Attack on Titan is a popular franchise around the world, but mangaka Hajime Isayama has never been to the United States for an event. That’s about to change. Anime NYC, which will occur November 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, will be hosting Isayama for his first-ever American trip.
He is scheduled to make appearances on the 18th and 19th. First up, on the 18th he will be doing an autograph session. The next day he’ll be on the Main Stage to speak about Attack on Titan for a panel. Both of these events will require tickets to get in (meaning in addition to the tickets to get into the con), and we’re supposed to get more info on that early next month.
There is additionally going to be an Attack on Titan activation booth put on by Kodansha. Kodansha, of course, publishes Attack on Titan in English, and gave this description of it:
“A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction…”
Anime NYC gave this description of itself:
“Anime NYC 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. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay in the heart of NYC!
Anime NYC is a creation of LeftField Media, a boutique event company made up of dedicated fans and experienced convention organizers.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.