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TOKYOPOP To Publish Linkin Park Cine-Manga

TOKYOPOP Inc. has teamed with the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park to develop a new LINKIN PARK CINE-MANGA. A collaborative effort that joins TOKYOPOP's Cine-Manga format with Linkin Park's new anime-style music video, BREAKING THE HABIT, this 48-page comicbook incorporates full-color images taken directly from the video, freeze-framed into spreads along with manga-style images and sound effects. The release will include song lyrics, a special foreword, band notes and commentary.

"We are doing something that is unprecedented," said TOKYOPOP editor, Jod Kaftan. "Not only are we delivering fans exclusive content like handwritten lyrics and insider facts, but we're doing it all in a one-of-a-kind format. Given the band's passion for manga and anime, and TOKYOPOP's leading position in the marketplace, this collaboration is a natural fit."

"We did this project for our fans," said band member and video director, Joe Hahn. "Creating this Cine-Manga allows them to gain a deeper perspective into the meaning of our video."

TOKYOPOP Inc. is a leading North American publisher of manga, the fastest growing segment within the publishing industry. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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