Tuesday, April 26, 2011

R.I.P Tokyopop

Just found out that Tokyopop is closing it's North American publishing operations on May 31s, 2011. Tokyopop has brought some great titles to the US, such as Love Hina, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Fruits Basket. They were also the first publish manga in it's original right to left format. It's disheartening to see such a leader in the US manga industry have to close it's doors. But, it seems the loss of their Kodansha licenses was just to much for them to come back from.

Tokyopop, you will be missed.

News source Ain't It Cool News


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