When VIZ Media invades Anime Expo 2017, the publisher will unveil a wide range of activities, panel discussions, retail exclusives and autograph sessions featuring cherished titles like Sailor Moon Crystal, Food Wars!, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, One-Punchg Man and more.
Anime Expo 2017 takes place July 1st–4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
The best books about creating comics come from Will Eisner and Scott McCloud – both supreme in the art of sequential storytelling – so it makes sense that if you want to learn the ins and outs of manga, you should probably refer to a highly regarded creator of manga.
As it happens, Hirohiko Araki – creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has written such a volume: Manga In Theory and Practice: The Craft of Manga.
It will be released in North America by VIZ Media – the North American distributor of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and will be in stores on June 6th.
VIZ Media has set its panels and signings for Anime Boston 2017, which takes place from March 31st – April 2nd at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
VIZ Media-related convention guests include: Naokatsu Tsuda, director of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series, Shingo Natsume, director and character designer of One-Punch Man, Toru Furuyua, the Japanese voice actor who portrayed Tuxedo Mask in the classic Sailor Moon series and many more.
Panels will include the VIZ Media Industry Panel and panels for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sailor Moon and One-Punch Man – as well as set up three signings (a Sailor Moon Tuxedo Mask session; a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure session and a One-Punch Man session).
VIZ Media might just be taking over the 2015 Anime Expo, what with all the panels and activities it has planned for the four-day event.
To begin with, VIZ will celebrate Sailor Moon Day on Friday, July 3rd – which will see the publisher host a panel, an autograph session, a photo op and a cosplay gathering.
As well, VIZ plans panels and other events including the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel, Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key and a poster giveaway. Plus, the appearance of Kanisama Kiss creator Julietta Suzuli for a panel and two autograph session.
A host of VIZ 2015 Anime Expo exclusives will be available at the VIZ retail area including (but not limited to): One Piece Exclusive Manga Replicas; Naruto Exclusive Manga Replicas; Weekly Shonen Jump Annual Digital Subscription (Includes exclusive Game Mat and Collectible Yearbook (featuring NARUTO) and an exclusive YU-GI-OH! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger); Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Exclusive 3D Poster, and Sailor Moon R Part 1 Limited Edition Combo Pack, prestreet with a gift with purchase.