Newsarama's Chris Arrant interviews Allan Gross and Joanna Estep, creator of Tokyopop's Roadsong.

First Volume of the Hit Japanese Fantasy Fiction Series Makes U.S. Debut March 2007

Los Angeles, CA (January 17, 2007)- Leading youth-oriented publisher TOKYOPOP is pleased to unveil for the first-time ever in English the best-selling hit Japanese novel series The Twelve Kingdoms, the latest addition to the company's rapidly growing line of serialized youth novels, releasing under the company's Pop Fiction banner.

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Editor & Publisher has an article on the weekly strip manga Mail Order Ninja from Tokyopop and Universal Press Syndicate, which will be launched this Sunday and run through July 8th.

Manga Jouhou has announced a "Chain Mail ??? Win It Before You Can Buy It Contest," where eight copies of the new novel Chain Mail from Tokyopop will be given to those who can write the best "Tanka" (a kind of Japanese poetry).

Tokykopop has announced the winners of the 2nd TOKYOPOP Rising Stars of Manga competition for the United Kingdom and Ireland:

Grand Prize:
- "Knives" by John Aggs of West Sussex, England

Second Place:
- "Poison" by Selina Dean of Cambridge, England

Third Place:
- "Beyond" by Hannah Saunders of the Isle of Wight

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Deutsche Mangaka has compiled a list of new Global Manga that has been licensed in Germany:

- "@Large"
- "Dramacon"
- "I Luv Halloween"
- "Peach Fuzz"

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Newsarama interviews Pop Mhan, creator of Tokyopop's new global manga BLANK.

Source: MangaBlog

TOKYOPOP's Best-Selling Manga Fruits Basket Reaches Two Million Books in Print with Latest Release

Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2006) ??? TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution, is proud to announce that the company's hottest manga series, Fruits Basket, created by Natsuki Takaya, has reached two million books in print with the release of Fruits Basket Volume 15, in stores now.

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