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VIZ Media Announces New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!

VIZ Media’s plans for New York Comic-Con 2017 include panels – featuring the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda mangas, exclusive pre-release merchandise and giveaways.

Pick up an autographed RWBY poster, or a set of Stardust Crusaders cards (requires posing with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures cosplayer and a life-size Jotaro statue), or buy a pre-release copy of Tokyo Ghoul: Illustrations, or an exclusive, limited edition One-Punch Man or One Piece  figure – and that’s just for starters

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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Akira Himekawa – Creator of The Legend of Zelda Manga – To Appear at New York Comic-Con 2017!

VIZ Media has announced that the creator of  the bestselling  manga, The Legend of Zelda (based on the video game) will be a Guest of Honor at New York Comic-Con 2017.

Akira Himekawa is the pen name of collaborators A. Honda and S. Nagano (pictured above). The pair will take part in two panels and several autograph sessions during the weekend.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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BOOM! Studios Returns To New York Comic Con with 5 New Panels!

BOOM! Studios has put together a set of five panels on a wide range of topics for New York Comic Con 2017.

Panels for Saban’s Power Rangers and Lumberjanes are the most specific panels, title-wise. There will be a panel that highlights The Future is LBGTQ (in association with GLAAD); one that will help you discover the BOOM! Studios title that is just right for you, and a panel geared for librarians and educators that will be held at the New York Public Library.

New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.

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Freeform Taking Shadowhunters, Beyond, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and Siren To New York Comic-Con 2017!

Shadowhunters – (L-R) Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis and Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood – Photo by Bob D’Amico/Courtesy of Freeform.

Freeform will making a big splash at New York Comic-Con 2017 – the network is planning panels for two hit shows (Shadowhunters and Beyond – both of which will feature footage from their upcoming seasons) and the world premiere of new series, Siren, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – along with the other three shows – will give fans a unique experience at Freeform’s activation zone.

New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.

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BOOM! Studios and GLAAD Announce ‘The Future Is LGBTQ’ Panel at New York Comic Con!

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD announce The Future is LGBTQ panel at New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2017.

The panel will be moderated by Vulture editor Abraham Riesman and will feature several well known comics creators (including Marvel’s America’s Gabby Rivera, Lumberjanes’ Brooklyn Allen, DC’s Justice League of america’s Steve Orlando and BOOM! Studio’s The Woods creator James Tynion IV – among others) discussing LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path toward a brighter and more inclusive future.

New York Comic con 2017 runs from October 5-8 at New York’s Javits Center.

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BAND-MAID & Babyraids Japan Lead Programming at J-Pop Summit 2017!

J-Pop Summit 2017 has announced its music performance programming slate for this year’s celebration of all things Japanese.

BABY-MAID and Babyraids Japan are among the music headliners – along with May’n, YANAKIKU and more.

Also featured are the Sake Summit and the Ramen Summit – highlighting two of Japan’s biggest exports – and the first-ever J-POP SUMMIT Artist Project.

J-Pop Summit 2017 will be held the weekend of September 9th & 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

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J-Pop Summit 2017 Announces Premium Line-Up of Ramen, Sake and Food Vendors!

Hinodeya Ramen – Photo courtesy of J-Pop Summit 2017

While anime, manga and Japanese culture in general are all essential components of San Francisco’s annual J-Pop Summit, the food alone is worth attending the event.

This year, J-Pop Summit 2017 will be featuring some of the best ramen and sake from San Francisco and Seattle in its Ramen Summit and Sake Summit.

The two summits aside, there will also be a variety of Japanese snacks, drinks, and local food trucks will also be offering Japanese fare available for purchase, if interested get 10% off with their discount code.

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

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VIZ Media Announces Plans for Otakon 2017!

VIZ Media has announced its plans for Otakon 2017 – one of the East Coast’s most renowned anime conventions – which runs from August 11-13.

The company will host the VIZ Media panel on Friday, August 11th – with announcements, looks at new titles, and  prizes. The Sailor Moon panel, on Saturday, August 12th, will provide updates on the iconic series and feature special guests – and the English voice cast will host an autograph session later that afternoon.

VIZ will also have special merchandise available – like copies of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray set with a special JOJO’S print bandana as a gift with purchase.

Otakon 2017 takes place August 11 – 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Showtime Releases David Lynch Video from Comic-Con 2017!

David Lynch Video – Twin Peaks Panel from San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 – Courtesy of Showtime.

Much has been made of the video introduction that David Lynch sent to open the Twin Peaks panel at Comic-Con 2017, and it sounded pretty intriguing (and very Lynchean).

Now Showtime has released it and we can confirm for ourselves just how delightfully different it is – and how perfectly it fits into the Twin Peaks mood.

Twin Peaks airs Sundays at 8/7C.

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The Stain’s Therapy Session Straight from SDCC 2017!

During Comic-Con 2017, the cast of characters from FX’s The Strain faced an even scarier challenge than losing the world to the Strigoi – group therapy!

For the first time, see your favorite characters from the show face their deepest fears – and ask yourself, why does that therapist look so darned familiar?

The final season of The Strain airs Sundays (10/9C).

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VIZ Media Scores Four Manga Titles At Comic-Con 2017!

VIZ Media added four titles to its roster of quality manga series at San Diego Comic-Con 2017: supernatural series Black Torch, paranormal adventure Demon Slayer: Kimetso No Yaiba, romantic comedy Kaguya-Sama: Love is War and post-alien invasion series Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction.

VIZ has obtained both print and digital North america rights for the first three titles and print rights for the last.

Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction Vol. 1 will be released in spring 2018.

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