VIZ Media Announces Its Plans for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
VIZ Media announces its return to San Diego Comic-Con with a roster of manga creator personal appearances, panel discussions, interactive activities, promotional giveaways, and a selection of retail products available exclusively at the event. San Diego Comic-Con is taking place July 9-12, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Located on the main show floor, VIZ Media’s booth will be a central hub of activity that will be a must-see for anime and manga fans. This year, VIZ Media presents the first international appearance by the creators of the new Ultraman manga series. Stop by to purchase an exclusive advance copy with an exclusive figure from Japan and have it signed by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Also join the creators for an insightful panel discussion on the global Ultraman phenomenon on Friday, Jul, 10, 2015.
VIZ Media commemorates the 10th Anniversary of its Shojo Beat imprint with a beautiful in-booth display of shikishi (special Japanese art boards) featuring original artwork by a host of well-known manga creators that were created specifically for the imprint’s 10-year anniversary. Also spin the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel to win exclusive collectable items from Japan.
Celebrate the return of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by picking up Link’s Hylian Shield, only at the VIZ Media booth. Copies of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past graphic novel will also be available for purchase.
Naruto fans can try their hand at Bandai Namco’s latest Naruto Shippuden video game, which debuts this Fall. Or try out a special demo of the Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game from Cryptozoic.
VIZ Media booth visitors can score free Shonen Jump One Piece, One-Punch Man or Dragon Ball Z posters and also pick up a Sailor Moon Crystal card, which offers a free trial subscription to Hulu Plus. Take a Sailor Moon survey and also receive either a Sailor Moon tiara or poster.
A limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring iconic characters from celebrated VIZ Media series in three designs will be given as free gift with purchase of any item from VIZ Media. Select from Shonen Jump (double-sided featuring Luffy and Naruto), Sailor Moon or The Legend of Zelda.
VIZ Media Comic-Con Panels and Special Events:
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2015
10-11am Shonen Jump: Past Present and Future
Hang out with the English-language editors of the world’s most popular manga, plus special surprise guests. We’ve got exciting news about the latest new series, all-time fan favorites, and everything in between. Plus a chance to win amazing prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills.
11am Ultraman Creator Signing, VIZ Media Booth #2813
4-5pm Official VIZ Media Comic-Con Panel
Come party with VIZ Media. And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought fans thousands of acclaimed anime and manga titles including hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, Tokyo Ghoul, and more.
Friday, Jul. 10, 2015
3-4pm VIZ Media Presents: Ultraman
4:30pm Ultraman Creator Signing, VIZ Media Booth #2813
Saturday, Jul. 11, 2015
10am Ultraman Creator Signing VIZ Media Booth #2813
1:30- 2:30pm VIZ Media and Perfect Square Present: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Zelda fans are invited to take up their Master Swords and join VIZ Media staff and special guests for a celebration of one of the most acclaimed video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. VIZ Media will provide a special a behind-the-scenes look at the return of the classic graphic novel that was originally featured in Nintendo Power™ magazine in the 90s and will also answer questions and give out a fun array of Zelda prizes.
1:30pm Ultraman Creator Signing, VIZ Media Booth #2813
Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015
1–2pm VIZ Media Presents Official Sailor Moon Panel
VIZ Media is releasing the 200 episode classic Sailor Moon anime series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a special presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as updated news about the all new series, Sailor Moon Crystal.
VIZ Media will also be screening various anime titles during the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, including Bleach, Blood Lad, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, and Sailor Moon Crystal.