Welcome The Creator Of MY HERO ACADEMIA And Catch A Variety Of Panels, Signings, And Convention Exclusives From VIZ Media
San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a memorable weekend of events, creator appearances, and more at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018.

Comic-Con is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 19th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at:

This year, VIZ Media welcomes Kohei Horikoshi, creator of the bestselling manga series MY HERO ACADEMIA. Horikoshi Sensei is scheduled to participate in a variety of events throughout Comic-Con including an official MY HERO ACADEMIA panel and VIZ Media’s SHONEN JUMP panel. A pair of autograph sessions will also take place at VIZ Media’s booth located in Comic-Con’s Main Hall.

Attendees are also invited to catch special in-booth signing sessions from VIZ Media’s acclaimed THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING series featuring lead writer James Wyatt and artist Tyler Jacobson.

VIZ Media will offer a wide range of convention exclusives and prestreet releases available for purchase in the retail area of the booth. Don’t miss a variety of special poster giveaways for TOKYO GHOUL:RE and MY HERO ACADEMIA as well as other fun in-booth activities.

VIZ Media’s Comic-Con 2018 Panels & Events

Thursday, July 19th
2:00pm      VIZ Media Panel, Room 7AB
Join us as we talk about some of your favorite titles. We’ll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, and giving away prizes!
3:30pm      MAGIC: THE GATHERING Autograph Session, VIZ Booth
Lead Magic: The Gathering writer James Wyatt and artist Tyler Jacobson visit the booth to sign posters for attendees!  

Friday, July 20th

3:30pm      MAGIC: THE GATHERING Autograph Session, VIZ Booth
Don’t miss your last chance to meet writer James Wyatt and artist Tyler Jacobson.

Saturday, July 21st

11:15am    MY HERO ACADEMIA Panel Ft. Kohei Horikoshi, Room 6A
See the creator of the world's most popular superhero manga! Horikoshi Sensei will talk about his manga and do a live drawing. He’ll also have voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might) at his side!

4:00pm      Kohei HorikoshiAutograph Session, VIZ Booth*
Meet the creator of MY HERO ACADEMIA and receive a personalized exclusive shikishi art board.

Sunday, July 22nd

11:15am    SHONEN JUMP Panel With Special Guest Kohei Horikoshi, Room 6DE
The superhero group known as TEAM JUMP will be joined by Kohei Horikoshi! We’ll be making announcements, having fun with the creator, and giving out tons of prizes! Join us!

2pm          Kohei HorikoshiAutograph Session, VIZ Booth*
You can become a hero! Meet the creator of MY HERO ACADEMIA before he’s gone!

*Tickets will be distributed the morning of each signing session at the VIZ Media booth. Please visit VIZ Media’s front desk for details.
VIZ Media’s retail area of the booth will offer a variety of must-have Comic-Con exclusives, prestreet items, and more. Each purchase will come with a special VIZ Media 2018 limited edition tote bag offered in two distinct designs: MY HERO ACADEMIA and POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON.

VIZ Media Comic-Con Exclusives
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Vol. 1 With Variant Cover - $10
    • Includes Gift with Purchase Enamel Pin
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Hand-Numbered Poster - $50
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Manga Replica - $15
  • HOMESTUCK Book 1 & Book 2 with Exclusive Dust Jackets - $20 each                           
    • Includes Gift with Purchase Patch Sets
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Figure Set - $30
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Enamel Pin - $12
  • SAILOR MOON SUPERS T-Shirt - $15
Special Preorder/ Prestreet Exclusives:
  • Preorder: SAILOR MOON SUPERS Part 2 Combo Pack - $55                      
    • Includes Gift with Purchase Art Card Set
  • KING OF STRONG STYLE (Prestreet) - $27
  • RWBY: OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY Vol. 2 (Prestreet) - $13

Special Bundles & Gift With Purchase Items:  
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Vol. 1 - $10                                 
    • Includes Double-Sided Full-Color Poster
  • DRAGON BALL SUPER Vol. 3 - $10 
    • Includes Gift with Purchase Wristband                              
  • Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription - $30                 
    • Includes WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Patch, MY HERO ACADEMIA Desk Mat, and Two Collectible YU-GI-OH! Trading Cards

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields 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.

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