Deck the Halls with Boughs of Manga - TOKYOPOP has Holiday Gift-Giving All Wrapped Up!

Los Angeles, CA (October, 2006) -- What does the spirit of the planet incarnate, the hottest kids' videogame, and a pop diva have in common? Each belongs to TOKYOPOP’s wide assortment of manga boxed sets -- sure to make the season jolly! With fare catering to all age groups -- including teens, 'tweens and the younger set -- the #1 publisher of manga this side of the North Pole offers merry holiday gift ideas for the entire family. With less than 100 days left until Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa, and an even smaller number of days before you close your December Holiday Gift Guides, 'tis the season to present TOKYOPOP’s array of exciting stocking stuffers, guaranteed to make your readers' spirits and smiles bright!


Princess Ai: An Ai-Land Saga
(Manga: Fantasy; Teens 13+; Release Date: 10/10/06; Price: $24.99 S.R.P.)
This best-selling Gothic fantasy thrillogy, created by an unparalleled royal manga family that includes writer-producer-composer D.J. Milky (Juror 13), renowned Japanese artist Misaho Kujiradou, celebrated international manga-ka Ai Yazawa (Paradise Kiss), and rock star Courtney Love, comes to fans in a gorgeous deluxe box with beautiful foil accents that contains the complete bestselling manga series. Follow Princess Ai's adventures as she transforms from a girl lost in the streets of Tokyo into a global pop diva with the world at her feet. And make sure you look out for more Ai-Land releases in the New Year!

Kingdom Hearts
(Manga: Fantasy; All Ages; Release Date: 10/10/06; Price: $23.99 S.R.P.)
Based on the super-popular Kingdom Hearts video game franchise from Disney and Square Enix, here are the first four best-selling manga volumes of one boy's epic journey of courage, trust and destiny! When a strange storm hits his island home, 14-year-old Sora is separated from his friends and swept into a mysterious new land. There he meets Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy, who are on a mission to find their king, Mickey, and return him to his throne at Disney Castle. When the three learn of the Heartless, ominous creatures who feed off the darkness in the hearts of others, they join forces to recover Sora's friends, return the king to his rightful position and save the universe from the Heartless!

(Cine-Manga: Action; All Ages: Release Date: 10/10/06; Price: $19.99 S.R.P.)
TOKYOPOP presents the first three volumes of Nickelodeon's epic fantasy, packed with martial arts maneuvers, in a thrilling Cine-Manga-style adventure! Wind. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation. But when the world needed him most, he disappeared. Until now... On the South Pole, a lone Water Tribe village struggles to survive. Young Waterbender Katara and her warrior brother Sokka rescue a mysterious boy named Aang, who is an Airbender--a race of people no one has seen in a century. Soon, everyone discovers that Aang is the long lost Avatar. Now it's up to Katara and Sokka to make sure Aang faces his save the world!

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film, television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens experience pop culture. The company’s global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the new social networking site reading its books, and watching its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace. Visit for additional information.