VIZ Media and Japan Society Welcome Best-Selling Manga Creator to NYCC for Events and Autograph Sessions
(Press Release) NORWALK, CT, June 10, 2016 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that author and artist of Assassination Classroom Yusei Matsui will be appearing at New York Comic Con this October for events and Autograph Sessions. Matsui is appearing at NYCC in partnership with VIZ Media, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution and global entertainment licensing, and the Japan Society, a nonprofit cross-cultural institution in New York.
One of the most popular and best-selling manga series in the United States, Assassination Classroom is a humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength. The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. Making matters even more complicated, he turns out to be the best teacher they have ever had! The series is a consistent New York Times bestseller, with each volume released appearing on the list during the first few weeks of publication. The series has also been adapted as an anime that airs in Japan and North America, as well as well as two live-action films.
“Yusei Matsui is a major influence in the manga industry and his work continues to be a monster success around the world,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We are thrilled to welcome him to New York Comic Con for what are sure to be amazing experiences for our Fans.”
Yusei Matsui was born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He has been drawing manga since he began elementary school and his favorite manga series include Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Ultimate Muscle. Matsui learned his trade working as an assistant to manga artist Yoshio Sawai, creator of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. In 2005, Matsui debuted his original manga Neuro: Supernatural Detective in Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2007, Neuro was adapted into an anime. In 2012, Assassination Classroom began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump. Assassination Classroom is published in North America by VIZ Media. For more information on Assassination Classroom, please visit VIZ.com.
New York Comic Con will take place October 6-9, 2016.To attend NYCC, Fans must complete a Fan Verification profile for the opportunity to purchase Tickets. Fan Verification is open through Monday, June 13 at NewYorkComicCon.com/FanVerification.
Additional exciting details about Yusei Matsui’s schedule and other New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).