LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global MANGA Revolution, and Planetwide Media, a pioneer in interactive personalized media software, announced today the launch of 2007 TOKYOPOP “I LUV HALLOWEEN” MANGA Creator Contest. The contest based upon user generated content will officially run from October 2, 2007, through November 5, 2007. MANGA/Anime fans and artists will be able to enter by submitting a four to eight-page MANGA entry, utilizing their unique screenshots and artwork, along with a collection of Halloween-themed TOKYOPOP "I LUV Halloween" characters, backgrounds, logos and icons created by Planetwide Media’s TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator software.

Participants can visit www.MyComicBookCreator.com and download a free trial version of the TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator software to assemble their TOKYOPOP MANGA submission. Once the user has completed their own personalized MANGA, they can create a free account at www.Hypercomics.com and post their creations at Hypercomics.com, TOKYOPOP.com, MySpace.com, Facebook.com or other social networks to share with families and friends.

The TOKYOPOP MANGA Creator Contest “I LUV HALLOWEEN” begins at 12:00 a.m. PST on October 2, 2007, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on November 5, 2007. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. PST on November 5, 2007. Winners will be announced no later than December 15, 2007. The Overall Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000.00 in cash and a Planetwide Media software gift bundle worth a retail value of $1,120.00.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age or older at time of entry. No purchase necessary. Void Wherever Prohibited By Law. Participants may enter the Contest by visiting www.Hypercomics.com and completing all required fields of entry on the online Contest entry form.

Submissions will also be accepted via PDF or by attaching your Hypercomics.com link via email to TOKYOPOPMANGACreatorCompetition@myplanetwide.com.

For complete contest rules and regulations, visit http://www.HyperComics.com.