The next wave of guests, panels and can’t-miss programming for this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo (V-CRX) has arrived to include a panel with Yongje Park, creator of The God of High School; discussions featuring the creative talent behind the upcoming Crunchyroll Original series Noblesse; an exclusive virtual tour of the Studio MAPPA art gallery and the world premiere of GIBIATE episode 9.
V-CRX attendees will have the chance to hear from the individuals behind Crunchyroll Originals including Masahiko Komino, the director and character designer of GIBIATE (animator, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure); voice actor Soma Saito (Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyu!!); EX-ARM director Yoshikatsu Kimura (Karate Girl); and writer Jeho Son and artist Kwangsu Lee of Noblesse.
Arthell Isom, CEO of D’ART Shtajio, and Roland Kelts, author of JAPANAMERICA, will hold a discussion on race in anime. Additional guests include voice actor Patrick Saitz (Franky in One Piece, Germany in Hetalia, Dio Brando in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Tsukara Kiryu, the illustrator of light novel So I’m a Spider, So What?, who will be joining the title’s author, Okina Baba, as previously announced.
The V-CRX Gallery Tour Featuring Studio MAPPA will include behind-the-scenes artwork from popular series, including The God of High School and will also include video messages from artists and creators.
Crunchyroll also announced two additional judges or Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup: Rock M. Sakura (@RockMSakura) & Kamui Cosplay (@KamuiCosplay). This virtual celebration of fan-created costumes from anime and anime-inspired series will take place Saturday, September 5.
Registration for V-CRX is open at crunchyrollexpo.com. The global anime community is encouraged to sign up for a free pass for this year’s event to catch all the action, announcements, guest panels and more.
Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is a digital take on Crunchyroll’s yearly flagship convention that brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation. The event will be streaming from September 4-6 only on crunchyrollexpo.com.