Anime Expo 2016: BookWalker event details
BookWalker will be exhibiting at Anime Expo 2016 on July 1-4, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Be sure to drop by the BookWalker booth (Booth #105) in the main AX exhibit hall to get a special gift! BookWalker will also be bringing very special Manga authors to Anime Expo!
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Monster Musume author OKAYADO’s QA & Live Drawing Panel
OKAYADO, the creator of the Monster Musume and 12 Beast series will be holding a panel session and live drawing event co-hosted by BookWalker and Seven Seas Entertainment. Have a question for OKAYADO-sensei at the panel? Follow & Tweet @BookWalker_GL using the hashtag #AskOKAYADOSensei with your questions. Send in as many questions as you like, but keep in mind that due to the expected volume of responses, not all questions submitted will be read at the panel.
Saturday July 2nd 11:45AM-12:45PM
※Be the first 100 to show up and get a special Monster Musume bag!
- Panel Title
Moster Musume author OKAYADO Live Drawing & QA Panel hosted by BookWalker and Seven Seas Entertainment
BookWalker and Seven Seas Entertainment will be hosting OKAYADO's panel at Anime Expo! Come join us for a a live drawing & QA session! Everyone will have a change to win fabulous Monster Musume prizes!!!
Manga-ka Autograph Session (OKAYADO & NAMI SANO)
Bring a physical copy of any book by the author to the BookWalker Booth #105 for an autograph ticket. You'll also get the digital Vol.1 for FREE, plus a special Shikishi autograph board to use. If you don't have the paper books, you may also purchase a Monster Musume eBook or Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto eBook on BookWalker for a ticket.
※For proof of eBook purchase, we will only accept eBooks purchased on BookWalker.
※Daily Autograph Tickets are limited, so show up early!!
Visit us at Booth #105 to get a $10 eBook Gift Card and win prizes!
- FREE Prizes
During the year 2011, OKAYADO began posting his “Monster Musume” comics in full color in Anthology Comic’s “Kemono 02”. In May 2012, he was able to debut with his Monser Musume series in Tokuma Shoten’s COMIC RYU. When Volume 1 of the series was finally released in September of the same year, it was so popular that they decided to order reprints the very next day! Even today, OKAYADO’s Monster Musume series is a big hit. In addition to Monster Musume, he has also published “12 BEAST” under KADOKAWA.
- Comment from OKAYADO
"I am so honored to get the change to attend Anime Expo this year---but wait is it really okay for me to go?! Do they have the right person? Of all the worthy people, me? Is this okay?! A-a-anyways, I'm going and I'll be sure to do my best! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!"
- MONSTER MUSUME
Monster Musume, also known as Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls is the story of an ordinary guy whose life is turned upside down when he gets involved with a very unusual species exchange program, and his home welcomes an array of hot girls, who just happen to be monsters.
With nine volumes, and over 2.3 million copies sold in Japan as of February 2016, and all eight volumes of Seven Seas Entertainment’s print edition of Monster Musume hitting the New York Times Graphic Books – Manga Bestsellers list, it’s clear that OKAYADO’s manga monster girls have won the hearts of readers in Japan, North America, and beyond. The anime version of Monster Musume is currently available on DVD from Sentai Filmworks, and via online streaming on Crunchyroll.com.
Monster Musume Manga
1,000 JPY (Approx. 9.95 USD)
1,000 JPY (Approx. 9.95 USD)
1,000 JPY (Approx. 9.95 USD)
Profile: Nami Sano
Born in April 1987 in Hyogo Prefecture, Nami Sano made her professional debut as a manga author in April 2010 in the pages of Fellows! Magazine with her short story, Non-Sugar Coffee. After the success of Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, Sano is currently working on concepts for her next series. In the meantime, she’s thrilled to take a break from her drawing board to be meet her fans in North America for the first time.
- COOL, COOLER, COOLEST! SAKAMOTO MAKES HIGH SCHOOL IMPOSSIBLY STYLISH
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, also known as Sakamoto Desu Ga? is a 4-volume comedy manga series about a super suave, utterly unflappable high school student. Sakamoto is not only handsome, tall, and smart, he always finds an ultra-stylish way to do even the most mundane tasks. He outwits bullies with ease, and leaves a trail of broken hearts in his wake. Sakamoto is so incredibly cool, he’s almost too good to be true! Or is he?
Seven Seas Entertainment is currently publishing Nami Sano's debut manga series, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, in North America, with the fourth and final volume being released this summer.
- Comment from Nami Sano
“I am so honored and thankful to be invited to Anime Expo.
In comparison to all the other Japanese manga, anime, and dramas depicting Japanese school life in a fictitious or fancy way, the story of Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is based on plain suburban school life & unique Japanese habits. So, there might be a lot of unfamiliar cultural references and expressions for U.S. readers. I’m really interested in how readers outside of Japan have accepted this piece.
I’ll do my best to liven up Anime Expo. Douzo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.”
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
BookWalker Introduction Video
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