TOKYOPOP Hits the Mark of the Succubus

This November TOKYOPOP Reminds Readers Love Doesn't Always Suck

Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2005) - TOKYOPOP, America's number one
graphic novel publisher and the Leader of the Manga Revolution, invites
fans to sink their teeth into a tale of a supernatural love bite, with
the November release of Mark of the Succubus. Previewed in the August
issue of the top teen publication, ELLEgirl, Mark of the Succubus was
created by two hot new stars, Irene Flores and Ashly Raiti, who came to
TOKYOPOP's attention in the company's third Rising Stars of Manga(tm)
competition. This three volume series marks their first full-length
story as professional manga-ka!

Mark of the Succubus is a Gothic, supernatural tale of Maeve, a young
succubus--or spiritual vampire--in training. Sent to the human world to
learn how to interact with her soon-to-be victims, Maeve encounters
serious problems when she falls in love with her target and finds
herself entangled in a massive Demon World conspiracy.

"The visual style that Irene created for the book is tremendous," says
TOKYOPOP series editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl. "Succubus has great
character designs and a fantastic use of lighting, with many of the
tones done in an almost pop-art style. Complimented by Ash's witty and
complex writing, this is a book that I'm very, very excited about."

The first volume of Mark of the Succubus will be available in the manga
section of bookstores everywhere in November 2005. Fans can preview a
chapter of Mark of the Succubus for free beginning in November at A manga preview will also appear
in the fall edition of the print version of Takuhai, TOKYOPOP's free
magazine that's packed with manga previews, behind-the-scenes with the
creators, exclusive interviews, and much, much more.

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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