TOKYOPOP returns to Anime Los Angeles!

One of our favorite cons every year is Anime Los Angeles. Since most of us are based in Los Angeles at least part of the time, the January event is a fun one for us. Since A-LA has pretty much maxed o Continue reading

Hi-Chew To Open U.S. Based Factory in 2015!

Your delicious dream has come true! In 2015, the makers of Hi-Chew are opening a factory in the United States! Manufacturer Morinaga first introduced the product to the American market in 2008, but sa Continue reading

12/13/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Happy 12/13/14! We won’t see another “sequential” date in our lifetimes! And it’s time for another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Studio Khara Releases Official Evangelion AMV! Check out Studio Khara’s Official Continue reading

Meri Kurisumasu in Japan

Ho Ho Ho, メリークリスマス!First off, Christmas is not a holiday in Japan. Neither Christmas Eve nor Christmas Day is a day off from work. Less than one percent of the Japanese population is C Continue reading

12/7/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

It’s time for another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Hope you aren’t running yourselves ragged shopping til you drop!Joker Game – Official Trailer HD on TOKYOPOP TV! In theaters January 15th, 2015!Kazuya Kamena Continue reading

Taipei Film Academy 2014

IMG_9134TOKYOPOP Fam:你好!!  Ni hao!  I just spent the past week in Taipei, Taiwan teaching film production – and had an awesome time!  Here’s a brief recap of the trip.As part of my role as Internationa Continue reading

“Let Them Fight!” Soon you will be able to take control of Godzilla!

Gojira. Godzilla. The undisputed heavyweight Kaiju champ. Quite literally a force of nature. The movie that came out this Summer rebooted him for world audiences, and was the first time, IMHO, that an Continue reading

‘Trigun’ Author Nightow’s Manga ‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ to Become an Anime!

After finishing Trigun Maximum in 2007, Yasuhiro Nightow launched Bloodline Battlefront as a one-shot manga story in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine in May of 2008. He then turned it into a three-part Continue reading

Gratitude from Stu

TOKYOPOP Fam:ありがとう  謝謝   谢谢  감사합니다  Danke  Gracias  Grazie  Merci   شكرا    תודה  शुक्रिया  ขอบคุณ    спасибо   Te Continue reading

11/29/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

We’re finally out of our turkey coma, just in time for another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Tokyo Game Show 2014 Trailer on TOKYOPOP TV! Dragon Ball Xenoverse (officially abbreviated a Continue reading

Live-Action Attack on Titan Cast Revealed!

Life-sized Titan statues in Tokyo, an Avengers crossover, and now a reveal of the live-action cast in costume – let’s just say it’s been big month for Attack on Titan!Before you judge the casting Continue reading

Honduras fan convention – MEGACON!

TOKYOPOP Fam:NOTE: lots of pics below and even more here on Flickr!Hola from Tegucigalpa, Honduras!! I’m down here in Central America for a fan convention called MEGACON.It’s quite amazing to me h Continue reading

11/23/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Gobble gobble hey, TOKYOPOP fam! Get ready to feast on some news!Actor Dean Fujioka Makes His American Debut in The Pinkertons! Actor, musician and director Dean Fujioka made his American acting debut Continue reading

Actor Dean Fujioka Makes His American Debut in The Pinkertons!

Actor, musician and director Dean Fujioka made his American acting debut earlier this month in the wild west detective series The Pinkertons, where he plays the mysterious character Kenji Hara. Creat Continue reading

11/15/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Hey, what’s up, TOKYOPOP fam?!?Hoping all of you are doing fine after that arctic blast…as for us here, we are dealing with a blast of another sort…more hot Santa Ana winds! Gotta keep rocks in ou Continue reading

Miyazaki Receives Honorary Oscar!

Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki received an honorary Oscar for his years of contributions to the motion picture industry at a ceremony last Sunday. Miyazaki is the second Japanese citizen to w Continue reading

Never too late to “Pray For Japan”

TOKYOPOP Fam:NOTE:  please vote here by sharing or commenting!You may or may not know that in March 2011, when Japan’s Tohoku area was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami (which of course cau Continue reading

11/9/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Konbanwa, TOKYOPOP fam!Hope that our friends under the Arctic Blast are keeping warm and dry…wow, some parts of the country are really seeing a change in season. Here in Sunny SoCal, however, it rem Continue reading

One-year anniversary of Philippines’ tragedy

TOKYOPOP Fam:One year ago today the Philippines was literally swept away by one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded – Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda).With sustained winds of Continue reading

Become a Manga-Anime Guardian!

Let’s just be honest – Piracy happens. It’s a terrible thing, but it will probably never go away. It would be AWESOME if every content creator got all the money they deserve, but it would also b Continue reading