Stu Levy Interview

posted on 2004-02-16 12:12 EST by Isaac Alexander
Stu Levy, the CEO & CCO of TokyoPop is profiled today in an article by Japan Today.

The article reveals that TokyoPop is planning a Japanese IPO (Initial Public Offering) soon, although there is no word on an IPO in the USA. TokyoPop currently has a staff of four in Tokyo and are planning to hire three more. The Japanese office is a buying office that deals with Japanese publishers. TokyoPop's headquarters is in L.A., they have 60 staff in marketing, sales, production, finance, editorial, merchandising and TV. For the foreseeable future, manga will be the main revenue generator for the company as a springboard into other areas(anime, merchandising).

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