Tokyopop has announced plans to launch seven new manga titles in the January through April period.  Things kick off in January with the release of Happy Café, by Kou Matsuzuki, a romantic shojo comedy.


In February, Tokyopop will launch Portrait of M&N, by Tachibana Higuchi, the creator of Gakuen Alice.  It tells the story of two high school studients with something to hide.  Also in February, the company will introduce Deadman Wonderland, by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondo, the creators of Eureka 7.  The story follows a middle school student who sees his classmates murdered and is then convicted for the crime.


In March, Alice in the Country of Hearts, a retelling of the Alice in Wonderland story by QuinRose and Soumei Hoshino, kicks off (around the time of the release of Tim Burton’s new Alice in Wonderland film).   


Hanako and the Teller of the Allegory, by Future Diary creator Sakae Esuno, also launches in March, telling the story of a detective that investigates allegories that turn real.  And Haru Hana, by Yuana Kazumi (The Flower of Deep Sleep, Million Tears) tells the story of a student who not only is having trouble in her new school, she also breaks out in hives whenever a boy touches her.  


And in April, the company will ship Kokaku Detective Story by Yoshisugu Katagiri, the story of a flashy young samurai. 


Tokyopop has previously announced a new graphic novel by Benjamin (see “Tokyopop to Publish More Benjamin”), and two new .Hack titles (see “.Hack Novel and Yonkama”).