Fujino Omori, Creator of Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Is Coming To Anime Expo 2017

Omori makes his N. American convention debut at AX with BookWalker

MAY 26, 2017 – BookWalker proudly announces that light novel author Fujino Ōmori, the creator of fantasy-comedy series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? will be their special guest at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This will be the first N. American convention appearance for this best-selling light novel author from Japan.

With attendance topping 100,000 in 2016, Anime Expo is one of the largest anime conventions in North America.

When asked for his thoughts on his upcoming visit to AX 2017, Omori said, “When I first got the offer (to go to Anime Expo) from BookWalker, I thought, 'Yes! I can go to Anime Expo!' and quickly accepted. I'm really looking forward to meeting all of my fans.”

SPECIAL EVENTS, AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND STAMP RALLY FUN AT ANIME EXPO
To celebrate Omori-sensei's first visit to Anime Expo, BookWalker (AX Booth #206) will be hosting a spotlight panel on Sunday, July 2 (panel time and location to be announced later) as well as signing sessions on all days of the show. These events will give fans a chance to meet this best-selling author, and get his autograph on an exclusive DanMachi/BookWalker shikishi (autograph board). The signing sessions will be free, but will require a ticket for entry to the line and to get the signing board. Just buy at least one English eBook by Fujino Ōmori from BookWalker to get a free ticket for this event (while supplies last). If you happen to purchase DanMachi eBooks from BookWalker from May 26th to June 16th, you'll also be eligible to win autographed goods before the event! For information about the giveaway, check out the Danmachi promotion here. For more details on how to get autograph session tickets before AX, visit: bkwk.jp/ax

To celebrate BookWalker's ever-growing catalog of new and popular manga and light novels, BookWalker is holding a stamp rally! Just pick up a stamp rally card at the BookWalker booth (AX #206), or visit the Kodansha Comics, Yen Press or Seven Seas Entertainment booths at the Anime Expo exhibit hall, and get your card stamped at the other publishers' booths. Once you fill your card, you'll get an exclusive, collectible character pin.

Also, drop by the BookWalker booth for even more opportunities to take home some freebies! Just register for a BookWalker account and get a free $10 gift card to buy eBooks on BookWalker. You'll also get a chance to spin the BookWalker prize wheel for a chance to get special prizes, including collectible figures from an assortment of series, BookWalker exclusive DanMachi and KONOSUBA t-shirts, and clear files featuring The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress, a new light novel available in English on BookWalker.

Follow BookWalker on Twitter (@BookWalker_GL) or on Facebook for more news about Fujino Ōmori's appearances at Anime Expo 2017.

D&D: WHY DO FANS LOVE THE DUNGEONS AND DAMSELS OF DANMACHI ?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (also known as ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか? / Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka? or DanMachi as its affectionately referred to by fans) is a worldwide bestselling light novel series about Bell Cranel, a hapless young adventurer who tries to make a living by battling monsters in a dungeon. While other adventurers travel and battle in groups, Bell only has one other person in his Familia: Hestia, a busty and flirty goddess. Like other adventurers, Bell is out to defeat monsters and get their crystal shards, but his real goal is to pick up and date cute girls. But what's a guy to do when most of the girls he meets are stronger and more skilled with a sword than he is?

Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? features illustrations / character designs by Suzuhito Yasuda (whose credits include Durarara!! from Yen Press and Yozakura Quartet from Kodansha Comics). Since its first volume was published in 2013, DanMachi has won multiple awards, including the GA Bunko Award Grand Prize and First place for light novels in the 2016 SUGOI JAPAN Awards. DanMachi's mix of action, fantasy, comedy and romance has captured the attention of fans in Japan and beyond.

DanMachi is now up to its 12th volume, with more to come. As of May 2017, over 8 million copies of the light novel series has been sold worldwide. It has been adapted into multiple manga series, spawned a spin-off light novel series, and a popular animated TV series. The light novels and manga are published in English by Yen Press, and the anime has been licensed for DVD release in N. America by Sentai Filmworks. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, an anime series based on a DanMachi side story debuted in Spring 2017.

About BOOK☆WALKER
BookWalker is one of Japan's most popular reading platforms to read digital manga & light novels. There have already been over 1.5 million downloads of the BookWalker apps and users are enjoying 300,000+ titles from over 800 publishers including Kodansha, Shueisha, Square Enix, KADOKAWA and more. Members can read as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. BOOK WALKER Co. Ltd. is member of KADOKAWA CORPORATION and was founded in 2010. Visit the Japanese site at: http://BookWalker.jp/ or English site: http://global.BookWalker.jp/

About ANIME EXPO
Anime Expo, also known as "AX", is the largest Japanese popular culture event in North America, and will be held at the Los Angeles convention center July 1st - July 4th, 2017. The event is organized by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, a non-profit organization dedicated to popularizing the unique and deep culture that surrounds of Japanese animation.
For more information about Anime Expo, visit: http://www.anime-expo.org/

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