Crunchyroll had a massive presence last weekend at Anime Expo 2019 with three exclusive world premieres, over ten special guests, and eight hosted panels. If you couldn’t make it to the show or watch their panels, here’s what you missed out on.
Fans got to witness the exclusive premieres of “Dr. Stone,” “To the Land of the Sacred Abandoned Beasts,” and “In/Spectre” before they were released on the platform. Not only that, but Crunchyroll also announced a slate of upcoming simulcast series such as “Isekai Cheat Magician,” “That Time I got Reincarnated as a Sime OAD,” “A Destructive God Sits Next To Me,” “GRANBELM,” “Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?” and two “Konosuba” OVAs from seasons one and two. Some of these shows have already premiered and are available to stream.
Though his presence was announced previously, some attendees of the Crunchyroll industry panel on Saturday were surprised when Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda appeared on stage to talk about the upcoming animated video for his song “World’s on Fire.” You can read up more about his appearance and a sample of the music video here.
Crunchyroll Games announced the return of the “One Punch Man” epic crossover event with “Grand Summoners” in partnership with Good Smile Company and NextNinja. If you download “Grand Summoners” now, you can get Genos and Boros ans playable units.
This was also a record year for sales at the onsite Crunchyroll store, with more than a 30% increase year-over-year. Over 75% of the Anime Expo-exclusive merch sold out before the convention was over. However, you can still buy the Crunchyroll Hime figure from Kotobukiya online if you haven’t over the weekend.
Crunchyroll definitely had a good weekend at Anime Expo 2019. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for a 14-Day Free Trial of Premium Access on their website to watch some anime new and old!