VIZ Media And ReedPOP Present The ZELDA Manga Creative Duo Akira Himekawa For Special Events And Autograph Sessions
San Francisco, CA, and Norwalk, CT, June 29, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, and ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announce the appearance of the creative team behind THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series, known as Akira Himekawa, at New York Comic Con this October.
Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair will make their first professional appearance at New York Comic Con for a series of special events and autograph sessions.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga series, based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game, take place in the mystical land of Hyrule, where three spiritual stones hold the key to the TriforceTM. Whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named LinkTM sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to ZeldaTM, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun!
LEGENDARY EDITIONS of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga presents the classic 10-volume manga series in a line of five deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases featuring new covers and color illustrations.
VIZ Media also publishes the latest ZELDA manga series – THE LEGEND OF ZELDATM: TWILIGHT PRINCESS (rated ‘T’ for Teen) – which picks up the adventure with a new story arc. Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.
“THE LEGEND OF ZELDA is widely loved among manga, comic, and gaming fans and we’re very excited to welcome the manga series’ creators on Thursday and Friday of New York Comic Con this year,” says Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “Our fans won’t want to miss these special appearances and we look forward to announcing additional details very soon.”
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for New York Comic Con attendees of all ages to celebrate the spirit of adventure with this enduring and beloved property,” says Leyla Aker, Executive Vice President, Publishing, VIZ Media. “Fans will be treated to some personal insights from the creators about the classic THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga as well as their bestselling new THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS series. Join the celebration this October!”
New York Comic Con will take place October 5-8, 2017. To attend NYCC, Fans must complete a Fan Verification profile for the opportunity to purchase Tickets. Fan Verification is now open at NewYorkComicCon.com/FanVerification.
Additional exciting details about Akira Himekawa’s schedule and other New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
For additional information on THE LEGEND OF ZELDA and other manga titles distributed and published by 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 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 VIZ.com.
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