Monday, July 13, 2009


Tokyopop Rating Systems-Revolutionizing how "MANGA" is Rated. Taking into account language, violence, gore, sexual themes, and nudity, as well as other issues, the new TOKYOPOP rating guide includes more than 40 content indicators divided among TOKYOPOP original five age ranges. After each manga's careful review by an in-house ratings committee, up to four selected content indicators will be published on the back of each book, with a complete list available at

TOKYOPOP Rating System

All agesAppropriate for ages 6 and up.May contain cartoon violence and potty humor.
Youth Age 10+Appropriate for ages 10 and up.May contain mild language, fantasy violence and bullying.

Teen Age 13+Appropriate for ages 13 and up.May contain infrequent and mild profanity, mild violence and gore, crude humor, mild sexual language and themes, nondescript nudity, and mild fanservice, as well as references to tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drug use.

Older Teen Age 16+Appropriate for ages 16 and up.May contain profanity and strong language, moderate violence and gore, moderate sexual themes and sexual violence, nudity, moderate fanservice, and alcohol and illegal drug use.

Mature Ages 18+Appropriate for ages 18 and up.May contain excessive profanity and language; intense violence; excessive gore; explicit sexual language, themes and violence; and explicit fanservice.

We've compiled a list for retailers and librarians of our recommended bestseller based on the ratings system.If you have any questions about TOKYOPOP indicators, please e-mail

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