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Crunchyroll Expo Hosts 22/7 Voice Actresses Sally Amaki, Kanae Shirosawa, Ruri Umino

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Idols appear at panels, kick-off party at event held August 30 to September 1

Crunchyroll Expo announced on Friday that it will host 22/7 anime voice actresses Sally Amaki (voice of Sakura Fujima), Kanae Shirosawa (voice of Akane Maruyama), and Ruri Umino (voice of Jun Toda) at this year's convention. The voice actresses will participate in two panels and appear at the convention's kick-off party on Thursday night.

The anime will premiere in January 2020.

The 22/7 idol project debuted and announced an anime project in 2017. The group began releasing animated music videos in 2017, and their first character videos debuted in English in May 2018.

AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto is producing the "dimension-crossing" idol group. The group based on the concept of "idols who cross dimensions" has eight anime idol characters, with their respective voice actresses performing as idols in the real world. A different character designer is handling each member's anime design. Sony Music Records and Aniplex received 10,325 applications for the idol group and held five rounds of auditions.

Crunchyroll Expo will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California from August 30 to September 1.

Source: Email correspondence

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