NYCC 2012 – VIZ Media Announces Their Show Plan

VIZ Media, LLC returns to New York City for the 2012 New York Comic Con with an array of events, special booth appearances, insightful panel discussions and promotional giveaways. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2042.

VIZ Media is bringing Masakazu Katsura, Tiger & Bunny character designer and creator of manga hits Video Girl AI, I”S, Zetman and more. Mr. Katsura will appear at a special signing session at the VIZ Media booth on Saturday, October 13th, at 4:30PM, along with Sunrise Studio Producer Yasuo Miyakawa. Mr. Katsura and Mr. Miyakawa will speak on the Tiger & Bunny: Insider’s Panel, held in at 6:30PM the same day in Room 1A23, where fans can find out what it was like to make the anime.

Folks that visit their booth can check out the VIZ Manga digital manga platform on a laptop through VIZManga.com, as well as through the VIZ Manga App for iPad, iPod touch, Android Nexus 7 tablet and Android smartphone. Fans that download the FREE VIZ Manga App will receive an exclusive full-color 27”x39” Bleach poster!

Attendees that sign-up for a Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha annual membership will receive a rare Slifer the Sky Dragon YU-GI-OH! trading card.

The Shonen Jump Alpha team will also host two additional events. A special offsite will be held on Friday, October 12th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Kinokuniya Bookstore, located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas (between 40th & 41st Streets). Mingle with other fans of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, catch the debut of the SJ Alpha 2013 yearbook, and meet special guest Masakazu Katsura and the staff of SJ Alpha. Finally, the team will speak on the Shonen Jump Alpha Panel on Saturday October 13th, from 7:45pm-8:45pm, in Room 1A23. TEAMJUMP will have awesome announcements, and Katsura-sensei will again make a special appearance.

Viz Media is also promoting the recent launch of Neon Alley. Fans that sign up for a Neon Alley subscription during the show (limited time one week free offer, and only $6.99 per month thereafter) will receive a special Neon Alley tote bag.

VIZ Media invites younger anime and manga fans to join in the fun at the booth for special guest appearances and VIZ Kids giveaways! On Friday, October 12th, meet some of the creative staff behind the new Voltron Force original graphic novel, series writer Brian Smith and artist Jacob Chabot, at 10:30am to meet fans and sign posters. Fans can also meet the creative staff behind the recently debuted Redakai graphic novel. Writer Mike Raicht will appear at the booth on Friday October 12th at 3:30pm, and artist Zach Turner will appear at Sunday October 14th at 1:30pm to meet fans and sign posters of the graphic novel.

Finally, the annual VIZ Media Panel will be on Sunday October 14th at 12:15pm in Room 1A12. Get the scoop on Neon Alley, VIZ Manga, and your favorite manga and anime! Also get the latest updates and exciting news on new acquisitions, upcoming releases, and upcoming projects.