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Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 Coming August 5-7

Online event brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation; program features special guests, world premieres, panels, Crunchyroll Games showcase and special musical performances.

From August 5-7, Virtual Crunchyroll Expo will bring together the global anime community to celebrate the art form of anime with guest panels, premieres, and performances. This year, in addition to four live stages for three days, fans worldwide can view panels 24 hours a day until 10 pm PT on August 9 in the Video on Demand section. 

This year, fans will be welcomed back to New Crunchy City – here’s what to expect:

Guest line-up will include:

  • 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.

World premieres include:

  • The original anime series Sakugan, Restaurant to Another World 2 and the new OVA for Crunchyroll Original TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You ~SNS~!

First looks include:

  • 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.

An extensive slate of panels include:

  • The Making of Blade Runner: Black Lotus (an upcoming Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original).
  • Professional Athletes of Anime panel featuring defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo of the New York Giants and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi of the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Fireside conversations with voice actors Junya Enoki (Jujutsu Kaisen, Girlfriend, Girlfriend) and Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia).

The return of Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay cup, with 41 finalists from eight different countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Trinidad, and more, all vying for the top spot.

A showcase from Crunchyroll Games including:

  • The latest titles
  • Partnerships
  • Launches
  • Special guests from Princess Connect! Re: Dive, Mitrasphere, and Grand Summoners.

Musical performances:

  • 7 Billion Dots
  • Burnout Syndromes
  • MAGIC OF LiFE
  • Rhythmic Toy World
  • TeddyLoid

Concerts featuring music from The Rising of The Shield Hero and Tower of God

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 4 live-streaming stages. Video on Demand will also be available for 5 days, with select content available in 7 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 is free and open now for fans worldwide at expo.crunchyroll.com.

Source: Crunchyroll

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