Tag Archive for TokyoPop

Van Von Hunter, vol. 1-3

And so it was in ancient times (or maybe it was three years ago) that an evil prince of distant lands did threaten the once-peaceful Kingdom of Dikay. But in the darkest hour, when all seemed hopeless, a hero emerged…

How to Draw Shojo Manga

The editorial staff of four Japanese manga magazines have compiled a guide for aspiring shojo (girls’) manga creators. They cover the basics of plot, art, supplies, layout, and submission, while using examples from popular shojo manga creators. The biggest problem…

Neko Ramen, vol. 1

When Tanaka-san wanders into a new ramen restaurant in town, he’s stunned to see that the restaurant is owned and operated by a talking cat. But Taisho’s ramen skills leave something to be desired–namely taste and texture! He’s determined to…

Dark Metro, vol. 1

Deep beneath the streets of Tokyo lays a place most people don’t even think twice about—the subway. But that seemingly innocent transportation network is also a place where life and death intersect. One man, Seiya, is the bridge between those…

The Knockout Makers, vol. 1

Toshihiro does makeup. Ryouhei does skin treatments, fitness, and diet. Nobuo does hair. Together they are “The Knockout Makers.” By asking for their help on a special cell phone website only available for 10 minutes at midnight, girls who want…

J-Pop Idol, vol. 1

Mika has always dreamed of achieving stardom with her best friends Kay and Naomi. They even won a nationwide singing contest, but when a record company comes with a contract offer, it’s only for Mika. She’s caught between reaching for…

Love Attack, vol. 1

It’s only the beginning of Chiemi’s high school career and she’s already been suspended twice for fighting. Her guidance counselor offers her a chance: get bad-boy Akifumi Hirata to quit fighting and her record will be wiped clean. But once…

Dragon Voice, vol. 1

Rin Amami can dance like nobody’s business, but his bullfrog-like voice keeps him from being able to do what he really wants to do: sing. When an opportunity to audition for the Beat Men, an idol group, literally stumbles into…

Pick of the Litter, vol. 1

Riku was found at age ten, lost and alone and unable to even remember how to speak Japanese. Despite that, he’s done well for himself in the past five years. He’s happy at school and everything is normal until a…

Brave Story, vol. 1

Wataru couldn’t be more ordinary. He’s an average student who lives a normal life with his mom and dad. His favorite things are playing video games and crushing on his classmate Kaori. All of that changes, though, when he meets…

Me & My Brothers, vol. 1

Middle-school student Sakura thinks she’ll be all alone now that the grandmother who raised her is dead, but she comes home one day and discovers four young men in her home. A letter from her grandmother tells her that they…

Vampire Kisses, vol. 1: Blood Relatives

Goth girl Raven has finally found happiness with her vampire boyfriend Alexander when a group of mysterious teens shows up in town. Lead by Alexander’s cousin, Claude, the gang wants something Alexander is guarding and they’ll stop at nothing, not…

We Shadows, vol. 1

What’s this book about? Well, there’s a guy who keeps dreaming he’s a faery… No, wait, actually, it’s about the Queen of Faerie who’s been kicked out of office… Or maybe it’s about a girl named Goat who’s a Faerie…

Earthlight, vol. 1

Damon’s the new kid on the block, or moon in this case. His family has moved to the Earthlight Lunar Colony so that his father could take over as Chief Administrator and his mother could become the teacher at the…

Tsukuyomi Moon Phase, vol. 1

Kouhei Midou wants to be a mainstream photojournalist, but no matter how much he tries, he can’t help taking pictures of ghosts. When he’s hired to take pictures of a haunted castle in Germany, part of an effort to eradicate…

Strawberry Marshmallow, vol. 1

With their big, round heads and eyes, the characters in Strawberry Marshmallow look like sweet little cherubs. In fact, they’re the girls you grew up with in your neighborhood–siblings, friends, people you hung out with, borrowed money from, and supported…