Tokyopop Invites you to Enjoy a Slice of Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Apr 27th 2005
TOKYOPOP INC. INVITES YOU TO ENJOY A SLICE OF TOKYO MEW MEW A LA MODE
Sequel to the Smash!-Hit Manga in Stores Early June

Los Angeles, CA (April 26 2005) - TokyoPop Inc., the #1 publisher of
manga in the U.S., tempts fans of the mega delicious Tokyo Mew Mew with
the sinfully sweet sequel Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode. Offering a cool
confection just in time for summer, fan-favorite creator Mia Ikumi
returns for a second helping with the celebrated Mew Mew girls--now
stars of their own wildly popular 4 Kids TV show Mew Mew Power!

Tokyo Mew Mew tells the story of five girls whose DNA has merged with
animals, as part of a secret project called the "Mew Project." Their
mission: To protect the planet from aliens who are using animals to
attack humans. In Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode, a sixth Mew named Berry is
about to emerge--the first Mew Mew with two sets of animal genes
coursing through her veins. Half cat, half rabbit, she's joining the
Mew Mew team just in time: A new set of villains has appeared and its
leader just happens to love his wild game well done! New love interests merge
with the intoxicating action sequences that were the mainstay of the
original series.

"I'm thrilled to be working on the a la Mode series. With the TV show
on the air and these new books available soon, this is going to be the
year of the Mew!" says series editor Carol Fox. "I always see girls dressed
like the series' star Mew Ichigo at conventions--maybe soon we'll be
seeing some rabbit ears (a la new Mew Berry) among the cosplayers,
too!"

Mia Ikumi won the 24th Nakayoshi New Manga Artist contest for her
debut, "Usagi no Furasu Hoshi" ("Bunnies Scattering Stars"). Her other titles
include Superdoll Rika-chan and Ichigo no Mori no Nemurihime (Sleeping
Beauty of Strawberry Forest).

About TOKYOPOP(r)
As the largest English-language publisher of manga in the world,
TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand.
TOKYOPOP's innovative product extensions include its pioneering
Cine-Manga(r) book format, which features colorful flavors of pop
culture's hottest films, television shows and music videos. The company
has expanded its property reach beyond publishing-TOKYOPOP's television
series have been broadcast in the United States on Cartoon Network,
Showtime and G4Media, and are released on DVD, with consumer products
available at all major retail outlets. The company's global reach has
recently expanded to Europe, with new offices in the UK and Germany, in
addition to its Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With nearly 28
million books in print, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and
original properties features more than 200,000 pages of manga compiled
over nearly 1,000 manga volumes. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com
for additional information.

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