TokyoPOP Joins IDW International For Foreign Distribution

by Hannah Means Shannon

Some major news in the international distribution market has come out of IDW, announcing that IDW International will now be the international distributor for manga publisher Tokyo POP overseas in the non-English language market.

IDW International has traditionally overseen all international licensing of the DW catalogue and its partners. Tokyo POP’s foreign rights catalogue consists of over 100 manga and graphic novel IPs, according to IDW.

TokyoPOP played a major role in bringing manga to an English-speaking audience, founded in 1997 by Stu Levy, and has been publishing books and distributing anime and Asian films for home viewing ever since.

Levy comments:

We’re excited to be working with IDW to bring TOKYOPOP titles to audiences worldwide. Manga has become an international phenomenon and as an ever-evolving pioneer in the space, we’re thrilled to reach fans across the globe.

TokyoPOP joins Oni Press and Archie Comics in working with IDW International for overseas distribution.