Breaking up with Tokyopop

December 30, 2008


Hearing the name Tokyopop used to bring a smile to my face and I’d start rattling off about how Tokyopop revolutionized manga in the U.S. and that they were my saviours! I first became involved in manga in middle school and always had a hard time saving up money for my next volume in my manga series, it didn’t help that some companies were selling manga at $15.95 per volume either (Fushigi Yugi and Ayashi no Ceres). Then there was Mixx (Tokyopop’s old name) that chose just the right titles and was only $9.99. My only issue with Mixx┬á manga was that the small style of book they used was hard to read…but then they fixed that fairly quickly and everything was sunshine and rainbows for a long time.

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