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3/30/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage03302015Gen Con Leaving Indy Due to Passing of Discriminatory Legislature! Though contracted to stay in Indianapolis through 2020, Gen Con has officially begun discussions about moving the show after that tim Continue reading

Sakura season!

IMG_0875TOKYOPOP Fam:It’s the very end of March 2015 and gorgeous spring weather here in Tokyo! Guess what that means? The SAKURA 桜 are blooming!!It also means time for TOKYOPOP’s annual shareholder’s meet Continue reading

Gen Con Leaving Indy Due to Passing of Discriminatory Legislature

Though contracted to stay in Indianapolis through 2020, Gen Con has officially begun discussions about moving the show after that time in the wake of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s signing of SB101, Continue reading

The Simpsons + Akira = BARTKIRA!

IMG_0734TOKYOPOP Fam:Spring is finally here – and it feels great! I’ve been in Tokyo the past week, attending Anime Japan, and generally catching up on all things Japanese.But this week’s blog is short and sw Continue reading

3/22/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Illustrator Tokiya Sakba – King of Twitter Pokémon Mashups!Illustrator Tokiya Sakba is offering to create a visual mashup of your two favorite Pokémon via Twitter. Tweet him @TOKIYA with a couple P Continue reading

Illustrator Tokiya Sakba – King of Twitter Pokémon Mashups!

Tokiya1Ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed a Luxray with a Scolipede? Well it’s your lucky day!Illustrator Tokiya Sakba is offering to create a visual mashup of your two favorite Pokémon Continue reading

3/15/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage03152015Spring is near, and we are here!TOKYOPOP wishes you all a happy transition to Spring! The season actually begins Friday, but here in Los Angeles it actually feels like a completely different season is Continue reading

Four years after Japan’s Tsunami

IMG_0603March 11, 2015  [caption id="attachment_7235" align="alignleft" width="300"] Survivors mourn their lost loved ones.[/caption]It has been four years since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami i Continue reading

Space Dandy Deck-Building Card Game Gets Funded!

SpaceDandyCardManga Publisher Seven Seas took to Kickstarter to fund their concept for a deck-building card game based on the popular Space Dandy anime series. They reached their funding goal after only a single da Continue reading

3/8/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage03082015All Pray for Japan Rental Proceeds Going to Tohoku Recovery Projects! All proceeds from the rental of this film on TOKYOPOP TV will go to the non-profit organization JEN for their recovery projects in Continue reading

Parasyte – Live Action Film Review

parasyte-kiseijuu-indonesia-poster         TOKYOPOP Fam:When I first started TOKYOPOP, there were two main reasons I decided to bring manga to the USA:(1) Slam Dunk(2) ParasyteThis was way back Continue reading

Geeklair: My Pray For Japan Memories

6843696225_acfd323d57_oThe tragic Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami will have happened four years ago this March 11th. And three years ago, the movie Pray For Japan premiered in Japan and the United States of America. Continue reading

Host our new Anime Review Show on TOKYOPOP TV!

FBFinalTOKYOPOP TV has become a hub for Asian Pop Culture on YouTube with the latest trailers for Japanese movies and anime, motion comics, food shows, the America’s Greatest Otaku reality TV show, and muc Continue reading

3/1/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

NewsletterImage03012015Happy Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day)!In Japan, March 3rd each year is Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival, a day to celebrate the little girls in the family. Displays of court dolls, special meals, a warm non- Continue reading

Japan to Offer New Virtual High School Experience!

VirtualHS2Online education is nothing new. For years, students have been able to take courses from home in the form of online video tutorials and education programs such as Blackboard. Japan is taking things Continue reading

Otaku Culture in Poland

IMG_0228TOKYOPOP Fam:Cześć!It never ceases to amaze me how far and wide otaku culture reaches. Honestly, when I started TOKYOPOP, it was already overwhelming to think about spreading our culture throughout Continue reading

2/22/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

keep-calm-and-be-ninja-catHappy Cat Day/Ninja Day!Happy Cat Day! It’s also Ninja Day too! It’s one of those wacky Japanese pop holidays. The origin has to do with 2/22: ni ni ni in Japanese. You can look at it as Nin, the firs Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year 2015! Year of 喜洋洋 :-)

goatTOKYOPOP Fam:新年快乐!!   恭禧发财!!It’s officially the Lunar New Year worldwide!  For all of you who follow Chinese culture, you know that while the rest of us entered Year of the RAM (or S Continue reading

The Upcoming Revolution of Urban Planning driven by Self-Driving Cars

selfdriving07Sometimes I ponder the future. Technology is our new god, and what will this god bring us? I suppose it’s a bit of armchair philosophy, but with the unstoppable barrage of technological advances in Continue reading

Kickstarter Anime Project ‘Under the Dog’ Faces Creative Shakeup

UnderTheDog“Under the Dog,” the Masahiro Ando-directed anime short that raised $878,000 via Kickstarter last September, is undergoing a major creative shakeup. On January 22, posting its first update in mon Continue reading

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