TOKYOPOP Is Giving Away a Trip to Japan

Manga publisher announces grand prize for
upcoming America's Greatest Otaku reality show



Los Angeles, CA (June 7, 2010) –TOKYOPOP announced today the grand prize for their upcoming reality show, America's Greatest Otaku (AGO), which will premier this fall on a major online video site. One lucky winner who will be crowned America's Greatest Otaku will win a trip to Tokyo, Japan!

While traveling the nation this summer in a tricked-out tour bus, TOKYOPOP's AGO show crew will stop in more than twenty cities in search of the country's greatest otaku, the person who best exemplifies a unique passion for all things influenced by Japanese pop culture.

Potential AGO applicants can apply at www.tokyopoptour.com, and are encouraged to apply to the city closest to where they currently reside; applicants who live outside of the tour route can apply as America's Greatest Otaku At Large.

Stu Levy, Executive Producer of the America's Greatest Otaku reality show, as well as TOKYOPOP's founder, says, “It's amazing to see how far otaku culture has expanded here in America—and I'm proud to have been a part of the movement. Anime/manga fans are the most passionate, creative, and intelligent of all fans—and what better way to celebrate the AGO winner than a trip to Tokyo, the Mecca of otaku culture.”

TOKYOPOP has launched a tour website that will feature a new Tour merchandise shop, an updated animated map on the bus route, behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of AGO, and much more. Visit www.tokyopoptour.com for the latest on the TOKYOPOP Tour and the upcoming reality show, America's Greatest Otaku.


About TOKYOPOP:
Founded by multi-cultural media visionary Stu Levy, 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 offices in the UK and Germany, in addition to its Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the new social networking site www.TOKYOPOP.com, reading its books, which are licensed in 50 countries in more than 30 languages, 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 www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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