San Francisco, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – Crunchyroll announced today that Miki Yoshikawa, creator of the successful Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches manga, will be visiting Anime Expo, with events scheduled for Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.
Miki Yoshikawa is a Japanese manga author and artist most known for her work on Yamada-Kun. Yoshikawa made her pro manga debut in 2003 with Glory Days, a one-shot in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. After a stint as an assistant for Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), she published another one-shot, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, in Shonen Magazine Wonder in 2005. Thanks to its deft comedic touch, Yankee-kun went on to become first a short series and then later Yoshikawa’s first long-running series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. It was adapted into a live-action drama in 2010-11.
Yoshikawa’s current and best known work is Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, which started serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than 3 million copies. The manga is currently published by Kodansha Comics in the U.S. It’s been adapted into a live-action drama in 2013, and a TV anime in 2015. Both the anime and the manga are currently streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll, where it is one of the site’s most popular titles in both formats.
Yoshikawa will be appearing at Anime Expo on July 3rd and 4th. She will appear on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001) on the show floor on Friday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM for an interview followed by a live drawing session on the Crunchyroll stage at 3:30 PM. On Saturday, she will appear for a panel at 12:15 PM in room LP5/409AB, followed by an autograph session at 1:45 PM in Kentia Hall.
In addition, Kodansha Comics will release a special Yamada-kun app, containing the manga and special messages from Yoshikawa to her English-language fans, in time with her appearance at Anime Expo. Details on the app, which will be produced by Kodansha Advanced Media, will be released closer to the event. Stay tuned at kodanshacomics.com.
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