Tokyopop Preps New Nickelodeon Manga

Tokyopop is gearing up to release more graphic novels based on the Nickelodeon series All Grown Up and The Amanda Show, as well as the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon theatrical feature The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. The new full-color cine-manga titles will hit stores just in time for spring.

All Grown Up, a spin-off of Nickelodeon’s hit Rugrats franchise, has the former toddlers tackling middle school misadventures. The series is produced by Rugrats creators Klasky Csupo Inc.

Also aimed at the pre-teen crowd, The Amanda Show offers a twisted brand of sketch-comedy starring Nick’s Amanda Bynes.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes the loveable yellow cube and his underwater pals to the big screen with a caper film that sends SpongeBob and Patrick on a quest to return the stolen crown of King Neptune. The pic was produced at Nickelodoen Studios and is co-directed by series creator Stephen Hillenburg and Sherm Cohen. It bows on the big screen on Nov. 19.

All three Cine-Manga titles will carry a suggested retail price of $7.99 per volume.