San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2019 – VIZ Media invites New York Comic Con (NYCC) attendees to catch a fun series of panels, events, autograph sessions and retail exclusives available for purchase at the company’s booth in the Exhibit Hall throughout the weekend.

The Official SHONEN JUMP panel kicks off VIZ’s events on Friday and presents the latest from Team JUMP. Later that evening, attendees can catch the VIZ Media Panel with special guests from Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA, including Creator, Writer and Executive ProducerWarren Ellis and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula) and Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha). Continue celebrating CASTLEVANIA on Saturday with an official panel and autograph session featuring the special guests.

VIZ Media’s first original animated property,SEIS MANOS, debuts at NYCC with an autograph session and special screening of Episode 1 with a cast Q&A on Saturday. Transformers fans won’t want to miss The Evolutionary Art of Transformers, a panel celebrating 35 years of artwork from one of the world’s most beloved franchises. Transformers archivist and author Jim Sorenson will be signing autographs following the panel in the VIZ Booth (#1336).

Meanwhilethe VIZ Originals imprint continues its participation in portfolio review sessions at New York Comic Con. Reviews will be conducted by Fawn Lau, Executive Editor for VIZ Originals. For more details please visit:

In addition, the VIZ Media booth will offer a wide range of convention retail exclusives available for purchase. Attendees can also catch a variety of special giveaways as well as other fun in-booth activities.

Notable VIZ Media New York Comic Con 2019 Exclusives:

Each purchase comes with a special 2019 limited edition tote bag offered in two distinct designs: POKÉMON or SAILOR MOON (while supplies last)
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA & ONE-PUNCH MAN Manga Replicas - $15 each
  • NARUTO 20th Anniversary Poster - $50
  • NARUTO 20th Anniversary Skateboard Deck - $60
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN Enamel Pin - $10
  • SHONEN JUMP T-shirt - $30 ($25 when you show us your SJ app!)
  • And more!

VIZ Media 2019 New York Comic Con Panels & Signings:
Friday, October 4th
11:15pm                               Shonen Jump Official Panel (Room 1A10)
Are you a fan of DRAGON BALL, ONE-PUNCH MAN, NARUTO, ONE PIECE or BLEACH? Hang out with Team SHONEN JUMP and get the latest developments on new series from Japan, all-time fan favorites and what we're doing to bring you the world's best manga!
5:15pm               VIZ Media Official Panel with Special Guests from Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA (Room 1A06)
Join us as we talk about some of your favorite manga and anime. We’ll also be revealing big news, chatting with incredible guests and handing out prizes! The panel will feature CASTLEVANIA’s creator and writer Warren Ellis and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula) and Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha).

7:00pm               Warren Ellis Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*)
Meet Warren Ellis, the Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA series for Netflix and receive a free poster.

Saturday, October 5th

1:00pm               SEIS MANOS Screening with Special Guest Q&A (Room 1A06)
Catch a special screening of SEIS MANOS, an upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series and a Q&A with special guests Alvaro Rodriguez (co-creator), Jonny Cruz (voice of Jesus) and Angelica Vale (voice of Garcia)!
2:30pm               SEIS MANOS Voice Cast and Co-Creator Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*)
Join the cast and crew of SEIS MANOS, including Alvaro Rodriguez, Jonny Cruz and Angelica Vale in a special signing session and receive a personally autographed SEIS MANOS poster. 
4:30pm               Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA Creator and Voice Cast Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*)
Meet Warren Ellis, Sam Deats (director), Adam Deats (asst. director), James Callis, Graham McTavish and Alejandra Reynoso in this special signing session. 
6:30pm               VIZ Media Presents Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA Panel (Main Stage)
Get an in-depth look into CASTLEVANIA, the hit Netflix Original Anime Series, with and incredible lineup of guests, including CASTLEVANIA’s creator and writer Warren Ellis, director Sam Deats, asst. director Adam Deats and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula), Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha) and Ade M’Cormack (voice of Isaac)!
Sunday, October 6th

11:00am              The Evolutionary Art of Transformers Panel (Room 1A06)
Join TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY author Jim Sorenson, Hasbro Global Director of Publishing Michael Kelly, artists Livio Ramondelli and Andrew Griffith, and other special guests as they celebrate 35 years of artwork from one of the world’s most beloved franchises.

1:00pm             TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY Writer Signing (VIZ Media Booth #1336)
Transformers archivist and author Jim Sorenson visits the booth in this special signing session.

*Tickets are distributed via pre-show lottery. Please see New York Comic Con’s Autograph Policy for more information.

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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.

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