Tokyopop Announces new Executives

Jul 28th 2005
TOKYOPOP(r) TAPS INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL PROS TO KEY EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Cary Tan Becomes Company's V.P. & Controller and Cathy Liu Joins as
Group Finance & Administration Director

Los Angeles, CA (July 28, 2005) - In support of its strategy for
continued international growth, the TOKYOPOP Group has bolstered its
worldwide finance and accounting infrastructure by announcing the
addition of two key personnel to its Tokyo and Los Angeles offices.

TOKYOPOP U.S. has appointed Cary Tan to the role of V.P. & Controller.
In this capacity, Cary will oversee the company's U.S. accounting
systems, financial reporting and outside royalty reporting. Tan comes
to
TOKYOPOP with more than 18 years of progressive hands-on financial and
managerial experience. With an impressive background that includes
posts
at Veritami Inc. and Crown Bolt, Tan most recently served as
Vice-President of Galleria, Inc., where he supported company growth by
negotiating an impressive increase in bank credit facility from $30MM
to
$82MM over a 4-year period.

TOKYOPOP K.K. has named Cathy Liu to the position of Group Finance &
Administration Director. Liu also comes to TOKYOPOP with a wealth of
financial industry experience which includes crucial financial posts at
Hitachi, Toyoichitsusho Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi. Most recently, Cathy
served as Controller at The Hudson Software Co. LTD., where she headed
International Business Development Planning while overseeing the
company's worldwide operations. In her new role at TOKYOPOP, Cathy
will manage all accounting and financial reporting for the Japan
operating entity and holding company.

"We couldn't be more pleased to have found Cary and Cathy for these
important roles," said TOKYOPOP Group CEO Stuart J. Levy. "This is a
tremendous time of growth for our company, and we are confident that
these executives have what it takes to assist us in expanding our
worldwide operations."

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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