"The Masters of Animanga" was a Wikia collaborative writing project hosted by the Animanga Wiki featuring fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions exclusively curated by manga and anime legends Kazuo Koike, Takashi Okazaki, and Sin'Ichi Hiromoto for the Wikia community. As part of the collaboration, users contributed to the Masters collaborative story project in a one-paragraph-at-a-time format. Over the course one month, the community co-wrote three different stories across three themes -- vampires, girls, and samurai.
The finished projects were unveiled during "Wikia [LIVE] Presents: The Masters of Animanga", a panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 12 featuring Kazuo Koike, Takashi Okazaki, Shin-ichi Hiromoto, Hiro Ikegami and Masao Maruyama.
Wikia also presented an additional career retrospective "Learn From the Masters" panel at NYCC 2013, which featured Kazuo Koike, Masao Maruyama, Shin-ichi Hiromoto, Takashi Okazaki, as well as Mike Richardson from Dark Horse Comics.
The Wikia team had the pleasure of hanging out with fans at New York Comic Con 2013, and hosting TWO outstanding cosplay contests while we were there. Each day, we were treated to 30 dazzling contestants who had clearly put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into crafting some incredible costumes. Our winners won great gear provided by our sponsor SteelSeries!