It seems like some companies are wising up to the digital manga editions that most savvy readers prefer because DMP is going to go after them by releasing over 1,000 manga series digitally. And most importantly in recent times, they’ll be totally legal.
The first series released will be “boys love” or yaoi as we know it but other genre’s will follow and may potentially lead to novel releases as well. According to Siliconera, this plan has been in works for over a year now and it is just now being announced.
What also struck me is that Sasahara, the President of DMP, “also suggested the possibility of inviting scanlators to DMP’s office — at the company’s expense — to view a presentation of the program.” A very bold statement but I wonder is will any scanlators actually take up his offer?