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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

“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

2/15/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Pancake Art You Can Make! TOKYOPOP is pleased to present these awesome Pancake Art Tutorials from Sketchflix! We’ll have new characters coming each week, so SUBSCRIBE to TOKYOPOP TV and stay tuned fo Continue reading

2/8/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

KnockoutsPageHeaderMeet the Knockouts!To save their sorority, these girls have to become Knockouts.Sun – the top female fighter in China – comes to America for college, and ends up getting caught up with the wrong girls Continue reading

2/4/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

LeoHeadshot2This guy knows KNOCKOUTS: meet the director, Leo Kei Angelos!TOKYOPOP is proud to present this Concept Trailer for our new feature film project, Knockouts! This video was made with the help of some t Continue reading

2/1/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Knockouts Poster  1500x2250Here’s your invitation into the a new world of martial arts excitement: KNOCKOUTS!TOKYOPOP is proud to present this Concept Trailer for our new feature film project, Knockouts! This video was made wi Continue reading

Meet the Bad@$$ Women of Knockouts!

Knockouts_Trailer_ImageWe got help from some amazing actresses and professional stuntwomen to make the Knockouts Concept Trailer. These women punched and kicked each other, were flipped off of a bar, and had bottles broken Continue reading

Interview with Knockouts Director Leo Kei Angelos!

LeoHeadshot2We sat down with Leo Kei Angelos, the director of the upcoming Knockouts film and otaku extraordinaire, to talk about the movie, his background, and his interests and hobbies.What was your inspiration Continue reading

1/26/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

TPNewsletterImage01262015Back again with another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Special message to our Back East fam: stay safe and warm over there! Cuddle up with your favorite hot beverage and read our newsletter. The snow shoveling Continue reading

Trans + Parent = (R)evolution

transparentTOKYOPOP Fam:You may be aware that Internet platforms such as Amazon, Hulu and of course Netflix are expanding aggressively into original content. Traditional notions of television are rapidly dissipa Continue reading

Attack on Titan: The Real Opens in Universal Studios Japan!

OpenWideUSJ officially opened its new Attack on Titan attraction today, January 23, 2015! The AoT attraction is part of Universal’s “Cool Japan” event, which also features Evangelion, Resident Evil, an Continue reading

Another Anime Los Angeles In The Books

IMG_20150109_170853Anime Los Angeles is easily the most enjoyable con I go to on a regular basis. It’s not big and unmanageable, it’s still “the friendliest con around” as the tagline goes, and I enjoy being able to see Continue reading

Why “Guardians of the Galaxy” should win Best Picture Oscar

oscar-awardsTOKYOPOP Fam:Hi everyone!  I’m in sunny Los Angeles right now and here in Tinseltown, it’s awards season.  That means industry players and haters, geeks and gurus, suits and creatives alike – everyo Continue reading

1/18/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage01182015Back again with another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Keep your seatbelts fastened, hang onto the bar, and keep your arms and legs inside the car until the ride is over!Forget Me Not – Official Trailer! In The Continue reading

You Need to Follow Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple on Instagram!

Kiyomizu1A UNESCO World Heritage site located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kiyomizu Temple, which means “pure water,” takes its name from the waterfall which runs off the nearby hillside. It is famous for its gr Continue reading

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