really bad situation to be in and we scrambled to find a new payment gateway asap. Unfortunately, it took us until April to get the ball rolling again. Once it started though, it did so with a bang: we published our first doujinshi from the famous and renowned circle Fatalpulse, Victim Girls 12.

Shortly after that, we added an e-wallet system to our site. With it in place, we were ready to get serious and start publishing more doujinshi. We decided to publish a single doujinshi every week, and were able to keep that schedule from May all the way to November.

From May to August we released 13 books:

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In August, we announced 3 more circles that were to appear on our site: Yuusaritsukata, AobaQMadou and sin-maniax.

From August to November, we published 18 more books:

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While all this was happening, our japanese staff was attending Japanese doujinshi conventions, including Comiket, Futaket, Sunshine Creation, Comitia and Comic1, working on getting more authors interested in the international market. We will continue doing so in the following year and we hope the fruits of our labor will allow even more doujinshi authors to reach out to international audiences.

And none of this would be possible without you, the fans and readers of Japanese doujinshi. From the whole 2D Market staff, a wholehearted thank you!

Stay tuned for our next post, in which we’ll talk about our plans for 2017.

Summer Announcements

*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:

Yusaritsukata
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.
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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”.
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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.
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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”.
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sin-maniax
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.
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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.
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Expect the first doujinshi from these circles to get released soon on 2D Market.

Introducing 2D Market points

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.
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Back in action

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.
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