A series of news stories on the Net that evidently spread from a post on the Comic Worth Reading Website indicating that sixteen Tokyopop titles including Aria, Elemental Gelade, and This Ugly But Beautiful World had been canceled because the volumes appeared on a Diamond Comic Distributors’ Cancellation List are incorrect. Tokyopop’s Marco Pavia explained to ICv2 that the publisher had just delayed the titles as part of its restructuring plan (see “Tokyopop Splits into 2 Companies”). The titles listed on the Diamond list were not among the ones that Tokyopop decided to cancel when cutting its output for 2009 by nearly 50%, but the specific volumes in these series on the list have been delayed from the months in which they were originally supposed to ship in order to smooth out the flow of Tokyopop titles through the first portion of 2009.
The report on Comics Worth Reading stemmed from a earlier post about the unavailability of Aria Vol.4. Tokyopop’s