Tokyopop Announces Events and Programming at Comic Con International

Los Angeles, CA — As anticipation builds for next week's Comic Con International in San Diego, TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company, announces today it's full programming slate for this year's show!

TOKYOPOP returns to Comic Con this year with a new wave of new releases, news on the next phase of publishing, and exclusive programming for manga fans of all ages!

“It's exciting to see mainstream pop culture embracing all things comics, and of course that includes manga,” said founder and CEO Stu Levy.  “We plan to continue innovating - if you're in San Diego this year, please stop by our booth or our panels to say hello and pick up some freebies!”

In addition to the manga innovator's return to publishing and the show floor, TOKYOPOP will be hosting two exclusive events for manga fans attending the show:

Manga Around the World: Sat 7/22 (6pm - 7pm) @ room 28D
Examining the trends in an ever-evolving world of manga, TOKYOPOP looks at licenses in the US, Germany, China, Korea and around the world. From huge franchises like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia to indie titles and original language series, learn about manga's creation and development as Japanese comics continue to expand to a global audience.

Disney Manga: Comics For All Ages: Sun 7/23 (4pm - 5pm) @ room 29AB
With the explosion in manga's popularity, parents have been rightfully concerned about child-friendly options. With series brought directly from Japan and our own original titles made in collaboration with Disney's team, TOKYOPOP aims to break down the misconception that all manga is inappropriate for little ones and wants to encourage young readers with this fun line of graphic novels.

Fans can stop by booth #2445 to pick up the publisher's full line of Disney titles, along with all-new original English manga titles like Sophie-chan's Ocean of Secrets, and meet the team behind the manga innovator's return to publishing the very best in manga.

About POP Media Holdings
Founded in 1997 by filmmaker and entrepreneur Stu Levy, POP Media Holdings brings Asian Pop Culture to Hollywood and beyond.  Its publishing company TOKYOPOP® established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process.  Over its history, POP has published thousands of books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content, including the mobile publishing platform POP Comics®.  POP expanded internationally with offices in Europe and Japan and a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages.  Its production arm has produced live-action and animated film and television content based on its extensive intellectual property library, including Priest, America's Greatest Otaku, Van Von Hunter, and a slate of projects currently in development.

Visit POP at www.TOKYOPOP.com, www.TOKYOPOP.de, www.POPcomics.com, and subscribe to TOKYOPOP TV for original web series and shows (www.youtube.com/tokyopoptv).


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