VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES SAILOR MOON DAY AT 2015 ANIME EXPO
Join English Dub Voice Actor Guests For A Special Series Of Events And Activities At North America’s Largest Anime Convention
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings the excitement of SAILOR MOON to Southern California as it announces a variety of fun activities and special cast appearances for SAILOR MOON Day, taking place on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 during the 2015 Anime Expo.
Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime convention held in North America and will take place July 2nd–5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Tickets and full details are available at: www.anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #811.
VIZ Media proudly teams with the 2015 Anime Expo to welcome the members of the SAILOR MOON English voice cast as special Guests of Honor. Scheduled to appear in-person will be Amanda Miller (Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Minako Aino / Sailor Venus), Cristina Vee (Rei Hino / Sailor Mars), Robbie Daymond (Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask / Moonlight Knight), Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa), Stephanie Sheh (Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon), and Ben Diskin (Gurio Umino). Fans can meet the entire cast for an exclusive photo-op in the VIZ Media booth on Friday, July 3rd at 3:45-4pm PT.
VIZ Media booth visitors are also invited to participate in the SAILOR MOON Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key activity. Check the daily booth schedule for event times throughout the weekend. Grab a SAILOR MOON tiara from the VIZ Media booth to begin an important mission to re-awaken the Guardian’s memories! Limited edition prizes are available to those that complete the activity, while supplies last.
Throughout Anime Expo, a variety of SAILOR MOON items and home media Blu-ray and DVD sets will be available for purchase on-site from VIZ Media as well as a free gift with purchase tote bag featuring SAILOR MOON R, while supplies last. Available items will include:
· Exclusive 2015 SAILOR MOON R T-Shirts – Ladies and Unisex styles! $15 each
· SAILOR MOON Limited Edition Season 1 Set 1 and Season 2 Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs! $65 each
Both sets include an exclusive gift with purchase (while supplies last)!
· SAILOR MOON Season 1 Sets 1 – 2 and Season 2 Set 1 Standard Edition DVD set. $40 each
Official SAILOR MOON Activities:
Friday, July 3rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm
SAILOR MOON OFFICIAL PANEL
Room LP1 (Petree Hall)
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.
Friday, July 3rd, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
SAILOR MOON OFFICIAL DUB CAST AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Anime Expo Autograph Area
Meet the official English voice cast of SAILOR MOON and get a free, premium poster signed!
Friday, July 3rd, 3:45pm – 4:00pm
SAILOR MOON OFFICIAL DUB CAST PHOTO OP
VIZ Media Booth 811
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!
Friday, July 3rd, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
SAILOR MOON Fan / Cosplay Gathering
Video 1 / JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom
Bring your Sailor Guardian finest and be a part of North America’s largest SAILOR MOON cosplay and fan gathering!
Also don’t miss special convention screenings of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL episodes that will place at Anime Expo including the world premiere of the first two newly dubbed SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL episodes on Friday at 6:00pm in Video 1.
VIZ Media has licensed all 5 seasons of the original SAILOR MOON anime series (rated ‘TV-14’), spanning 200 episodes, as well as all three feature films and associated specials. Included is the long-running show’s fifth and climactic final season “Sailor Stars,” which has never-before been licensed for North American release. As part of the return of the series, VIZ Media has produced a fresh and uncut English dub with an all-new voice cast.
VIZ Media currently features SAILOR MOON (subtitled) on its free NeonAlley.com anime streaming channel and also via the Neon Alley brand supported media partners Hulu and Hulu Plus. Visit www.NeonAlley.com and Hulu.com/sailormoon for more information.
The smash hit SAILOR MOON anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga (graphic novel) series created by Naoko Takeuchi (published in North America by Kodansha). In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation!
For more information on SAILOR MOON, or other anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com/sailormoon.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.