VIZ Media Welcomes Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto to New York Comic Con 2015
VIZ Media, in partnership with The Japan Foundation and ReedPOP, prepares to welcome manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the Naruto manga, for a series of special appearances during the upcoming 2015 New York Comic Con.
VIZ Media will exhibit at New York Comic Con in Booth #1346 and will offer a wide array of exclusive Naruto manga and anime products for purchase throughout the convention. In response to overwhelming fan interest, VIZ Media is also pleased to announce the addition of one more autograph session for Masashi Kishimoto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the Javits Center.
Interested New York Comic Con attendees may pick up a raffle ticket at the VIZ Media booth between 10am and 1pm on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 for a chance to win one of 100 available wristbands to attend the signing later that day. Please visit the VIZ Media booth for the winning ticket drawing time and additional details.
Masashi Kishimoto also complements his first ever U.S. professional appearance with a pair of autograph sessions and in-store appearances during New York Super Week, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation. These appearances will take place at the Manhattan locations of Kinokuniya Bookstore and Barnes & Noble Tribeca, on Oct. 9 and 10, 2015, respectively.
New York Comic Con is the crown jewel of New York Super Week and takes place Oct. 8-11, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Kishimoto will headline a special panel on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 focusing on his work and hit manga series, Naruto. On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2015, Kishimoto will deliver some opening comments before the North American theatrical premiere of Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
Masashi Kishimoto 2015 New York Comic Con Appearances:
VIZ Media Presents: An Evening with Masashi Kishimoto
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 from 5:30–6:30pm
Main Stage 1-D
The creator of the global phenomenon known as Naruto makes his first appearance outside Japan. The legendary Kishimoto Sensei will discuss his career and creative process and answer questions about his work. Attendees will also have a chance to win some very special prizes. This panel of a lifetime is brought to you in partnership with the Japan Foundation.
VIZ Media Presents: BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE Premiere
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 from 11:30am–2pm
Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W. 43th St.
Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, makes his Executive Producer debut and will introduce the North American English-subtitled premiere of the most anticipated Naruto movie yet. Naruto Uzumaki protects the Hidden Leaf Village as the Seventh Hokage, while Boruto, his troublesome son resents his father’s responsibilities that take his time away from him. Seeing this, Sasuke takes Boruto under his wing, while Sasuke’s only daughter, Sarada, dreams of being Hokage one day. This panel of a lifetime is brought to you in partnership with the Japan Foundation.
Come early – the first 100 attendees in line for Boruto: Naruto the Movie will get to attend a special Saturday signing session at 10am with Masashi Kishimoto.
Masashi Kishimoto 2015 New York Super Week Appearances:
Masashi Kishimoto Kinokuniya Signing Event
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at 8:30pm
Kinokuniya Book Store, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Meet Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, the best-selling manga series that inspired a generation of fans around the world and spawned hit anime series, movies, video games, novels and more. This event is an extremely rare opportunity to see the legendary Kishimoto in his first public appearances outside of Japan.
All participants must secure a SuperWeek event ticket. Naruto Volume 72, featuring an exclusive New York Comic Con variant cover drawn by Kishimoto, will be available for purchase. Attendees will receive a free autographed shikishi art board with purchase of one of Kishimoto’s works.
(NOTE: Kishimoto will only sign the provided shikishi and on-site purchased book)
Masashi Kishimoto Barnes & Noble Tribeca Signing Event
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at 3:30pm
Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., New York, NY 10007
Masashi Kishimoto makes his second appearance for New York Super Week at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca location. This signing will be limited to the first 110 customers that purchase one of Kishimoto’s works the day of the event; Naruto Volume 72 featuring an exclusive New York Comic Con variant cover drawn by Kishimoto will also be available for purchase at this venue. Each person will receive an exclusive shikishi art board signed personally signed by the artist. (NOTE: Kishimoto will only sign the provided shikishi and on-site purchased book)