Exciting Events Announced At Anime Expo 2017 For Food Wars Manga Creator

What You Need to Know:

  • VIZ Media have announced that Yuto Tsukuda will be an official Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2017 alongside special panel and signing events throughout the convention.
  • Yuto Tsukuda is the writer and co-creator of the bestselling Weekly Shonen Jump manga series Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. The writer will make his first North American professional appearance in a pair of panel discussions taking place during Anime Expo. Tsukuda Sensei will also appear for several autograph sessions both on-site during the convention as well as at the Barnes & Noble located at The Grove in Los Angeles.
  • For more detailed information about Yuto Tsukuda VIZ Media/Anime Expo Panels & Special Events, please check below.

Saturday, July 1st

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Weekly Shonen Jump Official Panel
LACC Room 408AB / Room LP-3
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. Plus special guest, Yuto Tsukuda, co-creator of Food Wars! Don't miss it!

TBD Time
Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
Don’t miss the chance to meet Food Wars! co-creator Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personally signed shikishi art board. Attendees must pick up an autograph ticket prior to the session at the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth on the day of the appearance. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

Sunday, July 2nd

2:30pm – 4pm
Food Wars! Panel
LACC Room 408AB / Room LP-3
Join Warner Bros. Japan and VIZ Media in welcoming the co-creator of the saucy culinary manga Food Wars! Tsukuda Sensei, along with his Japanese and English editors, will discuss the creative process behind the hit series. This is a special opportunity to get a taste of what goes into creating the spiciness that is Food Wars!

TBD Time
Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
Fans will have an encore opportunity to meet Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personalized shikishi art board! Attendees must pick up an autograph ticket prior to the session at the Anime Expo Autograph Ticket Booth on the day of the appearance. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

Additional Yuto Tsukuda Special Events Include:

Monday, July 3rd

11:30am
Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Kinokuniya Anime Expo Booth #3700
This signing event will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a VIZ Media Food Wars! manga at the Kinokuniya booth during Anime Expo. Qualified purchasers will receive a ticket for a guaranteed spot to meet the author at his Kinokuniya autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose either to have their purchased manga signed by Yuto Tsukuda, or have a shikishi art board (provided by VIZ Media) signed.

5:30pm
Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This off-site signing will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a Food Wars! manga volume at the Grove location on July 3rd. Qualified purchasers will receive a wristband for a guaranteed spot to meet the author at the Barnes & Noble autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose either to have their purchased manga signed by Yuto Tsukuda, or have a shikishi art board (provided by VIZ Media) signed. **Note – this appearance is not affiliated with Anime Expo.

Stop by the VIZ Media booth (#2206), located in the Anime Expo Main Hall, to browse Food Wars! manga including:

Food Wars! Vols. 1-2 Bundle – $15
Snap up the first two volumes of the series in a specially priced bundle!
Food Wars! Vol. 19 - $10
Get a taste the series’ latest volume ahead of its street date!

Also, stop by the VIZ Media booth for giveaways of special Food Wars!-themed chopsticks.


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Whoa, so much Food Wars!-themed excitement! All the events sound great!

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Anime Expo 2017 is shaping up to be pretty spectacular. I love this series, I want all the signed stuff!

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