Creators Of The Bestselling Manga Based On THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Nintendo Video Game To Appear As Guests Of Honor At New York Comic Con


San Francisco, CA, September 19, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces special appearances and autograph sessions for the creative team behind THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series, Akira Himekawa, during New York Comic Con 2017 this October.

Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. This year, the pair will make their first East Coast professional appearance at New York Comic Con. VIZ Media is the official North American publisher of the bestselling series that is based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th 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 in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more information, please visit VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #1336.

Akira Himekawa VIZ Media / New York Comic Con Panels & Special Events Include:

Thursday, October 5th

4:00pm – 5:00pm                  VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests

                                                Room 1A06

Join us for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators, Akira Himekawa, will also make a special appearance.

Friday, October 6th

4:00pm – 5:00pm                  THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Akira Himekawa Panel

                                               Room 1A06

Welcome the creators behind the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga, Akira Himekawa, as they discuss the work on their hit series. Fans attending this panel will receive a special THE LEGEND OF ZELDA collectible premium.

NYCC On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions Include:

Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pmlimited to 100 people

Friday, October 6th at 6:30pmlimited to 100 people

Signing session attendees will each receive an exclusive shikishi art board from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph. Official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit the NYCC Pre-Show Lotteries page for more information, at

NYCC Presents – Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:

Barnes & Noble Tribeca Autograph Session

Saturday, October 7th, 1:30pm

97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

Join VIZ Media in welcoming Akira Himekawa at their first off-site appearance in New York! The event is limited to the first 100 people to purchase any THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga from the Barnes & Noble Tribeca store that day; a wristband for the autograph session will be given upon purchase to guarantee entry to the signing. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi art board signed.

Kinokuniya Autograph Session

Saturday, October 7th, 8:30pm

1073 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10018

Be among the first 100 people to purchase any THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga from the Kinokuniya store that day and receive a wristband for the autograph session! Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi board signed.

Nintendo World Store Rockefeller Center Autograph Session

Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm

10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

An encore appearance by THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators! Event details will be announced shortly by the Nintendo World Store.

VIZ Media will offer a variety of manga selections for purchase throughout New York Comic Con including:

  • And more!

All THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga purchases from the VIZ Media booth will include a TWILIGHT PRINCESS poster as a special FREE gift with purchase.

Also, don’t miss in-booth giveaways every day of the show of an exclusive drawstring bag. Please check the VIZ Media in-booth schedule for details!

For more information on THE LEGEND OF ZELDA or other anime and manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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