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VIZ Media Presents the Creators of the New Ultraman Manga at San Diego Comic-Con

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VIZ Media presents the first-ever U.S. appearance by the creators of the new Ultraman manga series at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, which is taking place Jul. 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813.

Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi created the new Ultraman manga series, which is inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero television show that ran in the late 1960s and remains popular with audiences around the world. The series launches in print and digitally on August 18, 2015 under the VIZ Signature imprint. In Japan, the series currently appears in Hero’s magazine.

During San Diego Comic-Con, Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi will participate in an informative panel discussion about the impact of Ultraman on pop culture. The pair will also host four different signing sessions at the VIZ Media booth. A special Ultraman bundle will be available for purchase for $30 in the VIZ Media booth that includes an advance copy of Ultraman Volume 1 along with a collectable Ultraman figure from Japan.

“It is an honor to present the creators of this amazing new manga series at one of the largest pop culture events in the U.S. and we look forward to fans getting an up close and personal experience by attending our panel discussion and signing sessions,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “Join us in San Diego as this updated classic Japanese sci-fi property prepares to thrill a whole new generation of manga readers.”

Ultraman Comic-Con International Special Events:

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2015

11am Ultraman Creator Autograph Sessions
VIZ Media Booth

Meet the creators of the Ultraman manga series in several personal appearances at the VIZ Media booth. Fans will be able to have them sign special advance copies of the series’ opening volume as well as the exclusive figure.

Friday, Jul. 10, 2015

3-4pm VIZ Media Presents Ultraman Panel
Room 23ABC

For their first international appearance, Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, creators of the new VIZ Media manga series Ultraman – inspired by the original Japanese TV show – will be joined onstage by special guests from Legendary Comics to discuss Japan’s quintessential superhero and the influence of kaiju in today’s pop culture. Challenge them with questions, answer trivia and get a unique first look at this action-packed new series straight from Japan.

4:30pm Ultraman Creator Autograph Sessions
VIZ Media Booth

Meet the creators of the Ultraman manga series in several personal appearances at the VIZ Media booth. Fans will be able to have them sign special advance copies of the series’ opening volume as well as the exclusive figure.

Saturday, Jul. 11, 2015

10am Ultraman Creator Autograph Sessions
1:30pm Ultraman Creator Autograph Sessions

VIZ Media Booth

Meet the creators of the Ultraman manga series in several personal appearances at the VIZ Media booth. Fans will be able to have them sign special advance copies of the series’ opening volume as well as the exclusive figure.

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