uclick and TOKYOPOP's New Mobile Manga Application Delivers Manga to Go

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TOKYOPOP Inc., the #1 publisher of manga in the U.S., has teamed up with uclick, LLC, a leader in mobile entertainment, to bring "TOKYOPOP Mobile Manga” to mobile phone users worldwide. This unique, downloadable manga application plays TOKYOPOP manga titles in their original multi-panel format on mobile phones.

TOKYOPOP Inc., the #1 publisher of manga in the U.S., has teamed up with uclick, LLC, a leader in mobile entertainment, to bring “TOKYOPOP Mobile Manga” to mobile phone users worldwide. This unique, downloadable manga application plays TOKYOPOP manga titles in their original multi-panel format on mobile phones.

uclick has developed a new JAVA and BREW subscription application that offers new manga content every day. With a clean, rich graphic presentation coupled with a simple user interface, the manga application puts this popular Japanese art form into the hands of dedicated fans looking for that dose of manga on the go. Ultimately, this panel-by-panel format for quick viewing makes for a great user experience.

Launching Q2, TOKYOPOP Mobile Manga has six titles including: “Princess Ai,” which follows the adventures of the eponymous heroine as she navigates the dangers of modern life while trying to return to her angelic roots; “ShutterBox,” the story a young girl attending an otherworldly school; “PSY-COMM,” featuring enhanced soldiers in a corporation-run future war; “Peach Fuzz,” the tale of a girl and her ferret; “Van Von Hunter,” the comedic monster hunter adventure series and “Dramacon,” the story of an aspiring manga writer and her adventures at her very first convention.

uclick has optimized the original titles for the mobile screen, subtly adjusting and refining layouts and improving legibility and readability. This process has paid off, giving an essential vibrancy to this new manga format.

“We are thrilled to be partnering on a mobile Manga reader with uclick,” said Marc Honorof, Managing Director, TOKYOPOP Digital. “They share our sensibility for visual perfection and commitment to the mobile market and we believe that this partnership will help bring manga, not only to our fans, but to the masses, much like we've accomplished through the Sunday funnies across the nation.”

According to uclick Mobile Content Director, Jeff Webber, “we are excited about getting this application into the hands of manga fans and know they will be responsive to the TOKYOPOP brand, leaders in the field of manga and youth entertainment. This is just the start and we look forward to bringing on more titles soon.”

uclick and TOKYOPOP will also offer wallpapers and animations featuring favorite characters from each title. To view our evolving collection of great manga wallpapers and other mobile content, visit: http://www.gocomics.com or text "TOKYOPOP" to 26642.

About uclick, LLC

uclick is a best-of-breed wireless content provider, offering a broad mix of popular comics for mobile phones. uclick’s flagship consumer brand, GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com), features Boondocks, Garfield, Doonesbury, FoxTrot, Opus, Pin-Up Toons, comic book and manga titles, illustration and much more. uclick’s graphics, greetings and comic strip services are sold by the top U.S. carriers as well as other leading distributors worldwide. uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

uclick, LLC

http://www.uclick.com
Kansas City, MO

Carl Ferrara

About TOKYOPOP®

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film, television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and upcoming partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto http://www.TOKYOPOP.com, reading its books, and watching its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace. Visit http://www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

TOKYOPOP Inc., Los Angeles

Susan Hale

323.692.6738

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