Tokyopop has announced that it is delaying the releases of its upcoming titles slated for April 2020 and May 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19. The publisher currently does not anticipate delays of its releases scheduled for June 2020 or later.
The delayed manga print titles are:
- Aria: The Masterpiece Volume 6
- Futaribeya: A Room for Two Volume 7
- Koimonogatari: Love Stories Volume 1
- Konohana Kitan Volume 8
- No Vampire, No Happy Ending Volume 1
- Ocean of Secrets Volume 3
- Undead Messiah Volume 3
Tokyopop said that its “printer, lettering team, distributor and other vitally important parts of the publishing process” are closed because they are deemed “non-essential businesses.” The publisher said that it is aiming for accelerated e-book releases and considering outsourcing work to freelancers. The company is discussing the situation with its partners to decide when it can resume printing and releasing titles.
The company recently announced that it is offering chapters or entire volumes of some of its works for free as digital downloads until the end of April 2020.