NYCC: Viz Media Announces Comic Con Activities

Doug Trein
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This year’s New York Comic Con takes place October 6th – 9th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Viz Media, Japanese-American manga, anime, and entertainment company has large list of major events and activities taking place throughout the weekend.

Take a look at the complete schedule of VIZ Media activities at the convention, which includes unique creator events, informative panel discussions, fun booth activities and a specially curated selection of exclusive retail items available for purchase during NYCC 2016.

Viz Media Booth

VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2036.

This year, VIZ Media proudly welcomes Yusei Matsui, the creator of the bestselling Assassination Classroom manga series, as a special NYCC Spotlight Guest. Fans will be able to catch his first-ever North American professional appearance as Matsui participates in a range of panel discussions and autograph sessions.

Additional creators and guests making appearances at the VIZ Media booth this year include Toyotarou, the Japanese artist and manga creator who is collaborating with famed manga creator Akira Toriyama on the new Dragon Ball Super series.

VIZ Media also will celebrate the globally acclaimed animated series, RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan, with appearances by Barbara Dunkelman, who provides the voice of Yang, as well as RWBY Head of Animation Gray Haddock. Please check the VIZ Media booth for appearance times.

2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of VIZ Media. Join in the celebration at the VIZ Media booth, which will be vividly adorned with a gallery of original artwork on shikishi by scores of manga’s greatest creators paying homage to VIZ Media! A special illustration by Assassination Classroom creator Yusei Matsui also will join the exhibit.

Other fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth will include:

o VIZ Media 30th Anniversary Prize Wheel
Celebrate VIZ Media’s 30th Anniversary and try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive goodies!

o Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway
Collect your tiara and become a guardian of love and justice!

o RWBY Poster Giveaway
Grab a poster for the hot RWBY animated series at the VIZ Media booth!

Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Panels

Friday, October 7th

VIZ Media Official Panel
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Room 1A10
The VIZ Media team discusses anime favorites such as Naruto, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, Sailor Moon and much more. There will be announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes!

An Evening with Yusei Matsui, Creator Of Assassination Classroom
5:15PM – 6:15PM
Room 1A06
Yusei Matsui will discuss his career and creative process behind his global hit! This special presentation will explore the ins and outs to bringing the story of a pathetic class of misfits and their bizarre tentacled teacher to life.

Saturday, October 8th

Weekly Shonen Jump Panel
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Room 1A10
Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! Yusei Matsui, the creator of the global sensation Assassination Classroom, will make a special appearance.

One-Punch Man Official Panel
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Room 1A10
What’s it like when a hero becomes too strong? Find out! Lucky attendees will get the inside scoop from the VIZ Media team on what’s next, plus a surprise or two.

Sunday, October 9th

2:45PM – 3:45PM Sailor Moon Official Panel
Room 1A06
Everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice is back and better than ever! Join the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team for all the can’t-miss news and updates on the legendary anime series, as well as the all-new Sailor Moon Crystal.

Product Exclusives and Special Advance Releases


The following product exclusives and special advance releases available can be at the VIZ Media booth while supplies last.

Advance Pre-street Manga Releases:
Assassination Classroom Vol. 13 with exclusive collectible button – $10
o Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Vol 1. – $20
o The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Vol 1. – $18
o Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 1 – $15
o Itachi’s Story Vol. 1 – Day Break (Naruto Novel) – $11
o Super Mario Adventures – $15
o One Piece Full Color Framed Replica Manga Artwork – $230 each (Exclusive from Japan)

Figures, Media, and Apparel
o Naruto Shippuden “Kakashi Hatake” 1/6 Scale Statue by Grecco – $220 (Exclusive – includes special accessories just for the show!)
o Tokyo Ghoul & One-Punch Man Black & White Manga Replicas – $15 each (Exclusive from Japan)
o Sailor Moon Crystal Season 1 Set 1 Combo Pack – $65 (Includes a Limited Edition Sun Catcher as a special free gift with purchase)
o Sailor Moon S Season 3 Set 1 Combo Pack Pre-Order – $65 (Pre-order the set now to have it mailed when it releases; also receive a special free collectible Sailor Moon Coin as a gift with purchase)
o Hunter X Hunter Set 1 Blu-ray Pre-order – $50 (Pre-order the set now to have it mailed when it releases; also receive a special free Hunter’s License as a gift with purchase)
o Weekly Shonen Jump Premium Annual Membership – $30 (Secure a digital subscription to the world’s most popular manga magazine that also includes exclusive YU‐GI-OH! Promo Card: Masked Hero Blast and an exclusive Shonen Jump t-shirt designed for NYCC)
o Exclusive One-Punch Man “Oppai” T-shirts in a limited edition color – $20
o Exclusive Sailor Moon S T-shirts – $15 each (Exclusive design featuring all of the Guardians’ symbols)
o The Art of Pokemon Adventures 2016 (Con Exclusive) – $15

And don’t miss the limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring iconic characters from celebrated series in 2 bold designs as a free gift with purchase of any item from VIZ Media. Designs include either a Sailor Moon or One-Punch Man.

Follow all the NYCC action on Fandom Oct. 6-9

Doug Trein
Doug Trein is a staff contributor at Fandom and focuses primarily on video games and animated television shows. His game genre favorites include strategy and turn-based role-playing games, first-person shooters, 2D fighting games, and action/adventure titles.
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