VIZ Media Welcomes My Hero Academia Creator Kohei Horikoshi for His First Ever Appearance at Comic-Con 2018

VIZ Media proudly welcomes My Hero Academia creator Kōhei Horikoshi for his upcoming North American professional appearance at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego, California.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18–22, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at:

Kōhei Horikoshi is scheduled to participate in a variety of events during the convention including an official My Hero Academia panel, a joint project by VIZ Media and FUNimation. The panel also features voice actors Christopher Sabat, voice of All Might, and Justin Briner, voice of Deku, from FUNimation’s anime adaptation of the series. The creator will also be a special guest on VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump panel. A pair of autograph sessions are scheduled to take place on-site at the Viz Media booth located in the convention’s Main Hall.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

11:15am MY HERO ACADEMIA Panel Ft. Kōhei Horikoshi – Room 6A
See the creator behind one of the world’s most popular superhero manga and anime. Horikoshi-sensei will share insider details about My Hero Academia and do a live drawing. He’ll also have voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might) to talk about FUNimation’s anime adaptation at his side to talk about FUNimation’s anime adaptation at his side.

4:00pm Kōhei Horikoshi Autograph Session – VIZ Booth*
Meet the creator of My Hero Academia and receive a personalized exclusive shikishi art board.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

11:15am SHONEN JUMP Panel With Special Guest Kōhei Horikoshi – Room 6DE
The superhero group known as Team Jump will be joined by Kōhei Horikoshi. We’ll be making announcements, having fun with the creator, and giving out tons of prizes. Join us.

2pm Kōhei Horikoshi Autograph Session – VIZ Booth*
You can become a hero. Meet the creator of My Hero Academia before he’s gone.

*Tickets will be distributed the morning of each signing session at the VIZ Media booth. Please visit the booth’s front desk for details.

Manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986 and received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006. After publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen in 2010. Barrage and his current series, My Hero Academia, are published in English by VIZ Media.

An instant best seller, My Hero Academia has been adapted into an anime series available from FUNimation; the Season 3 SimulDub™ is currently streaming on Free chapters of the new spin-off series, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, which is inspired by the popular manga, are currently available on

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