Pizza, Panels, Pre-street Titles and More!

Hello Chicago! VIZ heads back to the Midwest for Anime Central this weekend!

By Charlene Ingram May 16, 2017

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It’s almost time for the Midwest’s largest anime convention and everyone in the office has pizza on the mind. Anime Central is this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and your friends at VIZ Media have a deep dish of goodness in store for you!

If you’re in the Greater Chicago Area attending the show, be sure to stop by our booth, right at the front of the Exhibit hall, for loads and loads of anime and manga goodies. We’ll have some pre-street titles like Golden Kamuy and After Hours, amazing gifts with purchase you can’t get anywhere else, the sturdy free-with-purchase VIZ canvas bags you know and love and so much more! I encourage you to be ESPECIALLY on the lookout for an extra special Boruto themed giveaway item. No spoilers!

Before you even enter the Exhibit Hall, take a gander at this year’s chalk art by convention guest Eric Maruscak. It might make you just want to strike a pose!

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We’ve got a couple of panels in store for you, too! Friday at 4:30 PM CDT starts off with the VIZ Media Panel, where we will talk about the latest and greatest in manga and anime as well as make some announcements and possibly give away prizes! Even if you don’t like treats and announcements, come on by and say hi for an always-energetic fun time.

Saturday comes at you in glittery glory with the Official Sailor Moon Panel at 4:00 PM CDT! Find out all the latest news about everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice. Don’t forget to grab our exclusive Sailor Moon S event shirt at the VIZ Media booth beforehand for only $15 and show off your glittery moon pride. These will be the very last chance to get these shirts, so be sure to snag yours before they are gone forever.

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More bright and sunny than any panel or giveaway, there will be members of the VIZ Media team at our booth all convention, so come on by and have a friendly chat with us about anime and manga! We’ll happily recommend something awesome to read and watch. Besides, isn’t it just fun to geek out about this stuff together?

If you're ready to geek out with us, check out our guide to VIZ Media Anime Central exclusives and panels below!

Exclusive VIZ Media products available at Anime Central 2017 include (while supplies last):

  • WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription! $30
    - Includes Exclusive Weekly Shonen Jump t-shirt and YU-GI-OH! Promo card
  • Exclusive: SAILOR MOON S T‐Shirts $15 each
    - Unisex sizes available!
    - Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $30
    - Includes Exclusive Mini-Shikishi Art Board Gift with Purchase!
  • Pre-Street Manga Titles – Be The First To Catch These New Releases
    AFTER HOURS, Vol. 1 $10
    - GOLDEN KAMUY, Vol. 1 $13
  • Bundles – Dive Into Curated Collections Of Hot Titles!
    - ONE-PUNCH MAN, Vols. 1-3 $20
    - BORUTO Manga Vol. 1 & BORUTO: THE MOVIE Blu-ray/DVD Combo $32
    (Includes a full-color postcard set as exclusive gift with purchase)
    - ONE-PUNCH MAN Manga Vol. 1 & Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $60
    (Includes a “Hero Association” Pin as exclusive gift with purchase)
  • Exclusive Gift with Purchase: Limited Edition VIZ Media Tote In 2 Available Designs!

VIZ Media’s Anime Central 2017 Panels Include:

Friday May 19th

4:30PM - VIZ Media Official Panel
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Join the VIZ Media crew to celebrate some of your favorite titles like ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. There might even be jokes and prizes!

Saturday May 20th

4:00PM - SAILOR MOON Official Panel
(Panel Room 1)

Celebrate everyone’s favorite Guardians of Love & Justice with can’t-miss news and plenty of sparkle and fun!

See you all in Chicago!