Hey, anime fans – here’s your real Prince of (Table) Tennis! Manga Entertainment have announced that ace table tennis player and anime enthusiast Darius Knight will be coming MCM London Comic Con.
Currently seeded third in the UK National Table Tennis Rankings and former Great Britain Under 21 Champion, 2012 Team GB member and Commonwealth Games Silver medallist, Darius will be bringing his amazing skills to all three days of London Comic Con, so come along and try your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in Britain.
Darius will also be signing exclusive merchandise on the booth. Those fans that fancy themselves as a future UK champion can also have their chance to challenge Darius. For £2 entry fee you can challenge the Team GB Olympian and impress all of your friends. Do you have what it takes? There will be four specially decorated tables to play on free of charge, so pick up a paddle and help us to discover Great Britain’s next table tennis champion.
“Manga Entertainment is very excited to be able to work with our good friend Darius Knight at the MCM London Comic Con. Not only is Darius an amazingly talented athlete, but he is also one of the nicest people we’ve ever worked with,” said Jerome Mazandarani, Manga Entertainment’s head of marketing and acquisitions.
“It is Darius’s passion for the hit anime series Naruto that introduced us to him, so it is a real honour to be able to work with him in this way and to bring a different experience to the Comic Con this October. I think new and old visitors alike will really enjoy having a go at table tennis. It’s an addictive, fun and inclusive game. So! Please pop on over to the Darius Knight Table Tennis Experience in the Comic Con South Hall and play with us. There is a special surprise waiting on the tables for you!”