VIZ Media Announces Plans for Comic-Con International 2014

VIZ Media is delivering anime and manga content at the Comic-Con International 2014. Attendees are invited to join a fun weekend in San Diego with special events, in-booth giveaways, informative panel discussions, and other fun activities and convention exclusives.

VIZ Media is hosting an array of panel discussions detailing a host of forthcoming releases, new acquisitions and other surprises from the company’s animation and publishing teams. Fans will not want to miss a very special appearance by Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice actress who provides the original voice for Naruto in the popular anime series. She will join the staff of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump for a special panel discussion on Naruto on July 24, 2014. Fans are also invited to attend the official Sailor Moon panel, which will offer new information on the return of the legendary animated series to North America.

VIZ Media’s Booth 2813 on the Main Show Floor will be a continual hub of activity with special in-booth photo opportunities with an Uglydoll on July 24, 2014 and everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, Doraemon, on July 25, 2014. Fans can also catch freebies and promo item giveaways throughout the convention including posters, temporary tattoos, posters, postcards, buttons and more for popular series such as Blood Lad, Deadman Wonderland, Sailor Moon and One-Punch Man. And don’t miss the return of the VIZ Media convention tote bag, which is free with any purchase, available in four amazing designs while supplies last.

Collectors also can browse an array of limited edition items and special convention exclusives that will be offered for sale in the VIZ Media booth throughout Comic-Con while supplies last. Notable items include:

  • One Piece Exclusive Replica Manga Art ($15)
  • Limited Edition Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug ($35), with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges only 250 made – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by the artists at the exclusive in-booth signing
  • Bravest Warriors: Catbug’s Treasure Book ($15)
  • Hello Kitty, Hello 40 Commemorative Art Book ($500) only 250 printed with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by Hello Kitty artists at the exclusive in-booth signing
  • Exclusive Gecco Naruto Shippuden figure ($150)
  • Cryptozoic’s Naruto Shippuden Trading Card Game Presale ($50)

Also catch special advance pre-sales of several forthcoming new VIZ Media titles including Food Wars Volume 1 ($10), Black Rose Alice ($10) and The Art of Princess Mononoke ($35) ahead of their street date releases later this summer. Don’t miss the latest Weekly Shonen Jump Jump Pack ($20) that contains more than 100 pages of the world’s most popular featured series and a limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! card “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight,” as well as a special bonus exclusive game mat free with purchase while supplies last.

VIZ Media’s Comic-Con Panels and Special Events

July 24, 2014

10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PDT
VIZ Media Booth #2813

Drop by the VIZ Media booth for a photo with an UGLYDOLL pal.

10:00–11:30 a.m. PDT
Room 8

Naruto is one of the world’s most popular manga series, with over 60 best-selling volumes published. Get all the latest news and more at this super-sized panel, featuring guests from VIZ Media, Bandai Namco Games (Daisuke Koumoto, producer of the upcoming Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution) and a special guest Junko Takeuchi, Japanese voice of Naruto.

4:00–5:00 p.m. PDT
Room 7AB

Get the latest updates & exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime. There will be free manga for attendees while supplies last.

July 25, 2014

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PDT
CATBUG VOICE ACTOR SAM LAVAGNINO In-Booth Signing & Personal Appearance
VIZ Media Booth #2813

Meet the voice of Catbug, the breakout star of YouTube hit Bravest Warriors, and get a signed art card.

10:00–11:00 a.m. PDT
Room 25ABC

Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Media animation team and the free streaming site Neon Alley. Bring all your anime questions because they will be there to answer them.

July 26, 2014

12:30–1:30 p.m. PDT
Room 5AB

VIZ Media is releasing the complete classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new English dub. Join members of the VIZ Media animation team and learn all about this legendary anime series.

12:30 p.m. PDT
VIZ Media Booth #2813

Get a hug and take a picture with everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, Doraemon.

July 27, 2014

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Room 32AB

Bring your kids along, or just your inner child, and join an eclectic group of creators and editors for a lively roundtable that will get you laughing, learning and looking at the craft of all-ages comics in a whole new way.

Other Notable VIZ Media In-Booth Events:

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck Building Game Demo
Check the daily booth schedule for a chance to try out the new card game debuting from Cryptozoic at SDCC.

In-Booth Signing and Photo-Op: HELLO KITTY
Join Hello Kitty herself and graphic novel artists for a special signing and photo opportunity.

  • July 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. PDT: features Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien
  • July 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. PDT: features Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani. Jacob Chabot will also be available July 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. PDT

Meet the talented contributors for the brand new books based off of the YouTube smash hit series and get your VIZ Media Bravest Warrior book or comic sampler signed.

  • July 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PDT: features Stu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty
  • July 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. PDT: features Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant

In-Booth Signing: NARUTO Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe
July 24, 2014 & July 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. PST
Meet Gecco figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe, creator of the Comic-Con exclusive Naruto Shippuden figure and get your limited edition figure signed.

RANMA 1/2 Plinko
Available Throughout Comic-Con
Try your luck at our Ranma 1/2 Plinko board for a chance to win a limited edition Comic-Con only Ranma 1/2 water bottle. Check the daily booth schedule for times to play.

Comic-Con International is taking place July 23-27, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California.

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