Blue Exorcist Creator at Anime Expo

Kazue Kato will make her first North American appearance in Los Angeles!

By VIZ Media June 16, 2016

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VIZ Media is excited to announce that Kazue Kato, creator of the bestselling supernatural action manga series Blue Exorist, will be at Anime Expo 2016! Kazue Kato will kick off her series of personal appearances in Los Angeles on Friday, July 1st.

Additional panels and autograph sessions will follow on Saturday and Sunday. Please see the schedule below for current times to plan your visit at Anime Expo.

More About the Creator

Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo on July 20. In 2000, she won the prestigious Tezuka Award for her work Boku to Usagi (The Rabbit and Me) published in Akamaru Jump. From 2005 to 2006 her series Robo to Usakichi, a sci-fi adventure featuring a rabbit (again!) was published in the monthly magazine Shonen Sirius (Kodansha). Her latest series, Blue Exorcist, began in Jump Square in April of 2009, and is also a hit anime series.

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Kazue Kato VIZ Media/Anime Expo Panels and Special Events

Saturday, July 2nd
11:00am – 12:00pm WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Presents Kazue Kato
LACC Room 403AB / Room LP-2

Join Weekly Shonen Jump and Anime Expo in welcoming the creator of the beloved Blue Exorcist manga, Kazue Kato! Kato Sensei makes her first North American appearance, and she will discuss her career and creative process, as well as answer questions about her work. Attendees will receive a limited edition poster.

Sunday, July 3rd
2:15pm – 3:15pm Aniplex of America Presents: Blue Exorcist
5th Anniversary Panel Featuring Kazue Kato
Petree Hall / LP-1

Join Aniplex to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the fan-favorite anime series, Blue Exorcist! Show your love for the Okumura brothers and enjoy this fun filled panel featuring must-see bloopers, fan favorite countdowns, exclusive giveaways, a very special announcement and much more!

More About Anime Expo 

The 2016 Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1st–4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: www.anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2205.

Check out our dedicated Blue Exorcist page for more about the series.

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