Thursday, July 4, 2019
VIZ Media Brings Mangaka Bisco Hatori to Anime Expo 2019
Creator Of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Manga Will Appear As Guest Of Honor For First Ever Overseas Appearance
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media proudly welcomes manga creator Bisco Hatori as an official Guest of Honor at this year’s Anime Expo.
The creator of bestselling Shojo Beat manga such as Ouran High School Host Club, Millennium Snow, and her current series, BEHIND THE SCENES!!, will have a dedicated panel and participate in an autograph session and other special fan events that are scheduled to take place during Anime Expo. Times, dates, and additional details on Bisco Hatori’s first professional appearance in North America will be announced soon.
“Bisco Hatori’s manga series have captivated readers worldwide,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Senior Editor. “OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, one of Shojo Beat’s debut series and an enduring favorite, introduced a generation of new fans to shojo manga! Come join us in welcoming Bisco Hatori in her first North American appearance.”
Anime Expo is North America’s largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention and takes place July 4th–7th, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at anime-expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.
Bisco Hatori made her manga debut with Isshun kan no Romance (A Moment of Romance) in LaLa DX magazine. Her breakout hit OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB became an international best seller and was adapted into a popular anime series. Hatori’s other works include the paranormal romance MILLENNIUM SNOW as well as her latest series, the comedic BEHIND THE SCENES!!, which are available in English from VIZ Media.
Additional information on Bisco Hatori and other manga titles published by VIZ Media is available at viz.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular SHONEN JUMP brand 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, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha 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 viz.com.