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SDCC 2015: Viz Welcomes the Ultraman Manga Creators

Ultraman_GN01_3DVIZ Media presents the first-ever U.S. appearance by the creators of the new Ultraman manga series at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.

Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi created the new Ultraman manga series, which is inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero TV show that ran in the late 1960s and remains hugely popular with audiences around the world. The series launches in print and digitally on August 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. In Japan, the series currently appears in Hero’s magazine.

During Comic-Con, Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi will participate in an informative panel discussion about the impact of Ultraman on pop culture. The pair will also host four different signing sessions at the VIZ Media booth. A special Ultraman bundle will be available for purchase for $30.00 in the VIZ Media booth that includes an advance copy of Ultraman Vol. 1 along with a collectable Ultraman figure from Japan.

Check out below for a list of the events going on at the convention.

Friday July 10th


VIZ Media Presents Ultraman Panel

Room 23ABC

For their first international appearance, Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, creators of the new VIZ Media manga series ULTRAMAN – inspired by the original Japanese TV show – will be joined onstage by special guests from Legendary Comics to discuss Japan’s quintessential superhero and the influence of kaiju in today’s pop culture. Challenge them with questions, answer trivia and get a unique first look at this action-packed new series straight from Japan!


Ultraman Creator Autograph Sessions

Meet the creators of the ULTRAMAN manga series in several personal appearances at the VIZ Media booth. Fans will be able to have them sign special advance copies of the series’ opening volume as well as the exclusive figure.


Thursday July 9th


VIZ Media Booth


Friday July 10th


VIZ Media Booth


Saturday July 11th



VIZ Media Booth


VIZ Media Booth