Tokyopop Partners With Artention And Tencent To Bring Popular Chinese Comic Bloodivores To Pop Comics App

Publisher Releases English-language Manhua through new Digital Comics Platform POP Comics® and eBooks

Los Angeles, CA — TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company, announces today an exclusive partnership with Artention Films Corp and TencentHoldings Ltd. to bring the popular digital 漫画 (manhua - Chinese manga) Bloodivores时空使徒to the new digital comics platform POP Comics® along with upcoming eBook editions on Kindle, iBookstore and more.

TOKYOPOP has been making headlines with its recent alliances and return to publishing, along with its sister company's digital endeavor POP Comics®, a new growing community for original comics and manga. This marks one of TOKYOPOP's first step in actively partnering to bring published content to the platform and beyond.

“China is a hotbed for二次元(èrcìyuán) culture, which combines anime & manga culture, some Western tropes and unique Chinese storytelling”, explained POP Media Holdings chairman Stu Levy. “We're proud to partner with Artention and Tencent, clear leaders in the field.”

“Due to language barriers, high quality manhua content from China has not yet made its way to the West”, said Artention president Kim Zheng. “That's why Artention has partnered with TOKYOPOP to bring the best content from leading platforms such as Tencent, for widespread release in the English-speaking world.”

After a case of widespread insomnia strikes the planet, a large number of people became mad with rage. A new medicine was produced to cure the illness with an unfortunate side effect: vampirism. These treated vampires become known as bloodivores,and must wear a special necklace to warn others of their condition.

Born from bloodivore and human parents, MiRyu was known as "The Child of Hope" tying bloodivore and humankind together. However, when MiRyu is arrested as the principal offender in a bank robbery, he is taken to a special prison operated by the Bureau of Special Threat Management for observing bloodivores.
The popular digital comics series launched in April of 2016, before premiering as an anime in October of last year, with twelve episodes currently available through the ubiquitous anime streaming service Crunchy Roll.

Read the first chapter in this exciting saga today by visiting http://www.popcomics.comor downloading the app on iOS or Android.

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® popularized the market for manga in North America and in 2017 became the #1 manga publisher in Germany. 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 digital publishing platform POP Comics®. Its production arm TOKYOPOP Media 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.POPMediaHoldings.com and subscribe to TOKYOPOP TV (www.youtube.com/tokyopoptv)for original web series and shows

About Artention

Artention Films is a motion picture financing and production company dedicated to reshaping global pop culture by utilizing Chinese elements. Partnered with leading publishing, online, television, music, theater and gaming companies, Artention creates content that captures the hearts and minds of young audiences in China and beyond.

Artention also runs Artention Studios, China's largest and the most professional studio for films and dramas in city settings. To nurture next generation of aspiring filmmakers and talents, Artention has also partnered with Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to bring Hollywood filming educational programs to China.

About Tencent Animation & Comics

Tencent Animation & Comics was established in 2012, which is one of the largest on-line animation and comics platforms of original copyrighted works from domestic and international authors. Currently, the on-line platform provides animation and comics for its readers and consists of over 90 million active users. Tencent Animation & Comics own and provides more than 22,000 most popular Intellectual Properties (IPs) in China such as Fox Fairy of True Love, The Chronicles Of Lingjian-Mount, The Outcast, Zombie Brother, etc. In 2015, Tencent Animation & Comics present the brand new business strategy of “ACGN Economy” which is a guide for the Chinese animation and comics to move forward. Tencent Animation and Comics has it website (ac.qq.com), Android, IOS, Html5, QQ Animation and Comics, Tencent news and other diversified product line.

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