your name., Akira, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Chainsaw Man Coming to Crunchyroll, Plus SDCC, Crunchyroll Expo Highlights


Crunchyroll Expo 2022 was the company’s sixth annual expo that was held in San Jose, CA, this past weekend. The sold-out event had an immersive location, New Crunchy City, an anime metropolis with four districts: The Central Shopping District for exhibitors, The Art District for artists, The Theater District for anime premieres and screenings, and The Super Arcade for all-day gaming. There were many announcements during Crunchyroll Expo including new and old anime coming to Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming service. Additionally, the event had exclusive first looks and new show acquisition announcements.

During Crunchyroll Expo 2022, it was announced that the sci-fi cult classic Akira from director Katsuhiro Otomo will be coming to the streaming service.

Other popular anime arriving on Crunchyroll include your name. by director Makoto Shinkai and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast by director Mamoru Hosoda. The anime films will be launching every Thursday starting August 11 through October.

The Jujutsu Kaisen prequel movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, will be premiering on Crunchyroll on September 21.

Other anime films and series coming to Crunchyroll include Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish, The Stranger by the Shore, Sing a Bit of Harmony.

Chainsaw Man is the highly anticipated series, and it will be headed to Crunchyroll in October from MAPPA. It’s based on the manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto. A new trailer was released showing the violent world of Chainsaw Man.

New Title Acquisitions Announced

The Crunchyroll Industry Panel announced new title acquisitions including Tower of God 2nd Season, My One-Hit Kill Sister, Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, The Human Crazy University, The Fruit of Evolution 2: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made, The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far, The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World, Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon, Sugar Apple Fairy Tale, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2, and I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss.

New to Crunchyroll Expo this year was the New Crunchy City Music Fest, a three-day festival featuring performances from rock band SiM, Atarashii Gakko!, and Burnout Syndromes.

If you missed out on a panel, you can check them out on Crunchyroll Expo’s VOD page.

Crunchyroll at San Diego Comic-Con

Photo credit: Nerd Reactor

Crunchyroll has been going big as of late, and those who attended San Diego Comic-Con noticed two concerts held at The Rady Shell live music venue at Jacobs Park behind the San Diego Convention Center. The concerts were free for San Diego Comic-Con badge holders and were fun-filled nights to end the day with over 9000 in attendance, which was almost at the venue’s capacity.

The first night’s concert, Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party with DJ Jun Inagawa with Atarashii Gakko!, was presented by Crunchyroll and 88rising. It was held on Friday, July 22nd, and featured anime-inspired elements and a dance crew.

The second night was the Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience and Crunchyroll-Hime Animata Dance Party on Saturday, July 23. It started off with Azuria Sky spinning and concluded with a Dragon Ball Z concert with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and special guest singer Hiroki Takahashi. A mini-fireworks show was a nice end to the concert.

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