Join VIZ Media’s Official Panels And Autograph Sessions For SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, K, And More!


San Francisco, CA, June 13, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers an exciting schedule of activities, special guests, and retail exclusives as part of the company’s participation at Anime Expo 2018.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and will take place July 5th–8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

This year, Anime Expo attendees are invited to catch special guest appearances by talented English voice actors from hit VIZ Media anime series. Featured talent include voice actors from SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, and K, as well as the creative staff behind the RWBY series and the creator of HOMESTUCK. Fans are also invited to attend panels, autograph sessions and to take advantage of promotional giveaways and a variety of exclusive and pre-street items that will be available for purchase at the VIZ Media booth.

In addition to a bevy of free giveaways, the VIZ Media booth this year will feature two fun activities for attendees. Fans can participate in the SAILOR MOON SUPERS Pegasus Dream Chase to find the majestic Pegasus and receive a special prize. An exclusive TOKYO GHOUL poster will also be given away. Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.

The in-booth VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2018 limited edition tote bag offered in two distinct designs: MY HERO ACADEMIA and POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON.

Notable VIZ Media exclusives and presale items include:

  • HOMESTUCK Book 1 and Book 2 (Prestreet) with Exclusive Dust Jacket & Gift With Purchase Patches – $20 each
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Manga Replica – $15
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Figure Set – $30
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Enamel Pin – $12
  • SAILOR MOON SUPERS T-Shirt – $15

Special Pre-Order Items:

  • SAILOR MOON SUPERS Part 2 Home Media Set (Combo Pack) includes Gift With Purchase Art Card Set – $55

Special Bundles & Gift With Purchase Items:

  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Manga Bundle – $20
    • Includes MY HERO ACADEMIA manga Vols. 1-3 & exclusive enamel pin
    • Includes MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Vol. 1 and exclusive double-sided full color poster
  • Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription – $30
    • Includes an exclusive WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP patch, MY HERO ACADEMIA desk mat, and two collectible YU-GI-OH! trading cards

VIZ Media Anime Expo 2018 Panels:

Thursday, July 5th

2:00pm                          VIZ Media Official Panel

LP1 / Petree Hall

The VIZ team kicks off AX with announcements, exclusive first looks, and prizes!

Friday July 6th

11:00am                        SHONEN JUMP Official Panel

LP3 / Room 408AB

We’ve got exciting news about new series, all-time fan favorites, and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga!

3:00pm                           JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel

                                      Main Events Hall

Don’t miss this epic event with special guests, news, and some surprises!

Saturday July 7th

10:00am                        SAILOR MOON Official Panel

                                      Main Events Hall

Join members of the staff and cast of the SAILOR MOON anime for news, updates, and more from everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice.

6:00pm                          K: SEVEN STORIES Premiere Event

                                      LP1 / Petree Hall

Be among the first to watch an all new OVA set in the K universe! There’ll be special guests and giveaways for attendees.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by 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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