Anime streaming site Crunchyroll announces its own convention

Dust off your cosplay outfit, there's a new anime expo in town.

Jan 27, 2021, 8:05 pm*

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Sarah Weber

If there’s anything better than hunkering for an evening of anime binging, it’s hanging out with other fans in real life.

Crunchyroll, many anime fans’ go-to choice for streaming their favorite shows, just announced a brand new event: Crunchyroll Expo. It’s planned this year for Aug. 25-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Here are some more details via Crunchyroll’s announcement:

Crunchyroll Expo will present three jam-packed days of anime, manga, games, cosplay, and more. Fans can expect everything they already love about Crunchyroll’s appearances at past conventions – unique exhibits, immersive activations, and access to massive crowds of Japanese and American guests. The event will also feature a host of special events, premieres, and interactive features focused around anime pop culture, the latest content coming out of Japan, and ways for fans to connect with each other to share their passion for anime. In addition to anime, Crunchyroll will bring together key partners, exhibitors, and influencers from the video game, manga, and cosplay worlds to keep fans excited and engaged the whole weekend.

Crunchyroll has long had a presence at anime conventions, but this is the first time the company is running its own expo. Fans can sign up at to get updated on details, including when tickets go on sale.

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*First Published: Feb 9, 2017, 2:34 pm