San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2014 –VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, prepares to delight convention going collectors and manga and anime fans with a vast array of exclusive and limited edition products, as well as special pre-sale and advance copies of select forthcoming titles. A specially curated collection of pre-sale manga, as well as convention exclusive art books, high-end collectable figures and limited edition manga production art prints, exclusive apparel, plush toys, trading card games and more will be offered at North America’s most prominent pop culture fan event –Comic-Con International.
Comic-Con International is the nation’s biggest comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, and takes place July 23rd-27th at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. More details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813.
On-site purchases made from the VIZ Media Booth at Comic-Con will come with a free shopping bag (while supplies) featuring fan favorite titles! Purchasers may choose one of 4 tote bag designs: RANMA ½; SAILOR MOON; SHONEN JUMP featuring ONE PIECE and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN; and PERFECT SQUARE featuring UGLYDOLL and HELLO KITTY.
Exclusive & Limited Edition Items:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Figure from GECCO (Exclusive)
High-end Japanese collectable figure manufacturer GECCO Corp. will unveil a limited edition 1/6 scale statue of the world’s most popular ninja, to be offered exclusively in the VIZ Media booth at Comic Con 2014. This super-detailed figure depicts Naruto Uzumaki rendered in high quality full-color PVC, standing approximately 27cm tall and wearing the 4th Hokage’s famous coat. Additional information is available at: www.gecco.co.jp/naruto.html. Price: $150.00
Limited Edition Eiichiro Oda Reproduction ONE PIECE Art (from Japan): High quality replica prints of original production art from ONE PIECE Volume 34 with editor comments – hand numbered and limited quantity – only available from VIZ Media this summer. Price: $15.00
BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG (Exclusive)
A one-of-a-kind art book in the style of a classic seek & find features contributions from over 25 artists. Can you help the Bravest Warriors find Catbug as he careens through multiple dimensions? Get the exclusive special edition, with a hand-numbered slipcover and blue foil gilded edges, only available at Comic-Con! Price: Price: $35.00.
HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 (Exclusive)
Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with this hand numbered Comic-Con exclusive special edition as some of her biggest fans – from comic artists to muralists to toy creators – pay tribute to this pop culture icon in story and art. Features a hand-numbered slipcover and red-foil gilded edges. Price: $49.00
BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK(Presale with exclusive gift-with-purchase)
Grab a presale copy of CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK and receive a Comic-Con exclusive color poster featuring Catbug and the Bravest Warriors! Price: $35.00
DORAEMON Plush Toys (Exclusive)
Collectible DORAEMON plush toys available in 5 different designs, only from VIZ Media! Price: $7.00 each
Presale, Gifts With Purchase, and More:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic (Presale)
An exciting new NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck-Building Game from leading board game and collectable trading card manufacturer Cryptozoic Entertainment. Fans can play as world most popular ninja, Naruto, or as one of his comrades. Gather and use mysterious Chakra power to confront and defeat S-rank criminals such as Orochimaru and members of the Akatsuki and explore distant lands to become the greatest ninja ever!Additional details available at: www.cryptozoic.com/games/naruto-shippuden-deck-building-game. Price: $50.00
Weekly Shonen Jump’s Jump Pack Vol. 3 (Presale with exclusive gift-with-purchase)
Get your advance copy of WSJ’s Jump Pack Vol. 3 and receive a summer 2014 convention exclusive game mat (while supplies last)! New issue also includes a Limited Edition YU-GI-OH! trading card “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight.” Price: $20.00
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN T-Shirt (Presale)
This t-shirt features a stylized design showing Sasuke and Itachi in a pivotal moment! Price: $20.00
BLACK ROSE ALICE Vol.1 (Presale)
Pick up out the new vampire horror romance from Setona Mizushiro before it hits retailers! Price: $10.00
FOOD WARS Vol.1 (Presale)
Be among the first to get a taste of the action-packed, saucy new food comedy about one boy’s determination to become a top chef! Price: $10.00
THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE (Presale)
The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books, which include interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Price: $35.00
RANMA ½ Limited Edition Blu-ray Sets 1 and 2 and Gift with Purchase
Rumiko Takahashi’s famous RANMA ½ anime series is now available on Blu-Ray for the first time! Each set will include a limited edition Genma keychain with every purchase. DVD Sets 1 and 2 are also available. Special convention-only price: Blu-ray $44.00; DVD $36.00
VIZ Media “Live Right-to-Left” Shirts
Proclaim your love of manga with these shirts! Available in Gray, Burgundy, and Blue. Price: $15.00
TIGER AND BUNNY Keychain and Strap Set
Four different character options available! Each set contains both a cell strap and keychain. Price: $15.00
K Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Gift with Purchase
Exclusive K decal set included with every purchase! Price $44.00
K Blind Box Figures: Collectible K Mini Figures
Can you collect all 9 character designs? Price: $7.00
K Clear File Set: Includes 5 clear-file character designs. Price: $20.00
K Poster Set: Set of 2 full-color K posters. Price: $10.00
Additional information on these and other titles available from VIZ Media is available at www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.
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