VIZ Media has announced their guests and activities for this year’s Anime Expo! Below is a statement from VIZ which details everything they have planned thus far!


Join VIZ Media in welcoming famed manga creator Bisco Hatori as an official Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2019. The creator of the bestselling OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB will have a dedicated panel and host autograph sessions throughout the show.

VIZ Media will continue to host special guests across its other panels and events: voice actors Zach Aguilar (ONE-PUNCH MAN’s Genos) and Billy Kametz (Josuke of JOJO’S BIZZARE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE) will join in the discussion on the SHONEN JUMP panel. Meanwhile, SAILOR MOON fans won’t want to miss the SAILOR MOON Official Anime panel, which features one of our biggest rosters of English voice cast guests to-date! Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Melissa Hutchison (Sailor Star Fighter), Erika Harlacher (Sailor Star Maker), Sarah Williams (Sailor Star Healer), and many more special guests will appear on the panel to discuss the long-awaited fifth season, SAILOR STARS!

This year, attendees can take part in a SAILOR MOON photo-opportunity and sweepstakes for SAILOR MOON-themed prizes. Pose with your favorite Sailor Guardian in West Hall A at Booth 28 and share your experience directly via social media.

The new VIZ Originals imprint will also participate in the official AX portfolio review sessions. Reviews will be conducted in The Annex at Kentia Hall by Fawn Lau, Executive Editor for VIZ Originals (Artist Alley, Table A47). More details at: viz.com/originals.

The fun continues at the VIZ Media booth #2206 with a host of free giveaways. The booth will also offer a variety of must-have convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special, limited edition tote bag available in two distinct designs, while supplies last:

Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusive items include:

  • OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 1 with Variant Cover $10
  • SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS T-Shirt $20
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE GOLDEN WIND Pin $12
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE GOLDEN WIND Figure $45
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA & ONE-PUNCH MAN Manga Replicas $15 each
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN Pin Set $18

VIZ Media Anime Expo 2019 Panels & Signings:

Thursday, July 4th
12:30pm – 1:30pm                 VIZ Media Industry Panel
LP1 / Petree Hall

Join VIZ as we talk manga and anime, share big announcements and chat with Joey The Anime Man and an incredible team from Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the CASTLEVANIA anime.

1:40pm                                   Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the creator of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB and receive a special signed shikishi/art board. Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Friday, July 5th
3:00pm – 4:00pm                  VIZ Media Presents Bisco Hatori Panel
Room LP3 / 408AB

Join VIZ in welcoming Bisco Hatori, the creator behind OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, MILLENNIUM SNOW and BEHIND THE SCENES!! This popular creator will discuss the creative process behind her hit shojo series during her first North American appearance. As a bonus, panel attendees will also receive a limited edition item.

5:00pm                                   Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

Saturday, July 6th
10:00am – 12:00pm               SAILOR MOON Official Anime Panel
LP1 / Petree Hall

Join your friends from VIZ as well as many members from the staff and cast of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL for a festive time filled with news, updates and more from everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice. All attendees will receive a special treat while supplies last. In the name of the Moon, don’t miss it!

10:00am                                  Bisco Hatori Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

1:00pm – 2:00pm                   SHONEN JUMP Official Panel
Room LP3 / 408AB

Hang out with the English language editors of the world’s most popular manga! We’ve got exciting news about the LATEST developments on new series, all time fan favorites, and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga. We’ll also have amazing prizes up for grabs.

2:50pm                                   SAILOR MOON Voice Cast Signing
Autograph Area, Kentia Hall

Meet the English voice cast of SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS and receive a special signed poster! Ticket distribution starts at 8AM each day at Anime Expo’s Autograph Ticket Booth.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.