US manga localization titans Kodansha have just announced they’ve made arrangements for Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack On Titan, to make his first public appearance in the US. He waited until he’d finished the entire series to do this, but better late than never, right?
He’s scheduled to be a special guest at Anime NYC this year. Isayama will appear for a live book signing the first day, and on Anime NYC’s Main Stage on the second day. Just think, you can be there to ask important questions like “Why did Eren turn out to be such a jerk?” Ticket sales for Isayama’s panel and signing will go on sale in early November.
“This is it—Hajime Isayama in his first U.S. appearance, and it’s going to be at Anime NYC,” said Alvin Lu, President & CEO of Kodansha USA Publishing. “After more than ten years of publishing Attack on Titan, we are very, very excited to help host Isayama-sensei and to see him meet the fans that have loved and supported this amazing pop-culture phenomenon throughout the years. This will be an Anime NYC to remember.”
Anime NYC will take place from November 18 to November 20 at New York’s Javits Center. You’ll be able to find Kodansha at booth #1530, and Isayama will appear there to sign books on November 18. All volumes of Attack On Titan are now available in English from Kodansha, and the anime will be wrapping up sometime in 2023.