Tokyopop Acquires Five Clamp Titles

Nov 4th 2003
TOKYOPOP INC. EXPANDS ITS CLAMP CATALOG WITH FIVE MUST-READ MANGA

Manga Mega-Publisher to Release RG Veda, Suki, Legal Drug, The Legend of Chun Hyang and The One I Love

Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2003)?TokyoPop Inc. is pleased to announce another feast of delicious new manga from CLAMP, the most popular manga creators in Japan... if not the world. TOKYOPOP will publish RG Veda, Suki, Legal Drug, The Legend of Chun Hyang and The One I Love, five titles that will feed the frenzy of hungry manga fans everywhere. This news comes on the heels of TOKYOPOP's September announcement that it will publish CLAMP's highly anticipated Tokyo Babylon series next May.

RG Veda (Fantasy, Volume 1 Release: TBD)
CLAMP's first professional work, RG Veda ran for 10 volumes, inspired an anime of the same name, and cemented the team's reputation as one of Japan's top manga talents. In this clever and beautifully illustrated story-which draws loosely from Hindu mythology-an evil emperor has controlled the once peaceful world of Tenkai for 300 years. The only hope of ending his tyrannical reign lies in a stargazer's prophecy, which foretells the union of six warriors known as the "Six Stars."

Suki (Romance/Drama, Volume 1 Release: 2/10/04)
In this three-volume series, CLAMP explores what it means to be in love, a theme central to their biggest hits, Chobits and Card Captor Sakura. Suki is about a teenage girl's first crush... the story of Hinata Asahi, a quiet and painfully shy high school student whose teddy bears are her only form of companionship. Her life becomes much more exciting when the handsome Shirou moves in next door. Not only is he really cute-and much older-but he's also her new teacher!

Legal Drug (Action/Fantasy, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04)
One of CLAMP's newest series still running in Japan, Legal Drug is a perfect dose of mystery, psychic powers and those ornately drawn characters the femme-four creators are famous for. With cameos from the cast of Suki, the story revolves around the adventures of Kazahaya and Rikuou. By day, they're two ordinary pharmacists. By night, their boss has them filling prescriptions for the peculiar... for clients' "special" ailments that can't be cured using ordinary elixirs.

The Legend of Chun Hyang (Fantasy, Release: 8/10/04)
A departure from CLAMP's usual fare, this stand-alone historical fantasy is set in Korea and features striking brushstrokes reminiscent of their work in Shirahime-Syo. Its story follows a beautiful warrior princess who must protect a village from the tyrannical government.

The One I Love (Romance, Release: TBD)
Combining CLAMP's legendary manga storytelling, color artwork and elegant prose, The One I Love is a wonderfully unique 12-story anthology. The volume opens with a special eight-page full-color feature before diving into the single subject CLAMP seems to know best... love.

Other bestselling CLAMP manga published by TOKYOPOP include Chobits, Card Captor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Angelic Layer and Clover.

ABOUT TokyoPop Inc.
TokyoPop Inc. is the leading North American publisher of manga, the fastest growing segment within the publishing industry. With exclusive rights to hundreds of licensed and original book, video and music properties, the company has rapidly become a media convergence leader. TOKYOPOP has millions of books in print and publishes many hit manga series, including Love Hina, Chobits, Rave Master, Initial D, GTO, Battle Royale and Cowboy Bebop. The company pioneered Cine-Manga(tm), releasing titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Lizzie McGuire, Spy Kids 2, Kim Possible and Jackie Chan Adventures. TOKYOPOP television properties include Reign: The Conqueror and the upcoming Rave Master, both airing on Cartoon Network. As a licensor, TOKYOPOP represents merchandising rights for Rave Master, Initial D, Stray Sheep and others. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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