VIZ Media has announced the company’s plans for Anime Central, which is taking place May 16-18, 2014 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #126.

Stop by the VIZ Media booth throughout the convention for a host of special giveaways including Ranma 1/2 postcards, full-color collectable posters for Naruto, One Piece, Ranma 1/2 and more, along with free manga samplers featuring a range of popular characters and bestselling titles from North America’s leading publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime.

VIZ Media also invites Anime Central attendees to discover its Neon Alley 24/7 anime channel. Fill out a short survey form in the booth expressing your manga and anime preferences and get a free durable Neon Alley drawstring backpack while supplies last.

VIZ Media’s Anime Central Panels Include:

May 16, 2014

VIZ Media Industry Panel
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Special Announcements at Panel

Join the VIZ Media staff for an insightful presentation and Q & A session about the latest in manga and anime. We will be talking about the latest news, upcoming releases and other noteworthy announcements from the publishing and animation teams. Fans will definitely want to stick around until the end for some special announcements and an exclusive giveaway item while supplies last.

May 17, 2014

VIZ Media Featuring Neon Alley Animation Panel
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A fun and unique panel about all things anime. Join VIZ Media and the Neon Alley team as they discuss all the new and exciting news and new titles including what’s coming up on DVD, Blu-ray and the newly expanded anime streaming service, Neon Alley.


Anime Central and VIZ Media are also providing attendees a wide range of special premieres and screenings throughout the duration of the convention:

  • World dub premiere for Blood Lad Episodes 1 and 2 on May 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CDT in the Lambert Room at the Hyatt
  • Coppelion
  • Berserk the Golden Age Arc III: The Advent
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • Accel World
  • K
  • Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
  • Ranma 1/2 in High Definition