Tokyopop is planning new releases for three key franchises over the next year: Nightmare Before Christmas – Zero’s Journey, Disney manga, and its International Women of Manga line.
What we didn’t know is that this first volume is just the beginning. "There will be a total of four trade paperbacks," Tokyopop CEO Stu Levy told ICv2, "20 monthly comics over the next year‑and‑a‑half to tell the full arc. The star of the book is Zero, the ghost dog that is everybody's favorite. It's been a lot of fun to tell the story of Zero and as a writer, telling the story with a protagonist who cannot talk was also a pretty fun creative challenge."
Tokyopop is also planning to introduce the Disney animated property Mulan into its Kilala Princess universe with a new five-issue comic series which will be collected into a color trade paperback, Levy revealed. The comic series will launch late spring or early summer, with the collection planned for Fall 2019.
Star Collector, by Sophie Schonhammer and Anna Backhhausen tells the story of a nerdy stargazer who lovers to watch the stars and a boy whose favorite activities are skipping class, smoking, and lounging around. It’s due out in February.
Five volumes in the International Women of Manga series were released this year: Ocean of Secrets by Sophie-Chan, Goldfisch by Nana Ya, Kamo by Ban Zarbo, Undead Messiah, by Gin Zarbo, and Sword Princess Amaltea by Natalia Batista.