Tokyopop’s Quality Drop

John Jakala rounds up discussion of Tokyopop’s price increase while cutting back on print quality. They’ve gone to a thinner, newsprint paper which allows image bleed-through, disturbing the reading experience. (He’s got pictures that show what he means.) He’s also rounded up links to Tokyopop responses, which are, as expected, noting that times are tough. Although competitors have also raised prices, the obviously cheap paper and lower quality books makes Tokyopop’s $1 increase seem worse. Plus, Tokyopop’s pricing is more inconsistent.


  1. Tokyopop really needs to put quality over quantity. My advice to them is to either retire and give their licenses to publishers that can really deliver or smell the roses and start looking at how manga publishers like Del Rey put out manga in excellent quality.

  2. Del Rey may have excellent quality but their release schedules are trash.

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