Viz Media Announces New York Comic Con Activities

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Viz Media announced today their plans for New York Comic Con. Among their various panels, several special guests will appear:

  • Yusei Matsui, creator of Assassination Classroom
  • Toyotarou, collaborator with Akira Toriyama on the new Dragon Ball Super manga
  • Two members of RWBY, Barbara Dunkelman (Yang) and Gray Haddock (Head of Animation)

The guests will be at various panels and signings. Also, with 2016 marking Viz Media’s 30th anniversary, a gallery of original artwork by various artists, including Yusei Matsui, celebrating the occasion will be on display.

Viz provided a schedule for all of their panels in a press release:

Friday October 7th

11:15AM – 12:15PM    VIZ Media Official Panel

                                      Room 1A10

Join the VIZ Media team as they talk about favorites like NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL, SAILOR MOON and much more. There will be announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes!

5:15PM – 6:15PM         An Evening with Yusei Matsui, Creator Of ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM

                                      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

1:45PM – 2:45PM         WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Panel

                                      Room 1A10

Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! Yusei Matsui, creator of the global sensation ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, will make a special appearance.

3:00PM – 4:00PM         ONE-PUNCH MAN Official Panel

                                      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. 

Also, with purchase of any Viz Media item at the convention, customers can get a free tote bag featuring characters from their franchises. Here is a sample of the exclusive and early releases Viz is bringing to New York Comic Con:

  • Limited edition manga reproduction art from Japan for ONE PIECE, ONE-PUNCH MAN and TOKYO GHOUL
  • The latest figure from the acclaimed Gecco team, featuring Kakashi Hatake from NARUTO SHIPPUDEN
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN exclusive colorway Oppai t-shirts
  • This year’s exclusive SAILOR MOON S t-shirts
  • SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Set 1, with an exclusive suncatcher gift with purchase
  • and more!

New York Comic Con runs from October 6th to October 9th at the Javits Convention Center. Viz Media can be found at booth #2036.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.