NYCC 2018: VIZ Media Details Plans and Special Guests

VIZ Media has released details for a weekend packed with panels, creator appearances, autograph sessions, special in-booth activities, retail exclusives, and anime screenings set to take place next month at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo 2018.

This year, New York Comic Con takes place on October 4th – 7th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1336 in the Exhibit Hall.

Anime Fest will also take place on October 4th – 7th at the city’s historic Pier 94. NYCC proudly teams up with Anime Expo, the nation’s biggest dedicated annual convention, to present a historic 4-day celebration of anime, manga, cosplay, J-Pop artists, food, and Japanese culture.

At both events, VIZ Media will welcome notable talent from the anime and manga spheres. Catch the creator of Radiant, Tony Valente; Sailor Moon/Boruto voice actor veteran, Amanda Miller; and BORUTO anime series voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessy for a variety of panels and autograph sessions.

Additional guests include Lord Gris, illustrator and character designer for The World Next Door video game and Adi Shankar, Executive Producer of the animated adaptation of Castlevania.

Also stop by VIZ Media booth #1336 for a variety of retail exclusives and advance releases. VIZ Media’s booth will also host various activities and giveaways throughout the con including a Dr. Stone arm sleeve, an exclusive MY HERO ACADEMIA poster and digital manga offer, as well as a special demo for The World Next Door video game, which is set for release in early 2019!

VIZ Media NYCC and Anime Fest 2018 Panels & Autograph Sessions

Thursday, October 4th

12:15pm VIZ Media Official Panel
Javits, Room 1A06

Come hang out with us and special guests, Tony Valente and Adi Shankar, as we share upcoming releases and other announcements!

2:00pm CASTLEVANIA Producer Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet Adi Shankar, the Executive Producer behind the hit animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game in an exclusive signing session.

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Come see Tony Valente, the creator behind the RADIANT manga, and receive a personalized signed art card.

Friday, October 5th

2:00pm ReedPOP and VIZ Media Present Tony Valente, Creator of RADIANT Panel
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Hear from Tony Valente himself as he discusses his career and creative journey from pen to panel and from manga to anime!

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

Don’t miss your final chance to meet Tony Valente!


4:00pm RWBY Creative Talent Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet members of the RWBY creative team and receive a signed RWBY poster.

Saturday, October 6th

11:00am SHONEN JUMP Panel
Javits, Room 1A10

Hang out with your SHONEN JUMP pals and awesome guests including the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

12:30pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Catch the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, in this signing session!

4:00pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Stop by and meet illustrator Lord Gris, character designer for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game, and receive a signed art card!


4:00pm SHONEN JUMP Fun & Ninja Games Panel
Anime Fest, Main Stage**

Laugh it up with the U.S. Editors of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as they face off against special guests behind some of our favorite titles in a fun game or two!

5:45pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

An encore chance to meet BORUTO voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen O’Shaughnessey at Anime Fest!

Javits, Room A10

View the special U.S. premiere of LOST SMALL WORLD, an all-new anime work set in the mesmerizing world of K!

Sunday, October 7th

1:00pm SAILOR MOON Voice Actor Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

JUPITER POWER MAKE UP! Meet Sailor Jupiter’s English voice actor, Amanda Miller, and receive a personalized signed poster.

1:30pm K Anime Marathon Screening
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Catch three works from the K: SEVEN STORIES series, which includes SIDE: BLUE, SIDE: GREEN, and LOST SMALL WORLD.

1:30pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Another opportunity to meet artist Lord Gris!

*NYCC official signings are ticketed before the event. Get more information.

**Anime Fest badges are required; this is a separate ticketed event located at Pier 94.