Crunchyroll, the ultimate experience in anime serving fans worldwide, has announced that Crunchyroll Expo will be coming to Australia for the first time with Crunchyroll Expo Australia on September 17-18, 2022, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Previously only held in California and virtually, the two-day celebration of anime and Japanese pop culture in Melbourne is a must-attend for fans of anime of every level, with appearances by voice actors and other industry professionals, in addition to special screenings, cosplay competitions, live musical performances, gaming, manga, art, official merchandise and more. A full schedule will be revealed shortly.

“We are thrilled to add another Crunchyroll Expo to our events lineup and celebrate with our fans in Melbourne,” said Gita Rebbapragada, Chief Marketing Officer at Crunchyroll. “The appetite for anime in Australia is exploding, and we are excited to create a space where current and future fans can connect, all with the Down Under flavour our passionate local team is thoughtfully designing specifically for fans in that region.”

Crunchyroll Expo Australia comes as part of Crunchyroll’s commitment to provide fans with a deeper experience with their favourite series, following the recent unification of Funimation Global Group brands under the Crunchyroll banner. Just like the unification, Crunchyroll Expo Australia will bring together the biggest anime series, voice actors, and creators in one place.

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