Tokyopop to Close American Publishing Division

Topic started by No_name_here on April 16, 2011. Last post by ZombiePie 3 years, 10 months ago.
Post by Wales (133 posts) See mini bio Level 21

It's upsetting to see Tokyopop shut down since it was one of the first manga companies I followed with a passion when I was in middle school. But as time moved on, I worried less really about who was publishing the mangas as opposed to what the content is. Not to mention with the rise of online scans and the movement to digital manga for some, it is evident.


At least the President of Tokyopop isn't telling its consumers that they are the reason the company is going under.

Post by Gozertc (106 posts) See mini bio Level 7

It's always sad to see a company go under.  I have friends in Seven Seas so I hope they can pick up some of the revenue that would otherwise have gone to Tokyopop.  It is weird to have lived through the entire life time of a company.  Creepy actually as the rise and fall of Tokyo pop is pretty much the same as my personal timeline with Manga.   I really don't read any anymore.  I read Webcomics only pretty much. :\



Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

It makes me sad and worried for the state of Tokyopop's current series and whether someone else will pick up their licenses or not. Particularly I've been following Future Diary for a while now and there is only one volume left and I just have gotten into Maid Sama! and it's scheduled to release three more volumes by year end.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15
The latest unfortunate victim of the downfall of print media. They aren't the first and wont be the last. This is no surprise, as I have already talked about, especially in light of the liquidation of Borders Group, the largest provider of Tokyopop's print manga.
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