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A bunch of big guests are on the way to this year’s Crunchyroll Expo, and a new batch was just announced today. The latest to be confirmed for the event includes creative staff from the hotly-anticipated Chainsaw Man anime, English voice actors from SPY x FAMILY and anime studio BONES co-founder and president Masahiko Minami.

 

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Attendees can also look forward to the return of Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup, as well as the world premiere of the first two episodes of Mob Psycho 100 III, and it’s all right around the corner on August 5-7 in San Jose, CA and online.

 

Here’s a breakdown of the new batch of exciting guests:

 

 

  • Manabu Otsuka, the CEO of studio MAPPA, the studio behind the highly anticipated Chainsaw Man. He has led the planning and production of various other shows including BANANA FISH, Yuri!!! on ICE and many others.

 

 

  • Makoto Kimura, the Executive Producer and Rights Management Director at MAPPA, responsible for production and business development. 

 

 

  • Masahiko Minami, the president and co-founder of BONES, the anime studio producing Mob Psycho 100 III and Bungo Stray Dogs.

 

 

  • Natalie Van Sistine, the English voice of Yor Forger in SPY x FAMILY. Her work can also be found in Kaguya-sama: Love is War and various other anime series and video games. 

 

 

  • Meghan Shipman, the English voice of Anya Forger in SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, her work can be enjoyed in My Hero Academia, Black Clover and One Piece. As an ADR director, she has also directed series including Fruits Basket and Fairy Tail, among many others. 
  • Cris George, the ADR director for SPY x FAMILY. As a voice actor, his work can also be found in One Piece and Pop Team Epic.

 

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In case you missed any recent announcements, here’s an overview of Crunchyroll Expo 2022’s existing guest lineup:

 

  • The English voice cast of JUJUTSU KAISEN including Adam McArthur, the English voice of Yuji Itadori, Anne Yatco, the English voice of Nobara Kugisaki and Kaiji Tang, the English voice of Satoru Gojo.
  • Musicians and creative staff from The Rising of the Shield Hero including composer Kevin Penkin, producer Hiromitsu “JIMA” Iijima, animation producer Kosuke Arai and Japanese dance vocal group MADKID.
  • Kinoshita Baku, the director and character designer of ODDTAXI.
  • Zeno Robinson, the English voice of Gamma 2 in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO and Hawks in My Hero Academia.
  • New Crunchy City Music Fest headliners including progressive J-Pop group ATARASHII GAKKO! and J-rock group Burnout Syndromes with additional acts to be announced soon.

 

We’ll see you at Crunchyroll Expo 2022, which returns in person to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and online August 5-7.

 

 

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