Tokyopop is current hosting a preview of Make 5 Wishes, the upcoming American manga from Del Rey that is created in collaboration with pop superstar Avril Lavigne.

Source: animeOnline

ANN interviews Fuyumi Ono, creator of the popular novel The Twelve Kingdoms. The Twelve Kingdomsis currently being published in the U.S. by Tokyopop.

According to animeOnline, Tokyopop's Tsunami Party will take place on Monday March 19th at MELTDOWN, which is located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA: "Manga-ka like Eric Wight (My Dead Girlfriend), Felipe Smith (MBQ),and Dan Hipp (GYAKUSHU!) will be there to hang out and party with you."

Also, according to Tokyopop's website, a new issue of MANGA Magazine will soon be released, and Tokyopop is urging its users to update their addresses.

The winners of Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga 7 competition have been announced:

Best of Action: Ares Maier by Daniel Lucius Cross
Best of Comedy: B is for Bishie by Margaux Hymel and Russell Herrick
Best of Drama: Melody by Stacy Nguyen
Best of Fantasy: Fortune Finders! by Jerry D. Garcia
Best of Horror: Gagaku Berceuse by Erick Melton and William Ruzicka
Best of Mystery: Scratched by Crystal Hawkins
Best of Romance: I'll Be Waiting by Lanny Liu
Best of Sci-Fi: Argosy by Megan Spence and Erin Simpson
People's Choice Winner: BlueBlood by Ryan Mauskopf

TOKYOPOP Rising Stars of Manga People's Choice Online Voting Underway Talent Competition Offers New Genre-Based Format

TOKYOPOP announces the online voting portion of the Rising Stars of Manga 7 competition. Due to a voluminous flood of participant feedback, we've reinstated the People's Choice Award for this seventh running of TOKYOPOP's manga talent competition. All manga fans are encouraged to visit the TOKYOPOP website between March 6 and March 12, 2007 to place their vote and choose their next Rising Stars of Manga.

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Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga 7 People???s Choice Award is now open to public voting. The voting will end on March 12, and the winning entry will be featured in the upcoming volume of Rising Stars of Manga, the winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.

From ANN comes the New York ComicCon 2007 Tokyopop Con Report, which mentions the release dates of some of TP's titles, as well as some new series:

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According to PWCW, Running Press, in its effort to expand into comics-related publishing, is partnering with Tokyopop to produce coloring books based on Princess Ai and Bizenghast.

Source: MangaBlog

Key milestone coincides with launch of the most thorough ratings system ever developed by a manga publisher

Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2007) - Hailed by the New York Times as"the American pioneer of manga," TOKYOPOP, the company responsible for igniting the worldwide manga boom, is proud to celebrate its ten-year anniversary in 2007. To kick off the festivities, TOKYOPOP continues to set industry standards in manga publishing as it proudly announces the launch of the most comprehensive graphic novel ratings system ever developed.

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Illusion TV and have officially announced their plans for the New York Comic Con 2007, which include holding the premiere after party event of the year!

Illusion ( will be covering the entire New York Comic Con event with combined commentary from three of their television lineup favorites, Midtown Comics Live, Comic Book Club and PopCultureShock TV. Crews will be on the floor at all times bringing viewers the coolest action from the East Coast???s largest pop culture convention.

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