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Crunchyroll is Going Big with over Twenty Panels, Premieres Coming to One of Anime's Biggest Events of the Year - Anime Expo


Behind-the-Scenes Panels for Black Butler and Solo Leveling; Premieres for Re:Zero Season 3, Tower of God Season 2, and One Piece; Celebrity Guests, Big Announcements, and More!

Crunchyroll Acquires North American and Select International Territory Theatrical Rights for the BOCCHI THE ROCK! Two-Part Recap Films with Special Anime Expo Panel Featuring the Director and Voice Actor

Culver City, CA (June 5, 2024) – Today, Crunchyroll is announcing a massive Anime Expo lineup alongside new film and series acquisitions! From July 4-7, Crunchyroll returns to Anime Expo with more than 20 panels and premieres, including early looks at the next wave of anime obsessions. Get ready for BOCCHI THE ROCK! Recap Films Part 1 and Part 2 coming to theaters. Plus, new episodes, series and seasons set to stream on Crunchyroll include: After-School Hanako-kun, Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian, Arifureta Season 3, MF GHOST Season 2, Narenare -Cheer for you!-, No Longer Allowed In Another World, and Witch Hat Atelier. All of the above and more is coming to fans at Anime Expo!

The 2024 Anime Award-winning slice of life music series BOCCHI THE ROCK! is coming to North American theaters as a two-part recap film (dates to be announced). The film, acquired by Crunchyroll and to be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment, follows Hitori "Bocchi" ("Loner") Goto, a lonely high school girl who does nothing except strum a guitar by herself at home. However, she happens to meet Nijika Ijichi, who is looking for a guitarist for her group "Kessoku Band." In anticipation of the theatrical release, a special BOCCHI THE ROCK! Panel at Anime Expo featuring Director Keiichirō Saitō and voice actor Yoshino Aoyama will bring fans behind-the-scenes.

Anime Expo attendees can trade their typical 4th of July BBQ for a one-day celebration of the best in anime when The Crunchyroll Stage at the JW Marriott returns! This time, the creative minds behind TRIGUN STAMPEDE will give a look back at the thrilling first season and an exciting sneak peek at what's in store for the future. Sharing center stage will be the highly anticipated Witch Hat Atelier—look forward to new information about this upcoming series. The spotlight will also be on new premieres, including Senpai is an Otokonoko, To Be Hero X, and more!

This year's Crunchyroll Stage at the JW Marriott has star power! Hear from the GRAMMY-nominated rapper Logic during the Crunchyroll X Logic panel on how the medium inspires his music. The Revenge of the BLERDS: Black Love of Anime panel brings NFL superstar and viral anime fan Jamaal Williams to Anime Expo to discuss the special relationship between African American culture and the medium.

Thought we were done? Well, catch your breath because Crunchyroll is bringing a 90-minute premiere of the highly anticipated Re:Zero Season 3 with voice actor Yūsuke Kobayashi and key series staff. Elsewhere, eager fans can catch a sneak peek at Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom before it arrives in theaters. Plus, fans can come aboard for the English Dub premiere of the One Piece Egghead Island Arc.

Buckle up, Crunchyroll isn't done yet! Rounding out the huge premieres from the Summer and Fall seasons are Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 3, After-School Hanako-kun, MF GHOST Season 2, Tower of God Season 2, Quality Assurance in Another World, and more!

Crunchyroll and Aniplex will take fans behind the scenes of fan-favorite anime—with special surprises along the way! Don't miss simply one hell of a Black Butler panel with Producer Yoshito Ito, Director Kenjirō Okada, and the renowned Japanese voice of the titular character Sebastian Michaelis, Daisuke Ono! The call is also going out to would-be Hunters and Solo Leveling fans as Taito Ban and Aleks Le, the Japanese and English voices of Sung Jinwoo respectively, will discuss the global hit with A-1 Pictures Producer Atsushi Kaneko.

On the show floor, Crunchyroll's largest booth ever [#2526] will activate with scenes and sounds from hit anime, whisking fans away into beloved worlds. If you can't find it…look for the 60ft screen!

Need to level up your Anime Expo? Enter The Solo Leveling Experience, where fans will find themselves immersed in moments from this year's hit series. Need your merch itch scratched? The Crunchyroll Store is setting up shop with more than 70 items, including never-before-seen Crunchyroll Exclusive Merch.

Check out the Anime Expo 2024 Lineup where you can find Crunchyroll. Details subject to change. Updates can be found on Crunchyroll News!

For those who cannot make it to the panels or attend Anime Expo, Crunchyroll will be posting updates on its Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Channel, giving fans all the greatest highlights, including panels, cosplay, fan interviews, collectible features, and so much more.

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