TOKYOPOP Swoops into WizardWorld Chicago with Exciting Games, Guests, & Announcements

Aug 5th 2003
Los Angeles, CA (August 4, 2003) - Attention WizardWorld Chicago attendees: If you haven't already heard, manga and anime are taking over the Universe, and TokyoPop Inc. is leading the charge! Next Stop is Rosemont, IL, and the TOKYOPOP Booth (#900), with a weekend of games, giveaways, special guests and five new title announcements.

As just part of its lineup, the leading U.S. manga publisher invites convention attendees and media to try the brand-new trading card game behind this year's most anticipated anime series ... INITIAL D. Representatives from AEG (Legends of the Five Rings) will hand out FREE promo card decks and show fans how to custom-tune their cars and race against opponents, outmaneuvering them with a strategic choice of trading cards.

TOKYOPOP will also announce five new titles during its Industry Insider Panel, introduce two of its newly published Rising Stars of Manga™ and show a steady stream of anime on the booth's large plasma screen. And don't forget those giveaways! For more info, read on ...

Summary of Highlights

Initial D Card Game Demos
Ongoing throughout show -- Booth 9000

TOKYOPOP Industry Insider Panel (including new title announcements!)
August 8 at 3:30pm -- Wizard Auditorium

Rising Stars Autographs
August 8 @ 4:30pm -- Booth 9000

Booth Games & Giveaways
Ongoing throughout show -- Booth 9000


WizardWorld Chicago 2003 takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) from August 8 through August 10. More info available here.




ABOUT TOKYOPOP

TokyoPop Inc., founded in 1996, is the leading North American publisher of manga, the fastest growing category within the publishing business. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a media convergence leader. TOKYOPOP has millions of books in print and publishes several hit properties based on popular Cartoon Network and Kids! WB programs. Popular TOKYOPOP titles include Love Hina, Chobits, Sailor Moon, , Initial D, GTO, Real Bout High School, Reign: The Conqueror and Cowboy Bebop, among others. With rapidly growing U.S. demand for its properties, TOKYOPOP is actively expanding into television, film and licensed goods. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.


Interviews and press materials are available.

For press information, please contact:

TokyoPop Inc., Los Angeles
Kristien Brada-Thompson
323.692.6853
kristienb@tokyopop.com

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