Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021

English voice actors and Japanese musical guests join Virtual Crunchyroll Expo

The second round of guests for the upcoming Virtual Crunchyroll Expo was announced that includes a stellar line-up of English voice actors and Japanese bands attending this free online extravaganza which runs August 5th-7th, 2021.

Adding to the first round of guests are voice actors Bryce Papenbrook and Zeno Robinson, plus Japanese rock bands Burnout Syndromes, 7 Billion Dots, MAGIC OF LiFE and Rhythmic Toy World.

Voice acting is Bryce Papenbrook’s blood as both his father and mother have appeared in many animated shows over the years. Fans will recognize Bryce as the voice of Kirito in Sword Art Online, Inosuke Hashibira in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan.

Zeno Robinson has performed in a number of series and movies as of late, such as Hawks in My Hero Academia, for which he won the award for Best VA Performance (EN) at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards. You can also hear Zeno in Fire Force as Ogun Montgomery, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World – as Garfiel Tinsel and Pokémon as Goh.

Bands hosting concerts this year include Burnout Syndromes, whose songs “FLY HIGH” and “Good Morning World!” were used as openings for Haikyu and Dr. STONE respectively. Music by 7 Billion Dots include hits like “Maybe I” which closed out Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, while “Stay With Me” opened Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2. Songs by melodic rock band MAGIC OF LiFE appeared in the cycling anime Yowamushi Pedal – Grande Road with “One Second to Glory” as the ending, and politically-themed Joker Game using “Double” as its outro. Rock band Rhythmic Toy World had their hit “My Voice” used as the opening to Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE. All four bands will host a Q&A session after their performances to give fans a chance at learning more about them.

Attendees looking to participate in Virtual Crunchyroll Expo have until Monday, June 7th to sign up for the Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup and Friday, June 11th to submit a panel.

Registration for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is free for anime fans globally, and don’t forget to snag an exclusive convention tee from their online store, but only until June 30th, 2021.

Source: Crunchyroll press release

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