The California Secretary of State has updated their listing for Digital Manga to Active. According to the listing, the publisher filed their Statement of Information with the Secretary of State’s office on July 23.
On July 22, we reported that Digital Manga’s status had been listed as suspended due to a failure to file said documents. At the time of publication, the publisher hadn’t filed a Statement of Information since April 8, 2015.
Digital Manga, Inc. was founded in 1996, and is headquartered in Gardena, California. The organization holds multiple imprints, including:
- DMP Book (Main Imprint)
- Juné (Yaoi)
- 801 Media (Adults-Only Yaoi)
- Project-H (Hentai)
- “Manga Academy (“How to Draw” Books)
In addition, the publisher maintains DokiDoki – a co-branding initiative with Shinshokan to publish boys-love and shojo works. Digital Manga also owns and maintains the Akadot retail store.
Recently, Digital Manga has come under fire for failure to deliver on four separate Kickstarters that saw their operations stalled. This includes Kimagure Orange Road and Kodomo no Jikan. The publisher’s president, Hikaru Sasahara, issued a statement on the matter apologizing, and stating that rewards will ship “slowly but steadily.”
Source: California Secretary of State (Thanks to an anonymous tipster for the heads-up!)