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Tokyopop Licensing Update

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Gundam Seed Astray Semi-Announced, Doll Confirmed with hard cover and soft cover editions coming, and corrections to last week's article

Yesterday we posted an article that listed the not officially confirmed as of yet licenses that TOKYOPOP is believed to hold. On this list we mentioned DV, Mikan no Tsuki, Model and Suikoden III. Mikan no Tsuki we confirmed as licensed only a few minutes later and listed a correction, we were also able to confirm that DV was Deus Vitae, which we knew was licensed. Today we scratch Model and Suikoden III from the list as both were announced in their November 13th press release.

Additionally, we spoke with TOKYOPOP today and they were kind enough to confirm one new item from the list that had not been previously officially announced. TOKYOPOP confirmed that they will be releasing Mitsukazu Mihara's DOLL and added that it will be coming out in both softcover as well as hardcover formats.

The hardcover release of DOLL will be priced at $19.99 and will be slightly larger than the standard softcover release 8.5 x 6.5" (Same size as the Shirahime-Syo / Snow Goddess Tales hardcover released this month). Currently there are only plans to release volume 1 (of 3) in the hardcover format. Doll is a collection of Loli-Goth stories about the interactions between "Dolls" and their human masters as the Dolls often become an important part of their masters' lives. The stories range in genre from comedy, to tragedy. DOLL is rated "OT" (16+) and will be released in May, with the English Adaptation by Simon Furman (Transformers & Death's Head).

Meanwhile, the previously unannounced Gundam Seed Astray, is one of the manga series being advertised on their front page banner.

Last but not least, Metroid is confirmed in the coming manga list in the back of this month's TOKYOPOP releases.

This brings the list of titles that they are obviously licensed but have not yet officially announced to:

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