New York Comic Con Cancels Its Physical Event and Announces a Digital Event

Reedpop has announced that this year’s physical New York Comic Con (NYCC) event scheduled for October 8-11, 2020 is canceled, and the organizers are partnering with YouTube to hold a digital event on the same dates. The event will feature streaming panels from “leading entertainment brands,” live Q&A sessions, autographs, videos, workshops, and a virtual marketplace.

This year’s NYCC was originally scheduled for October 8-11, 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Source: ANN

2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure Hits New York Comic Con

Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, proudly brings the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure to this year’s New York Comic Con.

The 2019 New York Comic Con takes place October 3–6, 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual gathering plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Thursday October 3, 2019 inside an expansive installation located at the Javits Convention Center at booth 1612. It will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball at New York Comic Con with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations that will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. Also browse a variety of Dragon Ball exclusive action figures and premiums that will be available for purchase.

Dragon Ball World Adventure Attractions & Retail Exclusives

Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts exclusives and other special products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto.

Event exclusives will be available to purchase in the retail area and also at the Tamashii Nations Booth #1520 directly across from the Dragon Ball World Adventure booth.

Tickets will be handed out at the beginning of every day on a first come, first serve basis. The ticket will include a return time, and grant access to purchase all of the Dragon Ball Adventure exclusives (while supplies last).

  • S.H.Figuarts GOKU BLACK SUPER SAIYAN ROSE Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $75
  • S.H.Figuarts GOLDEN FRIEZA Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $65
  • S.H.Figuarts ULTIMATE SON GOHAN Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts SON GOKU KID Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts ZERO SUPER SAIYAN GOD SUPER SAIYAN GOGETA Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $65

Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture a visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento. Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.

Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

For additional information on the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure including tour dates by location, please visit www.db-tour.com.

VIZ Media Announces Panels, Events and Retail Exclusives for New York Comic Con 2019

VIZ Media invites New York Comic Con (NYCC) attendees to catch a fun series of panels, events, autograph sessions and retail exclusives available for purchase at the company’s booth in the Exhibit Hall throughout the weekend.

The Official Shonen Jump panel kicks off VIZ’s events on Friday and presents the latest from Team JUMP. Later that evening, attendees can catch the VIZ Media Panel with special guests from Frederator Studios Castlevania, including Creator, Writer and Executive Producer Warren Ellis and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula) and Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha). Continue celebrating Castlevania on Saturday with an official panel and autograph session featuring the special guests.

VIZ Media’s first original animated property, Seis Manos, debuts at NYCC with an autograph session and special screening of Episode 1 with a cast Q&A on Saturday. Transformers fans won’t want to miss The Evolutionary Art of Transformers, a panel celebrating 35 years of artwork from one of the world’s most beloved franchises. Transformers archivist and author Jim Sorenson will be signing autographs following the panel in the VIZ Booth (#1336).

Meanwhile the VIZ Originals imprint continues its participation in portfolio review sessions at New York Comic Con. Reviews will be conducted by Fawn Lau, Executive Editor for VIZ Originals. For more details please visit: viz.com/originals.

In addition, the VIZ Media booth will offer a wide range of convention retail exclusives available for purchase. Attendees can also catch a variety of special giveaways as well as other fun in-booth activities.

Notable VIZ Media New York Comic Con 2019 Exclusives:

Each purchase comes with a special 2019 limited edition tote bag offered in two distinct designs: Pokemon or Sailor Moon (while supplies last).

  • My Hero Academia & One-Punch Man Manga Replicas – $15 each
  • Naruto 20th Anniversary Poster – $50
  • Naruto 20th Anniversary Skateboard Deck – $60
  • One-Punch Man Enamel Pin – $10
  • Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars T-shirt – $20
  • Shonen Jump T-shirt – $30 ($25 when you show us your SJ app)

VIZ Media 2019 New York Comic Con Panels & Signings:

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:15pm Shonen Jump Official Panel
Room 1A10

Are you a fan of Dragon Ball, One-Punch Man, Naruto, One Piece, or Bleach? Hang out with Team Shonen Jump and get the latest developments on new series from Japan, all-time fan favorites and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga.

5:15pm VIZ Media Official Panel with Special Guests from Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA
Room 1A06

Join us as we talk about some of your favorite manga and anime. We’ll also be revealing big news, chatting with incredible guests and handing out prizes. The panel will feature Castlevania’s creator and writer Warren Ellis and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula) and Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha).

7:00pm Warren Ellis Signing
NYCC Private Autograph Area*

Meet Warren Ellis, the Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of Frederator Studios Castlevania series for Netflix and receive a free poster.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

1:00pm SEIS MANOS Screening with Special Guest Q&A
Room 1A06

Catch a special screening of Seis Manos, an upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series and a Q&A with special guests Alvaro Rodriguez (co-creator), Jonny Cruz (voice of Jesus) and Angelica Vale (voice of Garcia).

2:30pm SEIS MANOS Voice Cast and Co-Creator Signing
NYCC Private Autograph Area*

Join the cast and crew of Seis Manos, including Alvaro Rodriguez, Jonny Cruz and Angelica Vale in a special signing session and receive a personally autographed Seis Manos poster.

4:30pm Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA Creator and Voice Cast Signing
NYCC Private Autograph Area*

Meet Warren Ellis, Sam Deats (director), Adam Deats (asst. director), James Callis, Graham McTavish and Alejandra Reynoso in this special signing session.

6:30pm VIZ Media Presents Frederator Studios CASTLEVANIA Panel
Main Stage

Get an in-depth look into Castlevania, the hit Netflix Original Anime Series, with and incredible lineup of guests, including CASTLEVANIA’s creator and writer Warren Ellis, director Sam Deats, asst. director Adam Deats and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula), Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha) and Ade M’Cormack (voice of Isaac).

Sunday, October 6, 2019

11:00am The Evolutionary Art of Transformers Panel
Room 1A06

Join Transformers: A Visual History author Jim Sorenson, Hasbro Global Director of Publishing Michael Kelly, artists Livio Ramondelli and Andrew Griffith, and other special guests as they celebrate 35 years of artwork from one of the world’s most beloved franchises.

1:00pm TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY Writer Signing
VIZ Media Booth #1336

Transformers archivist and author Jim Sorenson visits the booth for a signing session.

*Tickets are distributed via pre-show lottery. Please see New York Comic Con’s Autograph Policy for more information.

VIZ Media Announces New Publishing Acquisitions at New York Comic Con

VIZ Media announced a pair of new publishing acquisitions at New York Comic Con 2018, including of The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2007-2017 and the shojo manga series Daytime Shooting Star.

A collection of artwork from the groundbreaking series will be presented in The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2007-2017. The comprehensive edition, which is set for release in Summer 2019, compiles a decade’s worth of bold imagery and vivid illustrations for the enduring property. Also announced was the acquisition of the shojo manga series, Daytime Shooting Star. The manga has drawn rave reviews and inspired a popular live-action feature film.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

THE ART OF NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: 2007-2017 · Debuts Summer 2019
A collection of ten years’ worth of illustrations from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, including movie art, concept art, collaborations with mobile video games, fashion spreads, dozens of illustrations from Neon Genesis Evangelion character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and much, much more.

DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR, By Mika Yamamori · Debuts Summer 2019
After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park where she had once seen a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger.

Dark Horse Comics’ Announcement at New York Comic Con

Dark Horse Comics announced the following during New York Comic Con:

  • The publisher will release Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness (Kūki no Sanmyaku ni te) manga. Dark Horse will release the manga in two double-sized volumes featuring more than 300 pages each. Each volume will retail for US$19.99. The English release will retain the metallic gold motif for the cover and the silver tip-in sheets. The first volume will launch in the direct market on June 12, 2019. Zack Davisson is returning from Dark Horse’s release of the H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories manga to translate H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media’s Announcements at New York Comic Con

VIZ Media announced the following at New York Comic Con:

  • Megalobox will debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on Saturday, December 8, 2018 with an English dub.
  • The company has licensed Mika Yamamori’s Daytime Shooting Star (Hirunaka no Ryūsei) manga, and plans to release the first volume in Summer 2019.
  • VIZ Media also announced plans to release The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2007-2017 art book in Summer 2019. The book features movie art, concept art, collaborations with mobile video games, and fashion spreads.

Source: ANN
Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Director’s New York Comic Con Appearance Cancelled

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that Dragon Ball Super: Broly film director Tatsuya Nagamine will not appear at the New York Comic Con panel for the film as previously planned. He was not scheduled to appear at any other panels at the convention.

Instead, the panel will host Akio Iyoku, the head of Shueisha’s Dragon Ball department, and the film’s producer Norihiro Hayashida from Japan.

Masako Nozawa, the Japanese voice of Goku, and several members of the English cast are also attending the panel, which will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Source: ANN

BECK Creator Harold Sakuishi Attends New York Comic Con as ComiXology Originals Debuts An Exclusive BECK Pin and More Volumes From Kodansha Comics

Comixology Originals announces that Harold Sakuishi will be at New York Comic Con to sign free limited edition BECK pins at the Comixology Artist Alley table #1B5 in celebration of new volumes of BECK and Seven Shakespeares available now exclusively through Comixology and Kindle. Now, Comixology and Kodansha Comics have added BECK Volumes 15-22 and Seven Shakespeares Volumes 5-6, from mangaka Harold Sakuishi. These debuting manga titles are free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited and also available for purchase on Kindle and Comixology.

“I’m really honored to be able to attend as special an event as New York Comic Con. A lot of influences from America—music, movies, culture—went into BECK,” said Harold Sakuishi. “It’s been eleven years since I last visited New York. I’m really looking forward to seeing it again. Thank you!”

Harold Sakuishi will be at New York Comic Con to appear on the International Creator Spotlight – Harold Sakuishi panel. Signing times and panel information are below:

Harold Sakuishi signing & limited-edition BECK pin giveaway Comixology Artist Alley table #1B5:

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

NYCC 2018 Panel

International Creator Spotlight – Harold Sakuishi
Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Room 1A02

Manga creator Harold Sakuishi has built a storied decades-long career with his kinetic style and award-winning manga, like the musically charged BECK and historical drama Seven Shakespeares – both available via Comixology Originals. Join comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing in this rare chance to hear from mangaka Harold Sakuishi in an intimate and wide-reaching conversation, along with Sakuishi’s editor at Kodansha, Yohei Takami, and Kodansha USA’s Misaki Kido – it’s a panel no manga fan can miss.

A huge Harold Sakuishi Creator Spotlight Sale has also on Comixology, with volumes of BECK and Seven Shakespeares up to 50% off.

Readers can enjoy the first 22 volumes of Sakuishi’s best-selling rock manga series BECK, and the first six volumes of his new ongoing historical drama series Seven Shakespeares, free to read for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited customers. These volumes can also be purchased on Kindle and Comixology. Future volumes of BECK and Seven Shakespeares will continue to be added for the first time in English.

VIZ Media Announces a Wide Array of Special Guests and Activities for New York Comic Con and Anime Fest 2018

VIZ Media details a weekend packed with panels, creator appearances, autograph sessions, special in-booth activities, retail exclusives, and anime screenings set to take place in October 2018 at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo 2018.

This year, New York Comic Con takes place on October 4–7, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1336 in the Exhibit Hall. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

Anime Fest will also take place on October 4–7, 2018 at the city’s historic Pier 94. NYCC proudly teams up with Anime Expo, the nation’s biggest dedicated annual convention, to present a historic 4-day celebration of anime, manga, cosplay, J-Pop artists, food, and Japanese culture. More information on New York Anime Fest is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Explore/Anime-Fest-At-NYCC-x-Anime-Expo/.

At both events, VIZ Media will welcome notable talent from the anime and manga spheres. Catch the creator of Radiant, Tony Valente; Sailor Moon/Boruto voice actor veteran, Amanda Miller; and Boruto anime series voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessy for a variety of panels and autograph sessions.

Additional guests include Lord Gris, illustrator and character designer for The World Next Door video game and Adi Shankar, Executive Producer of the animated adaptation of Castlevania.

Also stop by VIZ Media booth #1336 for a variety of retail exclusives and advance releases for Boruto, Dragon Ball, Homestuck, Magic: The Gathering, My Hero Academia, Naruto Shippuden, Sailor Moon, and many more. VIZ Media’s booth will also host various activities and giveaways throughout the con including a Dr. Stone arm sleeve, an exclusive My Hero Academia poster and digital manga offer, as well as a special demo for The World Next Door video game, which is set for release in early 2019.

VIZ Media NYCC and Anime Fest 2018 Panels & Autograph Sessions

Thursday, October 4, 2018

12:15 p.m. VIZ Media Official Panel Javits, Room 1A06
Come hang out with us and special guests, Tony Valente and Adi Shankar, as we share upcoming releases and other announcements.

2:00 p.m. CASTLEVANIA Producer Signing VIZ Media Booth
Meet Adi Shankar, the Executive Producer behind the hit animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game in an exclusive signing session.

3:30 p.m. RADIANT Creator Signing NYCC Autograph Area*
Come see Tony Valente, the creator behind the Radiant manga, and receive a personalized signed art card.

Friday, October 5, 2018

2:00 p.m. ReedPOP and VIZ Media Present Tony Valente, Creator of RADIANT Panel Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**
Hear from Tony Valente himself as he discusses his career and creative journey from pen to panel and from manga to anime.

3:30 p.m. RADIANT Creator Signing Anime Fest, Autograph Area**
Don’t miss your final chance to meet Tony Valente.

4:00 p.m. RWBY Creative Talent Signing VIZ Media Booth
Meet members of the RWBY creative team and receive a signed RWBY poster.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

11:00 a.m. SHONEN JUMP Panel Javits, Room 1A10
Hang out with your Shonen Jump pals and awesome guests including the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

12:30 p.m. BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Catch the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, in this signing session.

4:00 p.m. THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing VIZ Media Booth
Stop by and meet illustrator Lord Gris, character designer for The World Next Door video game, and receive a signed art card.

4:00 p.m. SHONEN JUMP Fun & Ninja Games Panel Anime Fest, Main Stage**
Laugh it up with the U.S. Editors of Weekly Shonen Jump as they face off against special guests behind some of our favorite titles in a fun game or two.

5:45 p.m. BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

An encore chance to meet Boruto voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen O’Shaughnessey at Anime Fest.

6:45 p.m. K: SEVEN STORIES LOST SMALL WORLD Premiere Javits, Room 1A10
View the special U.S. premiere of Lost Small World, an all-new anime work set in the mesmerizing world of K.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

1:00 p.m. SAILOR MOON Voice Actor Signing Anime Fest, Autograph Area**
Jupiter Power Make Up! Meet Sailor Jupiter’s English voice actor, Amanda Miller, and receive a personalized signed poster.

1:30 p.m. K Anime Marathon Screening Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**
Catch three works from the K: Seven Stories series, which includes Side: Blue, Side: Green, and Lost Small World.

1:30 p.m. THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing VIZ Media Booth
Another opportunity to meet artist Lord Gris.

*NYCC official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit newyorkcomiccon.com/Guests/Autographs for more information.

**Anime Fest badges are required; this is a separate ticketed event located at Pier 94.

Kodansha Comics Announces Harold Sakuishi as Guest at New York Comic Con

Kodansha Comics has announced that Harold Sakuishi will attend New York Comic Con (NYCC) this year. He will receive the Harvey Awards International Spotlight Award, which was first awarded last year to Hiro Mashima.

Kodansha Comics and Comixology publish Sakuishi’s Beck and Seven Shakespeares (7-nin no Shakespeare) manga digitally.

New York Comic Con will be taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from October 4-7, 2018.

Source: ANN