We had a magical weekend with anime and manga fans in Los Angeles!
We’re back from an amazing Anime Expo filled with announcements, special guests, and more! So put those manos together for our AX round-up!Fans of adult animation rejoice! You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the new original series from VIZ and Powerhouse Animation, Seis Manos!
Caution! This clip is gory!— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 7, 2019
Here is the first look at Seis Manos, the first original series from VIZ and @powerhouseanim coming soon to @nxonnetflix! pic.twitter.com/hA50Q4sDn9
The gritty animated series has a star-studded cast - it includes Aislinn Derbez (La Casa de las Flores), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Jonny Cruz (Overwatch), Angelica Vale (Jane The Virgin), Vic Chao (Mortal Kombat X) and Danny Trejo (Machete)
Castlevania continues with a home video release of Season Two, coming this Fall!
We had plenty of new manga announcements to share too, such as Love Me, Love Me Not, the latest work from Ao Haru Ride mangaka Io Sakisaka!
Announcement: Castlevania Season 2 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in Fall 2019. pic.twitter.com/SkAh1qTMG4— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
And Downfall, from Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun)!
Announcement: Love Me, Love Me Not, out Spring 2020. Prepare to fall in love with this new romantic manga! pic.twitter.com/E0AlxuEalI— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
As well as one of our most requested titles, Blue Flag!
Announcement: Downfall, out Winter 2020. Inio Asano’s latest release focuses on a mangaka who’s down on his luck, desperately trying to create a hit manga. pic.twitter.com/pTY4ozFTEA— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
And get ready for new Shojo Beat and Shonen Jump titles Prince Freya and Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.
Announcement: Blue Flag, a sweet and heart-wrenching manga about an unlikely love quadrangle and unrequited romance. Out Spring 2020. pic.twitter.com/8Ly8MjMwLz— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
Announcement: Prince Freya, coming Winter 2020. This new @ShojoBeat tale features a young woman who must impersonate a prince to save her kingdom! pic.twitter.com/ryeF4clukf— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
Dive into the mind of legendary horror author Junji Ito in The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions!
Announcement: Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, coming Spring 2020. Can an invincible ninja survive the horrors that await in Hell’s Paradise? pic.twitter.com/fPrjFM3QIB— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 6, 2019
Fans of the adorable star-rider Kirby will be thrilled to hear we’re bringing Kirby: Art & Style Collection to the West next Spring!
Announcement: The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions, out Spring 2020. See the world through Junji Ito’s eyes and dare to consume his Twisted Visions in this new artbook! pic.twitter.com/hrgJ8OdM3f— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
And for the first time Transformers: The Manga, Volume 1 will be available in the U.S.!
Announcement: Kirby: Art & Style Collection, out Spring 2020. This dreamy hardcover collection contains pages and pages of rare art featuring the powerful pink puff Kirby and his friends! pic.twitter.com/5LoVwKslbY— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
The BLEACH x Hypland collection took center stage at the Anime Expo Fashion Show!
Announcement: Transformers: The Manga Volume 1, rolls out this Winter. This collection of Generation 1 Transformers manga strips ran in Japan’s TV Magazine in the 1980’s and will be published in the United States for the first time! pic.twitter.com/5AKrZqaEY5— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 4, 2019
And we said goodbye to the final season of Sailor Moon with a star-studded celebration panel!
Our Bleach Restock is Now Live! A Few New Styles are Also Now Available | https://t.co/eOckUGX9fl pic.twitter.com/RJRDIsuD0i— HYPLAND (@hypland) July 9, 2019
And last but certainly not least, our Guest of Honor Bisco Hatori (Ouran High School Host Club, Behind the Scenes!!) joined us for a special panel for her first overseas appearance!
The #AX2019 Sailor #MoonPanel was truly magical! Big thanks to all of our special guests for sharing this moment with us and Sailor Moon fans everywhere! pic.twitter.com/UJSlGojYGN— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 6, 2019
Ouran High School Host Club fans could pick up a special variant cover of Volume 1 at our booth, and received a gorgeous shikishi board for autographs!
This is Hatori-sensei's FIRST overseas appearance! We're so thrilled to have her as our guest of honor at #AX2019! pic.twitter.com/t5i0MlvsVR— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 5, 2019
Lucky fans were also invited to a special Tea Party featuring Hatori-sensei, where they had the chance to meet and share their love for her series!
We had another GREAT day at #AX2019 pic.twitter.com/LK8jVvSExv— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 6, 2019
Everyone had a tea-rrific time with Hatori-sensei! pic.twitter.com/O42jEglUiC— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 7, 2019
This special message from Hatori-sensei also goes out to all of you who joined us at her panel, signings, and tea party! Thank you for sharing such a surreal experience with us! pic.twitter.com/MflR4snzFi— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 10, 2019
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