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SDCC at Home starts this week! UDON Entertainment is excited to share what we’ve been working on and what we’ve got coming up this year! Panels will be posted to the Youtube channels on the date & times listed below. Check out the schedule of UDON and Manga Classics panels we’ve got on deck and save our panels to attend this weekend! There is NO charge to view these panels, just sit back & enjoy your SDCC at Home!


Manga Publishing Pros Industry Roundtable – Thursday, 07/23/20, 4:00 PM

Industry Panel where UDON’s Chief joins top manga industry people to chat about the Manga publishing business, moderated by Deb Aoki

DETAILS: While COVID-19 negatively impacted most book and comics publishers, one of the few bright spots in book sales in Spring 2020 was . . . manga!? What are the factors contributing to manga’s resiliency, and what are its prospects for the future? Get a taste of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s next from the perspective of top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (director – publisher services, Penguin Random House), Kevin Hamric (vice president – marketing sales, VIZ Media), Mark de Vera (sales and marketing director, Yen Press), Masaaki Shimizu (general manager and publisher, book publishing division, Square Enix), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Tomo Tran (marketing director, Kodansha USA / Vertical), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), Dallas Middaugh (executive editor and co-founder, Mangamo), and Matt Alt (translator and author, Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).



Read Manga and Learn Classics Literature! – Friday, 07/24/20, 5:00 PM
DETAILS: Want to get kids reading classic literature while they are not in the mood for books with thousands of words? Manga can help you! Join Manga Classics co-founder Erik Ko and English literature teacher Mike Barltrop to learn how to use Manga in learning!



UDON Entertainment 20th Anniversary! – Saturday, 07/25/20, 10:00 AM
DETAILS: UDON celebrating 20th Anniversary!! This special not only gives you a glimpse of recent and upcoming projects, but also filled with cameo appearances of UDON members old and new!