Anime Expo 2017 is just over a month away and today publisher Viz Media revealed that Yuto Tsukuda, the co-creator of one of its popular manga, Food Wars!: Shokugeki No Soma, would be making an appearance during the convention.
Food Wars! is a culinary battle series, that follows Soma Yukihira, who desires to one day surpass his father’s culinary talent. Out of the blue, Soma’s father enrolls him in an elite culinary school, with a graduation rate of 10%. There, Soma will test his skills against some of the best and brightest, including the domineering heiress of the school.
Anime Expo will take place in Los Angeles, California, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from July 1st to the 4th. Yuto Tsukuda is scheduled to participate in two panel discussions and two in-person autograph sessions throughout the convention. Details about when these events will take place will likely be released when Viz unveils its event schedule. This will be the writer’s first professional appearance in North America.
Viz will be booth #2206, for those attending Anime Expo. The publisher will be holding Food Wars! giveaways at the booth, and selling advance copies of the nineteenth volume of the series.
The image above is a self-portrait from Tsukuda (© Yuto Tsukuda). The text translates as, “C’mon, think! Gotta come up with something… Oh, man…”