Anime and manga fans gather this coming weekend for one of the mid west’s largest Anime/Manga Conventions. Anime Central 2016 (ACen) is primed to kick off on Friday, May 20th and VIZ Media has officially announced its participation at the upcoming event.
Anime Central is set to run from May 20th through to May 22nd in Rosemont, Illinois. at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. ACen brings out special Guests from the Japanese and U.S sectors of the anime and manga industry as well as a few notable gaming, movie and general Asian pop culture figures. VIZ Media will be making themselves known at the event with Fun Booth Giveaways, Advanced Copies of upcoming titles, exciting panels and much more!
VIZ Media, who will be located at Booth #I-49, will be offering fans a wide variety of products which will be available throughout the convention. Be sure to stop by the booth for a FREE Death Note poster giveaway and to spin the prize wheel to score fun items featuring your favorite VIZ Media properties like Sailor Moon
Here are just a few of the notable products VIZ will have available at Anime Central 2016
Exclusive Limited Edition VIZ Media Tote bag in 3 Available Designs with Purchase
- Featuring SHONEN JUMP, SAILOR MOON or THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
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-Steet Manga Titles
- 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)
All prices are listed in USD
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!
Panels aside, don’t miss special convention screenings of a few of the acclaimed VIZ Media anime titles including BLEACH, ONE-PUNCH MAN, SAILOR MOON, and THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. Screening times and dates will be listed in the official Anime Central 2016 program guide.
Anime Central promises to be an epic adventure and with VIZ on the scene the weekend promises to be nothing but fun and rewarding for all the convention goers. I physically pains me that I won’t be in attendance, but who knows what the future might bring.