Crunchyroll Expo, the yearly convention from the global anime brand, is welcoming today a huge slate of guests, including creative staff from the highly-anticipated horror series Chainsaw Man, English voice actors from the humorous and heartfelt SPY x FAMILY, and Masahiko Minami, the co-founder, and president of BONES, the prolific anime studio bringing fans Mob Psycho 100 and Bungo Stray Dogs, among many others. Crunchyroll Expo also announced the return of Crunchyroll Hime’s Cosplay Cup alongside the world premiere of the first two episodes of Mob Psycho 100 III, all coming to the event taking place live on August 5-7. 2022 in San Jose, California, and online.
Guests heading to Crunchyroll Expo this August include:
Manabu Otsuka, the CEO of studio MAPPA, the studio behind the highly anticipated Chainsaw Man. He has led the planning and production of various other shows, including BANANA FISH, Yuri!!! on ICE, and many others.
Makoto Kimura, the Executive Producer and Rights Management Director at MAPPA, responsible for the production and business development.
Masahiko Minami the president and co-founder of BONES, the anime studio producing Mob Psycho 100 III and Bungo Stray Dogs.
Natalie Van Sistine, the English voice of Yor Forger in SPY x FAMILY. Her work can also be found in Kaguya-sama: Love is War and various other anime series and video games.
Megan Shipman, the English voice of Anya Forger in SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, her work can be enjoyed in My Hero Academia, Black Clover, and One Piece. As an ADR director, she has also directed series, including Fruits Basket and Fairy Tale, among many others.
Cris George, the ADR director for SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, his work can be found in One Piece and My Hero Academia, and as a director, he has worked on various titles, including Black Clover and Pop Team Epic.
In addition to these exciting guest announcements, Crunchyroll Expo also recently announced the world premiere of the first two episodes of Mob Psycho 100 III ahead of the series premiere on Crunchyroll in October. With animation produced by BONES, Mob Psycho 100 is based on the original story by ONE, also known as the creator of One Punch Man.
Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup is also returning to Crunchyroll Expo this year, with Mario Bueno and Vampy Bit Me to host the colorful competition. Fans can visit the Cosplay Cup homepage to learn more about the recently announced finalists, including nearly 40 cosplay creators from across the U.S., Brazil, Ireland, Canada, Chile, and the Netherlands.
Crunchyroll Expo is the yearly celebration of all things anime, featuring unique panels, exclusive merchandise, and world premieres. This year’s show will both be in-person and streaming select panels on demand from August 5–7, 2022, with an additional digital replay available until August 9, 2022. In-person, fans will be transported to New Crunchy City, a bustling anime metropolis comprised of four distinct districts: the Central Shopping District featuring anime merchandise, con exclusives, swag, and more, the Arts District, home to nearly 150 artists, the Theater District showcasing anime premieres and screenings, and the Super Arcade featuring Club Yuzu, the place for gaming, raving, and more unique programming. Badge registration is available now.