Tokyopop Announces Takuhai

The Manga Revolution Comes Home!

TOKYOPOP Proudly Presents...


FREE Quarterly Manga Magazine Arrives on Fans' Doorsteps Mid-July

Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2005) - TOKYOPOP, the #1 publisher of manga
outside of Japan, proudly presents the first installment of Takuhai,
all new, sizzling hot, FREE manga magazine. Delivered directly to
homes four times a year, Takuhai is filled with manga previews and
of exciting bonus material including creator interviews, editorial
picks, a behind-the-scenes look at making manga, hot fashion, trivia,
and much more. Takuhai's previews will not only focus on manga and
editorial notes from TOKYOPOP's creators, including those discovered
through our Rising Stars of Manga competition, but will also showcase
the hottest manga titles from around the world.

Takuhai represents all that is cool in the manga universe. Its fresh,
editorial voice will give casual and hardcore fans the exciting inside
scoop about all their favorite titles. The new manga magazine will
provide an accessible entry into this thrilling form of entertainment
for those new to the category.

Wanna do Takuhai? It's easy! Join the Manga Revolution and sign up
for free at or visit booth #308 at Anime Expo 2005,
where computer terminals will be stationed to make sign-up a breeze!

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(r) book format, which features colorful flavors of pop
culture's hottest films, television shows and music videos. The
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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