Cruncyhroll unveiled last week a preview trailer and full event schedule for this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event. The company also revealed that it will screen the world premiere of the Restaurant to Another World 2 anime at the event. The event will also screen the world premiere for the Sakugan anime on August 5 with Kanon Amane (voice of Memenpu) and Takayuki Funahashi (producer) in attendance. The event will also feature first looks for the Fena: Pirate Princess, ORIENT, The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window and In the Land of Leadale anime.
The event will host the following guests:
- Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen, Rengoku in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fugo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Naoya Mukai in Girlfriend, Girlfriend)
- Maaya Uchida (Catarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, Norman in The Promised Neverland)
- Sumire Uesaka (Susanna in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, Aletta in Restaurant to Another World)
- Kanon Amane (Memempu in Sakugan)
- Takayuki Funahashi (producer of Sakugan)
- Ayane Sakura (Ochaco Uraraka in My Hero Academia, Gabi Braun in Attack on Titan, Saki Saki in Girlfriend, Girlfriend)
- Azumi Waki (Nagisa Minase in Girlfriend, Girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana in Tokyo Revengers)
- Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuno in Black Clover, Kosuke Mikado in The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window)
- Wataru Hatano (Shinso in My Hero Academia, Rihito Hiyakawa in The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window)
- Junichi Suwabe (Aizawa in My Hero Academia, Yami in Black Clover, Abbacchio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Shopkeeper in Restaurant to Another World)
- Saori Ōnishi (Kuro in Restaurant to Another World, Hisako Arato in Food Wars!, Aiz Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
- DJ Teddyloid
The event will also host the following guests: Ayataka Tanemura (director of Black Clover), Gakuto Kajiwara (Asta in Black Clover, Shinra Kusakabe in Fire Force, Shun Kuribayashi in Rent-A-Girlfriend), Reiji Kawashima (Fushi in To Your Eternity), and Takeshi Takadera (sound director for To Your Eternity, Laid-Back Camp, Yowamushi Pedal)
The event will also host the following Japanese rockbands: Burnout Syndromes (Haikyu!!, Dr. Stone), Seven Billion Dots (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Granblue Fantasy: The Animation), Magic of Life (Yowamushi Pedal, Joker Game), and Rhythmic Toy World (Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line).
Crunchyroll announced on March 12 that this year’s Crunchyroll Expo convention will be a free virtual event from August 5-7 in order to emphasize the health of attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests.
Customers who rolled over their tickets from Crunchyroll Expo 2020 can roll them over again for next year’s in-person event, regardless of if prices change, or can request a full refund.
This year’s physical Crunchyroll Expo was scheduled take place on August 6-8 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Crunchyroll announced in June 2020 that it canceled the 2020 physical Crunchyroll Expo due to the nature of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and in order to emphasize the health of attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests. The convention moved to an online format in September 2020 with guest panels, interactive events, special announcements, and other content.
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