Tokyopop to Close US Branch
Say it isn’t so! I am a huge fan of Tokyopop as the main go-to publisher of my many manga addictions. I don’t know if I am right or not, but aside from like VIZ, they are the major publisher of manga out there. You go into Borders or Barnes and Noble and you see the shelves mostly filled with Tokyopop manga. They were the forerunner in the industry, acquiring North American rights for mangas. They were also one of the first companies to publish the mangas in their traditional format. How will it affect sales and distribution of their many titles in the US now that they are closing this branch?
And, on another note, Stu Levy of Tokyopop will be going to Japan for a year to make a documentary of the earthquake disaster. The proceeds from the movie will be used to aid the victims. Really cool for him and wishing him all the best on that endeavor!
For more information, check out the Anime News Network article.