Tokyopop To Consider Rescuing Certain CMX Licenses

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    While Tenjho Tenge has been re-licensed for North America by a currently anonymous publisher, the rest of the recently-defunct CMX’s licenses have yet to be picked up. In an ICv2 intervew, Tokyopop reveal they might consider rescuing some of them.

     

    “Hopefully there’s something that will fit into Tokyopop’s line,” Tokyopop senior editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl told ICv2.

     

    “We’ve had a very mixed track record with rescuing series, like the ADV titles we picked up: Tactics, Peace Maker Kurogane, Aria and Aqua. Fans loved it and we were really hoping to make some hay with them. They did fine, and there are different reasons why each performed a little differently. But those have not always been hugely successful."

     

    She continued: "Other rescued titles have done better. Your and My Secret from ADV was OK. Sales were not terrific but it has found its own fan base.”

     

    "It’s also tough from a translation perspective," she said in conclusion. "Do you keep the existing translations, and do you re-release the volumes that came out? If you re-release will the fans re-buy it?"

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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