VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES A WIDE ARRAY OF SPECIAL GUESTS AND ACTIVTIES FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON AND ANIME FEST 2018

Welcome RADIANT Manga Creator Tony Valente, BORUTO Voice Actors, The Producer Of CASTLEVANIA, And More!
 
San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2018 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, details a weekend packed with panels, creator appearances, autograph sessions, special in-booth activities, retail exclusives, and anime screenings set to take place next month at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo 2018.

This year, New York Comic Con takes place on October 4th – 7th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast's biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1336 in the Exhibit Hall. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

Anime Fest will also take place on October 4th – 7th at the city’s historic Pier 94. NYCC proudly teams up with Anime Expo, the nation’s biggest dedicated annual convention, to present a historic 4-day celebration of anime, manga, cosplay, J-Pop artists, food, and Japanese culture. More information on New York Anime Fest is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Explore/Anime-Fest-At-NYCC-x-Anime-Expo/.

At both events, VIZ Media will welcome notable talent from the anime and manga spheres. Catch the creator of RADIANT, Tony Valente; SAILOR MOON/BORUTO voice actor veteran, Amanda Miller; and BORUTO anime series voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessy for a variety of panels and autograph sessions.

Additional guests include Lord Gris, illustrator and character designer for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game and Adi Shankar, Executive Producer of the animated adaptation of Castlevania.

Also stop by VIZ Media booth #1336for a variety of retail exclusives and advance releases for BORUTO, DRAGON BALL, HOMESTUCK, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY HERO ACADEMIA, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, SAILOR MOON, and many more. VIZ Media’s booth will also host various activities and giveaways throughout the con including a DR. STONE arm sleeve, an exclusive MY HERO ACADEMIA poster and digital manga offer, as well as a special demo for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game, which is set for release in early 2019!

VIZ Media NYCC and Anime Fest 2018 Panels & Autograph Sessions

Thursday, October 4th

12:15pm                               VIZ Media Official Panel, Javits Room 1A06
Come hang out with us and special guests, Tony Valente and Adi Shankar, as we share upcoming releases and other announcements!

2:00pm                       CASTLEVANIA Producer Signing, VIZ Media Booth
Meet Adi Shankar, the Executive Producer behind the hit animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game in an exclusive signing session.

3:30pm                                 RADIANT Creator Signing, NYCC Autograph Area*
Come see Tony Valente, the creator behind the RADIANT manga, and receive a personalized signed art card.

Friday, October 5th

2:00pm                                 ReedPOP and VIZ Media Present Tony Valente, Creator or RADIANT, Anime Fest Mirai Stage**
Hear from Tony Valente himself as he discusses his career and creative journey from pen to panel and from manga to anime! 

3:30pm                                 RADIANT Creator Signing, Anime Fest Autograph Area**
Don’t miss your final chance to meet Tony Valente!
 
4:00pm                                 RWBY Creative Talent Signing, VIZ Media Booth
Meet members of the RWBY creative team and receive a signed RWBY poster.

Saturday, October 6th

11:00am                               SHONEN JUMP Panel, Javits Room 1A10
Hang out with your SHONEN JUMP pals and awesome guests including the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O'Shaughnessey.

12:30pm                      BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing, NYCC Autograph Area*
Catch the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, in this signing session!

4:00pm                        THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing, VIZ Media Booth
Stop by and meet illustrator Lord Gris, character designer for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game, and receive a signed art card!
 
4:00pm                        SHONEN JUMP Fun & Ninja Games Panel, Anime Fest Main Stage**
Laugh it up with the U.S. Editors of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as they face off against special guests behind some of our favorite titles in a fun game or two!

5:45pm                        BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing, Anime Fest Autograph Area**
An encore chance to meet BORUTO voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen O'Shaughnessey at Anime Fest!

6:45pm                        K: SEVEN STORIES LOST SMALL WORLD Premiere, Javits Room 1A10
View the special U.S. premiere of LOST SMALL WORLD, an all-new anime work set in the mesmerizing world of K!

Sunday, October 7th

1:00pm                        SAILOR MOON Voice Actor Signing, Anime Fest Autograph Area**
JUPITER POWER MAKE UP! Meet Sailor Jupiter’s English voice actor, Amanda Miller, and receive a personalized signed poster.

1:30pm                        K Anime Marathon Screening, Anime Fest Mirai Stage**
Catch three works from the K: SEVEN STORIES series, which includes SIDE: BLUE, SIDE: GREEN, and LOST SMALL WORLD.

1:30pm                        THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing, VIZ Media Booth
Another opportunity to meet artist Lord Gris!

*NYCC official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit newyorkcomiccon.com/Guests/Autographs for more information.

**Anime Fest badges are required; this is a separate ticketed event located at Pier 94.

For additional information on 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.