Stu Levy: Ironman

A personal note: Stu Levy, our founder/CEO, did the grueling Ironman multi-sport event on Sunday, August 24th in the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido. Here is the tale of the tape:Swim: 3.8km, Continue reading

8/23/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

What’s up, TOKYOPOP fam? Here’s another newsletter!Maiko Wa Lady in Theaters September 13th! From Director Masayuki Suo (Shall We Dance?) comes a film about dreams and tradition. Haruko Saigo faces va Continue reading

World Happiness & Fireworks festival in Tokyo!

TOKYOPOP Fam:Minna-san genki-kai?I haven’t been writing anything on this blog but I decided to pick up the ball a bit and run with it. My plan is to give a bit of insight into encounters of mine, or Continue reading

Attack on Titan Manga Slated to End in 3-4 Years

The University of Tokyo Newspaper posted an interview with Shintarō Kawakubo, the editor of the Attack on Titan manga, on Wednesday, where he discusses the popularity of the series, and is quoted as Continue reading

Badass Chicks in Japanese History – A Biographical Series

Chelsea Bernard from has started a new series chronicling – you guessed it – female badassery in Japanese history. As she says, Japanese history, like most national histories, tends to be Continue reading

8/16/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Hi, TOKYOPOP fam! Here’s another newsletter! Congratulations to our #MangaFu Winners! The votes have been tallied, and here are the results:Grand Prize:Fahad KhanRunners-up:Stephanie AlbrightMari Mar Continue reading

Levi from “Attack on Titan” to get Spinoff Anime

“Attack on Titan” fan-favorite Levi, the ice-cold member of the Survey Corps, is about to get his own two-part anime DVD series. Taking place years before the start of the original “Attack on T Continue reading

AKB48 Recruiting Part-time Members!

The popular idol group AKB48 announced at their Group Summer Festival last Sunday that they are recruiting new “part-time” members — for 1,000 yen (about US$10) an hour. Typically, potential AKB Continue reading

Studio Ghibli Considering Dismantling of Production Department

Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki appeared on TBS television last weekend to discuss the studio’s future now that Hayao Miyazaki has retired from directing feature films. Suzuki explained that Continue reading

Death Note Musical Announced!

Scheduled to come to Nissei Theater in Tokyo next April, the Death Note Musical will feature music by Frank Wildhorn, the composer of the Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” and will be produced by Continue reading

Top 10 Anime People in Japan Never Get Tired of Watching

A new survey, created by My Navi Woman, polled Japanese anime fans and asked them to name an anime they can watch over and over again without getting bored. Here are the results:#10 – Lupin the Thi Continue reading

8/9/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

How’s it going, TOKYOPOP fam? Here’s another newsletter! Top 10 Rewatchable Anime!A new survey, created by My Navi Woman, polled Japanese anime fans and asked them to name an anime they can watch over Continue reading

8/2/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Konbanwa TOKYOPOP fam! Here’s another newsletter! Naruto The Movie Teaser Trailer Released! Shonen Jump officially announced The Last: Naruto the Movie, with series creator Masashi Kishimoto supervisi Continue reading

7/26/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

What’s up fam? Here’s another TOKYOPOP newsletter! Cosplay Photos from San Diego Comic-Con! TOKYOPOP was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to snap pics of awesome cosplayers! We saw characters Continue reading

7/19/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Back with another TOKYOPOP newsletter! Last Day to Enter the TOKYOPOP Manga-Fu Competition! Today is the last day to enter your artwork!On July 21st, the 10 best entries will be re-uploaded to our own Continue reading

7/12/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

What’s up, TOKYOPOP fam?Kotaku Releases Complete Summer 2014 Anime Guide!So much anime, so little time!With 44 new anime in the pipeline this summer, how do you know which ones to watch?Our friends at Continue reading

7/5/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

How’s it going, TOKYOPOP fam?TOKYOPOP launches new Manga-Fu Competition! Calling All Manga-ka!TOKYOPOP is pairing up with Smith Micro to give away five copies of their Manga Studio software to the art Continue reading

TOKYOPOP announces the Manga-Fu Competition!

We know that our audience is loaded with talent. And we have been hearing the voices of the people who want to get their artwork noticed, and have been thinking of ways to help out. We at TOKYOPOP hav Continue reading

TOKYOPOP Anime Expo panel 2014!

The last time we were at AX, we talked a lot about our history. This time, we’re talking about our steps into the future. Come join us at our panel at Anime Expo, Saturday, July 5th at 3:45pm in room Continue reading

No sweat, with TOKYOPOP bandanas…

It’s convention season, and hopefully you have your convention survival kit ready to go. Let me make a suggestion of what to add. I’m sure you’ve been in the exhibit hall when it’s crowded with people Continue reading