Tokyopop – New Series & US Licenses

April 22, 2007

A special Tokyopop newsletter was just sent out, and there’s enough info that we’ll be making two posts! There’s licensing news, announcements of new series, and info about upcoming volumes of ongoing series– the German announcements can be found here, though we’ve taken our info from the emailed newsletter, which gives more information.

First off, a bit of licensing news: “Global manga” series The Dreaming (Queenie Chan) and Bizenghast (M. Alice LeGrow) will soon be released in German. Bizenghast is listed as having a release date in November, and neither book is up on Amazon yet. We’ll be sure to let you know once they’re available for pre-order! See this list for which global works have been licensed in Germany.

Iscel v3 (by Detta Zimmermann) should be released in September, so now is the time to go out and get a copy of volume one or two and get ready for it. Again, there’s no ISBN or Amazon page up yet, so we’ll post it as soon as it’s up. In the meantime, be sure to check out the Tokyopop news page for a look at the cover!

Another cover you should take a look at is that of Kleiner Thor, a new series by Kim Schmidt that Tokyopop will be releasing. Here’s what Tokyopop has to say about this anticipated title:

Kim Schmidt has been one of the most successful comic and cartoon artists in Germany for many years, and is especially known in the North due to his series Local Heroes. Patrick Wirbeleit has also dedicated his life to drawing, but every once in a while, he also works as a fantastical childrens’ book author. Together, the two have created a comic series inspired by the epic storytelling style of manga. It hasn’t even been published yet, but it’s already attracted the attention of foreign publishers.
Kleiner Thor explores the made up childhood of the norse god, Thor (yes, the one with the hammer :-)), who was sent to Earth by his father, Odin, in order to understand humans. This is to prepare him for his later duties, as a change of power is approaching in Valhalla, and Thor is supposed to take his father’s throne as soon as possible. Thor lives in a little viking village, but unfortunately, his magical sword is stolen! Even without its help, he’s willing to face lots of exciting adventures…
A preview will be up on Manga Player starting in June, and volume one will be in stores in August!

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One Response to “Tokyopop – New Series & US Licenses”


  1. […] Mangaka learns that The Dreaming and Bizenghast will be released in […]


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