Tokyopop update: Aria, Tactics on the way

I know there has been a lot of speculation about vol. 5 of Aria, so when I got this news I figured I’d pass it along right away: Tokyopop marketing director Marco Pavia e-mailed me today to let me know that vol. 5 of Aria will be out in November, and vol. 8 of Tactics, another former ADV title, is scheduled for a January 2010 release. Marco says

As you may recall, sales of these two series had been slow as the challenges of the economy grew, so we had adjusted the release frequency of these and a few other series earlier in the year. It looks like demand has picked up, so I hope everyone enjoys—and buys—these new volumes.

So yes, fan demand does make a difference!

UPDATE: Johanna’s post, linked above, lists a number of Tokyopop manga that were cancelled from Previews, and Marco just pointed out that a number of them—VB Rose, Elemental Gelade, Jyu Oh Sei—are back on the schedule. So the question of whether books are being cancelled or postponed seems to be answered, at least for some titles.

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  1. YES!!!

    Thank you, that’s just made my day. Roll on November!

  2. Now if only we could find out if Tokyopop has dropped Suppli or not!

  3. And Queen’s Knight! It is frustrating when a series gets postponed or canceled when they’ve already issued so many volumes.

  4. How about Suppli 4? :)

  5. I would also like to know about Suppli…

  6. I’m so pleased to see Tactics on the ‘revived’ list, even if we have to wait until January 2010 for the next volume. I just picked up Jyu-Oh-Sei 3 at the local Borders, and saw on Amazon that V.B. Rose 6 is scheduled for October. Does anyone know what date Elemental Gelade 11 is rescheduled for?

    And ditto about Queen’s Knight. I bought the first twelve, and would love to get the remaining four at some point…

  7. Awesome! Can we have “Off*Beat” back now? Pretty please?

  8. Second on the “Off*Beat” and I would like to add “Demon Flowers” 5 to the please add back list.

  9. suppli 4 would be like a sweet dream, but a new release date for v.b rose is more than enough!!


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