Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is right around the corner (August 5-7) and Crunchyroll is bringing together the global anime community to celebrate the beautiful art form of anime through guest panels, premieres, performances and more. In addition to four live stages for three days, fans worldwide can view panels 24 hours a day until 10 p.m. PT on August 9 in the Video on Demand section to keep up with all the happenings at the content-packed con.
This year, fans will be welcomed back to New Crunchy City to catch a lineup of special V-CRX guests, including voice actors and creative staff from Black Clover, JUJUTSU KAISEN, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, The Rising of the Shield Hero and To Your Eternity, among many others.
World premieres including the original anime series SAKUGAN, Restaurant to Another World 2 and the new OVA for Crunchyroll Original TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You ~SNS~! V-CRX will also offer first looks at Fena: Pirate Princess, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original; ORIENT, The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window and In the Land of Leadale, alongside Crunchyroll Original High Guardian Spice, which will make a special appearance in the Crunchyroll Industry panel.
Speaking of panels, the slate will also spotlight The Making of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an upcoming Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, Professional Athletes of Anime panel including Defensive End Ifeadi Odenigbo of the New York Giants and Defensive Tackle Larry Ogunjobi of the Cincinnati Bengals, and fireside conversations with voice actors Junya Enoki (JUJUTSU KAISEN; Girlfriend, Girlfriend) and Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia), just to name a few.
The return of Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup will welcome 41 finalists from eight different countries, including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Trinidad and more, all vying for the top spot. Fans can also catch a showcase from Crunchyroll Games on the latest titles, partnerships, launches and more including special guests from Princess Connect! Re: Dive, Mitrasphere and Grand Summoners. Plus, musical performances by 7 Billion Dots, Burnout Syndromes, MAGIC OF LiFE, Rhythmic Toy World and TeddyLoid and concerts featuring the music of The Rising of the Shield Hero and Tower of God.
This exciting programming will be featured within Virtual Crunchyroll Expo’s immersive digital convention experience, allowing fans to enjoy and explore New Crunchy City. Each online city district represents the areas that fans are used to enjoying at live conventions including:
- The Theater District, featuring more than 100 hours of content across four live-streaming stages. Video on Demand will also be available for five days, with select content available in seven languages.
- The Super Arcade will house fan activations and activities like galleries for TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy- and The aquatope on white sand, alongside Crunchyroll’s fan-favorite celebrity-inspired anime art gallery.
- The Anime Arts District will feature V-CRX’s online artist alley where fans can purchase directly from artists around the world.
- The Central Shopping District, featuring tons of shopping experiences!
Registration for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo (Aug. 5-7) is free and open now for fans worldwide at expo.crunchyroll.com.