History Creator / Tokyopop

25th May '18 2:23:01 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/MaidSama''(manga)

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* ''Manga/MaidSama''(manga)''Manga/MaidSama'' (manga)



* ''Franchise/MaiHiME'' (manga)

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* ''Franchise/MaiHiME'' ''Manga/MaiHime'' (manga)
14th May '18 8:22:10 PM costanton11
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Of the manga that went out of print, a good chunk of it was never rescued. And even those that ''were'' rescued by other companies have recieved new or revised translations, leaving the older translations confined to the Tokyopop editions.
10th Apr '18 8:46:20 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' (Manga)

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* ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' (Manga)(Manga) (rights currently held by Creator/DarkHorseComics, who rereleased the series in two omnibus editions)



* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' (manga)

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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' (manga)(manga) (rights currently held by Creator/DarkHorseComics, who rereleased the series in two omnibus editions)



* ''Manga/SgtFrog''

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog''''Manga/SgtFrog'' (digital rights held by Creator/VizMedia, who rereleased all of Tokyopop's published print volumes digitally)
9th Jan '18 3:13:37 AM Cryoclaste
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* VanVonHunter (the print companion to the {{webcomic}})

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* VanVonHunter ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' (the print companion to the {{webcomic}})
26th Jul '17 7:50:36 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' (manga)

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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' (manga)(manga, subsequently republished by Creator/DarkHorseComics)
20th Jul '17 12:10:57 AM C2
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* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' (manga and some of the novels

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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' (Manga adaptation)
* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' (manga and some of the novelsnovels)
27th May '17 11:39:31 PM Karxrida
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* ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' (Original translations; 2013 releases done by Creator/YenPress)

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* ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' (Original translations; 2013 releases done by Creator/YenPress)
9th Mar '17 9:37:05 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou''

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* ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou''''Manga/HibikisMagic''
16th Feb '17 3:44:40 PM lalalei2001
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Tokyopop would put you on store bookshelves... in exchange for half your copyright. This was essentially a backdoor form of work-for-hire, preying on young American mangaka who had talent and ambition, but often had no business sense. In 2011, the company [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-15/tokyopop-to-close-north-american-publishing-division closed down all American operations, leaving only their international office in Germany open]] - among other factors, the closure of bookstore chain Borders, who reportedly owed them a lot of money, hit them hard. When Tokyopop's American division went under, though, the creators' rights went with them - the company remained a legal entity (because of the German office) and thus owner of half of each property, but was no longer in business so creators could not simply take their series to a new publisher - the message here being, "[[ReadTheFinePrint owning half the rights to your series is the same as owning none of them.]]" All those multimedia deals that they were promised would make up for the loss of half the copyright unsurprisingly never materialised either.

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Tokyopop would put you on store bookshelves... in exchange for half your copyright. This was essentially a backdoor form of work-for-hire, preying on young American mangaka who had talent and ambition, but often had no business sense. In 2011, the company [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-15/tokyopop-to-close-north-american-publishing-division closed down all American operations, leaving only their international office in Germany open]] - among other factors, the closure of bookstore chain Borders, who reportedly owed them a lot of money, hit them hard. When Tokyopop's American division went under, though, the creators' rights went with them - the company remained a legal entity (because of the German office) and thus owner of half of each property, but was no longer in business so creators could not simply take their series to a new publisher - the message here being, "[[ReadTheFinePrint owning half the rights to your series is the same as owning none of them.]]" All those multimedia deals that they were promised would make up for the loss of half the copyright unsurprisingly never materialised materialized either.



* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' (Manga; one of its best-sellers. Creator/YenPress has the rights and will re-release the series in omnibus format in 2016)

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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' (Manga; one of its best-sellers. Creator/YenPress has the rights and will re-release re-released the series in omnibus format in 2016)



* ''Manga/GetBackers'' (Manga; rebranded volumes 26 and 27 as ''Manga/GetBackers: Infinity Fortress'' 1 & 2 before they folded)

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'' (Manga; rebranded volumes 26 and 27 as ''Manga/GetBackers: Infinity Fortress'' 1 & 2 before they folded) 2)



* ''Manga/{{Jiraishin}}'' (Americanized under the title of ''Ice Blade'')

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* ''Manga/{{Jiraishin}}'' (Americanized under (Under the title of ''Ice Blade'')



* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' (Manga and eight out of nine novels, as ''Chibi Vampire'')

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* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' (Manga (Full manga and eight out of nine novels, as ''Chibi Vampire'')



* ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' (original translations; 2013 releases done by Creator/YenPress)

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* ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' (original (Original translations; 2013 releases done by Creator/YenPress)



* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' (laughable manga adaptation)

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* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' (laughable manga (manga adaptation)



* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' (manga and anime. They dropped the series just as they were nearing the end of the manga. It was picked up and completed by Creator/DelReyManga)

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* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' (manga and anime. They dropped the series just as they were nearing the end of the manga. It was picked up and completed by Creator/DelReyManga)



* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' (one of their most popular shoujo titles, but with a more "revisionist" translation. Rights currently held by Kodansha Comics USA)

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* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' (one of their most popular shoujo titles, but with a more "revisionist" translation. Rights (Rights currently held by Kodansha Comics USA)



* ''Manga/YourAndMySecret'' (the last volume, volume 8, remains unpublished)
* ''Zone-00'' (written by Kiyo Kyujyo[[note]]it actually says "Kiyo QJO" on the covers, but the art style is pretty obvious[[/note]], the author of the ''Trinity Blood'' manga. It is currently still being published. Unfortunately, Tokyopop only published the first four volumes before they shut down.)

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* ''Manga/YourAndMySecret'' (the last volume, volume 8, (Volume 8 remains unpublished)
* ''Zone-00'' (written by Kiyo Kyujyo[[note]]it actually says "Kiyo QJO" on the covers, but the art style is pretty obvious[[/note]], Kyujyo, the author of the ''Trinity Blood'' manga. It is currently still being published. Unfortunately, Tokyopop only published the first four volumes before they shut down.)
14th Feb '17 1:01:38 PM lalalei2001
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The same year as their closure, they announced [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-12/tokyopop-confirms-intent-to-publish-manga-again that they intended to return to the American industry.]] Nevertheless, they entered the realms of TrollingCreator as this didn't end up being the case and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/10/11-1/tokyopop-returns-kind-of they were merely creating a newsletter on Asian pop-culture]]. In recent years, they partnered with Creator/NozomiEntertainment to release some of their licensed manga (mostly their OEL properties) via digital means, along with the occasional new license like ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. They also had several animation and live action properties in development, such as ''Riding Shotgun'' featuring art from popular ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' artist Tracy Yardley.

In 2015, they finally made good on all those comeback hints and announced [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/07/03/tokyopop-announces-return-to-manga-publishing-mobile-app-and-more a 2016 publishing comeback]], with "hidden gem" manga from smaller publishers, collector's editions, and artbooks, with light novels potentially on the way as well. Much like in the past, Tokyopop is looking into [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/07/19-1/tokyopop-hints-as-plans-for-disney-properties developing more manga based on licensed properties]], including ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. They also brought up a Pop Comics app, an ad-supported "[[YouTube for comics]]" where artists can share comics while still retaining copyright and creative control. With Tokyopop's past history with their OEL manga artists and copyright, the announcement of the app was met with skepticism.

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The same year as their closure, they announced [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-12/tokyopop-confirms-intent-to-publish-manga-again that they intended to return to the American industry.]] Nevertheless, they entered the realms of TrollingCreator as this didn't end up being the case and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/10/11-1/tokyopop-returns-kind-of they were merely creating a newsletter on Asian pop-culture]]. In recent years, they partnered with Creator/NozomiEntertainment to release some of their licensed manga (mostly their OEL properties) via digital means, along with the occasional new license like ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. They also had several animation and live action properties in development, such as ''Riding Shotgun'' featuring art from popular ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' artist Tracy Yardley.

In 2015, they finally made good on all those comeback the hints and announced [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/07/03/tokyopop-announces-return-to-manga-publishing-mobile-app-and-more a 2016 publishing comeback]], with "hidden gem" manga from smaller publishers, collector's editions, and artbooks, with light novels potentially on the way as well. Much like in the past, Tokyopop is looking into [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/07/19-1/tokyopop-hints-as-plans-for-disney-properties developing more manga based on licensed properties]], including ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. They also brought up a Pop Comics app, an ad-supported "[[YouTube for comics]]" where artists can share comics while still retaining copyright and creative control. With Tokyopop's past history with their OEL manga artists and copyright, the announcement of the app was met with skepticism.
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