Tokyopop and HarperCollins Set to Bring Erin Hunter's Bestselling Children's Series to Manga Format

TOKYOPOP and HarperCollins Set to Bring Erin Hunter's Bestselling
Children's Series to Manga Format

WARRIORS: The Lost Warrior!

-Manga Trilogy Marks First Release in Companies' Co-Publishing Deal-

-Chronicles Never-Before-Told Tale of Beloved Character 'Graystripe'-

-Series Launch Features Erin Hunter's Special Note to Readers-

Los Angeles, CA (Feb 5, 2007)- TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga
Revolution and HarperCollins Publishers, one of the top
publishers in the world, are pleased to announce the May 2007 release
Warriors: The Lost Warrior, the first graphic novel series to be
launched under the two companies' recently announced innovative
co-publishing deal.

Drawn from Erin Hunter's #1 nationally best-selling Warriors books, The
Lost Warrior features a very special note from the author to Warriors
fans. Warriors: The Lost Warrior manga series, created by Dan Jolley
James Barry, tells the untold tale of the feline hero Graystripe: his
life with humans and his ultimate quest to be reunited with his clan.
Graystripe's story in the manga series bridges the gap between Hunter's
"The New Prophecy" and the next installment of the Warriors novel
"Power of Three."

As Erin Hunter writes to Warriors fans: "Manga brings out the best in
Graystripe. The drawings are so powerful and so direct. Alongside the
punchy dialogue, they speak volumes. I love them, and I am so proud of
the all-new action Graystripe. Well done, Graystripe! Well done,

In a word from TOKYOPOP Publisher Mike Kiley, "It is truly an honor to
bring such a wonderful children's series to manga form. Dan Jolley and
James Barry have reveled in the Warriors universe I think the end
does this very special story proud."

The Lost Warrior is the first of a trilogy. The second book will
release in December 2007.

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and
an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision
that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the
first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the
development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film,
television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way
experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to
Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and
upcoming partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its
original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans
onto ,reading its books, and watching its DVDs and
television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and
original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing
teen entertainment marketplace. Visit for additional

About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins is one of the leading English-language publishers in the
world and is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX:
NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, the company has publishing
groups in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australasia. Its publishing
groups include the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins
Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins
Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India.
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