Media Release — Hey, manga and anime fans! Will you be at Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center this July 4th – 7th? We sure will!
Visit Dark Horse #1525 and check out Dark Horse manga, comics, books, toys, and more! We’ll be giving away free lanyards, buttons, and posters while supplies last!
Also, if you are cosplaying a Dark Horse Manga character–someone from FLCL, Hellsing, Blade of the Immortal, Gantz, , etc.–claim your Dark Horse 25th Anniversary Cosplay Certificate by visiting the booth in costume. The certificate features a special anniversary image as well as a red ink stamp with calligraphy by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.
Don’t miss panels presented by and featuring Dark Horse editors! Panel details are below.
See you there!
DARK HORSE MANGA PANEL CHECKLIST
Viz Presents: Inside the Anime Industry – Why We Do What We Do
Thursday, July 4, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Room 515A (Live Programming 3)
Join this special roundtable of industry influencers in a discussion about passion and why we work in the anime and manga business. Seasoned anime and manga industry veterans from Funimation, Dark Horse, The Right Stuf International/ Nozomi Entertainment, Anime News Network, Dark Horse, VIZ Media and more will discuss their personal love of their medium and creating entertainment experiences to remember.
Dark Horse Presents: The Changing Faces Of Evangelion
Sunday, July 7, 11:15 AM – 12:15 AM, Room 501 (Workshop 2)
It’s been almost two decades since Neon Genesis Evangelion made its first appearance as a manga and then an anime series, yet the Eva phenomenon is as strong as ever, with last year’s Evangelion 3.0 movie having made five billion yen at the Japanese box office and still more on DVD. But Evangelion is now much bigger than its original story, and its characters and iconic moments have taken on a life of their own among the fans with officially-licensed alternate universes and parodies. Dark Horse Comics has published three of the spinoff Evangelion manga: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Campus Apocalypse, and Comic Tribute, with a fourth, The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary, on its way soon. Special guest Josh Kocurek from Funimation, brand manager for the Evangelion movies, joins longtime Evangelion manga editor Carl Horn to discuss the changing faces of Eva from the 1990s to today!
Dark Horse: Celebrating 25 Years of Manga
Saturday, July 6, 10 AM – 11:15 AM, Room 515A (Live Programming 3)
It all began in May of 1988, when Portland’s Dark Horse Comics published its first manga, Kazuhisa Iwata’s adaptation of Gojira. In the last 25 years Dark Horse has released dozens of manga series in English (plus Japanese novels, art books, magazines, anime comics, and roman albums) through the eras of manga as comic books, manga as graphic novels, and manga as e-books! With an emphasis on building personal relationships with such writers and artists as Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Katsuya Terada, and CLAMP, Dark Horse has applied its ideals as a creator-oriented comics publisher to assert a unique and long-lasting place for itself in the U.S. manga publishing scene. Special guest Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund joins us to discuss Dark Horse’s new book CBLDF Presents Manga, a new guide to the field written by top experts in the North American manga scene. Editors Philip Simon and Carl Horn will talk about Dark Horse’s past, present, and future with Japan!