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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:42 PM

I just found out about this today and now I'm so sadd T.T
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

I blame scanlators. Bastards.

Anyways, my moral issue aside, does that means TokyoPop manga's prices are gonna drop soon?
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:35 PM

View PostSnow_Storm, on 01 May 2011 - 06:33 PM, said:

I blame scanlators. Bastards.

Anyways, my moral issue aside, does that means TokyoPop manga's prices are gonna drop soon?

It's probably going to cost the same but just be harder to find.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:14 PM

Ach--just when I was looking into Bizenghast! Nooooo....

This is bad news overall. I have a selection of titles from them, but I do admit that it's been a while since I've seriously seen a TokyoPop title that I can say I've liked enough to buy (and I really try not to read manga online). Most of my recent purchases have been Del Rey and Viz/Shonen Jump...
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:06 PM

One of their biggest problems has been the fact that they really never did follow up on things and were constantly changing what they did with admistration. T_T
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:39 AM

Wondering who is going to pick up the titles of popular series now that Tokyopop is out?
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

Is it official that the other parts of the company will not being distributing in america? last time i checked ANN said they didn't confirm it, and are going by the release schedule posted until told otherwise.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

they're selling their stuff on Craigs list. Apparently if you can pull down their neon sign and get it out of their building it's yours.
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:35 PM

I was one manga way from finishing Alice in the Country of Hearts. ;-;

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:00 PM

wow...their selling everything...huh?
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:12 PM

This is sad...I love a lot of their series.

"On May 24, Tokyopop stated that the manga they licensed would revert to their original respective owners, who may license the titles to other companies." <- Pulled from Wikipedia, so who knows how accurate this is.

Hope the stuff that isn't finished get licensed to other companies.

EDIT: What does this mean for the series already out? For example, I don't have all of the Fruits Basket/DNAngel mangas. Are they just going to stop making them? Or is someone else going to take that over? If they're going to stop making them I need to get my butt over to Borders quick...And I've completely fallen in love with V.B.Rose. I will be so insanely sad if it's not finished...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:31 PM

View PostWashu Takahashi, on 31 May 2011 - 03:12 PM, said:

EDIT: What does this mean for the series already out? For example, I don't have all of the Fruits Basket/DNAngel mangas. Are they just going to stop making them? Or is someone else going to take that over? If they're going to stop making them I need to get my butt over to Borders quick...



I would think it means they aren't going to print them anymore. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those series finished? Assuming so they'll just be out of print and become harder and harder to find.

But stuff like Hetalia will be able to be relicensed, and I would be so surprised if it's not picked up right away. I don't know what other series TokyoPop had, or how popular they were.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:38 PM

I almost finished my sister's collection of Sgt. Frog at ACen. I think I'm only missing about 5 volumes. Those shouldn't be too hard to find since I think most of them are the more newer volumes. Hopefully it will get picked up by another company.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:40 PM

View PostRukariou, on 31 May 2011 - 03:31 PM, said:

I would think it means they aren't going to print them anymore. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those series finished? Assuming so they'll just be out of print and become harder and harder to find.

But stuff like Hetalia will be able to be relicensed, and I would be so surprised if it's not picked up right away. I don't know what other series TokyoPop had, or how popular they were.

Yes, Fruits Basket is finished (not 100% sure on DNAngel, but I think it's finished too) just haven't got around to finishing by the series. Thankfully I think I'm only missing like 2 from Fruits Basket, but I need like 8 or so DNAngel volumes...not to mention plenty of other titles.

I'm sure popular titles (Hetalia in particular since it's the latest anime/manga craze) will be picked up immediately. I'm worried about ones that weren't so popular and aren't finished though. I'm absolutely in love with V.B.Rose. And apparently there are only two volumes left to be translated...it's unlikely that it'll be finished unfortunately, which would make me super sad because the artwork is simply breathtaking (imo) and the storyline was pretty unique even though it fell into some cliches.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:54 PM

View PostLina, on 31 May 2011 - 03:38 PM, said:

I almost finished my sister's collection of Sgt. Frog at ACen. I think I'm only missing about 5 volumes. Those shouldn't be too hard to find since I think most of them are the more newer volumes. Hopefully it will get picked up by another company.


I hope so too...I love Sgt. Frog!


It's really sad seeing Tokyopop shutting down...I practically grew up with most of their series... :(
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:06 AM

your right.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:06 PM

View PostSnow_Storm, on 01 May 2011 - 06:33 PM, said:

I blame scanlators. Bastards.

Anyways, my moral issue aside, does that means TokyoPop manga's prices are gonna drop soon?


While that MIGHT be part of the issue it isnt the whole thing. Manga is generaly over priced in my opinion which left people buying less and less of it, people that couldnt afford it would just read it off the self at Borders.

Also the fact that Borders close too might lead to understand there are just some bigger issues when it comes to the retail of books. And Borders was pretty much where everyone went to get their Manga anyways, so where would you have gotten it from when they all closed?
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