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Crunchyroll Announces Miki Yoshikawa as a Guest at the 2015 Anime Expo

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Miki Yoshikawa

Miki Yoshikawa

Crunchyroll has announced that it is bringing Miki Yoshikawa, the creator of the successful Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga, to Anime Expo.

Yoshikawa made her pro manga debut in 2003 with Glory Days, a one-shot in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. After a stint as an assistant for Hiro Mashima, the author of Fairy Tail, she published another one-shot, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, in Shonen Magazine Wonder in 2005. Yankee-kun went on to become first a short series and then later Yoshikawa’s first long-running series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. The title was adapted into a live-action drama in 2010-11.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Yoshikawa’s current and best known work, began serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than three million copies. Kodansha Comics is currently publishing the series in the United States. Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches was adapted into a live-action drama in 2013 and into a television anime series in 2015. Both the manga and anime are currently available exclusively at Crunchyroll and has become one its most popular titles in both formats.


Friday, Jul. 3: 3-3:30pm – Interview and Q&A on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)
Friday, Jul. 3: 3:30-4:30pm – Live drawing on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)
Saturday, Jul. 4: 12:15-1:15pm – Miki Yoshikawa Panel in panel room LP5 (409AB)
Saturday, Jul. 4: 1:45-2:45pm – Autograph session in Kentia Hall

In addition, Kodansha Comics will release a special Yamada-kun app, containing the manga and special messages from Yoshikawa to her English-language fans, in time with her appearance at Anime Expo. Details on the app, which will be produced by Kodansha Advanced Media, will be released closer to the event.

Crunchyroll will be handing out exclusive Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches posters at the Crunchyroll booth during Anime Expo. These posters have an original Yamada-kun drawing done by Miki Yoshikawa and you’ll need one (or a shikishi from Kodansha) in order to enter the autograph signing.

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