Lissa of Kuriosity did some searching of Amazon for Tokyopop titles, and while she spotted some new licenses, I’m more concerned with the fates of older series. Some of my favorites that show their staying power such as Chibi Vampire and Petshop of Horrors: Tokyo appear frequently on the list. Manga based on properties such as TV, video games and Harper Collins YA novels also seem to be doing well for them as they alot as well.
But what really caught my eye was the relisting of Dragon Voice Volume 11! The final volume was cancelled from it August 2008 listing, and I thought it was gone for good. I don’t think it sold all that well, so to see it listed for a July 2009 release raises my hopes some what. I won’t have to live the rest of my life not knowing how it ends! I was also surprised to see that Lupin III: Most Wanted also appeared on the list. I didn’t think that one sold well either, but it’s got two volumes over a six month period, which appears to complete this series as well.
Perhaps then there is hope that Kindaichi Case Files might get it’s last volume? Tokyopop never officially confirmed it’s end, other than to cancel the solicitation for January 2009, and internet rumors. Perhaps the news of its death was premature? I sure do hope so. I’d rather wait a few years to get the end of my favorite titles than to see them vanish forever.