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Anime Expo - TOKYOPOP Full Report
July 03, 2006
Website revisions are coming plus online exclusives.
Some series suggested checking out, coming in September/November
Busgamer, Kazuya Minekura's corporate thriller
Laya the Witch of the Red Pooh
The Dreaming volume 2 in November
Off Beat and Steady Beat, both have volume 2 coming in November
Embalmer series is launching in August. Six Feet Under fans would like this gritty family manga
Jim Henson Project:
Return to Labyrinth (sequel to the movie) coming in August
Dark Crystal manga art debuting at Comicon. Manga eta 2007
Wild Adaptor (launching in February)
More of Somedays Dreamer
Sex Pistols (tentative title)
Tokypop picked up series dropped by some other companies; they will be re-releasing then continuing forward.
Aqua (2 volumes in 2007)
Confirmations for the Pop Fiction Line:
Kino no Tabi
Trinity Blood novels: Tokypop confirmed they have all 14 novels, both RAM and ROM.
They will be releasing them simultaneously so 1 and 1, 2 and 2 etc.
Twelve Kingdoms: Confirmed to have all of the novels.
The panel ran long so there was only time for just a few Q&A
Q: How have the Gundam properties been doing?
A: Not very well in the sales
Q: What happened to the Spiral manga?
A: Issues with Square-Enix have several series on indefinite hold
Q: Will Kilala Princess be unflipped?
A: Still in discussion but currently that is likely. If it ends up being split in two then the MSRP will be adjusted accordingly.
Q: Kino no Tabi has a lot of artwork. Will the release keep most of it but still be marketed as a fiction novel to bookstores?
A: Going to keep as much of the artwork as possible but yes, complete novel marketing.
Q: Do you have the entire Crest of the Stars novels, all arcs?
A: Know they have at least 6 of the novels presently