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Title: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Elimeno on April 15, 2011, 10:17:45 PM
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/04/15/end-of-an-era-tokyopop-shutting-down/ (http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/04/15/end-of-an-era-tokyopop-shutting-down/)

Sadness...
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 15, 2011, 11:29:05 PM
Not to rain on your parade, but, this does not constitute Serious Business very much...
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Elimeno on April 16, 2011, 12:22:25 PM
if this isn't an important enough matter for a  forum/con dedicated to manga/animation... I really don't know what is.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: DivineVTDragon on April 16, 2011, 12:29:24 PM
Not to rain on your parade, but, this does not constitute Serious Business very much...

This is in fact EXTREMELY serious to those who buy/read manga. This means that there will be a discontinue on my currently read manga.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: otakuya on April 16, 2011, 12:54:21 PM
Just another sign of the times, unfortunately. Gone are the glory days of distributors such as Central Park Media, ADV, and Pioneer Entertainment. God, I miss those times.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Glitch on April 16, 2011, 09:56:29 PM
On the bright side, this means no more America's Greatest Otaku.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Elimeno on April 17, 2011, 12:00:51 AM
Haha, true it had its heart in the right place but god the execution was horrible
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: ShikiIchijo on April 17, 2011, 02:20:04 AM
I really hope someone picks up some of their series...
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: PyronIkari on April 17, 2011, 02:39:17 AM
God... you people need to learn how forums work.

This forum is for weighty matters that can be DISCUSSED WITH OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVE. Not to announce things that impact you.

"MY GRANDMA DIED!"

Yes, this is a serious matter... does it belong in this forum? No... there is no debate or discussion. There is no perspective or argumentative side. It's stating a subject matter that is important to you just to announce it.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Elimeno on April 17, 2011, 07:55:51 AM
God... you people need to learn how forums work.

This forum is for weighty matters that can be DISCUSSED WITH OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVE. Not to announce things that impact you.

"MY GRANDMA DIED!"

Yes, this is a serious matter... does it belong in this forum? No... there is no debate or discussion. There is no perspective or argumentative side. It's stating a subject matter that is important to you just to announce it.

sorry
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 17, 2011, 12:24:48 PM
God... you people need to learn how forums work.

This forum is for weighty matters that can be DISCUSSED WITH OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVE. Not to announce things that impact you.

"MY GRANDMA DIED!"

Yes, this is a serious matter... does it belong in this forum? No... there is no debate or discussion. There is no perspective or argumentative side. It's stating a subject matter that is important to you just to announce it.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Mizuki on April 18, 2011, 02:43:22 AM
If Obama farted on national television, it would be more "serious business" than this topic. Moved.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: ShadowKnight508 on April 26, 2011, 11:39:51 AM
Well, as a owner of several TokyoPop manga volumes (including my Fate/stay Night and Battle Royale complete sets), this is sad to hear. I hope that they will change their minds one day in the future and re-open it under new management so I can continue purchasing their fine work.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: LordKefka on April 27, 2011, 08:26:57 PM
Their translations suck anyways. Done by a group of monkies with one year Japanese language experience.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 28, 2011, 04:46:35 PM
Their translations suck anyways. Done by a group of monkies with one year Japanese language experience.

Yea but it was great for people who had a passion for anime and manga to start off. I don't think there's a need to insult them.
We still have other publishers like Yen Press, VIZ, and SJ, but it is still a bit saddening because there might be less manga or anime products in bookstores along with less variety and exposure of the genre.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Valkyrie Ryu on May 15, 2011, 11:16:29 PM
I think Tokyopop's closing can be discussed with opinions and perspective.. o-o

Personally, yea it's kinda sad to see them go since it'll be just a bit more difficult for japanese stuff to get around, buuuut personally I didn't like Tokyopop's selection of manga overall. I think Viz basically has a lot more of the hits. In any case, I read online anyways generally.
Title: Re: Tokyopop North America closing
Post by: Shinigamiyoko on June 07, 2011, 12:50:05 AM
I've noticed that though I started out with a lot of Tokyopop manga (DNAngel, Fruits Basket, Loveless, Hoshi no Koe, etc.), I haven't been collecting many of their recent series.
I'm not terribly fond of how they changed the cover design on some of their licensed series, Maria+Holic particularly, so those I just buy in Japanese and attempt to read with my poor language skills...

Lately, most of my reading list lies with Viz and Yen Press. I'm still sad to see Tokyopop go though; means there's less diversity in the market, and even less chance some of the obscure titles I love and am attempting to read in Japanese will be licensed for the states.
I'm just lucky I live somewhat near a Kinokuniya, I guess...


(I agree with Glitch though; no more AGO is definitely a plus imho)