Crunchyroll has announced its plans for Anime Expo 2022.

When attendees arrive at AX 2022, they’ll be greeted by Crunchyroll’s official mascot and VTuber, Crunchyroll-Hime, on a large monitor in the South Hall Lobby. That’s also where you’ll find New Crunchy City HQ, which is Crunchyroll’s immersive experience loaded with new anime previews, unique swag and even a secret photo opp area that looks an awful lot like a certain anime family’s apartment in the fictional country of Ostania.

Badge holders will be able to stop by Booth 3000 to pick up free drawstring bags, featuring a different anime series each day.

There will also be Aoashi and Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 character photo frame cards, as well as a That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime stress ball and some awesome prize packs up for grabs. Stick around for a photo with The Rising of the Shield Hero characters Naofumi, Raphtalia and a massive 10-foot-tall Filo; try out the latest Crunchyroll Games titles; and behold an awesome gallery of shikishi (autographed art boards) featuring the work of over 40 artists.

For all your merch needs, Booth 1600 has you covered with over 30 collector-worthy products and apparel, including exclusives like the driving school outfit Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z.

Crunchyroll’s panels during Anime Expo 2022 include:

MY HERO ACADEMIA OVAs NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
July 1, 2022
12:00 pm PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

Welcome to the North American premiere of two brand new original video animations from the global anime phenomenon, My Hero Academia. Presented by Crunchyroll, we go beyond Season 5 as our favorite heroes batter up and continue their internships. Join us for this exclusive screening.

SPY x FAMILY ENGLISH DUB CAST PANEL
July 1, 2022
3:00 pm PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Your mission: join Crunchyroll for the first official Spy x Family panel featuring the English cast. Including Q&A with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger), Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), and Anthony Bowling (Franky), a special message from the Japanese cast, and more – this is a TOP SECRET event that you won’t want to miss.

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 1
July 1, 2022
7:00 pm PDT
JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves. Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll in Summer 2022. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out.

  • Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! – Episode 1 (World Premiere)
  • Utawarerumono Mask of Truth – Episodes 1 & 2 (International Premiere)

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 2
July 2, 2022
11:30 am PDT
JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves. Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll in Summer 2022. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out.

  • Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation – Episodes 1 & 2 (World Premiere)
  • BLUELOCK – Episode 1 (North American Premiere)
  • YUREI DECO – Episode 1 (International Premiere)

FUUTO PI – WORLD PREMIERE
July 2, 2022
7:30 pm PDT @ Bandai Namco Kamen Rider Panel
JW Marriott – Room 403AB

Join Crunchyroll at the Bandai Namco Kamen Rider Panel in celebrating the world premiere of Fuuto PI. Don’t miss your chance to find out about all things Kamen Rider, and see the first two episodes before everyone else.

CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL
July 3, 2022
11:30 am PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source/

  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Lauren Moore and Tim Lyu

RANKING OF KINGS PANEL BY WIT STUDIO AND CRUNCHYROLL
July 3, 2022
1:00 pm PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Do you miss Bojji?! We do too. Join Crunchyroll and the Director and Animation Producer of Ranking of Kings from WIT STUDIO for a Q&A session. Don’t miss your chance to hear about some of the behind-the-scenes and reminiscing about some of the best moments.

  • Panelists: Director Yosuke Hatta and Animation Producer Maiko Okada
  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Chris Han

JUJUTSU KAISEN FOCUS PANEL
July 3, 2022
1:30 pm PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

One of the biggest hits on Crunchyroll, join some of the team behind the Jujutsu Kaisen anime as they talk about their experiences working on the hit series and movie. Don’t miss your chance to hear from them directly, and find out what it was like behind the scenes.

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 3
July 3, 2022
3:00 pm PDT
JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves. Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll in Summer 2022. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out.

  • Classroom of the Elite – Season 2 Episode 1 (International Premiere)
  • In/Spectre – Season 2 Episode 1 (World Premiere)
  • Shoot! Goal to the Future – Episode 1 & 2 (World Premiere of Episode 2)

MOB PSYCHO 100 III KICKOFF PANEL (HOSTED BY WARNER BROS. JAPAN)
July 3, 2022
6:30 pm PDT
JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

If you can’t wait for the October 2022 premiere of Mob Psycho 100 III, come join this kick-off panel. Find out what to expect in the upcoming season including the world-premiere of OP theme song reveal.

  • Host: Warner Bros. Japan’s Nari Takamura and Crunchyroll’s Chris Han

CHAINSAW MAN PANEL BY MAPPA AND CRUNCHYROLL
July 4, 2022
11:30 am PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

Join the upcoming anime Chainsaw Man producers’ panel.

  • Panelists: TBD
  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine

Whether you have a badge or not, you can still enjoy some of what Crunchyroll has to offer. In addition to all the incredible Anime Expo 2022 programming, look forward to the Crunchyroll takeover of the JW Marriott on July 1 through July 3, 2022 from 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Anime-themed drinks will be available for purchase at the “Crunchyroll Lounge” lobby sidebar, and there will be pop-up photo opps and other activations, as well as special themed coasters while supplies last.

Anime Expo is scheduled to take place July 1-4, 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: Crunchyroll