Anime Expo 2019 Round-Up!

We had a magical weekend with anime and manga fans in Los Angeles!

By VIZ Media July 12, 2019

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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!

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! And Downfall, from Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun)! As well as one of our most requested titles, Blue Flag! And get ready for new Shojo Beat and Shonen Jump titles Prince Freya and Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku. Dive into the mind of legendary horror author Junji Ito in The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions! Fans of the adorable star-rider Kirby will be thrilled to hear we’re bringing Kirby: Art & Style Collection to the West next Spring! And for the first time Transformers: The Manga, Volume 1 will be available in the U.S.! The BLEACH x Hypland collection took center stage at the Anime Expo Fashion Show! And we said goodbye to the final season of Sailor Moon with a star-studded celebration panel! 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! 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! 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!
And Bisco Hatori had a very special message for all those who joined us this weekend, and fans across the U.S.: