Tokyopop Restarts Manga Licensing

Tokyopop has announced that it will begin publishing translated Japanese manga again, and has licensed three titles: Konohana Kitan, Hanger, and Futaribeya. The company detailed its 2018 release schedule for all three manga.

The first four volumes of Sakuya Amano’s Konohana Kitan are scheduled for print release on June 19, 2018, August 21, 2018, October 23, 2018, and December 4, 2018.

The first two volumes of Hirotaka Kisaragi’s Hanger will be released in print on July 18, 2018 and September 4, 2018.

The first two volumes of Yukiko’s four-panel manga Futaribeya will be released in print on September 4, 2018 and November 6, 2018.

Tokyopop shut down its North American publishing operations in May 2011 but collaborated with other companies to release manga and world manga after the closure. Tokyopop announced at its Anime Expo panel in 2015 that it was planning to begin publishing manga again in 2016. It has since released manga collaborations with Disney films, including Lilo and Stitch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Beauty and the Beast. Tokyopop also began releasing the Chinese comic Bloodivores digitally in July 2017.

Source: ANN

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