VIZ Media Invites Fans to Special SHONEN JUMP Alpha Meetup During NYCC at Kinokuniya!

Sep 25th 2012

Meet Tiger & Bunny Character Designer Masakazu Katsura And Catch The Debut of New SJ ALPHA 2013 Yearbook At FREE Event Coinciding With 2012 New York Comic Con



Viz Media invites manga and anime fans of all ages to join the company for a very special Shonen Jump Alpha Meet-Up, taking place Friday, October 12th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Kinokuniya Bookstore, located at 1073 Avenue of the
Americas (6th Avenue between 40th & 41st Streets). The meet-up is FREE to attend, and coincides with Viz Media's appearance at the 2012 New York Comic Con taking place October 11th-14th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Viz Media will be located in Booth 2042.

Making a special in-person appearance at Kinokuniya will be legendary creator and character designer Masakazu Katsura (I"s, Video Girl Ai, Zetman, Tiger & Bunny), who will meet fans and sign autographs from 7:00pm-8:00pm. A variety of door prizes will be given away, and visitors are also encouraged to take advantage of many Kinokuniya manga and anime products that will be specially discounted during the duration of the meet-up event.

Meet and mingle with other fans and the editors of Shonen Jump Alpha and be among the first to get the Shonen Jump Alpha Yearbook 2013. This is a very special premium, available only at New York Comic Con, celebrating the best of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha including Bakuman., Bleach, Blue Exorcist, Naruto, One Piece and all the other great manga series the magazine offers along with exclusive editorial content not available anywhere else. Don't miss your chance to get a copy!

This year's special edition also features Sachie-chan Good!!, Masakazu Katsura's collaboration with famed Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, along with a special interview with both of the visionary creators. And fans won't want to miss the hilarious Bakuman.。 spin-off one shot manga Otter 11, and the exclusive double-sided centerfold poster featuring Bakuman., and Naruto!

Fans can also stop for a refreshment at Café Zaiya, located inside Kinokuniya, and receive a special bonus promo item for signing up for a new annual subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha.

Each digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha treats manga fans across 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.

Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha is available through an annual membership that provides 52 weeks of digital access to 48 weekly issues for just $25.99. Single issues of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha can be read for four weeks for only $0.99. Each issue may be read on VIZManga.com, and also on the Viz Manga App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android tablets and smart phones. In addition to the collector's yearbook, Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha members also receive access to exclusive content, including creator interviews and exclusive videos.

For more information on Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha and exclusive subscriber offers, please visit SJAlpha.com.

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