This year’s Crunchyroll Expo seems to be amassing quite the guest list for their convention. I guess they too want to make up for all the virtual conventions for the last few years.

New Guests Inbound!

Crunchyroll Expo 2022 key art.
The kitty with the party horn is grabbing all of my attention here.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce their latest additions to the guest lineup for Crunchyroll Expo 2022. The list of new guests is quite varied. We have guests coming all the way from Japan, as well as the English voice actresses from the hit anime Spy x Family. That list ensures that you’re spoiled for choice as far as guests are concerned. Thus, you’ll have quite a lot to choose from when the Expo takes place on August 5 to August 7, 2022 at San Jose, California. You can purchase tickets now on the Expo’s official website.

You can find the full list of new guests below, as well as a list of previously announced guests:

New Guests for Crunchyroll Expo 2022

Manabu Otsuka, the CEO of studio MAPPA, the studio behind the highly anticipated Chainsaw Man. He has led the planning and production of various other shows including BANANA FISH, Yuri!!! on ICE, and many others.

Manabu Otsuka.
Quite the resume there in terms of anime work.

Makoto Kimura, the Executive Producer and Rights Management Director at MAPPA, responsible for production and business development.

Makoto Kimura.
His hair is just crazy enough for Chainsaw Man.

Masahiko Minami, the president and co-founder of BONES, the anime studio producing Mob Psycho 100 III and Bungo Stray Dogs.

Minami Masahiko.
I swear, his hairstyle makes him look like a much older Mob.

Natalie Van Sistine, the English voice of Yor Forger in SPY x FAMILY. Her work can also be found in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and various other anime series and video games.

Natalie Van Sistine.
And now we get to see Yor Forger’s voice in real life.

Megan Shipman, the English voice of Anya Forger in SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, her work can be enjoyed in My Hero Academia, Black Clover, and One Piece. As an ADR director, she has also directed series including Fruits Basket and Fairy Tale among many others.

Meghan Shipman.
Ditto Anya’s voice. I kind of wish they would dress up for the part though.

Cris George, the ADR director for SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, his work can be found in One Piece and My Hero Academia and as a director, he has worked on a variety of titles including Black Clover and Pop Team Epic. Also, the only one with a photo. I guess he’s a bit camera-shy. Oh, well.

Existing Guest List

  • The English voice cast of JUJUTSU KAISEN including Adam McArthur, the English voice of Yuji Itadori, Anne Yatco, the English voice of Nobara Kugisaki, and Kaiji Tang, the English voice of Satoru Gojo.
  • Musicians and creative staff from The Rising of the Shield Hero including composer Kevin Penkin, producer Hiromitsu “JIMA” Iijima, animation producer Kosuke Arai and Japanese dance vocal group MADKID.
  • Kinoshita Baku, the director and character designer of ODDTAXI.
  • Zeno Robinson, the English voice of Gamma 2 in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Hawks in My Hero Academia.
  • New Crunchy City Music Fest headliners including progressive J-Pop group ATARASHII GAKKO! and J-rock group Burnout Syndromes with additional acts to be announced soon.

Source: Crunchyroll News