Press Release: VIZ Media Announces Anime Expo 2018 Guests & Activities!


VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES FULL LINEUP OF GUESTS AND CREATORS AT ANIME EXPO 2018

Meet The Voice Cast and Staff Of Hit Series SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, K, RWBY, And HOMESTUCK

San Francisco, CA, June 13, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, presents the talented voice casts and staff for hit anime properties including SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, and K as well as the creative forces behind RWBY, and the acclaimed web comic HOMESTUCK.

The guests will participate in a variety of panels on these popular series hosted by VIZ Media and will also take part in autograph sessions happening throughout the convention.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and will take place July 5th–8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: www.anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE
VIZ welcomes anime director Naokatsu Tsuda, as well as English voice actors Patrick Seitz (Dio), and Christopher Tergliafera (Avdol, STARDUST CRUSADERS).

Friday July 6th
3:00pm JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel
Main Events
Celebrate this epic series with special guests, news, and some surprises!

5:10pm JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Autograph Session
Industry Autograph Area
Attendees will receive a personalized signed poster from the Japanese staff and English cast of JOJO’S BIZZARE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS. A limited number of signing tickets will be distributed from the VIZ booth Friday at 10:00am.

SAILOR MOON
VIZ presents the English voice cast of SAILOR MOON including Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Sandy Fox (Sailor Chibi-Moon), Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars), Amanda Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus), Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus), and Chris Niosi (Helios).

Saturday July 7th
10:00am SAILOR MOON Official Panel
Main Events
Join members of the staff and cast of the SAILOR MOON anime for news, updates, and more from everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice.

4:00pm SAILOR MOON English Voice Cast Autograph Session
Industry Autograph Area
Meet the cast of SAILOR MOON and received a special signed poster. Please pick up signing tickets from the VIZ booth on Saturday at 2:00pm.

K: SEVEN STORIES
Join K: SEVEN STORIES cast and crew members including producer Go Nakanishi, Patrick Seitz (English voice of Reishi Munakata), Shimba Tsuchiya (Japanese voice of Takeru Kusuhara), and Kaname (official cosplayer).

Saturday July 7th
11:50am K Staff and Voice Cast Autograph Session
Industry Autograph Area
Meet K’s staff and voice cast in this special signing session. Tickets for this special event will be distributed at the VIZ booth on Saturday at 10:00am.

6:00pm K: SEVEN STORIES Premiere Event
LP1 / Petree Hall
Be among the first to watch an all new OVA set in the K universe! There’ll be special guests and giveaways for attendees.

RWBY

Friday July 6th
10:30am RWBY Creative Team Autograph Session
Industry Autograph Area
Meet Gray Haddock, the head of animation at Rooster Teeth, and Kerry Shawcross, RWBY’s Animation Director and Co-Writer for a signed poster to celebrate the RWBY OFFICIAL ANTHOLOGY manga. For tickets, stop by the VIZ booth Thursday 2:00pm.

HOMESTUCK

Saturday July 7th
10:00am HOMESTUCK Creator Autograph Session
Industry Autograph Area
Meet Andrew Hussie, the creator of the web comic sensation and receive a personalized signed poster. Please pick up a signing ticket from the VIZ booth on Friday at 2:00pm.

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES AND RETAIL EXCLUSIVES FOR ANIME EXPO 2018

Join VIZ Media’s Official Panels And Autograph Sessions For SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, K, And More!

San Francisco, CA, June 13, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers an exciting schedule of activities, special guests, and retail exclusives as part of the company’s participation at Anime Expo 2018.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and will take place July 5th–8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: www.anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

This year, Anime Expo attendees are invited to catch special guest appearances by talented English voice actors from hit VIZ Media anime series. Featured talent include voice actors from SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, and K, as well as the creative staff behind the RWBY series and the creator of HOMESTUCK. Fans are also invited to attend panels, autograph sessions and to take advantage of promotional giveaways and a variety of exclusive and prestreet items that will be available for purchase at the VIZ Media booth.

In addition to a bevy of free giveaways, the VIZ Media booth this year will feature two fun activities for attendees. Fans can participate in the SAILOR MOON SUPERS Pegasus Dream Chase to find the majestic Pegasus and receive a special prize. An exclusive TOKYO GHOUL poster will also be given away. Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.

The in-booth VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2018 limited edition tote bag offered in two distinct designs: MY HERO ACADEMIA and POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON.

Notable VIZ Media exclusives and presale items include:

HOMESTUCK Book 1 and Book 2 (Prestreet) with Exclusive Dust Jacket & Gift With Purchase Patches – $20 each
MY HERO ACADEMIA Manga Replica – $15
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Manga Replica – $15
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Figure Set – $30
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Enamel Pin – $12
SAILOR MOON SUPERS T-Shirt – $15

Special Pre-Order Items:

SAILOR MOON SUPERS Part 2 Home Media Set (Combo Pack) includes Gift With Purchase Art Card Set – $55

Special Bundles & Gift With Purchase Items:

MY HERO ACADEMIA Manga Bundle – $20
Includes MY HERO ACADEMIA manga Vols. 1-3 & exclusive enamel pin
MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Vol. 1 – $10
Includes MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Vol. 1 and exclusive double-sided full color poster
Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription – $30
Includes an exclusive WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP patch, MY HERO ACADEMIA desk mat, and two collectible YU-GI-OH! trading cards

VIZ Media Anime Expo 2018 Panels:

Thursday, July 5th

2:00pm VIZ Media Official Panel
LP1 / Petree Hall
The VIZ team kicks off AX with announcements, exclusive first looks, and prizes!

Friday July 6th

11:00am SHONEN JUMP Official Panel
LP3 / Room 408AB
We’ve got exciting news about new series, all-time fan favorites, and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga!

3:00pm JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel
Main Events
Don’t miss this epic event with special guests, news, and some surprises!

Saturday July 7th

10:00am SAILOR MOON Official Panel
Main Events
Join members of the staff and cast of the SAILOR MOON anime for news, updates, and more from everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice.

6:00pm K: SEVEN STORIES Premiere Event
LP1 / Petree Hall
Be among the first to watch an all new OVA set in the K universe! There’ll be special guests and giveaways for attendees.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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