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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:04 pm Reply with quote
Did I miss something? Didn't Tokyopop die years ago?
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Calico



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:09 pm Reply with quote
I'd heard rumors that Tokyopop managed to get exclusive rights to publish Gentosha titles, and this news makes that rumor look more and more likely, which sucks. There are some Gentosha titles I'd love to see and support in English, but not with Tokyopop behind them. I was satisfied with the anime of Yurikuma and wasn't impressed with what I'd seen about the manga, so I guess I'm lucky.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:23 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, sorry, not buying anything from Tokyopop.
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Not going with the infinitely better title Lesbears Uncensored, actual tragedy.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:39 pm Reply with quote
Takkun4343 wrote:
Did I miss something? Didn't Tokyopop die years ago?


They just ceased publishing in North America. TP's overseas branches were and are still running.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:43 pm Reply with quote
I NEVER thought we'd get this. This will be a long, hard wait.
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Zoneflare



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm Reply with quote
Thought that it was urahara at first.

Nice to see Tokyo pop getting back in the game.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:14 pm Reply with quote
Zoneflare wrote:
Thought that it was urahara at first.

Nice to see Tokyo pop getting back in the game.

Funny thing is that Alexis Tipton played main characters in both dubs.
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dragonrider_cody



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 pm Reply with quote
fuuma_monou wrote:
Takkun4343 wrote:
Did I miss something? Didn't Tokyopop die years ago?


They just ceased publishing in North America. TP's overseas branches were and are still running.


Their US branch restarted publishing a while back. They did several Disney manga, and have licensed a couple series since then.
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Weazul-chan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:18 pm Reply with quote
invalidname wrote:
Yeah, sorry, not buying anything from Tokyopop.
heck, I wouldn't take anything from Tokyopop even if they were giving it away after that fiasco when they shut down.
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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:54 pm Reply with quote
Totally shocked by the news. Never thought this would come stateside or that Tokyopop would get it.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:23 am Reply with quote
I love Yuri Kuma Arashi but my biggest fear is that they won't finish releasing it, so I might just wait until all of this is out in English before I decide to buy it.
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Sakagami Tomoyo



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:44 am Reply with quote
Well, I was somewhat interested in this manga, but if Tokyopop's publishing it, no way.
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Yukikaze-Artworks



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:11 am Reply with quote
I would be very interested in why Tokyopop has such a bad reputation in the USA. In the german-speaking countries we are quite happy with them and the manga they publish.
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mgosdin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:35 am Reply with quote
Yukikaze-Artworks wrote:
I would be very interested in why Tokyopop has such a bad reputation in the USA. In the german-speaking countries we are quite happy with them and the manga they publish.


IIRC, Tokyopop in the EU was / is a Joint Venture with Bertlesmann. So having a serious old-school publisher involved made the difference in the quality of the product they produced. Here in the US they were a rolling disaster.

Now if Bertlesmann is involved in the Tokyopop US resurrection, and it isn't a Zombie film we are seeing start here, then this may be worthwhile. Have to wait and see.

Mark Gosdin
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