So apparently Tokyopop has 'plans to start publishing manga again in 2016', to quote:
>The company is seeking to license “hidden gems that are not yet noticed” from small or independent publishers.
>In addition, Tokyopop plans to publish art books and collectors editions, and will consider light novels.
After the shit they pulled in 2011, how does everyone feel about this? Do you think any Japanese publishers will give a shit? Oh, and according to Wikipedia, their first customer is Disney..
Actually, the only way I could see it being profitable is if they (somehow through a miracle) managed to reclaim licenses from Kondansha and finish off series' that they halted, but even then I doubt it would be profitable.
ebook only releases, not that they're smart enough to do this. watch them publish crunchyroll licensed manga with no additional edits. that'll probably be what they're going to do.
I miss this company. It was so nice to go to a bookstore and see their logo when I was a teen. It felt like someone out there was making crazy anime just for me. I hope they become a success. A lot of anime has gotten worse since I was a teenager though.
>says anime is getting worse
>yet wants a company that puts out shitty translations to succeed
yes I am hoping too I also want Choujin Gakuen and Shinobi no ban
Nostalgiafag, you fuck off. I'd rather put my money on Dark Horse or Vertical. TP is shit. Their TLs are so liberal that commie actually seem conservative.
Then again, I should be glad. Because people like you are why I managed to get rid of some of my old shitty TP releases like Lupin for like 300% mark-up because MUH OUT OF PRINTS.
I'm praying they reprint Love Hina. I had half of the volumes before Kondansha said fuck it and didn't re-lease the license to them, then they went broke and it was impossible to get them at all.
I can dream though.
What happened in 2011?
If they do somehow return, I just really want them to reprint Fruits Basket. My autism won't let me have an incomplete set, even if I bought that set in middle school
>mfw buying early 2000s copies of TP's publications of Chobits and Love Hina online
The english language market being shit.
Wouldn't surprise me if Britain, Australia and small shits who don't get things localised into their language is what keeps the market alive.
>how does everyone feel about this?
Tokyopop can go fuck themselves. With a chainsaw. Backwards, so it hurts to pull it out.
They absolutely fucked over basically every title they had the license for that I was collecting/interested in. I also sell comics and graphic novels for a living... Tokyopop leaving so many fucking things unfinished when they went under was a tremendous pain. For years we've been having to explain to annoyed customers why the next volume of the series they're collecting will never come out.
So Tokyopop should stay dead. It needs to be more dead than it currently is. It needs to have its head cut off, be stuffed with garlic, soaked in holy water and buried at a crossroads with a stake through its heart so it may never rise again. There is literally no company I dislike more than Tokyopop.
Borders (Tokyopop's biggest customer) went bankrupt, so all of their stock went to firesale with basically nothing going back to the publishers. Instead of operate in the red for the year, Tokyopop just laid everyone off and shut down.
I truth, I don't think Tokyopop could have survived a year in the red... or that much further in the red than we suspect they already were. They were suffering from the effects of countless poor decisions and shoddy work already when the Borders thing happened. Had the Borders thing not happened, I think Tokyopop only had a couple of years left in them anyway.
See this guy, borders went bust and dragged TP down with them.
The CEO was also a massive cunt, and started forcing his side projects on the company, and then fired a bunch of people.
Maybe they will become just like the german Tokyopop and 90% of their releases are going to be boys love or shoujo.
Though the german Tokyopop also released good night punpun.