Anime Expo Hosts U.S. Premiere Screening of Lupin III Italian Game Special

TMS Entertainment has announced that it will hold a screening of the Lupin III Italian Game special at Anime Expo on July 3, 2017. The screening of this latest Lupin III special will be the anime’s United States premiere. TMS Entertainment will give out free T-shirts with art by Hisao Yokobori.

The television special aired in January 2016 as a companion to the Lupin III: Part IV television anime. The television anime premiered on Adult Swim ‘s Toonami block on June 17, 2017 with an English dub.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces Activities and Convention Exclusives for Anime Expo 2017

VIZ Media announces special guest appearances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, promotional giveaways and a variety of exclusive and pre-street retail items as part of its participation in Anime Expo 2017.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1–4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Ccalifornia. Tickets and full details are available at: Anime-Expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

VIZ Media is excited to welcome Food Wars! manga co-creator Yuto Tsukuda as an Anime Expo Guest of Honor. Catch him live in person for several panel discussions and autograph events throughout the weekend. Attendees are also invited to a series of exciting panel sessions on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sailor Moon, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and Weekly Shonen Jump.

The in-booth VIZ Media retail area (#2206) located in the main hall will offer a variety of Anime Expo convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2017 exclusive limited edition tote bag offered in three designs. Select from Sailor Moon, Shonen Jump (featuring One-Punch Man and Boruto), or Pokemon themed tote bags. Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusives and presales include:

  • Food Wars! Volume 19 – $10 (latest volume of the series available ahead of street-date)
  • One-Punch Man and One Piece Manga Replicas – $15 each (exclusive from Japan)
  • One-Punch Man Oppai T-Shirt – $20 (exclusive VIZ Media color edition)
  • Sailor Moon Crystal Season III T-Shirt – $15 (2017 exclusive design)

Special Pre-Street & Pre-Order Items:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition – $15
  • Pokemon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book – $25
  • Vampire Knight: Memories Volume 1 – $10
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Blu-ray Set Pre-Order – $65 (pre-Order the set at the VIZ Media booth and receive an exclusive bandana as your gift with purchase)

Special Bundles And Gift With Purchases:

  • One-Punch Man Starter Bundle – $60 (includes One-Punch Man Limited Edition Blu-ray Set and Volume 1 manga; also receive an exclusive Hero Association silvertone metal pin)
  • Boruto Starter Bundle – $32 (includes Boruto: Naruto the Movie Combo Pack and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 1 manga; also receive an exclusive Boruto postcard set)
  • Premium Weekly Shonen Jump Annual Subscription – $30 (includes an exclusive Weekly Shonen Jump hat and Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards, Apprentice Illusion Magician and Galaxy Eyes Cipher Blade Dragon)

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

  • Sailor Moon Crystal Quest for New Power: Help the Sailor Guardians on their quest and win a special prize from Sailor Moon herself
  • One-Punch Man – What Hero Rank Are You?: Find out your Hero Association Rank
  • Manga sampler, poster and postcard giveaways: Stop by the VIZ Media booth’s front desk for a variety of freebies

VIZ Media Anime Expo Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

1:30pm – 2:30pm VIZ Media Panel (Petree Hall / Room LP1)
Don’t miss it! Catch special announcements, exclusive first looks, and prizes.

4:00pm Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area)
Meet Food Wars! co-creator Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personally signed shikishi art board. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

6:30pm – 7:30pm WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Official Panel (LACC Room 408AB / Room LP3)
Find out about the latest developments on new Shonen Jump series, fan favorites, and special guest, Yuto Tsukuda.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

11:20am Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area)
An encore opportunity to meet Yuto Tsukuda, and receive a personalized shikishi art board.

2:30pm – 4:00pm VIZ Media FOOD WARS Panel (LACC Room 408AB / Room LP3)
Join VIZ Media and Warner Bros. Japan in welcoming the co-creator of the saucy culinary manga Food Wars! Tsukuda Sensei, along with his Japanese and English editors, will discuss the creative process behind the hit series.

5:00pm JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Cast Signing (VIZ Media Booth #2206)
Meet English Voice Actors Patrick Seitz (Dio) and Matt Mercer (Jotaro) from the legendary series’ Season 2, Stardust Crusaders and get a signed poster.

7:30pm – 9:00pm JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel (Room LP1 / Petree Hall)
Join the voice cast of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for a celebration of this epic series with special guests and surprises.

Monday, July 3, 2017

11:00am – 1:00pm SAILOR MOON Official Panel (Room LP1 / Petree Hall)
Join many members from the staff and cast of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal for a festive time filled with news and updates from everyone’s favorite Guardians of Love and Justice.

11:30am Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session (Kinokuniya Anime Expo Booth #3700)
This signing event will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a VIZ Media Food Wars! manga at the Kinokuniya booth during Anime Expo. Please see the Kinokuniya booth for more information.

2:00pm SAILOR MOON Voice Cast Autograph Session (Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area)
Don’t miss the chance to meet the English voice cast of Sailor Moon. The first 100 people will receive a signed personalized poster.

5:30pm Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session (Barnes & Noble at The Grove)
This off-site signing will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a Food Wars! manga title at the Grove location on July 3, 2017. Contact the store directly for more information. **Note – this appearance is not affiliated with Anime Expo.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

1:00pm – 2:00pm SHONEN JUMP Presents BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Official Panel (Room LP3 / LACC 408AB)
Meet the English voice cast of the hit film, Boruto: Naruto the Movie. We’ll be talking about the movie, manga and the all-new TV series streaming each week on VIZ.com.

Anime Expo Announces Miyu Irino as Guest

Anime Expo has announced that voice actor Miyu Irino will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Irino’s credits include Haku in Spirited Away, Shoya in A Silent Voice, Todomatsu in Mr. Osomatsu, Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Akito Hyuga in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Takao in The Garden of Words.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Also, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN

Kadokawa To Make Its Debut At Anime Expo

Kadokawa Corporation is excited to make its debut at Anime Expo 2017, which is taking place July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For the first time, there will be a Kadokawa booth, which will welcome the fans to learn more about Kadokawa and the company’s titles.

Kadokawa has a large line-up of anime titles, some older ones include the hits The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, but many fans will also recognize recent titles like KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-.

“Our company has created numerous anime titles until today, which are popular worldwide, thanks to the overseas fans,” tells Mr. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Senior General Manager of Kadokawa’s anime department, “we are excited to meet the fans at Anime Expo. Please visit our booth!”

Kadokawa’s booth is #1206.

The Kadokawa booth will await you with a mini stage and a huge screen. Stage events twice a day are planned, where attendees can catch the latest news about Kadokawa’s upcoming anime adaptations, as well as watch new video material faster than anywhere in the world.

Furthermore, special guests (directors and creators) will be welcomed daily for signing sessions, too. Stay tuned for details on our booth stage events which will be announced later.

There are also exclusive merchandise and giveaways at Kaodkawa’s booth, which are only available at Anime Expo. Merchandise includes t-shirts of No Game, No Life Zero and Lucky Star (10th anniversary version, which is an Anime Expo exclusive), along with merchandise of Re:Zero and KONOSUBA.

Anime Expo to Premiere the English Dub of the Third Digimon Adventure tri. Film

Anime Expo has announced that the English dub of Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 3: Confession will premiere at the event at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Dub actors Joshua Seth (Tai), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Sora), and Jeff Nimoy (Tentomon) will be in attendance for a Q&A session.

Anime Expo will run from July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention is also formally including a preview night a day before on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces Exciting Events for Food Wars! Manga Co-Creator Yuto Tsukuda at Anime Expo 2017

VIZ Media welcomes Yuto Tsukuda as an official Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2017 and announces special panel and signing events throughout the convention.

Yuto Tsukuda is the writer and co-creator of the bestselling Weekly Shonen Jump manga series Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. This saucy, action-packed food comedy is Tsukuda Sensei’s first work to be released in English and is published in digital and print editions by VIZ Media (rated “T+” for Older Teens).

The writer will make his first North American professional appearance in a pair of panel discussions taking place during Anime Expo. Tsukuda Sensei will also appear for several autograph sessions both on-site during the convention as well as at the Barnes & Noble located at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1–4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets and full details are available at: Anime-Expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

Yuto Tsukuda VIZ Media/Anime Expo Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

6:30pm – 7:30pm WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Official Panel
LACC Room 408AB / Room LP-3

Hang out with the English-language editors of the world’s most popular manga. We’ve got exciting news about the latest developments on new series, all-time fan favorites, and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga. We’ll also have amazing prizes up for grabs. Plus special guest, Yuto Tsukuda, co-creator of Food Wars! Don’t miss it.

TBD Time Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area

Don’t miss the chance to meet Food Wars! co-creator Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personally signed shikishi art board. Attendees must pick up an autograph ticket prior to the session at the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth on the day of the appearance. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2:30pm – 4pm FOOD WARS! Panel
LACC Room 408AB / Room LP-3

Join Warner Bros. Japan and VIZ Media in welcoming the co-creator of the saucy culinary manga Food Wars! Tsukuda Sensei, along with his Japanese and English editors, will discuss the creative process behind the hit series. This is a special opportunity to get a taste of what goes into creating the spiciness that is Food Wars!

TBD Time Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area

Fans will have an encore opportunity to meet Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personalized shikishi art board! Attendees must pick up an autograph ticket prior to the session at the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth on the day of the appearance. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

Additional Yuto Tsukuda Special Events Include:

Monday, July 3, 2014

11:30am Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Kinokuniya Anime Expo Booth #3700

This signing event will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a VIZ Media Food Wars! manga at the Kinokuniya booth during Anime Expo. Qualified purchasers will receive a ticket for a guaranteed spot to meet the author at his Kinokuniya autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose either to have their purchased manga signed by Yuto Tsukuda, or have a shikishi art board (provided by VIZ Media) signed.

5:30pm Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This off-site signing will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a Food Wars! manga volume at the Grove location on July 3, 2017. Qualified purchasers will receive a wristband for a guaranteed spot to meet the author at the Barnes & Noble autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose either to have their purchased manga signed by Yuto Tsukuda, or have a shikishi art board (provided by VIZ Media) signed. **Note – this appearance is not affiliated with Anime Expo.

Stop by the VIZ Media booth (#2206), located in the Anime Expo Main Hall, to browse Food Wars! manga including:

  • Food Wars! Volumes 1-2 Bundle – $15 (Snap up the first two volumes of the series in a specially priced bundle)
  • Food Wars! Volume 19 – $10 (Get a taste the series’ latest volume ahead of its street date)

Also stop by the VIZ Media booth for giveaways of special Food Wars!-themed chopsticks.

Yuto Tsukuda won the 34th Jump Juniketsu Newcomers’ Manga Award for his one-shot story Kiba ni Naru. He made his Weekly Shonen Jump debut in 2010 with the series, Shonen Shikku. His follow-up series, Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, is his first title with an English-language release.

Anime Expo to Host World Premiere of the Violet Evergarden Anime

It has been announced that Anime Expo will be hosting the world premiere of the first episode of the Violet Evergarden anime. Director Taichi Ishidate, voice actress Yui Ishikawa, and opening theme song performer TRUE will have a Q&A session with the screening on July 2, 2017.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN