Tokyopop signs with WMA


Tokyopop, the largest publisher of manga graphic novels in North America and one of the largest suppliers of manga entertainment in the world, has signed with WMA.

The agency will not only rep Tokyopop for film, television, digital, merchandising and game development but also will partner its clients with the company to develop new manga content that will be used to springboard into other platforms.

The partnership takes the company, run by Stu Levy, one step closer to Hollywood, where it already is making inroads with newly formed Tokyopop Pictures.

Film projects in development include "Lament of the Lamb," a horror story of a young man who discovers he might be the last in a bloodline of vampires, and "The Ai-Land Chronicles," which plans to blend live action and animation and is based on the company's successful manga franchise "Princess Ai."