Crunchyroll Expo 2019 roundup

Photo credit: Say Ya! Photography / Crunchyroll

Over the labor day weekend, Crunchyroll held its latest expo for its thousands of adoring fans. There’s plenty to see and do over the three-day convention, and for those who were not able to attend, Crunchyroll has rounded up some of the biggest announcements made during CRX 2019.

As a curator to some of the best anime, Crunchyroll made several announcements for some new anime titles that subscribers will soon be able to stream. Two brand new seasons of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” will be coming to the streaming platform, as well as a new mini-series titled “Uzumaki,” an anime that is based on Junji Ito’s iconic horror manga. Uzumaki will be coming to Adult Swims’ Toonami sometime in 2020. 

Photo credit: Say Ya! Photography / Crunchyroll

CRX was also the place for the U.S and World premieres of “Blackfox” which is a Crunchyroll co-production, as well as the OVA for “Mob Psycho 100 II,” an OVA from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” “The Wonderland,” and the season three premiere of “Chihayafuru.” CRX also debuted a few premieres for a few upcoming shows that are slated to stream on Crunchyroll, which included “Somali and the Forest Spirit,” “In/Spectre,” “Highschool Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World,” “Ascendance of a Bookworm,” and “Didn’t I say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life.”

Of course, anime shows weren’t the only thing that was a highlight during CRX 2019. Fans were treated to a handful of special guests that made an appearance at the convention, including Junji Ito, which marked his very first appearance at a U.S. convention. Actors and creators from hit animes such as “The Rising of the Shield Hero,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “Zombie Land Saga,” and “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma.” 

New to CRX 2019 was the immersive New Crunchy City, which invited guests to come and see where anime and pop culture come to life. A cityscape that was equipped with a flight check-in desk allowed for its visitors to fly through a city that was filled with numerous anime adventures, activations, and an artist alley.

Photo credit: Say Ya! Photography / Crunchyroll

With more than 70 panels, sold-out experiences that included the Crunchyroll-Hime cafe and FLOW concert. 40 exclusive CRX items, and a Crunchyroll games station that demoed playable versions of “Naruto X Boruto Ninja Tribes” and “Attack on Titan TACTICS,” CRX 2019 had every inch covered of the San Jose McEnry Convention Center, that entertained not only fans of Crunchyroll, but fans of Anime itself. 

Crunchyroll has already announced the dates for its 2020 expo, which will take place on September 4th through 6th 2020, at the San Jose McEnry Convention Center.

Photo credit: Say Ya! Photography / Crunchyroll

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