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Why a TOKYOPOP Asian Film Award?

IMG_3301TOKYOPOP Fam:안녕하세요!!  (anyong-haseyo = hello in Korean)Every year during the heat of summer, a suburb outside of Seoul lights up the neon sky for Asia’s top “fantastic” film festival:  B Continue reading

‘Ricky Boy The Wonder Boy’ Wins the NAFF 2015 TOKYOPOP Asian Film Award!

RickyBoyTheWonderBoy_NAFFAwardBy Clay BohleFounded in 2008, the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), a multifaceted, in-depth industry program for global genre film professionals, has provided invaluable programs for all film- Continue reading

Tomohiro Machiyama Is Not Attacking Titan, He’s Trying to Make It More Relatable

AoTBy Kristen Olson”Please change Eren’s character,” Attack on Titan author, Hajime Isayama pleaded of AoT screenwriter, Tomohiro Machiyama. “He’s not that sympathetic as a shōnen manga hero. …I want Continue reading

Shenmue 3: The Kickstarter Campaign That Broke Kickstarter, Records, And Maybe Fan Trust?

Shenmue1By: Kristen OlsonWhen Shenmue 3 was announced during E3, the whole world went crazy. Series creator Yu Suzuki was teasing it a day before, but no one really could have expected it given the game’s Continue reading

The Return of the Native: Back at Comic-Con

by Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass The last time I went to San Diego Comic-Con International was in 2007. Lots of changes going on around me of a very personal nature, the Cartoon Geeks podcast was on Continue reading

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece Is Bringin’ Kabuki Back

OnePieceKabukiBy: Kristen OlsonJapanese classical theater is abuzz with anticipation as the critically-acclaimed manga, One Piece, sets sail to bring kabuki back on Tokyo’s Shinbashi Enbujō stage later this year. Continue reading

TOKYOPOP Luvs Halloween and So Do These AX 2015 Cosplayers!

by Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassAnime Expo has gotten so huge that it is impossible to take it all in. Unfortunately that means missing out on some really cool stuff! If we had only known a group of Continue reading

Digging up Roots in the motherland Sicily

IMG_2881TOKYOPOP Fam:Buongiorno!As an American, 4th of July brings out celebrations of our nation’s independence over two centuries ago – a good time to think about what it means to be American.  In my view Continue reading

Lupin III’s Jigen Leaves Italy In A Cloud Of Smoke

Jigen7By Kristen OlsonThis autumn, for the first time in 30 years, the iconic crime-adventure anime Lupin III is once again gracing television screens with a brand new series. To further excitement, a serie Continue reading

Anime Expo 2015 Is Already Rocking the Awesome Cosplay…Day 1 Gallery

TheCrowdUnderTheWatchfulEyeOfTheDragonby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass and Kristen OlsonWe want to get these pictures up ASAP so not a whole lot of verbiage, just pictures. We’ll be at AX all weekend.She’s definitely gathering stuff for Continue reading

Ghibli Quietly Returns to Production, So Does the New Studio Ponoc

ReadyForMatsuriby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassStudio Ghibli is not quite dead, even though the announcement that When Marnie Was There was going to be the last Ghibli feature film in a while. The vaguely supernatu Continue reading

Incredible Stereo Color Images Of Life In Meiji Era Japan

By Kristen OlsonSince the early days of photography, tourism has been a major contributor to the commercial success of the art form. The act of preserving memories through photos was taking the world Continue reading

TOKYOPOP at Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con International!

tpop-rebornAd-opt3fBig News TOKYOPOP Fam:The Robofish is rising! If you are heading to AX or SDCC, come to our panels to meet Stu Levy (Founder & CEO) and the TOKYOPOP team to get the scoop first-hand on TOKYOPOP’ Continue reading

Chinese-Indian Co-Production Bond Grows Stronger With “Delhi Safari” Sequel: “Beijing Safari”

Beijing SafariBy Kristen OlsonChina-based Heshan Media is collaborating with India’s Krayon Studios to co-produce the 3D animated film, “Beijing Safari,” the socially-conscious sequel to the equally socially- Continue reading

Mascot Heaven at the Licensing Show

IMG_1735TOKYOPOP Fam:Out here in LA, we’re in the midst of June Gloom, where sunny Southern California stays grey and cool most of the day.  But in Las Vegas, it’s 107 and hot hot hot – and we stopped by to Continue reading

“Gamba And Friends” Adaptation To Put Japanese 3D Animation On The Map

gamba 3Dby Kristen OlsonIn an passion project ten years in the making and straight from the vein of ‘Gamba no Boken’ itself, Shirogumi Vice-president Yoichi Ogawa, video game creator Yoshihiro Komori, and Continue reading

A Nyantastic Weekend in Los Angeles: CatConLA!

HarajukuKittehGirlby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassThe only thing truly surprising is that nobody had done something like CatConLA before. People were crazy about their cats even before the Internet, but once the adven Continue reading

TOKYOPOP evolving

tokyopoprevolutionTOKYOPOP Fam:Happy Monday![caption id="attachment_7660" align="alignleft" width="230"] We led the Manga Revolution — but now it’s EVOLUTION!!!![/caption]For those of you who read my blog, you know th Continue reading

Jackie Chan To Star In STX Entertainment’s Action-Thriller, ‘The Foreigner’

ChanBy Kristen OlsonHong Kong’s lovable and best known film star that bad guys should learn to leave alone is at it again in STX Entertainment’s latest action-thriller, “The Foreigner”. Based on S Continue reading

Should Shia LaBeouf be a part of the new Dragon Ball saga?

ShiaDoItby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-HassA weird but well-produced video featuring Shia LaBeouf has been making the rounds on the Internet for a few days now. It basically consists of an over-wrought motivati Continue reading

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