Sunday, May 15, 2016

VIZ Media to Attend Anime Central 2016 in Illinois


VIZ Media Returns To Mid-West’s Largest Anime/Manga Convention With Fun Booth Giveaways, Advance Copies Of Upcoming Titles, Exciting Panels And Much More

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the premier publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese and global content in North America, announces a fun weekend highlighted by booth giveaways and exclusive items for sale, informative panel discussions, anime screenings, and other activities scheduled for Anime Central 2016.

Anime Central 2016 (ACen) takes place May 20th through 22nd, 2016 in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. ACen presents special Guests of Honor from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and other Asian pop culture personalities. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #I-49. Complete details on Anime Central 2016 are available at:

The VIZ Media booth will offer fans a wide variety of retail products available for purchase throughout the convention. A limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring favorite characters in 3 different designs will be given as a free gift with purchase.

Check the daily posted schedule for each day’s events. Stop by the booth throughout the convention for a FREE DEATH NOTE poster giveaway, and spin the prize wheel to score fun items featuring your favorite VIZ Media properties like SAILOR MOON!

Notable VIZ Media products available at Anime Central 2016 include:

·         Exclusive Gift with Purchase: Limited Edition VIZ Media Tote in 3 Available Designs

·         WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Digital Subscription $20
12-month digital subscription to the world’s most popular manga magazine includes Exclusive NARUTO Game Mat & YU‐GI‐OH! Promo Card: Relinkuriboh

·         Exclusive: SAILOR MOON R T‐Shirts $15 each
Ladies and Unisex styles available!

·         SAILOR MOON R Set 1 Home Media Set
Limited Edition Combo Pack $65; Standard Edition DVD $40

§  Pre-Street Manga Titles – Be The First To Catch The New Releases!

BLACK CLOVER, Vol. 1 $10     

DON’T BE CRUEL, Vol. 1 (2-in-1) $17

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE PART 2, Vol. 4 $20 (Vol. 1 also available)

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Vol. 5 (2-in-1) $20

ULTRAMAN Vol. 4 $13 - (Special ULTRAMAN Bundle features Collectible Figure $30)

VIZ Media’s Anime Central 2016 Panels Include:

Friday May 20th
6:00PM Official SAILOR MOON Panel
(Panel Room 1)

Join the VIZ Media staff as well as cast member, Erica Mendez (Haruka Tenoh / Sailor Uranus) from the legendary series for news, updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide. Everyone attending will receive a special treat while supplies last!

Saturday May 21st
4:30PM VIZ Media Panel
(Panel Room 1)

Come party with VIZ Media! Hear thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles including huge hits like NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, SAILOR MOON, TOKYO GHOUL and more!

Also don’t miss special convention screenings of a variety of acclaimed VIZ Media anime titles including BLEACH, ONE-PUNCH MAN, SAILOR MOON, and THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. Specific screening times and dates will be listed in the official Anime Central 2016 program guide.

For more information on titles available from VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at


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