VIZ Media and ReedPOP have announced the appearance of the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda manga, known as Akira Himekawa, at New York Comic Con 2017 this October.
Akira Himekawa is actually the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair will make their first professional appearance at New York Comic Con for a series of special events and autograph sessions.
The Legend of Zelda (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga series, based on the classic Nintendo video game, take place in the mystical land of Hyrule, where three spiritual stones hold the key to the Triforce. Whoever holds them will control the world. A guy named Link sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to Zelda, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey is long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil.
Legendary Editions of The Legend of Zelda manga presents the classic 10-volume manga series in a line of five deluxe omnibus releases featuring new covers and color illustrations from Viz Media.
VIZ Media also publishes the latest Zelda manga series—The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which picks up the adventure with a new story arc.
Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP says:
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA is widely loved among manga, comic, and gaming fans and we’re very excited to welcome the manga series’ creators on Thursday and Friday of New York Comic Con this year. Our fans won’t want to miss these special appearances and we look forward to announcing additional details very soon.
New York Comic Con will take place October 5-8, 2017. To attend NYCC, Fans must complete a Fan Verification profile for the opportunity to purchase Tickets. Fan Verification is now open at NewYorkComicCon.com/FanVerification.
Additional exciting details about Akira Himekawa’s schedule and other New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming months.