Viz Media’s Kishimoto-Related Events Were Highly Disappointing

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Not to mention a certain YouTuber who showed up to the Kishi event assumed since he’s a YouTuber with many subscribers that he can just cut others in line.

    I’m sure someone can narrow him down easily.

    • What is his name ?

      • Bdock3601

        telling you would eliminate the point of the “certain youtuber” comment. through their comment you should surmise that they don’t want to be the ones to say it.

        • TheGameTagerZ

          Missed you man. Stick around.

          • Bdock3601

            i still come around, with school, i only really have weekends and between classes to even look around for stuff like this

      • HystericalGameZ
    • Fabricio Neymar Jr Quiroga

      Are you talking about Double4?

  • Ho wow, good job VIZ 😐

  • Bdock3601

    Honestly, when i attend a large event, anything over 5k really, i expect social orderliness to become a moot point. I went to a tournament last year with over 10,000 people and entered an event. because it wasn’t the main event, we could basically do whatever we wanted as long as nobody in our bracket wanted to complain.

    With an extremely large event like NYCC, Lines are death, there will be countless people willing to completely circumvent the line system and if the staff are that complacent, might as well not even be a line. Concerning the girl from overseas…if it were me (maybe i have more disappointment experience than others) i would call the organizers to cement how the event was taking place (and what I would need to do in order to participate) possibly days before the events begin depending on the event type. Obviously I don’t do that for every event but traveling around the planet for something really specific means you should be as prepared as possible.

    it sounds like they really didn’t care to do this thing right, that’s always a shame

    • TheGameTagerZ

      I definitely see what you’re saying here in most cases. It was outside of New York Comic Con though like I want to say about 6 (long) blocks away from it. We didn’t have anyone to talk to about the event while in the line other than the two security guards. Also when I spoke to Viz I was told that the wristband thing was announced earlier in the night apparently, but only a few people got word of it.

      I’d say everyone was fairly prepared but the few that were told about wristbands received the upper hand.

      • Bdock3601

        ah well yeah, that’s a different case, was it fairly large or were their security just THAT inept?

        • TheGameTagerZ

          I’d argue that the first 60 people was controllable. When it was close to screening maybe a different story, but literally the security was the worst I would have preferred Viz employees because that way at least consciously you wouldn’t want to try anything that might jeopardize your opportunity to see Kishimoto.

          • Bdock3601


  • NarutoFan

    Did we go to the same NYCC and signings? Viz did a damn good job and I got everything i wanted to signed by Kishimoto. I didn’t get to spend much time with him but he’s a very good guy. I will cherish those moments forever. The Boruto movie was brilliant and I had zero problems in line. There was some wait, yes, but no duh there would be. I was press too and knew what to do and when to do it. Don’t blame Viz or NYCC for your own shortcomings. I give all the events an A++

    • HystericalGameZ

      Congratulations for being the Black Sheep.

      Who are you press for? What time did you get on line? What did the bands look like? How did the two security guards look like?

      If you were there you’d have heard the people in the line screaming at the line cutters, arguing with the security to not allow people who DID NOT HAVE BANDS to cut the line, and seen the partial chaos that was happening.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Hey if you enjoyed the event then that’s good for you honestly. Lets ignore the autographs for a second and just focus on the fanservice. As a fan, I was truly disappointed to see that no hard hitting questions or rather interesting questions was asked. Most of the questions that were asked can be found online or in Michi or in the Comic Con manga volume. Lets be honest the questions were certainly underwhelming.

      The movie itself was of course excellent no complaints there, but if you saw that there was no complaints with the staff or the line then you must of been the one with the wristband so there’s obviously going to be some bias here. I emailed Viz Media yesterday and they told me it was a last minute change to add the wristband at 10pm thing which is obviously something that shouldn’t have been done. The people in the front were cutting others that were sleeping on concrete just to secure a good spot in line. The front line went from 25 people to at least 60 with all the cutting.

      Like I said man if you enjoyed it that’s great. I don’t believe you’re press at all though honestly. It’s hard to take your A++ score and your name for that matter seriously in the conversation. Kishi is a great man nothing wrong with him but organization wise was pretty bad and we were told that fans in the audience would be able to ask questions and that ended up not happening.

  • Sorry to hear it was a giant screwjob. I feel bad for that Australian girl especially. It really is odd Viz didn’t handle it any better, you’d think with that kind of situation it would be more organized.

    • NarutoFan

      They are describing the event wrongly. The con was organized, SG was not
      because they didn’t pay attention on when to get bands and when to do
      what as shown by the ignorance in this article. This was a massive event
      and nobody is not going to go out of their way to hold their hand.

      • Did you not read anything written in the article? They went in detail for every little thing, the main event and why it was a disaster and poorly organized. Try reading it again, because the way you described it doesn’t match up with others. Were you even apart of the same event?

      • TheGameTagerZ

        This isn’t some gossip article. Just because you had a great time doesn’t mean everyone else did.

      • Go back to SaiyanIsland.

  • Pegasus Seiya

    What a letdown for her. I kinda wanna give her a hug.

  • NZH97

    poor Australian girl. Hopefully Viz do better next time

  • Danbito

    I was at the Kishimoto panel on Thursday. I knew we had to get bands but had no idea where, ran over the convention over an hour looking for the line early. But yeah, kinda disappointed that there wasn’t an actual Q&A (I was thinking about asking on Boruto and the Byakugan among other things) and a few questions were answered already (Oda being his rival etc.)

    • TheGameTagerZ

      I appreciate the testimony. Literally everyone freaked out at how early those bands were being given out too. Sadly only the Apple one had time for a Q&A and what a waste since they weren’t even good questions.

      Not sure if the Apple one can be streamed right now, but most of the questions were pretty cringeworthy.

      • Danbito

        I tried to help out as I could. I cosplayed as Asuma, and kept directing people where the wristbands were. Wasn’t the most interesting answer from Apple being that Hidan is Kishimoto’s favorite villain?

        • TheGameTagerZ

          Asuma? Yup I seen you a couple of times at the convention. I believe so I do remember one interesting question then again being all the way in the back make it difficult to hear.

  • Trulynd Hall

    Man that sucks to hear I was supposed to go but couldn’t make it. How could something that large be so unorganized? That’s crazy…

    I saw the interview on youtube, it was really boring, nothing new or original.

    And the Australian girl, I feel so bad for her. She traveled across the seas to see this…

  • Kamuikenshi

    That’s terrible.Bummer you couldn’t get more gameplay as well.


    Thx for reporting on the event. I had similar feelings watching the panel online.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      I forgot they livestreamed it. It’s a huge shame because he probably wont be coming back here ever again (or not for a super long time)