Hot sequel to hugely popular best selling manga series receives historic simultaneous worldwide release

Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2007)-TOKYOPOP, leader of the Global Manga Revolution, and Gentosha Comics, one of Japan's top manga publishers,are proud to announce their historic partnership for the simultaneous worldwide release of Gravitation EX, the eagerly awaited sequel to Maki Murakami's best selling cult-classic manga series, Gravitation.

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From Anime Boredom comes an interviews with Alex de Campi, author of Kat & Mouse, Agent Boo and Smoke.

Source: Life Behind the Desk

MangaCast points out that Tokyopop will be releasing Kingdom Hearts II by Shiro Amano, sequal to its best-selling Kingdom Hearts manga, in July. Although the manga is present on Tokyopop's website, no official announcements has been made regarding the new license.

Source: MangaCast

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.

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Deutsche Mangaka reports that Tokyopop has licensed the popular German manga Gothic Sports by Anike Hage. The first volume will be released in the U.S. on May 8th.

Source: MangaBlog

Yaoi Suki reports that two previously rumored titles from Blu have been confirmed:

- Truly Kindly by Yoshinaga Fumi
- Lovers in the Night by Yoshinaga Fumi

According to quotes from a Tokyopop rep, Tokyopop has licensed the former Gutsoon! title Brave Story. The quote also reveals that a yet-to-be-named Gutsoon! title has also been picked up by Tokyopop. Visit MangaCast for more information on the news.

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Frrom Tokyopop comes an interview with Banri Sendo and Shibuko Ebara, the female mangaka duo known as PEACH-PIT (Rozen Maiden, DearS)

Los Angeles, CA (January 25, 2007)-The "Year of the Boar" will be anything but a "bore" for TOKYOPOP's top manga franchise property, Princess Ai and the world of Ai-Land, the chart-topping melange of music, fantasy and Gothic fashion created by D.J. Milky and Courtney Love. This year, the company plans to launch an exciting slate of new Ai-Land related properties across multiple entertainment platforms including art and poetry books, novels, newspaper comic strips, music and film. Read on for more details!

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Tokyopop's Stu Levy and Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl are featured on a Japanese TV show, which is currently available on the Tokyopop website via YouTube.

Source: MangaBlog