After a ton of teases and reveals, it seems that Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 is finally complete. Now, we shall witness the full might of this fully operational virtual convention.

CG Crunchyroll-hime looks pretty clearly CG.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 is proud to announce on July 27, 2021 the full slate of panels they plan for their virtual convention. The convention itself will happen on August 5, 2021; and will last until August 7. Attendees worldwide though, will be able to watch panels 24 hours a day until August 9, 2021 at 10:00 PM (PT). So don’t worry if you miss a panel or 2.

And best of all, the entire Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 is entirely free. Yes, you heard that right: free. All you need to do is head on over to their website here, and register for the convention. You will receive a confirmation by email, and then you’re in.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021: Full List of Events

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 orange logo.
Because the rainbow version wouldn’t upload.

Here is what Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 has lined up for us when they actually start:

An incredible lineup of guests including voice actors and creative staff from Black Clover, JUJUTSU KAISEN, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, The Rising of the Shield Hero and To Your Eternity among many others.

World premieres including the original anime series SAKUGANRestaurant to Another World 2 and the new OVA for Crunchyroll Original TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You ~SNS~!

First looks at Fena: Pirate Princess, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, ORIENT, The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window and In the Land of Leadale, alongside Crunchyroll Original High Guardian Spice, which will make a special appearance in the Crunchyroll Industry panel.

An extensive slate of panels including The Making of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an upcoming Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, Professional Athletes of Anime panel including Defensive End Ifeadi Odenigbo of the New York Giants and Defensive Tackle Larry Ogunjobi of the Cincinnati Bengals, and fireside conversations with voice actors Junya Enoki (JUJUTSU KAISEN, Girlfriend, Girlfriend) and Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia), just to name a few. 

The return of Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay cup, which includes 41 finalists from 8 different countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Trinidad, and more, all  vying for the top spot.

A showcase from Crunchyroll Games on the latest titles, partnerships, launches and more including special guests from Princess Connect! Re: Dive, Mitrasphere, and Grand Summoners.

Musical performances by 7 Billion Dots, Burnout Syndromes, MAGIC OF LiFE, Rhythmic Toy World, and TeddyLoid.

Concerts featuring music from The Rising of The Shield Hero and Tower of God.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021: New Crunchy City

New Crunchy City concept art.
I swear, this looks like some kind of weird anime dystopia.

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 will also feature the debut of New Crunchy City as part of this digital convention. This will be an immersive virtual city, with separate “districts” for each event. These districts include:

The Theater District featuring more than 100 hours of content across 4 live-streaming stages. Video on Demand will also be available for 5 days, with select content available in 7 languages.

The Super Arcade will house fan activations and activities like galleries for TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy- and The aquatope on white sand, alongside Crunchyroll’s fan-favorite celebrity-inspired anime art gallery.

The Anime Arts District will feature V-CRX’s online artist alley where fans can purchase directly from artists around the world.

The Central Shopping District featuring tons of shopping experiences!


Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 now has their full list of things they want to do. The virtual convention will be fully operational by August 5, 2021; and will last until August 7. Are you an anime and/or manga fan? Did I mention that it will be free to register for all? Then check out New Crunchy City on those dates.