THE LEGEND OF ZELDATM MANGA CREATORS TO APPEAR AT 2019 MCM COMIC CON LONDON
 
VIZ Media And ReedPop Welcome The Creative Duo Akira Himekawa For Special Events And Autograph Sessions At The UK’s Premier Pop Culture Convention
 
San Francisco, CA, May 9, 2019 – VIZ Media partners with ReedPop, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, to announce the appearance of the creators behind the smash hit THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™ manga series, known jointly as Akira Himekawa, at the 2019 MCM Comic Con London. This marks their first-ever professional appearance in the UK.

Akira Himekawa is the penname of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano, who have created multiple bestselling manga adventures inspired by the classic Nintendo® puzzle-solving, role-playing video games. Their latest continuing series is THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS, published by VIZ Media.  

Organized and presented by ReedPop, MCM London is the UK’s biggest annual pop culture event. The event will take place May 24th-26th at the London ExCel convention center. Additional information is available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/.

Akira Himekawa’s MCM London Panels & Special Events Include:

Friday, May 24th

11:00am – 12:00pm             Official VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests, Center Stage
Join VIZ Media for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at upcoming new titles, and special prizes! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators, Akira Himekawa, will also make a special appearance.

Saturday, May 25th

2:00pm – 3:00pm                 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga Panel, Main Stage
Join Akira Himekawa for an insightful panel to discuss their groundbreaking work, as well as catch a special live drawing session!

MCM London Comic Con On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions:
 
Friday, May 24that 2:00pm – limited to 100 people
Saturday, May 25that 4:30pm – limited to 100 people
 
Signing session attendees each will receive an exclusive THE LEGEND OF ZELDA shikishi and poster from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph (one item per person to be signed). Official signings are ticketed prior to the event, distribution details forthcoming.

Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
Friday, May 24th at 6:00pm
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Join VIZ Media to welcome Akira Himekawa for a special off-site appearance in London! Wristbands to attend the autograph session will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Signing session attendees will receive an exclusive VIZ Media-supplied poster and shikishi; attendees select which one will be signed on site by the pair. Please visit the Forbidden Planet website for details at: https://forbiddenplanet.com/.

Akira Himekawa have created multiple THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga, each published in-print by VIZ Media. These include THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS as well as beloved earlier works such as THE Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, FOUR SWORDS and more. Volume 4 of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS is available now; Volume 5 releases in August.

Readers are invited to also enjoy VIZ Media’s THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - LEGENDARY EDITION which adapts the original 10-volume manga series into a collectible line of deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases that are available exclusively in-print.

For additional information on THE LEGEND OF ZELDA or other anime and manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. (www.reedpop.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 SHONEN JUMP brand 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.