Catch the industry panel, dance the night away with Crunchyroll-Hime and more
Comic-Con International is coming back to the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24, and Crunchyroll will be on hand with plenty for fans to look forward to over the course of the event weekend. In addition to a booth presence and an industry panel—as well as some must-see Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO content—here's an overview of everything Crunchyroll has in store for this year's show.
It all starts on Thursday, July 21 with the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, which will see hosts Tim Lyu and Lauren Moore talking about what's next for the streaming service. After that, attendees can look forward to two nights of concerts, including the Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party featuring DJ Jun Inagawa with ATARASHII GAKKO on July 22 and the Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience and Crunchyroll-Hime Animata Dance Party on July 23. Both events are free to San Diego Comic-Con badge holders.
Dig into all the details below!
CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL
Thursday, July 21, TBD | Room 6A
All the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source from Crunchyroll's own Tim Lyu and Lauren Moore.
CRUNCHYROLL CONCERT SERIES AT THE RADY SHELL
Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Two nights of fun and immersive music and dance experiences including:
CRUNCHYROLL AND 88rising PRESENT:
CRUNCHYROLL-HIME DANCE PARTY WITH DJ JUN INAGAWA WITH ATARASHII GAKKO!
Friday, July 22 at 7pm-9:30pm | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
A high-impact performance with anime inspired elements and dance crew! 88Rising’s powerhouse J-Pop girl group ATARASHII GAKKO! represent a new generation of Japanese youth, one embracing personal expression and pushing against traditional boundaries a little at a time. The outlandish quartet — composed of kawaii-but-fierce Mizyu, wildcard Suzuka, graceful Kanon and funky Rin — break down genre walls to create music mixing elements of pop, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more. DJ Jun Inagawa opens the Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party for anime fans to get their groove on!
ATARASHII GAKKO! (literally meaning “new school” in Japanese) are a group of four young women who are redefining what it means to be a girl group. They wear sailor-fuku (sailor suits) uniforms in a style that were worn by Japanese students back in the 70s and 80s with long skirts and pulled-up socks, and staunchly refuse to be objectified. Their aggressive and expressive dance moves, which they choreograph themselves, are a hybrid of the energy of Japanese butoh dance, heavy metal headbanging, and hip-hop street dancing. Musically, AG! brings together elements of modern J-Pop, Showa-era kayokyoku, rap, punk, dance music, but it would be pointless to try to categorize them in any genre.
DRAGON BALL Z CONCERT EXPERIENCE - COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE EDITION AND CRUNCHYROLL-HIME ANIMATA DANCE PARTY
Saturday, July 23 at 7pm | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
The Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience - Comic Con International Premiere Edition combines the senses and sounds of Dragon Ball Z, together with a world renowned orchestra, live vocals, and a legendary composer, to create a truly immersive multimedia, one-of-a-kind curated concert experience. Nicholas Buc, Conductor, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra power up for the experience..
Throughout the weekend, visitors and locals alike will be able to spot branded city buses from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System throughout the convention, featuring the likes of My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man, Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY and more.
See you all in San Diego!