The first round of names dropped for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo (V-CRX) 2021, and it was a great start. We thought, okay, that’s a great start. This second round, though, is blowing us out of the water even more than we expected. We predicted this second year of V-CRX would be crazy, and it’s Crunchyroll Expo’s Fifth overall convention. The names dropped on this slate will have the anime fan seeing the party and excitement flash before their eyes.
The best anime conventions have a musical guest, and musical guests can mean a few things. Some conventions can have anime DJs or nerd performers. The bigger anime conventions tend to invite Japanese guests to perform. V-CRX 2021 isn’t any different and has brought some very lovely musical guests from Japan.
Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is announcing a slate of musical guests including Burnout Syndromes, Seven Billion Dots, MAGIC OF LiFE, and Rhythmic Toy World alongside popular English voice actors Bryce Papenbrook and Zeno Robinson.
Burnout Syndromes, a Japanese rock band known for their musical openings for “Haikyu!!” and “Dr. STONE,” will bring fans a concert followed by a Q&A session to get to know the artists.
7 Billion Dots, MAGIC OF LiFE, and Rhythmic Toy World will also be V-CRX special guests, delivering a high-energy concert followed by Q&As with each band as well.
7 Billion Dots – This rock band’s music can be found as the ending and opening themes for “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS,” and “GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation Season 2.”
MAGIC OF LiFE – This melodic rock band is known for their hit songs from the popular anime “Yowamushi Pedal” and “Joker Game.”
Rhythmic Toy World – This Japanese rock band is known for their single “Boku no Koe,” the OP for “Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line”
And of course what’s a convention without voice actors? So here’s the latest and greatest names. V-CRX is also announcing that Bryce Papenbrook will be heading to the event this year. Papenbrook has performed in countless video games, cartoons, and TV shows. Some of his biggest roles include Inosuke Hashibira from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” Kirito from “Sword Art Online,” and Eren from “Attack on Titan.”
Rounding out this week’s slate of guest announcements is the Anime Award-winning voice actor Zeno Robinson. He’s an avid anime, animation, and video game fan, appearing across television networks and in anime series like “My Hero Academia” (Hawks / Keigo Takami and Deidoro Sakaki ), “Fire Force” (Ogun Montgomery), “Re:Zero” (Garfiel Tinsel), and more. Robinson was recently awarded with Best VA Performance (EN) at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards for his role as Hawks in “My Hero Academia Season 4.”
For fans interested in getting involved in V-CRX this year, submissions for Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup will close on Monday, June 7 and fan panel submissions will close Friday, June 11. Fans worldwide are encouraged to apply.
Free registration for V-CRX is open at expo.crunchyroll.com, allowing fans worldwide to catch all the action, announcements, guest panels, and more from the three-day event.
Virtual Crunchyroll Expo brings together the global anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation. The event will be streaming from August 5-7 only on expo.crunchyroll.com.