Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Death of the Manga Revolution

As many of you may know, our beloved TokyoPop, will be closing it's North American branch, due to the failing economy. TokyoPop has served loyally for many years, providing some of the most loved titles of all time, including Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club,  all of the Arina Tanemura works, the original CLAMP releases (U.S.), and so much more.   One of the largest manga producers in the U.S., the closing of TokyoPop will be a stunning blow to otaku and manga lovers everywhere. After the closing of CMX last year, ending several promising and well loved series. From it's closing date, you'll have to buy online. Farewell, TokyoPop!After fourteen years of leading the manga revolution, we have lost a great publisher, and a great ally.  Stu Levy, founder and president, summed it up best:
Fourteen years later, I’m laying down my guns. Together, our community has fought the good fight, and, as a result, the Manga Revolution has been won–manga has become a ubiquitous part of global pop culture. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished – and the incredible group of passionate fans we’ve served along the way (my fellow revolutionaries!).
The fates of the titles held by TokyoPop will be announced in the coming weeks.


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