Tokyopop Receives High Profile Award Nominations


TOKYOPOP, the #1 publisher of manga in the U.S., racks up a slew of top award nominations including two nods from The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, and the Eisner Awards, the highest award category within the comic book industry.

Nominations for TOKYOPOP manga are as follows:

The Eisner Award for "Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material":
Tokyo Tribes, by Santa Inoue

YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers:
Greatest Stars of the NBA: Jason Kidd
Greatest Stars of the NBA: Tim Duncan

YALSA Pick for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Recommended Reading List (GLBTQ):
Fake, by Sanami Matoh

As the largest English-language publisher of manga in the world, TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand. TOKYOPOP's innovative product extensions include its pioneering Cine-Manga® book format, which features colorful flavors of pop culture's hottest films, television shows and music videos. The company has expanded its property reach beyond publishing—TOKYOPOP's television series have been broadcast in the United States on Cartoon Network, Showtime and G4Media, and are released on DVD, with consumer products available at all major retail outlets. The company's global reach has recently expanded to Europe, with new offices in the UK and Germany, in addition to its Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With nearly 28 million books in print, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties features more than 200,000 pages of manga compiled over nearly 1,000 manga volumes. Visit for additional information.

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