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Masashi Kishimoto to Particpate in Special New York Week Appearances

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Naruto Volume 1 by Masashi KishimotoVIZ Media prepares to welcome Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the Naruto manga series, for his first-ever U.S. appearance at the 2015 New York Comic Con. Kishimoto will also participate in a pair of signing sessions and in-store appearances as part of New York Super Week, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The personal 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, the crown jewel of New York Super Week, will take place Oct. 8-11, 2015. The annual event is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television.

New York Super Week precedes the 2015 New York Comic Con and runs Oct. 5-11, 2015. The unique immersive pop culture event transforms the entire island of Manhattan into a playground for a colorful array of superheroes, villains, cosplayers, artists, celebrities and passionate fans of from all over the world that gather to take part in a variety of themed events all over the City including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings.

“Masashi Kishimoto has had a tremendous impact on the pop culture landscape with Naruto, and the bestselling series has captivated millions of fans internationally and introduced scores more to the exciting world of manga,” says Andy Nakatani, Editor in Chief, Weekly Shonen Jump. “We are honored to welcome him to New York Comic Con and Super Week and invite fans to share in the excitement with these special personal 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.) For additional information and tickets, please visit: http://www.newyorksuperweek.com/en/Sessions/14846/Masashi-Kishimoto-Signing

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. The Barnes & Noble Tribeca signing will be limited to the first 110 customers that purchase one of Kishimoto’s works; 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.) For additional info, please visit: http://www.newyorksuperweek.com/en/Sessions/14847/Masashi-Kishimoto-Signing

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