Date: 2019 May 22 19:20
Posted by Joe
London based fans of Zelda are in for a treat this weekend as Legend of Zelda manga duo Akira Himekawa will be in town for MCM Comic Con London and a special signing at Forbidden Planet (which is handy if you can't make it to MCM over the weekend).
The London branch of the Sci-Fi super store Forbidden Planet will be playing host to the manga duo for a special signing event. The signing event is on Friday 24th May from 6pm to 7:30pm. It's free, but you do need to get a wrist band from Forbidden Planet first in order to attend. No wrist band, no entry. To find out how to get a wrist band visit Forbidden Planet's website for details.
Akira Himekawa will also be at the MCM Comic Con London and attending the event throughout the weekend for signings and panels with manga publisher VIZ. Akira Himekawa's featured spotlight panel will take place on Saturday on the Main Stage at 14:15 and includes a special announcement of new titles, a live drawing session and awesome trivia questions for prize giveaways.
Press releases as follows:
MCM Comic Con London Press Release:
Legend of Zelda manga duo Akira Himekawa joins renowned Publisher VIZ Media for MCM London debut
We're delighted to announce that acclaimed manga duo Akira Himekawa will be flying over from Japan to join us at MCM London later this month. Best known for chronicling Link's adventures in the ongoing Legend of Zelda manga series, the two-woman team that makes up Akira Himekawa have worked together since 1991 and go by the individual pen-names of A. Honda and S. Nagano, although their real names remain a mystery.
To celebrate the iconic creators UK debut, VIZ Media, who have been bringing the finest in manga, anime, and global entertainment to English-speaking fans across the world for over thirty years will be on hand to share exciting details about their upcoming schedule.
Akira Himekawa will be on hand throughout the weekend to meet fans at signings and exciting panels. See them on the VIZ Media panel Friday on the Centre Stage at 1100 alongside VIZ Media editor Michael Montesa where VIZ will be announcing new titles, and giving away special prizes to lucky fans. Akira Himekawa's featured spotlight panel will take place on Saturday on the Main Stage at 1415 and includes a special announcement of new titles, a live drawing session and awesome trivia questions for prize giveaways.
While their creative output includes manga for other big name brands such as Astro Boy and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Akira Himekawa are most famous for their long-running adaptation of the classic Nintendo franchise The Legend of Zelda, beginning with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time back in 1999. Published in Japan by Shogakukan, Akira Himekawa's Legend of Zelda manga are available in the West from VIZ Media, including the most recent entry in the series - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet these creative masterminds at MCM London!
- This news story is for May 2019's MCM London Comic Con -
Forbidden Planet Press Release:
Forbidden Planet, in association with VIZ MEDIA, are thrilled to announce a special signing with AKIRA HIMEKAWA at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, on Friday 24th May, from 6 - 7:30pm
Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. Together they have created seven manga adventures featuring LinkTM and the popular video game world of The Legend of ZeldaTM. Their most recent work, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, is serialised digitally by Shogakukan in Japan.
And, thanks to VIZ MEDIA, one hundred lucky fans will get a chance to meet Akira Himekawa, who will be signing copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Volume 1 and other titles. There will also be shikishi art cards for fans, and a FREE poster.
Admittance is by wristband only. For full details, please follow the link - https://forbiddenplanet.com/posts/akira-himekawa-event-information/
Akira Himekawa are in London as special guests of MCM Comicon, as organised by ReedPOP.