Toykopop to release ultimate CLAMP collection!

Bimonthly Publications Celebrate 15 Years of Manga Powerhouse's Most Famous Works

Anime Expo, Anaheim, CA (July 4, 2004) Two of the world's most influential manga heavyweights-the publishing giant TOKYOPOP and the world-famous creative team of CLAMP-are releasing the definitive collection for fans of all graphic novels. Celebrating CLAMP's 15-year anniversary as an artistic force, TOKYOPOP will publish CLAMP No Kiseki: The Ultimate Collection, a stunning omnibus that highlights dazzling works from the all-female manga-ka team. The limited, bimonthly anthology will be available beginning spring 2005, and will span 12 installments over two years.

The gorgeous, 32-page publication will feature CLAMP's most celebrated artwork and will also include never-before-seen interviews and other exclusive material. Each volume will be packaged with three collectible chess pieces depicting CLAMP's most famous characters appearing in that particular volume. Once all 12 issues are collected, fans will have a complete chess set-CLAMP style!

"CLAMP is the most-loved manga studio in the world, and we're thrilled to be able to team up with them to celebrate their anniversary," said TOKYOPOP editor Jake Forbes. "It may be CLAMP's party, but it's the fans that are getting all the gifts in this one-of-a-kind event!"

Each issue of CLAMP No Kiseki: The Ultimate Collection will showcase the popular titles that manga fans all over the world have come to cherish from CLAMP's unmatched repertoire of work. Volume One will feature Cardcaptor Sakura, one of the most treasured of CLAMP's classics. Following issues will highlight such titles as Tsubasa, xxxHolic, Clover, Magic Knight Rayearth, Angelic Layer, and of course Chobits, their signature title that rocketed CLAMP into mainstream popularity.

Only 10,000 copies of each installment will be available nationwide. The highly collectible nature of CLAMP No Kiseki: The Ultimate Collection ensures that these books will sell out and become unavailable, so fans are encouraged to get them quickly!

CLAMP No Kiseki: The Ultimate Collection will be sold exclusively at Waldenbooks, select comic retailers and .

TOKYOPOP Inc. is the leading North American publisher of manga, the fastest growing segment within the publishing industry. With exclusive rights to hundreds of licensed and original book, video and music properties, the company has rapidly become a media convergence leader. TOKYOPOP has millions of books in print and publishes many hit manga series, including Fruits Basket, D.N.Angel, Saiyuki, Rave Master, Initial D and Chobits. The company pioneered Cine-Manga(tm), releasing such titles as Finding Nemo, SpongeBob SquarePants, Lizzie McGuire and Transformers Armada. TOKYOPOP television properties include Rave Master, GTO and Reign: The Conqueror. The company has also expanded its presence as a licensor, representing merchandising rights for Rave Master, Initial D, Stray Sheep and others. Visit for additional information.

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