Monday, May 02, 2011

English-Language Tokyopop/Blu closing

The USA office of manga producer Tokyopop is closing, including the Blu imprint. This will leave many M/M manga stranded mid-series and greatly reduce the availability of English-Language shonen ai. Even Tokyopop's writers and artists seem to have been taken by surprise by the closing and unsure of its full implications for their rights and outstanding contracts.

See also:
TOKYOPOP, Blu, and the Rise of Boys' Love Manga
TokyoPop Announces Facebook Contest for "Pre-Garage Sale" in L.A.

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