Tokyopop and HarperCollins Set To Bring Erin Hunter's Best Selling Children's Series To Manga Format

Los Angeles, CA (Feb 5, 2007)- TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution and HarperCollins Publishers, one of the top English-language publishers in the world, are pleased to announce the May 2007 release of Warriors: The Lost Warrior, the first graphic novel series to be launched under the two companies' recently announced innovative co-publishing deal.

Drawn from Erin Hunter's #1 nationally best-selling Warriors books, The Lost Warrior features a very special note from the author to Warriors fans. Warriors: The Lost Warrior manga series, created by Dan Jolley and James Barry, tells the untold tale of the feline hero Graystripe: his life with humans and his ultimate quest to be reunited with his clan. Graystripe's story in the manga series bridges the gap between Hunter's "The New Prophecy" and the next installment of the Warriors novel series "Power of Three."

As Erin Hunter writes to Warriors fans: "Manga brings out the best in Graystripe. The drawings are so powerful and so direct. Along side the punchy dialogue, they speak volumes. I love them, and I am so proud ofthe all-new action Graystripe. Well done, Graystripe! Well done, manga!"

The Lost Warrior is the first of a trilogy. The second book will release in December 2007.

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand andan innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of thefirst-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 toEurope and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and upcoming partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to itsoriginal Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto ,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.

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