Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tokyopop Closing US Office

Sad news, folks!  Tokyopop announced that as of May 31st, 2011, Tokyopop will be closing their North American offices.  Tokyopop publishes some of the most popular manga on the market, including Fruits Basket, Hana Kimi, and Chobits.


As far as what will happen to the mangas they licensed, no one knows for sure.  I hope that Tokyopop sells their library to another manga publisher.  In the meantime, I will be looking more intently at what series I need to complete, because if these titles aren't picked up, they'll go out of print pretty quickly!  


The offices in Europe are not affected by these closings, so only those in North America have to worry for right now...

3 comments:

ladystorm said...

Have no clue who this company is because I don't read manga but for those that do like to read them its a sad thing to hear about..to bad. :(

Emily said...

I didn't know this before, but I'm an avid manga reader so this is very saddening to me...

Brooke said...

Emily-- It makes me sad, too. I may not read a ton of manga's now, but I have fond memories of when I did read more manga. Tokyopop will always be the company I think of when I think of manga (in terms of publishing)!