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    TOKYOPOP Announces Plans and Panels for Anime Expo 2023

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     Nation’s Biggest Anime Convention Will Host Panels Powered by TOKYOPOP for LoveLove Romance Imprint and BIPOC Manga Brand Noir Caesar
    Source: TOKYOPOP press release
    Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)

    Publisher TOKYOPOP heads to Anime Expo 2023 with a slate of not-to-be- missed panels, special guests and special booth activities and premiums that will be available during the convention.

    Anime Expo will take place July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. The annual event draws more than 100,000 attendees and is the nation’s biggest dedicated anime fan convention. TOKYOPOP will be located on the main exhibit area in Booth #1615. Additional details on Anime Expo are available at:

    TOKYOPOP AX 2023 Panels:

    Noir Caesar: Powered by TOKYOPOP
    Monday, July 3rd at 3:00pm-4:30pm
    Panel Room: 404

    Founded by former NBA player and self-proclaimed Blerd, Johnny O'Bryant III, Noir Caesar is a Black owned and operated manga company, with stories made by fans for fans. Join us for a conversation about the importance of representation and diversity in manga and anime and learn about some of their newest titles, which are distributed by TOKYOPOP. Panel to be moderated by manga, webtoon and Age of Darkness comic series creator Brandan Chen.

    LoveLove: Powered by TOKYOPOP
    Tuesday, July 4th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
    Panel Room: 408

    LoveLove is an all-inclusive romance publishing imprint that releases a diverse catalog of shojo, josei, girls love, boys love manga and graphic novel titles. Pop culture is more inclusive than ever, and stories with special appeal to straight, LGBTQ, male and female readers are attracting legions of new readers. Come join LoveLove’s editorial team to find out what's new, what's coming soon, and join our Q&A session and offer your suggestions for future releases!

    TOKYOPOP Booth #1615

    Be sure to stop by the TOKYOPOP booth located in the main exhibit hall for a variety of fun activities and special show premiums. Meet the TOKYOPOP editorial team to answer your questions and catch special guests in person at the booth including Noir Caesar founder and former NBA player, Johnny O’Bryant III. Spin the prize wheel to win exclusive LoveLove merchandise, enter to win TOKYOPOP manga and swag bundles at two daily drawings, pick up free manga samples of new titles, and take advantage of special at-show discount codes for 30% off and free shipping on all orders placed by con-goers via the TOKYOPOP website during AX.

    About TOKYOPOP, Inc.

    Founded in 1997, TOKYOPOP brings Asian pop culture to Hollywood and beyond. TOKYOPOP established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process, and expanding the market in Germany, publishing thousands of books in both languages, distributing anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensing merchandise to consumer goods and companies, and creating graphic novels of both original content and major IP adaptations. TOKYOPOP’s core values focus on multiculturism and diversity; aestheticism and artistic integrity; and passionate and positive storytelling. More information at:

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