Tokyopop (magazine)

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Tokyopop magazine, originally named MixxZine, was a manga anthology published in North America by Tokyopop.

MixxZine at the start published five manga series, two of which were shōjo (geared towards young or teenaged girls) and two of which were seinen (geared towards adolescent boys/men):

As the seinen and shōjo content were hard to reconcile due to the vast difference in audiences,[1] and as Mixx wanted to refocus the magazine towards high school and university/college-aged readers, Sailor Moon was taken out of the anthology and moved to Smile,[2] which focused more on shōjo titles.

When MixxZine was renamed Tokyopop in July 1999, the focus changed towards more information on Asian culture,[3] along with manga and articles on J-pop, video games, and anime. The magazine was offered for free,[4] and only a few manga titles were published in the magazine, rotating through the following titles:[5]

Tokyopop was eventually discontinued in August 2000.[6]


  1. ^ "ANIMEfringe: Features: Full Circle - Part 2". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Press release regarding MixxZine® and Smile™ addressed to MixxZine subscribers." (Archive). Mixx Entertainment. September 30, 1998. Retrieved on August 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "ANIMEfringe: Features: Full Circle - Part 4". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  4. ^ "TOKYOPOP: Club Tokyopop". 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  5. ^ "ANIMEfringe: Features: Full Circle - Part 4". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  6. ^ "ANIMEfringe: Features: Full Circle - Part 5". Retrieved 2015-10-19.