VIZ Media is heading to its next con stop for 2019: Anime Central (acen.org) in Rosemont, IL, held May 17-19 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and Hyatt Regency O’Hare. VIZ can be found at booth #IND 7 in the exhibit hall.
Megalobox English voice cast members Kaiji Tang and Lex Lang will participate in a panel and signing session. Fan favorites from Sailor Moon, Stephanie Sheh and Sandy Fox, will also attend as special guests at a variety of convention activities.
ACen attendees will learn the latest on a wide range of upcoming releases and other news during the official VIZ Media and Shonen Jump panels and celebrate the Guardians of Love and Justice at the Official Sailor Moon panel. Throughout the weekend, the VIZ Media booth will offer a wide variety of retail products available for purchase. VIZ will also host fun booth activities including a Sailor Moon-themed photo-opportunity!
Friday, May 17
1-2 p.m. VIZ Media Industry Panel Feat. MEGALOBOX Voice Cast
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Join the VIZ Media crew and some very special guests from the cast of MEGALOBOX as we talk about the latest and greatest in Anime and Manga. We’ll be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, giving away prizes, and having a grand old time. There might even be jokes!
3-4 p.m. MEGALOBOX English Voice Cast Signing
MEGALOBOX voice actors Kaiji Tang (Joe) and Lex Lang (Yuri) will take part in this special autograph session. Participants will receive a free limited edition MEGALOBOX poster. Tickets will be distributed Friday morning starting at 11AM from the Anime Central Autograph Booth.
Saturday, May 18
12-1 p.m. Official SHONEN JUMP Panel
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Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! We’ve got exciting news about the LATEST developments on new series, all-time fan favorites, and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga! We’ll also have amazing prizes up for grabs.
3-4 p.m. Official SAILOR MOON Panel
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Your friends from VIZ Media celebrate everything SAILOR MOON! Get ready for a festive time filled with news, updates, special guests and prizes. All attendees will receive a special treat while supplies last, so, in the name of the Moon, don’t miss it!
5-6 p.m. SAILOR MOON English Voice Cast Signing
Join SAILOR MOON voice actors Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon) and Sandy Fox (Chibi Moon) for a special autograph session. Participants will receive a free poster. Tickets will be distributed Saturday morning starting at 11AM from the Anime Central Autograph Booth.
VIZ Media Anime Central 2019 Retail Exclusives
The VIZ Media booth (#IND 7) will offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media exclusive, limited edition tote bag available in two distinct designs. Notable VIZ Media ACen exclusives and presales include:
- Exclusive SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS shirt ($20)
- Exclusive Collectible Enamel Pins: ONE-PUNCH MAN Pin Set ($18); JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE GOLDEN WIND Pin ($20); HOMESTUCK Pin Set ($10)
- Early Release Manga – Available Exclusively Before Street Date!: KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE Vol. 1 ($10); MY HERO ACADEMIA Vol. 19 ($10); NIER: AUTOMATA SHORT STORY LONG & LONG STORY SHORT
- Discounted Novel Bundle ($22)
Learn more about VIZ titles and products at viz.com