I know that everyone who reads this blog definitely knows at least something about the devastating bankruptcy and closing of the North American manga publishing branch of one of the most important companies in the non-Japanese otaku world Tokyopop. A lot has happened since that moment on, some of the manga series that were being distributed and translated by the company were bought by other publishers and others, the not so famous ones, were left to decay in the old archives. The hopes of the fans, though, might be not as unjustified as it seemed by now for not only a new @Tokyopopmanga twitter account has been created and serially updated, but on it there is a message telling the fans that the company is back in business.
According to this new Twitter account, Tokyopop will be back with new titles very soon (though no exact dates are mentioned), it is also hoping that it would manage to get back the rights over the titles they have lose after the closing of the branch. Following the successful path of publishers such as VizMedia, the new projects will supposedly be released in both digital and paper variations.
Aren’t all the English-speakers around the world happy for the news? Especially since there are as many volumes still to be published and whose rights are still unregistered in English?
Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.