Attention all anime fans! Crunchyroll is hosting their Virtual Crunchyroll Expo (V-CRX) this year from August 5–7. Round one of guests have already been announced, which included English voice actor Cherami Leigh (previously voiced Asuna Yuuki in Sword Art Online, Minako Aino/Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, and Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail) and Japanese vegetable carver, Okitsugu Kado. And in case you have not heard, it is a whopping $0 to attend this amazing virtual event. This deal keeps getting better too because Crunchyroll is continuing to add more guests and panels to their event.
I’m excited to report that the second round of guests is a stacked lineup of rocking talent. And I do mean that literally. V-CRX announced that musical guests Burnout Syndromes, Seven Billion Dots, MAGIC OF LiFE, and Rhythmic Toy World will be performing. Each band will perform and then host a Q&A to give fans an opportunity to get to know the artists. Also announced are popular English voice actors Bryce Papenbrook and Zeno Robinson.
Burnout Syndromes, a Japanese rock band known for their musical openings for Haikyu!! and Dr. STONE, is as good as they come when we’re talking about high-energy anime openings. If you have not heard “Hikari Are” or “Good Morning, World!” then definitely give those a listen.
7 Billion Dots is best known for their ending and opening themes for BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, and GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation Season 2. “Stay With Me” is an incredibly upbeat song, I also recommend adding this one to your playlist.
MAGIC OF LiFE is a melodic rock band best known for their hit songs from the popular anime Yowamushi Pedal and Joker Game. “EIKOHENOICHIBYO” is a jump-up-and-down jam. V-CRX is 3/3 so far with these bands.
Last but not least, Rhythmic Toy World will also perform at V-CRX. Rhythmic Toy World is a Japanese rock band known for their single Boku no Koe, the OP for Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line. I’m sure you know what I will say by this point. But seriously, these bands are all rocking and I am excited to see them at V-CRX this year.
V-CRX is also announcing that Bryce Papenbrook will be heading to the event this year. Papenbrook has performed in countless video games, cartoons, and TV shows. Some of his biggest roles include the English dub voices of Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kirito from Sword Art Online, and Eren from Attack on Titan.
Rounding out this week’s slate of guest announcements is the Anime Award-winning voice actor Zeno Robinson. He’s an avid anime, animation, and video game fan, appearing across television networks and in anime series like My Hero Academia (Hawks / Keigo Takami and Deidoro Sakaki), Fire Force (Ogun Montgomery), Re:Zero (Garfiel Tinsel), and more. Robinson was recently awarded with Best VA Performance (EN) at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards for his role as Hawks in My Hero Academia Season 4.
Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup
V-CRX is also hosting the Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup. If you are interested in submitting for the Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup, you can apply here. Registration will close on Monday, June 7 and fan panel submissions will close Friday, June 11. Fans worldwide are encouraged to apply.
Free registration for V-CRX is open at expo.crunchyroll.com, allowing fans worldwide to catch all the action, announcements, guest panels, and more from the three-day event.
Mark your calendars because V-CRX will be streaming from August 5-7 only on expo.crunchyroll.com. Stay tuned for more guests to be announced. Until then, catch up on your anime!