Akira Himekawa For Special Events And Autograph Sessions At The UK’s Premier Pop Culture Convention
Legend of Zelda Manga fans will be swarming London for special events with A. Honda and S. Nagano known jointly as Akira Himekawa the creators of the THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™ manga series, at the 2019 MCM Comic Con London for their first-ever professional appearance in the UK.
The pair have created multiple bestselling manga adventures inspired by the classic Nintendo® puzzle-solving, role-playing video games. These include THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS as well as beloved earlier works such as THE OCARINA OF TIME, ORACLE OF SEASONS, FOUR SWORDS and more. Volume 4 of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS is available now. Their new series THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Volume 5 releases in August and is published by VIZ Media. Viz Media and ReedPop are bringing them to the UK’s biggest annual pop culture event. The 2019 MCM Comic Con London is on May 24th-26th at the London ExCel convention center.
Akira Himekawa’s MCM London Panels & Special Events Include:
Friday, May 24th
11:00am – 12:00pm Official VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests
Join VIZ Media for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at upcoming new titles, and special prizes! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators, Akira Himekawa, will also make a special appearance.
Saturday, May 25th
2:00pm – 3:00pm THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga Panel
Join Akira Himekawa for an insightful panel to discuss their groundbreaking work, as well as catch a special live drawing session!
MCM London Comic Con On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions:
Friday, May 24th at 2:00pm – limited to 100 people
Saturday, May 25th at 4:30pm – limited to 100 people
Signing session attendees each will receive an exclusive THE LEGEND OF ZELDA shikishi and poster from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph (one item per person to be signed). Official signings are ticketed prior to the event, distribution details forthcoming.
Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
Friday, May 24th at 6:00pm
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Join VIZ Media to welcome Akira Himekawa for a special off-site appearance in London! Wristbands to attend the autograph session will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Signing session attendees will receive an exclusive VIZ Media-supplied poster and shikishi; attendees select which one will be signed on site by the pair. Please visit the Forbidden Planet website for details.
For additional information on THE LEGEND OF ZELDA or other anime and manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. (www.reedpop.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.