Tokyopop Talks Steady Beat

Steady Beat

Shojo Love Story Marches to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Comic-Con-San Diego, CA (July 2005) – TOKYOPOP, the country's #1 graphic novel publisher and the leader of the Manga Revolution invites readers to experience Steady Beat, a unique love story that will set hearts fluttering and heads reeling. From acclaimed Wirepop creator Rivkah, Steady Beat is a coming-of-age shojo series that reminds readers that there's no such thing as simple love.

"Love, Jessica." That's what high school student Leah Winters finds written on the back of a love letter to her older sister--but who is this Jessica? When more letters, flowers and gifts start popping up, Leah goes undercover to discover her sister's secret. What she doesn't expect is to find a love of her own. But she does find it in some very unexpected places.

"I just fell head over heels for Steady Beat," remarks TOKYOPOP series editor Rob Valois. "I expected a simple love story with a great hook. What I found was a deeply layered journey into the heart, and I was forced to reconsider what it truly means to love and be loved."

Rivkah is a busy artist and self-proclaimed workaholic. "I need art like I need my coffee," she says. "First thing in the morning and several cups to last me through the day." Find out more about Rivkah and Steady Beat at > .

Steady Beat will be available in bookstores everywhere in October 2005.

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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