Crunchyroll Brings Biggest Celebration Yet to Anime NYC

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The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, is taking over all 45,000 square feet of the Javits Center River Pavilion during Anime NYC from November 17 – 19 with a tremendous anime experience.*

For all three days of Anime NYC, the Crunchyroll experience at the largest anime convention on the east coast will whisk badge holders into a world of incredible interactive attractions, ani-mazing panels and premieres, with more to be announced soon.

Once inside the Javits Center, the anime excitement begins! Fans can head to the Crunchyroll Stage at the River Pavilion to catch world-renowned creators from Japan discuss and deliver early looks and premieres for Metallic Rouge, Sengoku Youko, Sasaki and Peeps, and more. Ready for a movie night at Anime NYC? Settle in for the world premiere of My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Movie. The Crunchyroll Stage also features over ten premieres of upcoming anime series, including BARTENDER Glass of God, Classroom of the Elite Season 3, The Witch and the Beast, and more! Creators will also take fans behind-the-scenes of The Rising of the Shield Hero and Dr. STONE.

In addition to the Crunchyroll Stage, attendees can continue their exploration of Crunchyroll’s biggest anime celebration of the year by checking out immersive activations, tailor-made for fans. Those that revel in cursed energy may enter The JUJUTSU KAISEN Experience, where they will find themselves immersed in expansive moments from the hit dark fantasy series. Fans can also explore the NUMB Art Exhibit, a new original work by Takashi Okazaki, the author of Afro Samurai. Finally, badge holders can commemorate their Anime NYC experience with anime photo ops featuring SPY x FAMILY among many others!

The Crunchyroll Store is setting up shop with 50+ items, including new Exclusives: poster prints for Cowboy Bebop as well as New FiGPiNs for Loid Forger (SPY x FAMILY); Tanjiro (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba); and Super Saiyan Caulifla (Dragon Ball Super). Anime NYC goers will also get one of the earliest chances to grab items from at the newly launched Cat-Eyed Boy x Deadmau5 collection!

No convention experience is complete without swag! Crunchyroll members and their guests are invited to test their skills at the Premium Member Arcade presented by Crunchyroll Games to win exciting prizes. Everyone is welcome to take a bit of Anime NYC home with free swag, including exclusive items for Crunchyroll Mega Fan and Ultimate Fan members.

Crunchyroll Games will also host a dedicated space for fans to explore the expansive worlds of three titles. From Crunchyroll Games and Perfect World, the developers behind Tower of Fantasy, the upcoming One Punch Man: World is an online action game based on the global hit anime, One-Punch Man. Would-be-heroes can demo the game on PC and enjoy a variety of swag including branded hair pins, Saitama masks, and enter to win a premium One Punch Man: World prize pack. World Warriors can step into the ring to demo Street FighterTM: Duel, a mobile RPG adventure within the legendary Street FighterTM franchise. Fantasy action RPG The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden will transport Anime NYC attendees into the universe of the popular light novel and anime series, The Eminence in Shadow.

Crunchyroll Premium Members will also have access to exclusive perks in the River Pavilion including special discounts on merchandise, access to lounge areas, and preferred seating at the Crunchyroll Stage.

To celebrate the beloved space western Cowboy Bebop, Crunchyroll has teamed up with The Town Hall to present the COWBOY BEBOP 25th Anniversary Concert – The Music Feat. The Sinfonietta, taking place the night before Anime NYC. For one night only on Thursday, November 16, fans will be treated to an audiovisual experience pairing iconic scenes with symphonic renditions of Yoko Kanno’s Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack featuring beloved songs like “Tank!” and “The Real Folk Blues.” The eclectic soundtrack will be performed by The Sinfonietta, an acclaimed all-woman and majority women-of-color orchestra led by conductor Macy Schmidt, at The Town Hall in Midtown Manhattan. Tickets will be available here starting Wednesday, October 18.

Check out the full Crunchyroll Stage schedule and beyond below:

Friday, November 17 | 2:30PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

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

* Hosts: Crunchyroll’s Lauren Moore and Tim Lyu

Friday, November 17 | 4:00PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Don’t miss your opportunity to be the first to catch upcoming Crunchyroll simulcasts Aquarion: Myth of Emotions and The Witch and the Beast!

* Aquarion: Myth of Emotions – Episode 1
* The Witch and the Beast – Episode 1

Friday, November 17 | 7:15PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Join us for the episode 1 premiere of Sengoku Youko and a conversation with Director Aizawa Masahiro and Producer Ailian Cai.

* Host: Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine
* Panelist: Director Aizawa Masahiro; and Producer Ailian Cai

Friday, November 17 | 8:45PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Enjoy a late-night drink with the special premieres of BARTENDER Glass of God and 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!

* BARTENDER Glass of God – Episode 1
* 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! – Episode 1

Saturday, November 18 | 10:30AM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Join Crunchyroll for a special behind-the-scenes deep dive into the production and adaptation of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 alongside Director Hitoshi Haga and Kadokawa Producer Kosuke Arai! Fans can anticipate an exclusive look at the inner workings of studio Kinema Citrus and watch a live Q&A between staff members as they share their thoughts behind the latest season. Stay until the end for an exclusive studio Genga giveaway!

* Host: Crunchyroll’s Chris Han
* Panelist: Director Hitoshi Haga and Kadokawa Producer Kosuke Arai

Saturday, November 18 | 12:00 PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Join Crunchyroll for an exclusive insight into the production of Dr. STONE with special guests Director Shuhei Matsushita, Producer Shusuke Katagiri, Character Designer Yuko Iwasa, Promotions Producer Hiroto Matsukuma, and Manga Editor Ryosuke Yoritomi! Fans will enjoy a live drawing and shikishi giveaway, so we’re 10 billion percent sure you won’t want to miss it.

* Host: Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine
* Panelist: Director Shuhei Matsushita, Producer Shusuke Katagiri, Character Designer Yuko Iwasa, Promotions Producer Hiroto Matsukuma, and Manga Editor Ryosuke Yoritomi

Saturday, November 18 | 2:00 PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Join Crunchyroll for an exclusive look at the first episode of Sasaki and Peeps, premiering on Crunchyroll in January 2024. Special guest and Kadokawa Producer, Kosuke Arai is excited to walk you through a Salaryman’s adventure in a magical world.

* Host: Crunchyroll’s Allie Norado
* Panelist: Kadokawa Producer Kosuke Arai

Saturday, November 18 | 3:15 PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Join Crunchyroll for an exclusive first look at Metallic Rouge and celebrate 25 years of Studio BONES! Join special guests, Executive Producer and CEO of BONES Masahiko Minami, Chief Supervisor and Series Composition Yutaka Izubuchi, and Music composer Taisei Iwasaki for the world premiere of the first episode, dive deep into the story and music, and talk about the future of the studio!

* Host: Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine
* Panelist: CEO of BONES Masahiko Minami, Producer Yutaka Izubuchi and Series Composer Taisei Iwasaki

Sunday, November 19 | 10:30AM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Get ready for a special sneak peek at Crunchyroll’s upcoming simulcast lineup, featuring The Demon Prince of Momochi House, with more to be announced soon!

* The Demon Prince of Momochi House – Episode 1

Sunday, November 19 | 1:00PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Be the first to catch a special early premiere for some of Cruncyroll’s hottest upcoming shows! You won’t want to miss Classroom of the Elite Season 3, A Sign of Affection, and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer!

* Classroom of the Elite Season 3 – Episode 1
* A Sign of Affection – Episode 1
* The Unwanted Undead Adventurer – Episode 1

Sunday, November 19 | 2:45PM ET
River Pavilion – Crunchyroll Stage

Wealthy heiress Catarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life.

It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances!

The best ending the game has for Catarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future!

The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins!

Details subject to change. Updates can be found on Crunchyroll News and on Anime NYC’s website:

For those who cannot make it and still want to check out the fun, Crunchyroll will be sharing highlights and behind-the-scenes moments on its Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Channel, giving fans an inside look at all the action..

*Please note: entry to the River Pavilion is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis, and entry may periodically pause due to high demand. This special celebration takes place each day of Anime NYC in the River Pavilion, located on the 4th floor inside the Crystal Palace. Open during all operating hours of Anime NYC – this special feature does not require separate admission – and is completely free for all Anime NYC badgeholders!

About Crunchyroll:
Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing. Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since this is quite a bit to absorb I will leave my closing editorial commentary brief. Now I’ve mentioned in the past that I am quite the novice in the Anime realm but I have been attending this convention since its debut and hope to be present once again. I’ve just completed my thirteenth year attending the New York Comic Con as media but at the time of this update I am still awaiting the clearance for the Anime NYC happening. That being said I am very interested in seeing the set up that Crunchyroll brings to life and finding them taking over the whole River Pavilion will surely be something that all attendees want to explore. In the past, Crunchyroll has set up a sizable pavilion down on the main expo floor. The upside of their relocating lets more vendors participate and that is never a bad thing. For those who are curious about this event if they have never attended in the past, let me direct you to the 2022 coverage that I did and you can find by clicking HERE. For those more schooled in all things Anime, what do you think about this very loaded Crunchyroll news? Are you planning on attending Anime NYC this year? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.


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