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Viz to Host Japan's Shonen Jump Editors at Comic-Con Int'l

posted on 2012-07-05 23:15 EDT
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Death Note, Bakuman. editors in San Diego with free One Piece ice cream truck, "3D Luffy"

The official schedule for San Diego's Comic-Con International revealed that several Japanese editors will appear at Viz Media's Shonen Jump Alpha panel on Saturday, July 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Editors Yoshihisa Heishi (editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, founding editor of Yu-Gi-Oh!), Koji Yoshida (editor of Death Note), and Kengo Monji (editor of Bakuman.) will be on hand to discuss the latest news and receive questions during the panel's Q&A session.

Shonen Jump Alpha is Viz Media's monthly digital anthology. The magazine currently runs chapters of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece, Kōhei Horikoshi's Sensei no Baruji (Barrage), Tite Kubo's Bleach, Hiroshi Shiibashi's Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

Viz Media announced at its Anime Expo panel on Sunday that Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is joining the Shonen Jump Alpha line-up this month. Viz also revealed at Anime Expo's Shonen Jump Fan Meet-up on Sunday that it will have a One Piece truck with free ice cream and a "3D Luffy" (via augmented reality) at Comic-Con International.


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