In the latest Flipped column, David Welsh interviews Tokyopop's manga editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, who talks about what it's like to be an editor in the manga industry.

Tokyopop's Stu Levy has posted a sneak preview of's upcoming 2.0 design:

A few weeks from now we will go live with a 2.0 BETA for all of you to try. The profile section has a really cool design that I couldn't sneak out yet so waddle in anticipation for that one...

Tokyopop has posted an interview with Anike Hage, a global manga artist from Germany and creator of Gothic Sports.

Source: Deutsche Mangaka

From The Toronto Stars comes an interview with Svetlana Chmakova, creator of Dramacon.

Also, David Welsh talks with Gonzalo Ferreyra, Viz's vice president of sales for home video, in his latest column of Flipped.

Via: MangaBlog

Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotional effort to promote lesser known comics to new readers, will take place on May 5th. 40 publishers will be participating in this year's event. Tokyopop, one of the participants, will be giving the Choose Your Weapon, a collection of Korean manhwa samples, for free.

According to this listing, Tokyopop will release volume one of Gakuto Koda's light novel Missing on November 13. Currently Tokyopop has not made any official announcement regarding the license.

Source: AoD

Tokyopop has announced a Twelve Kingdom contest, the award is a free copy of The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow volume 1 and volume 1 of the Twelve Kingdom anime DVD:

All you have to do to enter is email your name, age and email address where we can reach you to by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on April 30th.

From Chicago Sun-Times comes an interview with Joshua Elder, creator of Tokyopop's Mail Order Ninja. The original Mail Order Ninja short story won the grand prize in Tokykopop's 5th Rising Stars of Manga contest, and was latter turned into a newspaper strip.

Via: MangaBlog

Yaoi Suki points out a new yaoi manga, Voice or Noise by Yamimaru Enjin, on, which appears to be a new license from Tokyopop's yaoi imprint BLU. There is currently no official confirmation regarding the license.

Currently a preview of Del Rey's American manga Make 5 Wishes can be found on Tokyopop's website.

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