Tokyopop and Gravity Give Fans Free Ragnarok Online Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2004 – TOKYOPOP and Gravity Interactive are teaming up to provide fans of the hit manga series Ragnarok the chance to play Ragnarok Online free for 15 days. A Ragnarok Online complimentary game CD will be bundled with select volumes of the Ragnarok manga series at Barnes & Nobles, the United States largest bookseller with more than 600 stores nationwide. The Ragnarok manga features a shifting ensemble of swordsmen and sorcerers in a quest to change the world inspired by Norse mythology. Since its inception, Ragnarok has become one of the top-selling manga series of all time. The series achieved a new milestone this year, becoming the first Korean manga to inspire a Japanese anime series.

"TOKYOPOP is delighted at the opportunity to partner with Gravity on this very cool promotion," said Rob Tokar, TOKYOPOP, senior editor. "We are continuously seeking new ways to enhance the interactive experience of our manga readers, and nothing could be more perfect than to delve into Ragnarok's multi-layered world through the rich online game."

The massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Ragnarok Online takes the concepts from the series to the next level with multiple players, worlds and enemies to control, attack and rule. At present, Ragnarok Online is distributed in more than 100 countries, making the game a true global phenomenon. To find out more about Ragnarok Online, visit

About Gravity Interactive LLC
Headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., Gravity Interactive LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of Korea-based, Gravity Corporation, a worldwide leader in the entertainment content and character creation business. Gravity Interactive develops characters and storylines for the online world, mobile technology, traditional animation, merchandising and all other forms of media.

TOKYOPOP® is an innovative youth-oriented entertainment company that creates, licenses and publishes hundreds of book, DVD and music properties. With millions of books in print, including the hit series Fruits Basket, Princess Ai, DNAngel, Tokyo Tribes, Love Hina and Chobits, TOKYOPOP also discovers and promotes new artists and writers, creating original manga such as Warcraft, ShutterBox and @Large. Pioneers of the Cine-Manga® book format, TOKYOPOP's best-selling releases feature Finding Nemo, Shrek 2, Lizzie McGuire, SpongeBob SquarePants, Greatest Stars of the NBA and Linkin Park's Breaking the Habit. Its television properties include Rave Master, Initial D, GTO and Reign: The Conqueror, with consumer products programs tied into Rave Master, Initial D, Stray Sheep and Princess Ai. Visit for additional information.

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