Tokyopop 2005 Manga Debut Lineup

Jul 7th 2004
TOKYOPOP INC. TO RING IN 2005 WITH
A DAZZLING LINEUP OF MANGA DEBUTS!

Peach Fuzz and DearS Top Comedy and Fantasy List That
Includes Hyper Police,
Lagoon Engine, Master School Olympus and Soul to Seoul

Anime Expo, Anaheim, CA (July 4, 2004) As part of its
resolution to continue providing the world's best
entertainment, TokyoPop Inc. is pleased to give manga fans
an amazing start to the New Year. The country's
leading publisher of graphic novels has put its manga where
its mouth is with the publication of Peach Fuzz by
Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges, a Grand Prize entry from
the company's Rising Stars of Manga competition.
Readers will also delight in DearS, an out-of-this-world
fan-favorite that inspired the popular anime series.
Rounding out the January revelry are Hyper Police, Lagoon
Engine, Master School Olympus and Soul to Seoul, all
guaranteed to usher in the new year with a bang. Read
on...

Peach Fuzz (Comedy, Volume 1 Release: 1/11/05)
An adorable, whimsical narrative by Lindsay Cibos and
Jared Hodges, Peach Fuzz tells the story of an unusual
odd couple: Amanda, an enthusiastic but lonely young
girl, and Peach, a prissy ferret with a royalty
complex! The heartfelt tale is based on the creators' winning
entry in TOKYOPOP's second Rising Stars of Manga
competition.

DearS (Comedy/Romance, Volume 1 Release: 1/11/05)
Beautiful aliens, known as "DearS", are an everyday
part of society. High school student Takeya comes to the
rescue of Ren, a particularly gorgeous member of the
DearS...and thus begins manga-ka Peach Pit's
boy-meets-alien-girl story in the tradition of Chobits and
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden.

Hyper Police (Comedy, Volume 1 Release: 1/11/05)
In the future, demons and monsters have replaced
humans! Creator Mee (Kotetsu no Daibōken-"Kotetsu's Great
Adventures") tells the story of Natsuki, a powerful but
clumsy cat-girl who works as a bounty hunter. Her job
is to track down wanted monsters...and bring them back
dead or alive!

Lagoon Engine (Fantasy, Volume 1 Release: 1/11/05)
From Yukiru Sugizaki, the best-selling creator of
D.N.Angel, comes a supernatural yarn about Yen and Jin,
two brothers who are successors to the family craft of
defeating evil spirits. Battling ghosts is a game of
guessing your opponent's "name." Both Yen and Jin have
secret names only they know...and must keep private or
risk death!

Master School Olympus (Fantasy/Action, Volume 1
Release: 1/11/05)
Son Hee-Joon (Yureka) delivers an action-packed manga
with Master School Olympus. Sang is a fearlessly
spunky young girl in search of the Demon School Hades,
where only monsters can attend. Intrigue and hijinks
unfold as Sang finds a way to become a monster-and begins a
fantastic adventure in a devilish domain!

Soul to Seoul (Drama, Volume 1 Release: 1/11/05)
Ji-Eun Kim presents a hard-hitting, passionate story
about Kai, an American student who is half-Korean and
half-Caucasian. Kai feels out of place because of his
mixed heritage. When his arrogant and obnoxious cousin
from Korea comes to study in America, Kai has to sort
out his feelings about his family...and himself.

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 Fruits Basket,
D.N.Angel, Saiyuki, Rave Master, Initial D and Chobits.
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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