Posts Tagged ‘TokyoPop’

Manga vs Comics: Does it matter? Felipe Smith in Japan

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Can an American artist and his Japanese agent break down the walls of prejudice in both East and West?

TokyoPop hits the highway to save manga in America

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The company’s self-branded “TokyoPop Tour” launched in early July at Los Angeles’s Anime Expo. When it’s all over, Levy and his crew will have hit 28 cities in 54 days — all to get face time with fans.

For me, the move is rich with irony: the heavily Internet-invested manga/anime producer and retailer I first encountered five years ago is now using online social networking to turn back into old-fashioned traveling salespeople.

“Cool Japan” is no longer enough

Posted by on July 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

“Cool Japan” was an apt brand for the early days of manga/anime fandom. But now it’s an impediment.