Tokyopop October - November Lineup

May 11th 2004
TOKYOPOP® MANGA SCORES A PERFECT TEN THIS FALL!

October-November Lineup Includes Debuts of Crazy Love Story, Guys' Guide to Girls, Diabolo, Dragon Voice, Flower of the Deep Sleep, Hands Off!, Cross, Hyper Rune, The Queen's Knight and Peach Girl

Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2004)--TokyoPop Inc. delivers an autumn to remember with its stellar October-November lineup of dazzling manga debuts! Leading off the top-ten list is Crazy Love Story, a delicious teen drama that puts the cool back in school. This highly stylized manga keeps good company with Guys' Guide to Girls, a "revealing" property that's been all the rage in Japan. Joining this dynamic duo are other first-rate titles: Diabolo, Dragon Voice, Flower of the Deep Sleep, Hands Off!, Cross, Hyper Rune, The Queen's Knight and the long-awaited all-new relaunch of Peach Girl. From award-winning romance to scream-inducing horror, TOKYOPOP's legends of this fall will be unforgettable treats for all manga fans!

CRAZY LOVE STORY (Romance/Drama, Volume 1 Release: 10/05/04) Lee Vin, who also penned TOKYOPOP's One, presents a realistic high school tale of love and acceptance. The heartfelt drama revolves around Sung Moo, Hae Jung and Jimmy, three teens trying to make sense out of their dysfunctional world. Filled with bad boys, hot teens and love triangles, the series explores the thin line between friends and "more than friends."

GUYS' GUIDE TO GIRLS (Drama, Volume 1 Release: 11/09/04) Itabashi Masahiro and Tamakoshi Hiroyuki's hugely popular franchise has spawned 50 volumes, a hit anime series and a PS2 game in Japan--and now a TOKYOPOP series in the U.S. Finally, here comes a unique anthology of stories that looks at the trials of love and loss, and shows ordinary guys how to score with the girls of their dreams!

DIABOLO (Horror, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04)
Something extra-wicked this way comes with the latest manga from Kaoru Ohashi and Kei Kusunoki. Ren and RA-I play with fire when they sell their souls to the devil to save Ren's cousin. This poignant story of friendship and heroism, filled with the allure of the occult, is certain to appeal to fans of Demon Diary and Hell Boy.

DRAGON VOICE (Comedy/Romance, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04)
ALA award-winning creator Yuriko Nishiyama will have manga fans dancing in the streets... possibly with earplugs! Rin Amami has a singing voice that can shatter an eardrum. But a music producer believes Rin has the legendary Dragon Voice--which may push him to the top of the charts. Can Rin achieve perfect pitch? Or will he just bring in da' noise?

FLOWER OF THE DEEP SLEEP (Drama, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04) Yuuki has the power to dream of the future. But with such a gift comes a great burden-can she change what's about to happen? And, more importantly, should she? Published in Asuka Comics, home to hits such as D.N.Angel, Yuana Kazumi's hypnotically gripping tale blurs the area between dreams and reality.

HANDS OFF! (Comedy/Drama, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04)
Kotarou is a boy with a clueless touch--he has an unusual type of ESP that is transmitted via physical contact. When he accidentally gives others the "gift," he comes to realize that there is much more to his powers than he ever imagined! Well-known manga-ka Kasane Katsumoto delivers a fantasy filled with action, intrigue and the gentle touch of boys!

CROSS (Romance/Horror, Volume 1 Release: 11/09/04)
First featured in Asuka Comics, Sumiko Amakawa's Cross spins a gothic tale about a young, tortured priest with a holy gift that is a blessing--and a curse! All hell breaks loose when our saintly hero excises demons, which leads him to the brink of insanity. But a fated meeting with a mysterious girl may make his path easier to navigate...or lead him to the heart of darkness.

HYPER RUNE (Fantasy, Volume 1 Release: 11/09/04)
Originally a member of CLAMP, the world's best-selling manga studio, Tamayo Akiyama delivers a futuristic shojo adventure. Rune Ayanokouji lives a life less ordinary with her mad scientist grandfather. When they discover an alien plot to take over the world, Rune teams up with her friends to fight the invasion. But when the fate of the world is on the line, who can you trust?

THE QUEEN'S KNIGHT (Romance/Fantasy, Volume 1 Release: 11/09/04) Could you choose between family and fantasy? This is the question posed by Kim Kang Won, who also created TOKYOPOP's best-selling I.N.V.U. When Yuna Lee falls off a cliff, a magical knight in shining armor discovers her. But he will only save her if she promises to become his queen. Yuna is torn between the love of her friends and family back home and the charm of a life of royalty!

PEACH GIRL ALL-NEW RELAUNCH (Romance, Volume 1 Release: 10/12/04) Now available for the first time in the U.S. in 100% authentic manga (right-to-left) format, Miwa Ueda's award-winning series about teen angst is back...this time with exclusive bonus art and letters from fans all over the world!

These smashing 10 titles are also joined by the highly-anticipated debut of Legal Drug (10/12 release), which was previously announced as part of TOKYOPOP's lineup of new CLAMP manga.


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 such titles as Finding Nemo, SpongeBob SquarePants, Lizzie McGuire and Transformers: Armada. TOKYOPOP television properties include Rave Master, GTO and Reign: The Conqueror. The company has also expanded its presence as a licensor, representing merchandising rights for Rave Master, Initial D, Stray Sheep and others. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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