|Founder||Sylvie Chang, Dominique Véret|
Tonkam is a prominent French publisher of manga and was one of the first publishers of manga in French, issuing its first titles in 1994. It was founded by Sylvie Chang and Dominique Véret with the financial assistance of a Parisian bookseller, Yu-Chi Chang. The company had some legal problems when it published New Angel; because of its hentai content was forced to retire the product from the market. In 1996, Tonkam entered into a venture with the Belgian publisher Ypnos to publish Korean manhwa, but the experience was short-lived as Ypnos closed soon after.
Dominique Véret, left his post of publishing director in the early years 2000 to found the publishing company Akata, in partnership with Delcourt.
At the end of 2005, after the death of Yu-Chi Chang, Mmes Françoise and Sylvie Chang, owners of the company, signed a contract with Delcourt which became the major actionist of the company, but the two companies kept different editorial strategies and identities. However, Tonkam could enjoy the structures and editorial presence of Delcourt, so during January 2006, Tonkam dropped its in-house distribution system, and its distribution is currently assured by Hachette.
Guy Delcourt is the current CEO.
Titles published by Tonkam include the following:
Yuki Inoue, better known by the stage name Satsuki Yukino, is a Japanese actress, voice actress and narrator. She was a member of Ken Production until 2016.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese manga series about gaming written and illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between September 30, 1996 and March 8, 2004. The plot follows the story of a boy named Yugi Mutou, who solves the ancient Millennium Puzzle. Yugi awakens a gambling alter-ego within his body that solves his conflicts using various games.
Yugi Mutou, known as Yugi Muto in the English dub, is a fictional character who was created by Kazuki Takahashi and is the main character of the manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!. Yugi is introduced as a friendless teenager who is solving an ancient Egyptian puzzle known as the Millennium Puzzle, hoping it will grant him his wish of forming bonds. Yugi revives an ancient spirit called Atem. During the series, Yugi forms friendships with the supporting cast, interacts with Atem and learns about his secrets. Besides the manga, Yugi has also appeared in the anime adaptations, films and video games based on the franchise.
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Fushigi Yûgi Genbu Kaiden is a manga written by Yuu Watase. It premiered in Japan in 2003 in Sho-Comi, moved to an offshoot magazine, Fushigi Yûgi Perfect World, in 2004. It was serialized sporadically in Monthly Flowers until 2008 when the series went on hiatus until spring 2010, when it began serialization in Rinka magazine. Individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan with the first volume was in October 2003; the twelfth and final volume was released in Japan in May 2013. A prequel to Watase's Fushigi Yûgi, the series details the creation of "The Universe of the Four Gods" and tells the full story of the Priestess of Genbu.
Ken Narita is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator. His real name is Tsutomu Narita. He is currently a freelancer.
Semic Comics is one of the leading comic book publishers in France, also known as Semic S.A. Along with French comics, formerly the company published the official translations of products produced by DC Comics and Marvel Comics Today, Semic Publishes translations from others "Comics Factories" like Avatar Press, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and Top Cow Productions, among others.
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Pierrot Co., Ltd. is a Japanese animation studio established in May 1979 by former employees of Tatsunoko Production and Mushi Production. Its headquarters is located in Mitaka, Tokyo. Pierrot is renowned for several worldwide popular anime series, such as Creamy Mami, Fushigi Yûgi, Bleach, Neo Ranga, Naruto, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Yu Yu Hakusho, Flame of Recca, Blue Dragon, Onigiri, Tegami Bachi, Tokyo Ghoul, Black Clover, Beelzebub, Ghost Stories and Great Teacher Onizuka.
VIZ Media LLC is an American manga publisher, anime distributor and entertainment company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is owned by Japanese publishing conglomerate Hitotsubashi Group, which includes Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (ShoPro). As of 2017, Viz Media is the largest publisher of graphic novels and comic books in the United States, with a 23% share of the market.
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