Bangkok, Thailand - Decemeber 2, 2006 -- MovieSeer has formed a partnership with TOKYOPOP, leader of the Global Manga Revolution, obtaining exclusive rights to distribute a catalogue of more than 60 TOKYOPOP properties on mobile networks across Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore, it was announced today. TOKYOPOP manga wireless content will be available in various forms, including graphic images, audio and video contents, and games.

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MangaCast points out some new manga from Tokyopop and Vertical that have appeared on

- Hyakuman Tsubu No Namida: Million Tears by Kazumi Yuana
- King of Thorn by Iwahara Yuji
- Missing -kamikakushi No Monogatari by Kouda Kakuto/Mutsuki Rei
- Mugen Spiral by Kusanagi Mizuho

- Apollo's Song by Osamu Tezuka

Alan Payne, Tokyopop's National Accounts Manager, will leave Tokyopop and join IDW as Vice President of Sales on January 2nd.

Source: ICv2

Lillian Diaz-Przybyl interviews June Kim, creator of Tokyopop's 12 Days.

Tokyopop interviews Pop Mhan, past Rising Stars of Manga U.K. & Ireland winner and creator of Blank.

Source: MangaBlog

Los Angeles, CA -- November 21, 2006 - Planetwide Media, a pioneer in interactive personalized media software, and TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution, announced today the upcoming release of TOKYOPOP Manga Creator(tm) self-publishing software and TOKYOPOP packs of digital content.

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PW Comics Week's Johanna Draper Carlson interviews Kelly Sue DeConnick, a manga adaptor who was in charge of th adaption series such as Sensual Phrase, Fruits Basket, and Sexy Voice and Robo.

To celebrate their manga Dragon Head being listed on Publisher Weekly's 2006 Best Books of the Year list, Tokyopop is offering a special 3 for 2 deal through their store (TRSI). The limited offer only lasts until Sunday, November 12th.

Source: MangaBlog

German Online Magazine AnimeY has announced that it will host a live chat session with Dr. Joachim Kaps, the head of, on January 17th, 2007 from 6 to 8 pm (Central European Time). Joachim Kaps will be talking about Tokyopop Germany's future plans, as well as answer questions from the fans.

Source: Deutsche Mangaka

MangaBlog points out Tokyopop's new online manga preview feature, where new chapters will be posted every two weeks:

Tokyopop has reset all the online manga previews on their site to chapter 1. Every two weeks a new chapter will come up and the previous chapter will be locked. (This comes from the promotional e-mail they sent me; the info doesn???t seem to be anywhere on the site.) When you click on a locked video you still get a mysterious message about VIP membership, which makes me wonder what else they have up their sleeves.

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