Tokyopop Announce Butterfly, Clean-Freak And Crimson Snow For March Release

By Ishaan . February 26, 2011 . 12:29pm

I hadn’t heard of Butterfly before I saw it on Tokyopop’s March release list and decided to look the series up, but once I did, I have to admit the quirky premise really stood out to me.


Butterfly is about Ginji Ishikawa, a young man with a distaste for the supernatural…or rather, an utter hatred of anything connected with the supernatural. Haunted by his brother’s suicude, Genji’s broken up with girlfriends for believing in things like fortune-telling or lucky charms.


One day, however, Genji meets a child who tells him that she’ll use him to exterminate every ghost in existence.


In addition to Butterfly, Tokyopop are also licensing a series by the name of Clean-Freak: Fully Equipped, also for a March release, alongside a boylove title, Crimson Snow.


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  • M’iau M’iaut

    Hey, yet ANOTHER logo and art scheme change. That’s a great way to keep customers buying your product — confuse them!

    • Zero_Destiny

      I always hated when companies change the title of a series. And Tokyo Pop isn’t the only ones who do it too. Viz is just as guilty. At least most of the name changes aren’t too bad with Viz though. They usually just shorten names like with Katekyo Hitman Reborn! being shorten to just REBORN! in English. The worst case I can think of that I recently bought from them was Arata Kangatari which they called Arata: The Legend. I don’t get it. The title doesn’t even translate to that. *I think at least please feel free to enlighten me but I thought legend was Densetsu, could be wrong though* Why not just Arata then? Oh well that’s nit-picky. Viz is still a far better company than Tokoyo Pop if you ask me and I really like all their translations. They can take some liberties with stuff but the end products are pretty good. :)

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Was speaking of this new pink logo and placement of the TP art. They started with a very minimalist spine design and then switched to that big red circle thingy largely because everyone else had something on the spine. A few series were actually caught in the middle, so that when on your shelf they look different.

        • Zero_Destiny

          Ah I HATE that too. Not fun too look at your self and see it be a mess, especially when you’re crazy like me and go out of your way to alphabetize all your manga. Argh you just brought back bad memories. :U *Stay calm the spine doesn’t matter much, it’s cool but it doesn’t matter much, it’s not the end of the world* ARGH I’m still mad about IT!!!!! lol

          • Joanna

            Yeah I disliked that too. And I also alphabetize my manga! xD

            I hope this change only applies to the new licenses because I have a few series from them I am collecting.

  • Well… with a title like Clean Freak, I guess ‘m guaranteed to pick it up.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Does anyone else think Butterfly sounds a little bit like XXXHolic? I mean, thats all that comes to my mind when I read the description. But that’s not a bad thing. More manga like XXXHolic would be pretty cool. :D

  • lollybird

    …I don’t understand, why do translation companies feel like they have to go out of their way to change the cover layouts so much? These (and the logo fonts) look really unattractive.

    I understand there’s troubles with typesetting because of the differences between English and Japanese, but…

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