VIZ Media prepares a strong showing for Otakon 2016, one of the East Coast’s most renowned anime conventions, with a roster jam-packed with informative panel discussions, interactive booth activities, promotional giveaways, anime screening premieres, and a special selection of retail products available exclusively at the event. Otakon 2016 takes place August 12th – 14th at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Full details are available at: www.otakon.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth # IND012.
VIZ Media also invites attendees to a series of fun panels and events including sessions on ONE-PUNCH MAN and SAILOR MOON featuring the English voice cast and WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP.
Fans won’t want to miss the following products and special advance releases available (while supplies last) exclusively at the VIZ Media retail area:
- 2016 Exclusive Gift with Purchase: Celebrate VIZ Media's 30th Anniversary with a selection of Limited Edition tote bags featuring your favorite characters in two different designs!
o ONE-PUNCH MAN
o SAILOR MOON
- Annual Digital Membership: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP – Standard & Premium Subscriptions Available
- Standard Subscription ($20) Includes YU‐GI‐OH! Promo Card: Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL
- Premium Subscription ($30) includes Exclusive Weekly Shonen Jump T-Shirt (unisex sizes available) as well as the YU‐GI‐OH! Promo Card S0: Utopic ZEXAL
- Exclusive SAILOR MOON S T-Shirt: $15
- Ladies and unisex sizes available
- A convention exclusive design featuring all of the Guardians' symbols
- Early Release - SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL (Season 1, Set 1) Limited Edition DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack: $65
- Pick up your copy of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL before anyone else (available 8/16/16)!
- Receive a special limited edition SAILOR MOON Suncatcher as a free gift with at-show purchase
- Anime Pre-Order - SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL S (Season 3, Set 1) Limited Edition DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack: $65
- Preorder the home media debut and have it mailed as soon as it releases in November 2016
- Receive a special limited edition SAILOR MOON Collectable Coin as a free gift with at-show purchase
- HAIKYU Manga Bundle – Vols. 1-2: $15
- ONE-PUNCH MAN Manga Bundle – Vols. 1-2: $15
Other fun Otakon 2016 activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth will include:
- Free Comic Book Day 2016 Manga Sampler & VIZ Media 2016 Manga Sampler Giveaway
- VIZ Media 30th Anniversary Prize Wheel
Celebrate VIZ Media’s 30th Anniversary and try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive goodies!
- SAILOR MOON Quest for the Holy Grail
Help the Sailor Guardians on the Quest for the Holy Grail to receive a SUPER prize!
VIZ Media Otakon 2016 Panels & Special Events
Friday, August 12th
3:00pm – 4:30pm SAILOR MOON Panel
Kick off another magical SAILOR MOON extravaganza with special guests, announcements, and loads of sparkle and fun hosted by VIZ Media.
5:45pm – 6:45pm VIZ Media Industry Panel
(Panel Room 7)
Join VIZ Media for its 30th Anniversary celebration! Don’t miss exciting announcements and a chance to win amazing prizes.
Saturday, August 13th
3:15pm – 4:15pm WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Official Panel
(Panel Room 6)
Hang out with the English language editors of the world's most popular manga as they talk about the latest developments, all-time fan favorites, and what they are doing to deliver the world's best manga!
3:15pm – 4:15pm ONE-PUNCH MAN Autograph Session
Autograph 1 (BCC 350)
Meet the English cast of ONE-PUNCH MAN!
5:30pm – 7:30pm ONE-PUNCH MAN – Meet the Heroes
Want to be a hero for fun? Come celebrate the newest Shonen Jump anime phenomenon, ONE-PUNCH MAN! Fans can the English cast and staff, ask their most pressing questions and get to know their favorite heroes!
Also catch special Otakon 2016 convention screenings of a wide range of favorite VIZ Media anime titles including SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and HUNTER X HUNTER.
For more information on anime and manga titles licensed, published and distributed by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.