An article on Tokyopop’s severe downsizing that preceded its end as a company.
An interview with Tokyopop founder Stuart Levy, primarily dealing with plans for a Hitsuji no Uta/Lament of the Lamb live-action movie.
A short article on Tokyopop’s pre-iphone phone manga app, which started with Princess Ai and a few OELs.
A short article about Tokyopop’s decision to make a number of titles web exclusive.
They give the official reason that shelves are crowded, but the biggest issue is likely that the books just weren’t selling – some of the titles that were pulled never finished getting US releases (including the pictured Dragon Voice, which released 10 volumes out of 11 before they abruptly threw in the towel).
A short article outling plans for a Real Bout High School live action movie, which, like many other things from the mid-00s, didn’t pan out.
This article details a very weird tie-in between Tokyopop and the NBA that totally happened, as well as corporate sponsorship for viz’s shonen jump.
I mean, I like the NBA, and I love manga, but I don’t know what the market is here. They made 12 volumes, though, so maybe that actually did well?