Online digital comics subscription service Graphite has added a selection of Tokyopop manga to their library.
A good selection here:
The Way of Shao(16+) martial arts | action | adventure
In a world where musicians have enhanced powers and abilities, live shows are a battle not just for new fans, but also survival. ShaoDow is an ambitious young artist fighting his way to the top of the music world, but when he gatecrashes a concert, he finds himself embroiled in a rap battle with the enigmatic Homicyde. His debut on stage quickly transforms into a baptism by fire as he strives to discover the secrets behind the mysterious energy known as The Vibe and unlock the power of the Sound Blade.
The Fox and Little Tanuki(All) fantasy | adventure | kids
It is said that there are some special animals occasionally born with great powers. Senzou the black fox is one of those… but instead of using his powers for good, he abused his strength until the Sun Goddess imprisoned him for his bad behavior. Three hundred years later, he’s finally been released, but only on one condition― he can’t have any of his abilities back until he successfully helps a tanuki cub named Manpachi become an assistant to the gods. Unfortunately for Senzou, there’s no cheating when it comes to completing his task! The magic beads around his neck make sure he can’t wander too far from his charge or ignore his duties, and so… Senzou the once-great Fox Spirit must figure out how to be an actually-great babysitter to a innocent little tanuki or risk being stuck without his powers forever!
Makoto Shimizu is just an ordinary office worker, blending in seamlessly with her colleagues on the job… that is, until her coworker Akane Maekawa discovers her well-hidden secret: in her spare time, she draws and sells girls’ love comics! Akane is the last person Makoto would think of as a nerd, but as her interest in Shimizu’s art blossoms and the two grow closer, it’s starting to seem like Akane may have a secret of her own…
Don’t Call Me Dirty(16+) slice of life | comedy | LGBTQ+
In a long distance sorta-relationship with his crush, Shouji is crestfallen when weeks of ghosting turns into a confession; his boyfriend just isn’t gay. Having struggled with his sexuality for years, Shouji throws himself into his work to distract himself from the rejection, but when a young homeless man called Hama shows up at the shop, Shouji finds himself curious to learn more about him and, hopefully, befriend him. Attempting to make their way in a society that labels each of them as ‘dirty’ and ‘outcasts’, as they grow closer the two men find they have more in common than either of them could have anticipated.
Yamagishi and Sendo are schoolmates, but that’s about as far as their similarities go: one is a short, no-nonsense boxer, while the other is a tall, bookish conspiracy nut. But when they find themselves embroiled in a paranormal phenomenon at school involving plant-faced monster people assimilating innocent victims, it seems they’ll have to set aside their differences and work together as best as they can. Of course, it doesn’t help that the only one with any answers to this bizarre situation is a mysterious “paranormal investigator” named Akisato, who insists they must find some sort of “key” to stop it all — before giant insects and other preternatural perils from the world “beyond” get to them first.
With the pre-launch page up and running, I’m looking forward to seeing Thistle #1 coming to Kickstarter early next year. British Columbia, CANADA (12/4/2021) – Canadian comic book writer and co-founder of Upstart Comics, J.L. […]