Reading romance manga online is easy with Renta! [Sponsored Post]

This post is sponsored by Renta. We work closely with our sponsors to bring you posts that are relevant to and supportive of the Room 801 and Australian yaoi/yuri community.

Renta! website

The Renta! home page.

Renta! is an eBook rental service for romance manga, allowing you to buy digital manga and read it on a variety of devices, while keeping your purchases in the cloud so there’s no need for you to download anything! It’s great for people using shared computers or who have nosy family members—there’s no need to hide files on your computer or password-lock anything other than your account on the Renta! website.

Using Renta is very simple: just register an account (using an email address, password, and a username) then check your inbox for a registration confirmation email. Click on the link enclosed, and off you go!

Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can browse through the manga you’re interested in, which is helpfully arranged in categories such as Yaoi, Sweet Love, and Spicy Love. Each category breaks down into more specific subgenres: for example, “Yaoi” includes themes such as “salarymen,” “showbiz,” or “college.” Many manga on the site include previews so you can get a free taste of what to expect from a particular title. Note that titles in the Yaoi, Spicy Love and Hentai categories are strictly for over-18s, so if you wish to view these titles, you’ll need to set your birthdate (which can’t be changed) to confirm that you’re old enough to look at restricted material.

Manga on the Renta website

An individual manga title on the Renta! website.

Rentals are paid for with “R-tickets” which are available in a variety of denominations. Each ticket costs just over one US dollar (at the time of writing) and you can pay by Visa or Mastercard. The more tickets you buy at one time, the more you save in the long run. For example, buying 50 tickets will give you two bonus tickets; buying a pack of 100 tickets will give you five bonus tickets. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you can then start renting manga. Simply click on the option to rent the manga for the period of time you would prefer. Depending on the title, manga can be rented for a specific period (48 hours) or indefinitely by using a few more tickets.

Renta! allows your profile to display titles you’ve viewed as well as a wishlist, so you can keep track of what you’ve looked at and manga you might wish to remember for a later date. Because you only need to log in to the website to view what’s on your “virtual bookshelf”, it’s an easy, accessible and discreet way to get your yaoi fix whenever you’re in need, provided you have access to the internet on your device.

It’s as simple as a few clicks, a credit card payment, then reading manga on demand. All Room 801: Mile High Club attendees will receive a free gift code for one ticket to try the service out; just check your showbag for the flyer and code!

This post is sponsored by Renta, a romance manga ebook rental website from Japan. Renta is a generous sponsor of our 2015 event. Visit the Renta website or follow them on Facebook or Tumblr.

Hentai comp winners and research focus group

Love is in the airThank you to everyone who entered our Love is in the Air competition! We have a bonus Hentai Collection DVD thanks to Boots, so we’re actually giving away five prizes. The winners are:

@pinkpprheart
@_GreenTea_
@arcadiagt5
@MunchlaxRegrets
momoicchi27

We’ll be contacting the winners in the next fortnight to sort out their prizes! If any of you entered unintentionally, don’t worry, we’ll just work down the list until everyone’s happy.

Some of you have noticed that we’ve listed a University of Wollongong focus group in the schedule on Sunday. This focus group discussion is being carried out as part of a postgraduate research project into fans’ awareness of online and local regulations on censorship and pornography in Australia. This research takes into consideration fandom activities such as fanfiction, fanvids, and fanart, and how said regulations affect their behaviour as fans.

The discussion will be conducted by Khursten Santos in the AV Club (Wybalena) room at 9am, so just turn up if you’d like to take part! Participation is purely voluntary and all participants will remain anonymous.

Love is in the Air – a Valentine’s Day hentai giveaway

Love is in the air

We’ve been hinting at this for a while, but here’s something for the het/hentai fans just in time for Valentine’s Day! Thanks to Siren Visual, we have 4 Hentai Collection DVDs to give away:

  • Anyone You Can Do… I Can Do Better
  • Bondage Mansion
  • Slaves to Passion
  • RXXX Prescription for Pain

To enter the draw, simply mention the official convention account on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr or use the #room801 (Facebook/Twitter) or #room 801 (Tumblr) hashtags in a post any time between the 1st and 14th of February 2014 (across all Australian timezones).

To be eligible you must be over 18 and living in Australia; you’ll need to provide proof of your age, name and address to us before we can send out your prize. Posts including photographic porn or illegal material will be automatically disqualified. The winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and announced on the 17th of February 2014 on the Room 801 website.

If hentai isn’t your thing, never fear – we have a few more giveaways planned before and during the convention, so stick around!