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VIZ Media Announces Anime Expo 2019 Full Roster of Guests & Activities

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Join VIZ Media in welcoming famed manga creator Bisco Hatori as an official Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2019. The creator of the bestselling OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB will have a dedicated panel and host autograph sessions throughout the show.

VIZ Media will continue to host special guests across its other panels and events: voice actors Zach Aguilar (ONE-PUNCH MAN’s Genos) and Billy Kametz (Josuke of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE) will join in the discussion on the SHONEN JUMP panel. Meanwhile, SAILOR MOON fans won’t want to miss the SAILOR MOON Official Anime panel, which features one of our biggest rosters of English voice cast guests to-date! Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Melissa Hutchison (Sailor Star Fighter), Erika Harlacher (Sailor Star Maker), Sarah Williams (Sailor Star Healer), and many more special guests will appear on the panel to discuss the long-awaited fifth season, SAILOR STARS!

This year, attendees can take part in a SAILOR MOON photo-opportunity and sweepstakes for SAILOR MOON-themed prizes. Pose with your favorite Sailor Guardian in West Hall A at Booth 28 and share your experience directly via social media.

The new VIZ Originals imprint will also participate in the official AX portfolio review sessions. Reviews will be conducted in The Annex at Kentia Hall by Fawn Lau, Executive Editor for VIZ Originals (Artist Alley, Table A47). More details at: viz.com/originals.

The fun continues at the VIZ Media booth #2206 with a host of free giveaways. The booth will also offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special, limited edition tote bag available in two distinct designs, while supplies last:

Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusive items include:

Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusive items include:

  • OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 1 with Variant Cover $10
  • SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS T-Shirt $20
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE GOLDEN WIND Pin $12
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE GOLDEN WIND Figure $45
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA & ONE-PUNCH MAN Manga Replicas $15 each
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN Pin Set $18

VIZ Media Anime Expo 2019 Panels & Signings:

Thursday, July 4th 

VIZ Media Industry Panel | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Main Events / Petree Hall

Join VIZ as we talk manga and anime, share big announcements and chat with Joey The Anime Man and an incredible team from Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the CASTLEVANIA anime.

Bisco Hatori Signing | 1:40pm
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the creator of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB and receive a special signed shikishi/art board. Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Friday, July 5th

VIZ Media Presents Bisco Hatori Panel | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room LP3 / 408AB

Join VIZ in welcoming Bisco Hatori, the creator behind OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, MILLENNIUM SNOW and BEHIND THE SCENES!! This popular creator will discuss the creative process behind her hit shojo series during her first North American appearance. As a bonus, panel attendees will also receive a limited edition item.

Bisco Hatori Signing | 5:00pm
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the creator of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB and receive a special signed shikishi/art board. Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Saturday, July 6th

SAILOR MOON Official Anime Panel | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Main Events / Petree Hall

Join your friends from VIZ as well as many members from the staff and cast of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL for a festive time filled with news, updates and more from everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice. All attendees will receive a special treat while supplies last. In the name of the Moon, don’t miss it!

Bisco Hatori Signing | 10:00am
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the creator of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB and receive a special signed shikishi/art board. Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

SHONEN JUMP Official Panel | 2:50pm
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the English voice cast of SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS and receive a special signed poster! Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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