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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Anime Expo 2015 Viz Plans

Viz is planning big this year again including another Sailor Moon Day that wants to see more sailors in attendance. Be on the lookout for the Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key.

Here's the schedule and exclusives from Viz's press release:

VIZ Media Anime Expo Panels & Special Events Include:

Thursday, July 2nd

1:15 – 2:45pm    VIZ Media Panel (Room LP1)
Come party with VIZ Media and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling and probably some clapping.

Friday, July 3nd

10:00am – 12:00pm    OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL (Room LP1)
Join VIZ Media as well as Official English cast members from the legendary series and start off a magical day of SAILOR MOON activities! Everyone attending will receive a special treat while supplies last.

12:00pm – 1:00pm      SHONEN JUMP: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
(Room LP5)
Hang out with the English-language editors of the world's most popular manga, plus special surprise guests! Plus a chance to win amazing prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills.

SESSION    (Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet the English voice cast of SAILOR MOON and get your free, premium poster signed!

3:45pm – 4pm             SAILOR MOON OFFICIAL DUB CAST PHOTO OP        (VIZ Media Booth)
Fans can take photos of the talented new Official English voice cast for SAILOR MOON with the Sailor Guardian cosplayers from American Cosplay Paradise in a special session!

4:30pm                         JULIETTA SUZUKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION 
(Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet Julietta Suzuki, the creator of KAMISAMA KISS and get a free art card signed. Tickets for this special signing will be distributed at 8AM in the morning from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.

4:30 pm                        SAILOR MOON OFFICIAL FAN COSPLAY GATHERING           (Video 1 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
Dress in your Sailor Guardian or Villain best to show your SAILOR MOON team spirit as well as have a chance to be part of upcoming SAILOR MOON extra features! Fans attending in cosplay will receive a special treat as well as a chance to win some cool prizes!

6:00 pm – 7pm            SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL ENGLISH DUB PREMIERE  (Video 1 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom)
The world premiere dub for SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL will be unveiled at this special screening of Episodes 1 and 2! A free goodie will be provided to attendees, while supplies last!

Saturday, July 4th

10:15am – 11:15pm    OFFICIAL SHOJO BEAT PANEL (Room LP2)
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shojo Beat manga with us! Bring your burning questions and find out what’s coming up in the future.

11:10AM                       JULIETTA SUZUKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION 
(Anime Expo Autograph Area)
Meet Julietta Suzuki, the creator of KAMISAMA KISS and get a free art card signed. Pick up a ticket for this event at 8AM in the morning from the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.

(Petree Hall / LP2)
Join the creator of KAMISAMA KISS, Julietta Suzuki in her first-ever international appearance. Learn about her beginnings as a manga creator and her creative process.

4:00pm – 5:00pm        VIZ ANIMATION
(Room 408AB / LP3)
Find out all that's new and awesome with the VIZ Animation team! We'll be talking about upcoming releases, share some announcements and tell you all about our free streaming anime!

The VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have Anime Expo convention exclusives including:

·         ONE PIECE Exclusive Manga Replicas: $15
·         NARUTO Exclusive Manga Replicas: $15
·         WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Digital Subscription: $25
o   Includes exclusive Game Mat and Collectible Yearbook (featuring NARUTO) and an exclusive YU-GI-OH! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger!
·         JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Exclusive 3D Poster: $25
·         SAILOR MOON R Part 1 Limited Edition Combo Pack, prestreet with a gift with purchase: $65
·         2015 SAILOR MOON R T-Shirt Exclusive - Ladies and Unisex Styles: $15.each 
·         MY HERO ACADEMIA Vol. 1 Manga Pre-street: $10
·         THE DEMON PRINCE OF MOMOCHI HOUSE Vol. 1 Manga Pre-street: $10
·         MAID-SAMA! 2-in-1 Vol. 1 Manga Pre-street: $15
·         Summer 2015 exclusive gift with purchase - Limited Edition VIZ Media tote bags featuring favorite characters and offered in 3 different designs
o   SHONEN JUMP (double-sided featuring Luffy and Naruto)
Other fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth will include:

·         Shojo Beat Prize Wheel
Celebrate Shojo Beat’s 10th anniversary and try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win a Shojo Beat 10th Anniversary Calendar, as well as exclusive goodies from Japan!
·         SAILOR MOON Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key
Sailor Moon needs your help! Grab your SAILOR MOON tiara from the VIZ Media booth to begin your mission to re-awaken the Guardian’s memories,  then get the Time Key and save New Crystal Tokyo from certain doom! Interspersed between Time Key quests, fans can take a short survey SAILOR MOON, get a poster, and enter to win a SAILOR MOON prize pack!
·         Poster Giveaway
Sign up for VIZ Media email newsletters, and get a TOKYO GHOUL poster!

Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times.