Anime Expo is but a month away, and VIZ Media is bringing a couple of notable names along to make this year's event extra special!

Famed manga creator Bisco Hatori has been announced as an official Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2019. The creator of the bestselling Ouran High School Host Club will have a dedicated panel and host autograph sessions throughout the show.

VIZ Media will continue to host special guests across its other panels and events: voice actors Zach Aguilar (One-Punch Man’s Genos) and Billy Kametz (Josuke of Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) will join in the discussion on the Shonen Jump panel. Meanwhile, Sailor Moon fans won’t want to miss its official anime panel, which features one of our biggest rosters of English voice cast guests to-date! Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Melissa Hutchison (Sailor Star Fighter), Erika Harlacher (Sailor Star Maker), Sarah Williams (Sailor Star Healer), and many more special guests will appear on the panel to discuss the long-awaited fifth season, Sailor Stars!

This year, attendees can take part in a Sailor Moon photo-opportunity and sweepstakes for prizes. Pose with your favorite Sailor Guardian in West Hall A at Booth 28 and share your experience directly via social media. The new VIZ Originals imprint will also participate in the official AX portfolio review sessions. Reviews will be conducted in The Annex at Kentia Hall by Fawn Lau, Executive Editor for VIZ Originals (Artist Alley, Table A47). The fun continues at the VIZ Media booth #2206 with a host of free giveaways. The booth will also offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special, limited edition tote bag available in two distinct designs, while supplies last:

Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusive items include:

Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 1 with Variant Cover $10
Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars T-Shirt $20
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Pin $12
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Figure $45
My Hero Academia & One-Punch Man Manga Replicas $15 Each
One-Punch Man Pin Set $18

VIZ Media Anime Expo 2019 Panels & Signings:

Thursday, July 4th

12:30pm - 1:30pm VIZ Media Industry Panel
LP1 / Petree Hall
Join VIZ as we talk manga and anime, share big announcements and chat with Joey The Anime Man and an incredible team from Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the Castlevania anime.

1:40pm Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall
Meet the creator of Ouran High School Host Club and receive a special signed shikishi/art board. Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Friday, July 5th

3:00pm - 4:00pm VIZ Media Presents Bisco Hatori Panel
Room LP3 / 408AB
Join VIZ in welcoming Bisco Hatori, the creator behind Ouran High School Host Club, Millennium Snow, and Behind The Scenes!! This popular creator will discuss the creative process behind her hit shojo series during her first North American appearance. As a bonus, panel attendees will also receive a limited edition item.

5:00pm Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall
Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Saturday, July 6th

10:00am - 12:00pm Sailor Moon Official Anime Panel
LP1 / Petree Hall
Join your friends from VIZ as well as many members from the staff and cast of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal for a festive time filled with news, updates and more from everyone's favorite Guardian of Love and Justice. All attendees will receive a special treat while supplies last. In the name of the Moon, don't miss it!

10:00am Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall
Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

1:00pm - 2:00pm Shonen Jump Official Panel
Room LP3 / 408AB
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.

2:50pm Sailor Moon Voice Cast Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall
Meet the English voice cast of Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars and receive a special signed poster! Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, visit their official site!

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