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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES & CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES
FOR WONDERCON 2012
Media Treats Attendees To Special “Test Drives” Of New
WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA
Digital Manga Magazine
VIZ Media, the largest distributor
and licensor of anime and manga in North America, returns to WonderCon 2012 as
the show comes to Anaheim, CA, March 16th-18th at the
Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon
is one of the country's best comics and pop culture conventions. VIZ Media will
be located in Booth 206. Complete details on WonderCon are available at: www.comic-con.org/wc.
Throughout the convention, VIZ Media will treat WonderCon attendees to
special “test drives” of the company’s new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA digital
manga magazine. Drop by the VIZ Media booth, sample the new digital content,
and complete a special survey to be entered to win a new Apple iPad 2! The
winner will be notified following the show.
Each new digital edition of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA treats manga fans in
North America to the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga
series only two weeks after
they debut in Japan’s massively popular WEEKLY
SHONEN JUMP magazine. Featured series include BAKUMAN｡,
BLEACH, NARUTO, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, ONE PIECE, and TORIKO. WEEKLY SHONEN
JUMP ALPHA is available through an annual membership that provides 52 weeks of
access to 48 weekly issues for just $25.99; members also receive an annual collector’s yearbook,
collectable YU-GI-OH! game cards four
times a year, and access to exclusive content. As a show special, attendees that become
new members will receive a special bonus premium (while supplies last).
Celebrate all things SHONEN JUMP at a special SHONEN JUMP
Fan Meet-Up on Friday March 16th from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in Room 208
and learn about the benefits of being a WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA member!
Grill the WEEKLY
editors in a live Q&A session! Win prizes at the trivia contest and join in
the live fan art jam! Meet editor Urian
Brown, the lead hype-man of #TEAMJUMP, specializing in video games,
anime, and assorted fun wacky antics. Also meet Misaki Kido, female leader of #TEAMJUMP, and challenge her manga
knowledge or ask for advice about your own manga!
Finally, sit in with WEEKLY
SHONEN JUMP ALPHA editor Urian Brown as he joins NAMCO BANDAI Games to
celebrate NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate
Ninja Storm Generations in a special panel discussion on Sunday March, 18th
from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Room 207. With over 10 million units of the
popular game, based on the smash hit anime/manga series, sold worldwide, all fans
of NARUTO are encouraged to attend this celebration of the series. In addition
to being treated to an appearance by Production Head Director Hiroshi Matsuyama of CyberConnect 2,
fans can enjoy a panel covering the exciting world of NARUTO video games, with
a guest host, Urian Brown, master
of all things video game-related at WEEKLY SJ ALPHA. Don't miss all of the
action happening live on-stage with this exciting and breakthrough game