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Tokyopop lose Kodansha licences

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Tokyopop announce;

“The Japanese publisher Kodansha, from whom TOKYOPOP has licensed many terrific series over the years — Chobits,Love HinaSamurai Deeper KyoRave MasterInitial D,KindaichiLifeGetBackers, and Love Attack, to name a few — has decided to let all existing contracts with TOKYOPOP expire on all manga series that they have licensed to us. As a result, Kodansha will not renew any licenses with TOKYOPOP for any new mangavolumes.”

Precocious Curmudgeon has a more complete list of affected titles.

Written by The Department of Illustration

September 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Posted in Manga, News, Recession

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  1. nice blog!


    September 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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