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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, brings a jam-packed weekend of unique creator events, informative panel discussions, fun booth activities and a specially curated selection of exclusive retail items available for purchase during New York Comic Con 2016.
New York Comic Con (NYCC) takes place October 6th – 9th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2036.
This year, VIZ Media proudly welcomes Yusei Matsui, the creator of the bestselling ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM manga series, as a special NYCC Spotlight Guest. Fans will be able to catch his first-ever North American professional appearance as Matsui participates in a range of panel discussions and autograph sessions.
Additional creators and guests making appearances at the VIZ Media booth this year include Toyotarou, the Japanese artist and manga creator who is collaborating with famed manga creator Akira Toriyama on the new DRAGON BALL SUPER series.
VIZ Media also will celebrate the globally acclaimed animated series, RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan, with appearances by Barbara Dunkelman, who provides the voice of Yang, as well as RWBY Head of Animation Gray Haddock. Please check the VIZ Media booth for appearance times.
2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of VIZ Media. Join in the celebration at the VIZ Media booth, which will be vividly adorned with a gallery of original artwork on shikishi by scores of manga’s greatest creators paying homage to VIZ Media! A special illustration by ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM creator Yusei Matsui also will join the exhibit.
Other fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth will include:
- VIZ Media 30th Anniversary Prize Wheel
- Celebrate VIZ Media’s 30th Anniversary and try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive goodies!
- SAILOR MOON Tiara Giveaway
- Collect your tiara and become a guardian of love and justice!
- RWBY Poster Giveaway
- Grab a poster for the hot RWBY animated series at the VIZ Media booth!
Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.
VIZ Media New York Comic Con Panels:
Friday October 7th
11:15AM – 12:15PM VIZ Media Official Panel – Room 1A10
Join the VIZ Media team as they talk about favorites like NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL, SAILOR MOON and much more. There will be announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes!
5:15PM – 6:15PM An Evening with Yusei Matsui, Creator Of ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM – Room 1A06
Yusei Matsui will discuss his career and creative process behind his global hit! This special presentation will explore the ins and outs to bringing the story of a pathetic class of misfits and their bizarre tentacled teacher to life.
Saturday October 8th
1:45PM – 2:45PM WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Panel – Room 1A10
Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! Yusei Matsui, creator of the global sensation ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, will make a special appearance.
3:00PM – 4:00PM ONE-PUNCH MAN Official Panel – Room 1A10
What’s it like when a hero becomes too strong? Find out! Lucky attendees will get the inside scoop from the VIZ Media team on what’s next, plus a surprise or two.
Sunday October 9th
2:45PM – 3:45PM SAILOR MOON Official Panel – Room 1A06
Everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice is back and better than ever! Join the VIZ Media SAILOR MOON team for all the can’t-miss news and updates on the legendary anime series, as well as the all-new SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL.
Also don’t miss the following product exclusives and special advance releases available (while supplies last) at the VIZ Media booth:
Advance Pre-street Manga Releases:
- ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Vol. 13 with exclusive collectable button – $10
- JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – PART 3: STARDUST CRUSADERS Vol. 1 – $20
- THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LEGENDARY EDITION Vol. 1 – $18
- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT Vol. 1 – $15
- ITACHI’s STORY Vol. 1 – DAY BREAK (NARUTO Novel) – $11
- SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES – $15
- ONE PIECE Full Color Framed Replica Manga Artwork – $230 each
- Exclusive from Japan!
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN “Kakashi Hatake” 1/6 Scale Statue by Grecco – $220
- Exclusive – includes special accessories just for the show!
- TOKYO GHOUL & ONE-PUNCH MAN Black & White Manga Replicas – $15 each
- Exclusive from Japan!
- SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Season 1 Set 1 Combo Pack – $65
- Includes a Limited Edition Sun Catcher as a special free gift with purchase
- SAILOR MOON S (Season 3) Set 1 Combo Pack Pre-Order – $65
- Pre-order the set now to have it mailed when it releases; also receive a special free collectible Sailor Moon Coin as a gift with purchase
- HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Blu-ray Pre-order – $50
- Pre-order the set now to have it mailed when it releases; also receive a special free Hunter’s License as a gift with purchase
- WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Premium Annual Membership – $30
- Secure a digital subscription to the world’s most popular manga magazine that also includes exclusive YU‐GI-OH! Promo Card: Masked Hero Blast and an exclusive Shonen Jump t-shirt designed for NYCC
- Exclusive ONE-PUNCH MAN “Oppai” T-shirts in a limited edition color – $20
- Exclusive SAILOR MOON S T-shirts – $15 each
- Exclusive design featuring all of the Guardians’ symbols; available only from VIZ Media!
- THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES 2016 CON EXCLUSIVE – $15
And don’t miss the limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring iconic characters from celebrated series in 2 bold designs as a free gift with purchase of any item from VIZ Media. Select from SAILOR MOON or ONE-PUNCH MAN! (while supplies last)
For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.