VIZ Media Announces Plans and Activities for the 2015 Anime Expo
The 2015 Anime Expo takes place Jul. 2–5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Tickets and full details are available at: www.anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #811.
VIZ Media welcomes manga creator Julietta Suzuki as a special Guest of Honor. Suzuki is the creator of the shojo manga series, Kamisama Kiss. During Anime Expo, she will be among the artists to have original manga artwork prominently displayed in the VIZ Media booth to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the company’s Shojo Beat imprint. She also will participate in an informative panel discussion and appear for a pair of autograph sessions. Copies of Kamisama Kiss (Volumes 1 and 18) also will be available for purchase in the VIZ Media booth.
Shojo fans will not want to miss a visit to the VIZ Media booth to enjoy an exhibit of original manga artwork from more than 40 titles and creators that are published under the Shojo Beat imprint such as Arina Tanemura, Yuki Midorikawa, Yun Kouga, Miko Mitsuki), Go Ikeyamada, Tomu Ohmi, and many more.
Join VIZ Media and the guardians of love and justice to celebrate the anime series with Sailor Moon Day on Friday, Jul. 3, 2015. Meet the voice cast at an exclusive autograph session in the Anime Expo autograph area and for a photo opportunity at the VIZ Media booth. Also catch the latest Sailor Moon news in the official panel discussion, official fan/cosplay gathering, and the World Dub Premiere of the first two episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal.
The VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of Anime Expo convention exclusives.
Other activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth include:
Shojo Beat Prize Wheel
Celebrate Shojo Beat’s 10th anniversary and try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win a Shojo Beat 10th Anniversary Calendar, as well as exclusive goodies from Japan.
Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway and Quest for the Time Key
Sailor Moon needs your help. Grab your Sailor Moon tiara from the VIZ Media booth to begin your mission to re-awaken the Guardians’ memories, then get the Time Key and save New Crystal Tokyo from certain doom. Interspersed between Time Key quests, fans can take a short Sailor Moon survey, get a poster, and enter to win a Sailor Moon prize pack.
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Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.
VIZ Media Anime Expo Panels and Special Events Include:
Thursday, Jul. 2, 2015
1:15-2:45pm VIZ Media Panel (Room LP1)
Come party with VIZ Media and listen to tales of upcoming releases and other announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime. Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling and probably some clapping.
Friday, Jul. 3, 2015
10am-12pm Official Sailor Moon Panel (Room LP1)
Join VIZ Media as well as Official English cast members from the legendary series and start off a day of Sailor Moon activities. Everyone attending will receive a special treat while supplies last.
12pm-1pm Shonen Jump: Past, Present and Future (Room LP5)
Hang out with the English-language editors of the world’s most popular manga, plus special surprise guests. Plus a chance to win prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills.
2pm-3:30pm Sailor Moon Official Dub Cast Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet the English voice cast of Sailor Moon and get your free, premium poster signed.
3:45pm-4pm Sailor Moon Official Dub Cast Photo Op (VIZ Media Booth)
Fans can take photos of the talented new Official English voice cast for Sailor Moon with the Sailor Guardian cosplayers from American Cosplay Paradise in a special session.
4:30pm Julietta Suzuki Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet Julietta Suzuki, the creator of Kamisama Kiss and get a free art card signed. Tickets for this special signing will be distributed at 8am in the morning from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.
4:30pm Sailor Moon Official Fan Cosplay Gathering (Video 1 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
Dress in your Sailor Guardian or Villain best to show your Sailor Moon team spirit as well as have a chance to be part of upcoming Sailor Moon extra features. Fans attending in cosplay will receive a special treat as well as a chance to win some prizes.
6pm-7pm Sailor Moon Crystal English Dub Premiere (Video 1 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
The world premiere dub for Sailor Moon Crystal will be unveiled at this special screening of Episodes 1 and 2. A free goodie will be provided to attendees, while supplies last.
Saturday, Jul. 4, 2015
10:15am-11:15am Official Shojo Bwat Panel (Room LP2)
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shojo Beat manga with us. Bring your burning questions and find out what’s coming up in the future.
11:10am Julietta Suzuki Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet Julietta Suzuki, the creator of Kamisama Kiss and get a free art card signed. Pick up a ticket for this event at 8am in the morning from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.
2pm – 3pm Anime Expo Presents Julietta Suzuki (Petree Hall / LP2)
Join the creator of Kamisama Kiss, Julietta Suzuki in her first-ever international appearance. Learn about her beginnings as a manga creator and her creative process.
4pm-5pm VIZ ANIMATION (Room 408AB / LP3)
Find out all that’s new with the VIZ Animation team. We’ll be talking about upcoming releases, share some announcements and tell you all about our free streaming anime.
Don’t forget to check the Anime Expo screening schedule for a variety of VIZ Media anime titles including showings of Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja, Tiger & Bunny feature films (The Beginning and The Rising), Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.