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    San Diego Comic-Con (July 19 - 22, 2018 @ San Diego, CA) | Panels Schedule


    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    - UDON Entertainment 2018-2019 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Celebrating another ground-breaking year of publishing video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko and director of publishing Matt Moylan tell about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is offering in the coming months.
    - Viz Media Panel | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    The VIZ crew will talk about some of your favorite titles, including My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, and Sailor Moon. Panelists will make announcements, show off exclusive first looks at new titles, and give away prizes!
    - Dragon Ball Super | 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    English voice actors for Goku and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat, talk all things Dragon Ball -and reveal never-before-seen material for the new movie. Don't miss some special surprise appearances, too.
    - Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Manga in North America is enjoying a new Golden Age. More books are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as Japan. There's more anime streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Crunchyroll, and that's driving interest in more manga and a more diverse range of titles than ever before. Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga from top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (associate director, publisher services at Penguin Random House), David Brothers (editor, VIZ Media), Rachel Thorn (manga translator and associate professor in the faculty of manga, Kyoto Seika University), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), and Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).
    - Funimation Industry Panel | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.
    - Lost in Translation | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    It seems the English-translated manga industry has new players and more venues than ever. How is the industry changing, and how are the freelancers navigating the new terrain? Is this affecting the translations themselves? Highly experienced freelancers and industry insiders take audience questions and discuss the latest industry developments. Panelists include Mark Simmons (Gundam), Mari Morimoto (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations), Ed Chavez (publisher at Denpa, LLC.), Lillian Diaz-Przybyl (freelance editor), Stephen Paul (One Piece), and Julie Davis (freelance editor).
    - The Robotech Panel | 8:30pm - 9:30pm
    Harmony Gold USA will display the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from new products to the live-action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King's It.

    Friday, July 20, 2018
    - Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Come celebrate Dark Horse's 30 years of manga with Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. They'll have previews of the forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano?and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book's subject, the artist himself!
    - [adult swim]: FLCL | 11:30am - 12:15pm
    Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G. and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh, and Adult Swim's senior vice president of on-air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Batman Ninja).
    - The Art of Video Games: Create a Cover Artist Jam! | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    UDON's chief Erik Ko hosts top talents from the studio and a guest artist to create a cover art jam live! A lucky winner will get to keep the final art! There will also be a trivia Q&A where the audience can get surprised art books and collectible items from UDON.
    - How to Draw Manga | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
    eigoMANGA's team of manga artists, animators, and editors present a tutorial workshop to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.

    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    - My Hero Academia Panel, Featuring Creator Kohei Horikoshi | 11:15am - 12:15pm
    Meet Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the world's most popular superhero manga. Horikoshi Sensei will be talking about his megahit manga and doing a live drawing of one of the characters. But he won't be alone-he'll have some voice actor sidekicks, Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might). This is the can't-miss panel of the show!
    - Kodansha Comics: Battle Angel Alita and Ghost in the Shell | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Kodansha Comics is the manga publishers of hit manga like Akira, Sailor Moon, and Attack on Titan. This year, they are bringing exciting new announcements about Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell as well as other new licensing announcements regarding their upcoming manga in 2018 and 2019. Plus, join the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items!
    - Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano's storied career spans decades with thousands of works, including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A. Moderated by Michael Gombos.
    - Manga: An Intro For Comics Fans | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Are you a longtime comics fan who also has interest in anime and manga but don't really know how to dive in? These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing a ask a panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly otaku) to recommend the best of manga past and present. Panelists include Chris Butcher (co-founder, TCAF; consulting editor, VIZ Media), Stephanie Borria (Media Do International), Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology). Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show, and they'll give you a manga to match.
    - TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Manga is for everyone, and TOKYOPOP's goal is to bring the magic of manga to all comic book fans, whether they're manga veterans or new to the world of Japanese-style comics. Find out what's coming up this year and beyond, including the new International Women of Manga initiative!
    - Studio Ghibli My Neighbor Totoro Screening | 7:00pm - 9:15pm
    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro, the classic animation film of childhood adventures and friendship in a magical forest. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful tale. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.
    - Funimation Favorites | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Funimation staff members take a look at some personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What's your Funimation favorite?
    - Crunchyroll Industry Panel: The Latest and Hottest in Anime Today! | 8:30pm - 9:30pm
    Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend.

    Sunday, July 22, 2018
    - Shonen Jump Panel with Kohei Horikoshi | 11:15am - 12:15pm
    The superhero group known as Team Jump will be joined by Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the My Hero Academia manga! Together, they'll scour the mean streets of San Diego, looking for evil to fight! Or maybe just do a really cool panel. Panelists will be making announcements, having fun with the creator, and giving out tons of prizes!
    - Manga Tutorials for Kids | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will give kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling.
    - Disney Manga! | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Love Disney? Love manga? Come see what's on offer from TOKYOPOP's family friendly line of licensed Disney manga, including Beauty and the Beast, Stitch!, Fairies, Alice in Wonderland, and their new full-color manga The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey!
    Last edited by WTK; 07-10-2018, 07:06 PM.

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    Thursday, July 19, 2018 | http://sched.co/FQng
    - Mega Man 30th Anniversary | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Celebrate 30 years of the Blue Bomber with the talented developer veterans from Capcom. Producers Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (Mega Man 11) and Nonaka Daizo (Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2) discuss their work on the iconic side-scrolling series in a panel moderated by Capcom's Tim Turi. Get equipped with behind-the-scenes insights on the new Mega Man 11 and other recent titles. The festivities will include trivia, prizes, and more.
    Friday, July 20, 2018 | http://sched.co/FSn2
    - Mega Man: Fully Charged TV Series Premiere | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura's Wrath), Man of Action (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to11. Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network.

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      If you're already pumped up about Comic Con, you might just want to sit down for this. Toonami is excited to announce that following our Pre-Flight live stream on Saturday, July 21st at 7:15p, there will be an exclusive performance by the pillows! Get ready to jam out following Pre-Flight at the Adult Swim State Park. Find out more info at www.adultswim.com/presents/sdcc-18/

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