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Tokyopop Acquires Marmalade Boy, Kodocha Manga

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Mikhail Koulikov, from the Anime/Manga Web Essays Archive, was the first to write in and tell us Tokyopop's announcement of two new manga series: Marmalade Boy and Kodomo no Omocha (Child's Toy)!

Excerpted from the Tokyopop Blast Newsletter:
TOKYOPOP® Manga has been on a licensing spree, which means more cool titles for you!! Below is just a sample of what's coming. Keep up with all the new titles as we get them posted on TOKYOPOP.com. (We've signed so many recently, we haven't had time to get info on them all up online!)

Corrector Yui - Kia Asamiya's maha shojo manga title comes to the US for the first time from TOKYOPOP this September. Crossing The Matrix with Sailor Moon, the hardwired morphing action will keep you electrified.

Island - TOKYOPOP's First Korean Manga: Exotic and beautiful, Ceju Island would make a great resort...if it wasn't for the demons. From two of the top manga creators in Korea, comes a work that proves that manga knows no borders.

*SCOOP* The following info is being announced publicly here for the first time:
TOKYOPOP® Manga is proud (and thoroughly juiced!) to announce that we have licensed the manga rights to Marmalade Boy and Kodocha (aka, Kodomo no Omocha)!! We'll keep you posted on release schedules.
Marmalade Boy is the definition of dysfunctional. Miki's parents have decided to swap marriages with another couple much to her horror. But when she sees her gorgeous new step-brother Arimi, she kind of warms to the idea-until she discovers he's best friends with a boy she used to have a crush on, and now has a crush on her! Arimi is stuck in a triangle of the worst kind, as the two guys she likes are now best friends with each other. Wataru Yoshizumi is the mangaka behind Marmalade Boy. With several other titles to her credit in Japan this is the first to receive distribution in the US.

Kodocha follows the life of junior high student, Sana Kurata, a child actress with quite a diva attitude. Her histrionics go into overdrive though when a new boy, Akito, comes to school and starts getting all of the attention. Even though Sana can't stand Akito though, she really does think he's cute. Kodocha was created by Obana Miho and is a popular manga, television and OVA series in Japan.

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