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VIZ Media Announces Activities and Convention Exclusives for Otakon 2015

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Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 from VIZ MediaVIZ Media returns to Otakon with a roster of informative panel discussions, interactive booth activities, promotional giveaways, anime screening premieres, and a special selection of retail products available exclusively at the event.

Otakon 2015 takes place Jul. 24-26, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Full details are available at: www.otakon.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth # IND006.

Fans are invited to catch the following product exclusives and special advance releases available (while supplies last) at the VIZ Media booth:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 ($10)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 ($13; Volume 1 also available)
  • Ultraman Volume 1 ($13)
  • Maid Sama! 2-in-1 Omnibus ($15)
  • Weekly Shonen Jump Annual Digital Subscription – 12-month digital subscription to the world’s most popular manga magazine includes exclusive Naruto Game Mat, Collectible Yearbook (shipped to subscribers in Fall 2015) and YuGiOh! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger ($25)
  • Exclusive Sailor Moon R T-shirts – Ladies and Unisex sizes; available only from VIZ Media! ($15 each)
  • Shojo Beat 10th Anniversary Calendar Giveaway – Celebrate Shojo Beat’s 10th anniversary. Claim an Anniversary Calendar at the Shojo Beat Panel and VIZ Media booth while supplies last.

A limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring favorite characters in three different designs will be given as a free gift with purchase. Choose from Shonen Jump (double-sided featuring Luffy and Naruto), Sailor Moon R, or The Legend of Zelda.

Stop by the booth throughout the convention for a free Tokyo Ghoul poster giveaway, and take a Sailor Moon survey to score a free poster featuring the legendary Sailor Guardians.

VIZ Media also invites attendees to take part in the Sailor Moon Quest for the Time Key treasure hunt throughout the convention. Begin your mission at the VIZ Media booth by collecting a Sailor Moon tiara, then find the Guardians and reawaken each one’s memories.

VIZ Media Otakon panels and special events:

Friday, Jul. 24, 2015

10:15-11:15am The Classics of Shonen Jump Panel @ Panel 5 (Hilton Holiday 4-6)

Shonen Jump brought us many classic manga series such as Knights of the Zodiac, Dragon Ball, and Rurouni Kenshin. Think you know them all? Find out at this panel as VIZ Media goes through a list of legendary Shonen Jump classics and how you can get them.

2-3pm Official VIZ Media Panel @ Panel 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)

Come party with VIZ Media. Hear thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime. VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, Tokyo Ghoul and more. Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling and probably some clapping.

Saturday, Jul. 25, 2015

11:30am-12:30pm Official Sailor Moon Panel @ Panel 2 (BBC Ballroom II)

Join the VIZ Media staff as well as cast members, Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa) and Lauren Landa (Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune) from the legendary series for news, updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide. Everyone attending will receive a special treat while supplies last.

1:30-3:30pm Screening – Sailor Moon Crystal Dub East Coast Premiere @ Video 3 (BCC Ballroom III-IV)

Be among the first fans to catch the newest English dubbed episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal.

4:30-5:30pm Official Shojo Beat Panel @ Panel 6 (BBC Ballroom III-IV)

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Shojo Beat manga with us. VIZ Media’s editors Amy Yu and Nancy Thistlethwaite will look back on a decade of publishing Shojo Beat manga, answer your questions, and let you know what’s coming up in the future.

Sunday, Jul. 26, 2015

11:30am-12:30pm VIZ Media Animation Panel @ Panel 1 (BCC 314-315)

Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Animation team. We’ll be talking about upcoming releases, share some announcements and tell you all about the anime streaming service, Neon Alley. Bring all your anime questions, too because we’ll be here to answer them.

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