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5/4/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage05042015Happy International Star Wars Day! May The 4th Be With You!Today is International Star Wars Day, a fan-created holiday that Lucasfilm picked up on a few years ago. Japan is just about as Star Wars cra Continue reading

China vs. Japan: Can One Love Both?

TOKYOPOP Fam:Hi everyone!So, the “fight of the century 2015” just wrapped with Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeating Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision after the full 12 rounds.  Just like that figh Continue reading

Quick Bite: Blue C Sushi, Hollywood, CA

AllThisForLessThan25Dollarsby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassKaiten Sushi has become an institution in Japan, and is no stranger to the United States. These are the fast sushi family restaurants which have conveyor belts — or t Continue reading

Chameleons, And Bats, And Crowd-Funding…Oh My!

Yooka-LayleeBy: Kristen OlsonWithin 40 minutes of launching, the Yooka-Laylee game project had earned £270,000. Within a few hours, £670,000. After two days, gamers bore tattoos of the musical score and petitio Continue reading

Hollywood ‘Death Note’ Remake Gets New Director!

AdamWingardby Clay BohleAfter years of silence surrounding the Warner Bros. live-action remake, it finally looks like everyone’s favorite teenage serial killer is one step closer to the American big screen. H Continue reading

4/27/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage04272015Manga Survey of the Week! TOKYOPOP Fam:Here’s another survey for you regarding manga publishing. Thank you again for your time!What extras would you like for a printed book?Answer Here Welcome To Heck Continue reading

Co-working space and Cyberport in Hong Kong

IMG_1199TOKYOPOP Fam:你好 (Ni hao)!from 香港(Hong Kong)!I’ve just spent the past two weeks in China – starting in Beijing, then to Shenzhen, and now Hong Kong.  This is my second time to Hong Kon Continue reading

Welcome To Heck: The Kurt Cobain Biographical Documentary Gets Animated

KurtCobainPaintingAnimatedby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassThe Kurt Cobain biographical documentary Montage Of Heck is headed for HBO on Monday, May 4th, 2015. I was lucky enough to get a look at it at the ArcLight Hollywo Continue reading

Ghost Stories: Perhaps The Best-Dubbed Anime Around

Ghost_StoriesBy: Kristen OlsonIf there ever was an anime in history that America could take and make better, it’s Ghost Stories. (Gakkou no Kaidan)Once upon a time, there was an American multimedia entertainment Continue reading

4/19/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage04192015 Manga Survey of the Week! TOKYOPOP Fam:We’ve got another survey for you regarding manga publishing. Thank you in advance for your feedback!Would you buy a printed book if you already read it digitall Continue reading

Stunned Like Vegetable: This May Be The Next Big Meme

unbeliavable-06By Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassWho would have thought that a Singaporean TV sitcom might be the source of the next annoying meme everyone uses worldwide? Apparently, this might be the case. Comedian Continue reading

This Stranger May Give You Your Next Favorite Book: The Iwata Bookstore

IwataBookstoreBy: Kristen OlsonHow much would you pay for a truly good read? A soul-stirring piece to add to the library of knowledge that is uniquely you, that inspires you to walk the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage Continue reading

Sony Pictures Japan Edits ‘Chappie’ Without Blomkamp’s Knowledge!

ChappieHeaderBy Clay BohleInteresting news has surfaced regarding the Japanese release of Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9, Elysium) newest film, ‘Chappie.’ Whilst translating and dubbing the film, Sony Pictures Continue reading

4/15/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

newsletterimage04152015Manga Survey of the Week! TOKYOPOP Fam:Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey for us. We are looking at the best way to publish manga and would love your feedback.Would you buy a printed Continue reading

Naruto 2.5 Theater

NARUTO_LOGO_1120TOKYOPOP Fam:Konbanwa 今晩は from Tokyo!!It’s supposedly spring but it’s been rainy and cold – at least it was nice during sakura season!  But rain and cold is a good time to stay indoors – and wa Continue reading

Former Ghilbi Artist Yōjirō Arai Making Directorial Debut!

TaifunoNorudaBy Clay BohlePrincess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro – Studio Ghibli is synonymous with animated movie magic. Even the nice old lady slinging sweet tea at the corner store in my small Ken Continue reading

Live-Action ʻAttack on Titanʼ Miniseries Streaming This Summer!

AoTPosterby Clay BohleOriginal content is king for online streaming services. Netflix changed the game with ʻHouse of Cards,ʼ and now every VOD service is churning out their very own original series. Japanes Continue reading

4/6/2015 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

AoTPoster“Put me in, Coach! I’m ready to play!” Today is Baseball Opening Day here in the States, but Beisu-boru has been ongoing since March 27th in Japan. Baseball, the former “national pastime” of the US, i Continue reading

Shojo manga password privacy campaign in Harajuku

IMG_0913TOKYOPOP Fam:In Japan, manga is used for all kinds of purposes besides just entertaining people.  I’ve seen manga used at government offices to explain taxes, at schools to teach, and on products and Continue reading

You Can (Not) Redo Godzilla: Anno Announces His Next Project.

AnnoAndHiguchiby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassWhen the third episode in the Rebuild Of Evangelion movie franchise was released in November, 2012, fans had already been grousing about how long the film was delayed. Continue reading

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