With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

VIZ returning to Anime Central


VIZ Media marks its return to Anime Central (ACen), the Midwest’s largest anime convention, as it announces a weekend full of unique booth giveaways, informative panel discussions, exclusive anime screenings, and other fun activities. Fans can look forward to some very special and big announcements from the company during the show.

The 2014 Anime Central convention takes place May 16th to 18th in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #126. Complete details on Anime Central are available at http://www.acen.org.

Stop by the VIZ Media booth throughout the convention for a host of special giveaways including RANMA ½ postcards, full-color collectable posters for NARUTO, ONE PIECE, RANMA ½ and more, along with free manga samplers featuring a range of popular characters and bestselling titles from the North America’s leading publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime.

VIZ Media also invites Anime Central attendees to discover its Neon Alley 24/7 anime channel. Fill out a short survey form in the booth expressing your manga and anime preferences and get a free durable Neon Alley drawstring backpack (while supplies last).

Neon Alley is available anytime, anywhere on the web for FREE and across major digital platforms, including PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, Chromecast, and most mobile devices through the subscription-based Hulu Plus Video-On-Demand service. Neon Alley offers the hottest in subbed and dubbed digital series, simulcast world premieres, exclusive on-demand access, and a massive legacy catalog of new as well as classic favorites (in HD when available).

VIZ Media’s Anime Central Panels Include:

Friday May 16th 5:00 – 6:00PM
VIZ Media Industry Panel
(Panel Room 1) – Special Announcements at Panel
Join the VIZ Media staff for an insightful presentation and Q & A session about the latest in manga and anime! We will be talking about the latest news, upcoming releases and other noteworthy announcements from the publishing and animation teams. Fans will definitely want to stick around until the end for some special announcements and an exclusive giveaway item (while supplies last).

Saturday May 17th 5:00 – 6:00PM
VIZ Media Featuring Neon Alley Animation Panel
(Panel Room 1)
A fun and unique panel about all things anime! Join VIZ Media and the Neon Alley team as they discuss all the new and exciting news and new titles including what's coming up on DVD, Blu-ray and the newly expanded anime streaming service, Neon Alley.

Love of all things anime is one of the foundations of Anime Central and VIZ Media is pleased offer fans and attendees a wide range of special premieres and screenings throughout the duration of the convention. Catch the must-see World Dub Premiere of BLOOD LAD, Episodes 1 & 2, on Saturday, May 17th beginning at 8:00pm in the Lambert Room at the Hyatt. Fresh from the recording studio, fans won’t want to miss this premiere of the top-rated English cast for this dark comedy series about a vampire that falls for a high school girl who becomes a ghost.

Also don’t miss special convention screenings of other acclaimed VIZ Media anime titles including COPPELION, BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III THE ADVENT, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ACCEL WORLD, K, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN and RANMA ½ in High Definition. Specific screening times and dates will be listed in the official convention program guide.

Additional information on Neon Alley is available at www.NeonAlley.com.

For more information on anime titles from VIZ Media, visit www.VIZ.com.