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Akira Himekawa Appear at MCM Comic Con London 2019


Press Release:

VIZ Media is thrilled to announce that Akira Himekawa, creators of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga adaptation, will make their first UK appearance at MCM Comic Con London this month (May 24 – 26)!

In partnership with ReedPOP, the creative duo of A. Honda and S. Nagano appear at U.K.’s largest pop culture event as Guests of Honor – the full details are in the announcement here. Fans can catch them at the following at-show events:

Panels: Their first appearance will be on the Official VIZ Media panel on Friday May 24th. They’ll also appear on the dedicated THE LEGEND OF ZELDA panel on Saturday to talk about their work, including their latest TWILIGHT PRINCESS manga (Vol. 4 now available, Vol. 5 debuts August). This panel will also feature a live drawing!

Signings: Fans have a chance to meet Akira Himekawa at two signings, following each panel on Friday and Saturday! Signings will be ticketed, more details forthcoming; attendees will get an exclusive shikishi and poster, and can choose one of the two to get signed by the duo!

In addition, Akira Himekawa will appear at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore for a special off-site appearance in London on Friday 24 May 2019 from 18:00 to 19:30! Attendees will receive an exclusive shikishi and poster, and fans select which one will be signed on site by the pair. More details on wristband distribution coming soon on the Forbidden Planet website.

MCM attendees should also consider visiting the British Museum’s ground-breaking the Citi exhibition ‘Manga マンガ’, the largest exhibition of manga ever held outside of Japan! The world of manga is brought to life like never before, and VIZ Media is thrilled to collaborate with the prestigious museum on this ambitious exhibition opening May 23rd and running through August 26th!

With its world-renowned Japanese collections and expertise, and working in partnership with manga artists, editors, publishing houses and specialists in Japan, the British Museum is uniquely placed to take visitors on a journey through the phenomenon of manga. From earlier forms such as the comic or dramatic designs by famous Japanese artists such as Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889) and others through to the 21st century, today there is indeed a manga for everyone. Featuring unprecedented loans from across Japan, the exhibition will reveal the inner-workings of this billion-dollar industry. The exhibition design and interpretation will transport visitors into the immersive world of manga. Visitors will be able to go inside the artists’ world, meet the manga editors and be ‘manga-fied’ in a special photo booth. Audio and video installations will help bring the world of manga and its characters to life. The exhibition will also explore Manga fandom through big conventions such as Comiket and World Cosplay summit, immersing the visitor in the experience of one of these events, as well as providing an opportunity for visitors to try on a costume and share via their own photos.