Viz Media and Anime NYC Host Naruto and Boruto Voice Actors for Special Year of Naruto Events

NARUTO's Maile Flanagan and BORUTO's Amanda Miller Support A Milestone Celebration Commemorating The 20th Anniversary Of NARUTO With Special Panels And Autograph Sessions

New York, NY, October 18, 2019 – VIZ Media presents the famed voice actors Maile Flanagan and Amanda Miller for a series of special live appearances at Anime NYC 2019. Details on Anime NYC are available at: animenyc.com.

Maile Flanagan portrays the English voice of the world's most popular ninja, Naruto Uzumaki. Amanda Miller voices Naruto's rambunctious son and prodigy, Boruto. Both will appear at Anime NYC in support of VIZ Media's YEAR OF NARUTO campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bestselling manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. During Anime NYC, Maile Flanagan and Amanda Miller are scheduled to join a pair of official panels and autograph sessions that take place Saturday and Sunday of the show. More information on Maile's and Amanda's appearances please visit: animenyc.com/guests-nyc/2019maileflanagan and animenyc.com/guests-nyc/2019amandamiller

VIZ Media's YEAR OF NARUTO campaign will continue throughout 2020 and will feature a wide range of yet-to-be announced officially licensed brand activations. These include video games, events featuring pop-up installations, panel discussions and other special live programming, and an array of product activations and collaborations with top global lifestyle brands.

VIZ Media's Anime NYC 2019 Official Panels & Signings:

Saturday, November 16th

11:00am NARUTO & BORUTO English Voice Actor Autograph Session
Private Autograph Area*
In honor of the YEAR OF NARUTO 20th Anniversary celebration, attendees are invited to meet Maile Flanagan (Voice of Naruto) and Amanda Miller (Voice of Boruto) and receive a personalized poster.

5:00pm NARUTO: 20th Anniversary Celebration Presented by VIZ Media
Room 1E09
20 YEARS OF NARUTO! Masashi Kishimoto's ninja epic made its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, and it has become one of the bestselling manga and anime of all time. Join the VIZ team along with Maile Flanagan (Voice of Naruto) and Amanda Miller (Voice of Boruto) to kick off a party 20 years in the making! BELIEVE IT!

Sunday, November 17th

1:00pm VIZ Media's World of Voice Acting Featuring Voices from SAILOR MOON and BORUTO
Special Events Hall
VIZ Media is bringing you some of the most talented voices behind SAILOR MOON, NARUTO and BORUTO to Anime NYC, including Maile Flanagan (from NARUTO), Amanda Miller (from BORUTO) and Erika Harlacher (from SAILOR MOON)! Join the panel and discuss the creativity behind voice acting, your favorite anime moments and much more!

2:30pm NARUTO & BORUTO English Voice Actor Autograph Session
Private Autograph Area*
A special encore autograph session with Maile Flanagan and Amanda Miller.

*Tickets are distributed via a pre-show lottery. Please see Anime NYC's Autograph Page for more information: animenyc.com/autographs2019

For information on anime, manga and other titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About NARUTO
The NARUTO manga series was created by Masashi Kishimoto and debuted in Japan in 1999 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In North America, VIZ Media launched the series in 2003 in its WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP English counterpart. NARUTO went on to debut as a dedicated manga series in Japan in 2000 and in the U.S. in the Summer of 2003. The series was a consistent bestseller in the U.S. throughout its entire run and regularly appeared on bestseller charts for the New York Times, USA Today and BookScan. The property also inspired a widely distributed anime series and several feature films.

VIZ Media publishes the bestselling NARUTO and BORUTO manga series in print and digital editions and is also the master licensor for all NARUTO and BORUTO brands in North America, Latin America and the West Indies, encompassing digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and consumer product/merchandising rights for the anime series and feature films.

Additional information on NARUTO is available at Naruto.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular SHONEN JUMP brand and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

ABOUT ANIME NYC POWERED BY CRUNCHYROLL:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City's anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. This year's event takes place November 15-17 in New York's Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 40,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit animenyc.com.

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