Tokyopop manga titles selected for adaptation at Cannes Film Festival

TokyoPop, a global manga company, has been selected as a participant in Cannes Marché du Film’s Shoot the Book. Founded in 2014 as a joint venture between SCELF, Institut Français and Film Paris Region, and joined by the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019, Shoot the Book! is an opportunity for select literary and audiovisual works to be presented to film producers for licensing consideration. The final titles are chosen by an elite international jury and are sourced from publishers from all around the world. “TokyoPop is proud to support diverse creators whose stories are dynamic and fresh – and fortunately Shoot the Book! at the Cannes Film Festival has recognized that Nana Yaa’s Goldfisch and Ban Zarbo’s Kamo are both such stories,” said TokyoPop founder and CEO Stu Levy. The first of TokyoPop’s titles to be included is Goldfisch, the action-packed manga series from Nana Yaa. Originally published in German, all three volumes are also available in English from TokyoPop as a part of their International Women of Manga line, and in French from nobi nobi ! Ban Zarbo’s popular shounen manga series Kamo: Pact with the Spirit World. Released initially in German as Kamo: Pakt mit der Geisterwelt is also selected for consideration. The three volume series can also be found in English from TokyoPop as another founding title in the International Women of Manga imprint.