Next Berserk Chapter Debuts September 26th!

According to Young Animal magazine, the next chapter of Kentarou Miura’s long-running manga Berserk is set to return on September 26.Miura, infamous among fans of Berserk for taking frequent breaks, Continue reading

Asian food in Berlin

TOKYOPOP Fam:Guten Tag!!I’m here in Berlin, Germany for a couple of weeks. TOKYOPOP’s Germany office is actually in Hamburg, which is about 1 1/2 hours from here by high-speed train, but I plopped Continue reading

Police Story: Nagano cops become manga hunks!

This is the Prefecture: Nagano.A young, brash cop and his older, wiser partner protect and serve the locals, and also set women’s hearts a flutter. Now they have their own manga. Here, let us introduc Continue reading

Beloved Japanese Manga-ka to Pen New Series in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Magazine

This year’s 18th issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine announced on Wednesday that six new series will begin in the magazine, with one series per issue for six issues.Here is the list of new comics Continue reading

9/13/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Welcome to another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! Yokoso!Top 5 Kung Fu Flicks of All Time! Thank you for your responses on our last poll about J-RPGs! If you haven’t heard yet, we’ve got a new season of PopStix Continue reading

Hollywood goes anime?

With the success of events like Anime Expo, of course Hollywood is going to look at anime and manga as potential source material. Admittedly their record with anime influenced and anime based movies h Continue reading

TOKYOPOP <3s Halloween: Sweet treats and merch!

It can’t be Halloween season without sweet treats. Krispy Kreme and Baskin Robbins in Japan are rushing the holiday season just like we are…take a look at these nommable treats!First, Krispy Kreme Continue reading

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Courtney Love

TOKYOPOP Fam:Well, I’m here in Toronto for the Toronto Film Festival. It’s my first time in this wonderful city! People are so nice here and it’s really got a cool downtown area. Fun times :-)Anywa Continue reading

9/6/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Welcome to another TOKYOPOP Newsletter! We’ve got a lot of news here so buckle up!Top 5 J-RPGs of All Time!We’ve got a new season of PopStix! in the works, and we need your votes to create our Top 5 l Continue reading

Real-life Fruit Ninja!

In an exemplary branded content campaign, Toaster Strudel brought crowds out to see master swordsman Isao Machii expertly slice and dice some flying fruit. They even got to throw their own fruit at h Continue reading

Tokyo Girls’ Style Packs Crowd at Yokohama Arena’s @Jam Expo!

Yokohama Arena was filled last weekend during the @Jam Expo, Japan’s biggest idol-group showcase featured a staggering 100 acts playing to a crowd of young women and men on seven different stages.De Continue reading

TOKYOPOP Luvs Halloween!

It’s getting to be that time. It’s Labor Day. However, in the stores, there’s costumes and decorations and lots and lots of candy. Soon, in most places, the weather will be changing. It’s that time we Continue reading

New Sailor Moon Musical Petite Étrangère Now Playing in Tokyo!

The first performance of the new Sailor Moon Musical, Petite Étrangère, opened on August 21st at AiiA Theater in Tokyo. The new musical’s story arc covers the first appearance of Chibiusa, fightin Continue reading

Otaku Generation Gap – A Study of Which Shows Got Fans in their Teens, 20s, and 30s into Anime

A recent poll in Japan revealed which shows turned the respondents into lovers of anime, and the results were completely different top five lists for fans in their teens, 20s, and 30s. The survey was Continue reading

8/30/2014 TOKYOPOP Newsletter

Happy weekend wherever you are, TOKYOPOP fam! Here’s another newsletter!In Theaters December 27th!!!Taisuke Kawamura (Himitsu no Akko-chan, Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part II) is directing the Continue reading

Visit to Japan’s island HOKKAIDO!

TOKYOPOP Fam:Konnichi-wa!How’s everyone doing? This week I’m dipping into Japan as a travel destination – and an incredibly beautiful one at that. I visited Hokkaido for my first time ever (yes, e Continue reading

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