VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES MY HERO ACADEMIA CREATOR KOHEI HORIKOSHI FOR HIS FIRST EVER APPEARANCE AT COMIC-CON 2018

MY HERO ACADEMIA Creator Scheduled To Participate In Panel Events And Special Autograph Sessions At Comic-Con 2018
 
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, proudly welcomes MY HERO ACADEMIA creator Kohei Horikoshi for his upcoming North American professional appearance at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego, CA.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: comic-con.org.

Kohei Horikoshi is scheduled to participate in a variety of events during the convention including an official MY HERO ACADEMIA panel, a joint project by VIZ Media and FUNimation. The panel also features notable voice actors including Christopher Sabat, voice of All Might, and Justin Briner, voice of Deku, from FUNimation’s anime adaptation of the popular series. The creator will also be a special guest on VIZ Media’s SHONEN JUMP panel. A pair of autograph sessions are scheduled to take place on-site at the VIZ Media booth located in the convention’s Main Hall.

Saturday, July 21st

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

4:00pm               Kohei Horikoshi Autograph 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 Horikoshi Autograph 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 the booth’s front desk for details.
 
Manga creator Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986 and received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006. After publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen in 2010. BARRAGE and his current series, MY HERO ACADEMIA, are published in English by VIZ Media.

An instant best seller, MY HERO ACADEMIA has been adapted into a hit anime series available from Funimation; the Season 3 SimulDub™ is currently streaming on funimation.com. Free chapters of the new spin-off series, MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES, which is inspired by the massively popular manga, are currently available on viz.com.

For additional information on MY HERO ACADEMIA and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.