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Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Announces Next Wave of Guests, Panels and More!

By: Robert Prentice

Today, the next wave of guests, panels, and programming for this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo has arrived to include a panel with Yongje Park, creator of “The God of High School”, discussions featuring the creative talent behind the upcoming Crunchyroll Original series “Noblesse,” an exclusive virtual tour of the Studio MAPPA art gallery, and the world premiere of “GIBIATE” episode 9.

V-CRX attendees will have the chance to hear from the individuals behind Crunchyroll Originals including Masahiko Komino, the director and character designer of “GIBIATE” (also the animator for “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”); Soma Saito, the voice actor (previously Tadashi Yamaguchi in “Haikyu!!); and Yoshikatsu Kimura, the director, (previously directed “Karate Girl”) of “EX-ARM”; and Jeho Son, the writer, and Kwangsu Lee, the artist for “Noblesse.”

V-CRX also announced Arthell Isom, CEO of D’ART Shtajio and Roland Kelts, author of “JAPANAMERICA,” for a discussion on race in anime, voice actor Patrick Saitz, (Franky in “One Piece,” Germany in the Hetalia Series, and Dio Brando in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”) and Tsukara Kiryu, the light novel illustrator of “So I’m a Spider, So What?” who will be joining the previously announced author of the light novel Okina Baba.

The V-CRX Gallery Tour Featuring Studio MAPPA will include behind-the-scenes artwork from popular series including “The God of High School” and will also include video messages from artists and creators.

Crunchyroll announced two remaining judges, Rock M. Sakura (@RockMSakura) & Kamui Cosplay (@KamuiCosplay), for Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup, which will be a celebration of fan-created costumes from anime and anime-inspired series. The Cosplay Cup will take place Saturday, September 5.

Fans from around the world can register for free here and follow V-CRX across social media as we continue to unveil more international content in the coming weeks. 

Registration for V-CRX is open at The global anime community is encouraged to sign up for a free pass for this year’s event to catch all the action, announcements, guest panels, and more.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is a digital take on Crunchyroll’s yearly flagship convention that brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation. The event will be streaming from September 4-6 only on

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