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VIZ Media Announces Julietta Suzuki as a Guest at the 2015 Anime Expo

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Kamisama Kiss Volume 1 by Julietta Suzuki

Kamisama Hajimemashita © Julietta Suzuki 2008/HAKUSENSHA,Inc.

VIZ Media is partnering with the 2015 Anime Expo to present manga creator Julietta Suzuki for her first-ever professional appearance outside of Japan. The 2015 Anime Expo will be taking place July 2-5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Julietta Suzuki is the creator of the shojo manga series, Kamisama Kiss. During Anime Expo, she will participate in an informative panel discussion and appear for a pair of autograph sessions. She also will be among the artists to have original manga artwork prominently displayed in the VIZ Media booth to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the company’s Shojo Beat imprint. Copies of Kamisama Kiss (Volumes 1 and 18) will be available for purchase in the VIZ Media booth as well. VIZ Media booth visitors also are invited to spin the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel for a chance to win Kamisama Kiss collectables from Japan.

Julietta Suzuki VIZ Media/Anime Expo panels and special events include:

Friday, Jul. 3, 2015

Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Area)

Meet manga artist Julietta Suzuki and get a special free signed art card (shikishi). Tickets will be distributed at 8am from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.

Saturday, Jul. 4, 2015

Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Area)

Meet manga artist Julietta Suzuki and get a special free signed art card (shikishi). Tickets will be distributed at 8am from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.

2pm-3pm Julietta Suzuki Panel Discussion (Petree Hall / LP2)

Anime Expo attendees are invited to join VIZ Media for a special conversation with Julietta Suzuki and learn more about her beginnings as an manga artist and creator, her creative process and her experience publishing with VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint. Five lucky attendees will also get a chance to attend a tea party with Suzuki immediately after the panel.

“KAMISAMA KISS is the divine comedy that has captivated legions of shojo manga fans in North America, and we are honored to welcome Julietta Suzuki for a very special series of appearances at Anime Expo,” says Pancha Diaz, Editor. “This will be an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about her career, interests and influences and also meet the artist in a special signing session. Her appearance also provides a wonderful complement to mark an important milestone for our Shojo Beat imprint, and manga fans are invited to join us for what promises to be a truly memorable Anime Expo!”

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