According to Canned Dogs, Japan Doujinshi Printing Group has announced a few new guidelines that all adult-oriented doujinshi must follow in order to be accepted for printing:

Basically, they need to clearly mark on the cover that it is for adults and provide on the final page of the doujinshi their circle name, contact info, release date, and the name of the printing firm that printed the doujinshi.

Also from Canned Dogs is the news that the first chapter of the manga Touhou Bougetsushou (based on the popular Touhou doujin games) has been made available online by Ichijinsha.

Chuosha reports that Toen Shobo's monthly seijin magazine Comic Jumbo ceased publication with its August issue, which went on sale July 6th. Thanks Ed

HERNDON, VA - July 9, 2007 - DLSite.com has just released "Caged Bird" English subtitle version.

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In the latest issue of PWCW, Ed Chavez interviews Simon Jones from Icarus Publishing. In the interview the two discuss the how the manga market has evolved over the years, as well as the difficulties in publishing erotic manga effectively.

Other interesting topics from PWCW include a look at NETCOMICS, Yaoi Press and Japanese manga, and Viz's release of the DVD The Taste of Tea.

Advanced Media Network has posted the complete transcript of JAST USA's English dating-sims panel at this year's Anime Expo.

HERNDON, VA - June 27, 2007 ??? DLSite.com has just released 3D animation, "In Ecstasy" English subtitle version. "In Ecstasy" is a 25-minute, fantasy video of true love and violence.

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San Diego, California, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - JAST USA affiliate brand G-Collections, the leading publisher of Japanese PC dating-sim games in English, today announced the acquisition and beginning of development for Amorous Professor Cherry, an adult-oriented bishoujo ("beautiful girl") PC game from Japanese maker ZyX scheduled for release to the English language market.

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From Icarus Publishing's blog comes a preview (NSFW) of the adult manga coming out in September 2007, based on Diamond Previews for July (Shipping in September 07).

topOn June 7th, the Kyoto Prefecture local government identified 13 loli manga titles as "harmful books" for featuring excessive sexual content involving girls under the age of 13.

On June 15th, the prefecture's Commission on the Health and Growth of Youths announced the 13 titles that were investigated. The website Doujinshi Life and Culture General Research Center (via Icarus Blog) has a list the titles from Kyoto Shimbun and their respective publishers:

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topMotonori Kishi, the president of Shobunkan, was dismissed by the Supreme Court First Petty Bench in his final appeal. As a result Motonori Kishi will keep his penalty of 1.50 million yen for distribution of obscene manga.

In 2002, Motonori Kishi and the adult mangaka Beauty Hair were arrested for distributing 20,000 copies of the overly obscene Misshitsu (Honey Room) to 16 stores. In January 2004, Motonori Kishi was found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison. However, the sentence was reduced to a 1.5 million yen fine in June 2005.

Source: Asahi Shimbun