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Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 Announces First Batch of Guests and Programming!

New Crunchy City has revealed its first wave of guests!

(Featured Image: Crunchyroll)

This summer’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is quickly approaching! The event is delighting the global anime community with initial announcements of its guests and programming!

A World Premiere Preview!

Virtual attendees will be treated to a premiere preview of the TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You OVA.


Continuing the story of the well-received Crunchyroll Original series, it tells the tale of a peculiar romance, the series is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Kenjiro Hata.

Cherami Leigh Is Ready To Visit!


English voice actor Cherami Leigh will be stopping by New Crunchy City. She has voiced iconic characters including Asuna Yuuki in Sword Art Online, Minako Aino/ Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, and Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail. Anime Fans are sure to be delighted when she pays a visit to the V-CRX!

Vampy Bit Me and Mario Bueno are back!


Cosplayer Vampy Bit Me and content creator Mario Bueno will both be back this year to co-host Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup, Virtual Crunchyroll Expo’s international cosplay competition! Last year saw amazing entried from the global cosplay community, and we expect this year to be even better.

Okitsugu Kado Is Set To Bring His Anime Vegetable Carving Skills!


Japanese Vegetable carver, Okitsugu Kado, has been announced as returning to New Crunchy City, ready to show his abilitiy to carve anime characters from vegetables. A unique talent that never ceases to amaze, anime fans have grown to love is fun creations!

Running from August 5-7, V-CRX 2021 will take fans back to New Crunchy City, Crunchyroll’s digital hub for the global anime community. See exclusive global premieres, check out industry and fan panels, and scope out interesting merch, New Crunchy City knows how to make anime fans feel welcome! You can register for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo for free.

A reminder that submissions have opened for fan panels and entries for Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup. Show your latest cosplay or share your feelings about a topic in the world of anime (or do both).

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo will stream August 5-7 only at expo.crunchyroll.comYou can register nowFan panel submissions close on Friday, June 11th, with entries for the Cosplay Cup due by Sunday, June 6th. Stay tuned for more announcements and news about this exciting event!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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