What You Need to Know:
- VIZ Media has announced that special appearances and autograph sessions for the creative team behind THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series, Akira Himekawa, will take place during New York Comic Con 2017 this October. Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. This year, the pair will make their first East Coast professional appearance at New York Comic Con. VIZ Media is the official North American publisher of the bestselling series that is based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game.
- New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast's biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more details related to the autograph signing and scheduling, be sure to scroll down below.
Source: Official Press Release
Akira Himekawa VIZ Media / New York Comic Con Panels & Special Events
Thursday, October 5th
4:00pm – 5:00pm - VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests
Join us for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators, Akira Himekawa, will also make a special appearance.
Friday, October 6th
4:00pm – 5:00pm - THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Akira Himekawa Panel
Welcome the creators behind the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga, Akira Himekawa, as they discuss the work on their hit series. Fans attending this panel will receive a special THE LEGEND OF ZELDA collectible premium.
NYCC On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions Include:
Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pm – limited to 100 people
Friday, October 6th at 6:30pm – limited to 100 people
Signing session attendees will each receive an exclusive shikishi art board from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph. Official signings are ticketed before the event.
NYCC Presents - Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions
Barnes & Noble Tribeca Autograph Session
Saturday, October 7th, 1:30pm
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
Join VIZ Media in welcoming Akira Himekawa at their first off-site appearance in New York! The event is limited to the first 100 people to purchase any THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga from the Barnes & Noble Tribeca store that day; a wristband for the autograph session will be given upon purchase to guarantee entry to the signing. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi art board signed.
Kinokuniya Autograph Session
Saturday, October 7th, 8:30pm
1073 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10018
Be among the first 100 people to purchase any THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga from the Kinokuniya store that day and receive a wristband for the autograph session! Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi board signed.
Nintendo World Store Rockefeller Center Autograph Session
Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm
10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
An encore appearance by THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators! Event details will be announced shortly by the Nintendo World Store.
VIZ Media will offer a variety of manga selections for purchase throughout New York Comic Con including:
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME - LEGENDARY EDITION - $15
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Vols. 1-2 Bundle - $15
All THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga purchases from the VIZ Media booth will include a TWILIGHT PRINCESS poster as a special FREE gift with purchase.
Also, don’t miss in-booth giveaways every day of the show of an exclusive drawstring bag. Please check the VIZ Media in-booth schedule for details!
RWBY In-Booth Signing Session – Celebrate the upcoming release of the RWBY manga! Meet Barbara Dunkelman, voice of Yang, and Gray Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth’s animation, and get a personalized, signed RWBY poster! - Friday, Oct. 6th at 5:30pm
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pose Off
It’s more fun than you can… STAND! Strike a pose with one of our JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE cosplayers and epic, life-sized Jotaro statue, and get a free art card set featuring favorite characters from STARDUST CRUSADERS.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Bag Giveaway
Get a legendary drawstring bag to keep your rupees secure!
TOKYO GHOUL: RE Pin Collection
Stop the Ghoul threat! Visit the VIZ Media booth each day to pick up exclusive TOKYO GHOUL: RE pins, available in three different designs.
The VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have NYCC 2017 exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2017 exclusive tote bag offered in three designs featuring SAILOR MOON, SHONEN JUMP (featuring BORUTO and ONE-PUNCH MAN) and POKÉMON. Additional notable VIZ Media products include:
Exclusive & Limited-Edition
ONE-PUNCH MAN and ONE PIECE Manga Replicas – exclusive from Japan: $15 each
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Jotaro Kujo Figure: $60
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Enamel Sliding Pin: $10
Pre-Street / Pre-Order Items
HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS Coloring Book: $17
TOKYO GHOUL: RE Vol. 1: $13
TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI: $25
Special Bundles And Gifts With Purchase
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Manga Vols. 1-2 – with exclusive postcard set: $15
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Manga Vols. 1-2 – with exclusive gift with purchase poster: $15
Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription – with exclusive WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Hat and YU-GI-OH! trading Card: $30