Past publisher of the Warcraft manwha (manga) whose license agreement with Blizzard Entertainment ended in March 2011. The license was subsequently picked up by Cryptozoic Entertainment in June 2011.
The US operations for TokyoPop shut down in May 2011 with a farewell letter from its founder Stu Levy, however about a year later, there was some evidence that TokyoPop was still alive based on a co-publishing agreement with Right Stuf. Some 8 months after that glimmer, at the Anime LA 2013 conference, it was announced that TokyoPop was making a comeback. On January 9, 2013, they re-launched their website, but with no evidence of any Warcraft relationship (which makes sense).
- ^ iTZKooPA 2011-03-03. Blizzard & Tokyopop End Six-Year Relationship [Update2]. Lorehound.com.
- ^ Brigid Alverson 2011-06-01. Vertical, Cryptozoic rescue Tokyopop licenses. Geek-News.MTV.com.
- ^ Medievaldragon 2011-04-06. TOKYOPOP to Shutdown in May. Blizzplanet.
- ^ Brigid Alverson 2012-05-03. Hetalia Manga Rescue: What Happened, and What Might Happen Next. Geek-News.MTV.com.
- ^ gendomike 2013-01-06. Anime LA 2013: Tokyopop Panel. AnimeDiet.net.
- ^ Brigid Alverson 2013-01-09. Tokyopop Relaunches Website, Gets Back in the Book Biz. Geek-News.MTV.com.