Anime Expo Lite (Anime Expo 2020) – Manga for Everyone from TOKYOPOP

2:10 PM – 2:55 PM (PDT) | Channel 2 | Friday 3 July 2020

Panel Description: TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to the world for over twenty years. With titles for kids, teens, adults, and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color, our core belief is that manga is for everyone!

Manga That Matters

This panel was recorded in June 2020. Some works they hope to highlight right now are comics and manga from POC creators. Some works they’d like to highlight here: 

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Digital First

TOKYOPOP is advertising its app, POP, which is free to download on app stores. TOKYOPOP is also pushing more and more for digital versions publishing first. Downloadable platforms TOKYOPOP is working with include Amazon’s Kindle, ComiXology, GooglePlay, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. 

TOKYOPOP is also working with different subscription platforms. You can see their work on KindleUnlimited, Mangamo, hoopla, Webtoons, SCRIBD, ComicsPLUS, Rakuten OverDrive, Izneo, and Graphite. 

LOVE x LOVE 

LOVE x LOVE is a new imprint of TOKYOPOP. The imprint features romances of all kinds–yaoi, yuri, shoujo and josei! You can read more about the new imprint here [https://yurimother.com/post/611069888365314048] and here [https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-25/tokyopop-announces-love-x-love-romance-imprint/.156826]

Some titles to look forward to include:

  • DEKO-BOKO SUGAR DAYS
  • Still Sick
  • Don’t Call Me Dirty
  • Don’t Call Me Daddy
  • There Are Things I Can’t Tell You
  • Koimonogatari: Love Stories
  • Scarlet Soul
  • No Vampire No Happy Endings

See their full list of releases here: https://www.tokyopop.com/love-x-love

International Women of Manga

The International Women of Manga is an initiative the TOKYOPOP team is passionate about. They’ve licensed new titles from all over the world like Caly’s Breath of Flowers (a French work) and Deep Scar by Rossella Sergi (an Italian work).

Disney Manga

Some new releases in the Disney Manga field from TOKYOPOP include: 

  • Kilala Princess: Mulan – a full-color publication. 
  • Zero’s Journey: Ultimate Manga Edition – A new Nightmare Before Christmas story!
  • Descendants Series- a full-color series

Other New Titles / Announcements*

  • Parham Itan: Tales From Beyond – a new horror title
  • A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation – isekai title
  • The Fox & Little Tanuki
  • Bibi & Miyu – an adapted German series
  • Aria: The Masterpiece 
  • BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage 
  • Ossan Idol!
  • Kami-sama and the Flightless Messenger
  • Bakeneko Katatte Soro
  • Kusattemo Ani – a comedy we at TAV are looking forward to!

*Important Note: The names may change before release. 

To see more of their new titles, check out the TOKYOPOP website (at https://www.tokyopop.com)!

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