TOKYOPOP Fam: It's the very end of March 2015 and gorgeous spring weather here in Tokyo! Guess what that means? The SAKURA桜 are blooming!! It also means time for TOKYOPOP's annual shareholder's meeting in Japan, which is keeping me busy.
TOKYOPOP Fam: Spring is finally here - and it feels great! I've been in Tokyo the past week, attending Anime Japan, and generally catching up on all things Japanese.
It has been four years since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan. So, far every 3/11 since, I have visited Ishinomaki, Miyagi - the largest town along the Tohoku coast. After staying in Ishinomaki from March - May 2011, then visiting in July 2011, March 2012, May 2012, March 2013, September 2013, March 2014 and again this trip, I’ve been able to track the process, both positive and negative.
Manga Publisher Seven Seas took to Kickstarter to fund their concept for a deck-building card game based on the popular Space Dandy anime series. They reached their funding goal after only a single day, and now they have also shattered their stretch goal, meaning higher-quality game pieces and cards for players everywhere.
The tragic Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami will have happened four years ago this March 11th. And three years ago, the movie Pray For Japan premiered in Japan and the United States of America. I remember as if it was yesterday going to the AMC Del Amo Theatres in Torrance, CA, and reveling in the lovely chaos of our Los Angeles-area premiere.
TOKYOPOP TV has become a hub for Asian Pop Culture on YouTube with the latest trailers for Japanese movies and anime, motion comics, food shows, the America’s Greatest Otaku reality TV show, and much more!