All Rise for Juror 13

Nov 9th 2005
All Rise!

Court is Now in Session as TOKYOPOP Debuts

Creator D.J. Milky's Page-Turner

Juror 13

Los Angeles, CA (November, 2005) - TOKYOPOP, America's number one
graphic novel publisher and leader of the Manga Revolution, summons manga
fans to civil service with the January 2006 release of Juror 13. Juror
13, the latest trial from D.J. Milky, the ultra-cool creator of
BookScan's #1 bestseller Princess Ai, and Makoto Nakatsuka, artist for X-Men:
Ronan (Marvel's Mangaverse) and the upcoming Star Wars manga, presents
the case of a psychological thriller dripping with the suspense of
Hitchcock and the paranoia of Kafka.

With the arrival of a mysterious jury summons, a man's life is thrust
into a dizzying downward spiral; his fiancée leaves him, he has problems
at work, and his best friend is suddenly not so friendly. As the jury
trial approaches, whom can he trust? Why does he suddenly feel that he
has to defend his every move? And who exactly is 13? Juror 13 follows
one man as he fights for his sanity in a paranoid world. It's a tale that
will open your eyes...but can you trust what you see?

According to D.J. Milky, "This is a story that started haunting me a
few years back when I received a jury summons with instructions to call a
mysterious recorded message. The eeriness of it all wouldn't go away,
and I'm glad a talented artist like Nakatsuka-sensei was able to bring
that feeling to life."

TOKYOPOP editor Rob Valois remarks, "In Juror 13, D.J. Milky has been
able to examine the more mature and sophisticated themes that we'd only
seen him touch on in previous works. What he's created here is a
timeless story that's both enjoyable and thoroughly chilling."

Care to reach an early verdict? A manga preview of Juror 13 will appear
in the fall edition of the print version of Manga, TOKYOPOP's free
magazine that's packed with manga previews, behind-the-scenes with the
creators, exclusive interviews, and much, much more. Fans can also preview
a chapter of Juror 13 for free beginning in November at
http://www.TOKYOPOP.com/mangaonline
.

Juror 13 will be available in bookstores everywhere in January 2006.

ABOUT TOKYOPOP
TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and
an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision
that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the
first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the
development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film,
television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens
experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe
and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and upcoming
partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los
Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto
www.TOKYOPOP.com > , reading its books, and watching its DVDs
and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed
and original properties has made the company a visionary in an
ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com
> for additional information.

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