Planetwide Media Launches TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator™ Interactive Software at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con July 25-29, 2007

Innovative Software Combines Authentic TOKYOPOP Art and MANGA-Ka Tools with Drag and Drop Technology
San Diego, CA - Comic-Con International San Diego Booth #5554 – July 24, 2007 -- Planetwide Media, a pioneer in interactive personalized media software, and TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution, announced the launch of TOKYOPOP MANGA CreatorTM software and TOKYOPOP packs of digital content. TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator software offers manga and anime fans the opportunity to create, share and interact with TOKYOPOP MANGA characters, backgrounds, logos, icons and screen shots, while creating their very own TOKYOPOP MANGA.

The TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator is an innovative, interactive self-publishing media software that enables manga and anime fans to freely use their creative imagination together with officially licensed TOKYOPOP digital content to create personalized manga, anime and comic books. Fans will now be able to post their personalized TOKYOPOP MANGA to a blog or social network, email to friends or print out in manga format. TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator is now available online through or and at selected retailers worldwide.

TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator software uses the power of Drag and Drop technology to allow users to create and publish their own manga. Whether users draw and ink their own art, or use the artwork provided, TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator is the easiest way to create manga on a PC. By choosing a design for each new page, users drag and drop characters, backgrounds, clip art, word balloons, and caption boxes onto each page, fill in dialogue and narration, and then publish. Aspiring artists simply create a storyline, drag and drop TOKYOPOP art and Manga-Ka tools -- like speed lines -- and MANGA facial expressions into over 100 templates, and add their own words. Manga artists can simply point the software to the folder that contains their digital art and quickly populate their workspace with personal image thumbnails. The Manga artist can then drag and drop creations into panels on each page for a unique and authentic-looking manga.

“TOKYOPOP is a dynamic entertainment publishing company with their own popular intellectual properties and vast collection of powerful world renowned brands. Extending our original Comic Book CreatorTM personalized media self-publishing software into the manga market is a natural fit,” said Kevin Donovan, President of Planetwide Media. “Our personalized media platform is designed to handle user generated content with ease and our Drag and Drop Comics technology will allow fans of manga and anime to bring their creative publishing dreams to reality.”

“TOKYOPOP is thrilled to be partnering with Planetwide Media in launching the TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator software. Planetwide has been embracing user generated content throughout the development of their original Comic Book Creator self-publishing software,” added Marco Pavia, Director of Marketing at TOKYOPOP. “TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator makes our dynamic IP even more accessible to our current fans and a new user base. Through this innovative digital media product, we see the future of manga and manga creation reaching even higher ground and coming to life in a new form of interactive entertainment.”

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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 teens experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent office openings in the UK and Germany and partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the new social networking site,, 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 information.

About Planetwide Media

Planetwide Media (, a division of Planetwide Games, Inc., provides a unique and patent pending, interactive, self-publishing personalized media platform for a wide audience of emerging consumers in the digital media space. The company provides web enabled tools, software applications and video games that create personal interactivity. The company's signature product, Comic Book CreatorTM, is a best-of-breed digital media platform that embraces User Generated Content (UGC) and enables users to blend their creations into their social networks, their blogs and across the web. Comic Book Creator is an easy to use platform that provides the consumer with a richly enhanced interactive digital experience. Planetwide Media is currently combining the Comic Book Creator with technology through licenses with world-class entertainment, video game, sports, music and lifestyle brands worldwide. For licensing and brand partners, Comic Book Creator is a platform to extend their digital footprint into an interactive digital experience.

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