Tokyopop Online Exclusives

Retailers will love this… as announced at the Tokyopop Otakon panel:

Tokyopop will be moving several of its manga to online exclusives, which can only be ordered from Currently scheduled titles for this exclusivity are Atomic King Daibogan, Neck and Neck (starting with volume 6), and The One.

I’d love to hear more about what prompted this decision… That’s the final volume of Neck and Neck, and One completes with book 11, while book 10 is listed for order. Were sales not strong enough to complete those series otherwise? Or is Tokyopop just aiming to take a bigger cut of the cover price?


  1. That Tokyopop… always innovating.

    “The manga revolution will not be televised. It will not be available in stores. The manga revolution will be delivered to your door.”

  2. Maybe it has something to do with the HarperCollins deal? A cut-off point, or something?

  3. […] Johanna Draper Carlson at Comics Worth Reading (where I found the link) wonders what instigated Tokyopop’s decision — low sales, or a desire to keep a larger cut of the cover price? […]

  4. […] I was going to post a pointer to the ICV2 interview with Tokyopop about why they’re now selling certain series online only, but I left to get dinner and the blogverse sprung into action without me! […]

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